Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I would like to come for fitting. How do I book appointment?

All appointments are pre-booked. I do not accept walk-in. Each appointment is done one-to-one basis. To book a time slot, please whatsapp 8113 9501. Weekend is preferred for first fitting appointment. Weekdays are reserved for other commitment as well as confirmed clients. However, if you really cannot make it on weekend, I can discuss on case-by-case basis or schedule on the nearest public holiday. Meanwhile, do feel free to browse my on-line catalogue Private Fitting is 10 SGD/45-min slot. The fee will be credited from your order if you confirm within 7 days from the fitting date. Fit Evaluation and Alteration Consultation is 30 SGD/45-min slot. The fee will be credited from your alteration fee if you confirm within 7 days from the consultation date.

2. How early should I book a gown?

My gown booking is on first-come-first serve basis. It is for both rental and purchase order. Given the nature of wedding gown, I suggest 3 to 6 months before your required date is reasonable. This provides enough time for any alterations or tailoring if needed. However, your exploration phase can be earlier, right after you have nailed down your venue and a tentative event day schedule. The plan helps you to decide how many outfits you will need and whether you have enough time for changing. The event layout help you not to overdress. You would not want a luxe ball gown with 1-meter-long train for the venue with narrow aisle or walk-way. Or you would prefer a sparkle gown to make full use of the well-lit lighting set-up in ball room than a plain satin gown.

3. What is normal lead time to alter a gown?

It varies on the needed procedure. Some good gown just needs a strap adjustment that we can expedite within 2 hours while the “naughty” disaster requires re-design and re-construction that can take up to 3 -4 months. Don’t forget to factor in your availability for progressive fitting appointments as well. If you are generally busier, the duration takes longer. Don’t forget to take seasonality factor as well. October to Febuary are hot months for wedding; I have pre-booked order. Hence, I will advise more realistic timeline upon your request.

4. What is standard lead time to make a new gown?

Re-create (a.k.a Made-to-measurement) / Bespoke takes around 6 to 9 months normally. Express service can shorten to 1 month for limited designs. Express fee applies.

5. What is the different between Re-create and Bespoke service?

Re-create service is to make one of the ready stock gown to your measurement because the ready stock piece is either too small or too big for you. We will use the existing pattern to adjust to your size and height. Since it is newly re-created, you can add sleeve element too and it is free of charge. You can also choose any lace that you love from Bespoke service is to transform your inspiration in photo to real-life wearable gown. You are freely to mix-n-match different elements to make your dream gown. We will study your request thoroughly to advise the feasibility. Upon finalized the design, I will create a brand new pattern just for you and source out the lace that match your vision the most.

6. Do you have a fully lined wedding gown? 

I have very limited fully-lined wedding gown. It is less popular and required more “luck” to fit like a glove in the first fitting. However, I accept tailoring order for such design instead. You can try my existing sample gown to better understand my quality and select the fabric that you like.

7. What is the construction of the wedding gown?

There are many ways to construct a wedding gown. My gowns are constructed with a fitted contour bodice and various skirt (Sheath, Mermaid, A-line, Ball gown, etc.). There are average about 3-5 layers depending on design: a soft tulle outer layer – a sparkles fabric that help you glows – a shell fabric of satin – a lining fabric. Once the base shell gown is complete, I will design lace motif and hand sew them. This is where brides can express her personality. Some love dainty florals, some love bold and luxurious royal style. Some just want it plain and simple. Yet this style is most demanding as we can be slack in both material and seamline.

 8. Do you have any discount?

I have very limited fully-lined wedding gown. It is less popular and required more “luck” to fit like a glove in the first fitting. However, I accept tailoring order for such design instead. You can try my existing sample gown to better understand my quality and select the fabric that you like.

 9. How to care for wedding gown?

I will pack the gown in a convertible gown bag that is super easy for transportation. It is like carrying a suitcase on the train or bus. Gown with tulle overskirt is generally steady and you just need to open and hang it straight at home, waiting for the golden day. Satin gown requires more hard work. I will press the gown beforehand for you and you will need to steam it a bit before the day to iron out a few winkles due to transportation. For rental, you do not need to clean the gown. Just pack it (with any other accessories such as veil and petticoat) and return to me. For purchase, you can send for dry cleaning or give it a hand-wash at home. I do that all by myself. If you would like me to hand-wash and press it for you, please feel free to contact me for quotation.

 10. How to care for wedding veil?

I will press and hang the veil for your collection date. Upon receive, please make sure that it is not pressed or squashed by heavy material. Just hang again at home and ready to use for next day. For rental, just fold and return. Please don’t squeeze, squash it as it make permanent winkle on veil. For purchase, you can also hand wash, fold and keep afterward.

11I am considering buying an online gown, can you quote me for alteration?

I am sorry that I am unable to quote for alteration without knowing the exact scope of work that I will need to carry out. I can send you a price guide instead as it varies so much depending on the quality of the gown you are going to buy and how does it fit to your body. Wedding gown requires to be fitted with minimal ease while its based material such as satin are non-stretchable. It makes more challenging to nicely fit.

 12. Do you offer package with make-up and photography?

At this moment, I would like to stay focus on my expertise of making beautiful gowns as it is my commitment to deliver the best to my bride. Bride-to-be who engages me generally prefer to take the full control of her wedding planning by going a-la-carte. She will have the full suite that match her vision and assist her on the day. If you need a recommendation, I will be happy to link you up with brilliant people who I have collaborated with before. And the final choice is still yours.