South Africa’s annual Bridal Expo kicks off wedding season in Cape Town on June 11th.


The Wedding Expo showcases more than 90 bridal companies, all aiming to help execute your dream wedding. From cake bakers to dress makers, venue options and caterers – all kinds of wedding suppliers will be under one roof for one weekend only.


But with thousands of women on the hunt for the perfect wedding dress, ever thought that someone else might just be holding onto your dream bridal look? One such individual is Veruschka Khan who has listed her handmade wedding dress on the site.


(You can have a look at her one of a kind beauty, here.)


After planning her entire wedding in just one month with help from Gumtree suppliers, she decided to become a supplier herself and possibly help another cash-strapped bride execute the wedding of their dreams without breaking the bank. “I was amazed at the items and services I found and how easy it was to make contact with service providers”, says Khan. “I found the most affordable things, including someone to make my cake, handmade invitations, a wedding dress maker, caterers and of course someone to assist with my décor”.


What’s more, with the money saved, the Khans were able to take a little family vacation – visiting Singapore, Thailand and Bangkok.


With almost 3 000 wedding wear listings currently available on, you can hire or buy your dream dress with just a click of a button. We’ve found the top five wedding dress listings to help you save some much needed cash this bridal season.


  1. The Avant-Garde


The woven, fitted top with feathered bottom makes this perfect for a wow-entrance or even a winter-themed, fairy tale affair.


For sale: R10k

Great Wedding Season


  1. The Princess Cut

With a detailed diamante satin top and tulle skirt, this would be the cherry on top for your perfect princess wedding. All you would need to add is a sparkly tiara.


For hire: R2.5k

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  1. The Vintage Look

Covered in lace from head to toe with an open back and buttoned detail – who says a vintage look can’t be modern-made.


For hire: negotiable

Great Wedding Season


  1. The Mermaid Marvel

Arguably, the favourite when it comes to wedding dresses as it extenuates all the right parts while creating much needed drama with the kicked-out bottom.


For sale: negotiable

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  1. The Outrageously Unusual

How about a Gatsby-themed wedding dress – embellishments, a faux fur cape, the works!


For sale: R1.5k

Great Wedding Season

From plain and simple to statement pieces, pull off your wedding look with a little help from Gumtree.

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