Some expectant brides-to-be wonder if it's appropriate to have a big (no pun intended) wedding with a baby on the way. Our wedding etiquette experts are here to answer all of your wedding planning questions in our daily post.
I'm pregnant—can I have a big wedding? And should we invite the family members who are against it?
If you want a big wedding, then go for it! The old rules that say a bride with a child should have a quick-and-dirty ceremony are just that, old. If it's important to you and your fiancé that these family members be present, a compromise would be best: Have a small-scale reception after the ceremony and invite the relatives to that. A few weeks later, have a huge blowout with the friends and family who support you. That way you'll get to have your big wedding—but without the big drama.