Wedding Dress Gauteng
Buy, Rent or Custom Make Wedding Dresses in Gauteng: Which is best?
Your wedding is such an important part of your wedding and you want a dress that makes you feel like a queen. You have been dreaming of your big day since you were a little girl, and have visions of floating down the aisle in your lovely dress that exudes elegance, grace and beauty. You already have an idea of what you want to wear and how it should look, and you have done your research on fabrics, colours and florists. Now all you have to do is to get that dress and with it the question: do you have a dress custom designed and made? Is it better to buy a dress from a store that sells wedding dresses in Gauteng? Or would you benefit more from renting one?
Wedding Dress Rentals
There are a lot of advantages to renting a dress – for a start it is a lot cheaper than buying one! Renting a dress will usually cost around five to ten per cent of what you will pay for a dress. In modern times it is not always the norm that the father of the bride will pay for the wedding, nor is it financially possible for some parents to do so. In addition to this, not many young couples can afford to spend large amounts of money on a wedding, and need to cut costs where possible to keep the cost manageable.
Often we wonder if spending all that money is really necessary for a dress that we will ultimately only wear once, and sometimes we have a misfortune where the dress we had made or bought suddenly does not fit or gets damaged. In these cases rental is the best option. A lot of brides may feel, however, that the dress is such an important part of the great day that they want to hold onto it as a reminder, and in some cases perhaps even pass the dress down to the daughter. A disadvantage is that you are not able to make any alterations to a rental dress.
Buying Your Dress
There are two ways that you can go here – you can buy a new dress off the peg or you can purchase a pre-owned dress. Both have their own advantages. Buying a new dress can be expensive, but going with a pre-owned dress allows you to own the dress and pay less for it. Alterations can be made to both new and pre-owned to ensure a perfect fit.
A new dress is always a pleasure to have and there is enormous pleasure in shopping for your perfect wedding dress. Bridal shops usually turn the entire fitting process into a spectacle and make the bride and family feel welcome. In addition, in some cases when the entire female wedding party is attired from the same shop, discounts may apply or freebies such as gloves or a veil thrown in!
Pre-owned dresses are usually of a high standard and can look as good as a new one without the hefty price tag. If you buy a dress, there is also the chance of reselling it, although the value reduces quite a lot once it has been worn.
Custom Made Dresses
This is usually the most expensive option but it comes with the peace of mind that the dress is designed for you, your figure and your tastes. If you lose weight in the time running up to the wedding, alterations can be made accordingly buy the same person who created the dress. You can also design your own dress and have it custom tailored by an expert.
A wedding dress is such a spectacular element of a wedding that it is very important to get it just right. You can also have certain features built into the dress that will enable it to change shape as the wedding day progresses. For instance, you can have a detachable veil or train which can be removed after the ceremony. In addition there is also the option to sell the dress once the wedding is over, so it can be quite an investment. The only drawback here is that, as it was tailored for you, it may not fit someone else very easily.
At Dreamdress Wedding Boutique we have a wide range of stunning dresses from well-known designers available for you to view. We also carry a variety of accessories and can organise your perfect wedding. We can also have a dress custom designed just for you! Speak to us today if you want to own one of the most exquisite wedding dresses in Gauteng!