Tips to make shopping for a wedding dress a cinch!

As you begin planning your wedding along with the million and one things you’ll need to juggle on the way to the big day, your wedding dress is definitely going to start taking precedence over what’s been planned for menus, music, décor or invites as the day get’s closer!

Anyone who says it isn’t a daunting experience is fibbing, but the whole experience of shopping for a designer wedding dress can be made easier if you have a good strategy in place before you head out for your first fittings.

Make shopping for your wedding dress a cinch by taking a gander at a few of these tips:

Make your budget a priority

No one wants to thing a word as nasty as budget when shopping for a wedding dress, but, it will honestly make it easier on you to share your budget with the bridal shop you choose.

It’ll save you the heartache of trying on dresses you can’t afford and then having to set them aside, even after you’ve fallen in love with it, and it’ll most definitely spoil a lot of the fun that could be had!

The ladies at Ever After Bridal Wear know exactly how to work with and around your budget and still make sure you get to waltz down the aisle in a dream designer wedding dress, and they’ll make sure to steer you away from any heartache in the process!

Research up to 9 months in advance

However you do it, whether you take clippings from bridal magazines or save the dresses you love and take it with to your first fitting to give the team at Ever After Bridal a good idea of what would make you feel like a real princess on your wedding day.

By starting out with your research between six to nine months ahead of fittings, you’ll give yourself valuable breathing space between fittings, alterations and the day you finally collect your dress.

Make sure to do research about which silhouette and style wedding dress will make the most of your natural assets, so that you will feel like a dream on your wedding day!

With a beautiful range of designer wedding dresses from international designers Maggie Sottero and Rebecca Ingram, the team at Ever After Bridal Wear will be able to point you in the right direction every time based on your research!

…but be willing to be surprised!

The team at Ever After Bridal might suggest you fit a dress you hadn’t even thought of, and, you may well find yourself falling in love with a dress completely different to those you worked so hard at finding in your research!

Don’t pay attention to the bad experiences other brides may share with you!

It’s okay to listen if other brides have had a bad experience, simply to disseminate the information as a way to make sure that your journey to a stunning designer wedding dress will be an experience that is unforgettable, in the best possible way!

Just don’t let them scare you so much that the choices you face become terrifying to you!

Are you planning to hire your wedding dress or buy it?

Unfortunately, it’s back to the budget here, and, if you want to save money for a dream honeymoon, or to set aside a good nest egg to start your new life with your Prince Charming, you may want to consider hiring your designer wedding dress from Ever After Bridal Wear in Cape Town!

You’ll still look like a dream and get married in a designer dress you may always have dreamed of, you simply won’t have to find place to pack it away for posterity, no matter how special it is. It will live on in your wedding album and video in any event!

When you’re ready to head off to your first fitting, speak to the awesome team at Ever After Bridal Wear to make sure that not only will you walk down the aisle in a designer wedding dress, but that you’ll have an awesome journey on the way to the culmination of all your dreams!

Don’t allow anyone to bully you into buying the wrong wedding dress!

Heading out to shop for a wedding dress is daunting enough all on its own, but add to that a bully in the entourage you take to fittings who will try to get you into a wedding dress that doesn’t suit you in terms of silhouette and style is definitely not what you need.

You need to point out unequivocally that it’s your wedding day, your choice and your dress; even if it’s your mom you need to pull up by the socks!

It’s a dress you’ll be wearing only once, and, when you start your fittings you’ll need to make wise choices about who comes along and who doesn’t. The most important thing is not to be swayed by pressure from others, you’ll know when you’ve found the perfect dress, and that’s all that matters.

Here are a few tips that may help you stand your ground, in case there’s a bully around!

Stick to your guns when it comes to your budget

One of the first things you should do at your first fitting, is to be open and discuss your budget with the bridal consultants you’ve chosen for the journey.

