Laying the foundation well in preparation for the wedding dress you say ‘yes’ to

By the time you’re ready to start shopping for a wedding dress you’d have fallen hook, line and sinker for your Prince Charming, which means you’ll be looking for a wedding dress that’ll be equal to the moment you glide down the aisle looking like a princess, ready to say ‘I do’.

This experience of finding the perfect wedding dress will be the culmination of all your dreams of looking like a princess on your wedding day, wearing a fairy tale wedding dress that’ll make you look ethereal.

Since buying a wedding dress will be a first time experience for you, stepping into uncharted waters at the same time as you’re trying to keep your head during wedding planning, shopping for a wedding dress could catch you on the wrong foot without an experienced bridal consultant at your side.

Before you even step into the door of the bridal shop you’ve chosen, make a list of any questions that pop into your head, so that once you meet the bridal consultant who’ll see you through this experience, you’ll be able to ask, and have answered, every one of your questions and concerns.

You’re going to feel pretty overwhelmed when you step into the world of billowing white fabric, dazzling beads and eye-catching sequins, so the more prepared you are, the better the search will be.

Don’t surround yourself with yes people on this important journey

While you’re trying on dress after dress and feeling overwhelmed along the way, you’d be better off with a bridal consultant who won’t say yes to every dress you try on.

An open and honest bridal consultant won’t want you to go down the aisle looking anything less than a princess, which means there’ll probably be a few no’s along the way to your dream dress.

The same honesty is also required from your entourage. Just make sure it’s loving honesty you’ll get, minus any cynicism or underlying cattishness.

Don’t be afraid to try something a little different

It’s going to be of benefit to you if you can keep an open mind while trying on wedding dresses, just in case you say yes to something completely different to what you may have visualised.

Provided that the dress matches your budget, the team at Ever After Bridal may inspire you to try a wedding dress you may not have considered, but that you’ve fallen in love with!

This is a great way of making sure you don’t miss out on a magical dress you haven’t included in your research.

Some of the questions you need to answer for yourself on the way to the dress you say ‘yes’ to

  • Is the dress within your budget?
  • Is the colour and silhouette perfect for your skin tone and body shape?
  • Do you think you’ll lose the weight you hope to in order to fit into the wedding dress on the day? This is an important question to answer because this may be one of the worst times to try and lose weight.
  • Are you able to sit, walk and dance in the dress, taking into account the many hours you’ll spend in it on your wedding day?
  • Is the dress comfortable enough to give you the confidence you’ll need to shine on your special day?

Make a list of other questions you may have, to take with you to your fittings to give you a good guide towards laying a foundation that’ll make finding your dream wedding dress as stress-free as possible.

In a lot of cases, all it’s taken for that yes moment to happen is to simply fall in love with the dress! Your choice of wedding dress is not about looking for perfection, it’s about finding the most beautiful version of yourself looking back at you in the mirror of the dressing room!

If there’s one bridal team that would look forward to sharing this important journey with you, it’s Ever After Bridal in Durbanville, Cape Town!

If this team thinks you may have left out a question or two, they’ll make sure it’s answered, with a wonderful sense of transparency that’ll make you feel safe in their expert hands on the way to your dream wedding dress.

Here are a few points to keep in mind when you’re ready to shop for your wedding dress

There’s no shopping experience that can be compared to the experience of shopping for your wedding dress, which makes it well worthwhile to keep your eye on any tips that’ll help to make the journey as easy as possible for you.

Yep, we all know that the hunt for the perfect wedding dress is daunting and requires great courage, but planning ahead as much as you can is going to take some of the pressure off.

It’s important to keep in mind that no matter how beautiful a wedding dress is, if you aren’t completely comfortable in it you’re not going to be sailing down the aisle as confidently as you should.

Comfort inspires confidence, which is a recipe that’ll make you glow as you get ready to commit your life to the partnership you’ve always wanted by marrying the man of your dreams.

Making your dream of the perfect wedding dress come true will be a lot easier if you’ve taken the time to get yourself organised before you head out for fittings, which is exactly what you deserve on this exciting journey.

Here are a few of the most basic things to keep in mind as you find your way to the wedding dress of your dreams:

Give yourself plenty of time

One of the first things you’ll do for your wedding is to find a venue, especially if you’re getting married in Cape Town, which is the wedding capital locally and internationally.

Waiting too long to book the venue may leave you out in the cold, considering that some of these venues are fully booked well into the future.

A bonus to locking down the venue is that you’ll be able to visualise the type of wedding dress that’ll suit you, the style of the venue and the mood you’re planning to set. This is one of the things that are well worth keeping in mind, along with making sure that the dress you wear is right for the season.

Starting the wedding dress hunt at least 6 months before the wedding is going to take a tremendous strain off your shoulders. It would be a heavy load to add to all the wedding preparations you’re in for if you’re still not sure of your wedding dress.

Pin it, snip it and save it

Be prepared to be inundated with images of stunning wedding dresses that abound on the internet and in bridal magazines, which can cause a lot of confusion in terms of sorting through them all for a dress to suit you and the mood of the wedding.

Narrow these ideas down as much as you can and save them where they’re easy to find before you head out shopping for the dress. Knowing more or less where you’re heading will help you to stick to your basic ideas about the style you’re looking for.

What could happen of course is that you may end up trying on a dress that’s completely different to those you’ve been attracted to, so keep an open mind about what’ll look beautiful on you.

Save time if you don’t have it

Not every bride has the time to get a wedding dress under the belt before the wedding day, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to find the perfect dress for you.

If you’re pressed for time, then look no further than the divine designer wedding dresses on sale in Cape Town at Ever After Bridal wear!  This team makes it easy for a bride pressed for time to hire a wedding dress and still look like a princess in a designer gown.

Ever After Bridal also has a range of 2nd hand wedding dresses on sale, all of which look as if they’ve never been touched.

These wedding dresses range between R2000.00 and R11000, testimony to the fact that this passionate team of bridal stylists want nothing more than to see every bride in a designer wedding dress, no matter what the budget may be!

Once you’ve gathered as much as you can on your own about the wedding dress you think will make your dreams come true, let Ever After Bridal support you and guide you to the dress that’ll make all your dreams come true!