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To Custom Or To Rent

Nov 01, 2019

Sometimes, a dilemma for the bride-to-be – to custom or to rent. Be it for the wedding gown or evening gown, brides-to-be often grapple with this decision, especially when the majority deem wedding attire to be one of the most important components of this milestone in life, particularly for the fairer sex.

A lace creation
Photo courtesy of Promesse Wedding Designer

Options abound within the wedding industry, whether for the more personalised customised route or alternatively, choosing gowns off-the-rack on a rental basis. We would suggest not making a firm decision until you have had the opportunity to visit at least some wedding practitioners offering such options.

An elegant design
Photo by Steven Leong Photography, courtesy of Simply Gorgeous

A sparkly effect
Photo by Steven Leong Photography, courtesy of Jojo Bridal Design

When deliberating, do consider the following :

  • The custom-made process will typically incur more cost compared to renting.
  • Bridal salons specialising in rental would inherently have more choices of gowns for you to try.
  • A custom gown is unique and one-of-a-kind, specially designed and tailored  for you.
  • How much input you wish to have in terms of the design of the gown.
  • For those who prefer to be able to see what the final product looks like prior to making a choice, then the rental route is the way to go.
  • Those choosing to customise will have to a certain extent be able to visualise how the gowns may look based on sketches made by the designer.
  • The lead time you have available and the necessary time required by the designer to customise your gowns.
  • The budget you have set aside.
     

Lace bodice
Photo by SA Wedding Studio, courtesy of Inzpire

A ballgown
Photo by Stories.my, courtesy of Imprezz Gallery

Lovely in lilac
Photo courtesy of Emcee Bridal, by Meichi 

A sheer neckline and translucent skirt
Photo by Ooi Eric Studio, courtesy of Eleusis

A plunging back
Photo by Lovebirds.my, courtesy of Simply Gorgeous

Gown matched with a bolero
Photo by Grant Corban Weddings, courtesy of Eleena Lamat

A blush pink creation
Photo by Armadale Weddings, courtesy of Inzpire

A peekaboo back
Photo by Artiese Studios, courtesy of Emcee Bridal by Meichi

A striking blue evening ensemble
Photo by Grant Corban Weddings, courtesy of Eleena Lamat

A lovely train
Photo by Ooi Eric Studio, courtesy of Eleusis

A standout at the banquet
Photo by Stories.my, courtesy of Imprezz Gallery

Contrast of colour
Photo courtesy of Promesse Wedding Designer

Showing off the bridal gown
Photo by Steven Leong Photography, courtesy of Jojo Bridal Design

 

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