If you’ve had the misfortune of meeting with a bridal consultant who doesn’t respect your budget and has no qualms about getting you to try on dresses way above budget, the team at Ever After Bridal Wear in Cape Town would suggest that you find someone you can trust to respect what you’ve set aside to spend on your dress.

To this awesome team it’s all about integrity, and it’s also all about making your dream come true at a time when the world economy has taken a complete dive!

Pay attention to the fine print of your contract for the dress

There is always a contract involved when you buy or hire a wedding dress, and, it should include as much as is possible at the outset regarding alterations, colour and sizing.

At Ever After Bridal Wear you’ll find that their experience of dressing brides for over ten years now has given them the experience to be able to gauge these expenses pretty well by now, which will be of great benefit to you.

Keep your entourage small

Believe it or not, the people you bring along to fittings can make or break your experience, which is why it’s very important to balance out who joins you on this journey.

Balance friends and family out so that you have at least one who will coat their honesty with love, one who will help calm your nerves; it’s a little like choosing a few special people to invite to dinner that you know will bring out the best in you and in each other.

The drama queen and mean friend should definitely not be invited to this experience that is focused on making your dreams come true!

If you don’t want to make those you haven’t invited to feel bad, send and share photos, or to set up a mini fashion show to parade the best of what you’re trying on, just to soothe any wounded egos.

Here’s an idea you may never have considered: invite a good male friend to fittings, a brother or father, or, if you can get a good friend of your future hubby to the fitting you’ll be in the pound seats for well-rounded advice!

Be careful about being tripped up by unnecessary alterations

This is where you really need a team of bridal consultants who know their stuff, so that you’ll have a good idea of what you could be looking at in terms of alterations.

Something as simple as shortening a hemline can give unscrupulous consultants an excuse to overcharge you, and if that’s what they do with simple, imagine what they’ll do with more intricate alterations!

If you’d prefer a good start on this journey with a passionate team committed to making sure that you’ll have all the support and honesty you could hope for, then the team at Ever After Bridal Shop in Durbanville, Cape Town, will make sure that no one gets to bully you on the way to your dream designer wedding dress!

It’s not always love at first sight that leads to a dream designer wedding dress!

Keeping an open mind is a positive step towards finding a wedding dress that suits your style, personality and budget perfectly. You may just find that you begin a slow, smouldering love affair with a dress that doesn’t set you on fire immediately, but that grows on you until you really fall in love with it.

It’s not always love at first sight!

If you’ve chosen the team at Ever After Bridal Wear to offer you their objective, experienced perspective, you may be very pleasantly surprised when they give you a gentle nudge to try on a dress you may not have looked at out of personal choice.

It may be one that looks completely different to what you’d planned, but it could be the one that makes you come alive as a bride when you actually try it on.

With this team of bridal consultants you can be absolutely sure of one thing and that is, that they’ll never steer you towards a dress that’s no good on you or that sends you way over budget!

Don’t bank on the ‘yes’ moment!

Don’t bank on having a yes moment as you fit dresses. In some cases, you may find a dress you want to allow to simmer in your imagination for a while, a while that may lead to the moment you say yes!

You’re only going to be wearing this dreamy dress once, so, be patient with yourself. Take your time about choosing this once-in-a-lifetime dress; after all, you’re only going to be wearing it once!

It may not be easy, but, try not to fit too many dresses, as this could lead to the type of confusion that completely overwhelms you, and that’s not what shopping for a wedding dress should be.  It’s a daunting enough challenge to take on, without complicating it even further!

Here are a few questions to think about as you fit dresses:

Can you lose that weight in time?

If you start fitting dresses that are too tight because you want to lose weight before you have to wear it, don’t! Planning the wedding and finding the perfect dress is more than enough stress to deal with, be kind to yourself and celebrate your natural assets by choosing the right dress to hide what you want to hide and show off what you want to show off!

