Post # 1
My wedding isn’t for another 2 years, and I’ve been looking at wedding dresses.
I’m already terrified of going shopping because I’m big (16/18/20 probably) and I know that where I live, the plus size selection isn’t that great. I’ll probably end up driving 4 hours to buy a dress…
I’m also afraid because I have such a long time to go, and I’m afraid that the dresses I love now won’t be available when it gets closer to time.
I have NO idea how often dresses are discontinued or anything else. I’ve really been thinking about just going ahead and going, ordering a bigger dress and hoping that I don’t gain or lose too much weight. But I’m also worried I won’t love the dress that I buy when the wedding rolls around.
Does anyone have ANY advice?
Post # 3
I don’t think that dresses are discontinued as much as wedding salons threaten. I purchased my Maggie Sottero Milana in May 2009, and I believe it’s still available. And since I purchased so early, I definitely had lots of moments of doubt as to whether it was my dress, so I’d say wait until 12 months out to purchase. Shop all you want between now and then, though, so you’ll have an idea of the selection.
Also, David’s Bridal carries a huge range of sizes. Even if you don’t like the dresses they carry, if they have a similar silhouette to one you’re considering (and “the dress” is only available in a sample size) you may be able to try on something close to give you an idea of what it will look like on you.
Don’t start your search frustrated! I know you’ll find something that you love! And shopping itself is really frustrating, so if you start out that way, it won’t be the best experience it can be.
Also, before going to the shops, ask how many dresses they carry in your size that are available to try on. That can help reduce frustrations too!