5 things to know before renting a wedding dress in Singapore
Preparing for your wedding can be really frustrating sometimes. But choosing your wedding dress? Now that can be either really fun or really bad. As girls, we’ve probably been dreaming of our wedding dresses long before we’ve even found our perfect man. And finding the right dress can be difficult, so here are a few things you need to know before you start shopping!
1) Where is your wedding venue?
Determining your wedding venue will automatically help to remove options that are not suitable for the event. See below for examples.
Outdoor weddings – Dresses with long trains, heavy fabric material, and sleeves will not be suitable for this venue. Would recommend flowy and light material for maximum comfort.
Indoor weddings (with air-conditioning) – Most dresses would be suitable for indoor weddings.
Destination weddings in a cold country – Dresses with thin material will not be suitable unless you want to freeze in the cold! Choose one with sleeves, or have a cape.
Religious weddings – Dresses with a plunging neckline, or low back will be a big no no in a religious setting. Choose something with sleeves and a covered back for modesty.
2) Know your style, and your body type
Do you like figure hugging dresses or big ball gowns? Do you want to be a princess or a carefree bohemian bride? Do you like sleeves or no sleeves? Low back or one with an illusion? Do you like heavy and glamorous satin or do you prefer light and flowy chiffon?
These are the kind of questions you should ask yourself before doing your research online.
Here are some of the biggest questions you should ask yourself to determine the foundation of your dress:
- What is my personality? Am I adventurous? Or Conservative?
- What is my style? Am I going Bohemian? Modern? Sexy? Or simple?
- What silhouette of dress do I want? Ball gown? mermaid? trumpet? A-line?
- What is my body type? And what kind of dresses will look good on me?
Hourglass shape – You’re lucky! Most dresses will look good on you!
Pear shape – If you’re self conscious about your boot-ay, try looking for A-line and ball gown. Otherwise, FLAUNT that booty of yours with a mermaid or trumpet dress!
Rectangular shape – To give yourself a little bit more waist, go for a corseted dress. Otherwise, another good option would be a column dress to hug your body in all the right places, making it very flattering.
Apple shape – Find a dress that is narrow at the top and flares out at the waist like an A line or ball gown to help elongate your torso.
Inverted triangle shape – If you have broader shoulders and a heavier top, balance it out with a mermaid/trumpet dress. You can also show off your upper body with a plunging neckline!
Lucky for you, you can do your dress shopping at Knotz.sg where we consolidate dress designs from over 20 Bridal Studios in Singapore. Find your dream dress here and make an appointment now!
3) Start research as early as possible
The rule of thumb is to start as early as 10 months. This is because the studio will need time to make alterations and schedule fittings. Not to mention that there are also a line of other brides that have to attend to! Popular dresses will also get snatched up very early so make sure you chope it before others do!
4) Set a budget and stick to it
Off the rack dresses will usually be very affordable to rent at a price range of $300-$600. However, if you have your eyes on a designer brand, then get ready to pay up to $10,000 for a gown rental! It will always be cheaper if you get a customised package that matches your requirements. Most bridal studios are very flexible and will be able to accommodate. Just make sure you play nice!
Pro-tip! The price tag on the dress may not be the final amount. You need to bear in mind other costs associated with the dress. For example, laundry cost and alteration cost.
5) Don’t bring more than 3 people to your appointment
Too many cooks spoil the broth. If you are bringing an entourage to your gown appointment, make sure these are the people whose opinion matters to you. Find people who understands you and your style and are super supportive with your choices. It’s your wedding, so don’t let anyone tell you what you should and should not wear.
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