Tips on what to take with when shopping for your dream wedding dress

With all the planning that goes into your wedding you’re probably going to feel little like the bride and more like an overworked slave by the time you try on your first wedding dress, but keep the faith because that’ll be the moment you can finally see yourself as a bride!

Yes it’s scary and daunting to say the least, especially if you’ve been fed too many bad-bridal-dress-shopping stories by well-meaning friends, but buck-up because the real journey to the aisle is about to start.

You will need to have a few basic ideas about styles and colours you love, silhouettes that flatter your shape and of course whether you visualise the idea of lace and all that glitters enfolding you as you glide down the aisle.

Your budget will also be discussed at your first fitting, so that you don’t fall in love with the wrong wedding dress and have your heart broken!

On to what to take with to the fittings:

An open mind

It’s important for you to realise from the outset that you’re not going to look great in at least one or two wedding dresses you try on. Don’t let that get you down, because the one for you is right there waiting for you!

Another point to keep in mind is that the preconceived idea you had about the dress you’d love might well change as you try on dresses, and that you’ll end up with a dress that never crossed your mind but that looks stunning on you!

Remember; don’t say yes to the first dress that jumps out at you! Take your time about finding the wedding dress of your dreams.


Whatever you do, make sure you wear the right underwear so that there won’t be unflattering lines spoiling the elegant lines of the dress!  Make sure that among the underwear you have a strapless bra so that you don’t have to look at straps sticking out of the dress either.

An honest support group

In the first place, make sure you don’t drag a huge entourage with you to your fittings, all the voices are going to make the experience a nightmare!  Take mom and one or two friends you can rely on to be honest during the process so that they don’t just say yes to everything, but remember, the ultimate decision is yours!


If you’re planning to wear heels on your wedding day, make sure to bring along shoes that have the same type of heels you’ll be wearing on the big day.  This is so that you don’t walk down the aisle with a dress a few centimetres too short, when it’s too late to alter it.

Hair grips/ties

If you are going to be wearing your hair up on the wedding day, make sure that you bring along something that’ll keep your hair out of the way so that you get the full effect of each dress you fit.

Now that you’re armed with the fundamentals of wedding dress shopping, contact Ever After Bridal to book your fitting among some of the most stunning designer wedding dresses available in Cape Town!

The team at Ever After Bridal has been dressing brides for over 6 years now, and nothing has dimmed their love of sharing the journey to the ultimate wedding dress!