Simple tips that’ll make shopping for a wedding dress a cinch

The heady days of your engagement are now getting even headier as you start planning for the wedding, and with the million and one things you’ll be juggling ahead of the big day, your wedding dress is the one thing you deserve to get excited about, way over and above menus, music, décor or invites!

Yes it’s daunting, and anyone who says it isn’t is stretching the truth beyond belief, but, you can make the experience easier on yourself than it might be if you don’t put a good strategy in place to prepare for the first fittings.

Shopping for your dress is going to be an experience never to be repeated, and you can make it the real cherry on top of all the planning if you:

Do your research well in advance

Pin, paste and clip the dresses you think will make you feel like a real princess on your wedding day.  There are scores of sources online and in bridal magazines you can tap into.

Visit bridal fairs if there are any that will still give you the six to nine months you’ll need to give yourself breathing space between fittings, alterations and the day you finally collect your dress.

Take the time to do research into your own body shape, which silhouette and style of wedding dress will enhance your natural beauty and leave you feeling like the princess you really are as you glide down the aisle.

The team of bridal consultants at Ever After Bridal will go through all your research with you and, based on that, point you in the right direction to make the journey a lot more fun than frightening!

Ever After Bridal has a beautiful range of designer dresses available from top international designers such as Maggie Sottero, Rebecca Ingram and Enzoani who is represented by two ranges, ‘Beautiful’ and ‘Blue’, so make sure you add these to your list of ideas to bring along with you to the first fitting.

Keep an open mind

Very important point this! You may just fall in love with a wedding dress you’d never even looked at, and you’ll know it the moment you see yourself transformed in the mirror! Don’t miss out on something really special because it doesn’t conform to your research.

Bring your budget along

Nasty word that, budget, but it is what it is and it’s far better for you to go to your fitting with it, to know your limits and not get led down the road to heartache by trying on dresses way above your budget.

Falling in love with a wedding dress you can’t afford is definitely going to put a spoke in the wheels of everything along this journey. Ever After Bridal understands what it means to work with and around a budget and still bring on the magic for every bride wanting to get married in a designer wedding dress in Cape Town!

Hire or buy?

Sticking along the lines of your budget, you have more than just one option when it comes to making sure you get married in a designer wedding dress from Ever After Bridal.

This team has made it possible for brides to hire a designer wedding dress, choose it from the fabulous designer wedding dresses on sale or buy it outright.

If you’d rather have a honeymoon that fires up every feel-good fibre in you than spend the whole shebang on a wedding dress, then hiring is perfect for you.

Ignore the horror stories

Okay, well not ignore, but disseminate enough information to make sure you miss any of the bad experiences these brides may tell you about to put you into a state of abject terror ahead of time!

Take the good and the bad experiences to get the balance just right to make yours an unforgettably great experience!

Book your first fitting

When you’re ready for the first fitting, book your appointment with the awesome team at Ever After Bridal Wear and enjoy the ride to the most stunning designer wedding dress you’ll ever find!

Let Ever After Bridal guide you to the perfect designer wedding dress in Cape Town

You deserve the best of everything as the countdown begins to the magical day of your wedding, and heading the list of all that makes it such an exciting countdown is when you head out looking for the wedding dress you always dreamed of.

Ever After Bridal is all about making dreams come true for every bride they share the journey with on the way to a perfect designer wedding dress, which means that you’ll enjoy the full attention of a team that’s passionate about dressing brides.

After 9 years of helping brides to find that one wedding dress she falls in love with, Ever After Bridal Wear know just how precious this journey is for every individual.

On the basis of this, they take that knowledge to the level where superb support and excellence is designed to make you feel completely at home as you step over the threshold of their bridal store in Durbanville, Cape Town.

From the glass of champagne and warm welcome at your first fitting, right through until the day you collect the dress you’ll be wearing on your wedding day, you’ll know that you’re in the company of a team that really cares about making you feel like a princess on the most important day of your life.

Ever After Bridal takes it one step further…

As the times have changed over the last century, not every bride wants to or can afford to buy a wedding dress to pack it away for life, and this team has made it easy to buy or hire a designer wedding dress.

