As the top choice for destination weddings, Cape Town is everything it should be in terms of guiding brides to their dream designer dresses, but what the team at Ever After Bridal Wear has done, is to make the journey as adventurous and fun as it could be.
It’s an experience fraught with anxiety, no doubt about it. You’re shopping for a dress you’ll only wear once, which, along with balancing the budget, is pretty daunting, to say the least.
You really do need the right bridal consultants at your side if this is to be an experience that carries a lot less stress than others would have you believe, based on their own not-so-good experiences.
You’ll also have to practice taking all the stories other friends tell you about shopping for a wedding dress with a pinch of salt, so that they don’t spoil what will be your own unique journey to the wedding dress you’ve always dreamed of.
Nine years and counting, that’s how long the team at Ever After Bridal Wear Store has been dressing brides. The passion of this team has never waned, and the love they have for all the joy that a designer wedding dress gives to any bride is as evident today as it was when they first opened their store.
Let’s look at a few tips that’ll make shopping for a designer wedding dress a little easier on you:
The elephant in the room you’d rather ignore; your budget!
Yep, this is when it’s down to nitty gritty details you’d rather not have to deal with on a journey this special, but, if you deal with it immediately you’ll be saving yourself from a really tough road ahead.
One of the worst things that can happen to a bride who isn’t too keen on sitting down with the bridal consultant to get the budget out of the way early, is that you could fall in love with a dress that’s way above your budget, and then have to say goodbye to it!
It makes it harder to get back up on the horse and keep going until you find the dress made for you. Bite the bullet, get realistic about your budget and you’ll definitely have a smoother ride.
With budget in hand, the team at Ever After Bridal Wear will be able to be your partner in making sure they don’t point you in the direction of any dress that will place pressure on your budget.
Get a handle on your body shape
This is very important. Pear, hourglass, athletic or voluptuous, it makes no difference to the fact that every woman and her body is beautiful, but, it will make a difference to how you choose the perfect wedding dress to flatter your figure. Keep in mind that if you stick to the silhouette that matches your body shape perfectly you’ll be a comfortable, confident and glowing bride.
Give yourself enough of a start
If you have the luxury of time, make the most of it. Being able to start shopping for a wedding dress at least six months ahead of the wedding is going to give you plenty time to breathe on the way to the alter looking like a princess. This is the one thing you really, really do need time for, it’ll take a weight off your shoulders in comparison to the other hundred and one details you need to see to before the big day.
Remember that hiring a designer wedding dress is de rigueur in 2020, which means that if you’re short on time you can still glide down the aisle in a designer wedding dress, looking every bit the fairy-tale princess of your dreams!
Don’t be afraid to try something different
You will, no doubt, arrive at your fittings with all your ideas of a dream wedding dress that you’ve clipped and pinned for months, but, don’t be afraid to try something that’s different to what you’d imagined or planned.
You may think you’d only look good in a ball gown but discover that an empire silhouette makes even more of a statement about your body shape than you could have imagined!
Many a bride has walked down in the aisle in a wedding dress that bears little resemblance to what she had in mind before she went a-hunting!
A comfortable bride is a dazzling bride that radiates confidence!
You’ll be spending many nervous hours in your wedding dress on the day, and to make sure that you are the epitome of confidence, the team at Ever After Bridal will introduce you to the fun of dancing a little, sitting a little and walking a little in each dress you try, to make sure you’ll dazzle all on your wedding day!
There are other little tips this team will share with you that’ll make shopping for a designer wedding dress less daunting than it may seem at first, and to inject a bit of fun and adventure into the experience that’ll last a lifetime in your memory.