I am not the type who knew exactly what wedding gown I like. I’ve looked at different pegs and photos of designer made gowns in the internet and drool over them, but when I think of putting myself in that dress, no, it doesn’t strike my fancy. I don’t think I can handle wearing such an elaborate gown. Even if it would look good on me (ehem), it’s not me. I just knew I want to wear something that reflects who I am – and I’m just a simple girl… with big dreams. Char! :))
Kidding aside, the wedding dress is possibly one of the most important highlights of the wedding. Well actually, it’s the Bride. All eyes will be on you, so there’s definitely a pressure on the dress too! I’ve researched different local designers, looked on their past works, asked for gown prices and to my surprise – I never thought that a simple gown could cost as much as 60,000 to 250,000!! Totally crazy! And it’s just for a basic gown, if you want additional details, the price will change accordingly.
I am not comfortable on spending too much for a dress I will only wear for one day so I decided on my budget and shortlisted the designers who can work within that. I only ended up with one. See, that’s how cheap my budget was! I set lower than my maximum budget just so if I want a little more than the basic, it wouldn’t be that hard to decide since we have allotted for it anyway.
I had two options, with plain or with layered skirt. I asked to Ge choose which one he likes, and he chose the layered one. I reminded him that it would incur us additional cost and he said it’s okay, “ako naman ang titingin”.. ah-uhm ok! Hahaha!
My chosen (and the only) couture was Roxoanne Bagano, a young, promising new designer who I’ve also read many good reviews about. What I like about her is that she’s so easy to talk to, very accommodating and she listens to my requests. She’s also quick to reply to my inquiries and honest on giving her feedbacks about my pegs. Even when I kept changing my mind about what I want, she’s very patient and willing to compromise. In a span of two weeks, she was able to get my measurement and have my first fitting done. She willingly adjusts her schedule because I’m based overseas and I’m really very thankful for that. :)
I cannot comment on her work yet because I haven’t seen my final gown. I’ll give an update on that. In the meantime, here’s her sketch of my dress. And yes, I’m not wearing white. ^_^