This is a boon to brides who’d rather spend more on the wedding and/or the honeymoon than on a dress, and it means that every bride can afford to walk down the aisle in a designer wedding dress.

There is one place that will carry the images of how beautiful you look on your wedding day for the rest of your life and in to future generations, and that’s in your wedding album.

This is how you get to keep the memory of your choice of dress other than packing it away somewhere it’ll be safe (and hidden!) for the rest of your life.

Designer wedding dress sizes and colours

Among the beautiful dresses that grace the Ever After Bridal shop you’ll find creations such as Beautiful and Blue from Enzoani, along with Maggie Sottero and Rebecca Ingram ranges, and whether you hire of buy, you can be certain that there’s a designer wedding dress here with your name on it, ready to make you look like the princess you always dreamed you’d be on your wedding day.

If ever there was a team willing to go the extra mile and more for every bride that enters their beautiful world of frothy whites, satin and lace, you’ll find that it’s this one.

If you decide you’d like to buy one of these dresses in a unique colour, or have it in the perfect size, the team at Ever After Bridal will go straight to the designer to order it exactly as you wanted it!

Start the journey to a stunning designer wedding dress by contacting Ever After Bridal to book your fitting, bring along your dreams, hopes and ideas and let this team turn what seems like a daunting experience into an adventure you’ll never forget!

Ever After Bridal = stunning designer wedding dresses in Cape Town!

How can you resist 3 top designers & 4 stunning ranges of designer wedding dresses on your hunt for the very best on your way to the altar?

If you can, then you’re made of sterner stuff than most of us are, but, if this is an irresistible lure that could make fantasy real, you will definitely be in the right place at Ever After Bridal as you start the odyssey to a dream wedding dress.

Just thinking about wearing a designer wedding dress is enough to give most of us that tingly feeling that you’re almost on the way to the kind of wedding dress you dreamed of as a little girl.

And making dreams come true is what the team of bridal consultants at Ever After Bridal absolutely love to be in on!

Every bride is distinctly individual, has her own unique qualities that make up the sum of her natural beauty, and it’s these unique qualities that the team at Ever After Bridal call on to make sure that every bride walking down the aisle in a designer wedding dress they’ve helped her find will do so in confident, magnificent style.

It takes a passionate commitment to excellence and a love for what they do that makes this team strive to give the individual attention each bride deserves on such an important journey.

After nine years in the world of designer wedding dresses, Ever After Bridal Wear want nothing but the best to help every bride enjoy the journey, rather than to be overwhelmed by the hugeness of the experience.

To make the dream of wearing a designer wedding dress come true for brides, Ever After Bridal has selected beautiful ranges from 3 top international wedding dress designers, and its here that every bride can find the dress of her dreams.

Here’s an introduction to the designers and the ranges that have come from their talented minds to make every bride look absolutely stunning on her wedding day.

Sophia Tolli

Dramatic, regal, romantic and effervescent are apt descriptions for the wedding dresses designed by this top international designer. Sophia has made sure that there’s a dress for every bride in her collection by scattering every style, shape and silhouette throughout the range, turning every wedding dress into a dress that looks as if it’s been designed exclusively for every bride ready to stun everyone with her sheer beauty on the day!

Rebecca Ingram:

Rebecca Ingram is the brainchild of the Maggie Sottero, maintaining her well-established reputation for nothing less than the best in quality and style. This designer set loose a team of designers that would be able to create the same sense of luxury and timelessness that’s attached to the Maggie Sottero name, but at reasonable prices, and it’s been achieved in this range.

There’s no shortage of colours in this beautiful range of wedding dresses that celebrate the most popular silhouettes, the use of luxurious fabrics in a variety of colours, finished off in lace and trims that turn every bride into the image of a princess.

It was time to bring out a range that every bride could afford and yet look like a dream on her wedding day, and the Rebecca Ingram collection lives up to this combination.

Enzoani – ‘Beautiful’

Yes, the name is very apt! It’s beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, made to bring the hopes and dreams of every bride to life in the perfect silhouette with exquisite detailing.

As with all his ranges, Enzoani wedding dresses are custom designed, custom made and hand beaded but still affordable for today’s bride.

