In the part, it was common for women who were pregnant to get married quickly and then lie about the baby being premature in order to hide the fact that they had been “sampling married delights” while still unmarried. Now, though, times have changed a lot and a pregnant bride is no longer such a big deal. In fact, in the last decade or so, about one in five brides is pregnant when she walks down the aisle, and maternity wedding dresses are much more common. There’s no reason to hang your head in shame anymore, but there are still both highs and lows about being pregnant for the wedding. Here are some of the most common ones.
1. Smoothing Ruffled Feathers
Whiles social mores have evolved, there may be those relatives attending your wedding who are still very traditional. They may be less comfortable with your status as a mother-to-be along with your status as bride-to-be because of religious or moral beliefs; they may be a little reticent to let go of those ideals. They’re simply not thinking things through clearly and are suffering disappointment over what they perceive as a less-than-desirable outcome for you. Try to rein in your frustration and have a civil conversation with these invitees so they can air their feelings and you can present yours; if they won’t budge with their disapproval, don’t be afraid to ask them not to attend. It is their choice how they behave about your status as a pregnant bride, but it is your choice about whether they should attend the wedding.