We make brides look breath-taking on their wedding day!
Sposabella was opened in 2003 and started off in Stuttafords at Musgrave Centre. In 2009 Gayle Erasmus bought Sposabella and helped brides find their dream dress for ten years. In November 2019, the current owner, Amy Hodgson purchased Sposabella and when you visit our lovely showroom in Umhlanga, she will meet you with a welcoming smile!
We are passionate about helping brides find their dream dress and it delights us to see the end result of a happy, radiant, and Beautiful Bride!
Exclusive KZN stockist of Enzoani Beautiful Collection and Sincerity by Justin Alexander. We really want to offer our brides gorgeous dresses of quality fabric & embellishments and the latest on-trend styles at a reasonable price.
Our consultations are exclusive and we’ll be solely focused on you so that we can make every effort to assist you in finding your dream dress or customizing an existing style into your dream dress!
A letter to the future Sposabella bride…
Hello, my name is Amy and I’m the owner of Sposabella. It’s lovely to meet you and congratulations on your engagement.
I can’t wait to help you find your perfect wedding dress. But first a little bit about myself. When I was a little girl I received a beautiful blank sketchbook and I filled its pages with drawings of dresses and different outfits. I had a wild imagination and before I could start any adventure I had to have a clear idea of what my ‘character’ was wearing, and I could only move on to the adventure once I let the outfit idea into the world by drawing it. This is where my love for fashion started.
I completed my fashion and business degree cum laude from the University of Pretoria in 2016. While studying, I worked at a bridal boutique on the weekends where I really learned the ins and outs of the different fabrics, styles, and silhouettes that wedding dresses come in. After graduation, I gained valuable experience in the fashion industry working as a buyer for a number of years.
Towards the end of 2019, the opportunity arose for me to buy Sposabella. I could not let this opportunity pass and jumped at it. After spending two months travelling up and down from the Natal Midlands I moved down to Umhlanga. I have settled in well, and have even started surfing!
At Sposabella we want to help turn our bride’s dreams into reality. You have already found ‘The One’, now it is up to us to help you find the perfect dress. We are the exclusive KZN stockists of Enzoani Beautiful Collection and Sincerity by Justin Alexander.
Kindly note that the appointments below are for first-time fittings only. Second viewings are complementary & can be booked directly with your consultant via email or phone call. We regret, due to the delicate nature of wedding dresses no children under the age of 10 are allowed, please. We work strictly by appointment only and we ask for a fitting fee of R250. This is payable in advance by EFT (via Payfast) or Zapper online to confirm your booking. You can try on as many dresses as time allows, during your 1-hour fitting appointment. All the dresses on our website are in stock in the boutique. Unfortunately, we don’t offer a rental option on our gowns. Re-scheduling & refunds of fitting appointments will only be accepted 48 hours before your fitting and should be sent to email@example.com.
Phone: 066 239 3888
Address: Shop 2A, Davallen Center, 22 Davallen Avenue, La Lucia, Durban
FAQ – Frequently Ask Questions
Do I need to book a fitting? Yes, you need to book a fitting.
How can I book a fitting? You can book your fitting directly on our website under the ‘Book A Fitting’ tab. Please note this is for first fittings only. Second viewings are complementary and can be booked with Sposabella via email, call or Whatsapp.
How much does the fitting cost and how long is it? The fitting costs R250.00 for an hour. There is no limit to the number of dresses that can be tried on during this period. Complimentary refreshments are offered and a second viewing is free.
How can I pay for my fitting? Please eft or zapper the consultation fee of R250.00 within 24 hours to confirm your booking.
How long before my wedding should I come for my fitting? We recommend you come 5-8 months before your wedding. This will allow for the construction, transportation, and alteration of the dress. If your wedding is less than 5 months away we can help you with sample and pre-loved stock.
Who can I bring with to the fitting? We ask that you bring a maximum of 4 guests with you as our showroom is quite small. We regret no children.
What do I need to bring to the appointment? We recommend that you wear natural colour underwear and a strapless bra. If you have your bridal shoes, then bring them along but it’s not necessary.
What are the prices of your dresses? Our dress prices range between R10 000 and R30 000.
Do you hire out dresses? No, our dresses are not for hire.
What sizes doyou have? Dresses can be ordered between USA0-30. Our sample sizes range from USA8-10 and our plus size dresses range from USA16-18.
How do I purchase a dress? We require a 50% deposit to order a dress. This will be discussed with your consultant during your fitting.
Do you offer an alteration service? We work with an external alterations company. Their details will be provided once a dress has been purchased.
Are you an authorized retailer? Yes, Sposabella is an authorized retailer for Beautiful Enzoani and Sincerity by Justin Alexander.