The Top 7 Concerns of Brides-To-Be

Based on our years of experience designing wedding dresses for brides-to-be, we’ve put together a list of top concerns shared by these precious brides when it comes to selecting wedding dresses (in no particular order).

1. “My wedding dress needs to fit my wedding theme.”

    …… And also my bridesmaids’ dresses, and my husband’s tie colour, and the chairs and.. and.. the balloons and the wedding cake!

    While your wedding theme might be the deciding factor for almost everything, you really don’t want to compromise on the dream wedding gown you’ve always longed for as a little girl. Take a peek below at one of the dresses we’ve designed for our bride’s quirky wedding theme:

    Quintessential Mexican flowers embroidery adorns the off-white satin wedding dress.

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    A Mexican-themed flat lay photography of wedding details.

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    A Mexican themed wedding cake, with similar flower patterns as seen on the bride’s gown.

    dentelle bridal mexican themed wedding

    Saying “I do” in true Mexican style!

    dentelle bridal mexican themed wedding

    Photos credit: Calvin Koh Photography


    2. “Is This Appropriate For a Church Wedding!!?”

    Colour, style and ceremonial importance of a gown differs, depending on religion and culture of the bride and groom’s families.

    So, can you have your dream wedding dress and at the same time, not against any cultural or religious taboos? Of course. We’ve worked with numerous brides in creating their dream wedding dresses, keeping in mind the different sensitives of religious & cultural wedding rituals and ceremonies.

    Walking towards “happily ever after” in a beautiful off-shoulder Dentelle Bridal custom creation! 

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    Photo credit: Vinoth Raj Pillai

    A beautiful moment captured at Bride Deanna’s Akad Nikah. Bride Deanna is a classic beauty in this Dentelle Bridal custom-made, traditional Malay wedding attire.

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    Photo credit: Ameir Fikri

    Bride Chee Lim getting ready for her big day in this stunning high-neck, sheer gown layered with premium laces and topped with beadwork.

    dentelle bridal oriental themed wedding

    Photo credit: Yung Yaw Photography


    3. “But My Hips Are WIDE!”

    Every single woman has a body part she’s not comfortable flaunting and wish it was nicer. For brides who’d like to have their hips look slimmer or arms look smaller, we use the right amount of fabric and laces to create to ensure the material isn’t too thick; but that it’s able to conceal parts that they wish to have concealed.

    The key here is to communicate honestly about the insecurities of your body parts and we’ll recommend and work on a design you’ll be comfortable with and look gorgeous in!

    Ball Gown / Princess Aline : Good for those who want to hide the hips.

    dentelle bridal custom ball gown aline wedding dress

    Cap Sleeves Design : Suitable for narrow shoulders.

    dentelle bridal custom cap sleeves wedding dress


    4. “I Wanna Show Off My Collarbone”

    You know what they said – if you’ve got it, flaunt it. If you have a sharp collarbone, get a design that will show that. If you have no waistline, create an illusion of it by getting a dress that has some detailing on the waist and minimal on some other areas so you could highlight your “new” waistline.

    As for elongating your figure or add inches to your height, the key is to "free up” the neckline (think: V-neckline, scoop or a lower neckline) so it won’t constrain the neck and bust area.

    We designed an illusion neckline with the right design and placement of laces, to place emphasise on our Bride Lisa’s slender shoulder frame; giving width to the shoulders. 

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    Photo credit: Zach Chin 


    5. “I Want To Add a Dragonfly Symbol to My Dress. Can I?”

    It could be a type of lace you’re into or that butterfly symbol that holds a meaning for you and your fiancé. Or if you’re as cool as a bean, add pockets to your dress so you can keep your mobile phone with you at all times.. you know you need to take selfies!

    And.. if you don’t want anything AT ALL on your dress.. that can be done too!

    Bride Huiru’s gown is adorned with beautiful 3D butterfly motifs on bodice and dress.

    dentelle bridal custom wedding dress

    Photo credit: Goosebumps Bridal Studio


    6. “It’s A Waste of Money To Spend So Much On A Dress I’ll Only Wear ONCE.”

    Not really, especially if you opt for a two-piece or even a three-piece wedding dress you can recreate and wear, post wedding. Or, host a wedding dress party with your closest friends after a few years!!

    Bride Valerie in an exclusively custom-made, two-piece wedding dress.

    dentelle bridal custom wedding dress two piece

    Photo credit: The Wedding Barn

    Bride Valerie celebrated her wedding anniversary wearing the “bodice” of her wedding outfit.

    Photo credit: Valerie Chua 


    7. “A Custom-Made Wedding Dress Will be SO expensive.”

    There are many factors that would affect the cost of a custom-made wedding dress – mainly the design, the material, the handwork, etc. The key here is to be honest with your budget and leave the rest to us to work something out!  

    Did we cover your thoughts/questions you have in mind? Feel free to reach out to us with questions at

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