Post # 1
Been together with FI for over two and a half years, long distance for one and half years only seeing him twice (he lives in China).
He is finally going to be here soon! We are in the final steps of a fiance visa.
We will be getting married in SF at city hall and have a reception later on in a year or so. I’ve found a dress– ordered online and my best friends love it… but since I haven’t done the wedding dress experience (and don’t know if I will be able to), I’m still a little hesitant. I trust my friends when they say it is really flattering and that they love it, but honestly never thought I would be going strapless!
Maybe, if I can accessorize it, I will feel more bridal?
So, suggestions please! I don’t have anything other than the shoes and dress… so I’m open to everything! I’m a plus size girl, dress is a size 12.
Please help me feel special on this happy day!
Post # 2
What’s not bridal about that dress? It’s beautiful. What about a statement necklace and a birdcage veil with those shoes and the dress. Gorgeous!
Post # 3
Those shoes are absolutely stunning! The dress looks gorgeous as well. I second Karmagirl, a birdcage veil would go perfectly! 🙂
Post # 4
Thanks ladies! 🙂 I was really afraid that it would just look like a fancy long dress. I’m on a very restricted budget and with work being so crazy, I really don’t have time to go out and do the normal bride things. That, on top of the fact that none of my friends have physically met my fiance yet and I don’t have a ring yet, sometimes I don’t feel like I’m actually engaged and feel like I’m missing out on a lot of the special times celebrating and squealing with girlfriends. So, it’s great to hear some (in favor) objective opinions about my dress and shoes!
But, honestly, other than these two items… I really haven’t thought of anything else. So I’m wondering, after seeing all these boards… what combo of bolero, necklace, earrings, birdcage veil, what kind of hair, bracelets, etc etc.. I have no idea! I am fairly self conscious of my arms (and little side boob), but if I can come up with accessories that are great without a bolero jacket (just because the jacket would be only to hide my insecurity), I will rock my plus size self! I was also thinking hair down, possibly the old glamour 30’s, 40’s style but that is literally as far as I’ve gotten.
I can’t upload a picture of myself right now, as I am still at work… sssh.
But once I get a decent one of me in the dress, I will! Just a little info though, I am a 5’5″ Asian girl with a lot of weight in my middle (PCOS) and a size 10-12 at the moment.
If anyone has any pictures or ideas of what I should do, I would super appreciate it!