What if I Want to Buy the First Plus-Size Wedding Dress I Try On? Pros vs. Cons

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Courtney L.
September 21, 2022

Shopping for a plus-size wedding dress is a momentous decision for any bride-to-be. While some brides find their dream gown after trying on a multitude of dresses, others experience the thrill of discovering "the one" during their very first bridal appointment. 

But, could there be a downside to going with the first gown you fall for? In this post, we'll discuss the pros and cons of buying the first and only gown you try. Let’s get to it…


  • Instant Connection: Falling in love with the first dress you try on can be a magical experience. It's an immediate connection that often signals you've found a gown that aligns perfectly with your vision and style.
  • Saves Time and Energy: Searching for a wedding dress can be time-consuming, requiring research and intuition. If you find the perfect dress on your first try, you'll save precious time and energy that can be redirected towards other aspects of wedding planning.
  • Minimizes Overthinking: Trying on numerous dresses can sometimes lead to second-guessing. Choosing the first dress eliminates the potential for overthinking and simplifies the decision-making process.
  • Emotional Attachment: The first dress you try on can hold a special place in your heart as it marks the beginning of your wedding dress journey. This emotional moment is super exciting and can make the gown even more meaningful.


  • Limited Comparison: By not exploring other options, you may miss out on the chance to see a variety of styles, shapes, and designers. Plus, you never know what silhouette might surprise you. For example, many times curvy brides feel that a tighter dress might not work for them, but change their minds when they try them on. We always encourage our brides to be open-minded, you never know what you’ll discover!
  • Regret or FOMO: The fear of missing out (FOMO) may linger if you decide not to explore other dress options. Regret could surface if you discover other gowns that you think you might have liked more.
  • Changing Tastes: Your style preferences may evolve during your wedding planning journey. What you loved initially might not align with your vision as the big day approaches.

In the end, whether you decide to buy the first and only wedding dress you try or continue shopping for a while, it's essential to trust your instincts and follow your heart. Ultimately, the most important thing is that you feel confident, beautiful, and comfortable in the dress you choose, no matter how many you tried on before making that decision!

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