Avoid these budget pitfalls when looking for the right bridal wear store in Cape Town

If you’ve put a good plan together for your fittings, and you know exactly what to take with to fittings, who to take with and how to test each dress for comfort, however, finding the right bridal wear store can be a challenge, which is why it’s a good idea to know about a few of the budget and cost pitfalls you may be headed for with the wrong store.

Here are a few budget pitfalls to look out for when choosing your bridal store:

Bridal consultants that don’t respect your budget

If you meet a bridal consultant that’ll put your welfare above all else in terms of respecting your budget is first prize for any bride, because she will care enough about you and your budget not to steer you towards dresses that are out of your range financially.

There’s nothing more demoralising than trying on a dress way over your budget and having to say goodbye to it! Choose a bridal store that will care about everything that’ll lead to the designer wedding dress of your dreams.

Bridal consultants that dodge your questions about additional costs

Every bride has to have a little leeway in her budget for some of the small things that weren’t included when she was drawing up her budget for the wedding dress.

The best bridal consultant and bridal store you can choose is the one that’ll point these extra’s out to you right from the start, so that you aren’t going to be in for any nasty surprises when you get the final bill.

With the team at Ever After Bridal Wear, you’ll be dealing with people who value honesty and integrity above all else, and this is exactly what you deserve on such an important, once-in-a-lifetime journey!

Bridal consultants that aren’t open about the costs of alterations

It stands to reason that if you’re buying or hiring a designer wedding dress off the rack, there could be minor alterations involved, but, whether minor or major, you need to feel you can trust the team you’ve chosen to be on the up and up with you about the cost of alterations. This is one area in which unscrupulous bridal stores can really drive up unnecessary costs without consulting you prior to the alterations.

Bridal consultants that’ll bully you if they get the chance

It won’t take long for you to find out whether you’re dealing with a bully! She’s the one who’s more interested in the final cheque than in seeing your dreams come true in a dress you can afford!

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!

Ever After Bridal Wear does it all very differently!

This is a team with a passion and love for dressing brides, and who are uncompromising about their commitment to seeing your dream come true based on the honesty and integrity that has made Ever After Bridal Wear in Durbanville, Cape Town, the sought after bridal wear store that it is after over ten years of dressing brides.

This is one team you can trust implicitly with your dreams of looking like a princess on your wedding day in a designer wedding dress, so book your fitting today and join an awesome team for the journey of a lifetime!

Find a stunning designer wedding dress in Cape Town with these tips

We all know that as far as destination weddings go, Cape Town has it all, and, even more than that, we also have the very best in dream designer dresses for sale at Ever After Bridal Wear in the heart of Durbanville wine country!

Along with this, you also get to share the journey to your dream dress with an awesome team that love what they do, and do it in such a way that they do all they can to make this a journey of fun and adventure.

It’s a known fact, that with the right team of bridal consultants guiding you through dress after dress this can be an experience that’s a lot better than some of the negative stories you may have heard from other brides.

In fact, it’s a good idea to take any negative stories friends may share with you about their experience of shopping for a wedding dress with a large dose of salt, and not to let it colour your unique experience that should be a memory to treasure!

The ladies at Ever After Bridal Wear have been dressing brides for over ten years now, with a passion that has remained consistent to this day. Their passion is evident in the joy they share with each bride as she journeys to the wedding dress of her dreams.

Here are a few tips this team has to share to make finding your dream designer wedding dress a tad easier:

1       Be open about your budget

As things stand today in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, budgets have shrunk for many a bride, and, as much as you may not want to be too pedantic about it, let the team know what your budget looks like so that they can make sure you don’t end up fitting dresses way beyond that budget, and breaking your heart in the process.

Knowing what your budget is empowers the team at Ever After Bridal to make sure they don’t steer you in the wrong direction for a dress that would break your budget.

2       Give yourself a head start

If you’re lucky enough to be able to start shopping for your dress around 6 months before the big day, take advantage of it and use it well to do your homework.  Pin, paste and tag all the styles you love, so that you’ll have a good idea about what you’d like to see yourself in on your wedding day.

