Tips To Choosing The Right Dress For Your Winter Wedding

Many people will say getting married in winter is never a good idea and you should change your date. With the weather so unreliable, you basically setting yourself up for failure when it comes to planning your big day. This of course, isn’t true. Winter is the perfect time to plan a small, warm and intimate wedding for you and your husband to be.

With decor creating warmth, a winter wedding menu and the backdrop of a wine farm, your wedding can be as beautiful as you make it. There is of course a large amount of planning which goes into making the day special and an important part of this is how the bride and the groom look.

Designing Your Wedding Dress

At the top of any brides list is to find the perfect wedding dress. Something unique that will not only take your grooms breath away but also your guests. With winter being a unique time to host your wedding, here are some tips to assist you in choosing the right dress.

One way of incorporating the winter themed wedding into your dress is by making use of white lace. A trend which is fast becoming popular again for modern brides. There’s also the option of incorporating sleeves onto your dress.

The Inclusion of Faux Fur

If you’re looking for a way to add some warmth to your dress is through the addition of faux fur accents into your dress. As the weather might be unpredictable, you’ll want to make sure your dress is warm enough for you to still enjoy your special day.

Adding Long Sleeves onto Your Dress

This simple addition to your dress can make your wedding dress look completely different. Another sneaky technique to bring some warmth into your dress. This is also a trend which seems to be coming back into fashion for wedding dresses. Don’t be worried about this making your dress looks old fashioned, you can give your dress a lower neckline or make minor adjustments to the back of your dress.

Bring in An Element of Glamour into Your Wedding Dress

When deciding on the finishes for your dress, consider adding silver embroidery and beadwork into your dress. If you want to do more than this, you can make use of crystal beading on the bodice of the dress. This will make your look like a princess.

These are just some of the ways in which you can bring the winter theme into your wedding dress and set the tone for your special day. If you’re in the market for a wedding dress, be sure to contact Ever After Bridal. With their combined years of experience, they’ll help you create your dream wedding dress.

Preparing Your Wedding Dress For Your Destination Wedding

Having a destination wedding is stressful but exciting all at the same time. With so many things to coordinate and ensure are complete by the time you board your flight or make the drive to your destination. From the venue decor, guests arriving at different times, caterers and making sure everything is set with your bridal party, there’s a large amount of ground to cover.

Speaking of your bridal party, there’s always that slight chance someone might forget something, or outfits get damaged while in transit. One outfit which we can’t afford having this happen to, is the brides wedding dress. Regardless of the amount of money spent on the dress, transportation of the dress is a very important job.

The Timing of Getting Your Dress Cleaned

Most people will get their dress cleaned before the wedding. If you must travel with your dress, be sure to liaise with your dressmaker as to cleaning instructions for your dress. Book a dry-cleaning facility as well as a precautionary measure. That way if there are any outfits within the bridal party which got some dirt on it while in transit, they can be cleaned in time for your big day.

Get the Dress Packed for You

Once you’ve completed your final fitting, get your dressmaker or bridal boutique to pack the wedding dress for you. This should ensure its packed correctly and the chances of it getting damaged are minimal.

Packaging Your Wedding Dress, Yourself

If you’ve forgotten to arrange for your dress to be packaged in preparation for your trip, we’ve put together a list of steps for you to follow to ensure your dress is packed correctly.

  • Get yourself a travel box for your wedding dress
  • Pick up some acid free tissue paper to line the inside of the box
  • If your dress has a train, place this into the box first with some tissue paper over the train and tuck it in.
  • Place the rest of your dress into the box ensuring the bodice is facing the top
  • Place more acid free tissue paper over the top of the wedding dress
  • Place your veil on top of the tissue paper
  • Secure the box for transportation

Besides for committing yourself to the love of your life, your wedding dress is an important aspect of it. When packing everything for your wedding, you can place the hoops of your dress (if you have any) into separate packaging. You’ll need to remember to check with the airline you are flying with to see what their hand luggage limitations are for you to take the dress on as hand luggage.

The biggest regret some brides have had was putting their wedding dresses into their suitcase and this is with good reason. There’s always the chance of your bag not arriving and if you haven’t sealed your liquids tightly, it might have leaked onto your dress. If you do need to make use of a suitcase for your wedding dress, be sure to line the inside of your suitcase with waterproof material and have your bag covered when you get to the airport.

Take Care with Handling Your Wedding Dress

If you are planning a destination wedding and are on the hunt for the most appropriate dress for the occasion, be sure to visit Ever After Bridal Wedding Boutique. With many years of experience in the industry, not only will they assist you in finding your dress, but they’ll help you make sure it arrives at your wedding destination ready for your big day.

What to wear when you go to fittings for your wedding dress in Cape Town.

These may seem like no-brainers, but, the last thing any bride wants to experience is a wedding dress disaster on her wedding day, simply because, for instance, the bra just doesn’t work with the dress, or the dress is too short because the heels are too high!

Whether you’ve decided on A-line silhouette, Mermaid or Ball gown, short, long, sexy, sassy or classic, there are a few basics you need to keep in mind as you start a round of fittings for the wedding dress of your dreams!

What to wear and what to focus on during wedding dress fittings:


Think about it this way; you have a favourite evening dress you love, you already know exactly which bra works best with it, and which turns it into a dress you hate!

It’s the same principle when fitting on a wedding dress – wearing the wrong bra to a fitting is going to leave you at a distinct disadvantage.  Wear a bra you know you’ll be comfortable in on the big day, as sexy and sassy or simple as you’d like it to be.

Wearing the bra you plan to wear for your wedding gives you a major head-start as you head for fittings – a bra can completely change just how great a dress could look on you.  You won’t believe the difference the right bra makes in finding your dream wedding dress!


Make sure you wear shoes that are a suitable height for the dress you visualise; don’t arrive at the fitting in flat pumps when you’re going to be wearing heals to the wedding, or vice versa!


If you have any circles under your eyes, one thing you can be absolutely sure of is that in a sea of white silks and satins, you could look more than just a little stark!  Just a light touch of foundation will fix that up for the fittings.

Another thing to take into consideration is that pink lipstick is also going to fade into the background at fittings.  Choose a lipstick colour as close to the one you’ll be wearing on the special day!

Helpful hint:  Take a scarf with to gently cover your hair and face to protect the wedding gowns you are trying on from makeup stains.

Whatever you do, don’t use self-tanner as you prepare to go for your first fittings; the stains on dresses you don’t intend to wear will be horrendous….and costly!


Whether you’re planning to wear your hair up or down, try to wear it the way you plan to come the wedding day.  There’s no need to go the full distance, but you get the general idea.

Aisle Test:

Once you’ve found your dream wedding dress, make sure you put the whole ensemble together; veil, shoes, tiara and accessories and do the ‘walk’!

You need to know just how confident and comfortable you will be as you walk down the aisle so go ahead, twirl, sit, spin and dance in the dress just to be sure.

Remember; comfort equals absolute confidence!

Contact Ever After Bridal to introduce yourself to the most beautiful range of designer wedding dresses in Durbanville, Cape Town!

The warm welcome and personal attention you receive when you meet this passionate team will make you feel like you’ve found a special kind of family to help you through this daunting search for the wedding dress of your dreams!