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The customised option may be right for you if you’ve always dreamt of having a custom-made wedding dress Singapore built for you or if you can’t find one anywhere else! My Bridal Room offers consultations to discuss your ideal wedding gown vision.

For today’s contemporary bride, there are exquisite laces in a range of colours to match your skin tone, as well as opulent and delicate embroidery, stunning satins, crepes, and silks. Every stitch is made in our workroom above our bridal studio in Singapore by skilled bridal gown seamstresses utilising couture and hand finishing techniques from the toile to the final custom wedding dress.

We provide our brides with one-of-a-kind personalised wedding gowns. Every bride aspires to wear a bridal boutique custom-made wedding dress in Singapore. For whatever reason, having a wedding gown uniquely tailored to your taste might be alluring. The bride’s specifications are considered while creating a personalised bridal gown. Having a custom-made wedding gown in Singapore is time-consuming, but the end product is well worth the effort.

Why choose My Bridal Room?

It’s a delight to create wedding gowns since we know how much joy we provide to our brides. We are motivated by a desire to produce work of the highest standard and originality. We promise the brides that they may choose whatever type of gown they want, with no restrictions.

Using only the finest materials and cutting-edge techniques, we want to create stunning bridal gowns that are one-of-a-kind. Our brides should be the ones to draw attention to them. Our ladies’ styles are reflected in their wedding gowns, which are made to order.

Custom-made gowns are the speciality of a seamstress. As new fashion trends emerge, there is a growing need for custom-made apparel. Our handmade wedding dresses are meant to express a fresh mood. Our goal is to create one-of-a-kind gowns for weddings that will make the brides feel beautiful and confident. To us, creating a distinctive and jaw-dropping wedding dress that offers happiness and an incredible feeling of accomplishment is what drives us.

It doesn’t have to be expensive to choose a dress from My Bridal Room!

When contemplating a custom-made wedding dress in Singapore, you’ll also be concerned about the expense. Until our designer has had a chance to talk to you about your thoughts and vision for your gown, it’s impossible to provide a definitive response to this question. You can get a complimentary consultation so we can talk about your wedding dress one-on-one and so that you can see our selection. The price of your wedding gown is determined by the fabric, style, and decorations you choose.

My Bridal Room offers a professional custom-made Wedding Dress Singapore Service.

When you design a personalised wedding dress, you embark on a voyage of discovery. The bride and the designer must work together to develop an original design. We’ve drawn a rough drawing and are ready to select fabrics, ribbons, and other embellishments for the final product.

The next step is taking detailed measurements. It is possible to create a fake cloth that looks quite similar. A series of toile fittings create the final pattern. Next, the dresses are cut using their final materials, all handmade. The clothing is transformed into a work of art by us. Please contact us if you have any questions!

You have dreamt about your perfect wedding for years and you want it to be the most amazing day of your life. But having your dream wedding doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune! Lucky for you, we have 8 cost saving tips to help you stretch every dollar without compromising on the wedding of your dreams! 

Of course, this means you’ll have some extra budget to splurge on your honeymoon, home renovation or simply to save as you build a new life together as a married couple. So why wouldn’t you read on? Let’s dive right in!

 

1 – Pick A Date During Off-Peak Season

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According to an article in Her World, March, May, June, July, September, November and December are typically the most popular months for weddings in Singapore. Repetitive dates such as 10 Oct, or 11 Nov – 10.10, 11.11, etc etc – are also considered hot dates, which is going to make them more highly sought-after amongst couples!

 

You’ll be surprised to know that some venues may even offer special promotions for weddings during the off-peak season – which is a great way for you to save some bucks!

2 – Consider Other Days of The Week

Since rates for wedding venues are more expensive for weekends, consider going for a weekday night or, even better, afternoon for your wedding. Going down this route, you can save up hundreds of dollars off for your venue, F&B and other wedding vendors such as photographers, videographers, emcees and more! This option makes even more sense if you’re planning for a smaller and more intimate party.

