5 Reasons Being a Pregnant Bridesmaid Stinks

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pregnant bridesmaidFact: Being a bridesmaid is a pain in the ass under the best of circumstances. Oh, yes it is. Spending hundreds of dollars on a dress you'll never wear again (no matter how many times the bride insists you'll wear it again), catering to the whims of a woman you're pretty sure was your friend at some point or another but that was before she morphed into BRIDEZILLA, throwing one of those obnoxious bachelorette parties where you throw penis-shaped confetti at your tiara-wearing Bridezilla while everyone else at the bar rolls their eyes in disgust ... yeah, you know what I'm talking about.

But as miserable as being a non-gestating bridesmaid can be, it's nothing compared to the epic torment of being a pregnant bridesmaid. (Trust me, I've been there.) Here are 5 reasons why:

1. Buying a maternity gown. Never mind the fun of going for extra fittings (because Oh my, you've really popped, haven't you?), as a pregnant bridesmaid, you're also gifted with the pleasure of paying more for your dress because of the extra fabric required to make you look like a parade float.

2. Shoving your swollen feet into heels. And, of course, standing in them all day and night. Walking down the aisle, standing at the altar, standing in the receiving line, mingling at the reception ... my feet are throbbing just thinking about it.

3. Not drinking champagne. Or not as much as you wish you could, anyway. Although this may result in an epiphany: It's not until you've spent many sober hours watching trashed, sweaty relatives of varying shape and size do the Macarena that you truly understand WHY people get wasted at weddings.

4. Your most bloated, awkward moments captured on film forever. And it's not over when you're done posing for all those group photos -- oh, no. You'll spend the rest of the event hiding from that irritating videographer who keeps asking you if you're having triplets.

5. Enduring an endless stream of cousins and aunts and uncles and people who look familiar but you can't be sure you're even related to putting their hands all over your belly without asking first (usually because they're drunk -- see #3).

Take my advice, ladies: When that pre-Bridezilla friend asks you that dreaded question, just say NO to being a pregnant bridesmaid.

Have you ever been a pregnant bridesmaid?


Image via Jason Wesley Upton/Flickr

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linzemae linzemae

I had a pregnant bridesmaid in my wedding and she refused to wear flip flops! She wanted to wear heels.

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

Bridesmaids are meant to be maids therefore they wouldn't be pregnant.

LuvMy... LuvMyDandD

There's a rule that says bridesmaids have to be vigins? New to me. I'm glad I eloped or I would have had to scour the Earth for a wedding party.

Vegeta Vegeta

If the wedding was known far enough in advance and the bride was your best friend I personally think that I would give my friend the respect of holding off on getting pregnant or planning out a wedding date a little after the kid was born. If your friends are like my friends all of that would be considered. If it was my wedding and my best friends were pregnant I would wait until they were comfortable. It's respectful that way. We have a deep sense of honor.

B1Bomber B1Bomber

I was 8 months pregnant as a bridesmaid. The dress fit great, the heels were replaced with flats after the ceremony, and my friend was far from being a bridezilla. People touched my belly no matter where I went, so that was no different, and I couldn't drink champagne no matter what I did with my Saturday, so that was no different either.

eleph... elephantmamaof2

I've never been pregnant as a bridesmaid, but I'm in a wedding in September and we've seriously been tossing around the idea of ttc. Thank you for enlightening me, going to pop some bc pills right this second. LOL

nonmember avatar Amber

I was 5 months pregnant and single when I had the honor of being a bridesmaid for my sister's wedding. We waited till the week of her wedding to get my outfit so it would fit right so that wasn't an issue.
The pastor had the nerve to inform me moments before the ceremony that he would be willing to do my wedding for an extra $50 added to his fee. I nearly slapped him for being so crass

femal... femaleMIKE

That bridesmaid in the picture looks miserable.

Ashle... AshleyD324

I was 7 months pregnant and a bridesmaid at my brothers wedding where the maid of honor, and another bridesmaid were also pregnant! The bride also happened to be one of my best friends and never once had a bridezilla moment. Being 7 months along didn't stop me from dancing all night long! I had a blast!! The dress was hideous (as most I them are) but I bought it a few sizes larger and had a seamstress make the alterations the day before the wedding. Everything turned out perfect and it was an awesome wedding!

nonmember avatar Trish

I was a bridesmaid while being 8 months pregnant. It was not ideal since I was so uncomfortable, had swolen puffy feet and waddled like a duck. But the bride was very accomodating and understanding - she was open to any kind of dress I wanted to (or was able to) wear as long as it was black. She also didn't care what shoes I wore, as long as I was comfortable, and since my dress was floor length I wore flip flops that no one could see. The wedding party photo shoot was the worst part, as the photographer wanted us to move around alot and use different locations, but all in all it wasn't too bad that I would miss my friend's wedding for.

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