Wedding dresses in Singapore - off the peg or tailer made?

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Wedding dresses in Singapore - off the peg or tailer made?

Post by yorkshirelass » Mon, 19 Jun 2006 5:45 am

Hi,

My lovely boyfriend just proposed, and I'm very excited already - and a bit of an organisational freak!
I was wondering if anyone knows how affordable wedding dresses (and bridesmaid dresses) are in Singapore, compared to the UK?
We're moving to SG for a year in August, but I'd like to get married not long after we return to the UK, o I'd like an idea of whether its going to be a lot more affordable to get dresses in SG (or malayasia and thailand). It would be great to get cheap bridesmaid dresses so I can have more friends - at UK prices I wouldn't be able to afford to include all my close girlfriends.

Any advice on where to go and prices would be much appreicated - Thank you!

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Post by joeyleong » Mon, 19 Jun 2006 10:43 am

Congrat!!!!!

It is really something to look forward too!

It is not cheap to tailor made wedding dresses in Singapore, at least S$2000 and above from a bridal shop. Bridemaids dresses are more simple therefore cheaper. However, it is better for you to work out a budget that you want to spend on dresses, it is easiler to work according to your budget :wink:

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Post by yeow100200 » Thu, 29 Jun 2006 11:29 am

i just got married not long ago, i have ready made cloths imported from china. if you are interested and have time can recommend factories in china to try and then buy.


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Post by yeow100200 » Thu, 29 Jun 2006 11:30 am

do you need a make up artist?my wife works and trained by cosmo prof in singapore dealing with national day make up this year and brides
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Post by yorkshirelass » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 6:41 pm

Thanks for your advice guys.

I've had a look round some uk shops, and I'd like to spend around $1000 max on a dress for me (ready made presumably, rather then tailor made). It's possible to find dresses for that price in the Uk in places like Debenhams (department store).

Does anyone know if I can get a dress in SG from a shop for around that price?

We're getting married in october 2007 in England. I'll be in SG from August this year till august 2007. Basically I'm wondering whether to get my dress now or wait until I'm in SG. The department stores stop doing bridal stuff around August, so I can't really wait until I get back to the UK next year. If that makes sense!

Also, I'd really like to get dresses made for my bridesmaids. I'm thinking of a simple chinese style dress in a plain colour (satin or silk or something) as I'll need 5 in various sizes. Would it be possible to get them made for around $120-$150 each? Or am I kidding myself? I can get ready made dresses here (traditional bridesmaid style not chinese style) for around $200 each, but I'll struggle to get 5 matching in the right sizes, so tailor made would be ideal.

Thanks in advance for any help and advice.

PS I'd love a makeup artist, but we're getting married in Sheffield, England, so it's probably too far to travel for your wife!!!

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Post by micknlea » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 11:38 pm

Some of the dressmakers can be quite pricey here. However don't rule out the possibility that if you take a weekend trip or two to Thailand* or similar while you are here you may get an absolute bargain and have it made from beautiful thai silk as well...

You may find when you get here that people that you make friends with will know a good dressmaker there. Just a thought. :)

*you can get there very cheaply and if only here for a year I will bet it is on your list of to do's anyway
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Post by Em Eye » Fri, 07 Jul 2006 11:47 am

For bridesmade dresses I would suggest a trip to Hoi An, Vietnam.

I took a picture printed from the internet that was worth over US$1500 it cost me SG$60 made in silk with lining. The model wearing the dress in the picture is tall and slim, while I'm tall I'm curvey, the tailor made the dress perfectly and it fits me like a dream.

With cheap flights to Danang it really is a cheap option. I know the tailor I went to had done a few wedding dresses. But they seemed fairly simple but elegent.

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Post by Poppyc » Fri, 07 Jul 2006 5:21 pm

Hi

My sister in law had her Wedding Dress made in the UK by a local designer up until the last moment she did not think that she would wear it . It just looked home made. When she came out to see us in April she brought over remants of material that was left. She went over to Ho Chi Min and got a long halter neck dress made (It was very pale pink) It was gorgeous it was far superior to her Wedding Dress in the Uk and really really cheap. So I would go to Vietnam .

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Post by tanki » Sun, 16 Jul 2006 8:11 pm

I would also suggest browsing the various Singaporean bridal salons. You can a)buy a gown off-the-rack b)get design ideas for a tailor in Vietnam c)have your gown custom made in Singapore.

No worries about planning for your big day. I've done all of my w. planning in Singapore. Thank goodness for Skype, email and a loving mother! Best of luck!

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