Wedding dresses aren’t cheap. They never were. Adding this to the already steep costs of arranging a wedding, the amount is enough to make anyone stop and consider for a second.
As one of Singapore’s premium bridal boutiques, we love wedding dresses as much as anyone. We believe it’s one of the highlights of any wedding and a centrepiece of any girl’s dream wedding. But we also understand that not everyone, unless you belong to the family that inspired Crazy Rich Asians, has bottomless pockets. So here’s some of our favourite ways to have the most luxurious wedding dress and still save some cash.
The devil is in the details, or so they say. For wedding dresses, creating the most intricate and elaborate designs will also rack up a pretty price tag. Resisting the temptation for additional beading, using the finest silks or incorporating endless layers of additional lace can help you save plenty of dollars. These additional details will add to the cost of the dress, and also make it much more expensive to modify or alter.
These have been a staple of wedding dresses for a very long time, and for good reason. Apart from their obvious aesthetic appeal, corsets let you get a customised fit for your wedding gown, without necessarily having to go through and paying for a dozen fitting sessions. Even if you God forbid, put on a few pounds before the wedding ceremony, a corset can be easily adjusted to easily accommodate any changes in your body. Instead of demanding silhouettes, such as mermaid wedding gowns or trumpet wedding gown, a corset gown will save you money and pain.
We can claim with confidence that every woman only dreams of wearing her beautiful wedding dress once. Keeping this in mind, it’s difficult to justify spending thousands on a dress you only plan on wearing once. To address this issue, more and more bridal shops in Singapore are offering the option of wedding gown rental.
Wedding gown rental can allow you to adorn yourself with a gown that might have been out of your budget if you bought it at full retail price. Instead, you can enjoy wearing it for a fraction of its original cost.
Wedding dress rental also sidesteps the issue of what to do with your wedding dress after the ceremony. Instead of it hanging around and taking up space in your closet, you just return the gown to the bridal shop you rented it from.
Custom Wedding Gown
Getting a wedding gown custom made from scratch from a local wedding dressmaker could mean a lower total spend. Instead of buying from renowned international brands, and subsequently altering the gown, a good seamstress may be able to produce a gown just as beautiful without you having to absorb the price of the brand. At Z Wedding’s bridal boutique, our in-house seamstresses create beautiful custom designs.
Weddings are expensive, and so are wedding dresses. But that’s not to say that you have to compromise on quality. These are just some ways that you can enjoy the luxury of an exquisite wedding dress without digging too deep into your wallet.