Choosing Your Plus Size Wedding Dress
in Bridal Stores
A crucial step towards purchasing your plus size wedding dress is choosing the right
bridal stores... And please don't forget this.. The
reputation of bridal store owners and the duration of the time they have been in business usually prove to be of
It's important to arm yourself with as much information as possible before visiting bridal stores.
You don’t want to be wasting your time going to the wrong bridal stores and those
stores don’t want to waste time on brides who are not in their market.
So, the following advice and tips should help brides decide on which bridal stores to make appointments to
Ask around about the best bridal stores !
Firstly, ask around and visit several shops without making an impulsive decision is
a must. If the bridal store owner or a sales person has been around for a long time it’s a plus. You
could first start with some of the larger retail chains, as they are more likely to have dresses you can try
on. You can also look at department stores and designers who specialize in plus size wedding
dresses. They should be willing to tell you the types of policies they have concerning disasters like
fires, weather mishaps, or bankruptcy that could shut down the store and force them not to deliver the dress
on time. There’s been lots of weddings that have been made less than 100 % perfect because of a bridal shop's
failure to deliver.
Also, please think about the location of the bridal stores.
A bride, with everything else she has to do, does not want to travel long distances for the fittings.
Remember that a wedding dress at the bridal store may require several fittings.
One of the first questions to ask is the average price of
the wedding dresses sold in the shop, since that will give you an idea up front if that store is for you.
Then, the next question should be if the alterations or wedding dress preservation are included in the price.
Some establishments offer reasonably priced package deals that include fittings, alterations, dry cleaning,
Of course, bridal shops come in many sizes. Besides a selection of ready-made or made-to-order wedding dresses,
most bridal shops offer other services as well.
The expanse of the inventory and the quality of the merchandise carry a weight in giving the bride several options
in sizes and styles. Whether the shop has veils or not is of essence. There are some high-end bridal shops that
only sell the dress but not the veil. A bride needs to have her veil match her wedding dress.
Shopping for that plus size wedding
Visiting too many bridal shops during the day is not a good idea. You'll make better decisions when
you are fresh and have a lot of energy. However, if you're tired and exhausted when you come to the store
you'll be unprepared. When you then try on a few styles, there's a possibility that you'll get confused and all
the wedding dresses will start to look the same. You may get confused and end up buying a cheap looking wedding
dress as a result of being tired.
it's also not a bad idea to bring along some photos of wedding dresses you like and discuss your ideas with a
bridal consultant. Of course, the bridal consultant could advise you that the photograph of the wedding dress you
like just isn't right for you. The consultant will look at your full figure type and help you to
choose styles that suit your budget and flatter you. Of course, you should try on all the plus size wedding
dresses you're shown by the consultant. Some may not look like "your style" of dress. However, remember that many
of the dresses will look better on you than they do hanging on the racks. You also may want to think about
bringing a friend along so you can obtain their opinion.
An efficient bridal shop should be clean and well-organised. It needs to have good lighting, several professionally
angled mirrors, and lots of space to move around for the bride to see herself in a wedding dress from all sides
while standing still and while in motion. It is also imperative that the sales staff are informed enough to know
the answers to the bride's questions. A pushy, rude, and patronizing sales person can turn the pleasant experience
of choosing one's wedding dress into a nightmare. Sales people should respect the bride and her time. When you are
on time for your appointment and they make you wait for more than ten minutes, then it is a good idea to search for
When the sales people steer the bride toward a style that flatters her
figure the most, that store will be recommended by many people to others. Searching for the perfect plus size
wedding dress is fun and it should be an enjoyable experience. A wedding dress is the most important dress
you'll ever wear in your life, because in it, you'll take an oath to spend the rest of your life with the
person who will be your mate.
Once you find a plus size wedding dress
or two that you like,
there are more questions to ask
1. If you like a particular dress but would like it with different sleeves, or neckline, can it be ordered with
2. Can the dress be altered and at what cost?
3. Can I obtain a written quotation on the alterations?
4. Also, ask if you can get a discount if you order the bridesmaids dresses at the same store. Perhaps free
5. What about headpieces and or veils? Will they go with my dress?
6. What deposit do I have to pay and when is the balance due?
7. If I decide to cancel what are your cancellation and refund policies?
8. Can the dress be made within the time necessary?
It’s also important to start looking as soon as you set your wedding date. If requiring a designer
wedding dress then it will need to be specially ordered. This could take anywhere between 3 to 6 months to arrive,
so you would need to order at least six months berfore your reception. You will then have time for any alterations
to be made. If you decide on a custom made wedding dress, again allow about 6 months because it takes time to
select the fabric, style as well as fittings.
Before making an appointment, here's some appointment tips.
Not all brides can afford expensive wedding dresses due to a low budget and other financial
constraints.This doesn’t mean that the bride can’t look just fabulous on her wedding day as there’s an
increasing number of high quality, but relatively cheap plus size
wedding dresses on the market.
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