Renee Kelly, our beautiful PLUS SIZE BRIDE to be is getting married in October and slowly ticking her ‘To Do” list. Here’s the latest Big Curvy Love installment on what she’ll be wearing after the reception ~Kelly
*To catch up on Renee’s Plus Size Bride journey so far catch up here
Today has been an exciting day in my wedding preparations… I had the final fitting of THE DRESS and paid the balance off. I’m even going to have a long veil!
My friend came with me and took some photos (that I can’t reveal yet but the excitement is obvious in my face.) I think my dress is absolutely beautiful and if you head to www.jacksullivanbridal.com you too can have a look at all the pretty dresses!
My gown is long but not overly heavy, however, some of these dresses are like lifting a tonne of bricks. I’ve mentioned before that I’m a bit of a “Sweaty Betty”… my light weight dress is worrying me as it is about getting all sweaty and yuck on the day but I can only imagine what it would be like hauling one of those heavy dresses around with dozens of layers filling out the skirt. P.S My DD’s are enough to lug around all day on sexy stilettos let alone adding another 15 kgs in a dress!!
I want to get as much wear out of my bridal gown as I can, after all its cost a fair bit of money and probably the most expensive thing I’ve bought (I’ve had cars that have cost less! Yes… dodgy beat up old cars, but still). However, I’m not like most women where at the end of the reception I plan to leave at 11.30 and be whisked off to the honeymoon suite with my new husband… oh no. MY husband is going to be with ME and I am going to PARTY the night away!!
In all honesty, I’ll probably be so exhausted I’ll end up throwing that idea out the window and will go home and pass out in my husband’s arms. But at this stage, I have every intention to hit the tiles in Brisbane city and celebrate for the rest of the night.
Of course… I’m going to need an brand new outfit for this. Any excuse to shop!! I don’t want to wear my beautiful wedding gown to nightclubs so I’ll buy another fancy frock from somewhere like www.lightinthebox.com – sure it’s a risk buying something online as you don’t really know what you’re going to get, but I’m willing to take the chance to get a sexy “going away” dress… even though I’m just going across the river to the pub!
This is my compromise to myself for having a long wedding dress. I originally wanted a short wedding frock but finally got talked into the long traditional gown as mentioned in previous blogs, but as a bigger gal I think it’s important to accentuate your best features and mine, in my humble opinion, happen to be my legs. Even one reader commented on them from our engagement photos!!
So I’m going to get a cheap, short, sexy white wedding dress and wear it out on the town. Some might think that sounds weird… to me it sounds like heaps of fun. Bingo wings will still be on display but who cares, right?! I’m a plus size bride and I’m proud! ~Renee xoxo