3 Reasons you may want to consider a Rebecca Ingram designer wedding dress

The journey to finding your dream wedding dress is definitely one of the more exciting parts of planning your wedding, especially if you, like many other women, have dreamed of what they’d love to wear down the aisle.

When choosing your dress, you want something you’re going to feel comfortable in because comfort equals great confidence. If you’re uncertain as to what your dream dress should look like, here are 3 reasons you may want to consider fitting a few Rebecca Ingram designer wedding dresses.

The overall fit of the dress

These dresses have been designed to fit any bride perfectly. Looking at most of the dresses in the Juniper Collection, for instance, you’ll see that they’re designed to fall onto the body and sit loosely, trailing beauty around your body. This line in the range creates the illusion of being a two-piece dress when it isn’t. The bodice on most of the dresses in the collection are fitted but the skirts are loose fitting.

The designs are modern, timeless and/or elegant – take your pick

A substantial amount of detail goes into every dress in this collection, as with the Maggie Sottero collection, with details such as the hand-embroidered lace bodices, flowers sewn onto the skirt, or, for the more modern look perhaps diamante belts that make the dresses look timeless and unique.

The choice of a unique size and colour in a designer wedding dress

The beauty of buying a designer dress from Ever After Bridal Wear in Durbanville, Cape Town, means that though the dress comes off the rack, it can be altered to be something completely unique to you, a total expression of your individual style.

If any team of dedicated bridal consultants and seamstresses can make your dream wedding dress a reality, it’s the one at Ever After Bridal!

Fit a Rebecca Ingram wedding dress today!

 The Rebecca Ingram range of designer wedding dresses cover a full spectrum of silhouettes and colours, which means that there’s a wedding dress for every bride in the Rebecca Ingram collection at Ever After Bridal.

Ever After Bridal has even made it possible for brides to hire a Rebecca Ingram creation, the only difference between buying the dress and hiring it being the fact that there’ll be a limit to just how much a dress can be altered for you.

Otherwise, the sky’s the limit at Ever After Bridal and they’d love to join you on your journey to your fairy-tale wedding dress. Book the fitting today and start the journey the right way for a happy ending!


Tips to help you choose the right dress for a winter wedding

Many people will tell you that getting married in winter isn’t a good idea and that you should perhaps change the date of the big day. They’ll back these opinions up with the worry that the weather so unreliable in winter and that you may be setting yourself up for failure if you’re set on winter.

The truth is that winter is the perfect time to plan a small intimate wedding for you and your husband to be to share with close friends and family.

With the right winter decor creating the ambiance of warmth, a winter wedding menu and the backdrop of a wine farm, your wedding can be as beautiful as you choose to make it.

We know there’s a lot of planning that goes into making the day special, but, one of the most important parts of this planning is what you’ll be wearing down the aisle as you see your dreams come true!

Wearing the perfect designer wedding dress

At the top of any brides list is, of course, finding the perfect wedding dress, something that will stun your guests and take your groom’s breath away, of course! With winter being a unique time to host your wedding, here are a few tips that might help you on the journey to finding the perfect designer wedding dress.

Throw on a bit of Faux Fur

If you’re looking for a way to add some warmth to your dress so that you don’t shiver your way through the ceremony, you may want to think about adding a faux fur stole or wrap, which, aside from keeping you warm just looks great.

As the weather may be unpredictable (though this is true of any season really!), you’ll want to make sure your dress is warm enough for you to feel comfortably toasty so that you can relish your special day.

Opt for long sleeves

This simple choice for your dress can make your wedding dress look beautifully stylish and yet bring the warmth you’re going to need on a frosty day!

With a cape or stole on hand to set aside when it gets to the reception and the first dance, you’ll still be warm enough not to swirl around with goose bumps all the way down your arms!

