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Plus size wedding dress for under £200

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imjustapoorbride Wed 02-Jan-19 15:46:18


I'm getting married on the 26th April - we booked it 2 days ago.
We are getting married at the registry office which is what we wanted because we didn't want a big fuss and we have 20 guests (if everyone we invite comes that is so could be less). We don't have a big budget at all, and I'm looking for a wedding dress for under £200 - closer to the £100 mark if I'm really lucky!

I've seen a lovely dress on Chi Chi (first picture) but of course it isn't in stock. I'm a size 18 but will probably need a 20 in a wedding dress depending on the style, and I'm 5'11". I'll be wearing Dr Martens so don't need to worry about heels. I want something quite plain. I like plain satin dresses, or plain tulle too. Don't like ruffles or ruching and I don't really want anything too embellished (however am open to something with lace/embroidered sleeves)

I'm probably being ridiculous asking this but I've never bought a nice dress before, let alone a wedding dress and even though we are only having a small no-frills wedding I want a nice wedding dress.

I've attached pictures of 2 of my favourites I've seen and I've had a look on ASOS etc all the usual cheapish places but can't find anything in my size.

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Villanellesproudmum Wed 02-Jan-19 16:06:17

This place has size 20 in budget however I think you have to go on store

Hiphopopotamus Wed 02-Jan-19 16:12:14

Not sure if this dress takes your fancy - it’s mine - I’m a size 16/18 but needed a size 20 for my wedding day last year. I paid £600 for the dress but could sell it to you for a lot less if you’re interested. It’s quite simple but floaty and pretty and flattering!

Shoebles Wed 02-Jan-19 16:18:02

This shop is amazing, you can choose any of the designs to mix and match to your specifications and change anything you like

it's best if you can get there in person but you could do it online and if you choose from the "prom" range then there are plenty in your budget to get exactly what you describe

I just wish I'd found it before my wedding

imjustapoorbride Wed 02-Jan-19 16:18:47

@Villanellesproudmum that dress is beautiful! But when I do the size calculator thing it says the dress isn't available in my size.

They do have a wed2b store near me though and I think I might go in this weekend to see if they have anything or just to at least try something on to get a better idea

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Maverick66 Wed 02-Jan-19 21:39:32

Marisota, JDWilliams, Monsoon and Debenhams. All do wedding size 20.

mumsastudent Wed 02-Jan-19 21:49:59

what area do you roughly live in? if you live in east their is a place in Harlow call Peaches which does a large range of dresses also Oxfam do wedding dresses both online & in some of their stores

NisekoWhistler Wed 02-Jan-19 21:50:21


imjustapoorbride Wed 02-Jan-19 22:37:44

@Maverick66 I’ve already looked at all those places and sadly there’s nothing even close to what I was wanting. I’ve seen a lovely dress on ASOS but it’s out of stock

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Hiphopopotamus Wed 02-Jan-19 23:34:25

😂 so do I take my offer as a no? I’m not particularly keen to let go of my wedding dress but I was trying to be nice and help out someone on a budget - an acknowledgment would have been nice!

NoIAmSpartacus Wed 02-Jan-19 23:46:00

@Hiphopopotamus that's a really nice thing to offer to do for someone. Agreed some sort of acknowledgement wouldn't go amiss.

grimupnorth1 Thu 03-Jan-19 00:06:12

My dress is ASOS Curve and was a bargain at £120 and such great quality for that price.

Notmyrealname85 Thu 03-Jan-19 00:07:29

Wow grim is that you? Gorgeous!!! I’m off to look on ASOS...

grimupnorth1 Thu 03-Jan-19 01:16:44

@Notmyrealname85 yep, thank you! I got all of the bridesmaid gear there too it's an absolute haven for wedding stuff.

Mum4Fergus Thu 03-Jan-19 16:32:27

I had mine made to measure-was only £ decision I made as shop bought dresses I found were a bit of a hit or miss in sizing.

Villanellesproudmum Thu 03-Jan-19 19:57:55

Grim you look stunning! Poorbride I hope you find something.

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