How to Plan the Perfect Wedding When Pregnant

You’re engaged! And you’re pregnant! What a time to be alive. As all of the congratulatory messages start rolling in, along with the excitement you might start to feel the weight of planning a wedding while pregnant. However, you do not need to worry, with a little bit of extra planning and some helpful tips, you can successfully plan your dream wedding while pregnant. We will look at setting a budget, what to wear, inviting guests, food and drink, favours and decorations. By the end of this guide, you will have a much clearer idea of where to start with your big day planning.



This is an important first consideration. As you are having a baby, you want to make sure that you have enough money to cover all of the expenses associated with a wedding, but you also want to make sure that you do not overspend. One tip is to try to get discounts from vendors by mentioning that you are pregnant!

One of the best ways to stay on budget is to create a detailed spending plan before you start making bookings. Sit down and list out all the major wedding costs, including the dress, venue, catering, flowers, and anything else you can think of. Once you have a good understanding of how much everything will cost, you can start looking for ways to save money.


What to Wear

Choose a dress style that flatters your changing body shape. An empire waistline is often a good choice for pregnant brides, as it accentuates the smallest part of your torso and can be very flattering. Think about layering. Wearing a cardigan or jacket over your dress can give you some extra coverage if you are feeling self-conscious.

Moreover, you will be on your feet all day, so make sure you choose shoes that are comfy as well as beautiful. Wedges or low heels are usually a good bet. 

The main attraction will, of course, be your lovely new wedding ring. So, start thinking about what you want your wedding band to look like. You can choose from a huge variety of modern ring designs, from bejewelled and bold to subtle and understated. Your ring reflects your personality and your relationship, so make sure you love it.


Inviting Guests

If you are feeling a little tired from the pregnancy, you might want a smaller and more intimate wedding, rather than a massive all-night party with hundreds of people. Start with your immediate family and go from there. You will want to invite your parents, siblings, and grandparents, of course.

If you have cousins, aunts, and uncles who are important to you, you may want to invite them as well. Then, just add your close friends to the list. These are the people who have been there for you throughout your pregnancy. They may be the ones you want by your side on your wedding day. It can be hard to decide who to invite and who to omit, but at the end of the day it is your wedding, you know best.


Food and Drink

Before you start planning your wedding meal, make sure to talk to your doctor. There may be certain foods that they recommend you avoid while pregnant. You will be avoiding alcohol for one thing. 

Choose foods that do not have a strong smell, as when you are pregnant, you can become sensitive to strong food smells and they can make you nauseous. Moreover, remember to stay hydrated!


Favours and Decorations

For favours, choose something that will be both meaningful and practical for your guests. Something like a custom mug or keychain with the date of your wedding is a great way to show your appreciation without breaking the bank.

When it comes to decorations, go for something simple and elegant that won’t take away from the overall look of your wedding. A few well-placed candles or some greenery can go a long way. And do not forget about the little things like table numbers and place cards.


How to Plan the Perfect Wedding When Pregnant

This has been a brief guide to planning a wedding while pregnant. While you might not think that the process of planning a wedding is very different just because you are pregnant, there are actually a lot of considerations to make due to the baby. For instance, you might want to have a smaller budget so you have savings for the new family member. Moreover, your dress and shoes need to be comfortable and make you feel beautiful as your body changes. Your guests should all be the people closest to you who are supporting you during the pregnancy. The food should be pregnancy-friendly and not strong-smelling. Finally, keep favours and decorations simple and low-budget. They do not need to be extravagant.


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