Pic­ture PER­FECT

Find the per­fect dress, and leave the rest to the wed­ding plan­ner. By Cai Mei Khoo.

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One of the most ex­cit­ing things about plan­ning a wed­ding is the search for that dream gown. A-line, mer­maid, trum­pet or ball gown, th­ese are but a few things to con­sider – and that’s just the start of it. There’s also ma­te­rial and colour to choose. White and off-white might sound like pretty much the same thing but it all comes down to what you’re happy with. Of­fer­ing cus­tom-fit wed­ding gowns from in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned brands such as Elie by Elie Saab, Zuhair Mu­rad, Pronovias, and An­na­sul Y, De­signer Bri­dal Room is on ev­ery bride’s list of must-visit bri­dal stores. Here, Hoi Lai Leng, gen­eral man­ager of De­signer Bri­dal Room, of­fers 10 tips on choos­ing that spe­cial dress for an even more spe­cial oc­ca­sion:

10 THINGS TO KNOW ...

1 Don’t take ev­ery­one you know dress shop­ping be­cause you will never end up get­ting what you re­ally want. Keep it to just two or three peo­ple who know you best. 2 Lis­ten to the ex­perts, be it the wed­ding plan­ner, de­signer, or gown con­sul­tant. They have more ex­pe­ri­ence than you do in dress­ing the bride so they know what they are talk­ing about. 3 Do a lit­tle re­search be­fore you go gown shop­ping so you have a rough idea of what you like and what you don’t. 4 Ex­per­i­ment. Try on dif­fer­ent sil­hou­ettes and styles to dis­cover what looks best on you. 5 Set a gen­eral bud­get for the gown and be frank about it so that the con­sul­tant can help you find the per­fect dress that suits your bud­get. 6 Trust your in­stincts. It’s per­fectly fine to get the gown you fell in love with at first try, even if it is your first time try­ing on a wed­ding gown. 7 Don’t try on too many dresses. The more you try, the more con­fused and stressed out you’ll get. Once there’s a gown you just can’t stop think­ing about, that would be “the one”. 8 Don’t get pres­sured into get­ting a gown that ev­ery­one likes, ex­cept your­self. Be true to your­self be­cause if you hon­estly like what you are wear­ing, it shows on your face. 9 What looks good in a photo might not look good on you. Al­ways try on the gown to know for sure be­fore mak­ing a de­ci­sion. 10 Don’t be con­sumed by trends and the lat­est col­lec­tions. You want a time­less wed­ding gown that you can pass down the gen­er­a­tions. De­signer Bri­dal Room, Lot 9.10, Level 9, Pav­il­ion KL. Tel: 03-2143 3101.

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