Tips from brides to help you shop for your wedding dress

From the day the engagement is official, everything becomes a whirl of activities to get ready for your wedding day! There are going to be many manic moments of flying high on feelings of joy and excitement, and, there’ll also be more than a few moments that’ll make you feel like tearing your hair out and throwing a tantrum in the corner.

Remember through this all though, nothing can take away from the fact that you’re about to have your dreams come true in the arms of your Prince Charming at the end of it all!

Many are going to have opinions about everything from the kind of venue, how big or small your wedding should be, the best season for it, blah di blah di blah, but, most of all, they’re all going to have their own stories about what their experience of shopping for the dress was like. Some will tell you it was a nightmare experience, and, if you are really lucky, some will tell you it was a really great experience – word of advice – ignore them all!

Here are a few things brides who’ve taken the journey you’re starting out on have to say;

Taking a crowd with you is not going to make your choices or experience easy! In fact, too many opinions are going to have you reaching for more than just one glass of champagne during fittings! Their advice is to limit your entourage to two special people who have very different personalities.

Try to include at least one who is a really honest but loving friend, or include your mom, as long as she isn’t too biased or bossy! Add to this someone sensitive enough to be the perfect foil for the brutally honest friend!  Everyone else can wait for the big day!

You may well find that you fall in love with a dress that is completely different to the style you had already decided on – odds are that keeping an open mind is going to be a lot more fun for you!

It’s best, if you can, to start shopping for your wedding dress once you know the venue is booked – you can either freeze or perspire your way through the wedding if you don’t plan around the venue and the season! If, for instance, you’ve have decided on a late afternoon or early evening wedding, add a bolero jacket or cape to keep the chill at bay!

Whatever you do, make sure that you go to a bridal store like Ever After Bridal so that you have a seamstress right at your side through all your fittings, it’s a decision you’ll never regret!

There are a lot more words of wisdom that make life a little easier for brides starting out on the hunt for a dream wedding dress without causing further confusion, but, here’s a final thought; make sure that whatever you do, you wear the bra you are going to be wearing on your wedding day to every fitting!

Oh and bring your wedding shoes along too! Facing your wedding day in a dress that’s too long or too short isn’t going to make it the happy day you so deserve!

Ever After Bridal not only offers designer wedding dresses for sale or hire in Durbanville, Cape Town, they also welcome you into their family to share a wealth of experience through over ten years of dressing brides, they share a passionate commitment to making a journey that can be pretty daunting a whole lot easier!

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