- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
Hi ladies! I’m new to this weddingbee thing, but am loving reading all your posts, and everyone seems very nice! I am a plus size bride. I live in Wisconsin and I actually went all the way to Indianapolis, Indiana to find my dream dress.
My dress is the Cinderella dress by Alfred Angelo (style 205). When I saw it in a local bridal store they only had it in a sample size 6, well I’m a street size 28 so I KNEW that wasn’t going to work. They kept trying to get me to order it anyways, but I had to try it on first. I’m so glad I did! The Alfred Angelo store in Indiana had SO many dresses for me to try on, especially compared to the local shops that advertise they have a “plus size selection”.
But Cinderella won me over. Something about that glitter and beading… The thing is, there was another dress that wasn’t a Disney one that I liked, but I liked it because it had a corset back on it, so it really pulled me in and gave me a GREAT definition in my waist. I was having a hard time choosing because of this.
The girl that was helping me was awesome. The other dress was more expensive (by over $500) but she new I loved that Cinderella… so she pulled me really tight into it to show me that if I got a corset put into the dress it would do what I wanted, and the BEST part is that the seamstress they use is so good that I won’t have to worry about any special bras or anything because the corset will take care of everything.
The corset is being put into my dress. Now, here is my question. Do you think that the corset will really make it so I don’t need a bra? I don’t want to be searching franticly last minute (I pick up my dress in Indiana on September 8th, wedding is September 22nd) for a bra that will fit me correctly. I completely trust the woman that helped me, but I’m just a bit fearful that her not being a plus size girl like me (she’s probably a street size 14) she may not know how it is, lol.
And one more thing…….. I am self conscious of my arms, and of course my dress (and 90% of all wedding dresses) is sleeveless. My mom’s friend is making me a beautiful broach jacket that goes just under the bust line with 3/4 length sleeves for me to wear down the aisle so I feel comfortable. Well, it’s going to cover my corset back 🙁 Should I wear it? Or forget it? I want to look the best I can, and don’t know which would be better.
Sorry for such a LONG post, lol but thank you in advance for your help!
By the way, this picture is before ANY alterations…