You’ll have enough other details on your list in terms of planning the wedding itself, so don’t spoil your experience of finding the perfect wedding dress by leaving it till last!

3       Know and love your body shape

If you know that you have a pear shape body, hourglass or voluptuous it’s going to make it easier for you to narrow down your choices of the perfect style of wedding dress to solidify your right to be a confident bride that will glow on your wedding day.

4       If you’re comfortable you’ll be dazzling on your big day!

One of the most important gifts you can give yourself is to check your comfort levels in each dress you fit! Test how you feel walking, dancing a little and sitting in the dress, after all, you’re going to be spending many hours in it and you wouldn’t want anything less than to be a dazzling bride supremely comfortable in your dress!

5       Try something a little different!

Despite the fact that you’ve done your homework and have a pretty good idea about the style of wedding dress you’re looking for, go out on a limb and try something a little different, especially if it’s the team at Ever After Bridal making the suggestion.

They really do know everything there is to know about wedding dresses and dressing brides to look like princesses, and, you may be pleasantly surprised to find yourself falling in love with a dress you never would have thought of!

There are many other insider tips this team will be more than happy to share with you as you fit and discard dresses, enough so that you’ll feel confident about the dress you say yes to after discarding all the rest!

Contact Ever After Bridal Wear today to turn shopping for a designer wedding dress into an adventure that will be a wonderful lasting memory of your first steps towards your dream wedding dress!

Give yourself the gift of finding the perfect designer wedding dress at Ever After Bridal Wear

If you’ve been dreaming of wearing a designer wedding dress on your magical day, then Ever After Bridal Wear in Durbanville, Cape Town, has stunning dresses just waiting for you, a range of exquisite creations from top international designers Maggie Sottero and Rebecca Ingram!

If you’re looking for the most beautiful designer wedding dresses for sale or for hire in Cape Town, then this is the team that’ll make sure you find the perfect dress, and, should you need to try it in a different size or in a unique colour, they’ll source it straight from the designer for you, without quibbling.

Both of these designers have made sure that their wedding dresses will make it easier for brides to wear designer dresses due to their focus on producing ranges perfect for brides with modest budgets as well.

Modest does not mean cheap however! These are exquisite dresses that range from the dramatic to fairylike dresses, from funky to elegant and dramatic, making sure that there’s a style for every bride dreaming of wearing a designer wedding dress.

Budgets are in the doldrums right now, and keeping this in mind, the team at Ever After Bridal have made sure that any bride can hire the perfect designer wedding dress, or, can buy a second hand designer wedding dress in pristine condition at a great price!

Whatever your wedding dress dreams are, the team at Ever After Bridal will go beyond the extra mile to make sure that your dreams come true, and that they are part of this awesome journey that only comes around once.

This team knows full well that your wedding dress will more than likely be the most expensive dress you’ll ever have to choose, which is why, with their undivided attention, they’ll make sure that you find the dress that speaks to you and begs you to say yes to!

Driven by a passion for dressing brides, the team at Ever After Bridal has had the joy of dressing hundreds of brides in the past ten years, and, they look forward to many more, despite the prevailing conditions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic!

If there’s one thing we know about the human spirit, it’s that nothing that has ever happened in history has ever stopped lovers from tying the knot, and nothing ever will!

Let the team at Ever After Bridal Wear guide you to the designer wedding dress you’ve been dreaming of and let them give you the ultimate wedding dress shopping experience in Cape Town by booking your fitting today!

What not to do in the week leading up to your wedding!

By the time you start planning your wedding, even before you get to your wedding dress, you’ll find yourself faced with a bunch of dos and don’ts that’ll make it all a little easier, however, the list of what not to do in the week leading up to your wedding is very important.

The major reason behind some of these ‘don’ts’ is that you’re probably already a jumble of nerves and working hard to avoid a meltdown of any kind at this late stage of the game, and this is when it’s easier to make mistakes that will be to your detriment.

Here’s what not to do in the week leading up to the wedding:

Please don’t try a new hairstyle!