Enzoani – ‘Blue’

Want to look like a modern day fairy princess on your wedding day? The ‘Blue’ range of designer wedding dresses will be perfect for you, especially if glittering in beads and crystals dripping from Chantilly lace and tulle are part of the dream you have of what you’ll look like on your wedding day!

Ever After Bridal is home to all of these stunning ranges of designer dresses, and they’d love to meet you so that they may have the privilege of sharing the journey to make your dreams come true in their bridal store in Cape Town!

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

Starting out on shopping for a wedding dress is daunting enough on its own, but being bullied into buying or hiring a wedding dress that isn’t right in any way, whether budget-wise or silhouette and style wise, is just not what you need.

The wedding dress you wear is for your wedding day, and yours alone. No one else is going to be wearing that dress, which means no one has the right to bully you along the way, not even your mom!

You’ll be wearing this dress once, and considering the overwhelming amount of styles, colours and silhouettes you’ll be bombarded with online or in bridal magazines on your search, when it comes to fittings, put on your boxing gloves and march confidently to your own drum.

There will definitely be a huge drumroll the moment you find the dress you say an unequivocal ‘yes’ to, so don’t be swayed by pressure from others, you’ll know and that’s what matters.

Here are a few tips that will bully-proof you:

Plan to have a small but well-balanced entourage

Who you take with to fittings is going to be a very important decision because they can truly make the experience worse than you deserve it to be, in fact, it’s a make or break decision believe it or not.

Honesty coated with love is more important than you may believe, with the emphasis placed on honesty. This is the person that’ll soothe you when nerves get frazzled and who’s not going to be pushing buttons that really don’t need to be pushed on this challenging journey.

Keep your invites to fittings to just a few special people you’d consider great together at a dinner table, so that you know that each will bring a different gift to you as you try on and discard dresses. Make sure that they’re the kind that bring out the best in you.

Leave the drama queen and mean friend out of this, because focussing on your happiness and your time in the spotlight should be first and foremost for anyone being invited on this very special quest.

Since you can’t take everyone and you don’t want to make those you didn’t invite feel bad, take full advantage of mobile technology to send and share photos or to set up a mini fashion show to parade the best of what you’re trying on, just to keep them in the loop.

The sign on your list of invites needs to read ‘no bullies allowed’!

Here’s a tip: keep the one you’re actually going to be wearing a secret so that as they watch you glide down the aisle they’ll be just as stunned at your beauty as the rest of the guests!

Here’s a last thought any of us would have on our minds when going to fittings for the wedding dress – take a man along! If you can drag a good friend of Prince Charming to the fitting you’ll be in the pound seats when all around you are saying yes to every dress you fit!

Try your dad or brother as well if you can’t get the friend to come along – only make sure you swear them to secrecy with threats of bodily harm!

Let no one bully you about costs

If your budget didn’t matter you wouldn’t bother bringing it along to your first meeting with the bridal consultants you have chosen, would you?

The team at Ever After Bridal Wear in Cape Town suggest that if you’ve had the misfortune of finding a bridal consultant who will ignore your budget and send you in the direction of dresses way above it, cut the ties quickly!

You need a team that’ll respect your budget and advise you about anything you may not have included in it, so that if you’ve forgotten   about a veil (which happens in the excitement!) they’ll help you to work around it.

Don’t let the fine print catch you!

You’ll be signing a contract that should by all rights contain everything to do with alterations, colour of dress and sizing, so make sure you understand everything included in the fine print.

If you value integrity and honesty highly you’ll be in the right hands with the team at Ever After Bridal. They’ve been dressing brides for nine years and have yet to cause any pain to any bride in the fine print of any contract signed for a beautiful designer wedding dress.

Don’t let anyone trip you up with alterations that aren’t necessary!

If you’ve never done alterations how will you know what’s really necessary, unless you have a team supporting you who will give you absolute clarity about alterations.

Even something as simple as raising a hemline can be overcharged if you’re not careful about your choice of bridal store, and if that’s the case, imagine what they’ll charge for more intricate alterations!

