6 Things you need to think about & bring to your wedding dress fittings

Arming yourself with the right goodies to take with to your fittings is going to make the pressure you’re already under a little lighter on the way to your dream designer wedding dress.

No matter how professional you may be about shopping for clothes, nothing can ever prepare you for the daunting feeling of finding a stunning dress you’ll only wear once, for the most beautiful day of your life.

If you’ve already reached the point that sees you heading out to hunt for your wedding dress, you’ll no doubt already have a pretty good idea when it comes to the style of dress that most appeals to you, and which you believe will make the most of your beautiful body shape.

With all of that in hand, here are 6 things you need to bring with to fittings & to add along the way

  1. The right underwear

Don’t bring your favourite granny panties to fittings!  If you’re going to wear something skimpier like a G-string, wear it as you would on the wedding day.

If you’re not certain yet about whether you’ll be going for a strapless dress or one with thin straps, it’s worth investing in a good bra for both styles.

  1. Shoes to match

Shoes have a huge impact on how your dress will look on you, so, if you’re going to wear heels on the day, invest in a pair that are the same height for what you’re planning to wear.

If you’re going for flats, stick to them through the fittings. This is going to keep alterations to the length of the dress at a minimum, which also helps to keep stress at bay.

  1. Pretty as a Princess

While there’s no need to go the makeup artist, putting on your best face for the fittings is going to make a big difference to how you see yourself in each dress you try on.

The same applies for your hair.  Whether you’re wearing it up or down, wear it that way during fittings to get the right look.

  1. Think bridal wrap or jacket

If you’re going to have a winter wedding, you may need to think about adding a bridal wrap or jacket to keep your shoulders warm before, during and after the nuptials.

Speak to the team at Ever After Bridal about finding the perfect wrap or bridal jacket to go with the dress you finally say yes to, to complete the picture.

If you’re having an outdoor wedding, you may prefer to wear a light wrap to protect you from the sun or any breeze that may come up during the ceremony.

  1. Think veil or hair accessories

There are more styles of veil than you may imagine as you begin the journey to the perfect designer wedding dress.  This is an important accessory to keep an eye on if you decide that you want to wear a veil. Remember that you’ll look no less of a bride if you decide to give the veil as miss.

If you decide that you’d rather go with a beautiful spray of flowers for the natural look, or with hair accessories that shimmer and glint in the light, there’s a tiara, crystal hair grips and any manner of hair accessory that’ll look stunning on you…and will give you sleepless nights as you agonise over the choice!

  1. If you’re going to toss your garter, double up

If you’ve decided that you want to toss your bridal garter at the reception, buy two, one to keep and one to give away.  Tossing the garter is your choice, there’s nothing wrong with not wanting to do it, but if you do, you may want to get a plainer version of the one you want to keep as your memento.

If you’d like to have supportive, experienced and passionate bridal consultants at your side for this momentous journey, please call Ever After Bridal for your first fitting, they’d love to see you to the altar in a stunning designer wedding dress.

 

 

When shopping for a dream designer wedding dress think comfort too

There’s little more uncomfortable than wearing an outfit for a big night out or a special event than to spend the entire night miserably uncomfortable.

You have no doubt experienced this discomfort at least once because that great looking number is still hanging in your closet, untouched since the first and last time you were willing to wear it.

The reason that buying or hiring a wedding dress is such a daunting prospect is because this is by far the only dress that deserves never to be worn again, but not because it’s uncomfortable.

Whether you shine in it or keep the lid on your discomfort for many hours on your wedding day, the memory will remain with you, and will stare back at you in your wedding album forever, none of which can be taken back and where you don’t get a do-over.

You’ve probably imagined yourself as the fairy princess falling in love and marrying her prince charming since you were a little girl, so take your time about saying yes on your way to looking stunning and being comfortable on the biggest day of your life.

Here are a few practicalities attached to finding the perfect dress that were never considered in your fairy tale dreams:

Your inimitable style

One of the first questions the bridal team at Ever After Bridal will ask you will be about the style of dress you’ve been planning to wear.  Is it going to be a ball gown, fitted and flaring, mermaid or sheath, to name a few of the most popular styles that capture the heart and imagination of brides around the world.

A ball gown is a perfect match if the romance of looking like Cinderella is all you’ve ever dreamed of. If a wedding dress that’s perfect for a bride wanting a dress that’s effortless to wear, then the sheath is for you.

These are just a few basic examples of the most loved styles in the world of brides, however, you’d do well to try more than just one style. You never know about the gem you may find!

Your beautiful, natural shape

Every woman is beautiful, no matter what kind of shape your body reflects, and it’s very important that you go with what nature has blessed you with on the hunt for this special dress.

Whether you want to look like a forest sprite, a sexy siren or an evocatively romantic or stylish bride, this is where your say is paramount, even more so because you know what type of venue and wedding you’re planning.

Think about your natural skin colour

Not every bride has the skin tone to carry a brilliant white wedding gown, however, the good news is that there are beautiful shades of ivory, light gold, champagne, silvery blue, floral and more for a bride wanting to do things differently for her skin colour.

If you really want to step out of tradition, which is absolutely possible today, bright red, emerald green, pink and purple are an example of the rainbow of colours available to brides today.

Unapologetic comfort

This is where comfort trumps looks in terms of practicalities.  As you go through fitting after fitting, remember to sit, walk, dance around and take into account you’ll need to visit the ladies at some stage on the big day, before you say yes to the dress!

If the dress you absolutely love meets all criteri, there’s no doubt you’ll be the glowing, confident and stunningly beautiful bride you always dreamed you’d be.

