One of my best friends just told me she's engaged and I couldn't be more thrilled (I was literally crying when she called to tell me). I'm just so ridiculously happy for her! I'm getting married in September, so it's really special to me that we'll get to be brides together for a little bit.
Her Mom passed away back in high school, and I was by her side through all that. It's bittersweet that her Mom won't be here for this, and it's so important to me that this is a happy and special time for my friend.
My friend is curvy, I estimate around a size 14? She's a bit self conscious, and would prefer not to have something skin-tight. She envisions a scoop neck lace 3/4 sleeve A-line dress. She also don't have a very high budget, though I don't think she's put together actual numbers yet. I'm planning to help her beef up that budget if I can to make sure she gets a dress she feels beautiful in, but it still will likely be around a $1500 budget max.
Any suggestions on dress shopping? I'm a size 10 and there were dress shops where I could barely try anything on - I'd hate to take her somewhere where she can't even put any dresses on! Are there certain brands or dress shops where she'll be able to try on dresses, or have more modest styles that she'd feel comfortable in? She's based in Boston, and we can look anywhere in New England if you girls happen to have geographic-specific locations. Any tips on what to bring dress shopping? Mine was very different - it was just me and my Mom, and I brought a strapless undergarment.
Thanks in advance!