Filipino Wedding Gown Couture

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

SOME RATES ARE UPDATED AS OF SEPTEMBER 2018
BETTER TO INQUIRE DIRECTLY TO KNOW ANY RATE/PRICE CHANGES

ANDREA TETANGCO

  • 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

BRIDES DREAM

  • 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 ++

CAMILLE GARCIA

  • Custom-made: Php 50,000 – 125,000 ++

CLAIZA BIHASA

  • Custom-made: Php 65,000 ++ Php 80,000 ++

DEBBIE CO

  • Custom-made: Php 50,000 Php 65,000 ++

EDWARD TENG

  • Custom-made: Php 35,000 ++ Php 60,000 ++

FRANCIS LIBIRAN

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 ++

GRETCHEN PICHAY

She’s a consistent contender for the W@W Top Supplier awards for a few years now.

  • Custom-made: Php 70,000 – 90,000 ++

HAYDEE GARCIA

  • Custom-made: Php 35,000 – 50,000 ++ Php 50,000 – 88,000 ++

HANNAH KONG

  • Custom-made: Php 85,000 ++

JAZEL SY

A newcomer in the industry, but has made celebrity wedding gowns of Diana Zubiri, Patrick Garcia’s wife and Isabel Oli (reception dress).

  • Custom-made: Php 65,000 – Php 90,000  Php 80,000 – 150,000  Php 130,000 ++

JO RUBIO

  • Custom-made: Php 150,000 ++

JOE SAN ANTONIO

  • Custom-made : Php 60,000 ++ Php 85,000 ++
  • RTW line: Php 40,000 ++

MARA CHUA

  • Custom-made: Php 40,000 – 150,000 ++

MAK TUMANG

  • Custom-made: Php 80,000 ++ Php 100,000 ++

MARK BRIDES

Mark is a good mananahi that I found at Divi as per recommendation from wawies.

  • Custom-made: Php 30,000 ++

MARK BUMGARNER

  • Custom-made: Php 120,000 ++

MEL ORLINA

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.

  • Custom-made: Php 56,000 Php 60,000 – 85,000 ++
  • Custom-made 2 way gown: Php 95,000 – 120,000 ++

MICHAEL LEYVA

He’s known as one of Kris Aquino’s new designers.

  • Custom-made: Php 80,000++ 100,000 ++

MITCH DESUNIA

A Dubai-based Filipino designer

  • Custome-made: Php 90,000 ++

PATRICIA SANTOS

  • Custom-made: Php 100,000 ++ Php 200,000 ++
  • Custom-made 2 way gown: Php 275,000 ++
  • RTW gown only: Php 150,000 – 200,000

PEPSI HERRERA

He’s known to dress Kim Chiu in the majority of her Star Magic Ball affairs.

  • Custom-made: Php 150,000 ++

RITCHE FONTANILLA

  • Custom-made: Php 65,000 – 70,000 ++

TEAM VON of Von Lazaro

  • Custom-made: Php 45,000 ++

TEENA SABRINA TAN

  • Custom-made: Php 40,000 ++ Php 60,000 ++

THE TWIN ENTOURAGE by JANE ACOSTA

  • Custom-made: Php 35,000 ++

VELUZ REYES

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

VANIA ROMOFF

  • Custom-made Traditional: Php 100,000 ++
  • Custom-made Couture: Php 150,000 ++

VON LAZARO

  • Custom-made: Php 70,000 ++

ZANDRA LIM

  • Custom-made: Php 80,000 ++
    RTW line: Php 50,000 – 150,000 ++

NOTE:

(++) prices can still go up depending on your customized design.

29 Comments Add yours

  1. Trish Laws says:

    This is so helpful! Thank you so much!

    1. You’re welcome Trish

      1. Zia says:

        Hi thank you; your blog is really helpful. About Mr Mark Bumgarner Do you think how much May May gown she wore last Star Magic? I’m really interested to have one same She has wear. I’d like it for my wedding but in a different neckline.

      2. Hi Zia. Thanks for appreciating the blog. Like what we said in the post, rates vary depending on a lot of factors. The rates that we have were only “starting rates.” To be sure with your quotation, better inquire directly.

