PLUS SIZE BRIDE – The Honeymoon

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Another installment from Renee Kelly our Plus Size Bride as she prepares for her October wedding to fiance Jason. To catch up on her story so far from her meeting Jason to the proposal and choosing her wedding dress click here ~Kelly

One of THE most exciting parts of planning a wedding is deciding where to go for your honeymoon.   Depending on your budget, you can make it as simple or as involved as your pre-marital heart desires. Traditionally, the groom is meant to organise the honeymoon (as a surprise for his bride.)  Neither my fiance Jason nor I are  traditional and to be honest didn’t even know about that tradition role of whom chooses the honeymoon location until after we’d booked our trip!  It wasn’t a hard decision… I have to almost sell a kidney to be able to afford it (terrible joke, sorry) but… we are going to… wait for it… TAHITI!!

So excited. Tahiti is the sort of place that if I imagined it a few years ago, I would have had a little bit of vomit in my mouth from the thought of being surrounded by lovey-dovey couples, canoodling by the pool and being sickly romantic.  My inner 18 year old hates me for it, but now I’m happy to say,

“I can’t wait to be one of those disgustingly loved up people lounging on their own private deck on their over-water bungalow with a big coconut shell cocktail in hand. “

Bring. It. On!! Of course, this brings up an extremely important question… what is a Plus Size Newlywed woman to wear in her post wedding paradise?

I’ve recently found the courage to start wearing dresses.  As a plus size girl I’ve NEVER been comfortable getting frocked up as I thought they showed off my belly and arms too much.  I decided to get over that fear and now wear sexy dresses all the time.  They are actually more flattering to a big girl (in my humble opinion) and who cares what other people think anyway.  I wish I had  come to this realization years ago when I was a tour guide in Greece; instead of a big backpack full of long shirts and shorts, I could have swanned around with a small wheely suitcase with just a few dresses.  Ah, hindsight.

No that  I’m older and wiser I’m thinking lots of pretty sundresses (hopefully the sun will be out – we’re going in October so it’s not the rainy season) but my dilemma of course is the swim wear.

Do I think of my fellow honeymooners and wear the typical plus size swimsuit (long tank, shorts, sarong) or just say STUFF IT and buy a bikini and actually just wear that  for the first time in my life?  I’m thinking the latter.  It’s my honeymoon and I’ll have my belly on display if I want to. I guess these days they’re called FATKINIS.

Really in the grand scheme of things, if this is the worst thing I have to worry about in life I am damn lucky.  I remind myself of that every day by looking at pics of Bora Bora’s over water bungalow… and think about the kidney I’m going to miss, but wow, it will be worth it. Me my hubby and my Fatkini ~Renee



Kelly Glover is an Australian living in Los Angeles and created this plus size fashion blog as a place for curvy women to get info and advice on plus size dating, celebrity and fitness.

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