Tips to help you find the designer wedding dress of your dreams!

It’s definitely a bit of a bumpity-bump experience to head out shopping for your dream wedding dress, but, with a wee bit of preparation and a few salient tips tucked under your arm, you’ll have a smoother journey to the dress you say yes to.

In the first place, it’s a dress that beats all others in importance, and in the second, you’ll only be wearing it once, and both these reasons make it a daunting experience, to say the very least.

This is no cocktail party or evening at the theatre dress, it’s the one that’ll immortalise you as a princess in your wedding album, to be passed down through generations, which makes it essential to have experienced and compassionate bridal consultants guide you through the ups and downs, until you find the perfect dress.

This is the special touch of magic the team at Ever After Bridal Wear bring to the equation for every bride they dress, and have dressed for over 10 years now. It’s what they love doing, and it shows in everything they do to lower stress-levels for every bride they share the journey with.

You can rely on honesty from this team, they won’t say ‘yes’ to anything that doesn’t do your natural assets any justice, doing so would run contradictory to the joy they experience when brides return to share wedding photos with them!

Here are a few ideas that may help you on the way to finding your dream designer wedding dress, along with the bumps that may come along:

Share your budget from the outset

This is really important. Once the team knows what your budget is, they’ll know exactly how to steer you in the right direction in terms of the right dresses to try.

The bump to avoid here would be falling in love with a dress that’s way out of your budget, this could wound the heart of the toughest bride to be!

Don’t do a see-saw with your weight

We would all like to fit into a size smaller than usual on our wedding day, but this is unrealistic and adds a ton of pressure to shopping for a wedding dress. Alterations can cost a pretty penny, which may not be in your budget.

Love yourself as you are and know that you are as beautiful as every other woman is in her own right, don’t put yourself through the hell of dieting to fit into a wedding dress!

It may not be love at first sight

You may find, contrary to your expectations or the stories you’ve been told, that you end up wearing a dress that you didn’t fall in love with at first sight. It’s absolutely possible that the slow growing love that determines your choice in wedding dress will be the one that leads up to your unequivocal yes!

Comfort is essential

Let the team at Ever After Bridal guide you through all the moves and steps it takes to make sure you’re going to be comfortable in your dress on the day. A comfortable bride exudes confidence!

Let Ever After Bridal lead the way

What matters most to the team at Ever After Bridal Wear in Durbanville, is that the dress you wear as you float down the aisle is the one that’s perfect for you!

Your unique personality gets to shine on your wedding day, and the team at Ever After Bridal would love to be your guides on the journey to your dream designer wedding dress! Give them a call today to book your fitting as you take your first steps towards your special day.

Pointers to make finding a dream designer wedding dress stress-free

Okay, so it’s never going to be completely stress-free to find the wedding dress you’ve always dreamed of wearing on your fairy-tale day, but, there are a few pointers that could certainly ease some of the stress during this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Since you’re only going to be wearing this dress once, the pressure is really on, and anything you can do to make it a little less daunting will be well worth your while, and could even make the experience a lot more exciting and fun!

So, keep a few of these pointers in mind before you head for your first fitting for an easier journey:

Start out with at least six months on hand

When you start going through online bridal wear catalogues and paging through bridal magazines you’ll know you’re in for a super-human feat, for any woman.

There are thousands and thousands of different wedding dress styles and colours available today that you could well send you into information overload, long before you head for your first fitting!

Give yourself plenty of time, you deserve it. If you’re lucky enough to have more than six months in which to find your dress and settle on the alterations, you’ll have plenty of breathing space in the run up to the wedding!

Keep track of the styles you love to bring along to fittings, but, try to keep an open mind too. You may be pleasantly surprised to find yourself walking down the aisle in a dress you may not even have considered to be the one!

Don’t have that much time?

If you’re lucky enough to have started out at Ever After Bridal Wear in Durbanville, Cape Town, then you’re going to be in the pound seats, no matter how little time you have!

You’ll find that this team stocks 4 top ranges of designer wedding dresses for hire, making it easy for even the bride with little planning time to shimmy down the aisle in a designer wedding dress.

Hiring a designer wedding dress is also a fantastic way to save for the start of a new life together, or a honeymoon to rival all honeymoons, so don’t even think twice if this is your ideal!

Understand the shape of your body

Your wedding dress is meant to celebrate and accentuate the natural shape of your body, and, if you spend some time on getting to know the different silhouettes that would do all of this for you, you’ll already be well on your way to success, before you head for the first fitting!

Compliment your skin colouring

Not every bride glows in icy white, which is exactly why there are so many different shades of white awaiting you, along with a rainbow of colours that range from dusky rose to salmon, red to grey and anywhere in-between, for those who will pale into insignificance in white!

The choice at Ever After Bridal Wear

With this basic information firmly lodged in your mind, the team at Ever After Bridal Wear will bring their considerable experience in dressing brides for over ten years into the mix to smooth the way for you.

This is to make sure that by the time you step into your dream wedding dress, based on your own preparation, it’ll be one that celebrates your uniqueness and turns you into the fairy princess you once dreamed of being on your wedding day!

