Dress Shopping Tips from A Plus Size Stylist

Shopping for your wedding dress should be one of the most fun parts of planning a wedding, but for a lot of plus brides working with boutiques can be disappointing. As a plus size woman and a bridal stylist I always want to make the shopping experience for my plus brides as fun and easy as possible. Here are a few ways to make sure your search for the dress is a good one!

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Sarah & Patrick's Eclectic Woodsy Wedding

Sarah cannot help but talk about fate when describing her relationship with Patrick. They grew up in the same neighborhood and attended the same high school, but were none the wiser to the connection they would grow to have. It was not until years later, after Sarah mustered up the courage to send Patrick a message on Facebook, did sparks fly. At the time, they were living in different parts of the country, relying on all day texting and late night Skype dates to keep in touch. After months of visiting one another, Patrick asked her to move to North Carolina with him. While scared to leave her mom and her home, Sarah was ready to start a new chapter of their love story.

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Dalreece & Jarreth's Elegant Cape Town Family Wedding

Dalreece and Jarreth first met on Tinder and after talking for a week they took the plunge and met IRL. For their first date, they went to a national park near their home in Cape Town, South Africa to see some elephants. The conversation was fun, the laughter was easy, and the attraction was heavy. They both knew right away, this was love.

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My Big Fat Blonde Musical's Real Life Love Story

Theresa and Bobby went to elementary, middle, and high school together. Bobby was in band with Theresa’s brother so they were “aware” of each other, but they were not friends. After college, their mutual friend, Donald (who later officiated their wedding), got them both involved in a local production of Gilbert and Sullivan's, "The Mikado." After rehearsals, Donald, Bobby, and Theresa would grab dinner and drinks and just hang out. They did this for about a month before things took a leap out of the friend zone.

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Jerrod & Danielle’s Jewel-Toned Disney Nuptials

Danielle and Jerrod met in 2013 over Twitter, but it was not until three years later that they connected romantically. For their first date, Jerrod picked Danielle up from her parents’ house and he even met her mother. “It was really traditional,” said Danielle. “But I loved how intentional he was.” He took her to a swanky restaurant a town over and afterwards they went back to Jerrod’s to watch Game of Thrones. Ever the gentleman, Jerrod drove Danielle home and they had their first kiss on Danielle’s front porch.

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Tamsin & Adam's Summer BBQ Wedding

Tamsin and Adam went to secondary school (or high school for our American readers) together, Adam was a year below Tamsin, but they did not properly meet until 2015, when they started working together at their local pharmacy. Tamsin sold health and beauty products and Adam did deliveries for the home care department. They chatted at work, but it was Adam's mother, who also worked with them, who saw their potential and made them swap numbers. 

Tamsin took the initiative and asked Adam out for their first date. In a classic first date fashion, they went for a few drinks and then to a really bad movie. As Adam walked Tamsin home, they had their first kiss in a little park, overlooking the church where they later married and they have been inseparable ever since.

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Michelle & John's Route 66 Cabin Celebration

Michelle and John first met in 2012. John asked to buy the cute blonde a beer when they bumped into each other on the street outside the oldest bar in Ithaca, New York. They had a beer together, but did not exchange numbers and went their separate ways. However, it must have been fate because a month later Michelle was passing the same bar after work and decided to have a quick peek inside. John was there. They had another beer, exchanged numbers this time, and within a week they both knew it was love.

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Jessica & Kevin's Traditional Maryland Celebration

Kevin saw Jessica on Plenty of Fish in 2013. Their conversation faded, but fate stepped in on Facebook three years later, where they bonded in a football fan group. After exchanging numbers and texting, Kevin didn't want to miss another chance, and took her out to see a movie. Later that year, Kevin presented her ring during a quiet night at home. She was surprised, but elated to say yes.

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Bethany & Andrew's Whimsical Vintage Ceremony

Bethany and Andrew had their first date at a pizza shop. The pizza wasn't remarkable, but their conversation was. They dated for a year and a half, spending meaningful time getting to know each other. One day while at their favorite park, Andrew proposed with touching words about their relationship. He said he wanted to propose somewhere special to them, where they could always revisit. 

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Nicole & Kevin's Timeless Rustic Wedding

Nicole and Kevin's romance started with a drive-in movie. Nicole got a sitter to watch her daughter while they went out, and the first movie went over so well, they were able to stay for the second. Kevin was planning on a grand proposal, but each step of the way, his plans were foiled. Finally, while they were having a meaningless argument, he stopped mid sentence to fetch the ring. He told her she was difficult, but he didn't want to be with anyone else. 

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