I've recently become engaged and although I'm immensly thrilled, all of the realities are starting to hit hard. I've been obsessed with weddings for years and years. I have stacks of bridal magazines that are taller than I am (I'm 5'10"!) and every month I hit up Barnes and Noble to collect even more to pour over. Because I've been a closet girlie girl for so long the fact that I have zero girlfriends (at least none that would be excited over weddings too) is freaking me out. I know I will not get to experience an engagement party, a bridal shower, or probably even a bachelorette party (the last one I'm not too terribly upset over) and so I've been trying to find things distinctly bridal that I can enjoy by myself. Trying on dresses was one of those things to look forward to. But wait, I'm curvy, plus sized if you will. I'm about an 18 on the bottom and a 16 on top. I work in fashion retail and the girls I work with don't believe that I'm not a 14 because I have a long torso and long legs but it's the truth and now I'm faced with the idea that I won't even be able to try on dresses! Does anyone know of any bridal salons that carry plus sized sample dresses? I don't want to go to David's Bridal or any other mass market store, I'd love to experience just one thing the way I've pictured it but so far I've come up with nothing. I know most designers make their dresses up to a size 28 or 30 but actually finding them as samples is next to impossible. Any advice or wisdom?