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!

My SIL 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. 

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?


  1. One of John's sisters is due in early September and our wedding is in late September-- so she will definitely have her hands full! But I agree with you-- the more the merrier and what a special way to be welcomed into the family (both the new baby and me!). 


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