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3 – Don’t Feel Shy About Borrowing Things 

Some items that you need for your wedding are only going to be used once – so it’s actually a great idea to ask your friends and relatives if they can lend you some of these items instead of spending your money and time to source them from scratch! One such category of items that are great for borrowing are decorative items like photo frames, plushies, lights, candles and signages.

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4 – DIY is The Way to Go!

One way to add your personal touch to your wedding and save a few bucks at the same time is to DIY a few items. It’s becoming commonplace for couples to design their own wedding invitations, produce and edit their video montages, pen down guest names for each reception table, or prepare other decorative elements for their wedding! 

 

It’s truly a great way to showcase your fun and unique personality that your guests will surely love!  

5 – Hold Your Reception at a Restaurant or a Cafe! 

Instead of a hotel as a wedding venue, why not hold your wedding reception in a restaurant or cafe? This option is getting more popular amongst couples too as they look for more memorable and creative concepts for their wedding celebration. The venue and F&B cost are likely to be lower too, while you can still enjoy beautiful settings and ambience on your special day with the food that you and your guests love! 

6 – Rent Your Wedding Gown and Accessories

Renting a wedding gown is a great option for brides to get the gown of their dreams at a fraction of the cost! Whether you prefer a fairy and princess-like dress, or a more elegant and sophisticated one, you can definitely get one that suits your style from the many bridal shops around Singapore like My Bridal Room

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On top of gown rentals, bridal shops usually provide accessories that you can rent like necklaces, bracelets, earrings and hair pieces, providing another great way to save and stretch your wedding budget!

7 – Go Digital!

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Taking advantage of technology is another creative and efficient way to help couples reduce wedding expenses.

 

For example, instead of sourcing and paying for physical wedding invitations or save-the-date cards, many couples now just create a wedding website (for free!) or use e-invites via email to extend their invitations to their guests and them with the details of the wedding. Guests can simply RSVP through the website as well for easier tracking!

 

In fact, this option will probably only gain popularity going forward as people become more conscious about the environment. Plus, you won’t have the risk of your invite getting lost in the mail!

8 – Repurpose Your Flowers and Decor

For many couples who choose to have their ROM in the morning and their wedding reception in the afternoon or night time, using some of the wedding decor for both occasions is actually a great option when it comes to saving money!

 

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For example, the floral arrangements that you use for your church wedding can also be used again for table decorations at your guests’ tables during the reception.Similarly, your bridesmaids’  bouquets from the earlier event will still look great at the reception table during your lunch or dinner banquet.  

 

We hope we’ve given you some great cost-saving ideas for your upcoming wedding! For more free resources and helpful articles for your wedding planning, visit My Bridal Room’s blog. 

 

My Bridal Room offers a range of pre-wedding services, such as photography, videography, hair and makeup services, and gown rental! Contact us for a non-obligatory quote and we’re happy to assist you with your planning. 

 

In our previous blog articles, we have discussed many aspects of wedding planning – including creating a wedding checklist, choosing your bridal package, shortlisting your wedding party, curating your guest list, etc. 

 

Depending on the scale of your wedding, the planning process may take more than a year! In Singapore, wedding venues are normally booked around one year in advance, with many other aspects that can be overwhelming and stressful for some couples. With their own busy careers and schedules to top it all off, the bride and groom-to-be may not have the time to do all of these tasks themselves.

 

This is where a wedding planner comes in. A professional wedding planner is an expert who will make sure your wedding goes smoothly according to your vision. So what exactly is their role, and under what circumstances would you need to hire one? Continue reading  to find out!

 

What Does a Wedding Planner Do?

 

In a nutshell, a wedding planner pretty much handles everything for a couple when it comes to the wedding process –  from making recommendations on venues, bridal shops, entertainment, etc and feedback on their choices, reminding them of various deadlines, making sure everything falls within the budget and timeline while coordinating between the couple and the vendors.

