- Miss Moxy
- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
The first time I went to try on wedding dresses, was at David’s Bridal, alone. I felt guilty for doing it by myself, without family and friends, but I promised I would schedule something with them. After about a month and a half, my mother, my FI’s mother, and my 4 bridesmaids, came with me to help me pick out a wedding dress. I had never been so depressed in my life. The first 2 stores, RK Bridal and David’s Bridal, were good at handling the fact that I am a plus size, apple shaped girl who wants to be as far away from bling as possible. But after the lack of help and plus size samples in Macy’s Bridal section on 34th street, I felt like crap. The bridal consultant was horrible, she gave up the minute she saw me. I may have tried on 2 dresses but they were the least flattering I have ever been put into.
After not being able to make up my mind, I decided to take a trip to the Alred Angelo Store in Cherry Hill NJ, a 2 hour drive. My sister (MOH) was suppose to come with me but because she is bad at planning things, she forgot her doctor’s appointment was scheduled the same day. So, my fiance came to my rescue. Even though we showed up 30 minutes late, they still gave us 2 hours of attention. Yet, after 3 dresses the attendant was a bit deflated. She was cheerful and excited when we tried on the first 3 but after that she got continualy less forth coming. Then there were the stares, and the comments about how my marriage wont last because my fiance was there helping me pick my dress. Maybe about 20 mintues to departing, another bride came out in a beautiful gown that fit perfectly and I’m standing next to her with a small dress clipped to my bra. It was horrible. I left feeling helpless and hopeless.
I dont know what I am going to do. I am currently on a diet, trying to loose as much weight as healthly as possible but I still feel like I wont find a dress because I dont really feel like a bride.
Here are some pictures of dresses I tried on. RKBridal and Macy’s didnt allow pictures.
Melissa Sweet, I loved this one but the price is above my price range.
A simpler dress, that could be altered to fit my style/venue/theme.
This was a favortie on my alone trip but my friends and family were not wowed and I kinda hate that Ive seen it on a billion plus size brides.
Snow white dress from Alfred Angelo, I like it but the beading under the arm hurts!
TThis was my fiance’s favorite, I think the shape is wrong.
Reminds me of a Greek/Roman look…..I liked it but it’s just doesn’t make me feel like a bride.
Did you have bridal store depression?