Wedding dresses for plus sized bride

I am a plus sized woman (size 26) who is absolutely terrified of wedding dress shopping. I’ve heard so many horror stories and my first experience at David’s Bridal left much to be desired. Is there even a place that will have a sample dress for me to try? I’m dreading the whole experience.

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Please don’t make awful comments about how I should try to lose weight or how gross fat people are, I’m feeling crappy enough about this whole thing as it is. Thanks.



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37 Responses

  1. This is a happy time for you. You found someone that loves you, remember that. While I can’t help you find a wedding dress, I do want to say that you will look beautiful no matter what as you are marrying the person you love so walk in to shops with a smile and don’t let anyone pull you down.

  2. Kara Fehr Kara Fehr says:

    I don’t know places but, if you are feeling crappy about it as it is, maybe you should wait on the dress shopping until you feel better about yourself.

  3. Bridal plus wedding gallery !! I am plus size and got my wedding dress there .

    Sizes up to 32

  4. Speak with a manager at David’s – they were amazing when I bought my dress, and were one of the few that had lots of sample sizes I could try.

  5. Nicole Getty Nicole Getty says:

    Dont feel crappy about yourself you obviously have someone who loves u just the way u r. However realistically finding a good selection of sample wedding dresses in a plus size might be a struggle.

  6. Teri Sherry Teri Sherry says:

    Bridal Plus. Ask for Donna.
    Great selection too.

  7. I designed my own and found a seamstress. It cost me a fraction of the price (345.00) and I got what I really wanted.

  8. Cindy Dato Cindy Dato says:

    So your not going to go dress shopping, because you heard other’s talk about their horror stories. Really?
    Go wedding dress shopping and make a beautiful story about it instead of hearing horror stories. Majority of stores carries plus size wedding dress. Have a look before you judge.

  9. Ruth Eifert Ruth Eifert says:

    Don’t feel crappy! This is a wonderful moment in your life and enjoy every minute of it. And just in case you need a reminder, there are literally hundreds of thousands of us BIG BEAUTIFUL gals out here (they say 40% or so of the female population 😉 ) and we choose to enjoy life to the fullest. You will find a beautiful dress, and you will be a beautiful bride! I’m wishing you an awesome and very blessed wedding day!

  10. Anya Beckett Anya Beckett says:

    I have a dress for sale if you would like to see pics. I’m a plus size and the dress has never been worn or has no size limit your gonna be a gorgeous bride

  11. Bridal House has a decent selection of plus sized gowns 🙂

  12. Shawna Perez Shawna Perez says:

    OMG, I am a size 14 and when I bought my wedding dress I didn’t set one foot into the wedding stores. I bought a cocktail dress at Sears, shawl at Simon’s and had a fabbo wedding! Just buy a beautiful dress and own it!!! 🙂

  13. Carly Brunet Carly Brunet says:

    Congratulations! Check out Modcloth online for plus size dresses! They’re gorgeous and affordable!

  14. Ceol Poon Ceol Poon says:

    After a couple awful experiences at bridal boutiques, I ordered mine online and had it tailored to fit perfectly. Saved myself about $1k in the process, too.

  15. Faye Segaran Faye Segaran says:

    Congratulations !!! How exciting … i too am plus size and have found some wonderful online shops that might have something … Eloquii … Kiyonna … eShakti which will do modifications … as for in town I dont really know of anywhere but good luck … remember it is not all about what you wear but the celebration of love and that can be done in anything ❤

  16. Congratulations!!
    Check out Torrid online too! When I was looking for a nice dress to wear to a wedding this past September, I noticed they had special occasion dresses and a few wedding dress options

  17. The Bridal Plus Boutique has sizes ranging from 4 to 32, it’s where I bought my dress and I’m a size 22! The ladies are SUPER helpful and do all alterations in house! Quick turn around too. Plus they can order in if they don’t have something you like.

    Just keep in mind designers in general don’t tend to make a lot of plus sized options so they’re limited in that sense too.

  18. Emily Smith Emily Smith says:

    ABC bridal was amazing. They had great selection and wonderful staff.

  19. The bridal house is St Albert has beautiful dresses for all sizes. They treated me excellent.

  20. Shari Heiser Shari Heiser says:

    There’s a dress for everyone! Don’t be discouraged. David’s Bridal sucks for anyone at any size haha! There are several boutiques in Edmonton. Shop around. Just be sure to get all costs explained up front. Cause dress shopping can get costly with alterations and timelines etc.

  21. Felicia Rene Felicia Rene says:

    Pm me!!! I have a beautiful PZ dress for sale cheap!

  22. make an appt at Bridal Elegance by Sandy on 99 street. Private appointments and very good service and choice

  23. I bought mine at ABC bridal. They were amazing. I did get some alters done though. Reasonable prices I found at ABC.

  24. Amanda Nic Amanda Nic says:

    Op pls pm me. I have one that you may love

  25. Kirsten Dagg Kirsten Dagg says:

    My sister bought her wedding dress at tres chic in wem and they sold her dress to someone else two weeks before her wedding. I’m glad to hear you had a good experience there tho.

  26. Trina Griep Trina Griep says:

    Ordered my wedding dress from here:

    Came and only needed minor alterations. I paid $250 max.


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