Category Archives: Online Gown Shop Singapore

Wedding Packages

Many of our clients came to ask for Wedding Packages for their planned Photoshoot and also for their upcoming Wedding Day. And we always gracefully rejected the idea of having Wedding Packages. Why so? Read on to find out more.

 Cupidogowns Say No to Wedding PackagesCupido Gowns do not encourage Wedding Packages

What is being offered in the market as Wedding Packages by bridal shops usually include wedding photography, gowns and suits for the couple and eventually, the photo album. These packages often times look very attractive when it is first promoted at roadshows or bridal fair.

However, we have to caution couples whom are going for these “Too Good To Be True” wedding packages as we have met with too many couples whom regretted their decision eventually when the actual package is activated.

When couples signed up for the wedding packages at these bridal roadshows, they were shown the most beautiful wedding albums where the brides (especially) wore elegant, beautiful wedding gowns and some  other evening gowns.

Most times, these packages come with hidden agenda. Eventually when these wedding packages were signed, money been paid for and when the time comes to activate the package during the process of choosing the gowns, it is totally a different story.

Usually during these bridal fairs, couples are being convinced to sign a basic package that usually cost $3,000 to lock them in. And thus, when time comes for Brides to choose their preferred gowns, many times they were restricted to a selected rack of gowns based on the basic package signed upon and of which the gowns available are not as impressive. Couples will then be offered premium rack gowns that would require additional top up payment.

On top of that, with the advent of improved technologies, it is a dismal for couples when not all of the digital photos were given to them. They are usually restricted to only about 30 copies in digital form. When couples request for all the other digital photos, they are again required to top up a substantial payment.

Having said that, we advise couples to go the extra mile to choose your preferred ala carte wedding photographer and wedding gowns provider as it would definitely prove worthwhile. Couples will get to have all the digital photos and choose the definite quality wedding gowns with no disappointment when it is done ala carte.

For friends out there whom are doing ala carte, don’t forget to visit our website at http://www.cupidogowns.com/ to choose your dream wedding gown.

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Qun Kua for a Chinese Wedding on Boat

Two days ago, we came across a photo about Chinese Wedding being held on a Fishing Boat in Tai O, Hong Kong.

Tai O Water Marriage(Photo credit to AllaboutHongKong Facebook Page)

Apparently, there is still this tradition of Water Marriage being held annually in Tai O, Hong Kong with which the Groom will ride on this boat to fetch the Bride to the Groom’s house where the Chinese Tea Ceremony is being held.

For such traditional ceremony, Cupido Gowns can’t agree better for the Bride to wear a traditional costume such as a Tea Ceremony Qun Kua and we would recommend this Gold and Silver Sequin Embroidery Qun Kua.

WG0068-1 Gold & Silver Sequin Thread Embroidery Qun KuaOur preferred Chinese Tea Ceremony Qun Kua (click the photo for more details)

Some of you may asked what is so unique about this piece of Qun Kua that we highly recommend. Cupido Gowns would say that this masterpiece is mainly embroidered with gold threading with a pinch of silver thread has make it look outstanding. Also hand sewn with gold glittering sequins and bead works, this Qun Kua look more traditional, yet modern.

Furthermore, a third party wedding photographer has shared with us that this piece of Qun Kua has the 3D effects especially the view from the side. The 3D effects come from the dragons and phoenix where the sequins being sewn protruding.  Check how true this is by clicking on the photo link above to see more close up photos from our website.

And if you are looking for Qun Kua for your Chinese Tea Ceremony, why not check our full collection from Cupido Gown’s website via this link: http://www.cupidogowns.com/wedding-gowns/kua/

At Cupido Gowns, we are also a one stop Online Gowns Shop where you can find various unique designs of Wedding Gowns and Evening Gowns for your occasion. Check our full collection via this link: http://www.cupidogowns.com/

Purchasing an Evening Gown Online

With the advent of technology in this era, online shopping had never been easier with just anything that you can name, all within your fingertips. Be cautious! Not everything that you can just shop online without looking at the actual product especially special occasion wear like an evening gown.

