(Closed) Suggestions/advice on where to get a dress made in the Philippines?

posted 8 years ago in South East Asian
Post # 3
18 posts

Hi, did this ever work out for you? I’m considering doing something similar after finding a lovely dressmaker through the gallery of wedding dress pics on here. AMAZING designs! Though they are so amazing I’m not sure if it would work out any cheaper hehe

Post # 4
659 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i was totally going to do it, until my cousin’s designer friend quoted me $1000.

if you do this, make sure you find someone that’s really good and really knows their stuff…say monique luhliers old seamstress since she’s from cebu… lol  all i’ve seen when i go to weddings there are mediocre dresses made with ugly satin.

Post # 6
1 posts
  • Wedding: December 2011

You just have to carefully choose your designer.  This totally worked out for me, I went with a couturier (did I spell that right? lol) in Manila.  Her name is Veluz Reyes, google her name and her website will come up.  She’s also on facebook.  She does international orders and does a really good job!  Book her quick because she gets booked fast, like at least a year ahead.  I hope this helps.

Post # 7
9 posts

I agree that there are a lot of shops that offer lower prices and are willing to knock off designer gowns for you but the quality is not very good. But there are also a handful of good designers in the Philippines. I agree with the Veluz Reyes suggestion. She’s one of the in demand bridal designers now. And NinaT is right. She can get fully booked in a blink. She does excellent lace work. 

Some other good designers I’ve heard of: They are pretty much Google-able. 

Celio Abad

Veejay Floresca

Marc Rancy

Richie Ortega

Mitch Desunia

Larry Espinosa

Mel Orlina

Oliver Tolentino – He has a shop in LA and Manila. I think most if not all of his works are sewn in the Philippines. He did the gowns of 3 people i know and they were all magnificent. 


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