Add glittering finishes to your dress

If you’d like to add finishes to your dress that’ll glitter with warmth on a cool day, speak to your bridal consultant at Ever After Bridal Wear in Cape Town about adding touches of silver embroidery or crystal beading to your dress. Aside from bringing an extra element of glamour into your dress, you’ll really feel like a princess on your wedding day as you shimmer down the aisle under grey skies.

These are just a few of the ways in which you can make winter the perfect season for your dress and to set the tone for your special day. If you’re in the market for a winter designer wedding dress, reach out to the team at Ever After Bridal. With almost 10 years’ worth of experience at hand, and a passion for dressing beautiful brides, they’ll give their all to help you find your dream wedding dress.

A few tips to help with finding the perfect wedding dress if you’re pregnant

It’s the 21st century and we’re doing things differently, and there are many couples who are doing things that in times past would be considered unconventional.

Progress is what progress is, and life as our grandparents knew it isn’t the same as what is was when they got married and had families. Today there are couples who’ve fallen pregnant during their wedding planning, which just means a little extra space to be made to make your wedding day as just as beautiful anyway!

One aspect which will need special attention now that three of you’ll be walking down the aisle is your wedding dress. At the best of times, most of us feel self-conscious about the way we look, so you’ll want to ensure that your wedding dress fits you at the stage of your pregnancy in relation to your wedding date.

A few tips to help with finding the perfect wedding dress if you’re pregnant;

Take time to do research

Call a few bridal boutiques to see if they can assist you with a dress while you are pregnant, bearing in mind your due date and the date of the wedding. This will save both you and the bridal boutique some time if they can’t assist you.

Making the most of your baby bump in your wedding dress

Some women don’t necessarily want their baby bumps to stand out on their big day, which is why it’s important to take your silhouette at that stage, as well as the style of the dress, into consideration when choosing your dress.

For those who wish to conceal their belly a bit, a strapless waist dress with some lace might be a great dress option for you. For those women who want their baby bump to be a part of their special day, you can go with a more figure hugging dress with a band just below your bust to make it more defined.

You’ll need to shop a little later than you’d otherwise have done

Many women naturally worry about whether their dress will fit them by the time their wedding day arrives. If you are pregnant, you’d be better served by shopping as late as possible before your wedding day, so that you know the dress will fit.

Layers and panels are designed to give you room to move and still look like a princess!

Comfort is everything when you’re pregnant and it’s for this very reason we recommend you keep your dress design simple if you know you’re going to walk down the aisle with a bump. Try to stick to soft, floating fabrics that will keep you comfy and not weigh you down.

These are just a few points to bear in mind when choosing a wedding dress while you’re pregnant. If you need help with your selection, be sure to contact the team at Ever After Bridal. With their expert knowledge in the industry, they’ll assist you in finding you the perfect wedding dress to make you and your bundle of joy absolutely comfortable on your special day.


Here’s what you can expect when you shop for a designer wedding dress from Ever After Bridal Wear

  • You’ll have a team on your side that’s been dressing brides for almost 10 years.
  • You’ll share this journey with a team with passionate love for what they do to make every bride feel like the princess they always dreamed they’d be on their wedding day.
  • You’ll enjoy delightful journey to the wedding dress of your dreams, with great support from this team through all the ups and downs that’ll come until you say yes to the dress!
  • You’ll have a choice of designer wedding dresses that speak volumes in terms of quality and beauty.
  • You’ll have the total commitment to personal attention every bride deserves on this very special journey.
  • Designer wedding dresses from 2 of the top wedding gown designers worldwide, such as:Maggie Sottero

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

    It’s difficult to describe the way that this range of designer wedding dresses manage to cross over from sheer simplicity to stunning drama. You have to see these dresses to believe it!

    Rebecca Ingram

    This range of high quality wedding dresses are designed for the budget conscious bride as well as one who has a little more to spend, but there’s nothing cheap about it!

    This range echoes everything any bride could ever want to flatter her figure and create a soft illusion. With embellishments that make flirty details perfectly echo the dreams of every women that wants to look like a princess on her wedding day!

