Plus-size Brides


Shopping with Sarah: Your Perfect Plus-size Gown

When you have a full figure, finding the right pair of jeans can be stressful. And shopping for a wedding gown? Ladies, you don't need nerves of steel -- you just need tips from an expert. That's where Sarah Velasquez comes in!

5 Dress Shopping Tips for Plus-size Brides

Shopping for a wedding dress can be extra stressful for plus-size brides. Finding a dress that highlights your best assets and fits your budget is no easy task. Keep these five tips in mind for bridal bliss.

5 Wedding Dress Silhouettes and Fabrics for Plus-size Brides

A-line gowns look great on curvy women, but this silhouette isn't the final word in fashion for plus-size brides. We've picked five popular styles and recommended figure-flattering fabrics, too.

5 Figure-flattering Accessories for Plus-size Brides

All brides have certain features they want to flaunt and others they prefer to hide. Whether you're drawing eyes to your collarbone or distracting them from your arms, here are some must-have accessories.

Plus-size Brides

Plus-size brides aren't stuck with A-line dresses or full-skirted ball gowns. A simple sheath can flatter the figure when it's made from quality materials that skim over the body instead of clinging to it. Explore our beautiful plus-size bride album.

Are designer wedding gowns worth the cost?

No way will anything but Vera Wang do! For brides who demand the best, it's a designer gown or nothing at all. But to rationalize spending tens of thousands of dollars, you'll have to convince yourself the dress is worth it ... and is it?

Much Ado About Alterations

A dress that's gorgeous on the hanger won't look nearly as beautiful on your body if it doesn't fit perfectly. That's where alterations come in. Kleinfeld fashion director Randy Fenoli offers this crash course in wedding gown alterations.

10 Old, New, Borrowed and Blue Bridal Accessories

Every bride knows it's tradition to have something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue on her wedding day. The accessories you choose can be completely chic or sweetly sentimental.

Discount Wedding Dresses 101

Your fiancé won't be too happy if you spend the entire wedding budget on a designer dress! You can find a gorgeous gown for a bargain basement price -- you just need a few tips to get you started. That's where we come in.

How -- and Why -- to Choose a Reception Dress

It's beautiful, elaborate and -- let's be honest -- unwieldy. So why not ditch that wedding dress after the "I-dos" and slip into something more comfortable and fun? Here's our case for the reception dress.

Best Wedding Hair Accessories

Is a modern tiara appropriate for your wedding? How about a feathered comb? A traditional veil? Explore the options for your big day in this article.

How to Choose the Best Bridal Bouquet for Your Personality

Choosing a bouquet can make you feel a lot like Goldilocks. That one's too big, this one's too stubby, and that one is generic. We'll help you pick one with plenty of significance that's the perfect style and shape.

10 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Planner

Some brides love all the considerations and decisions that go into planning a wedding -- others can't stand it. You can hire a wedding planner to streamline the process, and you can use our 10 tips to streamline the process of hiring a planner!

10 Biggest Wedding Expenses

The wedding industry capitalizes on sentiment, tradition and trends. The bride who buys into the idea that her wedding is the most special day of her life will spend more than $30,000 on her nuptials. These big-ticket items eat up a budget faster than she can say "I do".

How to Choose the Best Wedding Reception Site for Your Personality

Your love is anything but ordinary, so why would you celebrate your union in a dingy hotel reception hall? Let your tastes and interests shine through in a unique venue that will delight your guests!

10 Classic Engagement Ring Styles

Nothing says true love quite like a big, sparkly diamond. You need the perfect ring to represent your commitment -- and your personal sense of style. Grooms and brides-to-be, take note: These settings and stones are timeless!

10 Great Wedding Themes

Choosing a theme isn't exactly a piece of (wedding) cake, so we've put together a list of 10 creative motifs to inspire you, whether your aesthetic leans toward a trendy city ceremony or geeked-out vows on the deck of the Starship Enterprise.

10 Original Themes for Your Bachelorette Party

Fishbowl margaritas and skanky lingerie: They're not for every bride. If she's more uptown than downtown or more tomboy than girly, the typical bachelorette party just won't do. Here are our 10 picks for a good time.

How to Throw an Engagement Party on a Budget

Ever wonder why it's customary to buy a hostess gift? It's because the hostess breaks her back -- and the bank -- to put on a fabulous shindig! But you don't have to spend much to throw a memorable engagement party.

10 Fun Bridal Shower Games

If the party guests range from the bride's little sister to the groom's great-grandmother, a good hostess knows she needs something to break the ice and get people mingling. In many party scenarios, games are the answer.

10 Fun Things You Have to Do During Your Engagement

You've been envisioning an elegant bridal updo, but that's assuming you have any hair left when the big day is finally here. Every bride needs to have a little fun and make the most of her engagement. Here are 10 ideas for blowing off some steam.


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