[VLOG] My First Wedding Dress Shopping Experience

Plus size wedding dress shopping can be daunting! Finding a bridal salon that has plus size samples is one of those tasks you don’t even want your enemies to have to take on. When I first got engaged my friend said you have to check out this bridal salon (thanks Juanita). So she tagged me in a post from Pantora Bridal and for all the obvious reasons I feel in love with this bridal salon.

(1) It’s a Black woman owned salon.

Take all my money lady. I am so here for Black Girl Magic, y’all just don’t understand.

(2) It caters to our melanin.

When I was researching dresses and saving pictures there was one common look that drove me crazy. I was so stick of seeing those sheer ghostly white/beige bodices. But at Pantora, the sheer is for us. Lots of cocoas, chocolates and caramels hunty!

So I paid the $10 booking fee (reluctantly, I mean I know it’s just $10 but I’m cheap) and gathered my squad for my first wedding dress shopping experience.

In my mind I had a clear vision of what I wanted to wear. I wanted a trumpet dress with ruffles. I didn’t want anything strapless because… dem thangs need support. And I didn’t want a ball gown.

After yesterday I have no clue of what I want.

The trumpet and mermaid dresses do not, I repeat do not, allow you to move. My thighs have never been that close and I don’t think any amount of chub rub spray or whatever would soothe that irritation for me. The strapless dresses were actually flattering and I love how it really highlighted Ella (my tattoo). The ball gown was so girly. I thought that I would hate it but it really channelled all my soft and pink Cinderella emotions (more like Cindy but you get it).

Either way, I am pretty sure I want a fit and flare dress. So my next dress fitting I will try more of those on. I haven’t decided where I’m getting a dress from but here’s my day with Pantora in 9 mins. Watch all 9 mins, I promise you will be entertained.

If you’re a new bride (and happen to be Black) I beg of you to try Pantora Bridal. She’s BAE. Also if you liked this post you can thank me by leaving a comment or sharing this post on social media.



  1. April 5, 2017 / 12:12 am

    I am honestly loving that combination at 2:34! So flattering and fun.

  2. April 5, 2017 / 5:56 am

    You look gorgeous! I vote for #7

  3. April 6, 2017 / 9:31 pm

    I am so going. I know I will look very similar in my dresses because of being really heavy up top and bottom. I was trying to get the line from Eloquii but hey I will give this place a shot! I am so picky though. You were so calm and collected throughout the whole thing! I loved it.

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