If you’re on a tight budget, consider hiring your wedding dress

The decision about whether to hire your wedding dress might feel like it goes against the grain of all your dreams of a wedding dress that’ll make you feel and look like a princess, but does it really?

You may want to spend more of your budget on the ceremony or on your honeymoon, or to save up for the new life you’ll be starting with your Prince Charming.

The economic climate is not going to get any better than it is now, which affects the budget of every South African in every possible way, and the same applies to wedding budgets.

The differences between buying and hiring your wedding dress;

Buying your wedding dress

While designing your own wedding dress with your favourite designer is what you’ve always dreamed, there are a few things that need to be taken into account.

If you’re planning on storing the dress, you’d best set aside a lot of space and time to pack it away safely to keep it in mint condition.

If you’re intent on buying the wedding dress designed just for you, you’d best be prepared to spend a small fortune on it.

You’ll also be spending a lot more time in fittings than you would if you were hiring your wedding dress.

There’s no doubt that the time and effort that goes into all the fittings is worth it if you want to walk down the aisle in a dress that is uniquely yours, but it can add a lot more pressure to the experience than you should have to deal with.

Hiring your wedding dress

There’s absolutely no reason that any bride can’t wear a designer wedding dress just because she can’t buy it!

You may not be able to add all the frills and flounces you’d imagined your wedding dress would look like as a little girl, but you’ll be heading down the aisle in a designer wedding dress that may have seemed completely out of your reach.

Every bride dreams of wearing a designer wedding dress on her special day, and today it’s a reality for every bride.

Remember that instead of spending a fortune on your wedding dress to wear it only once, you’ll still see it beautifully reflected in your wedding video and album, which will be passed from one generation to the next.

You’ll also be spending a lot less time in fittings, which will relieve some of the stress of finding the perfect wedding dress. Another bonus that comes with hiring a wedding dress is that you’ll be able to start shopping for the accessories and shoes you plan to wear well in advance of your big day.

Choosing the right team to guide you to your dream wedding dress

If you’re planning to buy or hire a designer wedding dress in Cape Town, head for Ever After Bridal Wear for your first fitting.

You’ll know that you’re at the right place to begin the journey to your dream wedding dress when you meet this passionate, experienced team ready and willing to support you every step of the way, right up to your wedding day.

As stockists of stunning ranges by international designers such as Enzoani, Rebecca Ingram and Maggie Sottero, this team will go the extra mile to make every bride look and feel like a stunning, confident princess on her wedding day, whether you buy or hire.