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!


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.


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.

Here are a few points to keep in mind when you’re ready to shop for your wedding dress

There’s no shopping experience that can be compared to the experience of shopping for your wedding dress, which makes it well worthwhile to keep your eye on any tips that’ll help to make the journey as easy as possible for you.

Yep, we all know that the hunt for the perfect wedding dress is daunting and requires great courage, but planning ahead as much as you can is going to take some of the pressure off.

It’s important to keep in mind that no matter how beautiful a wedding dress is, if you aren’t completely comfortable in it you’re not going to be sailing down the aisle as confidently as you should.

Comfort inspires confidence, which is a recipe that’ll make you glow as you get ready to commit your life to the partnership you’ve always wanted by marrying the man of your dreams.

Making your dream of the perfect wedding dress come true will be a lot easier if you’ve taken the time to get yourself organised before you head out for fittings, which is exactly what you deserve on this exciting journey.

Here are a few of the most basic things to keep in mind as you find your way to the wedding dress of your dreams:

Give yourself plenty of time

One of the first things you’ll do for your wedding is to find a venue, especially if you’re getting married in Cape Town, which is the wedding capital locally and internationally.

Waiting too long to book the venue may leave you out in the cold, considering that some of these venues are fully booked well into the future.

A bonus to locking down the venue is that you’ll be able to visualise the type of wedding dress that’ll suit you, the style of the venue and the mood you’re planning to set. This is one of the things that are well worth keeping in mind, along with making sure that the dress you wear is right for the season.

Starting the wedding dress hunt at least 6 months before the wedding is going to take a tremendous strain off your shoulders. It would be a heavy load to add to all the wedding preparations you’re in for if you’re still not sure of your wedding dress.

Pin it, snip it and save it

Be prepared to be inundated with images of stunning wedding dresses that abound on the internet and in bridal magazines, which can cause a lot of confusion in terms of sorting through them all for a dress to suit you and the mood of the wedding.

Narrow these ideas down as much as you can and save them where they’re easy to find before you head out shopping for the dress. Knowing more or less where you’re heading will help you to stick to your basic ideas about the style you’re looking for.

What could happen of course is that you may end up trying on a dress that’s completely different to those you’ve been attracted to, so keep an open mind about what’ll look beautiful on you.

Save time if you don’t have it

Not every bride has the time to get a wedding dress under the belt before the wedding day, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to find the perfect dress for you.

If you’re pressed for time, then look no further than the divine designer wedding dresses on sale in Cape Town at Ever After Bridal wear!  This team makes it easy for a bride pressed for time to hire a wedding dress and still look like a princess in a designer gown.

Ever After Bridal also has a range of 2nd hand wedding dresses on sale, all of which look as if they’ve never been touched.

These wedding dresses range between R2000.00 and R11000, testimony to the fact that this passionate team of bridal stylists want nothing more than to see every bride in a designer wedding dress, no matter what the budget may be!

Once you’ve gathered as much as you can on your own about the wedding dress you think will make your dreams come true, let Ever After Bridal support you and guide you to the dress that’ll make all your dreams come true!


Choose your bridal store with care to avoid these pitfalls

You get bridal shops and then bridal shops, with the distinction being that one wants the best for you without taking you over your budget, while the other will fleece you wherever they can, tempting you with what you can’t afford.

Shopping for a wedding dress is daunting to say the least. And it’s nothing at all like going to your local clothing store for casual or elegant outfits, so not only do you need to do a bit of homework before you start trying on dresses, you’re also going to need an honest bridal consultant on your side.

Considering what a wedding dress can cost, and the fact that it’s for the most precious day of your life, it’s good to know what to be on the lookout for regarding the pitfalls and unscrupulous tactics that some bridal stores will use to increase their turnover.

One of the better known ways in which you can be pushed over your budget is for a bridal consultant to steer you towards trying on a wedding dress that may look exquisite on you, but is totally out of your budget.

This is a heart rending way to start the experience of shopping for a wedding dress, because that will be the dress you compare all others with from then on!

Keep a lookout for these pitfalls

Dodging the cost question

One of the first things any bridal consultant that’s on the up and up will do is to ask you about your budget, so that you aren’t led to dresses that are out of your reach budget-wise.

They’ll advise you to give yourself a little leeway just in case, but, they’ll never take you so far out of your budget range so as to steal your budget for a magical honeymoon!

When you go for your first fitting with the bridal consultants at Ever After Bridal wear in Durbanville, you’ll meet a team that cares enough to make sure you aren’t taken by surprise by any additional costs you haven’t budgeted for.

