- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 2012
Been a year but I got so much help info from this website and I wanted to come back and post picutres for some of the plus size brides and brides considering the beach.
Dress: I’m short, about 5’1, usually a size 18. My dress was one strap and I found a great local seamstress who shortened everything up for me and altered it for like $50. To find a dress, I called around to bridal shops and found one who had a real selection of plus size gowns I could try on in the store.
I asked my bridesmaids to wear a “pareo” which they ordered for about $60-70 (might have been less). They said it looked like a sheet when they got it but everyone said they looked beautiful- I had to stick to my vision, lol.
Beach: Wedding was in South Florida in November and weather was perfect. Veil was a little bit of a fail because it was so windy, it just flew straight up in the air. Had to pin it down. Wind did make dress flutter though which was good. We decided to have the ceremony on the pool deck (at first I had planned to have it on the beach) and that turned out to be much better than having people struggle in the sand. It was at a hotel and guests came out an watched which was cool with me. My room was right next to the pool deck so arranging groomsman and bridesmaids was easy. Train in the dirt was no issue at all, it just dragged right along.