Tips from brides who have already taken the journey to finding the perfect wedding dress!

From the day the engagement is official, everything becomes a whirl, there are going to be plenty moments of flying high on feelings of joy and excitement, and there are going to be more than a few moments that will make you feel like tearing your hair out and throwing a tantrum in the corner, but, nothing can take away from the fact that you are about to have your dreams come true in the arms of your Prince Charming at the end of it all!

Many of your friends are going to have opinions about everything from the kind of venue, how big or small your wedding should be, the best season for it blah di blah di blah, but most of all, they are all going to have their own stories about their search for that dream wedding dress – some will tell you it was a nightmare experience, and, if you are really lucky, some will tell you it was a really great experience – word of advice – ignore them all!

Here are a few things brides who have taken the journey you are starting out on to find your perfect wedding dress have to say, the kind of points that make sense no matter how you look at it, so that you don’t make the same mistakes as they did:

  • Taking a crowd with you is not going to make your choices any easier! In fact, too many opinions are going to have you reaching for more than just one glass of champagne during fittings! Limit your entourage to two special people who have very different personalities – make sure one is a brutally honest (but loving) friend, or your mom (as long as she isn’t biased!), and then make sure you have someone sensitive enough to be the perfect foil for the brutal honesty!  Everyone else can wait for the big day!
  • You may well find that you end up with a dress that is completely different to the style you had already decided on – odds are that keeping an open mind is going to cause you a lot less stress, and it’s going to be a whole lot more fun!
  • Only start looking for your wedding dress when you know the wedding date is set and the venue is booked – you can either freeze or perspire your way through the wedding if you don’t plan around the venue and the season! If, for instance, you have decided on a late afternoon/early evening wedding, making sure that a bolero jacket accompanies your dress to keep the chill at bay!
  • Whatever you do, make sure that you go to a bridal store like Ever After Bridal so that you have a seamstress right at your side through all your fittings, it’s a decision you will never regret!
  • There are a lot more words of wisdom that make life a little easier for brides starting out on the wedding dress hunt without causing further confusion, but, as a final one here, make sure that whatever you do, you wear the bra you are going to be wearing on your wedding day!
  • Oh, and bring your wedding shoes along too, facing your wedding day in a dress that is too long or too short is not going to make it the happy day you so deserve!

Ever After Bridal not only offers designer wedding dresses for sale or hire in Durbanville and Nelspruit, they also welcome you into their family to share a wealth of experience earned through six years of dressing brides, and a passionate commitment to making a journey that can be pretty tough, a whole lot easier!

Only the most beautiful designer wedding dresses adorn Ever After Bridal stores in Durbanville & Nelspruit!

Ever After Bridal is not just about the warm and welcoming bridal shops in which they have created a dream world of the most beautiful wedding dresses for sale or hire in Durbanville and in Nelspruit, it’s also about the very special team of ladies who have made it their life’s passion to make dreams come true for every bride they join on a journey to their dream wedding dress!

The designers carefully chosen by Ever After Bridal represent creations from internationally acclaimed wedding gown designers, and taking a tour through each of the collections will be absolute proof that no matter which silhouette, neckline or hem you are looking for, it will be in amongst these collections!

The Sophia Tolli wedding gowns displayed on the online Ever After Bridal portfolio edge towards the strapless wedding gowns that flare beautifully at the hemline, however, a word of advice here about strapless wedding gowns, if you don’t wear strapless dresses in your day to day life, keep away from these for your special day!  If you love strapless, make sure, as with any other fitting for a wedding dress that you wear the bra you are planning to wear on your wedding day!

The stunning range of wedding dresses designed by Maggie Sottero embodies everything that represents modern romance for brides who are looking for classic style in lightweight fabrics that will shimmer all the way down the aisle – classic, frothy, elegant and designed to make every bride feel like a princess on her special day!

A new addition to Maggie Sottero Designs is brought to brides at Ever After Bridal from Rebecca Ingram, adding a range that is also breath-taking, offering style that is the epitome of timeless elegance, understated and oriented towards the budget conscious princess-in-the-making!

Enzoani is represented by two stunning ranges, the first is Beautiful – which is very aptly named – but it’s not just the beauty of the wedding dresses that come out of the Enzoani range that make them so ultra-special, it is that he has designed delicate, romantic wedding dresses that are out of this world, yet affordable!

The same can be said for his Blue range, designed for modern brides who love intricate detail, which is represented in this range in all its glory with stunning crystal buttons and beading bringing Chantilly lace together for contemporary wedding dresses that will take your breath away – without breaking the budget!

The entire process, from the first glass of champagne you will receive to calm your nerves at your first appointment with the very special team at Ever After Bridal, through every fitting on the journey to finding your dream wedding dress, is an experience created especially for you by people who love what they do, and after six years of dressing beautiful brides, their full attention and guidance has been a treasure for all their brides, bringing much joy to these very special ladies!

Book your fitting well in advance of the wedding date to make sure you give yourself plenty of breathing space, Ever After Bridal look forward to meeting you and taking this precious journey with you!

Find the wedding dress of your dreams with a team that is passionate about your happiness!

It’s a pretty sure thing that every little girl dreams of looking like a princess as she glides over rose petals down the aisle to marry the man of her dreams, to dance with him after exchanging vows and to look just like the Cinderella and Prince Charming she loved in her fairy tales!

Ever After Bridal knows all about making dreams come true, they have shared the joy of countless brides over the years who have finally found the perfect image looking back at themselves in the mirror, and the absolute knowing that THIS is the dress that matches their dream perfectly!

To make sure that there is a breath-taking wedding dress waiting for every bride that enters the beautiful world of lace, silk and chiffon at Ever After Bridal, the team put a lot of time and effort into selecting 3 highly acclaimed international wedding gown designers in the world to represent the high standards this team maintains.

These top designers include Maggie Sottero (with the latest addition of a range by Rebecca Ingram), Sophia Tolli, and Enzoani, who is represented by two of his ranges, Beautiful and Blue, just to make sure that there is not only a wedding dress for every bride, but that there is one for every budget too!

Speaking about budgets, Ever After Bridal has made shopping for your dream wedding dress in Durbanville and Nelspruit a lot easier to negotiate by making their wedding dresses available for sale or to hire, making sure that every bride has the opportunity to look like the princess she dreamed of!

Before you start shopping for your wedding dress, give yourself the peace of mind of having a budget in place that you know you can work with, allowing for a little leeway here and there, this will make it easier for the team at Ever After Bridal to point you in the right direction right from the get go, instead of starting out with priceless gowns that are way out of your budget range – trying on wedding dresses you know are totally out of your price range is going to break your heart!

Every bride deserves to look like a princess, which is why Ever After Bridal has made sure that there is a truly beautiful wedding dress for every bride, irrespective of budgetary constraints, it doesn’t have to cost the earth to look like a dream on your wedding day!

You would be doing yourself a great favour by learning a little bit about wedding dress terminology, it is a slightly foreign language that is not spoken anywhere else, terms like ‘silhouette’, ‘waistline’, ‘neckline’ and other lesser used terms are going to become a daily part of your life as you begin wading through countless wedding catalogues and portfolio’s online!

Once you have made your first appointment and met the team at Ever After Bridal, you will understand that you will have a team at your side throughout the journey who truly have your best interests at heart and are passionate about giving you the individual attention you deserve on this very important adventure!

Go on, make that appointment, meet the team, once that is done you will be breathing a lot easier about finding the wedding dress of your dreams that will make your Prince Charming catch his breath as he waits for you at the altar!