Post # 1
My coworkers decided to set up a day trip to take me to look at wedding dresses. We checked into different stores and tried to find a few that carried a large selection of plus size gowns that I could actually try on. We ended up starting our day at Bridal Elegance in Ottowa, IL. I was so nervous and self conscious. My consultant Amy put all my fears at ease. She was great to work with. The selection of gowns was huge. As I came to the end of the rack of dresses I had pulled to try on, there was one left. I almost did not try it on because of the style. I did not like it at all. The girls talked me into just trying it and oh my…. I fell in love. This was it. But it was my first day tryin on dresses and I did not want to make any rash decisions. Plus, I still had another appointment to make in Glen Ellyn, Il that same day at Diva Bridal. This store is a division of House of Brides, and I was not impressed at all. The workers were not very helpful and some what rude as we checked in. The selection of dresses was much smaller. The consultant was not helpful and did not want to even help me into my dresses. The dresses I choose did not compare to the dress at Bridal Elegance. I drove to Bridal Elegance the next day and purchased the dress I fell in love with. It is a House of Wu dress. I do not know the number I just know I love it. This is the veil that I purchased to go with it.
Post # 4
Looks beautiful on you…you look so tiny!! Congratulations!!! I’m going to get measured and order mine tomorrow morning!
Post # 5
lovely! it does great things for your figure!
Post # 6
It looks lovely!! Congrats
Post # 8
Looks great! I also looked for gowns at House of Brides, when I lived in Wheaton last year 🙂
Post # 9
Wow it looks amazing on you. 🙂
Post # 10
Thanks ladies! Yes, I am a street size 20 and this dress is an 18. I still have a little to lose, but the corset back was wonderful to me!
Post # 11
Wow that is a beautiful dress and you look absoultely stunning in it!
Post # 12
Your dress is insanely flattering! You look awesome!
Post # 14
You look beautiful!! I love corset backs! 🙂 I just found my dress this last Saturday, and it had a corset back. I”m a bit of a budget bride so I like the idea of less alterations! 🙂
Post # 15
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
@BENSBOO: Just gorgeous! And your co-workers are awesome for setting that up for you!
Post # 16
First…WOW! That’s great on you! When I saw the photo, the first thought was “no way she’s plus sized— (I’m a 16/18 street and look NOTHING like that in dresses!).
Glad you found a salon that made you comfortable; it was one of my biggest concerns too!
As for the dress, the shape of that sweetheart neckline is phenomenal! It’s not usually my style, but that one is great!