The hairstyle you’ve worn to all your fittings should be the one you wear on your wedding day. By the time it gets to the final week it could be a major mistake to fiddle with your hairstyle. Why? Well, it could be a flop, or, it could change the look you wanted in your wedding dress, the one that looked so good at fittings!

Even trying out new hair products can have a negative impact on your hair. Stick to what you know at this crucial stage of the wedding plans!

Don’t try new skin care products!

If you decide to change skin care products in the week leading up to your wedding you could be looking at breaking out into rashes or, even worse if possible, finding pimples glowing back at you in the mirror!

This is definitely a good time to stick to what your skin loves, so that you glow as you say your vows on your big day!

Stick to your tried and tested workout routine

If you want to glide down the aisle gracefully don’t try to work your legs or butt too hard if it’s not part of your usual workout, it could see you gingerly making your way to the altar in great pain!

Stick to what your body is used to and you’ll do the graceful thing with absolute ease! We don’t want you wincing in pain on your way to say your vows!

Self-tanning methods or trying to catch a quick tan in the sun is a very bad idea!

You don’t want your beautiful skin to be peeling as you walk down the aisle, nor do you want to look like the Oros man after trying to use instant tanning products on your skin; a tan can wait for the honeymoon!

A tanning specialist is your best bet if you want to be absolutely sure that you’ll glow on your wedding day, and not because you’re a bright orange colour!

Say no to too much caffeine!

If you’ve got butterflies that aren’t flying in formation in this final week, you can be sure that they’ll be even less so if you fuel up on too much caffeine, which actually only serves to make the nerves even more sensitive.

Get plenty of sleep no matter how tough it is!

We know it’s virtually impossible to sleep peacefully in the build-up to the big day, but make a deal with yourself to make sure you get the requisite seven to eight hours a night! This is a sure recipe to helping you look like a dream princess on your wedding day.

Be frugal with wine consumption!

If ever there was a time for you to try and still your nerves with a glass or two of your favourite wine, now’s the time. However, if you go over the glass or two limit, you’re skin will be dehydrated, which is the last thing you want if you want to be a glowing bride!

No doubt, if you’ve chosen the team at Ever After Bridal Wear for the journey to the designer wedding dress you’ll be wearing as you glide down the aisle, you’ll have had more than enough professional and caring tips to make you look and feel like a princess on your wedding day!

Tips for making the hunt for a dream designer dress stress-free

Well, it may not be quite stress free, considering that this is a dress you’ve been dreaming about for who knows how long on the way to saying yes to your beloved at the altar, and also a dress you’ll only wear once!

It is a daunting prospect, shopping for a dress you’ll only wear once, but, there are things you can do to make it a lot more fun than you may imagine and make it a lot more exciting too!

Here are a few tips for making shopping for a dream designer wedding dress stress-free:

Know your body shape

The most important thing about your wedding dress is that it should highlight and accentuate all that is beautiful about the natural shape of your body, whether you’re short and petit or curvy in all the right places!

This is why it’s important to learn a little about different wedding dress silhouettes wherever you can, whether online or in bridal magazines and at bridal shows.

This cuts down on a lot of anxiety ahead of your first fittings.

Are you a little short on time?

No matter how little time you have left to find a wedding dress, the team at Ever After Bridal Wear has you covered, top to toe! How? By making it possible for you to hire a stunning designer wedding dress straight of the racks in their beautiful bridal wear store, that’s how!

Hiring a designer wedding dress has become a growing trend, and it goes a long way in our economic downturn towards feathering the nest for the new life you’ll be starting with your husband-to-be…or for a dream honeymoon!

Start early if you do have the luxury of time

It doesn’t matter how organised you are, once you see what’s out there in terms of wedding dresses in online catalogues and other sources, you’re probably going to be in a bit of a tizzy, to say the least, when it comes to narrowing down your options.

Having 6 to 9 months on your hands is awesome, and it’ll give you plenty of breathing space to shop for your dress in the run up to your wedding, which takes a lot of stress out of the experience.

Highlight your natural skin tone

For brides who look washed out in ice white, things have changed for the better in terms of wedding dresses in every other colour than just white! You’ll find that you have a choice of everything from dove grey to champagne, salmon to cerise or shades of blue and dusky pink to perfectly highlight your natural skin tone, so that you’ll glow on your wedding day!

