Tips for finding the perfect wedding dress

If you’ve already seen the stunning wedding dress collections from Enzoani, Maggie Sottero, Rebecca Ingram and Sophia Tolli at Ever After Bridal, then you’re already off to a great start for finding a beautiful designer wedding dress in Cape Town.

This is a team that really knows all there is to know about dressing brides. They have seen many brides down the aisle in the last six years, and are passionate about what they do to make buying a wedding dress as stress-free as possible.

If anyone can give you tips about finding the perfect wedding dress it’ll be Ever After Bridal in Durbanville, Cape Town.

Tips from Ever After Bridal for finding the perfect wedding dress:


You need to set a realistic budget when it comes to shopping for a wedding dress, or you’ll end up falling in love with a dress that goes way beyond the price range you had planned, and then facing the let-down.

The first thing you need to do when you make your appointment with Ever After Bridal is to be completely open and honest about your budget. This will help the team to keep you real and focussed on dresses that will easily suit the price range you have shared with them.

Wedding location

What you wear to a beautiful church will be completely different to what you’d wear for a wedding on the beach. The vision for your dress needs to suit the location and the mood you want to set on the day.

Start early

If you’re short on time, it’ll be easier for you to choose one of the beautiful gowns off the rack at Ever After Bridal to hire.  With a nip and tuck here and there, you’ll be wearing a wedding dress that looks like as if it’s taken months to create.

If time is on your side, start at least six to nine months ahead of the time.  With all the alterations that need to be done to a dress that’s made to order, you’ll definitely need time. There’ll be enough for you to do leading up to the wedding, without adding the stress of not having your wedding dress ready on time on top of it all.

Be open minded

You’ll be surprised at how many brides have gone in for fittings only to decide on a dress that’s completely different to her original idea.  The team at Ever After Bridal will assist you in finding silhouettes perfect for your body shape, as well as to introduce you to a wide range of fabrics that might just have you walking out with a completely different idea of what you’d like to look like on your wedding day.

Know your body type

This is essential! You need to know exactly which silhouette will emphasise your shape to highlight your natural assets.  Wearing the wrong style of dress to suit your body type is definitely not going to make you feel like a princess.

Feeling confident in your wedding dress starts with how comfortable you’ll be, so when trying on dresses, be sure to sit and walk around in them so that you know you’ll be able to get through the many hours you’ll be in it, with absolute grace.

Bring your dreams of the perfect wedding dress to the passionate team at Ever After Bridal and watch those dreams come true! The personal, undivided attention you’ll have from these consultants will make the journey a lot less stressful you may have expected.