To wear a white wedding dress or not!

Queen Victoria started it all when she wore ‘virginal’ white at her wedding, however, things have come a long way since then!

Times have definitely changed, which is great news for brides who are determined not to be governed by tradition, but rather to express their personality and style in a decidedly unique way on their wedding day.

This also holds true for couples who take immense pleasure in doing things differently, on all levels.

The day of the wedding is the celebration of your union, exchanging vows to love and cherish each other on the rest of your journey, as man and wife – vows that are going to last long after the wedding ceremony.

While everyone who’s anyone is poking and prodding with their own views on what constitutes the perfect wedding dress for you, you are welcome to thumb your nose at them and remind them that it’s your day, not theirs!

If the colour you choose for your wedding dress is a perfect reflection of your personality, style and soul, you’re the one who’s going to look and feel like a dream as you glide down the aisle!

The picture you’ve had of yourself on your wedding day is the way you deserve to look, even if it isn’t a white dress!  The friends and family joining you for the happy occasion care more about the fact that you will be feeling beautiful than whether you are wearing white or not.

If your everyday wardrobe is filled with clothes that offset your skin tone beautifully, why shouldn’t the same apply for your wedding dress?

This is definitely not to say that white wedding dresses are out, not by any means, however, certain skin tones can look washed out in pure white.

If you aren’t ready for a rainbow wedding dress but your skin tone needs something a little softer than dazzling white to show you in the best possible light, then the wedding gowns designed by top international designers on display at Ever After Bridal will take your breath away.

All the designer dresses on display at Ever After Bridal in their bridal stores in Cape Town and Nelspruit are available in shades other than pure white.

Violet, champagne, rose and gold are just the tip of the iceberg where it comes to new colour options for wedding dresses!  Colour can also be added in the embellishments on the gown, while accessories also give you the option of adding splashes of colour to create the wedding dress of your dreams.

Whether you choose dreamy, billowing layers of white, head for cream or champagne, or decide that the colour of your wedding dress is going to be a completely unique expression of your own personality and desire to do things differently, always keep the focus on the fact that it’s your wedding and only your opinion counts in the end!

Ever After Bridal would love to take the journey with you as you negotiate what can be a very daunting experience, so that on the day you approach the love of your life, you will indeed feel like the princess you always dreamed you would be!

Make your dreams come true with a designer wedding dress from Ever After Bridal!

The team at Ever After Bridal love what they do and enjoy the excitement of every moment it takes for you to find that one perfect wedding dress you know will make you feel like a princess on your wedding day.

Ever After Bridal has been dressing beautiful brides in Cape Town for over six years, and they treasure each moment shared with every bride, and, since no two brides are ever the same, each experience along the way is treated as one that is completely unique.

Ever After Bridal is committed to giving brides-to-be extra special attention and going the extra mile to make sure that they get the guidance they deserve as they start the process of finding the perfect wedding dress.

This is the dress you wear only once, which, on top of the upcoming wedding, can put tremendous pressure on any bride.

The ultimate goal at Ever After Bridal is to give their full attention to making sure that the journey undertaken with them will be a memorable one, for all the right reasons.

The designer dresses on display in the Ever After Bridal stores in Nelspruit and Durbanville reflect the attention paid by this team in selecting the most beautiful designer wedding dresses available for sale or rental, from top international wedding gown designers.

If you decide that you would like to buy or rent a wedding dress style in a unique colour or size, Ever After Bridal will order it direct from the designer; if it reflects your dream, it’s yours!

There is a style perfect for each bride walking through the doors at Ever After Bridal, from simple elegance to classic or romantic, whatever the mood is that you wish to set for your wedding day as you drift down the aisle.

No doubt, by the time you head for your first consultation at Ever After Bridal, you will already have gathered enough ideas about silhouettes that enhance your figure, colours that uplift your skin tone, while taking into account the mood of your wedding as well as the season.

It’s essential to make sure that you don’t melt during a summer wedding ceremony, or freeze at a winter wonderland wedding!  As always, comfort equals confidence – if you’re worrying about dripping with perspiration at the altar, or shivering down the aisle, it’s essential to add time of day and season to your search for the perfect wedding dress.

Ignore the stories of others who have had less than happy experiences on their journey to a wedding dress; this is your journey, and, if you make sure you have a team of wedding dress specialists at your side, there is no reason yours can’t be a stress-free experience.

