EVERY BODY, EVERY BRIDE… deserves to feel beautiful, lovely, and loved on their wedding day.
Congratulations on your engagement! If you’re thinking you’re a plus size bride, you’ve chosen the right store! Dress Gallery has over 100 gowns sizes 16+. What does that mean for you? It means your dream dress is likely right here in our store!
What do you need to know?
1. Figure out your budget.
Plus-size gowns aren’t any more expensive than regular bridal at DG. You will for sure need to set a budget before you come. Most gowns at Dress Gallery are $1000-$3000. If you have a budget below $1000, you will have limited options, regardless of your size. A budget of $1500 will allow you try on 80% of the store.
2. Your normal clothing size may not be your bridal size.
Bridal sizes are kind of evil. Your regular clothes will likely have a different size on the tag than your bridal gown. (Psst- no one will see the tag as you walk down the aisle!) Don’t let this freak you out or deter you from loving a gown. Size ain’t nothin’ but a number, darlin’.
There may be gowns that fit you, gowns that are too small, or gowns that are too large. Our plus size trained consultants know by looking at you which gowns will work and which will not. Trust them!
3. Your gown may not be in the store in your size.
We typically have one of each dress – and all of our gowns over a size 16 are on our Pinterest. If you stray from the Plus Size Pinterest board, you may come across gowns that are too small to try on in the store. Stick with the board! If you really want to see a gown that’s not in a plus size, ask your consultant. There may be something similar or something that we can do to make it look like it fits perfectly. We usually get creative with clips, panels, and clamps.
4. Get ready to get cozy with your consultant.
We share a dressing room with you to make sure the gowns look their best on you. This means you’ll be in your underwear in front of us. Seriously, though, this is no sweat. We have special long-line strapless bras and slips if they make you feel more confident! Putting gowns on is very hard, and we are just there to make sure you are getting the full effect. You won’t step out in front of your family until the gown looks its best.
5. Our private fitting rooms are your friend.
We are the only store in the state of Kansas with entirely private bridal suites. You and your guests are the only people who see you in the mirror. This is so important for your comfort level – no parading around in front of a store full of people. No sharing mirrors with other brides. You’re just with the people who love you and want you to feel comfortable!
6. Be confident!
Don’t let anything stop you from enjoying your wedding day! DG’s consultants have received specialized training from top designers about plus size brides. We are thrilled for you and your wish is our command! Get ready to find your dream dress!