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Here’s a quick list to sum up what a wedding planner does:

  • Recommending venues, caterers, florists, bridal boutiques, photographers, entertainment, solemnizers and other vendors according to your wedding theme and requirements
  • Creating and going through your wedding programme and checklist
  • Sending out the wedding invitations and managing the RSVP list
  • Reviewing all agreements and contracts with vendors on the couple’s behalf
  • Accompanying the bride and groom for dress fittings, food tastings and other rehearsals for the wedding
  • Planning for the wedding rehearsal
  • Providing support and solutions for any unexpected events or changes that may occur

 

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If you’re wondering if you should hire a wedding planner to help out for your big day, here are some questions to ask yourself to help speed up your decision-making process:

1 – Do you have the budget?

 

According to research online, the average cost of engaging a wedding planner is around $3,000 to $5,000. While the amount may vary depending on the scope and scale of your wedding, this will be a good benchmark when it comes to figuring out if your wedding budget can cover the cost..

 

2 – How busy are your schedules?

 

One of the most common reasons for couples to engage a wedding planner is not having the time to plan the wedding themselves. For such an important day of your lives, it’s understandable that each couple wants their wedding to be as perfect as possible. 


If both you and your fiance have demanding work commitments (or are simply workaholics), travel frequently or are often tied up with work on weekends, hiring a wedding planner may be an ideal solution to get things done.. 

 

3 – How hands-on do you want to be in your wedding planning process?

 

For some couples,the entire process of researching and planning their wedding can be an enjoyable experience. Others may not feel the same way and want things to be done as quickly and efficiently as possible. If you belong to the latter category, then getting a wedding planner might be the right answer for you. 

 

Professional wedding planners know exactly what questions to ask, be in the know when it comes to finding reasonable prices for the different services that you need (and thus, be able to negotiate and get you a better quote), and offer recommendations and ideas that you may not think of, based on their years of experience. 

 

This way, a couple can leave (most of) the work to their wedding planner, allowing them to focus on enjoying what matters most – safe in the knowledge that their ideal plans for their big day are in great hands!

 

For more free resources and helpful articles for your wedding planning, visit My Bridal Room’s blog. 

 

My Bridal Room offers a range of pre-wedding services, such as photography, videography, hair and makeup services, and gown rental! Contact us for a non-obligatory quote and we’re happy to assist you with your planning. 

 

 

 

When we hear about newly-engaged couples planning for their big day, we often only think about the wedding banquet. However, in order to make your marriage legal, you need to register your marriage under the Registry of Marriage (ROM) in Singapore, and this is also an important part of your wedding planning process!

 

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Depending on individual preferences, you may wish to register your marriage on the same day as your wedding reception or choose to ROM first and host their wedding banquet at a later date. 

 

Whichever you choose to do, keep reading to find out everything you need to know about planning for your ROM in Singapore!

 

1 – Decide on the venue

When it comes to hosting the solemnization ceremony, couples have two options: either at the ROM office, or at an outside venue of their choice.

 

The first option is definitely the most cost-efficient and fuss-free if you prefer saying your ‘I dos’ in the presence of a small group of family and friends (max 8 guests, including your witnesses and your wedding vendors).

 

Picking the second option offers more flexibility as you can choose to hold your solemnisation at a restaurant, hotel, park, or any other preferred venue. You can also invite more family and friends!

 

2 – Choose a solemnizer

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Another important decision you need to make is choosing your solemnizer. As he/she will be officiating your marriage, some couples do have preferences when it comes to choosing one. For example, what language do you want your ROM to be conducted in? How serious or lighthearted would you like the ceremony to be? Different solemnizers have different styleswhen it comes to conducting the marriage ceremony, so it’s a good idea to spend some time online doing your research, or getting recommendations from friends and family.

 

From there, you may contact the solemnizer to ask about his/her availability on your preferred ROM date, and confirm with them when you decide to engage their services.