Let Ever After Bridal Store in Durbanville, Cape Town, take care of you on this special journey. This is one passionate team that’ll make sure that you not only find your dream designer wedding dress, but that you won’t be bullied at any stage of the experience!

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

Beautifully frothy, flowing and billowing white lace, organza or chiffon is what many a bride chooses for her special day, but there are those who could consider the effect that white has on different skin undertones.

A white wedding dress isn’t a rule, by any measure these days, and it’s important that you don’t give way to being the glowing bride you deserve to be by wearing white when it does your skin tone no justice.

Aside from all the differences in terms of fabrics, finishing’s and detailing, as well as necklines and silhouettes, leaving behind any thought of considering the shade of a fabric other than white may not do you justice, even if that’s what you’d initially wanted.

An open mind helps a lot on this journey, that’s what the fittings are all about, so you may as well go for the whole enchilada, hitting the sweet spot for a combination of style, fabric and colour to complete your overall look to suit the mood you’d like to create for your wedding day.

A few ideas about the best colours for different skin undertones

For the pure English Rose

A traditional white wedding dress is going to nothing for this kind of fair skin. In fact, it will more than likely give you a kind of washed out look when what you really want to do is sparkle! But there’s hope, and its easily remedied by looking at what ivory dresses with a yellow tone will do to make you glow.

For the less pale skin

Just for kicks, try on a dress that has the rich and creamy ivory effect to uplift your skin undertone and bring your colour to life in your wedding album, you’ll easily be able to tell the difference by trying on both colours to see the full impact of what the right colour wedding dress can create!

For the easily tanned skin

If this is a good description of your skin tone, you’ll look a dream in any wedding dress that has layers of creamy undertones to contrast beautifully with your skin tone to make you shine beautifully and in full colour on your wedding day.

For rich and dreamy dark skin

A rich dark and dreamy skin tone offers you a wider choice of colours than any other skin tone, so make the most of this asset during fittings, you may surprise yourself.

You can wear virtually any colour wedding dress you could think of (within reason of course!), crossing the spectrum from bright whites, pinks or rich and creamy ivory to shades of blue and pale grey’s. You can of course make for those that are simply stunning, unusual enough to express exactly who you are in terms of your individuality.

For beautifully soft yellow skin undertones

This is the skin tone that cries out for pure white wedding dresses. Shades of bubbly champagne glitter beautifully as well as it compliments your skin tone perfectly.

How to make it easier to make the whole journey to the right colour easier at fittings;

Make up

Try to arrive with the makeup colours you’re planning on wearing on the day, it’ll make it a lot easier to visualise how any colour will bring the best out in you.  It doesn’t have to be a professional job, just as close as is great!

Hair

If you’re wearing it up or down, or any other which way, wear a similar style along to fittings to get a better look at the overall effect of the dresses you’ll be trying on.

Footwear

If you’re going to be wearing heels and can bring along shoes that match the height you plan to wear, it’ll be another feather in your cap for making the experience of finding the perfect wedding dress easier on yourself.

If you’ve decided its flats for you, wear them for the same reasons

Let Ever After Bridal lead the way to your dream designer dress

Ever After Bridal can’t wait to meet you, and guide you through these as yet untested waters, and to make finding the perfect colour for your skin tone easy in a designer wedding dress, meant to light you up on the day you become a star in a dress that celebrates all that you are.

Nothing makes a bride sparkle & dazzle on her wedding day than being supremely comfortable in her dress!

If you’re going to be spending most of your wedding day in the designer gown you’ve chosen, one of the greatest favours you can do yourself is to pay close attention to your level of comfort while you narrow down your choice of wedding dress.

Having to pull anything up, down or straight all day will have your confidence taking a dive, and you don’t deserve to deal with such discomfort on your special day anyway.

Here are a few practicalities few will tell you about to keep a look out for while looking for the wedding dress that’ll turn you into a glowing bride, filled with confidence:

Can you move comfortably?

That first dance, and those to follow, are the moments you’ll want to look like a fairy-tale princess come to life as you celebrate your ‘I do’ with music, great food and even better company. This is why it’s important to make sure you can move with ease in the dress.

