Cinderellas Closet

Wedding, Brides Maids & Flower Girl Dresses Boutique

Rock the Gown, Not a Frown!

With a lifetime of expectation and hype giving your wedding day momentum, the chances of suffering a few minor disappointments are relatively high. That is, unless you understand that no day can play out perfectly like it has done in your head. With that being said, there are a few ‘wedding hacks’ to ensure that you at least look and feel your best to deal with anything that comes your way on the special day.

Get Those ZZZ’s

There are two things that are out when it comes to bridal looks: ‘bride-zillas’ and ‘the zombie bride’. A lack of sleep will certainly lead you into the role of either one, or worse still, a frightening combination of both. The night before your wedding is not the time to be worrying about all the finicky details. It is a night to rest and truly get that beauty sleep, with everything prepared well in advance.

Fluidity Needs Fluids

To be adaptable and ready-for-anything on your day, be sure to drink plenty of water the day before and the day of. Being dehydrated will leave you looking, feeling and even interacting, well, dry! Water is also one of the best ways to combat puffiness; that includes those undesirable under-the-eye bags.

The Dress is Everything

What is true to the fantasy is that stepping out in a dress that accentuates you and makes you feel beautiful will be one of the biggest moments of your life. It is important to ensure that you have done extensive dress shopping which has led you to the perfect dress and the perfect accessories. Ensure that your dress is kept somewhere safe so that there are no mishaps before it’s your time to shine!

Looking for Bridal Gowns in Johannesburg?

Look no further! Cinderella’s Closet has a selection of exquisite wedding gowns that are sure to give you an elegant edge that suits both your budget and your own unique style. Visit their website or contact them for more info.

Picking the perfect dress for your big day

 

 

Falling in love is a magical and beautiful event. Time to start planning your big day. Every girl’s dream is trying on those stunning gowns and picking the absolutely perfect one for you! It’s been in our minds since we were little girls, time to make it a reality.

Choosing the perfect cut for you.

There are hundreds of designers, thousands of stores and piles of styles. Where to start? Start by booking that first appointment, it totally helps if they serve champagne, it’s worth celebrating. You always had that one design in mind that you loved, try that one on first and then compare all the others to that first dress. Your mind will change many times and you most likely will pick a dress you would never try out.

Our advice, try them all on, as many styles as you can, boob tube, sweet heart neck line, Ball gown, thin straps, wedding dresses with a train or even mermaid styles. Go crazy over dresses, after all you generally only get married once.

Things to remember.

All stores have rules and regulations. With such variety in dresses, dress stores normally only keep one size in each dress, allowing you to choose your wedding dress and then get it ordered or altered, remember this takes time. If a store kept all dresses in all styles for every designer it would be havoc.

Some bridal stores allow you to try on dresses by appointment only. This is professional and gives them a chance to have their full attention all on you. You are the star of the show!

More often than not sample dresses are not for sale therefore if you love a dress it may have to be ordered for you.

Do they offer more than just wedding gowns?

What better way to shop than to have all you need in one place; I call that convenient? A bridal shop with wedding dresses, flower girl dresses, bridesmaid dresses, veil’s, accessories and shoes. The world is your oyster, you can mix and match as you please. Go have a ball and try them all.

Contact Cinderella’s Closet for all your bridal needs.

If you would like to arrange a fitting, give Cinderella’s Closet a call to assist in setting up an appointment on 082 906 0366, or visit our website for additional information.

Picking a dress for your fairy-tale wedding? Let’s explore your options.

Now you are happily engaged to the man of your dreams, time to look for your wedding dress! Planning a wedding can be stressful, costly & time consuming. Picking the perfect wedding gown for your body shape & type can be daunting.

Various colours, sizes, textures, beading & lace, there are thousands & to be quite honest the style you have in mind might be the exact opposite to your final design you choose.

How to pick the right bridal store?

You want to try on as many styles as possible to figure out which dress complements your body & which to stay away from, after all it’s a huge decision & you only get married once.

It helps having a professional to assist not only with choosing your wedding dress but helping you try them on the right way with the correct veil, accessories & shoes.