    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 in these ranges will turn any bride into a vision of beauty on their wedding day!

    You’ll find dresses on the racks at Ever After Bridal that range from sheer luxury, crafted so beautifully that the fit and finishes are jaw-dropping, to those with more intricate detail, captivating beading and Chantilly lace!

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

    There can be no doubt that you’ll find the wedding dress of your dreams among the stunning designer dresses at Ever After Bridal in Durbanville, Cape Town. There’s no bridge too far for this team to cross in order to make every bridal dream come true!

    Book a fitting and meet this exceptional team with big plans for your journey to the wedding dress of your dreams! Then you’ll understand why so many brides have entrusted their dreams to Ever After Bridal Wear!

Important extra’s to plan for when you shop for a wedding dress

We know that for even the most organised bride, shopping for a wedding dress is a serious challenge, to say the least. Even if you’ve been really studious about combing through and bookmarking dresses you love, you’re still going to do more than try on just one dress, and you’ll have to think about the extras that come with it!

Start by choosing the best bridal store in Cape Town at Ever After Bridal Wear.  With this experienced and passionate team determined to make the experience a lot less stressful for you, they offer fantastic support from start to finish.

With a team like this at your side, you’ll be surrounded by people who love what they do, willing and able give you the undivided attention you deserve, and they’ll 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 dress you’ll wear only once!

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.

You’ll be unpleasantly surprised on your wedding day when the dress puckers in the wrong places because you’re wearing the wrong bra or panty!

  • Shoes

You don’t have to shop for the shoes before begin with fittings, however, the point is to wear flat shoes or high heels that’ll represent the height you’ve decided to wear your wedding day. Getting this wrong could mean wearing a dress that suddenly looks to short or doesn’t fall the way it should when it’s too late to make alterations.

  • 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 give you a more complete image of yourself as a fairy-tale princess on your wedding day.

You’d be surprised at how many types of veils there are out there, and deciding on the right one to go with your dress will mean a few along the way.

Don’t be too shy to take photos of yourself in your dream dress while trying different styles of veils, just to make sure you’ve chosen one that adds a that special touch to the way you’ll 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, and of course hair accessories will figure into this part of the fittings.

  • Jewelry

Because different wedding dress styles call for different jewelry, as much as the mood you want to set for the wedding does, try to have an idea of what you’d like to add by way of jewelry along with the veil during fittings.

  • Bridal Garter

The fun part that comes after you’ve said I do has a part to play too, so keep in mind that it’s a good idea to buy a pair – one to keep and one to throw.

On a final note

If you’re wavering or undecided about the role any of these essential extra’s should be, over and above your wedding dress, the team at Ever After Bridal Wear Store in Durbanville, Cape Town, will happily give you the benefit of many years’ worth of experience to make your choices far easier!

You can count on not feeling alone and overwhelmed with all these choices when you know you can count on this very special team to chip in with great ideas and suggestions!

A basic guide to budgeting for your wedding dress

Buying a wedding dress is a completely different story when compared to buying everyday clothing.  This is the one dress you’ll be wearing once, and only once, on the day you meet your Prince Charming at the altar, which means that, either way, you will be spending a pretty penny!

Because wedding dress prices vary so much, you may find that the one you fall in love with costs a little more than you budgeted for, which will take some of the joy out of the journey as you hand it back to be hung on the rack again.

What you need is a bridal wear store and a team that take your budget seriously and won’t steer you towards dresses out of your price range, thereby saving you a little heartache you really don’t need on this journey.

This is where the team at Ever After Bridal Wear come in. They are totally committed to helping you find your happy spot in terms of your budget and helping you make your dreams of looking like a princess come true!

What are the things that contribute most to the cost of a wedding dress?

If you’re going in for a lot of detail with additions such as beading and high-end fabrics like silk, the labour and material will definitely cost more than something a little simpler.

