Let’s start this by saying that the team at Ever After Bridal Wear would love to welcome you into their world, to make the journey to your wedding day and the perfect wedding dress a joyful, memorable one.
These ladies know full well that shopping for a wedding dress very daunting, especially because the choice you make will be a dress you wear only once in your lifetime, on the most important day of your life.
You can have absolute assurance that these are bridal consultants that’ll do everything they can to guide you to your dream dress. Not only do they have stunning designer wedding dresses for sale in Cape Town, they’ve also made sure that you can hire these wedding dresses too, keeping up with a growing trend for brides today.
You may not want to pack away a dress you’ll never wear again just for keepsake. You may want to save money to splash out on the wedding, or, add it to the kitty for the honeymoon and new life you’ll be starting with your hubby-to-be, in any event, Ever After Bridal will support you all the way to hiring a stunning designer wedding dress!
One of the tips this team puts forward is to find and book the wedding venue before you start fittings, as this will be of great help in defining your style, what you’d like to look like and the mood you want to set on the big day in that particular setting.
The flurry of planning your wedding begins in earnest once the date having been set, and, it can either be an utter nightmare of choices and shortage of time, or, it can a journey taken at a less daunting pace when you set off from the right place.
A few basic, essential tips to keep you organised on the way to the altar:
If you sort your list into bite-sized chunks, keeping in mind which details need to be made ahead of others on the list, you’ll find that planning your wedding and developing an organised checklist will be far less stressful than it could be.
Of course, having a wedding planner is going to take all that stress off your shoulders, but that would take a lot of fun and excitement out of your journey.
Do yourself a favour and call in the troops in the form of friends and family who would love to help make personal touches to décor and other goodies along the way. This adds a lot more fun to getting a hundred-and-one things together in time.
When to start your planning is important, with one of the first things being getting the venue locked down, especially so since Cape Town is considered the most sought after place in South Africa to say ‘I do’, which means many venues are booked up well in advance.
Once your venue is sorted, you may want to get an idea of how many guests you’ll be inviting, and whether or not you need to organise transport to the venue, or to book accommodation for your guests.
Say ‘yes’ to flexibility!
Since there are two of you to tackle the important decisions to be made leading up to the wedding day, there’ll probably be a few points on which you may both have to compromise, but, keep your eye on the goal and it’ll be worth doing a bit of bargaining with each other to make it a precious day not to be forgotten!
Once you both decide on what’s most important to you on your wedding day, being flexible about the checklist will be a cinch, which is a great place to start.
Be realistic about your budget
This is a hard but very important beginning to successful wedding planning. Things will fall into place a lot easier when you do your homework to find out more or less what can spend on the ceremony and reception, from flowers to catering, photographer to DJ.
Setting your budget, as much as is possible, will set the tone for virtually everything else on your wedding day.
It’ll take research on your part, but where it comes to choosing vendors to send you quotes for their services should start with checking their references and getting recommendations for each.
You will need to add a little extra onto the budget for costs you may have missed that pop up at inconvenient times!
You’ll breathe a little easier if you allocate your time well, to stay on point as much as is possible with your wedding checklist, and remember to rope in your loved ones to help!
Ultimately, the most important thing about all of this is that you’ll be marrying the man of your dreams, if you miss a little here or there in all the planning, well, what the heck! You’ll be heading into the realm where romantic dreams come true and that’s really all that matters!