Attention Brides In South Africa: Shopping For Your Dress, Uncertain About Wedding Plans And Wondering What The Best Thing To Do Is?

How The Recent Pandemic Is A Perfect Opportunity To Save Money On A  Designer Wedding Dress  

We are living in uncertain times in the world.
Of course you still want to have the wedding you’ve always dreamed about…
But when will it be safe to start planning again…? 

We are living in uncertain times in the world.

Of course you still want to have the wedding you’ve always dreamed about…

But when will it be safe to start planning again…? 

The covid-19 pandemic has affected a lot of weddings, perhaps even yours personally.

And that’s why I understand, especially during these times...

That the uncertainty around planning your wedding date in South Africa is a serious and legitimate concern.

Right now since social distancing was introduced...


The common advice you may have heard is:

Delay your wedding planning and wait for more clarity around the situation.


Usually, this would have been a smart move...

However in these specific circumstances, if you plan on getting married in late 2020 or even in 2021...

There is a hidden danger coming up for Brides, which no one is talking about.

But for brides who understand it is, there is also a MASSIVE opportunity to save money on your wedding dress... 

I'm going to show you how to avoid this hidden danger...

But firstly, who am I?

Hey, my name is Rose Molteno.

I am the owner of Molteno Creations, an independent international bridal label started in Cape Town, South Africa.

Over the past 10 years I have been fortunate to have made dresses for hundreds of brides in South Africa and around the world...

And since the pandemic started, I have also been in a unique position to see 'behind the curtain' how this pandemic has affected vendors in South Africa. 

More importantly, I want to explain how these changes will affect you and your wedding plans.

A friend of mine who was getting married this year had to delay her wedding at the last moment:

I want to tell you about a close friend of mine Jenna...

She's also a Cape Town bride who was planning to get married in Spring 2020...

Her and her fiance had already saved up and made a deposit on the perfect venue…

Organized her favourite live cover band... 

And even had a gorgeous cake with the couples name on it that was being made for their special day.

She was so excited for her wedding day and did such a good job with the planning.

But then covid-19 struck...

And as you can imagine...

She had to postpone EVERYTHING.

I remember she called me up in tears,

"What am I going to do? I had booked all the stuff, and even paid deposits.."

In the end she had to work out special arrangements with her venue,

And also had to announce to her guests that her wedding would need to be postponed until a further notice.

It was such an unfortunate thing to happen, which really put a sour on her special day...

And what’s even worse is many brides are facing this same struggle besides just her. 

Looking at the current situation in South Africa...

...with more than 45% of weddings being delayed now due to the pandemic...

What 'major shift' has occurred in the wedding industry? 

It has now been nearly 3 months since South Africa’s lockdown period was first announced.

While masks are still the norm, it appears that things are slowly beginning to stabilize as stores open for business again.

However, in the wedding industry…

World-wide manufacturing of wedding dresses has slowed down almost to a halt, because many engaged couples are postponing their dates.

While of course this is not the ideal situation for anyone.

Because of this pandemic, it’s also leading to...

A massive wedding chain reaction

...that will cost South African brides a fortune of time and money unless they see it coming...

You see, there is a real problem building up for brides which no one is talking about right now.

And from my experience as a wedding dress designer for the past 10 years…

I want to explain EVERYTHING for you, so you can avoid having this mess with your wedding plans. 

The terrifying reality of wedding dress shopping...

...which most brides in South Africa will not be able to avoid after the pandemic ends

Here's the crazy thing:

According to 2018 government statistics there are about 139,512 marriages registered in South Africa every year.

So in 2020 there were probably the same amount of weddings planned if not more!

Where are all those weddings going to go?

They definitely haven't vanished!

Which means we're gonna see them return with a BANG when lockdown ends...

Imagine now having to compete with over 139,512 brides to find your dream wedding dress…

Plus not to mention with all the newly engaged couples that also want to get married in 2021!

