Cupid's Pulse Article: Duck Dynasty’s Miss Kay Reveals She Birthed Her First Child Before MarriageCupid's Pulse Article: Duck Dynasty’s Miss Kay Reveals She Birthed Her First Child Before Marriage

By Shannon Seibert

Duck Dynasty’s Robertson family has always talked of their traditional morals and happy family values, but Miss Kay recently admitted that her first son Alan was born before her marriage to Phil was legalized. The stars of the A&E show have been happily married for over 50 years, and their love continues to grow stronger each day. According to, the mother of four also says that her loyal hubby is true to their marriage vows and still makes her breakfast in bed.

If you’re pregnant, how do you decide whether to get married before or after the birth of your child?

Cupid’s Advice: 

Decisions, decisions! Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, and so is marrying the love of your life. The question is: Which comes first? This decision is a big one because every bride wants to feel like a princess on her special day, but bringing a bundle of joy into this world is a gift all in its own. We’ve gathered three questions to consider in making your choice as to whether or not you should wait to walk down the aisle.

1. How far along is the pregnancy? Watching your tummy grow with the miracle you’ve created is one of the most wonderful sights — unless it prevents you from fitting into your wedding dress. Some brides embrace their baby belly and float happily down the aisle, showing it off. Other brides, however, want to look slim and like “their best self” on their wedding day. If you think you’d have to make too many alterations, it may be best to put off the wedding. However, if you can coordinate a wedding before the bump forms, there isn’t any reason why you shouldn’t celebrate now.

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2. Do you want to stress about a wedding while caring for a baby? Stress is never good for an expectant mother. The added anxiety of a wedding can heighten emotions for the bride and mother-to-be. In turn, do you want to be worried about the health and care of your baby while you’re picking out your wedding cake? It all depends on how you as the bride want your wedding day to be.

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3. How much planning will your wedding require? Weddings are a big to-do. Brides have to coordinate meals, guests, invitations, cake, venues, and many more small details that can become extremely overwhelming. Depending on your wedding style, waiting to have an official ceremony may be the best thing. If you want an elaborate and traditional wedding, it’ll probably require months of planning. If you just want a small get together with your closest family and friends, that may be more doable under a time crunch.

How did you make your decision? Share with us in the comments below!