Where to try on wedding dresses?

When trying on wedding dresses, bridal shower dresses or flower girl dresses, the main idea is to get all you need in one place, convenience for everyone is key! The more variety to pick from is a plus! Helpful & friendly staff always make your experience worthwhile.

 

Do they offer alterations in store?

Remember this is your special day, that wedding dress needs to fit snug & perfect. Check with the store manager if they do alterations. Once you have bought the dress, this will give you peace of mind that your dress can be altered to your liking.

 

Contact Cinderella’s Closet to arrange a fitting.

Give us a call to assist in set up an appointment on 082 906 0366, or visit our website for additional information on our variety at Cinderella’s Closet.

Cinderella’s Collection

 

Cinderella’s Closet offers you that extra pinch of fairy dust to the most enchanting day of your life. We offer gowns that fit your body shape, style, colour and budget. Falling in love can be magical. Falling in love with your wedding dress should be too. Cinderella’s Closet additionally offers bridesmaids gowns, flower girl dresses, a shoe collection and accessories.

Shoe Collection

Cinderella’s Closet aims for perfection. We want our brides to feel comfortable and look classy at the same time. We offer everything your heart desires from flat (ballet pumps) to low heel, medium-height and high heels. We stock a wide range of stylish wedding shoes that will compliment you and your wedding day. Our selection includes shoes covered with lace, satin with lace, lace with bling or stain with bling.

Accessories

Cinderella’s Closet has a large range of chic and classy bridal accessories. This includes plain veils or beaded veils which are available in hip length or cathedral length. Our bridal accessories also include elegantly waved, pearl white bride’s maid’s flower baskets, laced garnets, studded clutch bags and souvenirs for your guest.

Contact Us

We look forward to meeting you and making your dream dress come true. To view Cinderella’s Closet Collection or to find out more about Cinderella’s Closet visit our website.

It’s all about your day

Just imagine, walking down a long aisle laced with strawberry pink flowers and a soft gentle breeze blowing your shimmering white dress.

With absolute confidence and pride, you walk down the aisle where you reunite with the love of your life and best friend.

They look at you in your beautiful wedding gown and with a gleam in their eye, they know they are ready to say…YES.

We have what you need

When it comes to choosing your perfect dress, we have what you need. There is a wide selection of wedding gowns that are designed specifically to fit your needs. These are some of the dress specifications we have to offer, which include: mermaid fit and flair, A-line styles, vintage look, ball gowns, empire and fitted gowns with a soft flowy skirt.

Each dress is crafted from the high quality fabrics and laces and each dress has been elegant finishes that help your dress sparkle in sunlight. As a bridal gown supplier to Johannesburg we ensure each dress that the bride chooses, meets their every need. Which can include beaded belts, tiaras, shoes, necklaces and more.

Feeling confident

There is nothing better than walking down the aisle, feeling like the only one in the world walking towards their only one.

Having a wedding gown that makes you feel like the queen of the world is what we aim to do. We customize your dress the way you want it, to ensure you feel your absolute best on this absolutely spectacular day.

Making sure that each bride has the undivided attention that they deserve, to make sure that each bride leaves with their dream wedding dress.

Are you ready to start the best day of your life?

We are ready to help you find your perfect wedding dress and if you’re ready to choose us, contact Cinderella’s Closet at:  071 206 2776 or email us at: info@cinderellascloset.co.za. To get all the information you need for your next wedding dress.