This means for many brides, just finding a high quality wedding dress is going to be a real struggle… 

The hidden opportunity to avoid this crises and actually save on your wedding dress...

...So next year your wedding is not the one getting delayed!

Starting your wedding planning next year means that you are going to be competing in a market with too much demand and limited supply.

Can you imagine not being able to find a wedding dress because boutiques are already booked months in advance?

Not to mention the constant risk that your dream dress has been taken by other brides...

And besides wedding dresses, the biggest shortage next year will be TIME...

As any real designer will tell you, the wedding dress process requires spending one-on-one time with you in order to truly understand your needs.

With so many brides, the wedding industry as we know it will simply not equipped to handle the level of demand that’s coming...

The good news, you don't have to sacrifice your dream wedding plans if you are proactive...

Here's how you can take advantage this:

You can be proactive and get your wedding shopping done earlier… (even end up paying less)

It’s no secret that your wedding dress is a big part of what makes this event so significant.

With your wedding pictures and so many people who are going to be watching you…

Of course you will want to find a wedding dress that makes you feel like a princess, makes you look slimmer and fits you perfectly. 

That’s why it may seem surprising, possibly even counter intuitive…

Instead of delaying your wedding dress shopping, the best time to start finding your wedding dress is NOW

Before all the other brides catch on to what is going to happen... 

How to save money on a designer wedding dress from Molteno...

...by starting your wedding dress shopping earlier

To help you avoid the shopping chaos of next year, I want to show you a promotion I'm starting soon...

Which will also help you save money on your dream wedding dress.

You see as wedding dress designer, these last few months have also been difficult for me…

I am very grateful though, as I have had the support of wonderful clients who said “yes” to their dream dresses and are continuing to let me make them during the covid pandemic.

But even though we're surviving, it has not been easy to support my staff and their families... 

That’s why we have decided that starting from July 20th until September 9th... 

Molteno is officially doing a discount promotion...

On our full range of designer wedding dresses!

I have to be honest with you, I don't usually do discounts...

Since our dresses are handmade in South Africa and not imported, we already have a much lower markup on our prices.

But because I know that there will be such an overwhelming amount of demand next year...

I wanted to give you the chance now to save on your dream dress during our off season.

If you know for a fact that you will be getting married eventually, this is a great opportunity to save now and avoid the craziness of trying to find your dress next year.

See why brides say 'Molteno dresses are the perfect fit to make you look more slimming while still feeling comfortable...'

Why consider Molteno Creations as a reputable wedding dress option?

While we are definitely not the biggest wedding dress business in South Africa...

I want to share with you 3 important reasons why brides choose to work with us over competitors. 

Molteno Creations dresses are made for brides who want to express their personality and be different

It’s a sad truth but most wedding dresses found in bridal boutiques are very generic...

Most big brand wedding dresses have become diluted in their uniqueness and are mass produced by the hundreds every day in Chinese factories…

Many brides don't realise most dresses boutiques stock, have to be marked up 2-3x because of import duties to get them here...

Which means you end up paying more for less quality.

Our wedding dresses are made with the softest, highest quality fabrics and with elements from the latest trends

At Molteno we believe each bride has her own flair, and your wedding dress should be comfortable as well stylish to all who see.

Our unique designs cater to the traditional bride while incorporating unexpected and playful twists, leaving her with a feeling of supreme confidence.

We make sure your dress feels completely natural while you're wearing it while still appealing to the latest styles that are sure to amaze your guests and your fiance.

Each of our dresses is also made to order, so that we can ensure it fits your body perfectly every time.

We leverage years of experience and go the extra mile to make sure you look like a true princess at your wedding

We understand that getting married is an incredibly important and meaningful milestone for every woman.

That's why as professionals we will make sure your wedding dress goes according to plan and that you are completely happy with the final outcome. 

We strive to make you feel important and heard, and help guide you to make the best decisions while giving you freedom to explore and choose what feels right for you.

It's your special day, so you deserve the best and it's our job to handle all the complexities you have nothing to worry about.