Plus-Size Wedding Dress Anxiety is Real – Here’s How to Beat it

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Savanah Lambert
September 21, 2022

When it comes to plus-size wedding dress shopping, it’s normal to feel anxiety along with the excitement. 

Oftentimes, trying on wedding dresses has been a dream for many brides since they were young, so having the perfect memorable experience is important. 

Fear not! In this blog we share our professional tips that have worked for others when it comes to overcoming the dress stress and keeping things light-hearted and fun.

You Have Choices- Do Your Research!

For curvy brides looking for a wedding dress, shopping can be a challenge. Not every boutique carries wedding dresses in plus-sizes, leaving the bride to feel non-inclusive, or having to settle for styles they aren’t loving.

However, with planning and prep you can score the dress of your dreams! Do your research to find bridal boutiques that cater to plus-size brides, such as Curve in Jacksonville, FL!

These types of stores are fashion-forward and carry the latest designers that make a variety of stunning dress styles in larger sizes.

Once you find your boutique, sit down with your partner and discuss the wedding theme and venue. By having this settled, you can then start narrowing down bridal style choices.

Take Charge of Your Appointment

Don’t be afraid to ask questions. By being thorough at your appointment, you’ll feel more confident in your wedding dress choices. 

Make a list of questions for your bridal consultant prior to the appointment or call the boutique ahead of time if you need fast answers. The more you know, the more relaxed you’ll feel. Plus, remember that this is your time to shine! The bridal consultants are there to help.

Embrace the Fear… Then Squash it!

Though it may be easier said than done, going into your dress appointment with a mindful demeaner can help combat stress and anxiety. 

Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present in the moment, not letting your mind race with thoughts of the future or negative outcomes. 

Join a yoga class or learn breathing exercises. These techniques may come in handy if you get a sudden surge of anxiety while planning your wedding. It’s also OK to step back and take 5 if need be.


At CURVE, we encourage brides to do what they need in order to be comfortable during their appointments. Come with an open mind and the universe will provide!

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