I’m young so to be honest I was petrified to tell people when I was pregnant. I was only 19 years old when I found out but I swear the second we announced I was pregnant the questions started. “When’s the wedding” “you're getting married first, right?” Mmm not quite.
I wanna start off by saying if you're pregnant and want to get married than all the power to you! Rock that maternity gown, hit the courthouse and do you because it is your decision. But please please please don't feel like you have to because that's what society tells you to do.
These are my top three reasons for opting out of a shotgun wedding.
1. I did not want a maternity wedding dress
That is for sure the most vain of reasons for not getting married while pregnant and honestly one of the biggest ones for me. I wasn’t one of the girls who dreamed of a wedding their whole life but once Pinterest was a thing I definitely was. I knew I wanted a pretty cute hugging mermaid dress or perfect Cinderella worthy gown. On that note have you seen the maternity options? Pretty but just not my style. On a similar note I also wanted to be able to sip mimosas with the girls getting ready and keep a pineapple juice with Malibu in hand most of the night.
2. I didn’t want a courthouse wedding
I respect and fully understand why people chose to have courthouse weddings. I just couldn’t bring myself to it I love weddings too damn much. Which is why I now have an event planning business.
3. I married my husband because I love him and want to spend the rest of my life with him not.because we have baby together
I didn’t marry my husband because we have a child together because that just isn’t good enough. I married him because I wake up every morning smiling when I turn to my left. I just didn’t want our wedding to be about the pregnancy I wanted it to be about the two of us.
I'm Ashley a stay at home mom to my sweet boy Keigan and married to the love of my life Brandon. When I'm not blogging you can catch me chasing keigan around, scrapbooking or snuggling on the couch with hubby.
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