Post # 1
SO I’m going to Hong Kong for a fun trip with my best friend and Maid/Matron of Honor (it’s the same person) and i’m really thinking of getting a dress made in Hong Kong since I am having a hard time finding a dress here that is within my budget ($1000 and below) but looks decent without being a David’s Bridal dress that so many other people owns. I am also very into fashion so my standards for quality of fabric, details, fit, are all quite high. Since HK is already a fashion capital of the East with many wedding boutiques and excellent seamtresses I think I SHOULD have a better chance getting the dress of my dreams there. My wedding is not until Decemebr so I should have plenty of time, right?
Have anyone done this before? Any places you recommend? and what are the prices like? Do they have photos of designer dresses they can re-produce for you to try on?
Post # 3
My sister lives in Hong Kong, and she says, “Tsim Sha Tsui – Kimberley Road and Nathan Road around the Mongkok and Prince Edward MTR stations. There’s also places in central (on the island – the other places were in Kowloon) along Queen’s Rd”
Do you speak Cantonese? There might be some English speaking seamstresses, but overall it’s probably better if you have Cantonese skills (and maybe cheaper?). My sister (my MOH) was looking into it for me (I live in Seoul and went to visit her for Christmas), and she found a lot of people asking HK 75 000-100 000. She says it depends on if you get your fabric in HK or in Shenzen. She also says, “She could always go to some of the Cheongsam dressmakers and large tailors or the ones on Nathan Road and see if they make wedding dresses. It would be cheaper.”
In the end, we decided to get my dress made in Seoul since I live here and my Korean is waaaay better than my Cantonese, so we didn’t look any farther into getting the dress made in HK. However, maybe other bees have good dress connections in HK and can tell you a specific place you can go for a good deal.
Hope that helps in some way…
Post # 4
Thanks Bamm! That’s great info! Yes i do speak cantanoese so i hope it will help with the process & price!
Post # 5
If I remember correctly, Mrs. Toucan posted quite a few posts about getting her bridesmaid dresses made in Hong Kong. You might want to check those out or even private message her for some info 🙂
Post # 6
i’m not sure if you can get it cheaper in HK, but if you get it custom made then at least it will be exactly how you want it and you can get your dream dress! how exciting, keep us posted 🙂
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2018 - Ritz Carlton, Marina Del Rey
Sorry I didn’t catch this post until now. Having a high-fashion gown made in quality fabrics is not going to be that much less inexpensive in Hong Kong, I’m afraid. And the wedding gowns are generally pretty tacky and overdone there, so you’ll definitely want to bring patterns and lots of pictures to make sure you end up with something appropriate for a wedding in the U.S. That being said, you might be able to purchase a gown that’s not a “wedding gown” off-the-rack for a reasonable amount.
If you have a specific design in mind, you can bring it to Lo Wu in Shenzhen to have it made (that’s where Mrs. Toucan had her bridesmaid dresses made, and where my sister had her dress for our rehearsal dinner made). The prices will be at least half of what you’d be charged in Hong Kong, but you will need to give them very very specific directions and choose everything, from fabric to trimmings (all are available in the same mall, the Lo Wu Commercial City, where the tailors are).
Good luck! And show us pictures if you end up finding a great dress!