Natasha: Do you think there are enough options currently available for curvy brides?
Shafonne: YES! There are plenty of options available for the curvy bride if you take the time to look. If you go to a salon that caters to the plus size woman you will find hundreds of options. But, if you go to a place where they only have a plus size section you will have a lot less options.
Natasha: What are the average costs of a wedding or wedding dress? Do plus size dresses typically cost the same as straight size dresses?
Shafonne: The typical range for a wedding dress is $1,200 – $8,000. Can you find a dress at $1,000? Yes, but it is really hard! Plus, that range doesn’t include the costs for alterations. And, there are some companies that do upcharge for certain larger sizes offered. The average wedding costs currently range between $25,000 and $28,000.
Natasha: What are your top retailers for plus size bridal dresses?
Shafonne: I absolutely adore Watters! They really offer wonderful options for the curvy bride. Callista really offers designs for the actual plus size woman. And, I also adore the delicate and feminine options by Roz La Klein who is also based in Australia.