Be realistic about your budget

At a time of global recession, budgets have shrunk for most, which means that you need to be as realistic as possible about your budget from the get-go. Share it with the team at Ever After Bridal and they’ll make sure that you won’t fit dresses that are beyond the reach of your budget. Putting a dress back on the rack after you’ve fallen in love with it is heart rending to say the least, so don’t go there!

Make sure you’re comfortable

Everyone is jittery on their wedding day, but the one guarantee you can have about exuding real confidence as you walk down the aisle, is to make sure you’re comfortable in your wedding dress! You’ll be wearing it for a while, which makes it worth sitting and walking around the bridal shop in each dress you fit that you love.

Let the team at Ever After Bridal in Durbanville, Cape Town, share 10 years worth of experience with you as you take the journey to your dream designer dress with people passionate about dressing brides!


Being sure you’re comfy in your wedding dress goes a long way to making you shine on your wedding day!

One of the greatest things you can do for yourself is to make sure that you’ll be comfortable in your wedding dress for the many hours you’ll be spending in it on your wedding day!

Spending the day pulling the dress down or hiking it up is going to make your confidence take a dive, and this level of discomfort is the last thing you deserve on your special day!

Here are a few practicalities to pay attention to during fittings if you want to be a glowing bride as you glide down the aisle in absolute confidence:

Can you sit comfortably in the dress?

You’re going to be sitting for quite a while during all the speeches, well wishing and feasting, which means your dress should be comfortable to sit in. We know it’ll be hard to eat on the heels of such excitement, however, you can be sure the team at Ever After Bridal Wear won’t want you to feel like all you want to do is rip the dress off as quickly as you can before the feasting and dancing is over!

Is it easy to move in the dress?

When you take to the floor for the first dance after saying your vows, you’ll definitely want to look and feel like a fairy-tale princess, and the only way to know you can do with in absolute confidence is to make sure at fittings that it’ll be easy to move in the dress you’ve fallen in love with.

Will you be able to breathe easily in the dress?

No doubt about it, your nerves will be playing a symphony in you on your wedding day, which means you’ll probably be looking for extra oxygen just to calm those nerves a wee bit. If you can’t breathe with ease in your dress it’s really not going to be much fun for you as the night wears on! By the way, happy tears also mean you’ll need space to catch your breath!

Will you feel good with the camera and all eyes on you?

Every photo and video that captures you as the centre of attention on your wedding day is going to show every time your wedding album is taken out to share with future generations, so make sure that you’ve combined exquisite style in your wedding dress with absolute confidence, because it will show!

Will you struggle to answer the call of nature?

Wedding jitters and a few glasses of bubbly will mean that at some point you’ll have to answer the call of nature. It may seem like a strange thing to keep in mind when choosing your wedding dress, but, the last thing you want is to have to spend ages going to the loo and missing out on the party!

Have you chosen the perfect silhouette to celebrate your body shape?

The perfect silhouette of your wedding dress is as essential to comfort as anything else is when choosing your dress. You may dream of wearing a romantic ball gown but find that you look a dream in a beautifully designed mermaid style wedding dress. Make sure you choose a dress that truly celebrates and places the emphasis on your natural assets, because this is a confidence booster if ever there was one!

Let the passionate team at Ever After Bridal guide you to confidence through comfort in your wedding dress

If you’ve had a bit of a battle in deciding on the best silhouettes and styles for your wedding dress, you can safely leave it up to the team at Ever After Bridal Wear to add their touch of magic to help you find a dress designed to dazzle all on your wedding day!

Stocking only the most stunning designer wedding dresses, the team at Ever After Bridal extends a warm invitation to you to book a fitting at their beautiful bridal shop in Cape Town and to get ready for the best in support on this daunting journey to your dream wedding dress.


Invest in a dream designer wedding dress at Ever After Bridal Wear in Cape Town

Finding and buying a designer wedding dress is unequivocally one of the most important investments you’ll ever make, especially if you want to like the glowing bride you always dreamed of being!

