Big Changes in the Mink Bridal Party (a Pregnant Bridesmaid!)

I’m pretty good at keeping secrets, but am relieved when I’m let off the hook and can share something that was previously private. I’ve been giddy over the prospect of sharing this news. My sister-in-law is pregnant! She and my brother, who are the reason I have an amazing gaggle of ring bearers, are having their fourth little boy!

Sister Mink was actually a little bit nervous to tell me her great news and explained that many women do not like having pregnant bridesmaids. I must have missed something because I couldn’t figure out why this would be. I know I’ve seen plenty of charming pictures of bridal parties with a baby bump or two.

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From Bridal Mussings / Photo by Erin Johnson Photography / Via Lover.ly

So what’s the big deal? I did some Googling and found some places on the web where brides say they want a pregnant bridesmaid to step down! Some seem to think a pregnant bridesmaid diverts attention away from the bride or that a baby bump in a picture isn’t attractive. I could see offering a bridesmaid a way out of the bridal party if her due date coincides with the wedding date, but other than that I don’t see the problem.

I even get a little misty thinking about my future nephew seeing my wedding pictures one day. I hope he loves seeing his mother, happy and pregnant, in them.

So, why do you think brides don’t like having pregnant bridesmaids? How do you feel about them?

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Mrs. Mink

Location:
Charlottesville, Virginia
Wedding Date:
June 2012
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    ItsPronounced_ABear 713 posts, Busy bee @ 7:39 am

    I actually didn’t know I had a pregnant bridesmaid until 5 months after my wedding! Apparently she was about 6 weeks into the preganancy. This is the same girl who was 7 months pregnant as a bridesmaid at my sister’s wedding 4 years ago. It didn’t bother either of us to have her in our bridal party. (That is, if she had also been many months preggers at my wedding, I wouldn’t have cared either).

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    Kelsey, Guest @ 11:53 am

    I don’t get those people either. I actually love a pregnant bridesmaid and was thrilled when one of mine told me she was expecting! It might be a concern when the wedding rolls around and she’s 7 months pregnant only because she wasn’t pregnant when she ordered her dress, but we’ll figure that out when the time comes.

    Babies are always exciting and it just means y’all now have to wonderful events to celebrate!

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    anna.pereira1 1 posts, Wannabee @ 7:18 pm

    Hello, I love your bridesmaids dresses, can you tell me where did you buy them, or what is the designers name? Maybe I can find it in a store in my area :)

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    Mrs. Mink 3151 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:20 pm

    @anna.pereira1: The source of the picture is right below it. I’m sure the blog where the photo is from has the name of the designer.

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