A pregnant bride has to take certain things into account. The big day is a long day and, you're bound to get tired more easily than usual. That means that comfort is very important when choosing your wedding attire. Don't try to force yourself into a corset or snug fitting shape- you'll faint. Be honest with the person who is providing the dress. If you're pregnant, tell them - even if you don't want anyone else to know.
The style of wedding dress you choose will need to accommodate your changing shape. Look for a dress supplier who will do alterations as close to the wedding as possible, and who's prepared to be flexible.
Designer Emma Hunt recommends "Try to find a designer who will make the dress individually and leave the alterations as late as possible," Changing bust size will affect pregnant brides-to-be, adds designer Elizabeth Mirella. She also underlines the importance for all women of wearing the same bra to fittings that they are going to wear on the big day.
Pregnancy Fashion Faux Pas
Of course style need not be sacrificed for the sake of comfort, but for most pregnant women clinched waists, very tight-fitting dresses and the currently fashionable tight, laced bodices will be out. Instead, why not show off your new curves with a focus on the shoulders and bust?
Empire line, princess line or a-line dresses are perfect styles for pregnant brides - the dress flares from under the bust, although the empire line has a straighter skirt. You could also add a chiffon overdress to complete the outfit.
Showing off your bump
If you want to show off your bump, it may be worth talking over a style with an individual designer. Stretchy, jersey-type material is already proving popular with some American brides and mums-to-be.