PLANNING | Guessing Drawbacks To Plus Size Brides (Hint – There Are None!)

You know what? Being plus size is no mean feat. There’s a certain element of work that has to go into each decision that we make for our bodies, whether to please ourselves personally or the people around us (and hey – we shouldn’t care about what they’re thinking, but more on that later).

There are certain things that are available to us and certain things that aren’t. However, for the things that aren’t, that doesn’t mean that they’re off the menu forever – it just means that we need to get creative and adapt to what they can be. Which is something totally beautiful and brilliant, by the way.

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There’s always a dream dress in the back of every little girl’s mind when they come to thinking about their wedding. This changes over time, and may not even be a dress at all by the end; it can be whatever you want it to be. There are quite a few plus size retailers for dresses popping up such as Lady V London and Edith & Winston, but if none of them tickle your fancy then it’s time to take matters into your own hands. Enlisting the help of a dressmaker will mean that you’re not having to slim to get into the dress of your dreams, nor are you having to settle for second best when it comes to actually finding that dress that you want to fall in love with. We don’t settle for second best with anything else in our lives – why should it be how we dress our bodies?

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Again, certain stores go up to certain sizes and then you’re paying more to add on metal and enlarge rings. Of course, there is a way around this … simply make your own. There are sites such as which you are easily able to pick a diamond from to be sent to you, and you can also visit to give you an insight on how to buy the gold to set it in (if that’s your metal of choice). It adds such a personal touch to what you want to do, and may actually end up being cheaper in the long run! Plus you don’t have to be matching anybody else in the world if you’re that way inclined. Go as wild as you want to.

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We’re living in a world where a quick search online will put you in touch with any community that you wish. There are people that have gone through the same experiences, the same wants and needs and those who are willing to part with such things either for a fraction of the price or for free. Do your research before your big day and see if you can get yourself a deal. And finally, remember – what you’re doing is for you, the one you love and nobody else. Be as wild as you want and dress to impress yourself.

Look for plus size wedding gowns here.

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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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