Shopping for your wedding dress is daunting, to say the least of what will culminate in your wedding day. The panic that can ensue when you realise that this is a once-off kind of dress is perfectly normal.
Before you step out of the door make sure you’re armed with some facts about what not to do, which will prepare you to avoid some of the pitfalls other brides have been caught up in.
The pressure of finding the dress you’ll say yes to causes every bride a lot of stress, no matter how calm, organised or prepared you may be.
Here are some of the mistakes not to make when shopping for a wedding dress:
- Not trusting the professionals
If you really want professionals on your side you can’t do any better than at Ever After Bridal in Durbanville, Cape Town. This is a team that has been responsible for dressing beautiful brides for over 9 years and their passion for making sure that any bride collecting her dress is as happy about it as she was at final fitting.
Having this much experience means that you will be dealing with a team that know what they’re talking about, which means you’re not getting a ‘yes’ bridal consultant that’ll say yes to every dress you try on.
A love for what they do shows in how much they focus on getting to know you, your shape and your personality, giving you their the full attention you so rightly deserve on a journey of such importance.
- Expensive isn’t always best
If you find a dress that doesn’t have a designer label or a hefty price tag but looks stunning on you, the rest doesn’t matter. If you feel that no other dress will meet with how you look and feel on your wedding day, make it yours!
- Trying on too many dresses
If you’ve done your homework and have a basic idea of the styles you love best, try to plan for the minimal amount of styles you’ll try, or it could become even more confusing than it already is.
- Shopping to soon
The optimal time to shop for your wedding dress is once you’ve secured the venue and the theme for the wedding, so that the dress you wear is going to fit the occasion like a glove. A ball gown is definitely going to be on your list if you’ve set your heart on a beach wedding!
- Shopping for your wedding dress online
If you’re going to be buying your wedding dress online, you still need to try on different styles to see what suits you before buying, or you’ll be out of pocket by more than a few pennies! And you’ll be in tears on your wedding day and they won’t be happy tears either.
- Shopping too late
Not every bride has the luxury of time, but if you do, start looking up to nine months before the wedding, which allows for the bridal team to order the dress in your size or to make any alterations necessary for the perfect fit.
7 Buying a dress that doesn’t echo your personal style
If you’re personal style is classic, quirky and funky, or anything else that speaks volumes for your unique personality, don’t try to be something you’re not on your wedding day. It’s your day to shine so don’t wear a dress that detracts from your personal style.
- Buying a dress that may not fit on your wedding day
We’d all love to think that we can lose a couple of pounds before the wedding day, but it’s not realistic, especially under the pressure of planning the wedding.
Try on dresses that are your size or you’ll be putting extra stress on yourself if you can’t reach the ideal weight before the big day.
The option of taking in the dress is going to be a lot easier than having to let it out again.
- Buying a dress you aren’t sure you love
If you don’t absolutely love the dress, move along. If there’s one thing most brides will tell you it’s that finding the dress will be an ‘aha’ moment like no other!
- Shopping without sticking to your budget
Don’t even try on a dress for fun if it’s way out of your budget! If it looks like your dream come true it’ll break your heart to say goodbye to it, and it’ll also have an impact on every dress you try on after it.
Stick to your budget and enjoy that dreamy honeymoon instead!
10 Turning your nose up at hiring or buying a second hand wedding dress
The costs of wedding dresses are more than a little pricey, but, if you come across a designer dress you absolutely love but don’t have the budget for, here’s an answer to your dreams.
Ever After Bridal has a stunning range of second hand designer wedding dresses to buy, as well as exquisite designer wedding dresses for hire in Cape Town.
This means that today every bride can wear a designer wedding dress, no matter what the budget is!
Your dream wedding dress is just a call away! The team at Ever After Bridal would love to meet you, and to join you on this exciting journey, so that the wedding dress of your dreams will be waiting for you at journey’s end.