So one of your bridesmaids are pregnant, how exciting! It is ok to feel nervous about her being pregnant in time of the wedding, but no need to ask her to step down from the honor just yet. Bringing new life into this world is one of God’s greatest gift so let’s embrace this new experience as you both share life changing moments with each other.
As one of her best friends, she will need that extra love and support through this new experience. How can you be supportive you ask? We all know timelines are very crucial when planning a wedding and attendance is key. As a bride, remember pregnancy isn’t just carrying a baby, but it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally. Remind yourself that they will have mandatory checkups and could give birth at anytime, depending on how far along she is of course. For some, timelines could be stressful, so try to keep mommy-to-be’s stress level down to ensure baby’s healthy development. Keeping physical demands at a minimum would be helpful in doing so.
See how much mommy to be can handle and let he know it’s ok. Let her know that the most important thing is knowing that her and baby are safe and if she does need to step down from her bridesmaid’s duties, your life will not be over. Allow herself to determine if she needs to step down from her bridesmaid (or maid of honor) duties. Only she knows how much she can handle and she will let you know if she won’t be able to participate or not.
Mommies to be, if you are asked to be in a wedding, let the bride know you’re expecting as soon as possible so the plans can be adjusted if need be. You’re bodies are going through some major changes about now, but don’t let this experience bring you down. By informing her earlier, your load may be lessened, you dress will fit you better and awkward moments will be at a minimum.
As always, here are some inspirational photos that show off that baby bump beautifully.
Weddings are a time to celebrate a new life shared with love. Sharing a moment like this is huge! With Love & Petals sends our love to you all and would love to hear about your experience. Share in a comment below.