Post # 1
I know most of you probably won’t be able to help me since I am in Singapore but I am so upset I need to post.
We’re having a small (50 person) wedding in Singapore since we live here now and our immediate family are flying in from the US and other places. Anyway I have a very small budget and decided not to spend more than $800 on my dress. (Prices in Singapore are almost equivalent to the States when it comes to weddings)
My Mom ordered a dress for me from a place in Sri Lanka (where she lives) and when it arrived it was awful and didn’t fit me well and wasn’t sewn nicely at all! The store has agreed to refund all the money but does not want to make me a new dress as I am not there in person (which makes sense).
I had originally wanted to get a dress off the rack and be done with it but the offerings are sparse with most bridal shops here pressurising you to take up ‘packages’ which include 1 gown, 1 reception dress, make-up and photography. I don’t need all of this stuff and just want to find a simple long dress that I like.
I guess I’m just upset at having to start from scratch to find a dress. My wedding is in 4 months exactly.
Booo! to setbacks like this
Post # 3
Have you tried the internet? Places like http://www.netbride.com and other online salons will probably ship to Singapore, and once you have a dress you can take it to a seamstress where you are and get it altered to fit. You can also get dresses on eBay for very low prices.
Post # 4
If places like netbride, ebay, etc. won’t ship to Singapore, do you have any friends/family in the US who could receive packages for you and then re-ship to you in Singapore? I think you’ll have great luck if you embrace the internet world of wedding gowns!
Check out Miss Tulip’s informative post(s) on gown shopping online, and don’t underestimate retailers like J Crew and Ann Taylor, who have their own line of bridal gowns.
Here are a few more online resources:
Of course, check reviews and the Better Business Bureau before doing any business with an online retailer…. be safe about it!
Post # 5
Thanks Guys! I am nervous about ordering from online after my experience but will see what I find.
Post # 6
Check out some of the dresses for sale on this site, in the Classifieds listings; you can’t go wrong with WeddingBee readers! Your dream dress might be waiting for you there.
Post # 7
i heard on the radio about a month ago that walmart, target, sams club and costco i believe are all starting to do wedding items to help those in budget crisis. i havent looked at all the sites, but i have looked at target.com. they do have wedding dresses there, nothing completley fancy, but not ugly. and they are relatively cheap….$200at most. so check it out, it might help. good luck with everything!
Post # 8
There has to be someone in Singapore who can make you a dress within your budget! Ask around to your Vendors or Hotel Concierges for reccomendations.
Post # 9
I just did a google search for Singapore wedding dresses, and it does appear that it is either couture or wedding package there… but I also found that seamstresses who would be willing to custom make your wedding dress. I think you could get a couture style gown at a significantly cheaper price if you went that route, and you could try it on to get a custom fit.
I hope you find a solution that works for you. Please let us know what you decide!