  2. jayveth says:

    Thanks for giving their rates.
    It’s a way way out to our budget ๐Ÿ˜
    Luckily, I got a simple gown yet elegant(that’s what my friends say) haha
    Bought the gown 11months before our wedding (grab it ‘coz it was on sale)๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

    Diet na lang until the event๐Ÿ˜

    Budget wedding to be held in Tagaytay

    1. Hi Jayveth. You’re welcome. Actually those rates are not fixed, they’re only starting rates. Good for you and happy preps!

  3. Manel says:

    Thank you for this. I am also planning my wedding from oversees so this list helps.

    1. You’re welcome Manel ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy preps!

  4. tricia says:

    Hi,

    Can you please tell me how much is the usual price for groom’s suit in philippines. How long it will take usually for custom made ?. And can you recommend a shops where to find a suit in Manila. Thanks

  5. Raquel says:

    Where can I check out images and price for Frances lubiran and any Filipino designers for a wedding gown. RTW or customized. Are any of these Filipino designers have shops in LA CA

    1. Hi Raquel. They don’t put up images of their gowns with rates online, you have to set an appointment with them to get a proper quotation because they do customize gowns. As far as I know only Veluz has a shop in the US, but not sure if it’s in LA. You can google their specific websites to know more.

  6. Sam says:

    Thank you for sharing this info! Would you happen to have details about Vania Romoff’s price range too? ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Hi Sam. Thanks! Unfortunately I haven’t inquired with her during my gwon couture search. You can message her directly though.

  7. Lau says:

    This is so helpful! can you recommend me a good one that can work with me overseas around 60k budget?

    1. Hi Lau. Thank you. Everyone on the list is good and reputable but of course I can only highly recommend my own designer, Mel Orlina as based from my own experience.

      1. Lau says:

        Do you think he can accomodate me despite not being able to go to Philippines to meet with him? Do you have his contact number?

      2. Hi Lau. I’m not sure about that. It’s best to contact Mel Orlina directly. And Mel is a she, by the way. You can email her at melorlinacouture@gmail.com or call at 63-2-8095129

  8. Michelle D. says:

    Thanks for this post Aiki! Im suffering from some questions, i hope you can help me with. You see, i fel deeply in love with Mak Tumang’s wedding dresses, and even tho i am not getting married in the near by future, do you know any way to contact the man? Its so hard to actually gather information, and im willing to fly across the planet, to get one of his dresses! (From this page, i was made aware he was philippino, which i had no idea, and was trying to figure out aswell!) I cant find any page or anything, beside his instagram, which.. In it self is hell, because of all that beauty! Really hope, hope, hope you can help me some how, if you got any further information on him, beside maybe a email to contact him or so on, i would love to hear more. Thank you!

    1. Hi Michelle. Yes Mak Tumang is Filipino like us. ๐Ÿ™‚ If you’re really interested you can call his number at +639778211110

  9. Justine says:

    Hi Aiki, do you by any chance know any filipino designers that custom makes ballgowns or prom dresses in an affordable price?

    1. Hi Justine. How much is your budget for this? You can inquire with the designers on the list to know if they can work with your budget.

  10. Kimberly says:

    Hi! How much do prom dresses by Mark Bumgarner cost?

    1. Hi Kimberly. I’m not sure about his starting rate for prom dresses because the only one I got is for a wedding dress. It’s better to contact him directly for an appointment so you can get a quote.

  11. howtolongdistancecom says:

    Hi Aiki! Bride House starts at 40,000 now. ๐Ÿ™‚ Just sharing, in case you want to update this post.

    1. Thank you for this update. This will surely help brides who are checking Bride House. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Princess Cantillo says:

    Hi Ms. Aiki! Thank you for these useful infos! May I have the contact details for mark brides from divi?

    1. Garry & Aiki says:

      Hi Princess. You can check the FB page of Mark Brides for an updated info https://www.facebook.com/markbridals/

  13. Cherry says:

    Hi. Is Cecilio Abad still good for bridal gown? May I know why is he not included on the list? Thanks!

    1. Garry & Aiki says:

      Hi Cherry. I’m not sure about that because when we were checking out designers, we weren’t able to get his rates. If you are interested with his work, I suggest you contact him directly.

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