Little things like flowers wilting or a menu that doesn’t come off as perfectly as you’d wanted it to may seem disastrous to you at the time, however, nothing can hold a candle to knowing you’re walking down the aisle in the designer wedding dress of your dreams.

Once you’re ready to find this all-important investment, make sure you choose to go through with it with bridal consultants who view it as a privilege to dress you, just as they have for every bride they’ve dressed for many years.

One of the reasons that the team at Ever After Bridal Wear has earned a reputation for making it a pleasure for brides to fit designer wedding dresses is the quality of the dresses that come straight from international runways in France, London and Italy, crafted by some of the most talented designers in the world.

This team goes to great lengths to do all they can to make every bride feel as extra special as she should on this journey to the dress she falls in love with!

You deserve to feel like a star on this once in a lifetime journey, so take care about where you choose to hire or buy your designer wedding dress in Cape Town!

From the moment you cross the threshold at Ever After Bridal Wear and into their warm welcome, you’ll feel like the only bride in the world shopping for your dress, which is as it should be in the world of fantasy they’ve created in their bridal shop.

You can trust and rely on the honesty of this team because they’ll never lead you astray, whether it’s to a dress that doesn’t do you justice or one they know is above your budget!

You may have found that you’re in overload after looking at a huge variety of silhouettes, colours and styles of wedding dresses, however, this is where you get to dump the overload into the laps of the team at Ever After Bridal to allow them to help you make some sense of it, so that your journey to the altar will be a happy one.

Designers have redefined the conventional idea of white wedding dresses by incorporating a rainbow of colours, silhouettes and styles, and, at the end of the day, the only one that should matter to you is the one that makes you feel and look like a goddess.

If white doesn’t do you justice and you want to do something different, like choosing a dress in blue, yellow, pearl grey or one that expresses the glowers of spring, go to it with a will. After all, your wedding dress is meant to be an expression of your personal style and taste for this once-in-a-lifetime special day.

The team at Ever After Bridal Wear is passionate about making sure you look like a princess on your wedding day, and they’ll stand by you in full support of your vision, every step of the way.

Once you’ve met this team you’ll find that you’ve become part of a family that would love to meet you and join you on this all-important adventure that’ll take you to the designer wedding dress of your dreams!

Book your fitting today and get ready for an unforgettably fun experience at Ever After Bridal Wear in Durbanville, Cape Town.


Ever After Bridal Wear is home to stunning designer wedding dresses in Cape Town

Just the mere thought of wearing a designer wedding dress is enough to give most of us that happy tingly feeling all over, the kind that says you’re well on your way to the wedding dress you’ve dreamed of since you were a little girl.

Well, at Ever After Bridal wear in Durbanville, Cape Town, making dreams come true for every bride is the motivation behind the passion this team of bridal consultants has for dressing brides in the very best of designer wedding dresses!

The team at Ever After Bridal view each bride they dress as a distinct individual, taking the time to get to know her unique qualities that come together to make up the sum of her natural beauty and assets, and it’s these special qualities in this team that make sure that every bride they dress floats down the aisle in stylish confidence that makes her radiant.

With a passionate commitment to service excellence every bride can expect, and an abiding love for what they do, that makes this team dedicated to giving every bride the individual, undivided attention she deserves on this all-important journey.

With a view to making the dream of wearing a designer dress come true for each of their brides, the team at Ever After Bridal Wear has chosen stunning wedding gowns from two of the world’s most acclaimed designers, namely Maggie Sottero and Rebecca Ingram.

Here’s a peek into what you can expect of these exquisite ranges:

Maggie Sottero

Apt descriptions for the many different styles and silhouettes to be found in the Maggie Sottero range of dresses would include words like romantic, ethereal and dramatic, amongst others!

The dresses that come out of the Maggie Sottero Studio encompass scattering every shape, colour, style and silhouette throughout the range, which turns every wedding dress into one that looks as if it’s been designed exclusively for every bride, ready to stun everyone with her sheer beauty on her wedding day!

