Be realistic about your budget before you go shopping for a wedding dress

If you take the time to settle on and be realistic about what your budget is for your dream wedding dress, you’ll be off to a better than good start from day one of your fittings. This is a point that is pressed home for every bride walking through the doors of Ever After Bridal Wear in Cape Town.

Once you’ve shared your budget with this team, they’ll know exactly what you can afford, which means they’ll know where to steer you so that you don’t end up falling in love with a wedding dress that’s way beyond your budget.

You shouldn’t have to feel such a crushing defeat on a journey that should, by rights, be an exciting experience, despite the pressures that abound in choosing the right dress.

Shopping for a wedding dress is definitely not for the faint-hearted with all the pressure on you to choose a dress you’ll only be wearing once!

Though there are unfortunately bridal stores that will try to trap you into going over budge, this isn’t the way the team at Ever After Bridal Wear help to make the dreams of every bride come true!

Here are a few of the additional costs you need to keep in mind when shopping for a wedding dress:

Save on choice in style

Simplicity rules here, where a mermaid or sheath wedding dress will cost infinitely less than a dramatic ball gown would because of the extravagant amount of fabric used in the design, which is definitely worth taking into consideration if you’re a budget-conscious bride!

Save on fabric choices

Fabrics like silk will have you in for more than just a pretty penny, however, there are infinitely more fabric choices available that will be every bit as beautiful as you glide down the aisle but not break the bank in the process.

Saving on alterations

Finding a designer wedding dress that needs little to no alterations is a great way to keeping expenses down. Simple alterations such as raising or lowering a hem will be less expensive than it will be to alter the neckline of the dress.

You’ll be well on your way to spending less on alterations once you’ve done research into the perfect style and silhouette to suit your body shape.

Saving on detail

If you’re budget for your wedding dress is tight, you’ll need to say  no to a diamond encrusted dress or one with the Swarovski beads you’d love as an extravagant detail to your wedding dress! There are many other options that’ll add glitter and glamour to your dress than these and still look stunning, without shooting your budget out of the ballpark!

The team at Ever After Bridal Wear will be quick to point out exactly where you could cut down on costs in terms on detailing on your dress.

Save on accessories

Sadly, there are still many bridal stores that will try to push into spending more by throwing accessories at you that you don’t really need or even want. Be confident that with the right team on your side, by the time you’ve found you dream wedding dress, you’ll already know what you’d like to use as accessories.

Remember that the beautiful bridal veil you’ll be wearing on your big day is another cost to figure into your budget, as is the all-important garter belt for the fun part of it!

Ever After Bridal Wear in Durbanville, Cape Town, offers a range of exquisite designer wedding dresses for sale or to hire, giving every bride the opportunity to wear dress of her dreams, no matter what her budgetary restrictions may be!

The team at Ever After Bridal Wear has earned a gracious reputation for honesty, integrity and a pure passion for what they do, one that’s hard beat in the world dressing beautiful brides, and they are committed to keeping it that way.

Bring your budget and dreams to Ever After Bridal and they’ll show you how to look like a fairy princess on your wedding day without busting the budget!