Monday, October 01, 2012

How I Chose My Wedding Gown

This may sound incredibly self-centered, but the wedding dress is one of the most critical elements of a wedding. 

In preparation for my wedding, I took up modelling assignments which involved gowns. That way I killed two birds with one stone, I get to try on different types of gowns and I get paid doing it. In any case, if you're looking for a wedding gown, start looking at least 6 months before your wedding as you will need to go to different boutiques and keep on trying different styles until you figure out what is best for you. Plus, it can take a few months to be made, and will require several fitting sessions.
My shoot for Didi Az Gallery
Even though you may be certain that you want a particular style, you should still try on as many styles as you can because you will probably find that a style you have never even considered before can be flattering to your figure. 
... at the Botanical Gardens
I started out thinking that I wanted a full puffy princessey skirt... but after trying on many gowns I realised, for my figure, a simple column style gown suits me better. Do you think so too? 
My shoot for KnottingHills catalogue
(I will have all my hair up in a high bun, because I think this blah wavy hair makes me look so OLD)
I can't reveal my actual gown yet though. You will find out on my actual wedding day (Live via FB and Instagram)! I can only tell you, that it's a column style, with a chapel train and sleeveless. It will arrive in Singapore in December! Excited!

You know how they say that brides-to-be instantly know it's the ideal wedding dress the moment they put it on? It's true. I tried on many nice ones and I was thinking .. hmmm.. ok, these are my top three options... I will just pick one of them. My advice is.. don't stop there. Keep looking. When I finally tried on THE DRESS... boom! My mind was made up... no deliberation.

When you find your ideal wedding dress, BUY IT! There is always the chance that the last available dress will be sold or that the company will discontinue that particular style (oh! The Horror!). 
I paid for my wedding dress using my OCBC Cashflo Card and the payments automatically got split into 3 months... making each month's installment payment for this dress (which by the way, is interest free!) about $100 only. That's cheaper than one dinner date out! 

If you're thinking of buying an expensive wedding gown (like $1000 plus), you should seriously consider the OCBC Cashflo Card. And if you happen to purchase from one of their participating merchants, the payment will be split into 6 months, interest free. 

This card really reduces our financial constraints when it comes to paying for the wedding because it automatically helps us manage our cash flow efficiently and effortlessly. With it, I also get movie discounts, dining privileges and hassle free shopping online. :)

You can apply for this card online - here.

Oh and don't forget to take part in my online contest. 5 x $100 Robinson Gift Vouchers to be given away to my readers. Winners will be announced on my blog, on 18th Oct.

The Question is-  How would you use the OCBC Cashflo Card to finance a wedding?
Click Here to submit your answers.

Good luck!

4 comments:

  1. Oh I love it! Yes, you're right. It suits you to a T. I think the healthy skin colour makes that particular shade of white and the material very flattering too.

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  2. Anonymous3:29 am

    Yup, the column style fits you a lot better, especially since you're tall & slim (I think I saw you in person at Robinsons Centrepoint late last year!). A high bun will definitely look good with a dress style like that; more elegant IMO.

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  3. Anonymous3:28 pm

    err i think it looks like a dinner wear than a wedding gown
    way too simple and dont look elegant

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  4. Trying out consign wedding dress in preparation for your wedding day? Why not! Sounds a good idea. At least now you know what's the best dress for your special day.

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