Why hiring a designer wedding dress makes sense in 2019

Everyone is feeling the pinch that comes with having to tighten belts in the face of a chaotic economy that keeps spiralling downwards, and this also has an impact on the budget for many brides who dream of wearing a designer wedding dress on their big day.

Wedding dresses are expensive, no doubt about it, but when you consider the cost of special fabrics that go into a wedding dress, the trade-off is fair. Add then the work that a designer puts into adding the finishes, lace, organza, beads or crystals and you have the foundation for what makes a wedding dress expensive.

Many brides don’t have the budget to cover the cost of buying a designer wedding dress, yet they still hanker after it, which is where hiring a wedding dress comes to the rescue.

There are also those who prefer to spend more on the wedding and on a honeymoon that’s a dream for both bride and groom.

This makes a lot of sense when you consider that a wedding dress you buy is going to have to be packed away and stored, never to be worn again, where the memories of the wedding day and the honeymoon will last a lifetime.

It should be possible for every bride to walk down the aisle in a designer wedding dress dreamed up by a top wedding gown designer, and the only way to level the playing field is to make it possible, as Ever After Bridal has done, to hire a stunning wedding dress.

Having gotten budgetary constraints out of the way, here are 3 reasons why hiring a wedding dress is gaining a huge fan base:

  1. You’ll have the option of choosing the style you love in a colour that suits your skin tone.
  2. Ever After Bridal will also assist you to find the right size dress if it’s not hanging on the racks in the store, by going direct to the designer.
  3. Basic alterations can also be done to make sure that the dress fits you perfectly, as it should.

What extra costs will be involved in hiring a wedding dress from Ever After Bridal?

That’s easy enough! Since the dress is on hire it will need to be cleaned once you’ve returned it, so that another lucky bride will have her own dream of wearing a designer wedding dress come true!

That’s it!  Now all you have to do is contact Ever After Bridal to book your fitting, and to meet the most caring team of bridal consultants in Cape Town!


Signs you’re dealing with the wrong bridal store

Shopping for a wedding dress is daunting enough without having bridal consultants muddy the waters with their own agenda’s. This is a one-time decision, made for the day you say your vows, and once the decision is made, there’s no turning back.

This is not a dress rehearsal, well it is while you’re trying on the dresses, but, once you collect the dress that’s it, which is why you need a bridal store that knows your budget and also understands what your dreams are made of.

Being particular about choosing the bridal team to see you through this experience is your prerogative, and if you’re not happy with what’s happening in one store then it’s time to move on.

You deserve the best experience without having bridal consultants trying to shove their own ideas down your throat. It’s your wedding day and your budget, so don’t let anyone play with either!

Ask these basic questions before the relationship goes too deep and you’ll be armed and ready to deal with anyone pushing and shoving at you.

Is the bridal store…

Open and honest about costs?

Aside from the fact that you need to feel comfortable in your wedding dress because it ups your confidence level, you also need to be comfortable about being upfront about your budget for a wedding dress.

If the bridal store or bridal consultant you’re dealing with brushes it off and keeps pointing you in the direction of dresses way over your budget, move along quickly.

If anyone knows that a bride trying on wedding dresses is vulnerable to persuasion, it’s a bridal consultant. This is a mean way of getting you to spend more than you can, and you definitely deserve better!

Answer all your questions?

This is one experience in which you’ll have a lot of questions, and more than anything else you need to feel that you can trust your bridal consultant to answer them all.

If your questions are brushed off or fluffed out of the way, you’re better off finding a bridal store that will answer them all, honestly.

Honest about alterations

Some alterations are more expensive than others, so make sure you understand the necessity of any alteration that needs to be done, and, make sure the bridal consultant is more than willing to explain what the costs of each alteration will be.

If not, once again, find a bridal team that’ll be more than happy to pinpoint these costs.

Willing to point out the fine print?

As with any contract, the one for your wedding dress has to have fine print, but, what bridal consultants know for sure is that you’ll find it difficult to focus on something like the small print, yet it’s important to know exactly what the fine print is all about.

Any bridal store that glosses over the fine print and distracts you from it isn’t worth your time.

Hopefully you get the general idea of the traps that brides can fall into on the way to a dream wedding dress, but, if you’re in doubt about the shop you end up in, you’ll be giving yourself a great gift by contacting the team at Ever After Bridal.

This is a team passionate about what they do, a team that won’t allow any of the above to affect the awesome reputation they’ve earned over the 9 years they’ve been dressing brides beautifully.

They love what they do, love being part of something so very special and would love to welcome you into their world and the very special care they have to offer each bride on the way to their dream designer wedding dress!