As an example, if you’ve set your heart on wearing a ball gown, it’s going to cost a lot more than a simpler sheath or mermaid wedding dress.

Other costs to plan for:

  • Alterations

There are some alterations that won’t break the budget, but there are those that could, however, with the help of this awesome team, you’ll have a good idea of what you’ll be looking at in terms alterations you may want.

  • Accessories

Shoes, veils, jewelry, hair accessories and lingerie need to be factored in as part of the overall cost of looking like a princess on your wedding day.

  • Cleaning

If you’ve decided to buy your wedding dress to pass down to future generations, having it cleaned professionally to preserve it as a precious keepsake won’t be cheap. The same will naturally apply if you’ve decided to hire your wedding dress.

Where can you shave off costs and still look like a princess?

Yes, you deserve a dress you absolutely fall in love with.  One that fits you to perfection and enhances your body type, but there are a few ways in which you can save and still find the dress of your dreams!

  • Try on dresses within your budget

If you keep focused here, it’ll already take a load off your shoulders!  Stay away from wedding dresses that are above your budget, it’ll only hurt to have to say no anyway.  As tempting as this may be, choose to be gentle with yourself and stick to your price range.

The passionate team at Ever After Bridal Wear in Durbanville, Cape Town, will do all they can to help you stay within your budget and still look like a princess in a designer wedding dress!

Having dressed brides for many year’s already, this attentive, experienced team aren’t interested in pushing you above your budget just to sell you a wedding dress, they love what they do far too much!

  • Accessorise, accessorise, accessorise

You can take the simplest of dresses and turn it into sheer magic simply by choosing the right accessories to bring magic to it. Add a sparkle and a twinkle here and there in the form of a beautiful broach, necklace or earrings, and you can turn the simplest wedding dress into a stunning vision of perfection!

  • Find a dress that doesn’t need much in the way of alterations

With the beautiful range of designer dresses at Ever After Bridal, there’s no doubt that you’ll be able to find your dream dress that comes straight from one of the collections on display.  The less you have to alter, the less it’ll cost, and in any event, if you do find the dress you love but need it in a unique size or colour, this team will order it straight from the designer, done and dusted!

Trust the professionals

When people who love what they do, you know you’ll be in the best hands possible, especially when it comes to sticking to your budget with the damage that COVID-19 has done to our economy. This is a team that’ll still have you looking like a princess on your wedding day.

Call Ever After Bridal to arrange you first fitting and enter a world of wedding dresses designed by artists like Maggie Sottero and Rebecca Ingram!

Ever After Bridal goes the full distance to make sure you get what you’re looking for in a wedding dress, and still go above and beyond your expectations!


A few things to keep in mind before hiring a designer wedding dress

Shopping for a wedding dress is daunting, there’s no denying it, however, if you head out with a solid plan in place, it can be one of the most exciting parts involved in planning your wedding!

Who doesn’t want to say yes to the dress, especially if it’s a designer wedding dress? This desire to wear a designer wedding dress without blowing the budget has led to the fact that many brides are exploring the option of hiring a wedding dress, especially when times have become so tough economically.

Here are a few tips for you to think about if you do decide to hire a dress for your big day.

Begin shopping for your wedding dress as early as possible

If you’re uncertain as to the style of dress you want for your dress, doing your homework, whether online or in bridal magazines, will help you to narrow down which style would best suit your body shape, so think silhouette. Once you have a clearer idea of what might suit you best, you can head out to your first fittings. To ensure you have sufficient time to find the right dress, start shopping around for your dress at least 6 to 9 months before D Day.

Check the reputation of the bridal wear store ahead of fittings

This is essential if you want your experience of shopping for a wedding dress to be one that is more of an adventure than a roller coaster ride of stress!

What you want is a bridal store that has a team with real experience in dressing brides, preferably for a long time already, so that you don’t end up being an unwitting guinea pig for a new bridal store! You have every right to ask for references before you put your dream in the wrong hands!