 

Do remember that a solemnizer is a volunteer – and he/she is taking time out of their schedule to officiate at your wedding.  Therefore, appoint someone from your wedding party to host or take care of the solemnizer while he/she is at the ceremony to make sure he/she knows where to go. Do be punctual as to not let them wait around for too long and extend your gratitude and appreciation at the end of the event. Do remember to prepare a stipend i.e. an ang pow or a suitable gift for your solemnizer.

 

If you are holding your ROM at an outside venue, you must also get your solemnizer to sign a consent form, which you will need to bring for your appointment at the ROM office.

 

Here’s a list of licensed solemnizers in Singapore for your convenience!

 

3 – File a Notice of Marriage online

After making the above two decisions, you can proceed to file a notice of marriage online here.

 

You can file your notice up to 1 year in advance or 1 month before the date at the latest.

 

Check out this helpful calendar tool from ROM to find out when you should file your notice of marriage.

 

Before filing, make sure you have these documents ready:

  • Credit card (CashCard or NETS only at ROM).
  • NRIC (for citizens and SPRs) or Passports (for foreigners) of the groom, bride and 2 witnesses above 21 years old.
  • Consent form signed by your solemnizer (if solemnization is taking place away from ROM).
  • Printed copy of the payment receipt and ‘Summary of Notice of Marriage’ at the end of online filing.

 

Make sure you double check the dates and both your names before you file. Once it’s submitted, you will receive a Summary of Notice of Marriage and a proof of your successful filling. 

 

4 – Visit the ROM Office for verification of documents/Statutory Declaration

Once you successfully file your notice of marriage online, you will be allocated a date and time to go to the ROM office for verification of your documents and to make your statutory declaration. 

 

For this appointment, you and your spouse need to be present. Don’t forget to bring the Summary of Notice of Marriage, your identification and a copy of both your witnesses’ ICs. 

 

The process here is straightforward as the officer needs to verify both your identities. At the same time, both of you will recite the marriage oath in front of the officer. 

 

If you’re having your ROM at an outside venue, you will be given a set of documents, which you will need to bring and sign on your actual day in front of the solemnizer and your witnesses.

 

5 – And it’s your actual ROM day!

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And finally your big day is here! This is a momentous day as this will be the day you are legally married under Singapore law. 

 

Since you have made all your preparations, all you need to do is prepare yourself and look amazing on your wedding day! Bring along your ICs, wedding bands (if you have them) and of course – the set of marriage documents that you’ve been given. 

 

Happy planning!

 

For more free resources and helpful articles for your wedding planning, visit My Bridal Room’s blog. 

 

My Bridal Room offers a range of pre-wedding services, such as photography, videography, hair and makeup services, and gown rental! Contact us for a non-obligatory quote and we’re happy to assist you with your planning. 

 

Planning for your big day can be stressful, but having the right people by your side to support you can lift a lot of that burden off your shoulders and make the whole process more enjoyable.

 

Your wedding party won’t just be involved in every aspect of planning for your dream wedding, but importantly, they will be right there with you as you recite your vows and celebrate the most important day of your life. Therefore, your wedding party should consist of your closest family members and best friends. 

 

Who should you include in your wedding party and what does each role entail? Read on as we spill all the deets to help you get started!

 

Here’s a helpful list of roles to include in your wedding party and our suggestions on who should fill them: 

 

  • Maid of Honour

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A Maid of Honour is the bride’s right-hand woman and has the biggest role in assisting the bride throughout the whole wedding planning process and on the big day itself. These duties may include: choosing the bridesmaids’ dresses, accompanying the bride for dress fittings, organising the bachelorette party, planning the gatecrash, and being the point of contact on the wedding day to coordinate with the wedding venue, F&B providers and everything else the bride may need help with! Most brides usually choose a sibling or best friend for this role.

