Look for the Unique in a Bridal Boutique

Gauteng is wedding venue heaven, with anything from quirky urban locations to ultra-luxury estates and vintage heritage experiences. It’s also brimming with designer wedding dress boutiques. You wouldn’t go and book a wedding venue without doing your homework, checking it out personally and even asking for referrals, so why would you choose a bridal boutique blindly? Brides must beware that many bridal boutiques have all the frills and icing of the real deal, but when you dig just a little deeper, sometimes nothing is as it should be.

Choose your bridal boutique wisely, with these four tips from Timeless Bridal Couture, an established and reputable supplier of designer wedding dresses in Gauteng:

1. What’s the deal?
Always find out whether wedding dresses are the company’s core business. Many bridal shops claim to be exclusive bridal boutiques, when in fact, they are dressmakers and retailers of a variety of evening and other special occasion dresses. You don’t want this. You want to work with someone who has weddings and wedding dresses as their main focus. A bridal shop isn’t only there to help you find the perfect dress for your special day, but to exceed all your expectations. Only a focussed professional can do this for you. It is also essential to find out how long the bridal boutique has been in operation, and seek out referrals about their services. Also, do they do anything differently? This is always refreshing, regardless of how big or small, and it’s great to be able to tell others about your unique experience with that particular bridal boutique.

2. The experience
The “perfect” designer bridal boutique means different things to different brides, and depends on what experience you’re looking for. Smaller, owner-run bridal boutiques are sure to offer you personalised service from start to finish, with a full focus on the bride and her needs. What you’re really after is a boutique that understands your needs from the get-go, and which can offer you individual time and attention. The calibre of bridal consultant is very important. Their professionalism and expertise are what you most need, so make sure that your consultant is on top of their game. Perhaps the bubbly and being able to arrange flowers for you too isn’t this bridal boutique’s thing, and why should it be – they’re there to make sure that the bride walks down the aisle in the perfect dress. We’d say that’s the best kind of bridal boutique.

3. Location
Yes, it’s important. Planning a wedding takes up a lot of time, and the last thing you need is to be driving kilometres for fittings or consultations. With the high volume of designer bridal boutiques in Gauteng, look for one that is in your area. Convenience is important while working with a bridal boutique on the most important dress of your life.

4. Stock
Most brides know which styles of wedding dresses they prefer. There are also those brides who have no idea and who will need expert guidance to find the right dress, but if you do know what type of dress you want, research which designer bridal boutiques in your area stock these. It’s always a plus to narrow down your options, as wedding dress shopping can become very overwhelming in Gauteng, very quickly.

For everything you expect and more from a bridal boutique in Gauteng, contact Timeless Bridal Couture today. You won’t regret it!