Finding the perfect designer wedding dress is a pleasure at Ever After Bridal Wear

Ever After Bridal Wear in Cape Town is heaven for any bride planning on wearing a designer wedding dress on her happily-ever-after day! They’ve filled their bridal store in Durbanville with exquisite creations from Maggie Sottero, Enzoani and Rebecca Ingram, with choices in dresses that are breath-taking.

This is the place to buy or hire designer wedding dresses in Cape Town, and this team is unstinting in making sure that if find the dress you’d love to try, but need it in a different size, they’ll get right on to the designer to make sure it’s yours.

The same applies to whether you’ve found a dress you love but would like it in a unique colour!

You’ll find every style of wedding dress you could imagine among these three ranges, they’re all there.  Romantic to waiflike, dramatic to simple and stylish, pick your vision of yourself on your wedding day, and this passionate team will help to make the dream come true!

All of these top international designers have produced ranges that make absolute sense for modern brides with modest budgets in a worldwide recession, making it a reality for any bride to glide down the aisle in a stunning designer wedding dress.

Buy a wedding dress on sale at Ever After Bridal if you’re sentimental and want to keep the dress after your big day, and don’t have the budget for a new one.  The wedding dresses on sale here are naturally almost brand new, and ultimately, you’re the only one who will know that it was bought second hand!

You certainly won’t look second hand in it!

Not everyone has the super-budget to buy a wedding dress, which is precisely why Ever After Bridal Wear has kept up with changing times and keeps a selection of designer wedding dresses for hire in store.

No matter what you’ve been dreaming about when you think about a wedding dress, this is a team that’ll love being part of the journey you embark on when you start shopping for the dress to make all those dreams come true.

Knowing that this is one of the most expensive, most daunting decisions you’ll ever have to make, the team at Ever After Bridal will give you the undivided attention you’re going to need on the way to the perfect wedding dress, the one that’ll stun your fiancé at the altar and be immortalised forever digitally, in video and on stills.

This is a team of bridal consultants who will happily share all the ups and downs, the tears and the laughter with you that often come along on such a very special journey.

Dressing brides beautifully in exquisite designer wedding dresses is an ingrained passion for this team, and as such, every bride becomes a part of this very special family long before she arrives to collect the dress of her dreams.

These are the qualities that are priceless for every bride looking to make her dreams a reality on her wedding day, and it’s what every bride can look forward to with the team at Ever After Bridal Wear!

Give yourself the ultimate wedding dress shopping experience by booking your fitting today with Este Fourie and her team today!

Cost pitfalls to avoid when looking for the right bridal wear store in Cape Town

By the time you head out for the first fitting of wedding dresses, you’ll probably be a pro about what to take with, who to take with and what you may need to plan for, however, you may need a little help to avoid a few of the pitfalls that could lay in wait for you as you look for the right bridal wear store to trust with your dreams.

A few of these pitfalls to look out for include:

Lack of interest in your budget

If you get to the first fitting and find that your bridal consultant has little or no interest in the limitations of your budget, you’ll find it difficult to negotiate your way to the dresses that meet that budget.

A bridal consultant who takes you through your budget carefully right from the start is one who puts your welfare above all else. She will know exactly what it means if you start heading for dresses out of your price range, and will help to steer you back to the right place to find your dream dress.

The cost dodge

There are many little things you may not have considered and taken into account at the time the budget for your dress was settled on, and, if the consultant doesn’t bring up some of these, you’ll again be looking at spending far more than was planned.

The ideal bridal consultant will fill you in on all these bits and pieces that could add up quite a bit at the end of the day, especially in the area of bridal accessories.

Honesty and integrity is an essential element in the team that will be dressing you for your wedding day, and this kind of bridal consultant will make absolutely sure that you aren’t steered towards dresses that are way above your budget.

Cost of alterations

In general, if you’re buying or hiring a designer wedding dress off the rack, you’re probably going to need an alteration here and there to create the perfect fit, and this is where unscrupulous bridal stores can also drive up costs.

A true artist who loves dressing brides will make sure to point out what kind of alterations you may be looking at when you find the dress you fall in love with, and, won’t hold out when it comes to what costs may be involved.

If it’s just a matter of raising a hem, it’s not a major issue, but, since most of us aren’t seamstresses, you need to feel that you can trust your bridal consultant to be open and honest with you here.

Avoid the bullies!

You’ll know really quickly whether you’re dealing with a consultant who wants only the best for you, or one that’s more interested in the cheque you’ll have to sign before you start out.

If you keep being pushed towards dresses that aren’t in line with your budget at all, move along swiftly.  Don’t let anyone bully you into trying on dresses that‘ll only break your heart when you discover that they’re completely out of your price range!

Let Ever After Bridal Wear show you the way, with integrity

With over ten years’ worth of experience, the team at Ever After Bridal Wear in Durbanville, Cape Town, will guide you with honesty and integrity to your dream wedding dress, with absolute respect for your budget.

The passion of this team when it comes to making sure that their brides walk down the aisle in a designer dress they’ve always dreamed of, is legendary among their previous clients.

This is a team you can trust with your dreams from the moment you walk into their beautiful world of choice designer wedding dresses, without a doubt.

Book your fitting today to meet an awesome team that’ll make sure you don’t fall into any traps on your way to the altar, in the dress of your dreams!