Things to ask your Bridal Gown Designer


Every bride should look her bestest on her wedding day so it’s really important that the best couture or designer would be the one who’ll do the bride’s once-in-lifetime dream wedding gown. But then, for a budget couple, it still should be within the means.

  • name
  • date of event
  • tentative location
  • contact information (email, mobile #, viber # etc)
  • tell where you found out about them (optional, but this is good especially if you’re going to haggle for possible discounts later on due to referrals)

During initial inquiry ask your Bridal Gown Couture or Designer about…

  • Bridal Gown rates
  • inclusions of the package
    • with primary veil? embroidered or not?
    • with secondary veil?
    • with arrhae?
    • with pillows?
    • with bible?
    • with garter?
    • with bag/clutch?
    • with head piece?
    • with bridal assistance on your wedding day?
    • with free repair after the wedding?
    • with free delivery to your hotel before the wedding?
    • with free mannequin use for on the day photo op?
    • with free shoe embellishment?
  • recommendation for appropriate and quality design for your body type, theme and budget
  • recommendation for the style to be used on the gown (like for example thin embroidery, thick embroidery, lace etc)
  • recommendation for the appliques to be used if there is any (types of beads whether pearl or white opal, swarovski crystals etc)
  • contract details
    • package upgrade
    • package downgrade
    • cancellation
    • refunds
    • non-refundable deposits
  • lead time for the creation of the bridal gown (usually around 6-8 months standard, depending on the complexity of the design)
  • total number of fittings
  • preferred means of communication (especially for overseas brides) like email, viber, Facebook, whatsapp, skype etc
  • measurement updates (for overseas brides)
  • do they provide work in progress email? (usually for overseas brides)
  • security deposits
  • payment terms (full payment or cash)
  • preferred payment type (cash, remittance or through bank deposit)
  • freebie, promo or discount if you booked them during Bridal Fairs
  • discount if they will make your Mothers gowns,  groom’s suit and/or whole entourage gowns
  • tentative delivery date of the gown (usually the date before)
  • recommendation for dry cleaning shop or for gown preservation (vacuum packed storage, in boxes etc)
  • other supplier recommendations like Stylist, Video team, HMUA, Coordinator etc


  1. You can check also our other blog post for Filipino Wedding Gown Couture to give you an idea of their possible rates.
  2. Be sure you have your desired pegs ready (at least 3) before you personally meet with your Bridal Gown designer. If you can, try to create a vision board which will include photos of your dream wedding gown pegs.
  3. Be very specific with what you like. From this, your desired bridal gown designer/couturier would have an idea about what you like, your style and would also be able to tell you the possible price range of your gown.
  4. Here are other helpful posts which can help you decide which suits you: RTW, Rent or Customized Wedding Gown and Bridal Gown Fitting 

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Haydee says:

    Hello! This is Haydee Garcia

    Thanks for featuring me in your blog! This has been a huge help for my career aside from wawie and girltalk. However some potential brides are still expecting my price are still on 35k range. Would you mind if we can edit it since 35k is my price pa nung 2016. My starting rate right now is 50k to 88k na. Hope you’ll find time since na mi mislead din yung ibang bride to be’s sa rate ko dito and current rate ko 🙂 Thanks! ❤️

    1. Hi Ms. Haydee. Wow we’re so glad that we have been of help to your career since we have considered you to make my gown during our wedding preps. ❤ Sure no problem! We'll be very glad to update your rates in our blog post. Good luck in all your endeavors and thank you for finding the time to inform us about this issue. 🙂

      1. Haydee says:

        Oh wow thanks Ms Aiki! Your blog is super helpful lots of my brides rely and found me here! Salamat po! ❤️👏🏻

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