Where To Find The Wedding Dress Of Your Dreams


He finally popped the question. You said ‘Yes’ and you’ve shared the news with your family and friends via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, calls, WhatsApp group chats – the works! But now, it’s time to get down to business and start planning for this special day. Honestly, is there a better place to start than finding the perfect outfits to mark the beginning of your happily ever after?

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Yes, there are definitely more important things to arrange straight away – the antenuptial contract, the venue, the photographer, videographer, caterers, florist, entertainment for the guests – and so the list continues. But, we all know there’s one part that we weigh up against more clever spending, and that’s the wedding dress. So, if you’re blinded by the white, head off on a treasure hunt at these boutiques around the city. Please note that most wedding dress stores require bookings, so be sure to contact your desired wedding dress stockist and set a date.

Cinderella’s Closet – Alberton

Your wedding day is supposed to be a fairytale come true, which is why Cinderella’s Closet offers brides-to-be only the very best when it comes to their all-important wedding dress. The studio, managed by Dianne Smith, has an incredible collection of dresses for you to choose from, no matter what style you’re looking for. They also stock Blu, Voyage and Julietta ranges from the Mori Lee group.  And, of course, there are options for the bridesmaids, the mother of the bride and flower girls. For the ultimate one-of-a-kind dress, you can get your gown custom made to your requirements.

Details: cinderellascloset.co.zacindy@cinderellascloset.co.za | 084 900 1818 | Village Square, 46 Voortrekker Road, Alberton, Johannesburg.

Bridal Manor – Pretoria

Have you had your eye on a designer wedding dress? If yes, make an appointment with the Bridal Manor in Pretoria. Brides-to-be can expect to find the best designer wedding dresses at this boutique. These include collections by Lillian West, Sweetheart, Pronovias and more! From dramatic and elegant to affordable and romantic, there’s something to suit most bride’s tastes. Bookings for wedding dress fittings are essential.

Details: bridalmanor.co.za | info@bridalmanor.co.za | 012 460 2850 | 52 Selati Street, corner Selati and Garsfontein Street, Alphen Park, Pretoria.

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De La Vida Bridal Couture – Fourways

Find the dress of your dreams at De La Vida Bridal Couture. They house amazing designs and collections from designer Rosa Clará. Just imagine yourself spending an afternoon trying on exquisite dresses from a variety of collections including Couture, Rosa Clará and Soft. If designer attire is your thing, then make sure you request your appointment and get your designer fix.

Details: delavida.co.za | info@delavida.co.za | 011 431 4304 | Unit 18, The Gantry, corner Witkoppen and The Straight Street, Fourways, Johannesburg.

Bridal Wardrobe – Birnam (Joburg) & Lynnrodene (Pretoria)

Superior customer service, exquisite wedding gowns and plenty of bridal accessories – you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience shopping for your special dress at Bridal Wardrobe. At this studio, brides will have access to the latest designer trends from across the world including stunning ranges from Enzoani such as Blue and Beautiful. And for the bridesmaids and flower girls, there’s a selection of dresses to choose from. Another bridal party one-stop venue! Bookings are essential, so request an appointment prior to your visit.

Details: bridalwardrobe.co.za | info@bridalwardrobe.co.za | Bridal Wardrobe Lynnwood Bridge (PTA): 012 348 3303 and Bridal Wardrobe Melrose Arch (JHB): 011 447 0823 |Pretoria: Shop 8, corner Lynnwood and Daventry Road, Lynnrodene, Pretoria | Johannesburg: Melrose Arch, Crescent Drive, Birnam, Johannesburg.

Amber Rain Bridal – Benoni

Whatever your style – be it sleek and simple, or extravagant and detailed – Amber Rain Bridal in Benoni is sure to have just the dress for you. The boutique doesn’t only stock gorgeous wedding dresses but also has a variety of bridesmaid dresses to ensure your bridal party is just as stylish as you are on the big day. And, for a personal touch, take your pick from the selection of veils, hair flowers, headbands, fascinators and garters in the accessories section. Contact them to make your fitting reservation.

Details: www.amberrainbridal.co.za | sc@amberrainbridalstudio.com | 082 789 4738 | Corner Ninth Avenue and Third Street, Northmead, Benoni, Johannesburg.

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The Bridal Room – Pretoria

Since your wedding dress is one of the key parts to your wedding, you’re going to travel all over the city to find ‘The One’. And no Wedding Dress Treasure Hunt is complete without a visit to The Bridal Room, in Pretoria. This studio offers collections from Oksana Mukha, Daria Karlozi, and Hadassa. You can also expect a number of new arrivals and stunning bridesmaid’s dresses in a variety of colours, styles, and lengths. Dress fittings and consultations are by booking only.

Details: www.bridalroom.co.za | pta@bridalroom.co.za | 064 757 6622 or 012 346 0955 | Corner of Justice Mohammed and Pienaar Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria.

Bridal & Tuxedo – Fourways

For the non-traditional couple, why not do your wedding attire shopping together at Bridal & Tuxedo? Brides will have a grand experience viewing and trying on dresses of all styles and silhouettes in an assortment embellishments and fabrics, while the grooms take a gander through the suits and tuxedos of all cuts and colours. You can also choose flower girl and bridesmaid dresses to suit your theme and colour scheme. To view their collection and find the dress you’ve been looking for, make a booking for your fitting.

Details: bridalandtuxedo.co.za | info@bridalandtuxedo.co.za | 011 465 3848 | Shop 11, The Pearls of Fourways, Forest Road, Lonehill, Fourways, Johannesburg.

Bride & Co – Rivonia, Pretoria & Boksburg

What is the one shop that comes to mind the moment you think “wedding dress shopping“? For us, it’s Bride & Co! You can find one of their stores in either Rivonia, Pretoria or Boksburg. Here, brides-to-be will have the opportunity to shop and admire a wide variety of styles and silhouettes for all sizes. Their wedding dress ranges include stunning wedding gowns by designers Oleg Cassini and Viola Chan, exclusively available at all Bride&co stores. And let’s not forget to mention their very own Bride&co Collection. You cane enjoy either a virtual appointment, or book a free appointment at one of their stores.

Details: brideandco.co.za

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