  • Bridesmaids

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Bridesmaids, colloquially known as the bride’s sisters or jie-mei in Mandarin, are the brides’ entourage- who also play a big role in making sure everything goes smoothly on the bride’s wedding day. They are usually the bride’s close friends or relatives. Usually under the leadership of the Maid of Honour, bridesmaids often help out in organising the bride’s bachelorette party and planning for the gatecrash. On the big day itself, they usually help with ushering guests to their seats, manning the reception table, handing out wedding favours, coordinating photo-taking for the guests, as well as other miscellaneous tasks.

  • Best Man / Best Woman

The best man or best woman fulfills the maid of honour role for the groom. Similarly, this person is usually filled by the groom’s best friend or closest sibling. In many weddings, the best man and maid of honour are also expected to deliver speeches during the wedding reception. He/she also helps out with the wedding planning and attends to everything else the groom may need throughout the big day.

  • Groomsmen

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The groom’s entourage, also known as the brothers, often take on similar duties as the sisters. They help with the wedding planning, decorating the wedding car and planning for the groom’s bachelor party. On the wedding day, they usually double up as ushers to direct guests to the right seats and coordinate the photo-taking as the couple goes from table to table during the reception. Both groomsmen and bridesmaids stand by the groom and bride’s side during the wedding ceremony.

  • The Groom and Bride’s Parents

Good old mums and dads of the couple (or whoever is standing in for them) play an integral role on the wedding day. They sit together with the bride and groom during the wedding reception as well as by the couple’s side at the wedding ceremony.Typically, the parents serve as the witnesses as the couple exchange their vows and sign the wedding registry, and at some weddings, fathers of the bride or groom deliver speeches too. They usually welcome guests at the wedding reception and are part of the party that thanks everyone for coming at the end.

  • Flower Girl

Flower girls walk down the aisle ahead of the wedding couple,spreading flower petals as they go. This whimsical role is usually filled by nieces and other young relatives or even the daughters of friends. 

  • Ring Bearer

The ring bearer’s job is to carry the couple’s wedding rings down the aisle during the wedding ceremony. Just like the flower girl, this can be a really cute and fun role to assign! Many couples often appoint a younger relative such as their nephew, cousin for this. In some unique cases, some couples even opt for a family pet!

  • Officiant or Solemniser

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Whether the exchange of vows takes place at a religious venue, a fancy restaurant or even in an office at the Registry of Marriages, an officiant or solemniser is needed to witness and validate your union, and to sign the marriage license. You can view the full list of licensed solemnisers on the Registry of Marriages’ website before approaching the one of your choice.

 

Ultimately, remember that it’s YOUR wedding day, who your wedding party comprises of, and what they need to do is entirely up to you. Some couples might prefer not to have bridesmaids or groomsmen, while others may have more specific roles included in their wedding party. In short, there’s no right or wrong way to go about it. 

 

Whatever you decide, make the most of your wedding celebration because it’s going to be a-once-in-a-lifetime-occasion. Most important of all, remember to have fun! 

 

For more free resources and helpful articles for your wedding planning, visit My Bridal Room’s blog. 

 

My Bridal Room offers a range of pre-wedding services, such as photography, videography, hair and makeup services, and gown rental! Contact us for a non-obligatory quote and we’re happy to assist you with your planning. 

 

 Congratulations, you are engaged! A very exciting journey soon follows : your wedding preparation! 

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Covid-19 may have put a dampener on some of our grand plans for overseas travel, and maybe even your original dreams of an overseas pre-wedding photo shoot. While you may feel dismayed and upset at these disruptions, we are here to offer up some consolation – a local pre-wedding shoot is still a great option!

 

A pre-wedding shoot is a rare opportunity to dress up and look your best, capture stunning photos against sweeping landscapes with the love of your life, and best of all, immortalize that moment in time with memories for a lifetime. Many couples also use photos captured from their pre-wedding shoot in their decor or wedding programming such as their wedding montage, so while they can be pricey, a pre-wedding shoot is also an investment.

