I remember the excitement that came over me as I prepared for my first wedding dress fitting.
I had watched hundreds of brides before me go in for theirs on my favorite television shows.
The situation was always the same. They’d try on a few dresses, each one looking more perfect than the last
and then they’d take their pick. Well, my fitting went less smoothly, because I wasn’t your average bride.
I was a bride in need of a size fourteen wedding dress. It wasn’t easy, but I found my dream dress, and so can you. Read on to learn how to go about your search for the perfect wedding dress without losing a pound…or your mind!
Know Your Measurements
Knowing your exact measurements is key to making sure your dress fits you properly. You don’t want anything hanging out or over. I know, it’s tempting to make guesses on your dress size because we all want to go a bit smaller, but you don’t want to have to call in an army to assist you with getting dressed on your big day. It pays to pay your local seamstress or tailor a visit to get your approximate measurements and avoid any dress malfunctions.
Give the Bridal Shop a Head Up on Your Measurements
The best bridal shop sales person can appear a bit ignorant when dealing with a plus sized bride.
To avoid putting your bridal shop’s sales person on the spot, give them a heads up when you call in to book your fitting. Let them know you are seeking a dress in size fourteen (or higher) and the style you want so they can plan ahead and have some set out upon your arrival.
Get a Fierce Full Figured Gown
Whether you are going in for fittings or on a budget and need less expensive resources, you can find a dress that’s fierce for your figure. David’s Bridal has a great selection of bridal gowns in sizes fourteen and up. PlusSizeBridal.com is another good place to look. Sometimes it helps to get unconventional in your search and check out prom and quinceanera gowns (my own gown was a lovely ball gown style quinceanera dress).
You’ll save some cash and a headache by doing this!
Now that you know how to go about finding your perfect plus size wedding dress, there’s only one thing left to do – have a happy dress hunt and get ready to turn heads as you make your way down the aisle looking voluminous and vivacious!