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national wedding monthFebruary is already a pretty romantic time of year (we’re looking at you, Valentine’s Day), but if you need an extra reason to flip through bridal magazines and ogle over dresses: February is National Wedding Month according to the Association of Bridal Consultants!   Interestingly enough, February didn't win the title of National Wedding Month from the National Association of Bridal Consultants because it’s a popular month for weddings. On the contrary, most weddings still happen in the warmer Spring and Summer months, although the most popular days in February for swapping nuptials are Valentine’s Day and February 29th, Leap Day. So for those who never want to forget your anniversary, or those who like the idea of celebrating your wedding every four years, February is a good month to walk down the aisle!National Association of Bridal Consultants The true reason for picking February is its importance for couples that are planning their weddings and celebrating their recent engagements. Engagement “season” runs from Thanksgiving in late November through February. We've seen statistics that as many as 40% of engagements occur in this four-month period. There are jumps in diamond sales, spikes in Facebook posts of engagement photos, and a multitude of bridal shows for buyers and retailers. The online and offline worlds are abuzz with wedding mania. And we couldn't be more excited! Since February is such an important time for wedding planning, we thought we would offer up some inspiration for those of you who are looking at plus size wedding dresses. Have a look and let us know what you think – happy browsing! Formal Plus Size Wedding Dresses Decadent venues and a romantic ceremony call for a formal wedding gown. You have the opportunity to pull out all the stops here and think about the beautiful details you want in your wedding dress: a romantic train, beading and embellishment, sumptuous floor-length fabrics…there are so many possibilities. A good tip is to match your dress to your venue; some dresses are more suited for church weddings while others work wonders for a ceremony at a glamorous banquet hall. No matter which style you go with, you know you will look stunning and be the star of the night in your formal gown. Informal Plus Size Wedding DressesSC5062 Hugs and Kisses Not one for an opulent wedding affair? Are you swapping cocktail glasses for Mason jars andbanquets for BBQs? Then an informal wedding dress is a perfect fit for you. The magic of an informal wedding dress is the amount of creativity you have – think about using different fabrics and hem lengths that work with the relaxed atmosphere of your wedding. Take our Hugs and Kisses dress Style SC5062, for example. Its tea-length skirt falls just below the knee instead of a classic floor-length style. And sheer lace straps hint at a little cap sleeve that is sweet and romantic but not over-the-top – just like you! SC5023 Promise MeDestination Plus Size Wedding Dresses Ok, destination weddings are just plain fun. So you need a wedding dress that channels your wedding locale and your personality. Casual, easy fabrics work well here, since they are easier to pack and they work in a variety of conditions like windy beaches or grassy gardens. But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice quality for function here. Our destination wedding dresses, like Promise Me (SC5023), are adorned with rhinestone and pearl embellishment, along with delicate pleating and a sweep train. We could probably have National Wedding Month all year long here at Sydney’s Closet. But with all the romantic moments and unforgettable engagements taking place this season, it reminds us of just how special becoming a bride can be.    

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