Taking these points into account, the team at Ever After Bridal Wear will guide you with their considerable experience and passion for what they do to your dream designer wedding dress, giving you the undivided attention you deserve on an epic journey such as this.

This team wants nothing more than to see you through the journey towards making your dreams come true, and to make sure that the dress you wear will celebrate everything that is beautiful and unique about you as an individual!

Book a fitting today with this team to take the journey to your dream wedding dress in the hands of people who really care about what you will look like and feel like on your special day!

Will your wedding dress be an extension of your personality & style?

The wedding dress you fall in love with is nothing less than the final thread that pulls everything about your wedding day together in a perfect expression of unity with the décor, venue and theme of your wedding, but, even more than that, it should be the perfect expression of who you really are as an individual.

Everything about your personality and unique style will be on public display on this most important day of your life, but most of all, it’ll be the vivid image of beauty your groom will be following with his eyes and his heart, which will be an image he will never forget, and, like any woman, you want to be a vision of beauty for him at the altar.

Here are a few ideas to reflect on about what you’re hoping for in your wedding dress:

Do you want to express your innate creativity?

If this is the case, well, then you can get away with just about anything! You can combine unlikely fabrics and colours, especially if there’s that touch of the Bohemian beauty in you. Mix up a little leather with the lace or combine a bit of the old and the new to give free reign to your uniqueness.

Do you want to express your love of the dramatic?

If you have a penchant for drama, take a look at the styles, colours and fabrics that are being shown on the catwalks internationally today, especially when it comes to choosing not to wear white.

Colour is everywhere in terms of wedding dresses today, and if you choose to create a dramatic effect that highlights your colouring by wearing a cerise pink wedding dress, well then go for it!

Do you want to express your timeless elegance?

Nothing is as timeless as the femininity of an elegant, understated wedding gown, and if this is who you are, you’ll find something that tells the story beautifully in one of the designer wedding dresses at Ever After Bridal Wear in Cape Town.

Do you want to express your love of romance?

This is where you get to look like the real Cinderella on your wedding day, floating down the aisle in frothy fabrics in layers of luxurious dreaminess, and nothing can do romance better than a ball gown can, sparkling with beautiful embellishments that catch the light everywhere you turn.

Do you want to express a spirit of modern magic?

If you love taking the fashion-forward route then you’ll thoroughly enjoy fitting dresses with shorter hemlines, or dresses that are designed with casual fabrics sporting sheer panels and delightful appliqué that’ll express your contemporary style!

A last thought!

No matter what your wedding dress says about your unique personality and style, it’s important to take into account the season, venue and theme of your wedding, so that it will all seamlessly resonate all that you and your future husband are as a unit on your wedding day.

Contact Ever After Bridal Wear in Cape Town

At Ever After Bridal Wear you’ll meet a team of bridal consultants who will give their all to make sure that the dress you fall in love with, will be the perfect expression of your personality and unique style.

Let their experience and passion for what they do make the journey one that is unforgettably exciting, even as you fit and discard dresses, until you stand in front of the mirror in the designer wedding dress you’ve always dreamed of wearing!

Make sure you have a great team on your side when you shop for a designer wedding dress in Cape Town

One of the absolute certainties you can rely on when you choose Ever After Bridal Wear as the team to see you through the journey to your dream designer wedding dress, is that you can expect nothing less than the warmest welcome and the undivided attention you deserve on an epic journey like this!

With exquisite wedding dresses selected from the ranges of top international designers lining the racks in this beautiful bridal store, you can be absolutely certain of finding the perfect dress to suit your dreams.

Ever After Bridal Wear in Cape Town not only has the most stunning designer dresses for sale in Durbanville, they also have beautifully looked after second hand wedding dresses on sale, and, as the final touch to make sure ever bride can wear a designer dress on her wedding day, they also have wedding dresses for hire!

It’s becoming almost impossible for brides to buy wedding dresses under the stress of economies toppling worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has made it a growing trend for brides to hire designer wedding dresses to make their dreams of looking like a princess on their wedding day a reality.

