Important extra’s to remember when you go shopping for a wedding dress.

We all know that buying the wedding dress of your dreams is a serious challenge for even the most organised bride.  Even though you’ve taken the time to comb through and bookmark dresses you love, in the right style for the shape of your body, you’ll still be trying on a lot more than just one dress!

Make sure you find a bridal shop in Cape Town such as Ever After Bridal Wear to start with.  This experienced, passionate team will make the experience a lot less stressful for you, offering fantastic support throughout the journey.

With a team like this at your side, you’ll be surrounded by people who love what they do, give you the undivided attention you deserve and be honest with you when you may need it most.

It’s not just the dress you’re shopping for, there is a lot more to put together to look like a princess on your wedding day than the beautiful dress you will wear only once, on the most important day of your life.

Here are a few extra’s you’ll need to complete a picture-perfect wedding outfit from head to toe:

  • Underwear:

Before for you even go to your first fitting, make sure you wear a bra that will suit the style of dress you have in mind.  In fact, if you aren’t sure whether you’ll be going for a completely strapless dress, or one with embellished straps, invest in both.

Nothing is worse than trying on your dream wedding dress with the wrong bra and have to pull, pin or tuck on your wedding day!

  • Shoes:

Shoe shopping before the fitting sessions start is essential.  Whether you’re going to wear flat shoes or high heels, even if you don’t find the perfect pair before fittings start, try to bring along a pair of shoes that will represent the height you’ve decided on.

Shoes make a big difference to the way that your wedding dress will look on you, and you’d no doubt like to get any alterations out of the way long before the big day!

  • Veil:

Yet another important factor to completing the image of yourself as a fairy-tale princess! Choosing your veil way ahead of your wedding day will make it a whole lot easier on you as you look for the perfect dress.

There are many more types of veils than you may imagine, and deciding on the right one to go with your dress is going to mean more trying on.

Take pictures of yourself in the dream dress you have found while trying different styles of veils, to make sure you’ve chosen one that adds a magical touch to the way you look when you walk down the aisle!

Remember to try and show up for bridal dress fittings with your hair in the style you’ve decided on, this will make finding a dream veil so much easier.

You’ll need to look at things like length, materials, embellishments and trims as you go through your options.

You’ll more than likely be adding hair accessories to complete the picture, so if you can get as close as possible to the type of accessory you’d like to wear, you’re in the pound seats!

  • Jewellery:

This is another biggie to plan long before the wedding day! Different wedding dress styles call for different jewellery, so, along with the veil, make sure you’ve got this lined up during fittings.

  • Bridal Garter:

Not to be forgotten!  A point to keep in mind is to buy a pair – one to keep and one to throw.  It’s a very sentimental thing that will mean a lot to you one day in the future.

On a final note:

Remember that if you’re undecided or wavering on any of these essential extra’s over and above your wedding dress, the team at Ever After Bridal shop in Durbanville, Cape Town, will be honoured to give you the benefit of many years’ worth of experience to make your choices far easier!

You will definitely not feel alone when you know you can count on this very special team to chip in with great ideas and suggestions!

If a white wedding dress doesn’t suit your complexion, change it up completely with a colour you love!

Well, we’ve hit the 21st century and wearing a white wedding dress is no longer demanded or expected. Thankfully, for brides who look a little paler than they need to in white, there are other options today!

So, what are the colour choices we have today for outrageously beautiful designer wedding dresses?

A whole lot more than ever before, that’s for sure!

Let’s look at a few of the colour choices in this line-up:

  • Muted Shades of Blue:

Very fair-skinned blondes who are planning on a wedding at the edge of the ocean look bright, fresh and utterly natural in the softest of muted blues.

White doesn’t always play well on very fair skin, especially when the wedding is planned for the afternoon, but add a bit of blue and you’ll truly be a blushing bride!

  • Shades of Oyster Grey:

Imagine it. Beautiful mocha or darker skin swathed in Oyster Grey! The contrast couldn’t be more stunning! Adding a touch of bright sparkly accessories and shiny, rich colours in your veil to be a dream bride that shines on your wedding day!

Metallics are no longer just for tasteful interior décor. The designer wedding dress scene has been completely revolutionised and dramatized by inviting metallic silver and gold into the picture for unforgettable wedding dresses!

  • Shine in Silver:

A silver wedding dress is an iridescent, glamorous look for any bride looking for an indescribably chic look!  Imagine what can be done with beading, edging and other embellishments in an even shinier silver!

No one sitting on either side of the aisle will be able to stop their jaws from dropping!

