Please read some of our frequently asked questions here!
Our gowns start at R13 500 and go up to R45 000. The majority of our dresses fall in the R15 000 to R30 000 range. We require a 75% down payment at the time of your order, and the remainder is due before final fitting /collection.
All of Saarahjasmins gowns (and accessories!) are crafted by our dedicated designers, and most often incorporate hand-sewn beading and details. We take great pride in our designers’ work and are confident that you’ll see the difference in quality as soon as you try on your first dress!
Yes. I do offer personalized payment arrangements.
No unfortunately not. There is a huge difference between a designer and someone who “makes dresses”.
Unfortunately , ALL Saarahjasmin’s wedding gowns and accessories are made with materials and beads supplied only by our design studio.
Yes , We do have a collection of dresses available to hire. Many of them are not listed on the website.
Yes, we specialize in custom made couture. Saarahjasmin works closely with you to create the gown of your dreams.
As we are a boutique store and specialize in custom made gowns, we have limited amounts of stock to try on. Our dresses range from size 6-12
Our production times vary , but are typically 3-6 months.
Please view our “Brides out of Cape Town” tab. It will give you all the information you need.
Typically yes, please contact me for more specific details on alterations to existing designs.
We offer a rush production service which is an additional fee (exclusive of your dress costs). The fees start at R2000.00 depending on the complexity of the garment. Please contact us with specific details so that we can provide you with a quote. Rush orders require full payment.
We have a small variety of samples in the studio however most of my gowns are available online only.
Domestic shipping usually takes 3-6 business days. During covid shipping times are uncertain. Expect your gown within 7-10 working days.
International shipping usually takes 8-10 business days. During covid shipping times are uncertain. Expect your gown within 15-30 business days.
We recommend having your wedding date and venue booked before you begin your search for a dress. It is important to have the date and location established so you can envision the wedding’s overall look, and know when your dress needs to be ready! Gowns typically take three to six months to be made, and alterations generally require one to two months. Start shopping about eight to ten months in advance to ensure you have plenty of time to make up your mind without any stress!
If your wedding is more than a year away, we recommend waiting a bit. After all, styles and tastes can change, and dresses can be discontinued. At Saarahjasmin Couture we want to make sure you start your search when you’re truly ready to say yes to the dress!
Yes, Saarahjasmin specializes in creating beautiful plus size bridal wear. Click our real bride’s section to view some of our previous brides.
Unfortunately not. Most plus size ladies require custom made designs. It’s near impossible to create base size styles that have a perfect fit.
Bring two or three people whose opinions you value most. When it comes to choosing a dress, more is not always merrier! You’ll want to bring guests who understand your true style, give supportive feedback, and will help you look your best. Hearing too many opinions can be overwhelming for even the most confident of brides, so keep the guest list short and sweet.
The first thing to know is that bridal sizing is NOT the same as normal clothing sizes! We know, we know: as if the process wasn’t complicated enough, right? Bridal gowns run significantly smaller than your regular size, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself seeing a number you’re not used to on your dress. Our sample sizes are mostly size 10. We usually have a limited selection of dresses available. If you have any concerns or questions about this – give us a call!
While we are family-friendly store children can be a distraction. In our experience, children also get bored quickly, seeing a wedding dress after wedding dress. As such, we strongly encourage you to leave the kids at home and let yourself focus on your dress hunt. If you need to bring children to your appointment, we do ask they are given a separate form of entertainment and remain seated during the appointment.