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.

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