Note to all brides-to-be: whether it’s a silver, white, or blue wedding dress, every bride is the epitome of beauty as she sashays down the aisle to her dashing Prince Charming!

  • Glitter in Gold:

If you absolutely love gold, then a golden designer wedding dress will bring the gold from within you out into sheer radiance!

This rich, warm colour also deserves the very best in embellishments to turn you into a glittering Princess on your wedding day.  There is so much that can be done to turn either a metallic silver or gold wedding dress into a breath-taking vision on your wedding day that the possibilities are endless.

  • Mocha Brown:

This is a dark, bold and sultry look for any bride unafraid to ooze sensuality on her special, once-in-a-lifetime day!  The embellishments that can happen on this rich, warm colour are endless.  Keep it simple or go wild and add touches of gold or blue or…or…or dusky pink, it all depends on how you feel!

  • Wildflowers:

Whether you want to add embellishments and colourful wildflower embroidery to bring spring into your wedding dress, or add realistic flower appliques to any other colour you choose to wear on your wedding day, you will be a pure reflection of nature in all its glory floating down the aisle!

Speak to Ever After Bridal Wear in Cape Town, South Africa, to find out more about the magic they can help to create with beautiful designer dresses that fill their rails.

With this passionate team, anything and everything is possible.  Just bring your dream to them and they’ll make it a reality that will echo down through generations in your wedding album!

Here’s what you can expect when you’re looking for designer dresses in Cape Town from Ever After Bridal.

  • A team that’s been dressing brides for over seven years.
  • A passionate love for what they do to make every bride feel like the princess they always dreamed they’d be.
  • A delightful journey to the wedding dress of your dreams, through all the ups and downs, until the day you find the dress you fall in love with.
  • Wedding dresses that speak volumes in terms of quality and beauty.
  • A total commitment to personal attention every bride deserves on this very special journey.
  • 2 wedding stores filled with designer wedding dresses in South Africa – one in Durbanville, Cape Town, and the other in Nelspruit.
  • Designer wedding dresses from three of the top wedding gown designers worldwide, such as:


Ever After Bridal Wear stocks two ranges from this talented designer.  The ‘Beautiful’ Range is the epitome of understated, romantic elegance, making its name pretty self-explanatory!

Even with tasteful yet subdued embellishments to suit modern-day brides, this range comes with an affordable price tag for youthful brides.

Despite the affordability of these stunning wedding dresses, the detail, silhouettes and romance evoked by this range will turn any bride into a vision of beauty on their once-in-a-lifetime day!

The ‘Blue’ Range hanging on the racks of Ever After Bridal are also almost beyond description!  These dresses are pure luxury, crafted so beautifully that the fit and finishes are jaw-dropping!

‘Blue’ is all about intricate detail, Chantilly Lace, captivating beading and so much more, and there is nothing wanting in this range of wedding dresses for any modern bride who still wants to be a vision of old world romance.

Sophia Tolli:

The beauty of Sophia Tolli designs don’t need eloquence, they simply say, ‘Belle of the Ball’ for every bride!

From classic to couture, there is a silhouette to make the most of any body shape, from strapless ball gowns to A-line dresses, this is a range that spectrum from dramatic traditional drama to the soft femininity of sheer romanticism.

Maggie Sottero:

Simply put, wow!  This is an exquisite range of designer wedding dresses that will fulfil the dreams of every bride, from smaller sizes to those that make any beautiful woman with a fuller figure look like a dream, with no effort!

It’s actually impossible to describe the way that this range of designer wedding dresses that cross over from sheer simplicity to stunning detail. You simply have to see it for yourself!

Maggie Sottero keeps it all in the family by setting Rebecca Ingram free to go wild with her range of high quality wedding dresses that speak a thousand words about style at affordable prices.

This range echoes everything any bride could ever want to flatter her figure and create a soft illusion, embellished with flirty details to perfectly echo the dreams of every little girl wanting to look like a princess on her wedding day!

Ever After Bridal goes all the way to make your wedding dress dreams come true!

Without a doubt, you’ll find the wedding dress of your dreams among these stunning designer dresses at Ever After Bridal, and, this team takes it all the way in their willingness to make sure that if you find your dream dress. If you’d like it in a unique size or colour, it’ll be ordered directly from the designer without any quibble!

There is no bridge too far for this team to cross in order to make every bride’s dream come true!  Book a fitting and meet this exceptional team. Then you’ll understand why so many brides have entrusted their dreams to Ever After Bridal Wear!