I have alot of suggestions! LOL!
Bustier can have different "necklines"
- my personal faves,
1. Assymetrical (one side higher before it dips to normal decency). This is good if you have broad straight shoulders- softens to less angular look.
2. Sweetheart (soft not the sharp V-dip at cleavage)
3. V-dip (can use sheer material for V-dip at cleavage... peek-a-boo!)
4. Gentle curve (classic)
Can have different "detailing"
1. Lace applique (easy, cheaper than full lace)
2. Hand-painted (must see SKILL!)
3. Hand embroidered (must see SKILL! Designer draws outline and the best send to India et al for actual sewing... I think abit rushed for you?)
4. Machine embroidered (difference is the pattern more standardised but looks good too)
5. Beading (must see SKILL!)
6. Or special patterns of tulle, organza etc sewn on. Some can be soft, some can be wired at edges to hold the form.
1. Empire line just under bust. Emphasises bust, for already busty can look abit too much. Or, you can have your detailing along this "empire line" and still define your waist with the follwing,
2. V-shape waist (slimming, abit "older style")
4. No waist would be A-line panels from top of bustier to skirt hem. Taller look but hard to "see" where the waist is, if you get what I mean.
Material (can mix top and bottom, or organza layered over satin, or duchess satin cut out at parts and replaced with lace)
1. Duchess satin more formal, regal
2. Organza, tulle this type more floaty
3. Lace can be abit ageing
Request to try each of the above, see which you like, then mix and match into your dream gown, check with designer if it all gels together.
1. check with Hotel. Mine has it. Some FOC, some charge.
2. check with Photographer. Some have videography and have montage services which means they probably know where to rent projector.
1. Try www.tdragoncards.com
(or something like that) they have a showroom at City Hall vicinity, convenient. You only need printer 3 mths before banquet. (1.5 mths to discuss and cock-up if any. 0.5 mth to write invits, 1 mth to send and RSVP.)
2. You might want to do list first and hunt down names, addresses, contacts (esp. relatives!)
1. Groom's shirts can try Vanda at 3rd flr above Cold Storage at Holland Village. $55 for shirt. They do cheongsam & suits if you want, no idea how much, how good.