Wedding dress shopping is one of the best and worst parts about planning a wedding. The pressure is on to find something that fits perfectly, looks fantastic and suits your budget. It’s no secret that bridal stores often only carry small sample dress sizes. Which can make this experience difficult if you are a plus-size bride. This is one of the biggest days of your life, and you should never feel pressured to settle for less than perfect. So to find your dream dress in no time, here are some shopping tips you need to know.
Wear the right undergarments
Before you go to a bridal salon or boutique to try on some options, always make sure you are wearing suitable undergarments. Especially if you intending to wear Spanx, a corset or minimiser bra on your big day. These items can significantly change the shape of your body and therefore influence your choice in dresses. Doing this may not always be comfortable, but it will give you the best indication of what you could look like on your wedding day. It will also help your consultant get accurate measurements of your body, should alterations need to be carried out. Without the right support garments on, you may overlook the perfect dress or discover your dress is too loose as a result. So always ensure you’re prepared before you arrive.
Contact bridal stores beforehand
You can waste a lot of time making appointments and visiting bridal stores that don’t cater to your size. This is time you can put to much better use elsewhere. So contact the stores before you intend to visit to ensure you aren’t making a wasted trip. It’s unwise to assume that a bridal salon won’t carry larger sample sizes. With labels, such Callista Bridal designing gowns for fuller figures, plus size gowns can be sourced more easily. Meaning that there are more suppliers that you probably realize. When contacting the stores, also ask them about the colors, styles and silhouettes they have available. This is something every bride to be should do to ensure they have plenty of options to try.
Try the unexpected
Like most brides you probably have an idea of what kind of dress you will suit you best. But don’t let your size dictate the style of dresses you try on too much. This will limit your options significantly and make your search more challenging. If you like the look of a dress, but feel it won’t suit your shape or size, still try the dress on. You may find that it suits you a lot better than what you originally had in mind. It will also show you what may not work so well which is also advantageous. Trying on a variety of styles will give you more choice. You may even find that your dream dress is nothing like you imagined.
Any bride can find the perfect wedding dress, regardless of her height, shape and size. It’s your special day, and you deserve to look and feel like a queen. Choose the dress that you feel most comfortable and beautiful in and you can’t go wrong.