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We answer all your wedding dress related questions

  • How much is a wedding dress is South Africa?

    Wedding dress prices vary from brand to brand and are dependent on the quality of the craftsmanship, fabric used and specific details on the dress. Our prices range from R 23 000 – R 55 000 with most dresses between R 25 000 – R37 000.

  • How long before the wedding should I start shopping for my wedding dress?

    Normal order lead times

    Since your wedding dress will be made on order, our normal order lead times are 12 – 16 weeks. We also require an additional 6 – 8 weeks for alterations. We highly recommend that you shop and order your dress 6 to 8 months ahead of your wedding day, to avoid any unnecessary pressure.
    Once your order has been placed with us, we will confirm the arrival date of your dress. From here, you can relax and enjoy the rest of your wedding planning journey while your wedding dress is in good hands!

    Rush Order options

    At Timeless Bridal Couture, we understand the journey you are about to embark on and that there are isolated cases where planning months ahead of the wedding might be impossible. To assist you in finding your perfect dress on time, we offer rush and super rush options at an additional cost and subject to confirmation from our suppliers.

    We encourage you to kindly contact us if you find yourself in a situation where you do not have 6 – 8 months to order your wedding dress. We will go the extra mile to accommodate you in any possible way to make sure that your wedding day remains an unforgettable experience.

  • Do I have to make an appointment to try on wedding dresses?

    Trying on wedding dresses is a special occasion. We work on an appointment basis to make sure we dedicate all our love, attention, and expertise into your fitting!

    Our intimate and exclusive bridal consultations are an hour and a half long. During your consultation you are allowed to fit as many dresses as you wish in the available time.
    You will not only get a wide selection of wedding dresses and accessories to choose from, but we will also provide you with a variety of refreshments, including a selection of tea, coffee, and sparkling wine.

    Our bridal consultants will assist you to find that perfect wedding dress. With our experience and knowledge, we will have the knack to advise and recommend dresses that will not only fit your body type and skin tone, but also your personal style.

    Please note that since we are providing you with a highly professional service and expertise, we charge a R420 consultation fee.

    After your dress fitting, you are invited to come for a complimentary follow-up to fit your favourite dress or dresses again before making your final decision.

  • How many guests can I bring along to my appointment?

    Finding your wedding dress is a once in a lifetime experience. Make sure you select only those closest to you that will enhance this experience for you. We allow 3 guests and the bride.

  • What is my wedding dress size?

    Wedding dress sizes are brand specific. We use your bust, waist, and hip measurements to determine the size we need to order from the brand specific size chart. We also consider the wedding dress style and fit before making a final decision on which size to order for you.

  • What if I lose weight closer to the wedding date?

    We have highly skilled wedding dress seamstresses who are on standby to make the necessary alterations to your wedding dress. This way we can be certain that you are utterly happy with the way your dress fit before your wedding day.

    Once your dress arrives at our studio, we will contact you to arrange your first wedding dress fitting. Your first fitting will ideally be 8 weeks before the wedding. Depending on the extent of alterations that need to be done, we will confirm the number of fittings after the first one at our studio. Your final fitting will be 2-3 weeks before your wedding day to ensure the perfect fit of your wedding dress.

  • Can wedding dresses be ordered online?

    Buyers beware! No authentic bridal brands sell their wedding dresses online. There is no substitute for the quality and designs of wedding gowns purchased through authorised wedding dress retailers like Timeless Bridal Couture. No authorised bridal retailers will sell authentic wedding dresses designed by recognised bridal brands online. For this reason, none of our wedding dresses are available for online sale, as it is prohibited by recognised bridal brands. Timeless Bridal Couture is an authorised retailer for Essense of Australia, Stella York, Madi lane, and Tiffany’s Bridal.

  • What are wedding dress styles?

    Wedding dress styles are mostly categorised into three main groups:

    Mermaid Wedding Dresses

    Mermaid wedding dresses are fitted throughout the bodice, waist and hips and flare out at the bodice. They are a great option for a bride wanting to show off her feminine curves. Read more about our mermaid wedding dress selection – Read More

    Princess Wedding Dresses

    Princess wedding dresses are typically fitted over the bodice and flows into a volumes ball gown type skirt. Read more about our princess wedding dress selection here – Read More

    A-Line Wedding Dresses

    A-line wedding dresses have fitted waistlines with a soft flared skirt. Read more about our a-line wedding dress selection here – Read More

  • What colours do wedding dresses come in?

    Most wedding dress styles are offered in more than one colour option. The colour options typically include:


    Ivory wedding dresses are a softer version of pure white. They are typically also referred to as off white and have a creamier undertone compared to traditional pure white.


    Nude wedding dresses have a nude lining under ivory lace and tulle. The nude lining creates a contrasting effect under the ivory lace which showcases the intricate details of the lace beautifully. Read more about nude wedding dresses here – Read More

    Pure White

    Pure white has a very distinctive white look. On pure white wedding dresses there are no signs of any other colour and they often appear a touch blue because of the cold undertone of the white. Traditionally, this was the most popular colour for wedding dresses, but the modern bridal landscape has changed, and ivory or nude wedding dresses are the most popular choice for modern day brides.

  • What are wedding dress trends?

    The most popular wedding dress trends are at the heart of our dress selection. We focus on fashion forward trends and cutting-edge designs to bring you the latest in bridal fashion. Our Top Trends include:

    Lace wedding dresses

    Lace wedding dresses are ever so popular! The variety of laces available have designers spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting the perfect lace for their designs. Lace simply never goes out of style and has remained a timeless classic for so any brides. Read more about our lace wedding dresses here – Read More

    Simple wedding dresses

    A simple wedding dress is an effortless style for the minimalist bride who want to make a real statement with a timeless less-is-more look! When it comes to simple wedding dresses, dress construction and quality fabric is of upmost importance to really showcase the beauty of modern-day simplicity. Read more about our simple wedding dresses here – Read More

    Beach wedding dresses

    A beach wedding dress is typically made from soft and flowy fabrics like chiffon. They tend to be slightly more informal but does not compromise on luxury and details compared to more formal wedding dresses. Read more about our beach wedding dresses here – Read More

    Nude wedding dresses

    For the bride wanting to be different and daring, a nude wedding dress is the perfect choice! Nude wedding dresses also comes in a variety of nude undertones and details. Read more about our nude wedding dresses here – Read More

    Boho wedding dresses

    Alternative and fashion forward, boho wedding dresses are perfect for the modern bride with a carefree spirit! Read more about our boho wedding dresses here – Read More

    Vintage wedding dresses

    Old Hollywood glam meets the modern bride when vintage wedding dresses take centre stage. Timeless laces, intricate beading and a touch of contrasting nudes are typically what gives that luxe vintage feel to a wedding dress. Read more about our vintage wedding dress selection here – Read More

    Classic wedding dresses

    Timeless designs simply never go out of style! If you wish to make a royal statement, a classic wedding dress is the style to go for. View our selection of classic wedding dresses here – Read More

    Sexy wedding dresses

    For the bride wanting to show her feminine figure and sultry curves, the sexy wedding dress trend is one not to be missed! Low open backs, plunging necklines and figure-hugging designs, view our selection of sexy wedding dresses here – Read More

    Long sleeve wedding dresses

    To showcases all the glam details from top to bottom, a long sleeve wedding dress may be the perfect choice! View our beautiful selection here – Read More

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