Once you start shopping for a designer wedding dress in Cape Town, you’ll take a load of stress off your shoulders by starting out with great planning.
There are a few tricks you can keep up your sleeve to make it less overwhelming when you don’t know where to begin, especially when you consider that this is one dress you’re only going to wear once!
Try these tips to make shopping for your wedding dress less overwhelming:
It begins with your budget!
You’d be surprised to know that once you know what you’d be willing and able to spend on your wedding dress, you’ve already given yourself a good start to finding your dream dress.
It does a lot to keep you focused and helping you narrow down your choices, making sure that you don’t get caught up in trying on dresses that are way over your budget.
Know & love your body shape!
There are literally hundreds upon hundreds of wedding dress styles and options out facing you, which means that if you’re ever going to find your way through the maze of silk, lace, organza or brocade, you’re going to need to know your body shape which silhouette will flatter your shape best.
Make this research count and you’ll find thinning out your choices so much easier on yourself, and have fun in the process!
Get your plans in place early
If you’re able to start shopping anywhere between 6 to 9 months ahead of your wedding, you’ll find that you’ve lifted a tremendous load off your shoulders.
If you’re buying a designer wedding dress off the rack, it’s going to take far less time than it would if you choose to have a dress designed for you, which could take up to 12 months of fittings and alterations!
There’s no reason that you won’t be able to find a designer wedding dress that fits you beautifully, with only minor alterations that need to be done for ultimate comfort and confidence. If you’ve chosen Ever After Bridal Wear as your bridal consultants, they’ll make sure you have the perfect fit, direct from the designer!
Don’t be shy to ask a hundred questions!
There will be many little details to take in on this journey to your dream wedding dress, and, having a list of questions for your bridal consultant is going to make it easy for you to remember everything you need to ask about, from fittings to alterations and keeping your dress looking fresh on the wedding day, especially if you have to travel with it to the wedding venue.
Hair & makeup for fittings
If at all possible, spoil yourself and have your hair and makeup done professionally before you head for your fitting. You’ll be amazed at the difference these touches will make to the way you look and feel as you try on dresses.
This is not essential though! You need only wear your hair more or less the way you’re going to on your wedding day and add a light touch of makeup to get the full effect of the dress on you.
Don’t shop for your wedding dress during your lunch break!
Whatever you do, don’t squeeze shopping for your wedding dress during your lunch break! All you’ll get is hot and flustered, and more than just a little confused into the bargain!
Bring the right underwear to fittings
Nudes are going to serve you best for your wedding dress. Bright, colourful panties and bra’s have a very negative impact on the way a white dress will look, unless you’re planning to wear a rich colour.
Bring along a strapless bra and one with straps, as well as panties that won’t bunch up and spoil the look of the dress – granny panties are out!
Find a bridal consultant whose opinion you’ll trust
With an awesome team like those at Ever After Bridal, you’ll be dealing with people who won’t say yes just to please you, if the dress doesn’t make you look like a million dollars, they’ll say so! They’ve been dressing brides for many years already and would not want to send you down the aisle in a dress that doesn’t make you look as exquisitely beautiful as you should.
Take photos to share with friends and family
Making sure you don’t take a large entourage with you to fittings is important, so, to compensate any who feel left out, bring friends and family along for the journey by taking photos of you in different dresses, so that not only can you look back on them at your leisure, but also get other opinions weighing in! It gets easy to forget some of the finer details when you’ve tried on 10 or 20 dresses!
Comfort will be your best friend
You’re confidence levels will be raised tremendously if you’re comfortable in your dress, so, make a point of sitting, standing, walking and doing a twirl in the dress to make sure you’ll be comfortable. This is the acid test for just how beautifully you will shine on your wedding day.
Let Ever After Bridal Wear in Durbanville, Cape Town light the path to the ultimate designer wedding dress shopping experience. Book your fitting to delve into a world of stunning designer wedding dresses for sale or to hire, and enjoy the journey.