Can you sit comfortably?

There’ll be speeches, congratulations and a feast you’ll have to sit through before you get to take to the dance floor, so make sure about how comfortably you’ll be able to sit for that long without wanting to rip your dress off!

Can you breathe in the dress?

The nerves that will be playing a symphony in you on your wedding day, which will only be made even worse if you can’t breathe properly in your wedding dress, because you’re so going to need those breaths to beat the nerves down!

Can you answer the call of nature without stripping?

Wedding day or not, you’re still human, and after a couple of glasses of bubbly nature will call, making it well worth making sure you don’t have to spend hours getting into and out of the loo!

Will you be confident in front of the camera?

You will be the centre of attention on your wedding day, no doubt about it! This is the one time in nature that the female outshines the male, so make absolutely sure you’re going to be the freshly blooming rose in every image and video of the day.

If you’re confident as you go through the photographs it’s going to show for generations to come when the wedding album is pulled out again and again during the course of a lifetime. Make the very most of your unforgettable moments by combining exquisite style with absolute confidence!

Have you thought about the perfect silhouette for your body shape?

This is as essential to comfort as anything is where it comes to your wedding dress! You may want to wear a dramatic ball gown when in actual fact you look a dream in a beautifully designed mermaid style wedding dress. Again the emphasis on trying to keep an open mind when starting to shop for a designer wedding dress is important, if you can.

Let passionate professionals lead the way to confidence through comfort

If you’re having a bit of a tough time with silhouettes and styles, the team at Ever After Bridal will add enough of their touch of magic to guide you to the right one, designed to dazzle all on your wedding day!

Ever After Bridal stocks only the best in designer wedding dresses from the ranges of top international designers in Cape Town, and have been doing so for over nine years now, which should say a lot about the way they are qualified to make this daunting decision as stress free as possible for you on this momentous journey.

 

 

Invest in your dream designer wedding dress with the team at Ever After Bridal!

Your wedding dress is unequivocally the most important investment you could possibly make towards looking like the bride you always dreamed you would!

The flowers can wilt, the menu can go a little awry or the ice sculpture melt, but none of these semi-disasters can hold a candle to knowing that you’re walking down the aisle in the designer wedding dress of your dreams.

When you get to the point where you’re ready to make that investment, do it with bridal consultants who take the meaning of what they do in dressing brides as a privilege, one that they’ve enjoyed for a long time.

One such team is the one that makes Ever After Bridal a fabulous success for any bride that dreams of a designer wedding dress straight off international runways, from France to London or Italy, crafted by some of the finest wedding gown designers.

These ladies do everything right to make each bride feel as extra special as she should, heading out on the rollercoaster ride to her final decision on the dress she falls in love with!

You are special to those at Ever After Bridal from the moment you cross the threshold of their door and into their world of fantasy, right up to the day your wedding dress is collected.

This is the type of experience you deserve on this once in a lifetime journey, so don’t sell yourself short by settling too quickly on where you choose to hire or buy your designer wedding dress in Cape Town!

The experience this team brings to bear for every bride in the making is one of the magic ingredients they use to help their clients find the right dress, honestly.

They will never say the dress is right if it isn’t either, based on their knowledge. You certainly deserve better than yes-men on your side when it comes to your wedding dress shopping experience!

By the time you get to the first fitting you’re probably already tearing your hair out over a million and one things you still need to get below the belt for the décor, menu, venue, music, oh and let’s not forget – finding the right shoes to match your Cinderella dream, but there’s hope yet.

If you’ve had an overload of looking at silhouettes, styles, colours and shapes of wedding dresses, dump the overload into the laps of the team at Ever After Bridal and let them help you to make some sense of it, so that your hair stays intact for at least this experience on the way to the altar!

There are colours, silhouettes and styles that have redefined the conventional idea of what a wedding dress should be, but, the only one that should matter to you is the one that makes you feel like a goddess.

So, if getting married in pearl grey, turquoise or ruby red wedding dress catches your fancy and expresses your individuality, give it all you’ve got! This team that’s passionate about turning you into a princess on your wedding day will be standing by in full support of your vision, all the way.

