When choosing the person who will make the wedding gown of your dreams, there are only two important questions you should ask yourself:
- Does the designer's aesthetic match my personality?
- Does the designer's price range match my budget?
Don't expect a minimalist designer to make your princess gown dreams come true nor a seasoned designer to give you a huge discount just to match your budget. Be realistic, do you research, and most of all have fun! Picking the wedding dress you'll wear to when you say your I Dos should be exciting, not stressful.
Here in the Philippines, we're spoiled for choice when it comes to wedding gown designers, so it's actually more about looking for your perfect match than just finding one. Hopefully, this list of fairy godmothers/fathers who can make your wedding dreams come true could bring you a step closer to your match.
Some Wedding Gown Designers in the Philippines
Tony Evan: Minimalist yet Forward
Tony debuted his bridal line Evan and Ivory in April 2017. As the youngest on the list, he naturally presents a refreshing and youthful approach to the often over-embellished white frock. Mixing classic silhouettes with contemporary details, his minimalist yet forward take on bridal wear appeals to the fast-growing number of brides who are opting to go for simple elegance. Expect dreamy pieces sans all the excess fuss.
Address: 33-D along Liberty Avenue (between 9th and 8th ave), Araneta Center Cubao, Queon City,
Contact details: email@example.com; +639063980506.
Price range: P40,000-P100,000
Vania Romoff: Sweet and Sexy
More and more young brides are choosing to have their wedding gown made by this Cebu-bred designer because she was a breath of fresh air at a time when heavy beadwork and layers of lace were the norm. Celebrating femininity through stylish but timeless creations, you can get a bit of the sweet (ruffles and bows) and a bit of the sexy (low backs or deep Vs) with Vania. With her distinct taste and aesthetic, you can expect feminine frocks at their finest, but always with a stylish twist.
Address: 7C LPL Tower 112 Legaspi St. Corner Greenbelt Drive, Legaspi Village, Makati
Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org; 02-5768629
Pricing starts at P60,000 for RTW; range varies for custom pieces
Cherry Veric: Worthy of a Beauty Queen
Cherry Veric is known for the wonders he can do with prints and colors, but he's also not one to shy away from the blank canvas white. He may not be a wedding gown designer per se, but with a background in dressing beauty queens such as Maxine Medina, Shamcey Supsup (he designed her wedding dress!), and Miss Universe herself, Pia Wurtzbach, you can surely turn to this talent if you want to look and feel like a queen on the day. Cherry understands a woman's body well, so if you're looking for someone who will gladly showcase your curves and make white look sexy, you just found, well, the cherry on top.
Contact details: email@example.com; +63916-5800188; +632-2302215
Pricing starts at P80,000
Hannah Kong: Fairytale Princess
If you have always imagined your wedding day as your fairytale moment, the day you say I do to your prince charming in the most enchanting dress you will ever wear, then leave it to Hannah Kong to make you look like a princess. She believes that a woman's wedding dress is the most important dress she will wear in her life and that embellishments and detail work are absolutely necessary. If you fancy ostrich feathers, a combination of beads, pearls, and rhinestones, or layers of tulle, then her no-holds-barred aesthetic will make the cathedral wedding bride happy.
Address: 6063 R. Palma Street, Barangay Poblacion, Makati City
Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org; +63917-6811079
Pricing starts at P85,000
Julianne Syjuco: Romantic and Feminine
If it's romance you're looking for, Parson's graduate Julianne is your girl. Through each embellishment delicately crafted by hand, to all the soft and ultra-feminine details showcased through play with textures, draping, and fabric manipulation, this designer will make sure your dress makes a mark. She's one of those artists who like telling stories through their creations, so rest assured that your dress will be a charming telling of both your personality and love story.
Contact details: email@example.com; +63-9179167554
Address: 5911-A Matilde St. cor. Kalayaan Ave., Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila
Pricing starts at P90,000
JC Buendia: Modern Classic
Whether you want a sheath dress, clean and sexy a la Kate Moss, or a princess ball gown like Kate Middleton's, JC Buendia can create both. He describes his designs as modern classics—basically a mix of timeless shapes with contemporary details that can appeal to a large scope of brides-to-be. As one of the more sought-after designers on the list, you are assured that this status comes with the assurance that his flawless technical skill honed over time is a sure bet.
Address: 14th Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City, 1109 Metro Manila
Contact details: 09177931378
Pricing starts at P120,000
Rajo Laurel: Classy and Posh
If it has always been your dream to be dressed by Rajo Laurel, then your wedding day is the perfect time to do so. You can't go wrong with his classy and posh designs that are tried and tested by hundreds over time. It girls, beauty queens, and countless celebs and personalities can all attest to the craftsmanship of Rajo. If classic and timeless is the look you're gunning for, know that you and your entourage will be in good hands with him.
Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org; + 632- 8955688
Address: 6013 Villena St., cor. Manalac St. Poblacion, Makati City, Philippines 1210
Pricing starts at P150,000
Francis Libiran: Celebrity Favorite
He's the designer other designers copy their designs from, so consider it a wise investment to own a Francis Libiran creation. Another celebrity favorite, this A-list fashion genius uses his architectural background to make your wedding fantasies come true. With his signature geometric art deco shapes juxtaposed with feminine silhouettes and finished with refined embellishments, everyone would know you're a Francis Libiran bride from miles away. Guaranteed to be well-made and absolutely luxurious, a Francis Libiran wedding frock is worth every cent.
Contact details email@example.com; +632-4169098
Address #22 Scout Bayoran St., Tomas Morato, Quezon City 1103, Philippines
Pricing starts at P250,000