Wedding dresses can always be altered to fit your body, but sometimes it's best to go with a dress designed especially for your growing belly. What's more, these celebratory gowns can get pretty pricey. Considering you're about to expand your family soon, I've rounded up 10 maternity wedding dresses that will complement your figure and won't break the bank.
Hold the Brie, cut some of the charcuterie, and table the tuna tartare! Even sans the champagne, the wedding feast is a decadent meal, but expectant mamas may want to take a few precautions when it comes to planning their menu. Being with child means that women have to be mindful of foods that can cause Listeria. According to WebMD, Listeriosis is food poisoning caused by eating contaminated foods. It's dangerous for pregnant women because it can lead to premature babies, newborn infections, and stillbirth. The bacteria is found in soil and water:
- Vegetables can become contaminated from the soil or from manure used as fertilizer.
- Animals can carry the bacteria and can contaminate meats and dairy products.
- Processed foods, such as soft cheeses and cold cuts, can be contaminated after processing.
- Unpasteurized (raw) milk or foods made from unpasteurized milk can be contaminated.
Foods that can cause listeria include unpasteurized dairy products and raw or undercooked proteins. For the full list of items pregnant brides should consider not consuming, check out this list.
Should a bride sip from a champagne flute if she's with child? Lots of women believe moderation is key when it comes to a baby-to-be, but others steer clear of alcoholic foods while expecting. A girl's wedding day is a memorable one often filled with sentimental speeches and well wishes. Is it appropriate for a pregnant bride to raise her glass and toast her union with a bit of bubbly?
Did you toss your pills once the ring was on your finger? Lots of couples assume that it will take a while to get pregnant, especially if the woman has been using contraceptives for years so they forgo using the pill, condoms, or what have you once they decide to get hitched. And as a result there are women who walk down the aisle with a bun (visible or otherwise) in the oven. Did you take your chances once you knew you were to wed?
The carriage before the marriage is gaining momentum these days. Tinseltown tot Ever Anderson was instrumental in the nuptials of her parents Milla Jovovich and Paul Anderson last year. Other brides like Jessica Alba and Jennifer Garner hid their babes-to-be beneath their wedding gowns. Was your family forming when you walked down the aisle?
Jennifer Garner and Jessica Alba did it, will you? In Tinseltown and across the world, marriage has become more of a couple's commitment and less of a ceremony serving as the precursor to procreation. While a trip to the county courthouse or quiet nuptials may have been how a woman with child got hitched in the past, times have changed. These days, dress designers are creating spectacular gowns that showcase an expectant lady's curves so she can strut her mama-to-be stuff down the aisle.
Girls grow up dreaming of their wedding so why would an impending babe tarnish the fairytale? LilSugar will help pregnant brides make their visions a reality this wedding season with tips on everything from how to cope with morning sickness on the big day to flattering ways to pose for photos. But first, we're wondering if you think a couple should commit before their child is born or wait and see how things go after baby debuts?