Flower Girl Prep 101

A lot more goes into being a flower girl than may be immediately apparent. Between the walk down the aisle, the pre-wedding parties and all the general pre-wedding fuss, the flower girl is bound to be more than a bit overwhelmed. Help prep her for the wedding by following our guide and ensure that both the bride and the flower girl are happy on the big day.
Let it Become Second Nature
Start practicing ‘walking down the aisle’ well before the wedding day. The more confidence the flower girl has, and the more practice she’s had, the more comfortable she will be on the day. If she’s particularly young, try walking with her a few times to build her confidence. Then have her show you how she can do it on her own. Older flower girls should catch on more quickly, but it might take several practice sessions for the younger ones to perfect their walk and any additional actions.
Hair & Makeup
In most cases, the bridal party will have at least one day in the salon to prepare. Ask if the flower girl can go with too. Even if the stylist only brushes her hair and pretends to do some make-up, it will help her feel like a part of the whole experience. If the flower girl is wearing a ring of flowers in her hair, ensure that it is secure and won’t fall over her as she walks along.
The Rehearsal
Sometime close to the wedding day, the flower girl will likely participate in the rehearsal. She might very well be intimidated by the attention and the hype, so be sure to reassure her that it’s going to be just fine and that there’s nothing to worry about. Walk her down the aisle once or twice if she’s uncomfortable, this will help her to get into it.
Make it Fun
Lastly, have fun! It’s a joyous day after all, and no one is going to be upset if there is a mistake here and there. Reassure the flower girl that no matter what, she can’t really do much wrong. Let her know that she is special for being chosen for the role of flower girl, and that all she needs to do is her best.

Situated in Germiston, Johannesburg, Cinderella’s Closet is owned and managed by Dianne Smith. Dianne is happily married with two beautiful children, so she understands the importance of choosing the perfect ensemble for your wedding day. Contact Cinderella’s Closet for all things bridal, including flower girl dresses.

Preparing for Your Wedding Day: If the Shoe Fits…

Wedding gown? Check!

Wedding venue? Check!

Gorgeous fiancé? Big Check!

Wedding shoes? Uhm… check?!

Here comes the bride, all dressed in white… feet sore and swollen. Wait… that’s not how the song goes. Of course not. Let’s take a step back… get it? Step back? Because were talking about shoes? (Anyway weird and corny joke aside).

Let’s take a step back to the moment when you selected the gorgeous white stiletto trimmed with shiny, glittery rhinestones to complement your off-the-shoulder, Morilee Blu mermaid dress, with a sweetheart neckline. They are gorgeous aren’t they? But the question is… Are they comfortable? Chance are, not really. Choosing the right shoes for your wedding day is very important.

Let’s look at the 5 commandments for choosing wedding day shoes.

1st Commandment: “Thou shalt not pick beauty over comfort”

Comfort should be the biggest factor when choosing your wedding shoes. This is simply because, there is a big chance that you’re going to be wearing these shoes the whole day. As a bride you want everything to be perfect or as close to perfect as possible on your big day, you don’t want to appear as doing the lean-back-waddle as you limp down the aisle, and let’s not get started on the photos, awkwardly smiling for the photos as you endure foot aches. Ouch!

2nd Commandment: “Thou shalt test thy shoes”

You’ve picked your shoes and you’ve paced a few steps back and forth, but in all honesty, this is far from being sufficient. Considering the fact that you will be wearing your wedding shoes throughout the whole day. You will have to walk down the aisle, stand for the vows, take photos and still dance during the reception. The test is simple, walk in your shoes for more than just a few seconds, try walking up a flight of stairs. Walk around on different surfaces, like the grass, the carpet, the wooden floor and of course, tiles. You don’t want to slip and fall on your wedding day, now, do you? Stand for a while whilst wearing them. If you and your hubby will be doing a little dance number, practice dancing in your shoes.

3rd Commandment: “Thou shalt choose shoes that can be worn more than once”

Finding a pair of shoes that not only looks good, but feels good as well is important. Not only that, they should also be durable. Choose shoes that you can be able to wear more than once. A pair that you can still wear to other occasions after the big day.

4th Commandment: “Thou shalt account for the weather and environment”

If you choose to say I do in an outdoor ceremony, on the sand or maybe on the grass, consider the fact that there may be a possibility of rain, this equates mud. Therefore, selecting something a little more practical like a wedge over a stiletto is advisable.

 

 

 

5th Commandment: “Thy personality and Style is key”

Don’t let your personality and sense of style get lost in the whole process. Stay true to you. If you like more bling or an off-white, ivory colour rather than the traditional white; go for it. It is your day after all.

If you’re not a stiletto person try a kitten heel. On the other end of the spectrum if you’re more of a 9inch stiletto, any day, all day type of girl, go for it. Whatever type of wedding day shoes you’re looking for, the friendly representatives at Cinderella’s Closet will be able to help you select your perfect shoes.