 

We’ve put together this guide to planning for a smooth and enjoyable pre-wedding shoot!

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1. Do research!

 

It would be unwise to assume that once you book your photographer and decide on your locations, the work is done! In fact, it is only the beginning – most photographers often want to know if you have any specific preferences for your photoshoot, such as a theme, any props you will bring, if you wish to highlight any specific part of your relationship, etc. This will all contribute towards a smooth photoshoot day where you and your photographer are on the same page.

 

But before that even happens, you have to first find a photographer! It’s common nowadays to browse the portfolios of many wedding photographers on Instagram, and directly message them on the platform to find out their rates and availability. You can also pick from many compilations online, such as this list on Singapore Brides. Most photographers also specialize in certain styles of photography ranging from casual and natural to quirky or glamorous! Pinterest is a good resource for doing research on which style you would prefer for your shoot – you can browse through many catalogues from different photographers all at once at your own convenience before shortlisting one or a few styles to explore!

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2. Have a contingency plan

 

While you can prepare everything and hope that the day will go well, there are certain things which are out of your control. Many pre-wedding shoots are in an outdoor setting with a scenic backdrop, so a lot of it depends on the weather conditions on the day. We live in Singapore, which is notorious for unpredictable weather as well as sudden thundery showers. To circumvent this, discuss with your photographer to have a back-up plan which is preferably an indoor location, so that weather will not affect the outcome of your shoot!

 

For example, if you are planning to visit Coney Island for some dreamy scenic photos, consider switching locations to the waterfall at Jewel, or even to the Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay for the best of both worlds – beautiful flowers, greenery and a waterfall backdrop!

 

Also, consider the month(s) to take your pre-wedding pictures – you can try to get around the rainy weather by avoiding the months of November to January when the monsoon season hits. To be safe, you can try shooting in May to July, which are equivalent to Singapore’s ‘summer’ months!

 

 

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3. Take steps to look your best!

 

 

While your photographer and makeup artist will do their best to make you look your prettiest on the day itself, it would still be very helpful to ramp up your beauty regime in the weeks coming to the shoot.

 

To improve your complexion, consider using face masks diligently in the days leading up to the shoot. If you intend to also go for a facial beforehand, do take note to have it done at least a couple of days to a few weeks before the actual day itself in case you have any angry red spots right after the facial. Having enough rest and sleep the night before is also critical to ensure you do not have dark eye circles or greyish looking skin. Lastly, staying hydrated by taking in sufficient fluids and avoiding too much salt intake will also help your skin to look fresher and more healthy! Depending on whether you are expecting to take any close up shots of your hands (and your engagement ring), you can also have a manicure done so that those pictures will look even more amazing!

 

Also, if your actual day package includes a makeup trial, ask if your makeup artist would be willing to ‘use’ the trial for your pre-wedding shoot day, so you can save some moolah while still looking beautiful! It’s a great way to also get that ‘preview’ of your look on your actual wedding day, to avoid any surprises.

 

4. Comfort is key

 

Unlike how picture-perfect your pre-wedding shots will look, the shoot itself can be anything but. Imagine humid weather conditions and the relentless sun beating down on you – it can be a real test of endurance! However, you can take steps to ensure you get through your shoot smoothly with maximum comfort.

 

Firstly, if your shoot involves multiple locations, consider driving or renting a car for that day. It will help so much in saving time to book transport during the shoot duration, which could eat into your photographer’s precious time that you’re paying for! Secondly, to all brides, do opt for comfortable footwear such as white sneakers or flats, which will probably be hidden under your dress anyway and will allow you to walk through uneven terrain, or for long stretches with ease. For any shots which do reveal your footwear, you can bring along your heels and put it on just for those short periods. Lastly and most importantly, pack light and yet bring along some essentials – don’t forget your trusty insect repellent, wet wipes, emergency touch-up makeup, a portable fan and a bottle of drinking water.

