Being a size 18 or more can be very frustrating for a bride to be when she goes shopping for her wedding dress. With many shops having sample dresses which only go up to a 14 or 16, I have had brides come to my shop who have been left very disheartened (or sometimes even distressed) after a previous appointment when they arrived to find that the other shop didn’t have any dresses to fit them, and they were forced to either squeeze into dresses that are 3 or 4 sizes too small, hold a dress up in front of them, or get their friend or sister to try the dresses on to see what it looked like. I tell each bride who comes to our shop that they should always pick the dress that makes them feel the most beautiful and special – the one that they feel a million dollars in!! How can anyone feel special on a dress that they can’t even try on?
At Beautiful Day Bridal Cottage, we try our best to cater for all different shapes and sizes, and with dresses ranging in size from 10 to 30, we’d like to think that we have dresses that the vast majority of brides can try on. Approximately 20% of customers who visit our shop are in what is termed as the ‘plus size’ category, and to reflect this, we keep approximately 20% of our stock in sizes 18+, but there are always those dresses that we have in size 10 or 12 that a curvier bride wants to try on and we just don’t have them in her size.
At the trunk show, our selection of size 18+ dresses will double, and Maggie Sottero will be sending us an additional selection of dresses on loan, many of which we already have in smaller sizes in our shop which we wouldn’t normally have for curvier brides to try on.
Here are a few tips for fuller figured brides looking to go shopping for their wedding dress.
If you're a bride with those extra curves and you’re worried about going shopping, you’ll find that coming to our ‘curvy couture’ event will be perfect for you and you’ll have a much better range to choose from. At the event, we also give 10% discount to anyone who places a deposit on a wedding dress plus a £50 accessory credit, and the good thing is that even if you are not ready to get measured or to pay the usual 50% deposit, you can pay a smaller £200 deposit and revisit us approx 6 -7 months (if time allows!!) before the big day and get the size finalised and the rest of the deposit paid. Also, none of our designers charge extra for the size 18+ dresses unlike many other wedding dress designers, so you won't have any nasty little hidden extras added on to your bill.
This is our seventh Curvy Couture weekend and they do book up fast if past events are anything to go by, so book early to avoid disappointment. The feedback from past Curvy Couture weekends has been fantastic and all the brides who come to this event comment on how impressed they are with the choice of styles.
Tel us on 02871 813682 or email us on email@example.com to book in or with any queries.
Hope to see lots of you lovely ladies at the event .