I just got engaged but, as we're hoping to get married this summer, I've been told that I need to start thinking about dresses. I'm plus sized and on a tight budget (I'm hoping under $500) so I know that I'm difficult. I keep being told that I just need to go to David's Bridal and buy something there but nothing on their website wows me. I've seen things that I love from other sites that are very affordable but I'm oddly nervous about buying a dress online.
So my questions are:
1. Has anyone bought a wedding dress online before? How was your experience? Any recommendations?
2. Are there other shops in the area besides David's where I can try on reasonably priced plus size dresses?
3. Any recommendations for the dress-buying process?