Post # 1
My future fiance/future husband and I picked out a ring and he has been paying on it for almost 5 months, and just last week he gave me the okay to start dress looking… I dont have a ring on my finger yet so it seems a bit odd to be dress shopping but i didnt hesitate to make an appointment to try on dresses at David’s Bridal. I guess you could say we aren’t very traditional but i know for a fact his proposal could happen any day now. Ever since he gave me the okay I have been planning our wedding like crazyyy, so crazy that we have a date already; February 26, 2012. EXCITINGGGG!!!
Back to dress shopping, I’m a bigger girl and am kind of afraid of going to David’s Bridal and there not be ONE dress to try on because of my size. I mean I wear a 16 or 18 on a bad day so I would have to have a wedding dress that is sized at a 20 or bigger. So im asking for some words of encouragement on this issue…
Are there going to be dresses to fit me?!?!
Post # 3
Some of the smaller, designer boutiques may not have sizes that fit you, but I don’t think you’ll have any trouble at David’s – I’m pretty sure they have two samples (one smaller, one bigger) of most dresses.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ
I believe DB carries up to a size 24 or 26, and they have multiple sizes of most of their dresses (every dress I tried on came in my size or near). I agree with melodicsighs1 that you might have trouble at a boutique, but you should be fine at DB.
Post # 5
I am so so glad!!
I did go to a little boutique where I live and I only had 4 dresses to choose from…lets just say it wasn’t a good experience.
Post # 6
You will definitly not have a problem at David’s. I am, and saw tons of other, curvey girls when I got my dress. Good luck!
Post # 7
you will have NO problems trying on David’s Bridal Gowns. They have a very good stock. Yes if you are a 16/18 you will probably be like 20/22… but dont be discouraged, they will have ALOT! I didn’t go with a Davids Bridal dress, just because I found a 2be Bridal I liked better, but I do think DB is a good starting point, you can get a feel for what you like, don’t like, and who knows, you may even find the one:)
Also, who are you taking with you? I wouldn’t suggest you take a bunch of people. But take someone brutally honest, and not in a caddy kind of way. But in your best interest kind of way. LOL if that makes sense. (my friend took me bridal shopping with her because she knows I’m honest… and one time I had to say “girl, take that dress off, you look like a drag queen”) That is brutal honesty. But I seriously was NOT about to let one of my best girlfriends walk down the aisle in that thing (a gown from Group USA)! When she found the perfect one (at davids bridal:), we both cried, it was beautiful and perfect for her:)
Good luck, and most of all…
Post # 8
I took a very dear friend shopping at davids and almost every dress they sell was available in her size (street 18) or a size or two larger. She found her dress there as the smaller shops didn’t carry her size, but she and her DH both thought she it was perfect for her and she was beautiful in it.
Post # 9
I dont think you will have a problem at all! Also, call around to some other shops in your area and ask about their plus size selection. You may be surprised! Im sure you will have a great experience either way!
BTW- Im assuming thats you in your avatar and you are so so adorable! I hope thats not weird, i just thought I would mention it lol!
Post # 10
I am taking my two sisters, my maid of honor, my boyfriends mom, and my dad.
My sisters will be the most opinionated, so i should be good with all the honest opinions!!
Post # 11
Yes thats me! haha thank you!
Post # 12
@samanthaajox3:Oh girrrrrrrrrl do not fret, I am a size jumper too. I normall wear 22/24 sometimes 26(gasp!). I went to David’s the other day and they found PLENTY of dresses for me to try on. I also went to an upscakle consignment shop, they also had plenty for me. I am going to schedule an appointment at another shop, Luxe Bridal Couture. They only offer gown for size 12 and up. Just have fun with it! 😀