For every bride there is the wish to appear as the star in a dream wedding dress as she glides down the aisle, but the budget doesn’t always stretch to a dress that’s bought.
This shouldn’t be a reason for any bride not to wear the wedding dress of her dream, not with the trend moving towards hiring wedding dresses.
One of the first reasons a bride will decide to hire her wedding dress is related to seriously tough economic times, where buying a dress could take a major slice out of the budget for newlyweds planning on spending the money elsewhere to build a new life.
The honeymoon might also play a major role in the decision to rent the wedding dress. If a dream honeymoon is more attractive than taking a huge chunk of change out of the kitty for a dress, then it is certainly worth it!
There are more than a few benefits to hiring a wedding dress, one of them being that couples who really want that spectacular wedding on a limited budget will have all their dreams come true, without a breaking the bank.
Hiring exquisite designer wedding dresses levels the playing field, giving brides the opportunity to flaunt gowns that grace catwalks internationally, so that irrespective of the financial constraints there may be, every bride can look like the princess she always dreamed of.
Adding all of the other essential wedding items together, like hiring a venue, photographer and finding a fantastic caterer is daunting enough without factoring in the expense of that dream designer dress!
In addition to paying a hefty price for a designer dress, there are other incidentals that many brides are unaware of when working out the budget for buying a wedding dress, such as alterations and the necessary cleaning fees associated one alterations are done.
On the rental side of wedding dresses, brides come up trumps when they find a bridal shop that offers all the bells and whistles in addition to the rental of the dress, such as alterations and cleaning, as well as a range of jewellery that puts the final touch for a fairy tale wedding look!
Renting a wedding dress means you don’t have to worry about the how it’s going to be stored forever, or kept for a daughter to wear long after styles have changed.
It goes back to the bridal shop and the memories of your princess look remains forever captured in the wedding album and on video!
Depending on whether a bride puts on a little weight or loses a bit before the wedding, things become a little more difficult once a bought wedding dress has been to the tailor and is ready for collection.
If the choice has been made to rent, there’s always the option of shifting up or down a size if necessary, making renting a dress very flexible in terms of size.
If renting a wedding dress in Cape Town sounds like the best idea for you, then Ever After Bridal is the bridal shop for you!
With the beautiful range of stunning designer wedding dresses chosen by the team from international designers like Enzoani, Rebecca Ingram, Sophia Tolli and Maggie Sottero, there’s no doubt that you’ll find the dress of your dreams calling your name.