I suggest u check the main forum & not the photography threads. Check out some of the bridal boutiques.. Most importantly, what others feel is gd may not be to ur liking? Why not ask frens/relatives of urs who have recently gotten married to help narrow down ur search?
thanks, u hv sign up in what circumstances ?
In exhibition or u went to the shop directly ?
we always hv a phobia to wedding exhibition, they keep pushing us to sign up that day which we didn't even hv chance to visit other bridal shop.
based on reviews in the threads by the existing brides in '04. Also by viewing some of their pix, ie PS style & the the kind of gowns they offer/MTM.
I didn't sign up at any exhibition, coz I share the same fear. Though some couples may think tt they wld get a gd/better deal when signing up at fairs. Agree tt sales ppl are such fair are rather pushy.
If u do happen to go to any wedding fair, make sure u go to one with a fashion show, so as to get an idea of how their gowns are like & view the many albums they have on display to get an idea of their PS style & quality of the photo albums.
good idea, thanks for sharing your precious points here,
jus to share wif u i've went to suntec wedding fair on monday, nothing to see, just 2 bridal shops - French Bridal and Golden Horse Awards, a wasted trip and catch a bad flu cos the aircon there is very cold.
so, what u recommend is those held by hotels is it? if i already hv a restaurant/hotel in mind, do u tink its still recommended to view the fashion show as i'm afraid they tied down the bridal shop with the hotel as a package.
I wouldn't recommend either. What's ur budget though? Maybe can give you gd recommendations with tt in mind. What i feel is tt though the basic is cheap, shd u need to top-up, the costs may come close to higher ends of the middle-range.
Hmm, yupz, those BS tt have shows in hotels are usually better? For instance, Ted Wu which just advertised in the forum.. Keep a lookout for them. BSs which have shows with hotels do not necessarily tie-up as a package. Just tt both tap on each other to have more publicity & attract more ppl to attend & hopefully sign up
My budget for BS (including photographer and car) is not exceeding $4,500. Not sure if Ted Wu is super expensive one...do u hv any good service BS to recommend ?
Hi Wong YY,
Yup, French's albums is like 90s....Jus wonder why u didn't sign with Sophia if u like it so much..is it becos they very expensive ? For Graceful Image, do u mind share wif me the price of the package u sign up?
I would highly recommend The Wedding Present & Camelia Haute Couture, even though I'm with Yvonne Creative. Of the 3, Yvonne Creative can def meet ur budget, the other 2 have nice structured gowns & gd service, though a little more pricey. Julia Wedding News would also be a gd choice, but apparently they might have upped the price of their package ever since some Taiwan star used them for their outlet in Taiwan. They have beautiful lace WGs.. Can give these few a try
I think Sophia has packages tt are def within ur budget, but I'm not too sure of Graceful Image.. Wait for YY to update u
Do u prefer dreamy organza gowns or the more grand looking duchess satin & silk satin gowns? Can recommend better if u know the kind of WG u prefer..
Ted Wu is def expensive, but he is apparently very gd with intricate embroidery. Tan Yoong & Frederick Lee are also of his range. Tan Yoong has pretty twisted tulle gowns while FL has dramatic gowns
My package is $2988 with both gowns OTR. I did MTM my WG, so i paid a top-up of $300. Very affordable even if u want to MTM. Moreover the service gets alot of praise fr existing YC BTBs. The gd thing abt YC, is the transparency between the client & coordinator, photographer, MUA & Yvonne the designer cum boss. There are no hidden costs even if u have a full-lace gown or one with lots of embellishments..
If u're finally going to pop by, can say u're recommended by Serene & u can also request to see my album (taken by Keno at a museum, botanical gardens & Scarlet hotel). They used my PS album as a sample in their studio..From there u can judge if the photography style of YC meets ur expectations.
Dun worry about ur figure, there are many difficult figures, esp the plus size ones & still are able to find the gowns they look superb in!
Agree, dun overspend on the wedding package, there are more things worth the money, esp the home..
thanks for sharing, btw, wat is MUA and wat is PS ? sorry quite alien wif the short forms use in this forum...hehe
hmmm, u mus be very photogenic, else they wun use ur album display there leh..hehe....where is Yvonne Creative ? Tanjong Pagar ?
yes yes, the home is the best place...and the impt thing is both the couple hv to give in to each other and dun quarrel too much, else becos of a wedding deteriorate relationship is not worth at all...
GI is not expensive is just that I took the more expensive package. I believe you can go and have a look. The designer is v.friendly and the package still can be negotiated. I think no harm taking a look.