Make sure you inspect the dress & read the fine print of the contract

Once you’ve found the dress of your dreams, be sure to inspect the dress with a fine eye before leaving with it. Every small detail on the dress should be checked for faults or loose cottons, although, if you’ve got a team such as the one at Ever After Bridal, you won’t need to, they make sure for you. This is just to be sure before you sign on the bottom line that you’ve accepted the dress in pristine condition.

Follow up on your dress once you’ve said yes!

The team at Ever After Bridal understand exactly how big a decision your wedding dress is, so they’ll understand if you need to check in on your dream designer wedding dress to make sure all is still on track for the big day.

It won’t really be necessary since you’ll already have fitted on the dress after any minor alterations or additions have been done, but this team will be the first to keep you up to date during the journey. You won’t need a plan B if you’ve decided to hire your designer wedding dress from Ever After Bridal Wear!

If you want exclusivity at its best in terms of designer wedding dresses, please don’t hesitate to contact the awesome ladies at Ever After Bridal to book a fitting!


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

Well, just in case you hadn’t noticed, we’ve hit the 21st century and wearing a white wedding dress is no longer the expected choice. This is especially great for brides who look a little paler than they need to in white, and there many other options available from wedding dress designers 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!

Here are a few colour choices looked at 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

Little is more beautiful on mocha or darker skin shimmering in swathes of Oyster Grey fabric! The contrast is simply stunning! To this dream vision you can add a touch of sparkly accessories and shiny, rich colours trailing in your veil to be a dream bride that shines on your wedding day!

  • Magical Metallic

Metallic silvers, gold, bronze and any other colour you may think of, has revolutionised the designer wedding dress scene, adding a lush metallic sheen to the to the world of unforgettable wedding dresses!

  • Shimmer in Silver

A silver wedding dress is a glamorous look for the bride that wants to go for an iridescent, glamorous look on her wedding day. One can only imagine what can be done with beading, edging and other embellishments in an even shinier silver!

Note to all brides-to-be: whether it’s an ice white, bright pink, silver or blue wedding dress, every bride not wearing white is still going to be the epitome of beauty as she sashays down the aisle to her dashing Prince Charming!

  • Glitter in Gold:

Have you dreamed of walking down the aisle in a gold designer wedding dress? Well, today it can happen, and what’s more, according to your skin tone, will bring the pure gold 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.

  • Mocha Brown

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

  • Wildflowers

If spring is in the air and in your heart when you go shopping for your wedding dress, add flower appliques to any colour you choose to go wear, or choose fabric that floats with every shade of wildflower to suit the mood you wish to create on your wedding day.

Speak to the team Ever After Bridal Wear in Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa, and let them introduce you to more about the magic they’d love to help to create for you with their stunning designer wedding dresses.

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 to wear when you head out to fittings for your wedding dress

The question about what to wear to fittings may seem unnecessary, but, the last thing any bride wants is a wedding dress disaster on her wedding day, simply because the bra doesn’t work or, the dress is too short because your heels are too high!

Whether you’ve decided to head down the aisle in an A-line silhouette, Mermaid or Ball gown, short, long, sexy, sassy or classic, there are a few basics you really to need to think about before you start fittings for the wedding dress of your dreams.

What to wear and what to focus on during wedding dress fittings:


Think about it this way; you have a favourite dress or blouse you love and know exactly which bra works best for it, as well as which turns you off it!

The same principle will apply when fitting on a wedding dress. The wrong bra can change the look of a dress dramatically, which makes it worth bringing a similar bra to fittings as you’d be wearing on your big day.  In fact, bring a strapless one and one with nude straps, just to be safe!

Many don’t realise how much a bra can effect just how great a dress could look on you.  You won’t believe the difference the right bra makes in finding your dream wedding dress!


