How to Plan Your Wedding Budget – 7 Simple Steps to Help You Get Started!

The thought of how to plan your wedding budget can be quite overwhelming! Deciding to get married is extremely exciting! It means you’ve found your soul mate and

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7 Body Types and Shapes – and the Wedding Dresses that Make Them Look Fabulous

Are you feeling just a tiny bit stressed about your upcoming wedding day? That’s normal! Most brides experience anxiety and often this can be associated with the dress.

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Booking Best Wedding Photographers – How and Who to Pick

Your wedding day is probably THE occasion you want to remember for the rest of your life. But over time you may not recall the finer details, so

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7 Unforgettable Wedding Venues in Johannesburg You Must Consider

Finding the perfect wedding venue in Johannesburg can be time-consuming and requires careful planning. For example, you have to ensure the venue isn’t too far for your local

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5 Gorgeous Plus Size Wedding Dresses for 2022

What goes on the list of your 5 top wedding priorities? In most cases, the bridal gown will feature there. Everything about the look must be perfect, right?

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Planning Honeymoons – Top 5 Tips for Best Romantic Getaway

Somewhere in the midst of all your wedding planning, you and your partner need to think about what comes after. Your honeymoon! There’s no question you should celebrate

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The Complete Guide to Being the Best Maid of Honour

Congratulations! You’ve been chosen to be the maid of honour for the bride-to-be. If this is your first time in this role, you may feel overwhelmed and stressed.

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4 Wedding Reception Alternatives to Break from Tradition

Planning your wedding can be one of the most exciting, but also stressful times of your life! So many decisions to make! What to wear, colour schemes, themes,

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Planning a Garden Wedding—The 5 Best Tips for Nature Loving Brides

Why worry about décor if you can instantly have the best possible background to your wedding photos—nature itself. And that’s only one of the benefits of having a

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What’s hot, what’s not, in 2021

Dear Bride-to-be Olivelli has them all! Maggie Sottero, Rebecca Ingram, Sottero & Midgley are taking the lead! Personalisation is big! One dress, many options because you’re unique. Think

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Make sure you buy the real thing!

Dear Bride-to-be Only Maggie Sottero Designs products that are bought directly from authorised retailers of our three brands – Maggie Sottero, Sottero & Midgley and Rebecca Ingram –

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Will my dress be ready in time for the Big Day?

Although the best bridal gowns from International Collections are all imported and take a couple of months to arrive in SA, every bride’s timetable can be accommodated! We

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2019 Bridal gown trends … find them all at Olivelli!

Olivelli owner Karen de Villiers sure keeps updated with global trends by attending expos in Europe & America and of course staying in touch with major designers.  “I

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Answers to questions that we often hear at Olivelli…

When should I buy my dress? If you are ordering a dress that you have fitted, you should ideally place your order about 7 months before your wedding

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December festivities and brides-to-be…

Somehow, the month of December makes women focus even more on their bodies! What will I wear on the special days?  Is my body beach ready?  Is my

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