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5. Have fun!

 

When all is said and done, you’ll definitely look your best and take beautiful photos with genuine emotion, if you’re actually having fun and enjoying the process! Practise posing with your partner, finding your good angles and just looking forward to your pre-wedding shoot day together. Consider reminiscing about your time together as a couple, asking yourself questions such as what made you first fall in love with each other, who made the first move, how was your first date, and more questions like this to rekindle those sweet emotions and memories. This will really put you in the mood and ensure the most natural, beautiful pictures to last a lifetime.

 

My Bridal Room offers a range of pre-wedding services, such as photography, videography, hair and makeup services, and gown rental! Contact us for a non-obligatory quote and we’re happy to assist you with your planning.

 

 

You’ve envisioned walking down the aisle in the perfect wedding dress ever since you were a little girl. Now that the moment is here and you’re ready to turn your dream into reality, the question is: should you buy or rent your wedding dress?

For a bride, the most exciting part of your wedding planning journey is, undoubtedly, choosing your wedding dress.

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Continue reading this article as we break down the pros and cons of buying vs renting a wedding dress, and we hope that by the end of it, you’ll be able to make your decision with peace of mind!

Why You Should Buy Your Wedding Dress:

1 – You have the budget for it!

According to a Seedly article, the cost of buying a wedding dress in Singapore starts from $4,800 onwards. With that figure in mind, your wedding dress will be one of your bigger ticket items in your wedding budget (among the many other expenses to take into account) when you’re deciding between buying and renting.

 

However, if you do have the budget and this is something you don’t mind spending more on, go get it, girl!

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2 – No restrictions!

The great thing about buying your own wedding dress is that it will be yours and yours only. And because of that, you’ll get to customize and tailor every little detail to your taste. Many brides prefer to be involved in the whole process – which you can definitely experience since you’ll be working very closely with the designer or the bridal shop to create your perfect wedding dress!

 

3 – Time is on your side

If you’re customizing and buying your wedding dress, you will have to confirm with the designer at least 6 months in advance. Depending on the style and the designer that you work with, it may take even longer. It’s always best to start looking way ahead of your wedding day if you’re thinking of buying your wedding dress.

 

4 – A keepsake from your special day – or maybe your future daughter’s!

Your wedding day is the most important day of your life, and you want to be able to keep your dress to remind you of your special day. Many brides also dream that one day, they might be able to pass down their dress to their future children. If you’re the sentimental type and this idea appeals to you, then buying is definitely the right option!

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One thing to keep in mind is that storage and maintenance is important since most wedding dresses are thick and bulky. Also, you will need to keep it for a long period of time as you will most likely not wear it again. So make sure you have enough space in your home to keep your beloved wedding dress in pristine condition.

Why You Should Rent Your Wedding Dress:

1 – It’s a lot more budget friendly

Renting a dress will definitely cost a fraction of actually buying one. Also, packages from bridal shops usually include up to 3 dresses (on top of photography, videography and other services), so the actual wedding gown rental cost is very affordable. Rentals usually cover accessories (like tiaras, hair clips, necklaces, bracelets etc) to complement your look, so you don’t have to worry about sourcing and buying matching accessories separately.

 

With these savings, you can use your budget to splash out for more lavish wedding expenses – or put that extra cash for a more memorable honeymoon!

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2 – You have a wider selection of designs to choose from

Contrary to what you may think, renting a dress does not mean you’ll have a limited pool of designs to choose from. In fact, you’ll still be spoilt for choice! We recently wrote about different wedding dress styles and how to choose the perfect one for you here.

And don’t worry, even when you’re renting a dress, you can still do fittings and make alterations to ensure that your dress fits your body type and size perfectly.

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3 – Storage problems, be gone!

Renting your dress is definitely a more practical option as you don’t have to worry about dry-cleaning, maintaining and storing your wedding dress after your big day. Simply return it to the shop, and that’s it!

