Perfect Plus Size Wedding Gown

Preparing for your wedding day is stressful, to say the least. You have to shop for the wedding gown, pick out flowers and coordinate the decorations, choose the time and location and even decide the seating arrangements. This can turn out to be more of a headache than the joyful occasion you think it should be. Being a plus sized bride can add to the frustration as there is a smaller selection of gowns. But the gown selection process doesn't have to be a hassle. Following these tips will help you find the best wedding dress out there. Before you know it, you will be celebrating your big day in the gown of your dreams.

Shopping for a wedding gown is more difficult than shopping for everyday clothing. You should know your body shape as well as your size. A size 12 wedding dress will not fit the same on every woman. If you carry more weight in your chest, or have an apple shaped figure, you'll want something to minimize the bust. If you carry more in your stomach, hips or behind, you are considered pear shape and might want to look at an A-lined dress rather than a ruffled and fluffy ball gown. Every woman wants to look like a princess on her wedding day, and picking a gown that fits your body type is the best way to feel like a million on your special day.

Even a size 5 bride will need at least a month to find her perfect wedding dress. For a plus size wedding gown, you'll want to be sure to start your search as early as possible. Giving yourself extra time to look allows you to find the right size and color at the best price possible. You'll be able to fully appreciate all the options available to you. Finding that one gown that will make you look and feel truly amazing for your wedding day is well worth starting ahead of schedule.

Most wedding dresses go through an alteration or two, and this doesn't just apply to plus size wear. Altering a dress doesn't mean that you happen to have weight issues -- it simply means that the dress can be made to fit you better. Go to your local tailor and ensure that your dress fits you in the best way possible. Whether it's taking a bit in, or tucking a bit there, an experienced tailor can make that dress look stunning on you for very little money out of your pocket.

While it's not easy to find a plus size wedding gown, women of all sizes have trouble shopping for wedding dresses. Make sure to take the time needed to find the dress that's right for you. If you follow these tips, you will look and feel wonderful at your wedding.

By: Andrea Dilea

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India Jewelry for your Wedding

India wedding jewelry consists of sets of in gold, diamonds, pearls and other precious metals and stones. These jewelry sets consists of earrings, chokers and bangles. It is customary for the bride's family to gift these jewelry sets to their soon to be married daughter. In India, you could say, marriage and jewelry go side by side.

The India wedding jewelry consists of different ornaments such as the mangal sutra, bindi, earrings, bangles, nose ring and rings, which are worn by brides all over the country. Earlier, ornaments like armlets and waistbands used to be worn but are now no longer in vogue.

Among India wedding jewelry, rings are a traditional symbol of matrimony and are worn by both men and women. A married woman in India of the Hindu origin must wear the mangal sutra or a thaali around her neck. The mangal sutra also worn around the neck consists of a necklace of black beads strung on a gold chain with a pendant at the end, which is either a symbol of OM or the gods. The black beads are supposed to protect the marriage against evil. The thaali is normally worn by women from South India which is a pendant worn on a thick yellow thread. When the thread wears out a new one replaces it.

The chura is another symbol that consists India wedding jewelry. It is a set of red bangles given to the bride from the maternal side of the family. As a symbol of being married the bridegroom also presents the bride with toe rings. In North India, however, women deck their arms with bright green and red bangles. This is called the chooda, which is presented by the mother of the bride to symbolize her newly acquired marital status, which she has to wear for at least 40 days after the wedding ceremony. Traditionally, the chooda is a set of ivory bangles with inlay work on them. There are modern versions available in a cheaper form in plastic and acrylic.

In the north eastern states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar married women must wear the bichwa or toe rings as it is called. Among Sindhis, married women wear the traditional gold earrings each studded with nine diamonds. Up further north, in the Himalayan region, Kashmiri Brahmin women wear the dejhoru and aath horu, which is an ornament worn in the pierced cartilage of the ear which has a cord suspended from it at one end. Among muslim married women, the nose ring is vital.

By: F. Peris

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