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Plus Size Wedding Dress Shopping

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Tracey Dale

Top tips for plus size wedding dress shopping.

As with any major purchase you need to do some research. Look online and ask around for recommendations from friends and family who may have previously bought a plus size gown.

Many stores can order up to a particular size but may not necessarily have plus size samples to try on. Good plus size stockists will promote their collection on their website so always plan ahead so that you are not disappointed to only find size 8-14 samples.

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Most brides are nervous and many plus size brides worry that they are not going to fit into a dress let alone look pretty and feel confident. This is where a good store will take over and put you at ease.

It pays to be realistic about your size, Wedding Dresses are notoriously small fitting and most brides have to have a larger size than they buy off the High Street. Allow the consultant to take your measurements and they will guide you to the dresses in your size. The choice is then up to you.

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Plus size gowns come in all shapes including fishtail, A line and princess ball gowns and the rule is, there are NO rules, because you have never worn a bridal gown before, it is difficult to know what is going to suit you.

So be led by the consultant, they will show you shapes you can try that will suit your figure until you find The One.

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Its always best to be honest about your budget. It is easy to get carried away with spending more than you wanted too, so take your time and don't be pressured into making a decision.

Even if you need to make another appointment so that you have had time to think it over, and always take someone with you who can help you with your final decision.

So all that remains is for you to start the exciting journey of choosing your Dream Dress.Let the nerves slip away and enjoy the experience.

Good Luck.

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