Today’s agenda is Bridal Gown.
Not yet to buy but to try gowns and see what silhouette suits and complements my body type. And so I have two places to visit. Landmarks and Rosa Clara. Both are carrier of RTW bridal gowns since its my choice of how I want my gown to be. I want the “what you see is what you get” type of purchase, especially for the most important dress I’ll ever wear in my life.
First stop, LANDMARKS: Ivory and Lace
They are quite strict. No picture taking and you only get to fit 3 dresses. No exchange of choices to try on (think of a touch move concept). Their fitting room is big enough with 2 mirrors front and back and a platform but I think they should somewhat put a drama in their lightning and a little more ventilation in the room since it gets really hot once you put on the gowns considering their layers and layers of tulle.
There are many gowns available from A-line, to ball gown to mermaid etc. and mind you they’re all in style and not outdated. They also have some gowns on sale at 20% discount.
Price Range: The cheapest one I saw costs Php 14,000. Their veil has 2 types: with lace Php 5,000 and without lace Php 2,000. They can do alterations with a fee depending on the changes to be made. To reserve the gown you want you need to pay 20% down payment.
Landmarks Makati, 2nd floor, Formal wear section
Second stop, ROSA CLARA
I called prior to visiting their shop inquiring if they can accommodate a walk-in fitting and good thing is no one’s scheduled so they said yes! If you know Rosa Clara you know that it is expensive considering of course that its a Spanish bridal brand.
The first gown I tried on is DIVINE. Perfect fit! Made for me? I think so but it comes with a hefty price of Php 125,000. For that amount you get free alteration and a veil. If you have a tube top which can be a problem if you’lI have a church wedding, you can opt to buy a cover up bolero. Their price ranges from Php 20,000 minimum.
They have nice fitting rooms with good romantic lightning, platform, robe and a three way mirror. They are also more lenient here when it comes to gown fitting. No limit like that of Landmarks but I never needed it since I fell in love hard with the first gown I tried on. But still I fitted 2 more just to see other silhouettes but I keep comparing them to the first one.
I almost have the this is it feeling. But knowing that this is way way beyond our allotted budget for my wedding gown I have to let go and move on… Sad that I don’t even have a picture of this divine gown as they have a no pictures policy.
I read in some blog that its a no-no to try on a wedding gown that is way beyond your budget as if you loved it, you’ll have a hard time on choosing others as you’ll keep comparing it to the one. Oh well rookie mistake. But I know that someday, somewhere I’ll find the perfect wedding gown. The one that’s really meant for me to walk down the aisle with.
** Borrowed a few lines from one of my favorites songs – someday 🙂
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It is pretty tiring with all the big fuzz of trying on huge gowns. It somehow drains my energy. A tip though, make sure to wear a dress for your convenience in changing clothes and also a nice pair of underwear 🙂
As for the findings of what silhouette complements me: A-Line
Well I hope to find my wedding gown soon as its close to three months and still I’m not half done yet in my wedding preps!
Tired from gown fitting,