Tuesday, June 4, 2013

My Php 1,700 Wedding Dress

It's the wedding month again and I'm super excited for all the bride-to-be's out there. I remember the feeling when I was still preparing my own wedding four years ago. It was so much fun! So much so that I got depressed after my wedding! Hehe! Baliw much? I was just overwhelmed by the idleness that came after six months of preparation. Yes, you heard it right! The hubby and I planned our dream wedding for six months! Early planning has so many advantages, I tell you.
One of them was my P1,700 wedding dress! Mind you, this was my own design and my dream wedding dress. The DIY madness in me actually started to kick off when I was preparing my wedding. Everything in my wedding was almost DIY. And I want to share with you how my 1,700-peso dress came to be.

I have a close friend who is from Bulacan who was starting up his events planning business that time. When I told him about my wedding plans, he immediately agreed to help me out with my wedding dress. I told him I already have a design in mind, I just needed a good dressmaker/seamstress to do it. Since I'm on a very tight budget, Edel drew the design I had in mind and estimated the amount of fabric needed for my wedding gown. He knows a dressmaker in Bulacan who can make dresses well.

My gown would be made of tulle for that airy and dreamy effect. So off I went to Divisoria and spent P1,000 on tulle and chiffon for the lining. The dressmaker's fee for making the dress was only P700! And here's the dress, girls!

Sulit na sulit, diba? This is how it looked on me :) Be kind with your comments. Hehe

My wedding theme was white and gold. So gold pearls were detailed at the bust and hip lines.

I bought two chains of gold pearl necklace from Divisoria for only P40! Since the dressmaker will charge another P500 for beading work, I did it myself with the help of my friend, Dayanara (my make-up artist and hairstylist).

After the ceremony. Stress free na kasi kaya bungisngis na kami :)

For brides out there who are on a tight budget, you can do the same. Have a design on your mind, look for a good dressmaker and do exactly what I did. There are many dressmakers in Bulacan particularly along the streets where Barasoain Church is located. That's where I had my gown made.
Good luck to you, girls, and best wishes!

you can visit our wedding site for more pictures!


  1. wow i love your dress! you look like a grecian goddess!

    1. Aw...thanks for the kind words. And thank you for dropping by. Visit me again when you can ;)

  2. i can't stop myself from going back to this page :) you are very beautiful in it and i agree that you do look like a grecian goddess :) cant wait for your other blogs lerry :)

  3. I can't help myself, i keep on going back to this page :) you look so lovely in this gown and i agree you do look like a grecian goddess.. cant wait for your other blogs :)

    1. Thanks, Gica ;) I'm sure you'll look lovelier and more beautiful on your wedding day. Drop by anytime.

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