PHOTO: www.vogue.co.uk

ASOS
The popular online retailer revealed at its Spring/Summer 2016 press event via www.vogue.co.uk, that it will be launching a new wedding collection end March 2016. Expect breezy dresses and silhouettes featuring beautiful beaded details, floaty fabrics that cater towards vintage and beach brides, as well as shoes and accessories that won’t go past £400 (about $865). www.asos.com

 

 

 

Bridal Place
The local online-only bridal retailer offers quality work at a steal. Think prices that range between $299 and $499 for wedding dresses, and $79 to $109 for cheongsams. The site also offers a range of flower girl dresses, plus pretty accessories such as ring pillows and hair clips. www.bridalplace.com.sgbay@bridalplace.com.sg


Constance Dress from www.thereformation.com

The Reformation
Known for its boho-inspired, eco-friendly outfits, The Reformation’s wedding collection sticks to the same philosophy as its main line does. Think whimsical designs such as floral-print maxis, separates and sexy slips that allude to the modern and alternative bride, that cost from US$198 ($281.80) for a floor-length cape, and US$248 ($353) for dresses. www.thereformation.com


Jenny Yoo ‘Aidan’ convertible strapless chiffon gown, from www.shop.nordstrom.com

Nordstrom
The multi-label US-based boutique stocks dresses with a range of prices (from a few hundred dollars to several thousand), but we had our eye on its Wedding Suite, which stocks outfits for the bride, mother-of-the-bride, bridesmaids, flower girls, as well as accessories. One of our favourites has to be this Jenny Yoo gown (pictured) that costs $435.75. Okay, even if we’re cheating, and the dress may well be from the bridesmaid range, you know some brides would consider this strapless cream chiffon beauty. www.shop.nordstrom.com.

While these dresses are seriously attractive deals, you still have to be careful when ordering one online. Here, tips to shopping for The One, online.

  • Read the reviews. With the help of Google, search sites and forums, there’s really no excuse to not be doing your homework.
  • Use Paypal or an escrow account, if the site offers that option (and it should). Those services allow you to withhold your funds until your item is received in satisfactory condition.
  • Ask a tailor to take your measurements, as he or she would know how and what to look out for.
  • If in doubt, opt for a size bigger, as it’s easier to take in a dress than letting it out.

Not sure whether to purchase your wedding gown online or at a physical boutique? Read all about real brides’ experiences here, plus tips from the experts.