They have been doing this for over 9 years already, and with that much experience you can rely on them to help you remain focussed on wedding dresses that will match your budget as closely as possible.

It’s transparency about costs, among other things, that’s made Ever After Bridal one of the most sought after bridal stores in Cape Town. Honesty and integrity is the hallmark of the Ever After Bridal touch, and they’ll never point you in the direction of dresses or alterations that are way over your budget.

Reading the contract with the team at Ever After Bridal

The contract you sign when you finally find the wedding dress you say yes to will be one of the most important documents you’ll ever sign, and you need to understand exactly what it means.

The small print can be very confusing, however, the team at Ever After Bridal will be more than happy to go through the fine print with you, so that you won’t be facing any nasty surprises that may have been hidden in the contract.

If the bridal store you choose is not too keen on helping you to understand the fine print, gather up your stuff and move on. These are areas in which you’d like to know that you’re dealing with a team that believe in complete transparency throughout this exciting journey.

Beware extra alterations added to the bill

On average, most of us don’t know what alterations involve, nor do we know what they should cost, which leaves many a bride out in the cold, at the mercy of those who do know the cost of alterations in general and still overcharge.

The unscrupulous bridal store can easily mislead brides by claiming costs for alterations that haven’t even been done, or aren’t even necessary, and you deserve to know this before you sign on the dotted line.

Taking the journey to your dream wedding dress with the team at Ever After Bridal will be an experience you can trust, knowing that the last thing this team will ever allow would be to take advantage of the dreams of any bride.

Passion, knowledge and experience is at hand

Ever After Bridal is the essence of what it means to do something they’re passionate about, and they will not let anything get in the way of their unwavering commitment to see every bride in the designer wedding dress of her dreams.

This is a team that won’t push you around, say yes when it should be no, or gloss over the hundred and one questions you’ll probably have during the experience of finding your one-in-a-million wedding dress.

Enjoy shopping for your wedding dress at Ever After Bridal, without the added stress of having to dodge bridal stores that don’t have your best interests at heart, and see you only as their meal ticket!

What not to do during the week of your wedding

There will always be last minute things to tick on your wedding checklist, as you probably know if you’ve gotten through the list like a professional in the week before the ceremony. There are, however, a few things you really shouldn’t attempt in the week leading up to your wedding.

Here are a few ideas of what not to do during the week of your wedding that’ll lower your stress levels

Changing your hair style

If you’ve decided you want to do something different with your hair for the wedding, make sure you do it with enough time to spare to fix anything that could go wrong.  This includes trying out new hair care products and definitely applies to dying your hair.

Trying out new skin care products

The very last thing you want is to walk down the aisle with a rash or other side effects from using new skin care products. Stick to what you know and what makes you feel great already.

Also, if you’ve decided to have a chemical peel or microdermabrasion, don’t do it in the week leading up to the wedding!  This is the one day when you deserve to look like a truly glowing, beautiful bride and not one that’s been through the ringer.

Trying a new workout

Trying something completely new in your workout routine could lead to things like strain, sprain or sheer discomfort on the one day that you could really do without any added stress.

Imagine standing for hours chatting to guests with pain searing up your legs, or doing it with your wrist sprained.  This will no doubt feel like a new form of physical punishment when you least need it.

Trying to get a tan

No matter how much you’d like to add a tan to your glow on your wedding day, don’t go there! Leave that tan for the honeymoon rather than feeling and looking like a lobster as you say your vows.

And whatever you do, make sure you’ve coated yourself with sunscreen if you do spend any time in the sun.

Drinking your stress away

As tempting as a few or more glasses of bubbly or your favourite wine may be to ease the stress, don’t do it! Alcohol won’t only dehydrate you, it’ll also have a negative impact on the glowing skin you’d like to sport on your wedding day.

Not getting enough sleep

No matter how many last minute things you may still be checking off your list, get enough sleep! Sleep is an essential ingredient to look and feel good when the big day arrives. No doubt you’d prefer not to walk down the aisle with dark circles under your eyes!

Don’t overdo caffeine shots

Caffeine can make your already jittery nerves a whole lot worse and it’ll dehydrate your skin like alcohol does.  Be kind to yourself and stick to a very light caffeine intake in the week leading up to the celebrations.

Sweating the small stuff

Once the wedding is over you’ll think back on the small stuff that caused you so much stress and realise that it’s the fact that you’ve married your Prince Charming that matters most, and not the random small things that may have hiccupped before and after the ceremony!

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