Ever since you got engaged, you’ve probably been imagining yourself in the perfect wedding dress, right? So shopping for it is sure to be an exhilarating, exciting and, yes, overwhelming experience! But, when should you start looking? Which wedding dress designers should you go to? What happens once you’re there? It can be quite tricky to figure out the first steps. As the many bridal TV shows indicate, it is not always that easy to “say yes to the dress.”
- Figure out what your budget is before you begin looking at dresses. Once you’ve established a number in our head, you’ll be less likely to overspend once you’re at the store.
- Before you start shopping, figure out what style you’re looking for. Your venue can help you narrow that down. Do you like mermaid or ballgown? The process will go a lot smoother once you have an idea. Here are some wedding dress styles to consider.
- Finally, choose your shopping mates wisely! Bring either your mom or a trusted friend when you dress shop, but limit your entourage to two or three people. Too many opinions can make your dress shopping experience unnecessarily confusing.
But the question remains, where to go? We’ve listed some of our favourite wedding dress designers in South Africa to help you get inspired!