Aside from your own bridal gown, getting the outfits for your bride tribe is probably one of the most stressful aspects of planning your wedding. Maybe you are lucky and have very easy going family and friends that would happily accompany you down the aisle in a black plastic bag. For the most part, this isn’t the case. Most ladies are quite particular about their outfit choices- preferring certain colours, styles, lengths and fit. Also we are all so different in appearance that finding a dress that suits everyone can be a nightmare. Each bridesmaid may have body issues requiring a longer skirt or thicker strap or or or.
Finding dresses in your wedding colour scheme can also be a mission. Especially as South African clothing shops tend to lack a wide selection of formal dresses appropriate for weddings. Even more difficult is finding attractive outfits for mother-of-the-brides, who usually want something a little bit more demure, but still in the wedding colour scheme.
This means that bride tribes usually resort to having bridesmaid and mother-of-the-bride dresses made. Custom made dresses provide you with the freedom of choosing exactly what you want- the colour, material, style and fitting them exactly to everyone’s body. The process requires some time and often a few appointments with a seamstress to development the design and allow for fittings.
We know how difficult and expensive it can be to find a trustworthy seamstress. Often a dress we envision in our mind, can turn out completely different in reality. The back and forth between the bride and the seamstress can be exhausting and thus you want to ensure that you find someone who shares your same vision.
Blushing Bride Designs have been working exclusively with the same seamstress, Marietjie for the past 4 years. We have established a great working relationship and in this time Marietjie has never let us down. On the rare occasion she has happily burnt the midnight oil to ensure that all our wedding dresses are perfect for any upcoming weddings. She has incredible vision- we are often amazed how she can transform one dress into a completely different style. She pays great attention to detail with every single little bead and stitch perfectly placed and neat. Marietjie is highly talented, friendly and affordable- we cannot say enough good things about her.
Meraki Professional Sewing Studio makes beautiful dresses for special occasions, matric farewells, bridesmaid and mother-of-the-bride. She has also makes beautiful veils and garters. The dresses below are just some examples of her recent work. Please see her advert for her contact details.