4 essential tips you must know in order to select the right bridal boutique for you


Last Updated on 2016-05-18 , 3:51 pm

With every fashion season, designers come up with new designs and styles in wedding gowns. As a bride, this means that you’d likely be looking at fresh-off-the-runway looks which can be confusing given the sheer number of styles you’d be staring at.

Naturally, it all comes down to selecting the right bridal boutique for the dress – the one you will be wearing as you head down your own catwalk on the day of your wedding.

Choosing a bridal boutique can be an exciting and fun task. Some boutiques are small, while others are large and offer a wide selection of trendy wedding dress styles. Still others cater to the made-to-order or customized wedding dresses.

So, how do you choose a right bridal boutique for your wedding?

1. Always Find Out As Much As You Could

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Word of mouth referrals are the best way to start with and work your way up towards shortlisting your bridal boutique of choice. Perhaps a friend or colleague might have recently tied the knot and you can ask for referrals to her boutique, especially if you have liked her wedding gown.

You can also browse online, and on this site for popular bridal boutiques in Singapore. Do get a feel of what each bridal boutique has to offer – such as price range, services and the array of styles for their wedding dresses and gowns.

This way it’s easier for you to narrow down your choice for the special day and not get overwhelmed by the assortment of bridal shops.

2. Convenience

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Of importance is the location of your shortlisted bridal boutique. Ideally, it should be conveniently located at a comfortable distance for you.

There’s a high chance that you’ll have to make multiple visits to the boutique for your wedding gowns try-ons, so you certainly do not want to choose one which is located far away.

This helps you to save time when you and your hubby commutes to the boutique each time.


3. Service Offerings & Reviews

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These days, most bridal boutiques have an online presence. If you spend some time ‘googling’ about them, it could greatly help you to have a better idea about their service offerings, as well as what their customers are saying about them.

Alternatively, you could also visit them personally and ask questions – a perfect way to get an insight into how responsive the staff members are to queries.

This important step can also help you with initial evaluation and shortlisting.


4. Should You Buy Your Wedding Stuffs Online?
These days, more and more brides in Singapore are buying their wedding items from specialised online bridal stores – they range from wedding accessories to wedding dresses.

While most brides would prefer taking a safe approach, there are others who are quite open to online shopping. For obvious reasons, local bridal boutiques may not offer much diversity plus, one could buy the same items at much lower prices from e-commerce giants such as Taobao.

Naturally, shopping online for your wedding items come with some risks. For dresses especially, you need to know your measurements well, have a good idea about the type of fabrics and which styles would best suit your body.

Taking these risks into account, some brides-to-be are actually bold enough to buy their wedding dresses and gowns online, have them shipped to the doorstep, and hire a local seamstress to do alterations on them.

It sounds like a lot of trouble, but if done right, it translates into substantial savings.