Friday, March 04, 2011

bridal studio


in singapore, most brides will prefer to sign a package with a bridal studio so that (almost) everything can be catered for, fuss-free. on our second day of scouting around, we made a rather quick decision and signed a contract with Bridal De Couture, on the spot without going home to deliberate (this is very unlike us, i think). Agnes's persuasion skills were excellent and BDC gave us a very good deal, because we were friends with elvin and lixin. (check out the cute couple here - they were our super Em-cees for the night and everyone loved them!) however, when PP and I were still preparing for our marriage, our wedding date had to be pushed back due to unforeseen (but ordained by God) circumstances. Alas! we had already signed our wedding package.

Fortunately, our dear coordinator Agnes, told us that we could put our package on hold for 5 years (!!!).


Bridal De Couture

45, Tras Street, Singapore 078984


tel: 6223 0638


Agnes was our overall coordinator. Looking back, if there is any reason why I would go back to BDC again, it would have to be for Agnes. She has a motherly touch to her, and is very patient and professional. i have learnt over the months that no matter which bridal studio i go to, it matters very much to:

1) Be very clear in my mind what i want

2) Be very clear in expressing what i want and help the other party, as far as possible, to understand my needs.

Although i was quite fussy and hesitant in expressing myself (in chinese!), Agnes would always do her best to cater to my demands. thank YOU, agnes!


there were two main things that PP and i were looking out for in a package. firstly, the made-to- measure gowns, and secondly, the photos. it was important to us that the photos and the gowns turn out well, but of course, we also had a budget constraint. Thank God! looking back, it all worked out well and fell into place. the gowns were ideal, and we really love the photos taken by Calvin (Xiao-Hu), the photographer :)

Calvin was a great wedding photographer. I say so because a good photographer would not just capture the shot, but be able to create the positive atmosphere for the couple and he did it excellently! a very funny person! it was raining on that day (spot the plastic bag in the photo -__-) but we had a great great time :) see our recounts here and here.

Calvin was quick - he seldom needed us to stay in one pose for a long time. he was also very flexible, because we showed him the "feel" of the kind of pictures we wanted and he caught on almost immediately. This was what made him professional. It was not just about himself and the pictures he wanted to take...






:) :) they look nice, but more importantly, the pictures captured our story (think i uploaded the entire album on facebook). it was tough though. PP and i had to go through quite a few barriers, trying to get them to understand the idea of what we wanted. as it was quite unconventional, it was very hard for them to visualise.

It helped greatly that PP and i had a story formulated before our photo-taking session. this helped us decide the poses we want, and the process of choosing pictures also became alot easier!



Penelope said...

Hi there. Was wondering why you got the red anti slips as well as your blue and red candies under the same post as the wedding invitations. I've been searching high and loww for the red anti slips.

esther said...

Hi penelope :)
the red hearts are actually not anti-slips but felt which we got and cut, from Daiso :)
as for the candy, it was a customised candy from 'Made in Candy' in United Square :) will show close-up pictures on my blog when i have time!