The bride’s gown has been (and always will be) the centerpiece of a wedding event. Whether the ceremony is well decorated, the reception has the best food being served, the groom looked dashing or the flowers are just magical. Nothing still beats the attention that the bride will receive on her wedding day. And yes, all eyes will be on what she’ wearing. Cliche as it may seem, all girls have their dream wedding gown made by their dream wedding designer or Couturier. Unfortunately, not all couturiers are affordable. Unless the couple wanted to go all out and is willing to spend Php 500k +++ for a one-day-gown then it’s no big deal! It’s not difficult to choose THE dream designers since names like Vera Wang, Michael Cinco, Elie Saab, Krikor Jabotian, Monique Lhuillier, Ezra, Berta, Zuhair Murad etc were all over the place.
But for budget weddings like us, practicality would always be top priority. Practicality doesn’t mean we can’t afford them, but we just decided to keep things within our range.. besides there are other great wedding couturiers in the Philippines who can produce the same great quality but on a lower price scale. Personally, I don’t want my dress to only look gorgeous but I want it to be remembered as the most important gown that I will be wearing for the rest of my life!
Below is a list of awesome Philippine-based designers that we have researched so far and their starting price range only as of October 2015 and will definitely change without prior notice.
Bridal Gown rates normally include the veil, cord, pillows etc. Prices also vary depending on the following: the reputation of the designer, the fabric to be used, gown style if 1 way or 2-way, pegs, embellishments (pearls, Swarovski etc), accessories, and the degree of difficulty to be done. These designers can be researched easily since the majority have websites and FB pages with their portfolios (past and recent designs). One thing we noticed though, once a designer features a celebrity, automatically their price range would increase by 10%++ aside from that fact that they do increase on a quarterly or semi-annual basis! So if you find what you think would fit your budget, better book an appointment with them now! Happy preps 🙂
SOME RATES ARE UPDATED AS OF SEPTEMBER 2018
BETTER TO INQUIRE DIRECTLY TO KNOW ANY RATE/PRICE CHANGES
- Custom-made: Php 85,000 ++
BOY KASTNER SANTOS
He’s a waw find but I already booked my couturier when I found him.
- Custom-made: Php 65,000 ++
- Complete suit set for the Groom: Php 40,000
- Custom-made: Php 38,000 – 60,000 ++
BRIDE HOUSE by CARMEN LAZARO
As her name implies, she is Von Lazaro’s mother.
- Custom-made: Php
35,000 ++40,000 ++
- RTW line: Php 20,000 ++
- Custom-made: Php 50,000 – 125,000 ++
Php 65,000 ++Php 80,000 ++
- Custom-made: Php 50,000 Php 65,000 ++
Php 35,000 ++Php 60,000 ++
He’s known to dress celebrities like Anne Curtis and has made Maricar Reyes’s fab wedding gown.
- Custom-made: Php 250,000 ++
FRANKIE DE LEON
- Custom-made: Php 90,000 ++
She’s a consistent contender for the W@W Top Supplier awards for a few years now.
- Custom-made: Php 70,000 – 90,000 ++
Php 35,000 – 50,000 ++Php 50,000 – 88,000 ++
- Custom-made: Php 85,000 ++
A newcomer in the industry, but has made celebrity wedding gowns of Diana Zubiri, Patrick Garcia’s wife and Isabel Oli (reception dress).
Php 65,000 – Php 90,000 Php 80,000 – 150,000Php 130,000 ++
JOE SAN ANTONIO
- Custom-made :
Php 60,000 ++Php 85,000 ++
- RTW line: Php 40,000 ++
- Custom-made: Php 40,000 – 150,000 ++
Php 80,000 ++Php 100,000 ++
Mark is a good mananahi that I found at Divi as per recommendation from wawies.
- Custom-made: Php 30,000 ++
- Custom-made: Php 120,000 ++
She’s also a consistent contender for the W@W Top Supplier awards for a few years now and who made Rachel Alejandro’s wedding gown.
Php 56,000Php 60,000 – 85,000 ++
- Custom-made 2 way gown: Php 95,000 – 120,000 ++
He’s known as one of Kris Aquino’s new designers.
- Custom-made: Php
A Dubai-based Filipino designer
- Custome-made: Php 90,000 ++
Php 100,000 ++Php 200,000 ++
- Custom-made 2 way gown: Php 275,000 ++
- RTW gown only: Php 150,000 – 200,000
He’s known to dress Kim Chiu in the majority of her Star Magic Ball affairs.
- Custom-made: Php 150,000 ++
- Custom-made: Php 65,000 – 70,000 ++
TEAM VON of Von Lazaro
- Custom-made: Php 45,000 ++
TEENA SABRINA TAN
Php 40,000 ++Php 60,000 ++
THE TWIN ENTOURAGE by JANE ACOSTA
- Custom-made: Php 35,000 ++
She’s considered as the mother-of-all wedding gown designers in the Philippines and has won W@W Top Supplier award before.
- Custom-made: Php 200,000 – 450,000 ++
- RTW line: Php 120,000 – 160,000
- Custom-made Traditional: Php 100,000 ++
- Custom-made Couture: Php 150,000 ++
- Custom-made: Php 70,000 ++
- Custom-made: Php 80,000 ++
RTW line: Php 50,000 – 150,000 ++
(++) prices can still go up depending on your customized design.