- 3 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014 - Merritt Winery
Greetings, Bees! I have gotten so much inspiration from this site, especially on the dress boards. I’m a super hyper-critical plus sized girl. I knew finding a dress I would be comfortable in would be a challenge. I never really pictured myself in a “traditional” wedding dress. I’m not into white dresses. I also do not enjoy all eyes being on be. I like to cover up. However, I definitely want to look my best that day. To start off, I really only went to look at one particular dress. It was on clearance, so I knew it wouldnt be there long. My sneaky sister had other plans! After discovering that the dress I went there for was not in my size, my consultant asked what I was looking for in a dress. Of course, I had to ask if she had experience working with plus sized girls! She got me in the long bra and crinoline then started bringing in dress after dress. I didn’t like ANY of them. I was beginning to think this was a lost cause and I was going to have to get married in a hoodie and jeans! Then, she put me in dress #1. This was the moment that I started feeling hopeful. I realized that I didn’t look awful AND maybe I could wear a “traditional” dress. You can see by the sassy look that I was certainly feeling it! I knew that was not the one, but I really liked it. Dress #2 then came out. That was more my style. I wanted something with movement and some whimsy. My mom and sister were totally on board with this dress. They thought this was the one. You can see them in the background stapping pics lol. My face says, “Um, no.” I was feeling really self conscious in this one. It photographed really well, but I thought the waist was dropped too far for my comfort. Still not finding the one, I spotted dress #3 at the end of one of the aisles. I asked my sister to go get it. Just as she did, my consultant was grabbing it off the rack for me. I put it on, it was everything I was wanting, but something still was off. The dress has a thin champagne colored sash that was throwing me off. The manager came out and tied that big pink sash on me and POOF! It turned into my dress! My face in this one says, “This is surreal. I think I’m dreaming.” I truly never thought I would have that moment of totally loving a dress. I do still feel the need to cover up in this dress (my arms), but I am working on that. Thank you for the inspiration!
Dress #3 (aka the one!):