Post # 1
Hi Ladies 🙂
I’m going up to the Gold Coast for 5 days next week and since I live in a small town with limited Bridal Gown Shops I thought I would look while I was up there to get a feel for what I like.
Can anyone recommend a shop on either the Gold Coast or in Brisbane? I’m staying in Surfers but I figure I can make a day trip up to Brisbane if there is some good shops.
I’m a plus sized bride so that limits what I can try on so if anyone knows of shops that have some dresses in bigger sizes that would be very awesome!
Post # 3
Not from there but…
Plus Size Bride looks like it is between Surfers and Brisbane: http://www.plussizebride.com.au/PSB/Home.html
Bridal Couture which stocks Glamour Plus gowns has a Brisbane store – looks like it has a clearance section too with cheaper gowns: http://rozlakelin.com/clearance/
Brides of Brisbane stock Maggie Sottero – I am plus size and have ordered a Maggie and it’s wonderful: http://www.bridesofbrisbane.com.au/
Hope that helps.
Post # 4
@Novella: Thank you very much 😀
Post # 5
DO NOT go to STRICTLY BRIDAL! My friend had a bad experience – her dress wasn’t arriving until after their wedding. I tried on 12 dresses there after I specifically told them my budget was a limit of $3000. She got me to try on a dress wayyy over my budget and did not listen to what I wanted! Way over priced too.
I went to LUVBridal at Robina and they stock plus size dresses (mine was just over $1000) dont need an appt
Jonathan Bridal at Southport you will need an appt
Shiraz bridal at Maimi
Gowns of elegance – ashmore
I hope that helps. Maybe ring first before you go too.
Post # 6
@Adalita: Thank you 🙂 I ended up buying a dress (I know its early but I loved it) from the Glamour Plus shop Novella told me about
Post # 8
@Blue-Bird: That’s so exciting!! Which one?
Post # 9
I hate the photos that were taken of me, I was trying to be good and stand up straight with my shoulders back but it made me look like a football player 😛 But here is the model photo, I’ll post one of me when I try her on again (She looks so much better on me :P)
My budget was $1000 and when the shop assistant asked me my max I said maybe $1500 for the dress and a veil but no more.
This dress was $2700 since it’s the 2012 collection but the lady told me they had just had a second sample of the same dress come in the day before and they have another one on the way so she went and talk to the designer and told her my budget and the designer said I could have it for $1100 😀
I brought the brand new one that had never been worn (it was still in plastic when I tried it on) and it fit perfectly, all I need is the hemm done 😀
Post # 11
Oh it’s beautiful! I love it!!!