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Post # 77
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605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

OP: Sorry that you had to deal with that. I ran into the same problem before finding a shop that only catered to plus sized women. What I did to make the most of my appointments at other shops was to have my cousin try on the dresses that I couldn’t. We have similar shapes but I’m larger. Because we have similar shapes I was able to get an idea of what the dress might look like on me. I don’t know if you would feel comfortable with doing the same, but maybe it would help.

Good luck!

 

Post # 78
Hostess
11163 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

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@sapphire5:  Agreed. I was referring to the BMI comment in general…I wasn’t implying anything to you or even referring to your comment. πŸ™‚

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@HueysLuda:  That is a great idea. My Maid/Matron of Honor when she got married last March was in love with a dress from DB that only was available in a 10 in the store. I squeezed myself into it to give her an idea because she couldn’t fit into it. While it isn’t the same as being the one to try it on it goes give one a bit of insight. Great suggestion!

Post # 79
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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@Treejewel19:  thanks for clarifying πŸ™‚

Post # 81
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4 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I got my dress at Davids Bridal.  They were awesome with everything.  Keep your chin up!!!!  You will find your perfect dress and look absolutely amazing in it.  

Post # 82
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2649 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Whoa…. Some serious thread jacking…..

Sorry about that OP usually  posts do not dissolve into a tangent as this one has… 

 

So sorry about your  experience, I promise you by are not all like that.  I can relate,  when I went. The first dress the consultant pulled was a size 6 mermaid. I am I size 14 …. Yea that went over well.some of them have no sence.  Besides, I am 100000000000 percent positive that you are a very attractive woman.  πŸ˜‰

Post # 83
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939 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I just wanted to chime in for some sympathy.  My first  bridal shop experience sucked a lot.  The salespeople weren’t mean at all, but not all that helpful.  I’m a few sizes bigger than you and the girl who helped me was petite in all ways.  She didnt exactly know how to handle me, haha.  And she wasn’t prepared even though I told them I was plus-sized and specifically asked if they would have dresses in my size, and they said yes.  But when i drove over an hour to get there, they had nothing and wanted me to do the whole “hold this in front of you and imagine yourself in the dress.” When she said this i looked at mom my mom and sisters in horror, and their faces mirrored my own.  I was not dropping $1k on a dress that I was only going to “imagine” myself in.  

Luckily my boss told me about this awesome shop that was purely plus-sized and when  i went there, every dress I was interested in I could try on.  They might not have fit, but they fit enough for me to actually put in on and it was the best feeling ever.  I really felt like a real bride, and that’s how every girl should feel when trying on dresses, whether they are size 2 or 32.  

Post # 84
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@Songbird29:  Really happy to hear you’re feeling better today.  Sorry if I contributed to the thread getting carried away.  Good luck with your dress hunt when you do go looking again.  Make sure you share what you do find! πŸ™‚

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