It happens. Many brides become pregnant while planning their wedding, and some are even pregnant before and choose to get married for this reason. There are ways to do both. As one of the best places to get married in Omaha, we wanted to give you some tips on planning a wedding while pregnant!
Set a realistic wedding date
If you already know you’re pregnant going into planning your wedding, the most important thing is to choose a realistic date. If you’re already in the middle of planning your wedding and you become pregnant, you may need to adjust your date. If you’re due before the wedding, know that you can have a wedding not long after having a baby, but it’s important to do what feels right for you.
If you’re due around the time of your wedding, you may want to speed up the planning process or postpone the date. It really depends on if you want to rush to be married before the baby comes, or if it’s best to wait until you’ve had the little one. You just wouldn’t want your water to break at your wedding. Being due after the wedding is the most common scenario couples find themselves in; this just takes a little extra planning such as tailoring your dress and having non-alcoholic drinks.
Budget for the wedding and baby
Weddings and babies alike cost a lot of money, budgeting is key for both to be a success. You will need to prioritize and decide where you need to allocate more funds. You can also let your relatives know you’re expecting so they too can choose if they want to spend more on your wedding gift or the baby.
We recommend splitting your budgets between two bank accounts and not letting one touch the other. If you deem that having the baby makes the wedding impossible, you can always delay your wedding date to when it makes more sense financially.
Wear a comfortable wedding dress
A good wedding boutique will know exactly how to adjust your wedding dress to your pregnancy. If you have not begun the dress search, you can consider a maternity wedding dress that is lightweight, breathable, soft, comfortable and, above all else, still gorgeous. You will also want a dress that is easy to go to the bathroom in, and you can always have your maid of honor assist. After all, that’s what she’s there for.
Let your vendors know
You only really need to let them know what they must. Caterers, for example, will need to know so they can adjust the meal to make sure it’s all consumable for a pregnant woman. Your venue will need to be in the know about adjusting the dates.
Let the staff and bartenders know for alcoholic purposes, as you don’t want to accidentally consume alcohol while pregnant. And, if you are choosing to “hide” your pregnancy on your wedding day, the bartender can make placebo shots for you, so it still seems like you’re partying with the group. Your photographer will need to know so they can plan for the shoot; this way they can prepare to know the most flattering poses and ensure you, your fiancé and the baby look amazing.
Simplify as needed
One way to save money is to simplify the wedding. If you are having a hard time coming up with finances for both your wedding and baby, you can downsize your plans instead of postponing the wedding. You can get married at the courthouse and have a small celebration with close family and friends, then later on include a larger guest list in another celebration.
Be prepared to be extra emotional
Being pregnant makes you more emotional than normal, and many brides already find themselves feeling emotional on their wedding day when they aren’t expecting! It’s okay to let those tears of happiness fall. Wear waterproof mascara to help keep your makeup in tact and make sure your bridal party has tissues on hand. Try and stay calm amidst the chaos, after all, you are having a wedding and a baby.
Choose one of the best places to get married in Omaha
Your vendor will understand and work with you to make sure you can still have the wedding of your dreams, even if it needs to be on a different day. The Club at Indian Creek’s wedding package comes with a wedding planner, who is ready and prepared to tackle anything. Choose us as one of the best places to get married in Omaha! Contact us today to discuss your options.