Welcome…A little bit about us

cape-town-wedding-photographers-zandri-du-preez-photography-4338Meylea Bridal helps everyday South African women realise their lifelong wedding dress dreams. We offer brides the opportunity to find the perfect wedding dress from among the finest range of quality, imported wedding gowns, available at a fraction of the cost you would pay elsewhere.

Our gowns are only available to buy.To find out more, have a look at our FAQ.

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How to order

All dresses can be ordered strictly online, click here to get more details, or alternatively, for those seeking the full bridal fitting experience, Meylea Bridal also offers one-on-one consultations at our studio in Cape Town. 

Fitting meyleabridal wedding dress cape town Here brides can fit on our in stock sample dresses to experience first-hand the quality of fabrics, dress silhouettes and styles on offer; not forgetting the impeccable workmanship of our gowns.

Send us an email if you require any further information.

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SPRING 2016 WEDDING DRESS TRENDS

For Spring 2016, our favourite bridal designers pulled out all of the stops, breaking through the conventional bridal mould and spearheading new styles that classic, romantic, and modern brides alike will adore.

Many of the new details focused on creating layers and adding dimension to the gowns. Whether it meant taking the beloved floral lace appliqué and making the blooms literally pop as three-dimensional embellishments, or experimenting with sheer skirts and full-on illusion bodices.

Overskirts, too, resurfaced as a play on popular silhouettes, creating the illusion of various shapes.The overlay or overskirt is basically the sartorial hybrid of the princess-y ball gown and the minimalist column. You have that extra layer of tulle, lace or organza to give the dress a ball gown feel, but with the slimming effect of a streamlined column or slinky slip silhouette underneath — it’s the bridal version of having your cake and eating it too.

While the sexy, open back trend isn’t going anywhere, this season, a massively plunging neckline jumps into the mix.

Last but not least, the designers gravitated towards soft details that create extra movement and fluidity. Feathers were found on a lot of gowns, whether it was at the hemline, underneath a peplum, or as a waist embellishment. Wave details, too, took hold with swirling patterns replacing the perennial brocades and florals. Tiered skirts came back in a big way with flowing layers of tulle, silk and organza creating a grand finale for many of the designers’ collections.

See below, some of Meylea Bridal’s dresses that represent these trends –

 

 

FAQ

 

  1. What are your operating hours?

Consultations / Fittings are done on Saturdays, from 9:00 – 14:00 and Wednesdays from 18:30 – 20:30. Fittings are done by appointment only.

  1. Is there a fitting fee?

R20 per dress fitted will be due at the end of the fitting.

  1. Do you sell or hire wedding dresses?

We only sell wedding dresses, so hiring any of our gowns is not an option.

  1. Are all the dresses on our website in stock?

No, we have a sample range in stock that is available for fittings. We try and keep as many different styles, with different silhouettes, material, necklines, etc to give brides the opportunity to find what she likes and what suits her best.

  1. How many people can be brought along to a fitting?

We only have enough seating for 4 in our studio, so 3-4 is a good number.

Some advice – If you bring too many along with you, it can become very confusing.

  1. Can any dress on your website be ordered?

YES, any dress from any of the online catalogues on the website can be ordered.

  1. Can a dress be ordered in a different colour to the dress in the photos?

YES, absolutely.  Dresses can be ordered in white, ivory or champagne, and in any colour on our colour chart. The colour chart is available on our website.

  1. Can I order a dress that is not on your website?

YES, if you have photos of the dress you want, those could be sent to our suppliers and they will let us know if they can or cannot make it for you.

  1. How long in advance should I come in for my first consultation to discuss my dress and how long in advance should the dress be ordered?

We would recommend coming in for your first consultation about 6-8 months before your wedding. Once your dress has been ordered, it will take about 12 weeks to complete. So, I would recommend ordering at least 16 weeks before your wedding.

  1. Do I order the dress in a standard size or with custom measurements?

We recommend custom measurements for each bride, unless you are a standard size.

  1. What happens if I lose or gain weight after the dress is ordered?

We highly recommend selecting the lace up closure if you are on a serious diet or plan to lose weight before your big day. This will allow for a change in size of a few centimetres without altering your dress. However, if a zip / buttons closure is chosen, you will have to try and keep your measurements the same. If you usually don’t lose or pick up quickly, then don’t stress, you have nothing to worry about.

  1. If a dress needs altering, do you offer this service?

We don’t have an in-house seamstress, but we have a recommended seamstress that many of our Cape Town brides have used in the past.

  1. What is the ordering process?

Please click here to see what the ordering process is.

  1. Can a dress be ordered strictly online?

YES, absolutely. Dresses can be ordered strictly online, and all you need to send us to order your dress, is the following:

  1. Dress code
  2. Measurements – See how to take your measurements here
  3. Colour
  4. Closure – lace up or zip or zip and buttons
  5. Proof of deposit payment
  1. How does payment work?

When placing the order, a 60% deposit is due and the balance is due when the dress arrives. We will send out an invoice to you with all the details you need ie. Banking details, deposit amount etc.