 

Types of Wedding Dresses

Wedding dress shopping – where to begin? Firstly, as a bride-to-be, you should focus on looking like the absolute best version of yourself on your wedding day. In addition, aside from your glimmering smile and bridal glow, your dress will be the main focus.

All women have different body types, this is why it is extremely important to start off the wedding dress hunt process by grasping the various dress silhouettes – as well as which body types they suite best. Let’s have a look at the various wedding gown silhouettes below:

Ball Gown

Commonly known as the fairy tale dress, with a fitted bodice and flairs at just above the waist with a full skirt. This gown is ideal for most body types, however looks the best on pear shaped body types, as it hides the lower body. Ball gowns are not fitting for petites; the skirt may be too overwhelming on a small frame.

A-line Resembling the silhouette of an uppercase “A”, these dresses have a fitted bodice to the waist and flows to the ground. A-line gowns are ideal for all body types.

Modified A-line – The skirt of these wedding gowns fits closer to the body than traditional A-line dresses. They are fitted on the hips and bodice, gradually flaring to the hem. These wedding dresses are ideal for all body types.

Trumpet – Contoured through the body and flaring at mid-thigh, this cut is between a modified A-line and mermaid cut. Trumpet gowns are best suited for frames with small waists, such as the hourglass.

Mermaid – Fitted on the bodice from the chest to the knee, then flares out by the knee. These gowns are ideal for slim frames as well as hourglass body types who are prepared to show off their curves.

Sheath – Narrow shaped gown that flows straight down from the neckline to the hem, sheath gowns are ideal for lean framed body types. These dresses are also suitable on hourglass figures willing to show off their curves, but not on pear shaped body types as this dress with accentuate inches and could be unflattering.

If you are searching for the perfect wedding dress, visit Cinderella’s Closet for a wide range of gowns. Enquire online today for more information!

 

Don’t stress yourself out deciding who should be your bridesmaid. Your wedding day should be about you after all.

Selecting your bridesmaids is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make once you’ve said yes to your Prince Charming. Think of your bridesmaids as you A-Team, your X-Men (women), your support group. They are there to help make your journey to the alter as smooth as possible.

Do you choose your cousin? Your varsity friends? Your childhood friend that you haven’t really seen since the high school reunion? Bae’s sister? STOP! Take a deep breath. Choosing the people who will stand next to you as you say “I do” to that drop-dead handsome hunk that is your soon-to-be husband seems like a daunting task, but don’t fret, we’ll help you navigate through this important part.

The rules are simple.

Rule #1: Think twice. Ask once.

Once you have asked cousin Gertrude (or anyone else for that matter) to be your bridesmaid, then that’s it. You can’t take it back. You cannot simply change your mind. As the kids say: “No Backsies!”. It might seem like a great idea to ask all your friends, sisters and cousins the second you get that diamond on your finger, it’s not! The best thing you can do is to give yourself time. One of the questions you should ask yourself during this process is… “Will I still be close to this person 10 years from now?” And if you’re on the fence about asking someone, them rather not. Trust your instincts.

Rule #2: Honesty is the Best Policy

What role do you want your bridesmaids to play in the planning of the wedding? Are they required to buy their own bridesmaids dresses? Are they required to attend all pre-wedding day parties? Will they be going wedding dress shopping with you? If you would like to have bridesmaids that are hands-on then it’s not the best ides to choose someone who lives far. Leave out friends who are unable to commit for any reason.

Rule #3: Family Matters

Yes, mom is right. Choose your sister to be one of the bridesmaids, even if you’re not very close. The reason for this is, your sister will be in your life well past your 20-year anniversary and asking her to be part of your X-Men (women) might bring you ladies closer. If you come from a big family and can’t possibly ask all your sisters to be bridesmaids, ask some of them to be part of the wedding by having them read your favourite love poem.

Once you’ve selected, you’re A-Team, the next step will be to shop for their bridesmaids’ dresses. Contact a consultant at Cinderella’s Closet for your unique bridesmaid dresses.