There’s no doubt that Maggie has made sure that there is a dress for every bride in her collection, in a size and colour to suit individual tastes.

Rebecca Ingram

Rebecca Ingram is yet another designer that brings out nothing less than the best in quality and style in her range. She has created an incredible range of dresses that express a sense of luxury and timelessness, yet with affordable price tags for the modern bride.

Rebecca has been generous in her use of luxurious fabrics, as well as making sure that there’s no shortage of colour choices in her range that’s finished off with lace and trims to turn every bride into the image of a princess on her wedding day.

Considering what the Coronavirus pandemic has done to the world economy, it’s become even more important for brides to have access to dreamy designer wedding dresses that they can still afford, so that their dream of looking like a princess on their wedding day can still come true!

Ever After Bridal is home to these stunning ranges of designer wedding dresses, and they know exactly how to make it easier for every bride to look stunning on her wedding day. They’ve done this by adding to their range of wedding dresses pristine 2nd hand wedding dresses for sale, and by making it possible for brides to hire stunning designer wedding dresses for their special day.

Contact the team today to get going on your first fitting, it’ll be a decision you won’t regret, from start to finish!

There’s a lot more to a wedding dress than sticking to traditional white

In a bridal shop filled with flowing, frothy and billowing white chiffon, lace and organza it can be difficult to picture yourself in anything but white, however, not every bride glows in tones of ice white, especially if you have an English rose complexion.

White wedding dresses are no longer the hard and fast rule for brides today, and it’s worth not giving way to tradition if you don’t glow in white when it does your skin tone no justice.

Keeping an open mind towards making this journey a little easier on you makes fittings a lot more fun; after all, that’s what fittings are for! There’s no reason you can’t hit the sweet spot where it comes to the right combination of style, fabric and colour that will complete the look that expresses your individuality, and compliments the mood you’d like to create on your wedding day.

Different colours to enhance and suit different skin tones:

If you have a tanned skin tone

If you have a tanned skin tone you’re going to look great in layers of creamy undertones such as ivory or champagne for instance. These will make you shine brightly on your wedding day.

If you have a rich dark skin tone

A rich dark and dreamy skin tone opens up a whole world of colours you could try; in fact, your dark skin tone will allow you to wear virtually any colour at all, including ice white.

You’ll have a choice taken from a full spectrum of colour, including anything from pristine whites to pearl grey, shades of ivory or pink, or, a rich burgundy and a deep shade of blue.

If you have an English rose skin tone

The brightest of white isn’t always a good idea for the bride with an English rose skin tone. In fact, rather than sparkling in your wedding dress, you may look a tad washed out, which is why, if you do want to wear white, you could fit dresses in ivory or those with a slightly yellow undertone to make the  most of your beautiful skin.

If you have a softly yellow skin undertone

This is where you’ll find a winner in a pure white wedding dress, or for that matter, shine beautifully in a rich champagne dress that will make the most of your skin tone.

How to make fittings a little less frantic than they could be:

Wear your hair the right way for fittings

If you have long lustrous curls that you’ll be wearing up with a few tendrils flowing down, then try to wear your hair as close to the style you’ll be wearing on your wedding day.  If you’re going for short but haven’t had the haircut yet, wear your hair as close to your head as possible to fittings. This really does make it easier to get a full effect of each dress.

Wear a smidgen of makeup to fittings

You don’t have to use a makeup artist to do your face for fittings, however, wearing a bit of makeup that makes you feel good will also go a long way to making the dresses you fit look good on you.  This is quite important as the lighting in the bridal wear shop is often quite stark, and, with so many white dresses, fabrics and veils filling the shop, it could make you look even paler if you arrive sans makeup.

