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5 Tips to Being a Happy Plus Size Bride

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You finally got the ring from the person that you love more than anything in the world and are finally starting to plan your big day. But with everything going on in the planning process you feel your happiness slipping away. You are going through a ton of emotions, feelings and situations when you are planning a wedding and it’s natural for you to feel down or unhappy at times but we want to make sure that it doesn’t become a feeling that takes over and turns planning your wedding into something you dread all together. We’ve gotten together our 5 top tips to ensure that you stay a happy plus size bride.

1. Be Comfortable With Yourself
This is truly one of THE most important tips. You need to start from the inside and work your way out because if YOU aren’t happy on the inside there is no way that you can portray happiness to the outside.

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2. Have Happy People Around You
This is something that I’m told all the time, that my happiness or joy is contagious. When I’m in a good mood, it shows and helps people around me be in a good mood. It really is true. If you want to be happy you need to have happy people around you.

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3. Pick a Dress that makes You a Feel Fabulous

This is huge because, if you look good then it translates into you feeling good.  It’s a proven fact.  So make sure that you pick a plus size wedding dress that makes YOU feel fabulous….not your mother or others but one that you feel makes you look amazing.  Trust me a dress that makes you feel amazing will be a dress that you look amazing in.

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4. Expect something to not go your way

This is a biggie too because so often plus size brides to be feel that everything should go perfect so when something doesn’t go their way, it’s a complete and utter breakdown.  And this could have been avoided. Just know that there might have to be some compromises that you might have to make.  And that’s OK, it really is and the sooner you realize that the better because it so much easier to expect something not going your way as opposed to thinking everything is going to be perfect and having your world shattered.


This is one of your most important times of your life…..just have fun.  Roll with the pushes and realize that this is meant to be fun and if it isn’t then something needs to change and it’s probably one of the tips above.

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*Updated 1/14/19

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Shafonne Myers is a certified wedding and event planner who longed for bridal inspiration that looked like her. She has created a website and magazine that brings bridal inspiration to plus size brides. She does speaking engagements educating the world about plus size brides and self confidence.
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