Ever After Bridal leads the way

Whether you hire or buy your wedding dress in Cape Town, make sure you meet the team at Ever After Bridal, because from that first meeting you’ll already know that you’ll have the undivided attention you deserve all the way to the finishing line; the collection of the dress of your dreams.

Ever After Bridal has been dressing brides for nine years now, but, even more than such experience is the passion and love this talented team has for what they do, which is exactly what you’ll need as you start the journey to your dream wedding dress.

If what you want is a stunning designer dress at your fingertips, call Ever After Bridal to book your first fitting…and a glass of bubbly.

No matter what your shape is, you’ll find a designer wedding dress at Ever After Bridal

Before we go any further, let’s look at how much care went into selecting top wedding gown designers to represent all that Ever After Bridal has been committed to since day one 9 years ago.

To this team, dressing a bride is an experience that brings such joy as every bride is welcomed Ever After Bridal, and then seen off on the day that culminates in the collection of the wedding dress.

There’s a saying which expresses just what Ever After Bridal is that aptly applies to this team, and it’s a familiar one; ‘if you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life’

This is awesome, because those dressing you take you into their world where not a single day is qualified as work, leaving nothing but their creativity and passion for what they do.

Whether you’re buying or hiring a wedding dress in Durbanville, Cape Town, this is where you’ll have the personal attention and honesty you deserve as you take on the daunting journey to the wedding dress you’ve always dreamed of.

A brief look at the world renowned designers chosen by Ever After Bridal

Maggie Sottero

If you love the idea of a romantic wedding gown, or a more classic feel, you’ll find these styles and more available from this range, all designed to be a mix between elegance and frothy, billowing dresses. You’ll find that Maggie Sottero had you in mind when she designed her range.

Rebecca Ingram

As one of the designers in the Maggie Sottero Designs, Rebecca Ingram has added her own signature style to a range of wedding dresses, moving along the whole spectrum of designs from those perfect for hour glass shapes, to those that make buxom brides look like unequalled Princesses on their wedding day.

Although her range is exquisite in style and detail, she has designed it for brides who are exercising their right to be budget conscious.

Enzoani

The two Enzoani ranges available at Ever After Bridal in Cape Town are designed for modern brides and those with an eye for the dramatic or on looking like a fairy tale Princess on the way to make her vows.

Beautiful by Enzoani is a study in romance, layered in flowing billows of silk and satin as the base, with exquisite bodices designed to fulfil the vision every woman has of the dress she’d love to wear on her wedding day.

Blue is a range that leans toward modern brides who want to shine in Chantilly lace embedded with beading, crystals and all else that makes each wedding dress look like a one-of-a-kind wedding dress, taking on the unique character of every bride.

It’s great that designers of this ilk have designed out-of-this-world wedding gowns at prices that won’t break the budget for any bride, and yet allowing every shape, size and colouring to be accounted for.

The ethos that drives the excellence this team offers every bride stepping into their world of beauty is one focused on making sure that you’ll have personal attention you deserve on your way to making your dream come true for your special day.

Everything is possible for every bride welcoming Ever After Bridal on the journey to a wedding dress that’ll go beyond your wildest dreams, to the extent that if you’d like to try a dress in another size or colour, the team will order it direct from the designer.

Book your first fitting at Ever After Bridal to begin this exciting journey.

 

 

Let your own heart be your guide when you shop for a wedding dress

The countdown to the day you’ll glide down the aisle to join your life to that of the man of your dreams begins as the wedding plans become more and more of a reality.

Choosing the venue, theme, menus and entertainment is one part of the pretty rocky road to your wedding day, the other is shopping for the perfect wedding dress.

This is yet another part of the journey that’ll bring out the worst and the best in friends and family.

No doubt you’ll already have stared down a few challenges from others about the décor, DJ, theme or venue for your wedding, but your foray into the world of wedding dresses ramps all those opinions into high gear.

Some friends and family members seem to forget that this is your wedding day and that it’s your wedding gown being tossed about on their opinions and experiences, giving no thought to how much you’d rather have encouragement and support instead of feeling bullied.

This is when you have to be very discerning about who’ll be joining you at fittings, sift the chaff from the wheat and choose a few that you know will be honest without being nasty.

Remember that the select few that get to come to these fittings are going to have to love you through all the ups and downs that happen on our emotional scale as you try to fit the dress to the dream.

The last person you want as company will be one that has nothing positive and everything negative to say about her own negative experience when she shopped for her wedding dress.

She’ll terrify you before you even get to your first fitting, and that’s the worst way to start what should be an exciting experience filled with joy.

Naturally there’ll be tears of joy and tears of frustration along the way, simply because it’s a major decision to make, one that won’t be repeated and one you definitely don’t get to do over, but start it on the firm ground of making the experience your own.

What you could do to put your own unique stamp on your adventure to find a dream wedding dress is to;

  • Keep the entourage to a minimum, and stick to it! Choose wisely to get a good balance between the people you’ll share this special experience with. If anyone complains, tell them you don’t want to spoil their surprise when the wedding day arrives. That should help them to feel less left out.
  • Settle on the venue and then start shopping for the wedding dress. The venue and the season can have more of an impact on your choices than you may think.  Shopping for a summer wedding dress for a winter wedding is definitely not a good idea!
  • Keep your mind open about the dress you may think you want. Many a bride has collected a wedding dress in a style and colour they never even contemplated.
  • Stick to your guns the day you turn to see yourself in the mirror wearing the dress that turns you into the confident princess you so deserve to be on your wedding day.

Remember bra, shoes, hair and makeup when you go to fittings. You don’t have to go overboard but it’ll help you to imagine what you’ll look like on that very special, magical day.

Share your dreams with Ever After Bridal and you’ll have a team on your side that cares passionately about how stunning you’ll look in a designer wedding dress, and about how confident you’ll feel gliding down the aisle.