Wear heels that are the right height to fittings

Though you may not have found the perfect pair of shoes for your wedding day by the time you head for fittings, it’ll be a good idea for you to wear shoes that are the same height as you plan to wear on your wedding day. Naturally if you’ve got height on your side and can look elegant in flat shoes, be sure to bring flats with to fittings.

Let the passionate team at Ever After Bridal guide you to your dream designer wedding dress!

For every bride, shopping for a wedding dress is heading into uncharted territory, and, because you’ll be making an incredibly important decision about a dress you’ll wear for only one day, the team at Ever After Bridal Wear in Cape Town would love to meet you, to act as guides to the perfect designer dress in the perfect colour to celebrate your skin tone!

Book your fitting today to find the designer wedding dress of your dreams right here!

International designer wedding dresses for sale & hire at Ever After Bridal in Cape Town

Whether you’re looking for a wedding dress to buy or to hire, you’ll find stunning designer wedding dresses gracing the racks at Ever After Bridal wear in Durbanville, Cape Town.

Ever After Bridal Wear is home to international designers such as Maggie Sottero and Rebecca Ingram, and this team has made sure that there’s a stunning designer wedding dress in these collections to suit every bride, in every shape and every size.

You’ll find that every style and silhouette is represented in the ranges of these designers, just waiting for you to fall in love with so that you can walk down the aisle looking exquisite.

The awesome team at Ever After Bridal has been dressing brides for over ten years now, and they fully understand the pressure every bride experiences as she tries on dress after dress, and they know how to ease the stress that can crop up along the way just to make the experience a little easier for every bride.

Ever After Bridal is one of the top bridal shops in Cape Town, and they bring a wealth of experience to the journey each bride undertakes on the way to the dress of her dreams.

Honesty, integrity and transparency is fundamental to this team and their reputation, which means that you can rely on them to make sure you walk down the aisle in a dress that expresses your uniqueness and innate beauty.

You can also trust this team implicitly not to get you to fit dresses that are way over your budget, which is something a few in the industry don’t care too much about!

The most important part of your journey to this team is that the silhouette and style of wedding dress you choose will be the perfect match to celebrate your shape, your style and your personality.

In tackling a daunting experience such as shopping for your wedding dress, which you’ll only wear once, you’ll find it makes a great difference to you to have a team on your side that’ll support you through all the ups and downs that come with finding the dress you fall in love with.

It’s all about taking the breath of your Prince Charming away as he watches you gliding towards him on your wedding day, which ultimately makes it worth all it takes on this journey to your dream wedding dress!

Most of all, this is a journey that needs to be taken with a bridal team that you feel at ease with, especially since you’re going to be near naked as you fit dress after dress.  Being comfortable during your fittings is truly going to count a lot along the way to the ultimate dress.

Let the team at Ever After Bridal make shopping for your designer wedding dress an experience that’s adventurous and exciting, from the day you try on the first dress, until the day you collect the one you’ve always dreamed of!

The love and passion this team has for what they do is clear in everything they do to make your journey to your happily-ever-after a special memory to add to the rest of the memories captured on your wedding day!

Questions to ask yourself on the way to finding a dream designer wedding dress

Your experience of finding the perfect wedding dress will be the culmination of all your dreams of looking like a princess on your wedding day, gliding down the aisle in a fairy tale dress that’ll make you glow as an ethereal vision.

Being a first time experience for you, trying to keep your head about you while planning your wedding and then stepping into uncharted waters of shopping for a wedding dress could catch you on the wrong foot, especially if you don’t have the right bridal consultants at your side.

Lists are going to be very important as you head towards your big day, and, one of them should be a list of questions you may want to keep handy when you meet the bridal consultants who’ll see you through this experience.

The more prepared you are, the easier your search for the dream dress will be, especially when you step into the world of billowing white fabric, dazzling beads and eye-catching sequins for the first time at the bridal shop!