Contact Ever After Bridal for the most beautiful designer wedding dresses in Cape Town and Nelspruit. The undivided attention given by this team will ease your nerves enough to make the journey to your dream wedding dress one that echoes your dreams as a little girl to be a fairy princess on your wedding day!

Hire or buy a stunning designer wedding dress in Cape Town.

The uncertainty many brides feel about whether to buy or hire a wedding dress goes way back in tradition, however, renting a wedding dress has become more commonplace than ever before as brides are more determined to put their own unique stamp on the dress they wear down the aisle on the way to their Prince Charming!

It’s not just about whether or not you have the budget to buy a wedding dress, it’s also about whether you want to pack it away lovingly in the hope that your own daughter might wear it when her wedding comes around.

If you have sons, it’s going to be a moot point, to say the least!

With constant changes to the styles of wedding dresses available today and the unveiling of new ranges every season, if you do buy a wedding dress, whether to keep for sentimental reasons, or to pass on to a daughter or future daughter-in-law, you have every right to stick to the vision you have for the future of your wedding dress.

In fact, if you do one day have a daughter who wants to wear your wedding dress, she is going to have a lot of fun adding the finishing touches and alterations that express part you and part her own unique style – but that’s for the future of course!

Hiring a stunning designer wedding dress in Cape Town from Ever After Bridal not only leaves space in the budget for the perfect wedding you’ve always dreamed of, or an extra special honeymoon to create memories that last long after the wedding dress has been returned!

The economic downturn in South Africa has made hiring designer wedding dresses de rigueur – the money saved by hiring a wedding dress can contribute much to things all newlyweds need as they start out on their journey together.

Despite the fact that the dress is hired, the passionate team at Ever After Bridal offer full support when it comes to alterations, adding a special touch here and there, as well as being able to source a designer wedding dress in a unique colour or size – what you want is what you get from this team!

Yes, you will have to take a little extra care of a hired wedding gown, however, it would be no less care than you would take with a dress you buy!

This is what you’re in for, whether you hire or buy a designer wedding dress from Ever After Bridal:

Designers and their wedding gown ranges:

World renowned Maggie Sottero designs, including designs by Rebecca Ingram, the latest addition to Maggie’s Studio.

Designs by Rebecca Ingram offer timeless elegance and superior, featuring flattering silhouettes, understated embellishments and more.

Ever After Bridal carries two ranges by Enzoani.

Beautiful by Enzoani offers a clean elegance at a modest price, with gowns that display delicate feminine styling.

Blue by Enzoani focuses a more youthful, moderately priced range of wedding dresses, making them accessible for every budget.

There is much to consider as you set out on the journey to your dream wedding dress, but, with the help of the undivided attention and experience shared by the team at Ever After Bridal, whether you buy or rent, the whole experience will be one that adds joy to the journey.

Should You Buy Or Rent Your Wedding Dress?

The internet has millions of wedding dress ideas whether vintage, short or ball gown and trying to find a style that suits you can be a challenge, to say the least. Another decision you’ll have to make when looking for a wedding dress in Cape Town is whether you should rent or buy your dress. There are pros and cons to each option so let’s have a look at them below.

Buying a wedding dress in Cape Town


  • The sky’s the limit. You can have the dress of your dreams
  • You can use a designer for your wedding dress
  • It will fit like a glove since it’s made especially for your body
  • Your dress will be finished a few weeks in advance
  • You can keep it forever


  • It is expensive – you’ll spend a lot of money on a dress you’ll only wear once
  • Fittings can be time-consuming
  • Storing your wedding dress might take up a lot of space

Renting a wedding dress in Cape Town


  • Renting a wedding dress is much more affordable
  • Fewer fittings equal less stress
  • No need for storage space since the dress will be returned right after the wedding


  • You might not get the dress you dreamed off
  • It can be difficult to find a dress in a plus size making it challenging to get the perfect fit
  • You have to pay for any damages to the dress which might make you over cautious and stressed out on your wedding day

Whether you decide to buy or hire your wedding dress in Cape Town, your dream dress is out there waiting for you! Keep in mind that your dress must be a reflection of your style and be comfortable. Book your fitting at Ever After Bridal today.