BTW, GI has been around for >5years (and have taken part in many bridal show for their design so I think is good.
If you want i can go down wif you cos i like going down meeting the designer to chit chat....
Ok, next SOPHIA
Yeah at Tanjong Pagar. And do you know that the wedding gowns in TCS TV series is sponsored by them. However I don't really get to see their gown much as the ones hanging OTR is not alot. What really attract me in Sophia is the photography.
I'm not the most photogenic. Rather my album has a storyline & the locations are very unique! hahah, my photographer & Yvonne are very impressed by the efforts I put in for a photoshoot (PS)
Heehee, YY has already updated u on the short forms.
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Agree with YY tt Sophia has very gd photography, but do find tt their packages, even the basic ones rather pricey? Tt's before u do purchase more photos for the album. YC does allow negotiation for the package even before signing up, so u gotta negotiate. I didn't coz I didn't really need more stuff such as pix, didn't want to spend money on too many pix which wld usually be collecting dust after sometime..
Both Sophia & YC are at Tanjong Pagar.
Oh yes, u can try Silver Cloak, Dang, Kai too.. They have beautiful gowns with great workmanship! But of coz might exceed ur budget..
Ooops, I think I'm giving u too many to choose oredi
Most BTBs like A-line gowns too.. How about the material?
2 is in duchess satin with a grand look, 6 & 7 are more feminine, dreamy feel.
Most BSs in S'pore wld be able to do nice A-line. But u got to examine their quality with much scrutiny k? Fr far, all look beautiful.. But when u wear u need to feel very happy with the whole look even to the smallest details.
Do give Yvonne Creative, The Wedding Present, Sophia & GI a try.. Dun go try too many & get too confused
Meimei: if I like gowns like no. 6 & 7 type, which are the BS will u recommend?
WongYY: is GI gd at doing gowns like no.6 &7 that Meimei has posted on the website?
Butterflies: Have u started visiting any BS for quotation?
BTW if I will to go to BS, will they allow me to try their gowns if I am juz asking for quotation? Is it advisable for me to go down with my fiance if we are still sourcing around? My fiance is very keen in going w me and c how I look like in the gowns b4 we sign. What should we do if the BS push us to commit?
I only been to the wedding fair at suntec mentioned above.
Since wedding is a couple's thing,
i encourage u to go wif ur fiance, at least wif a guy around, we will not be impulsive to sign up, somemore ur fiance will tell u the truth and not just sales talk from the BS rite.
Remember, don't sign up immediately, make ur stand, be firm
Oh then i think it wld be better to go Yvonne Creative, The Wedding Present & Sophia. In my opinion, GI does more gowns such as in pix 6.
YY, what do u think of this?
In this case, I think GI, Sophia & YC are pretty gd at them. Do ask to try the gowns for whichever BS u go shopping at. Do not pay any deposit for any BS when u go there for the 1st time, even if they throw in lotsa freebies. If they show u black face, then u prob can give tt BS a miss..U need to exhaust ur options to make sure u make a gd choice, otherwise u might regret u placing a deposit.
Also do not place over $1k for a deposit. If they ask for tt, it means they are gunning for ur deposit, the sales ppl earn commission only fr ur deposit & not how much ur actual package is worth. So with more deposit, the more commission they earn..
okay....first cutie & Butterfiles,
GI (designer Judy) able to produce 1,2, 6 & 7. For the rest I am confident they are able to produce.being in the market for some time now, they provide value added service as they will advise if the design suits / which part of the gown can be modify to make the bride more elegent and graceful. But rest assure, they will not force you to take on their advise if you dislike.
I love GI. Judy is very careful with details and oso she is very patience.
to try the gown, I think can ask them cos most of the time many BTB are doing fitting. So to avoid disappointment, better call and ask them.
I agreed with mehmeh, signing up bridal package at wedding fair may end up paying more in the end. But I am grateful, my BS selection is guided by the higher power.
you can read my sharing in the GI thread.
Okie, hope my experience with GI can help.
Hey I dun mind going with any BTB to GI. I am always happy to accompany...
Butterflies - I signed up with Sophia and they have met my expectations so far. But they are rather pricey compared to other one stop shop. Most brides spent a bomb there but you can be assured of their gd service and quality service. Their photography is really good and their gowns are of good std as well.
I have been to GI but find that their gown quality so so and photography below average but the price is also lower.
So, it depends on the price you pay for also. I think YC is not bad too but heard that after sales service not too good.