I am so happy with my experience! I am a plus sized bride and I live in Toronto Canada. It is not easy to walk into a bridal store and be able to find the perfect dress...
The only off the rack retail store we can walk into is Davids. Their selection is limited and you will easily spend 800$ before alterations.
I was not satisfied with what I was finding... I decided to roll the dice and a risk getting the right dress with paying the 400$ to v bridal to make the dress I wanted customized to my measurements.
I could not believe what arrived 20 days after I placed my order. The dress was the perfect length, hugged my curves in the right places. The skirt was pleasantly full, may not need the petticoat I bought. The dress was remarkably packed such that the wrinkles are minimal.
I just asked for additional beading to the bodice and skirt and it was done for me!
Plus brides out there... I strongly suggest this route rather than the humiliation of the traditional stores to get what you dream of at a fantastic price.