Having dressed hundreds of brides for over ten years now, the team at Ever After Bridal Wear are still able to live their dreams, which is to share the passion they have for designer bridal wear with each bride that invites them to join her on the odyssey to her dream wedding dress, and that counts for everything to this team.

Having been in the industry for so many years, this is a team of bridal consultants who fully understand how daunting an experience this can be for any bride. It’s for this reason that this seasoned team makes every effort to make the experience as stress free as it can possibly be, and, if possible, to inject an atmosphere of fun into the journey for every bride!

Ever After Bridal has one goal in mind for every bride crossing the threshold into their beautiful world of lace, satin and organza, and that’s to give you service excellence from that first moment right through until the day you collect your wedding dress on the way to the altar. In fact, they absolutely love it when their brides return to share their wedding photos with the team, creating a journey of treasured moments for both bride and team!

Visit the Ever After Bridal Wear website to browse through the collections from Maggie Sottero and Rebecca Ingram; it’ll give you a good idea of what you can look forward to once you’ve booked the first fitting!

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

With a little bit of preparation ahead of shopping for your dream wedding dress, it may make the road a little less bumpy if you are armed with a few tips that’ll help to smooth the road ahead.

This is a tough choice, no doubt about it, but it can also be fun, despite the seriousness of the decision when it comes to choosing a dress you’ll only wear once on the most important day of your life.

This is a shopping experience with no comparison, and this is when the passion the team at Ever After Bridal Wear in Cape Town work their special magic to make dreams come true, just as they’ve been doing for over ten years now in dressing beautiful brides.

On a journey this special it’s comforting to have a team of bridal consultants who really care about you and who want nothing more than to see your face when you finally fit the dress you fall completely in love with.

Here are a few things that may help smooth some of those bumps on the way to your dream wedding dress:

It isn’t always a case of falling in love at first sight

As much as you’ve probably had to kiss a few frogs along the way to your prince charming, it’ll be a good idea not to cling to the idea that you’ll fall in love with the dress you end up wearing at first sight.

Sometimes it’ll be the dress that starts to grow on you that finally determines the one you’ll truly love enough to say yes to!

State your budget in no uncertain terms

It’s essential that you share your budget with the team at Ever After Bridal Wear at the outset, as this is the best possible way of remaining focussed on dresses you can afford to fit and discard, and ignoring the others with their siren call that is way above your budget!

Choose comfort and beauty

The team at Ever After Bridal Wear will advise you to take a twirl or two in each dress you fit, to sit in it and to walk in it, all in an effort to make sure that you’ll be a bride that exudes absolute confidence generated by feeling comfortable in your precious dress.

Leave losing weight for another time

If you’re planning to fit dresses that are tight on you because you’re hoping to lose weight before the big day, you’re putting more pressure on yourself than you need. On top of this, letting out a dress later is going to add to the costs, if it’s even possible to let it out.

The point is to celebrate your beauty just as you are on your wedding day. Your husband-to-be loves you as you are, so don’t do this to yourself! You’ll be just as beautiful in the right style of wedding dress, with the right silhouette, as you may have imagined you’d be if you lost a few kilos!

The most important thing to the awesome team at Ever After Bridal is that that you’ll look like a princess on your wedding day, and that the dress you choose will celebrate all that is uniquely beautiful about you and your personal style!

Let the team at Ever After Bridal guide you to the perfect designer wedding dress by contacting them today to book a fitting to start the journey to the altar and your dream come true!

If you’re looking for a designer wedding dress in Cape Town, you’re at the right place!

Ever After Bridal Wear in Durbanville, Cape Town, has a range of designer wedding dresses that’ll take your breath away, and will make the most of your budget, which, if it’s like most of the world right now in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, is probably not too great!

This team has been dressing brides for over ten years now, and, based on this exceptional experience, they have made sure that there’s a wedding dress waiting for every bride that chooses to take this journey with them.

Ever After Bridal Wear has made sure to cover all bases, with designer wedding dresses for sale, designer wedding dresses to hire and, stunning second hand dresses on sale too! Your dream is their dream and they want you to be able to walk down the aisle looking like a princess on your wedding day!

