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Midday Must Have: Plus Size Wedding Dresses & Planning Tips

This week on our social networks some of you had a lot to say concerning wedding dresses and planning for your upcoming day. Some readers ,were nice enough to submit there photos to the blog which you can see here .

Jessica McGee Williams Age:32 Location : Woodrow Hall Birmingham Alabama Dress from David Bridal
Jessica McGee Williams
Location : Woodrow Hall Birmingham Alabama
Dress from David Bridal
PreShus , 28 , North Carolina @thapreShus1 on Instagram and Twitter

However, one reader pointed out to me that she didn’t know where to look or how to get started. So I brainstormed and came up with a short list to consider when planning for your big day.

  • Start by planning out a budget and listing all the items you will need .Such as makeup artist , event location, catering , decor and car rentals just to name a few.
  • Before buying your dress or bridesmaids dresses come up with a color and style that will accentuate each body type .We would hate to see angry bridesmaids on such a joyful day.
  • Lastly ,it is your day and you are not entitled to wear your great great grand mom’s dress just to please one of your family members. If found in such position utilize the garment and make adjustments to suit your needs with your nearest designer or seamstress.

Here are a few online stores and publications  that I think you should get acquainted with while planning out your big day :

David Bridals


White Diamonds Wedding Gown

IGIGI, an American contemporary designer of women’s plus-size clothing, is synonymous with fashion-forward styles including unforgettable and desirable dresses, work wear, wedding dresses, and trendy separates. Founded in 2000, IGIGI’s mission is to transform the world’s view of beauty. IGIGI creates sexy, stylish, and sophisticated collections of plus-size clothing to be a major part of the lifestyle and events of a fashion-loving modern woman – her wedding, the parties she attends, her work, her fun, her fashion, her life!

Real Size Bride


Real size bride is one of the leading, exclusive plus size wedding dress designers because they cater to REAL brides, size 10-30, dressing them in the most spectacular full figured wedding dresses on the market!

Pretty Pear Bride

Pretty Pear Bride is the brainchild of Shafonne Myers, a certified wedding and event planner that was a plus size bride who realized that the wedding industry was overlooking a vast number of their clientele, Plus Size Brides.

Pretty Pear Bride was started as a site where plus size brides can find bridal inspiration that THEY long for. So many people planning their weddings struggle with finding inspiration that includes images that look like them.  Everyone wants to see people that look like them, doing what they are trying to do because it allows them to envision that they can be just as glamorous and gorgeous as they imagined. So the mission was clear: merge a love for blogging and wedding planning with creating a place for plus size brides to see themselves in wedding inspiration.

Sydney’s Closet

Plus Size Wedding Dresses

At Sydney’s Closet, they love fitting beautiful brides with plus size wedding dresses designed to fit and flatter her full figure. Their selection always includes cheap plus size wedding dresses for brides who don’t have a ton of money to spend but still want to look like a million bucks on their big day. They offer an up-to-date selection of traditional plus size wedding gowns for curvy brides going down the church aisle on her special day.

Curvaceous Couture


Curvaceous Couture believes that every woman’s wedding dress selection experience should be as joyful and fulfilling as possible, but the more shapely bride is forced to face disheartening challenges. Not anymore!

Located in the Baltimore Washington Metropolitan area, just 10 minutes from BWI airport, Curvaceous Couture is the first designer bridal boutique to feature a complete collection of full-figured and one-of-a-kind wedding gowns for the bride with discriminating taste. Featuring sample designer gowns from all over the world, their dresses will fit size 12-44.




Did you know of these places before and  who is getting married soon ? Let us know in the comment section below !


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Written by Ashlee Hinds

Founder & Editor at BigBeautifulBlackGirls
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