You want to look a vision as you float down the aisle to take prince charming’s breath away, and the family at Ever After Bridal want it every bit as much as you do, which is why they’d love to greet you at the start of this important adventure!

 

 

Don’t let others hijack your wedding dress shopping experience

So, your engagement was made official today, and before you can even absorb the enormity of it people will start asking about the date, a dread question for newly engaged couples.

But happen it will, with friends and family already plotting and planning things like décor, venue and menu long before you are ready for it.

And then there’s the question of the dress!

Oh the pitfalls here are legion! This one says you look stunning in this and another says not so, and this is when you really need to take charge, firmly, once fittings begin!

This is the once-in-a-lifetime dress for you and your opinion is tantamount to any other opinions, well-meant or not!

It’s not a bad idea to speak to a few ladies who’ve travelled down the same road your heading out on, just to get a good balance of what to do and what not to do.

Don’t let those with horror stories about their wedding dress shopping experience touch you in the least because that was their experience, this is yours, which will be infinitely different, armed with the good, bad and daunting opinions you’ll field to arm yourself for the journey.

Here are a few suggestions for retaining your right to choose your own wedding dress, your way!

Keep the entourage small and well-balanced

If you’re going to bring a few well-balanced friends along to fittings, make sure you select them well. You’ll need honesty from them, and definitely not the nasty kind!

In any event you’ll have experience on your side in the form of the team at Ever After Bridal to help steer you in the right direction, without helping you into a dress that’s just so wrong for you!

Ignore your budget at your own peril

This is a biggie that’s caught many a bride out in the enthusiasm and excitement of trying on wedding dresses.  Know your budget and discuss it with Ever After Bridal, so that they will care enough about you not to steer you to dresses that are way above what you intend to spend.

A little leeway for unexpected costs such as a few nips and tucks here and there, or other accessories you may need to add to the fitting experience. Once again, you can rely on the passionate team at Ever After Bridal not to push anything on you to up the bill to your detriment.

Don’t be afraid to try something different to what you had in mind

It’s here that many a bride has discovered that by keeping an open mind she has found that what she’d been looking for is completely different to the dress she falls in love with!

Be prepared to be surprised in the best possible way as you see the best possible reflection of yourself in the mirror, in a dress you’d never even considered!

Don’t forget the weather

Summer or winter, the season that will play host to your wedding will have a great impact on your comfort level. Instead of shivering through your vows on a chilly day or evening, plan on adding a little warmth to your shoulders by investing in a stunning stole, bolero jacket or perfectly styled cape for added dramatic effect.

Balmy afternoon or evening weddings in a warmer season may also call for a little lacy or embroidered cloud of comfort to protect you from the sun and dry air, especially if the wedding is taking place outdoors.

Take a stand on the dress you fall in love with, because no one sees the vision you have of what you’d dream of looking like on your wedding day, no compromises!

Contact Ever After Bridal to book your fitting for an awesome wedding dress shopping experience that won’t give anyone room to hijack your dream designer wedding dress journey!

 

Top designer wedding dresses for sale 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.

In their world of silk, satin and chiffon, every bride will feel as if they’ve stepped into a completely new world, one in which they can see their dreams of looking like a princess on their wedding day come true.

With names like Maggie Sottero, Rebecca Ingram and Enzoani making this their home, there’s a designer wedding dress straight off the ramps of Europe to suit every bride, in every shape and every size.

These designers were chosen carefully by the team at Ever After Bridal, so that every style and silhouette is represented in the ranges of these designers, ready to walk down the aisle on a glowing bride.

After over nine years in the industry, the team at Ever After Bridal understand the pressure that’s created while a bride tries on dress after dress, in the hunt for her dream wedding dress, and they know just where to ease the pressure along the way, to make decisions a little easier for every bride.

As one of the top bridal wear stores in Cape Town, Ever After Bridal brings a wealth of experience into the journey each bride undertakes on the way to the dress of her dreams, and with this experience on offer, they’re able to relieve some of the stress that accompanies buying or hiring a wedding dress that’s made for you.

Honesty, integrity and transparency is evident in this team, which ensures that no bride will leave their shop with a dress that doesn’t do her justice, or bring out the unique style and beauty of every bride that steps into the Ever After Bridal store.