Make sure you wear shoes that are as close to the same height you’re going to be wearing as possible; don’t arrive at the fitting in flat pumps if you’re going to be wearing heels, or vice versa!


If the stress and strain of planning the wedding has left you with a few circles under your eyes, in the sea of white silks and satins they going to look even starker! Just a light touch of foundation will fix that up for the fittings.

Another thing to take into consideration is that pink lipstick is also going to fade into the background at fittings.  Choose a lipstick colour as close to the one you’ll be wearing on the special day!

You don’t have to go overboard in terms of makeup for fittings, just do the simplest you can to look and feel your best in that sea of white and not always flattering lighting.

Whatever you do, don’t use self-tanner as you prepare to go for your first fittings; the stains on dresses you don’t intend to wear will be horrendous….and costly!


Where your hair as close to the style you’ll be wearing on your wedding day to fittings.  Wear it up if that’s the plan, or wear it down, just to give you a better idea with each dress you fit.

Aisle Test

Once you’ve found and fallen in love with your dress, try to pull it all together, including veil, shoes, tiara and accessories and do the ‘walk’, just as if you’re doing it on your wedding day! It’ll make you feel ten feet tall to see just how beautiful you’ll be on the day!

Another way to gauge just how confident and comfortable you’ll be as you walk down the aisle will be to twirl, sit, spin and dance in the dress, just to be sure you’ll make it through all the hours you’ll be in it. Nothing will give you as much confidence as being comfortable in your dress!

Contact Ever After Bridal to acquaint yourself with the most stunning range of designer wedding dresses in Durbanville, Cape Town!

The warm welcome and undivided personal attention you receive when you meet this passionate team, will make you feel like you’ve found a special kind of family to help you through this daunting search for the wedding dress of your dreams!

Pros and cons of buying or hiring a designer wedding dress in Cape Town

The internet has millions of wedding dress ideas whether vintage, short or ball gown, and trying to find the style that suits you can be a pretty overwhelming, to say the least. Another decision you may want to make when looking for a wedding dress in Cape Town, is whether you’d like to buy or hire the dress.

Here are a few pros and cons to each option that may help you with your decision:

Buying a designer wedding dress in Cape Town


The sky’s the limit in terms of what you dream of wearing on your wedding day. You can have the dress of your dreams working with a team such as those at Ever After Bridal Wear in Cape Town

You’ll have the pick of the best in international wedding dress designers at your fingertips.

The dress will fit like a glove by the time simple alterations have been made, if they’re even necessary!

You get to keep your dream wedding dress forever, tucked safely away for a day when you may want to renew your vows, or simply out of sentimentality.


Wedding dresses are expensive, which is understandable when considering all that goes into making it, and, since it’s a dress you’ll only wear once, you may find yourself out of your depth financially in an economy that is below zero, for everyone!

Storing your wedding dress safely may end up taking up more space than you have to spare in a time when most are downsizing on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hiring a designer wedding dress in Cape Town


As a growing trend, hiring a wedding dress allows almost every bride the opportunity to walk down the aisle in a designer wedding dress, making it a far more affordable option.

You won’t need to go through quite a rigmarole to store the dress safely, and you also won’t need storage space for it either.

The memory of your wedding dress will always be with you in any event, evident in beautiful photos and videos that’ll live on through many generations.


Plus sizes and petite sizes will make it a little more difficult to find the perfect dress, especially if alterations are going to be major.

In most instances however, the team at Ever After Bridal will contact the designer to order a dress in a unique size or colour, depending on the dress you’ve fallen in love with!

You might be a tad more nervous about any damage to the dress as this could be a cost not budgeted for.

Be sure to book a professional cleaner to get the dress spic and span before it’s returned.

Whether you decide to buy or hire your wedding dress in Cape Town, your dream dress is right here, waiting for you! Book your fitting at Ever After Bridal today to meet an awesome team you’ll be happy to take this important journey with.