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Not keeping the actual dress doesn’t make it any less sentimental as you will have all the photos and videos of yourself in that stunning dress that were taken on your special day.

4 – The process is a lot quicker

Another advantage of renting your wedding dress is that the process is much quicker. Of course, we’d advise you to make a gown-viewing appointment with your bridal shop as soon as possible, but if you’re not the fussy type, you can confirm your dress of choice just a few weeks in advance of your wedding day.

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Now that you know the pros and cons of buying vs renting your wedding dress, it’s important to remember that at the end of the day, there is no right or wrong answer to this question. Every bride is different and this is a personal decision that you should base on your budget, timeline, preferences and practicality.

No matter what you decide – simply enjoy the process as you’re going through this once-in-a-lifetime experience with the person that you’ll spend the rest of your life with!

Choosing the right bridal shop would also really help you make your planning easier, fuss-free and more enjoyable! At My Bridal Room, we provide a “one-stop experience” that has in-house designed gowns, photography, and make-up services.

Find out our wedding gown collections at http://mybridalroom.com/services/gowns/ and our current promotions at http://mybridalroom.com/eventspromo-2/ 

 

Without a doubt, a photographer is an important part of any wedding celebration. It is however, even more important that there’s a connection between a couple and their photographer. That’s why we want you to get to know Sam Lai, lead photographer and founder of My Bridal Room.

 

Sam’s the one who will break down barriers and create a window of understanding amongst friends and family, as his photos provide a glimpse of the deep connection and love that you and your partner hold for each other.

 

How long has Sam been doing wedding photography?

From the young age of 18, Sam has been in the photography industry. It might be argued that he started even earlier, having been exposed to the fine art of wedding photography by his father who owned a photo gallery and bridal studio. Quite naturally, he has a keen eye for capturing moments that matter. However, his finely honed skills were developed over years of creating and refining unique techniques that allow him to capture intimate moments with his signature flair of grandeur.

 

 

What’s unique about Sam as a wedding photographer?

As a kid, Sam wasn’t a student of books, he would rather experience what the world had in store for him. His mother thought that at such an impressionable young age, some discipline would do him good and insisted he become an apprentice at his father’s bridal studio.

 

 

 

Coming out of school also meant that when Photoshop was first released in 1990, it was not readily taught to him. Instead he took it upon himself to keep up with technology and trends, got a Photoshop 101 manual and learned on the go instead.

 

It could only be his natural flair, keen eye and dogged determination that eventually set him on the path of success. Not one to shy away from a challenge, Sam also understood the added advantage of having a holistic understanding of the bridal journey, which led him to set up My Bridal Room while staying true to his passion in photography.

 

What is working with Sam like?

Despite holding his work to the highest standard, it is his down-to-earth personality that allows him to form a trusted connection with his subjects.

 

On more than one occasion, Sam was met with couples who arrived on set in a foul mood, angry at each other and filled with negative energy. This would have been a challenging situation to handle if not for Sam’s affable and warm nature. He took the time to speak to the couples, dissipating the tension. The result was photos that were able to encapsulate the love that shone through despite their differences, focusing on what really mattered. Everyone was all smiles by the end of the shoot as well!

 

Perhaps it is Sam’s appreciation for beauty in its most natural form that his photos are able to capture a certain je ne sais quoi while still putting warmth, love and sincerity center-stage.

 

Check out Sam’s Instagram page for more examples of his amazing work. If you would like to speak to Sam about wedding photography packages, contact us today for a non-obligatory quote. My Bridal Room offers a wide range of services from your ROM day to pre-wedding photography and actual day photography and videography.

 

With all the different components of a wedding, we know it can be a lot to prepare for. Reach out to our friendly and dedicated team who will be able to guide you through each step. In addition to photography, My Bridal Room also provides all-inclusive packages that include gowns, makeup and other planning services. Our goal is to help make your dream wedding become a reality with ease!

 

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