(Closed) It’s offical I am going to have to get married naked!

posted 7 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Yuck…it sounds like you just had a shitty consultant. Is there a way for you to travel out of state to find a shop that carries plus-size samples? I’m sorry you had such a bad experience.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

Could you have a dress made for you? I don’t know what size you are, but I’ve found some fabulous dressmakers.

Plus size girls look fantastic in proper steel boned corsets because it squishes everything into the right place. While I’m not saying you’d want to go for a coloured gown, I absolutely lusted over this website for inspiration long before I was engaged. They have girls of all sizes on the site and most of their models are plus-size.

Here’s a picture of their favourite model in jeans and in her dress, but they have pictures of much larger ladies in their dresses.

 

Post # 5
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627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Is there an Alfred Angelos around? If I remember correctly, they carry a lot of stuff up to like a size 30. Also, David’s Bridal will probably give you a lot of size options to at least figure out what you want. 

Maybe you need to plan a trip with just you and like your mom, or Maid/Matron of Honor and go to a large-ish city with a plus size salon. Rather than pay $25 a pop for dresses to be shipped in from here and there, just go to where they will have lots of dresses in your size.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Corona00: oh my goodness! that is horrible πŸ™ I hate that people are so rude! Is it possible you travel somewhere else to try on dresses?

ETA: I second the Alfred Angelos. I went to one of their stores and they had TONS of beautiful plus sized dresses πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I had that same experience.  I think they feel like they have to tell you that because if they don’t they will get burned and you will throw a fit when you are surprised that it costs more.  I just ended up ordering online. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

That’s how the first place I went was and I was totally discouraged, almost ruined my dress shopping experience.  I had called ahead and asked if they carried dresses in my size to actually try on, well when I showed up they had 2 dresses in my size (horribly ugly I might add) and then told me I could try a size 10 (I’m a dress size 20) but wouldn’t help me out with it and then when it wouldn’t fit over my boobs, they told me to just hold it up in front of me. HORRIBLE!!! But I went to Alfred Angelo’s after that and they were great and had tons for me to try on. I later went to David’s Bridal and they also had tons for me to try on, I ended up buying my dress from Alfred Angelo.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m so sorry that you expeirenced this.. This is exactly why the shop I bought my dress from opened.. It’s a fully PLUS size shop.. I wish you lived closer, b/c they’d give you an experience worth driving too!! I’m from Michigan.. See if you can locate an Alfred Angelo(they go up to 30), Davids Bridal, or house of brides. House of brides carries plus size.. If you’d like i can link you to my shop, and they have a list of wedding dress makers that make plus size dresses.. send me a private message if you’re interested.

Post # 11
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7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I think it may be worth planning a trip to a more curve-friendly shop. The treatment you received sounds pretty craptastic.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Goodatlove: Those must have been crazy wedding pictures.

 

OP, sorry to hear about the trip. πŸ™  I hope you can find a better shop… maybe travel and make it a girl’s weekend or something?

Post # 13
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3241 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Corona00: I hate when people call me ‘hun’, ‘sweetie’…..it’s really annoying and not the way to make a sale. I’m not sure what store you went to, but when I searched for stores that carry Alfred Angelo dresses, there is Bridal by Marie. On their website it states they carry dresses from size 2-30. Might be worth a try (unless that’s the store with “hun”). David’s bridal will have some larger sizes, but the customer service is very hit or miss.

It’s hard being a larger size, I’m a size 18 and there were a lot of dresses I would have loved to try on, but they so weren’t going to make it over my butt. Just keep looking, you will find a dress.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I wish you lived closer. I would so drive you to Curvaceous Couture myself. I wear a street size 16 and had the best experience with them. Only one dress in the whole store was to small on me, most I swam in. That was a great feeling let me tell you! I am so sorry you had such a horrible time. There is no excuse for her behaviour. I will be praying you find the right store even though I realize it will be one heck of a trip for you. Idaho is so huge and spread out. πŸ™ Bad for wedding dress shopping.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@Corona00: Wow how rude. I wouldn’t giver her a penny of your money or your time. She obviously isn’t very good at her job. Someone working at a wedding dress shop should have a range of dresses for all different sizes and body shapes. And should also know what style would suit who best. 

I hope you find the dress of your dreams. Or if you have a set idea in your mind which most girls usually do. Have your dress custom made. And make it perfect for you. Post us a picture when you do πŸ™‚

I’m guessing that company isn’t going to last very long 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Wow You had a bridal consultant who was a major bitch!!! I’m a 18 (who was a 22 when I got my dress – a Maggie). You WILL find a dress. I would complain about the experience that you had and write a review as well. Don’t be discouraged! xoxox

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