Having the undivided attention of this passionate team also means that you can trust them not to dangle dresses in front of you that are way over your budget.

As far as Ever After Bridal is concerned, the most important thing to them is that the silhouette and style of wedding dress you choose will be the perfect match for your shape and for your personality.

In a daunting experience such as shopping for your wedding dress, it’ll make a big difference to you if you’ve got a team on your side who’ll support you through all the ups and downs that come with finding a dress that takes your breath away.

After all, what you want is to take your Prince Charming’s breath away as he sees you gliding towards him on your wedding day, which makes it worth all the tears and laughter that’ll accompany your search for the 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 shedding your clothes as you move from fitting to fitting.  Being comfortable during your fittings is 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!

This team of bridal consultants love what they do, and that love comes through clearly in the delight they feel at sharing this special journey with you, ending in your own happily ever after!

Laying the foundation well in preparation for the wedding dress you say ‘yes’ to

By the time you’re ready to start shopping for a wedding dress you’d have fallen hook, line and sinker for your Prince Charming, which means you’ll be looking for a wedding dress that’ll be equal to the moment you glide down the aisle looking like a princess, ready to say ‘I do’.

This experience of finding the perfect wedding dress will be the culmination of all your dreams of looking like a princess on your wedding day, wearing a fairy tale wedding dress that’ll make you look ethereal.

Since buying a wedding dress will be a first time experience for you, stepping into uncharted waters at the same time as you’re trying to keep your head during wedding planning, shopping for a wedding dress could catch you on the wrong foot without an experienced bridal consultant at your side.

Before you even step into the door of the bridal shop you’ve chosen, make a list of any questions that pop into your head, so that once you meet the bridal consultant who’ll see you through this experience, you’ll be able to ask, and have answered, every one of your questions and concerns.

You’re going to feel pretty overwhelmed when you step into the world of billowing white fabric, dazzling beads and eye-catching sequins, so the more prepared you are, the better the search will be.

Don’t surround yourself with yes people on this important journey

While you’re trying on dress after dress and feeling overwhelmed along the way, you’d be better off with a bridal consultant who won’t say yes to every dress you try on.

An open and honest bridal consultant won’t want you to go down the aisle looking anything less than a princess, which means there’ll probably be a few no’s along the way to your dream dress.

The same honesty is also required from your entourage. Just make sure it’s loving honesty you’ll get, minus any cynicism or underlying cattishness.

Don’t be afraid to try something a little different

It’s going to be of benefit to you if you can keep an open mind while trying on wedding dresses, just in case you say yes to something completely different to what you may have visualised.

Provided that the dress matches your budget, the team at Ever After Bridal may inspire you to try a wedding dress you may not have considered, but that you’ve fallen in love with!

This is a great way of making sure you don’t miss out on a magical dress you haven’t included in your research.

Some of the questions you need to answer for yourself on the way to the dress you say ‘yes’ to

  • Is the dress within your budget?
  • Is the colour and silhouette perfect for your skin tone and body shape?
  • Do you think you’ll lose the weight you hope to in order to fit into the wedding dress on the day? This is an important question to answer because this may be one of the worst times to try and lose weight.
  • Are you able to sit, walk and dance in the dress, taking into account the many hours you’ll spend in it on your wedding day?
  • Is the dress comfortable enough to give you the confidence you’ll need to shine on your special day?

Make a list of other questions you may have, to take with you to your fittings to give you a good guide towards laying a foundation that’ll make finding your dream wedding dress as stress-free as possible.

In a lot of cases, all it’s taken for that yes moment to happen is to simply fall in love with the dress! Your choice of wedding dress is not about looking for perfection, it’s about finding the most beautiful version of yourself looking back at you in the mirror of the dressing room!

If there’s one bridal team that would look forward to sharing this important journey with you, it’s Ever After Bridal in Durbanville, Cape Town!

If this team thinks you may have left out a question or two, they’ll make sure it’s answered, with a wonderful sense of transparency that’ll make you feel safe in their expert hands on the way to your dream wedding dress.