Tips for finding the perfect traditional wedding dress

South African Traditional Wedding Dress Designs come in a variety of colours and designs, and finding the perfect traditional wedding dress can be quite difficult, but if done correctly and timeously, can be quite fun and rewarding. Here are a few tips to help you find the perfect traditional wedding dress for that special day: 



1) Budget

It is important to know your budget first before you start considering your wedding dress. The price of wedding dresses range from a few thousand rands to your very high end top dollar. Before you set out to finding your wedding dress, you will need to know how much you have available to spend on this. Your designer will guide you in terms of fabric, design and what available in your price range to help you decide on your dress. However, this must not deter your from getting the design of your choice. If your budget is limited, you can always consider for example, opting for a more affordable lace type of lace etc. Your designer will guide you with all that. 

2) Choose your colour

Traditional Wedding Colours

Decide on the colour of your dress, bearing in mind it will have to work well with your decor. Choose a colour that will work with your wedding season as well as your own style. Discuss with your wedding planner what colours will work well to blend in your decor and your traditional wedding dress.  


Cultural Wedding dresses in South Africa


3) Culture

A traditional wedding dress or wedding gown is usually determined by the culture. You may choose a Shweshwe Traditional wedding dress, which is generally accepted across all cultures. Alternatively, you may choose a specific culture eg, Venda wedding dress, Xhosa Wedding dress etc. This is largely determined by your background and how you plan to carry out your traditional wedding event. Click here to see more culture specific traditional wedding dresses. 

4) Style

Choose a style that sits perfectly with your figure. There are numerous traditional wedding dress styles available to choose from on the internet. While a particular dress may look stunning on a model, it is important to know your own body shape and what works well with it. If you are possibly pregnant, discuss this with your designer and opt for dress designs which are suitable for the growing tummy.  

5) Choose a good designer

Best Traditional Dress Designers


Because of the internet, there is a wide range of designs to choose from. The issue here is finding a good designer. Many brides have been hugely disappointed by the final result. The best way is to find the original designer of the particular dress. We have compiled a list of designers and their work for you to see what they do before you trust them with you traditional wedding dress. Click here to see some designers and their work.



6) Have your dress made well in time 

Most if not all Traditional Wedding dresses are custom made, this means they are mostly made to order. Giving your designer enough time will ensure that both you and your designer are not under pressure. You need to begin work on your dress at least 2 months before the day, and the final fitting a minimum 2 weeks before your wedding day. This will also help you in the event that you are not satisfied with your dress, you will have ample time to make alternative arrangements.