The designer wedding dresses on sale at Ever After Bridal are in pristine condition and are most certainly as good as new; so, if your budget allows for it, why not buy second hand?

It has definitely become a growing trend for brides to hire designer wedding dresses in recent years, and 2021 is no exception, especially when couples would rather save the money towards setting up a new life together!

International designers represented at Ever After Bridal Wear Store?

Maggie Sottero

Irrespective of whether you’re petite or buxom, short or tall and anything in-between, the team at Ever After Bridal went to great lengths to make sure that there’s a designer wedding dress that’ll make bridal dreams come true for every bride in their chosen ranges.

Maggie Sottero casts a wide net in terms of style in her ranges, including everything from the simplest of dresses to those that speak of sheer, jaw-dropping dramatic flair.

She has included wedding dresses that were born out of a need to create a range of dresses that would suit the pocket and tastes of modern brides. Despite the fact that this range is the personification of style and modern elegance, the affordable price tag makes it perfect for the youthful bride.

Rebecca Ingram

Keeping budget-conscious brides in mind, Rebecca Ingram has brought out a stunning range of wedding dresses that marry understated fabrics with the perfect balance of lace and embellishments designed to turn brides into princesses.

In the mix of Rebecca Ingram dresses, you’ll find layers of Chantilly lace in intricate detail, designed to be evocative of days gone by. All the wedding dresses in the Maggie Sottero and Rebecca Ingram range are designed to give every bride a luxurious fit, and, if you’d like to try one in a unique size or colour, the team at Ever After Bridal will source it for you from the designer!

Let this experienced team guide you through the uncharted waters of buying a new or second hand designer wedding dress, or, to lead you to a dream designer wedding dress to hire.

This team loves what they do and you’ll be in fantastic company with the personal attention you can expect on this journey as you begin the countdown to your big day!

Know your body shape before you shop for a wedding dress

You could be headed for disappointment if you don’t take into account your body shape and natural assets when you start shopping for a wedding dress.

Choosing the wrong silhouette and style will be a great help to you. It’ll be difficult for you to look at other styles if you’ve set your heart on a particular one, such as an A-line dress, and then have to head in another direction.

Every woman is beautiful and your body shape is uniquely yours, which means it deserves to be celebrated in a wedding dress that highlights everything about your natural body shape and style.

You’ll find that you have to wade through a broad selection of the basic wedding dress silhouettes and styles before you find the right ones for your body shape, which will include styles like empire, ball gown, fishtail or A-line, to mention a few, which makes it worth learning a little about the language of wedding dress silhouettes and specific body types.

A few examples of wedding dress silhouettes and styles:

Ball gown style

Wearing a ball gown will flatter your pear-shape body and flatter brides who are busty. A ball gown will also add curves to a boyish figure, however, if you’re on the petite side, you’ll get lost in the layers and volume of this style of wedding dress.

A-line style

This is another silhouette that flatters a pear-shaped body, narrowing at the top and flaring down to the ground.  If you have a lean, athletic shape, you’ll find that this style can contribute to a curvier, more feminine look for your wedding day.

Sheath Style

The sheath is simplicity at its best. Falling from the shoulders straight to the waist this style does give you a few options where it comes to the waistline, but this you can discuss with the team at Ever After Bridal Wear.

Empire Style

A fitted bodice and waistline lies above the natural waistline, if you’re petite, this style with its loosely fitted skirt is perfect for you. If you’re very curvy, this won’t be a good fit for you though.

Mermaid Style

Slim and tailored, this style of wedding dress with a skirt that hugs your curves will make your hourglass figure look stunning!

When it comes to making sure you wear the right style and silhouette to turn you into a princess on your wedding day, it can sometimes get confusing, in which case, the team at Ever After Bridal Wear will be happy to show you how to make the most of your natural body shape!

This awesome team of bridal consultants in Cape Town want nothing more than to see to it that you enjoy the journey to finding your dream designer dress, so, book a fitting today to find out more about the style that’ll accentuate your body shape and natural beauty on your wedding day!