(Closed) Bridal Blues

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1310 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m sorry your dress search hit a bump in the road πŸ™ Those are some really pretty dress options! Personally my favorite is #4 , the ballerina-length one with the bolero. I think that dress would fit the fun “wedding in a park” vibe really well!

Although I am not technically plus-sized, I do not photograph well, and that is not just my own opinion but everyone admits it when I demand they tell me the truth! I am really worried about my wedding day pictures… but then I remember that to my Fiance, I am beautiful, and that is all I really care about. The same goes with you! Your Fiance would not be with you if he thought you were disgusting or ugly! He thinks you are gorgeous and that’s why he wants to spend every single day for the rest of his life waking up next to you πŸ™‚ See yourself through his eyes, you are a stunner!!!

Post # 4
2634 posts
Sugar bee

I love #4 too!  I had my heart set on a tea length lace dress, but I ended up with something completely different. 

Don’t worry about the DB $99 sale – they have them like 4 times a year, so I’m sure they’ll have one again before you need to order your dress.


Also – check out sites like http://www.preownedweddingdresses.com!  You may be able to find your dress for much cheaper on there!

Post # 5
3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

They’re great dresses, and I am sure once they’re fitted to your size, you’ll be glowing! And just so you know, the consultant there told me that they have it 4 times a year, so you should be able to wait a while. I hope they go on sale for you! And I am glad your mom was able to be there for you.

Post # 7
2410 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I agree with other peeps, the 4th one is my fave! Please don’t feel blue. Even though it feels like your family aren’t as excited to plan, they probably just don’t get how long it takes to plan a wedding.

Maybe you should start mapping out some of your DIY projects and playing around with ideas. Maybe hold off on going dress shopping for a couple more months. I think soon enough, the closer you get to the weddin, the more excited everyone will be! 

Post # 8
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

They are all beautiful dresses, but I like 4 the best. I think it would fit best with the park setting.

I was my sisters Maid/Matron of Honor when I was 18, she also got married in Montreal and now that I’m getting married I realize I was a HORRIBLE Maid/Matron of Honor, I would have even been a crappy BM! I was young and I was nterested but hadn’t had much experience with weddings and all. This could be what your taking as your younger sisters non interest. I don’t know how old she is. I would talk to her about it and she what she says.

I wish my sister would have said something to me, but I will make a point to mention something at my wedding.

Oh also Mori Lee has beautiful gowns, Julietta collection. I know they are priced well but I don’t know if they can compare to David’s prices but it’s worth a look!

I hope you find something you feel beautiful in =)

Post # 10
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Definitely number 4 – that is really classy and bridal. Good pick πŸ™‚

Post # 12
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

@MysticalPoet: Not sure about Michigan, but here in OK there are TONS of plus-sized David’s Bridal gowns on Craigslist. Apparently a goodish number of brides in this area shop Davids, and a decent number of those are plus. In fact, the dress I was looking at before I decided to break the bank and buy my dream dress, I could only ever find on Craigs/Ebay in plus!

Find out what size you wear, and then check out second-hand. As long as you can meet in a neutral location to inspect the dress first, you can probably get a great deal. (or if you buy on Ebay, Paypal offers protection.) Given the number of brides who go the David’s route, there’s likely to be no shortage for sale in any size.


Also, have you thought about DaVinci(sp?) I have never checked them out but I was reading in my Bridal Bargains book that they are a dress-for-dress copy of David’s only cheaper. (which, don’t feel bad, David’s knocks off other designers…)


Post # 13
1805 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@MysticalPoet: Congrats on finding a dress!  I tried on one similar at DB and it was luscious on, seems perfect for a park wedding!

Post # 14
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Craigslist and ebay are great. Put a search out on ebay with your dress number and each time it is listed it will notify you. If you want to go the craigslist route, try searchtempest.com. it will let you search your local craigslist as well as other ones in a certain mile radius.

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