Questions you need to ask yourself at fittings

  • Are the dresses you’re fitting within your budget?
  • Are you hoping to lose the weight in order to fit into the dress on your wedding day? It’s a hard question but it’s one to answer honestly because this may be one of the worst times to try and lose weight.
  • Does the silhouette do justice to your body shape?
  • Is the shade of white right for your skin tone? Remember that stark white isn’t the best for every bride, and, today you have a myriad of colours to choose from to make the most of your natural colouring.
  • Considering that you’re going to be spending many hours in the dress, you need to make sure you are able to sit, walk and dance in the dress.
  • Aside from looking stunning in the dress, are you going to be comfortable enough to exude confidence on your wedding day? If you’re uncomfortable in your dress it’ll show!

Don’t rely too much on people who say yes to every dress you fit!

You are going to be far better off with a bridal consultant who won’t simper and say yes to every dress you fit. Your trust would be better placed in an open and honest bridal consultant who is invested in making sure you won’t go down the aisle looking anything less than exquisite, which means there’ll probably be a few no’s along the way to your dream dress.

As far as your entourage goes, make sure that you’ve got at least one friend or family member who also won’t just say yes to every dress, as long as it’s loving and not catty honesty!

Be open to trying something a little different

It’s always worth trying a dress or two that may not have had a place on your list of styles, you may just find magic in a different dress to what you’d visualised. Of course, the team at Ever After Bridal may inspire you to try a wedding dress you may not have considered, provided of course it remains within your budget, and, with their many years worth of experience in dressing brides, you may be pleasantly surprised at what they come up with!

If there’s one bridal team that you can trust and rely on for honesty and undivided attention, it’s the team at Ever After Bridal in Durbanville, Cape Town!

You can safely and confidently bring your dreams to this team and they’d be honoured to take this very special journey to the perfect designer wedding dress with you!

Let no one hijack your wedding dress shopping experience!

The moment your engagement is made official, and before you can even absorb the enormity of it, everyone is going to start pestering you about the date, a question most newly engaged couples dread.

And, long before you’re even ready for it, friends and family will start plotting and planning things like, venue, them and menu too!

As for the question about your wedding dress, well, the pitfalls here are legion! This one says you look stunning in this and another says not so, but what you need to do when fittings begin is to remind all that this is your once-in-a-lifetime dress, and, that your opinion is going to be tantamount to any others, well-intentioned or not!

Here are a few ideas that may help you keep control of your own experience!

Be brave and stick to your budget

One of the first things you should do to keep your focus where it comes to your budget is to share it with the team Ever After Bridal Wear. You’ll find that by doing this, this team cares enough about you not to steer you towards dresses that will break your budget.

They will also be able to help you keep a little leeway for unexpected costs such as alterations or other accessories you may need. You can rely on this passionate team not to push anything on you to up the bill to your detriment.

Bring along a small entourage

Whoever you bring to fittings has to be well chosen. Whatever you do don’t bring anyone along who will be nasty or cynical; keep a good balance of those you can rely on for honesty of the best kind, those who want nothing but the best for you and are tagging along to soak up your joy as well.

Try something different

Many a bride who has kept an open mind she has found that what she’d been looking for is completely different to the dress she falls in love with and wears down the aisle!

Dress for the season

It’s essential to take the season in which you get married into account as it can have a huge impact on how comfortable you’ll be in your dress.

The last thing you want is to shiver through your vows on a cold day, which makes it a good idea to add warmth for your shoulders by including in a faux fur stole or beautifully styled cape for added dramatic effect.

Summer afternoon or evening weddings held outdoors could call for something like an embroidered or lacy bolero jacket to protect you from the sun and dry air.

Take a firm stand on the dress you’ve fallen in love with, because it’s your dream you are seeing come true, and it’s you who gets to look like a princess on your wedding day.

Contact the team at Ever After Bridal Wear in Cape Town to book your fitting for an unforgettable wedding dress shopping experience, one that won’t give anyone room to hijack your journey to a dream designer wedding dress!