Let’s be honest, we’ve all dreamt of our very own Say Yes to the Dress moment since we were a little girl. The moment you put that special dress on turn around and look at yourself in the mirror and you just know. Well, none of this would be possible without a boutique or dress designer. So shopping for the perfect gown can be an exhilarating, exciting and, yes, overwhelming experience. But, where should you be looking? Which wedding dress designers should you go to? It can be quite tricky to figure out the first steps.
Your wedding dress will most likely also be the most stared-at, photographed piece of clothing you ever buy. No pressure!
So we are here to narrow down your choices of places to find your dream wedding dress:
Bride&co is one of South Africa’s only bridal department stores, with over 10 branches around the country. They exclusively stock high-end designers like Oleg Cassini and Viola Chan. They also have two in-house brands, Bride&co Collection and Curves which are more budget friendly.
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This small yet gorgeous boutique is found on Cavendish Street in Cape Town. The boutique stocks the likes of Maggie Sottero, Pronovias and La Sposa wedding gowns. But fret not, for the brides in Jozi, there’s a branch for you too! Popularly known for having the perfect gowns for your big day!
Cindy Ban is a well-known Cape Town-based designer who channels her passion for design into the world of bridal and evening gowns. She works from her Studio in Long Street, Cape Town. She is best known for creating luxury gowns that evoke drama and glamour of past eras whilst still maintaining a modern edge.
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White Runway offers the largest and most on-trend selection of Ready-to-Wear and Made-to-Order gowns to suit any woman. Specialising in Bridesmaid gowns, Black-Tie and Formal dresses, White Runway has become Australia’s number #1 Formal and Bridal Fashion destination and is a cult favourite among both Australian celebrities and the media fash-pack. For an international flair this is your one-stop shop.
With branches in Cape Town and Nelspruit, this boutique will have you sorted for your big day. They retail 2 collections from Enzoani, namely Blue by Enzoani and Beautiful by Enzoani, together with gowns by Maggie Sottero and Sophia Tolli.
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