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The Pregnant Bride: Should a Couple Commit?

Jennifer Garner and Jessica Alba did it, will you? In Tinseltown and across the world, marriage has become more of a couple's commitment and less of a ceremony serving as the precursor to procreation. While a trip to the county courthouse or quiet nuptials may have been how a woman with child got hitched in the past, times have changed. These days, dress designers are creating spectacular gowns that showcase an expectant lady's curves so she can strut her mama-to-be stuff down the aisle.

Girls grow up dreaming of their wedding so why would an impending babe tarnish the fairytale? LilSugar will help pregnant brides make their visions a reality this wedding season with tips on everything from how to cope with morning sickness on the big day to flattering ways to pose for photos. But first, we're wondering if you think a couple should commit before their child is born or wait and see how things go after baby debuts?

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Pistil Pistil 5 years
I know a couple who just got married this spring. They have a daughter and had a sweet ceremony involving her. A shot-gun wedding was unnecessary.
deekai deekai 5 years
While it's nice to say you should get married for the sake of a family, it isn't a statement that should be taken in such general blanket terms. My bro & his pregnant girlfriend got married and it ended in a horrible divorce, keep in mind they had only just finished high school and it ruined their chances of college which was just too much to keep a family stable. If you were in a long & solid relationship and planning on getting married in the future that's fine, but certainly not for two 17 year olds, or some one-night stand situation. And I agree with myself. :)
danakscully64 danakscully64 5 years
That was hilarious. I agree with Starbucks!
MissSushi MissSushi 5 years
LOL! That was hysterical..
xxstardust xxstardust 5 years
Good to see you agreeing with yourself, bpdawson. ;]
bpdawson bpdawson 5 years
I agree with bpdawson! It's a sad sign of the times that so many people take such a selfish attitude towards by not wanting to form a family and a home for their children and do what it takes to make it work.
bpdawson bpdawson 5 years
Every child deserves a stable and loving home. It's generally not a good sign of things to come if a pregnant couple takes a "we'll see how things go" attitude before the baby is born. Things don't get any easier once the emotional roller-coaster of parenting begins. I think a commitment beforehand is a wonderful testimony of love and devotion to the relationship and their baby.
MissSushi MissSushi 5 years
My husband and I got engaged and set our wedding for two years in the future. 11 or so months before our wedding, I got pregnant unexpectedly. We believed we had fertility issues, and had decided to give it a rest for a while so it didn't become a more stressful. Pretty much everyone expected us to get married before she was born. Why? I had chosen to get married on a specific date, the day we became serious, and finally getting our little girl wasn't going to change that. I got married 2 months after she was born.
starbucks2 starbucks2 5 years
Marry when you want to get married, not because you are pregnant. If you were going to do it anyway, fine. But don't feel obliged to give birth in 'wedlock'. That's the wrong reason for such a commitment.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 5 years
I'm sure some couples are ready, but I didn't get married when I got knocked up and I'm glad I didn't. The break-up was messy as hell, I can't imagine what a divorce would have been like. Though it's great there are more stylish options for mommy-brides.
kia kia 5 years
If the couple is not sure of their intentions towards each other then wait. Divorce is messy and just adds stress to the kids' situation. IMO think of the child first and their needs.
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