Cupido Gowns constantly has clients whom had shared with us their dismay in online shopping for their evening gowns. Most times, they get to shop at their convenience from home simply by browsing the online photos, reading the material specifications, providing their body measurements and made payment. Then the waiting time takes within 2 to 4 months before it was delivered to their home.

Although these group of clients were enjoying the convenience of shopping from home, when they received the package and tried on the evening gowns, they usually find it a disappointment. And so, they still have to visit our shop and pay another cost to get another evening gown.

Why a disappointment? Most online gowns shop in Singapore posted evening gown photos from famous designers by quoting that they can produce the same designer evening gown with probably just a 5% difference from the photo shown. And many times shoppers are not aware that this 5% is the great difference that will damage the entire outlook of an evening gown.

Cupido Gowns believe that no other person can make an evening gown that will turn out to be the same as the original designer. Unlike fashion apparels, whether an evening gown can pull off to be an elegant piece relies heavily on the grading of material used for an evening gown and the bead works quality. A slight disparity even in the grade of materials used will change the deemed 5% difference to become a total damage on the evening gown.

Furthermore, most shoppers are not expert in taking their own body measurements. Hence, when the ordered evening gown was received, it is common that the evening gown is either too large or too small to fit at all. And when the evening gown had to be sent for further alteration in Singapore, it will incur another heavy expense as alteration for formal wear here is extremely costly.

We still remember that back in year 2011, we have Rachel whom had ordered a size 10 evening gown from another online gown shop by merely looking at the photo only. She waited close to 4 months and when she received the package, the evening gown was a smaller than size 6. Rachel had then paid a good S$400 which she could not get a refund, neither can it be altered. Moreover, she had to pay an additional cost to get another piece of gown from us for her wedding.

Therefore, to avoid disappointment and a heavy burden on your pocket, it is good to shop with ready-on-the-rack evening gowns. However, make sure that these ready made evening gowns are using only top quality materials.

LD0192-1 Heart Shaped Evening GownOnly evening gown made of quality material will be pulled off elegantly (click the photo for more details from our website)

So why not shop with a reliable Evening Gown Rental store like us at Cupido Gowns? We have all the brand new evening gowns that are physically available at our showroom. Viewing is by appointment only and meanwhile you may check our full collection from our website via this link: http://www.cupidogowns.com/

Choosing the Right Colour for your Evening Gown

As an extension of our earlier post of How to Choose an Evening Gown, we are going to talk about choosing the colour for your Evening Gown. Again, the first deciding factor will be whether you are hosting an event, such as you are going to be the Bride or you are just merely attending an event like a wedding.

When choosing your evening gown, dare to go for striking colours if you are the host of an event as striking colours will make you stand out from your guests. Colours like red, yellow, fuchsia, orange or peach are good colours to brighten yourself up. Cupido Gowns also call them “happy” colours to wear for a formal event. Some of our clients also find that wearing these evening gown colours will bring more confidence to themselves.

When you have determined the event that you are attending with the colours short-list, next check if these colours suit your skin tone. Bear in mind that each colour of an evening gown comes in different tones. For example, if you are short-listing a yellow evening gown, make sure the tone of the yellow is the right one for your skin colour. If you lean towards a darker skin tone, a deep yellow evening gown might not be suitable, yet it will further darkens your entire outlook. Nevertheless, this does not conclude that any yellow tone is not suitable for you. Try a soft yellow that will give you a more youthful look.

LD0255-1 Classy Evening GownClassy Beads Evening Gown with a soft yellow tone (click the photo for more details)

Being the leading Evening Gown Rental shop in Singapore, Cupido Gowns have various colours and unique designs of Evening Gowns that you can look forward to. All designs come in only one piece. So do visit us to check with our in-store experts for advice on matching suitable colours before deciding on your evening gown. Prior to that you may also check our full collection of evening gowns from our website at http://www.cupidogowns.com/

Budget for Quality Wedding Gowns

Often times, our clients shared with us that prices of wedding gowns are extremely expensive in Singapore until they found us at Cupido Gowns. Especially so if the gowns are from bridal shops.

Have you asked why these bridal shops are renting wedding gowns at superficial prices? Most instances, wedding gowns at these bridal shops are priced to include operating costs like shop front rental space, manpower costs, utility charges and other cost of operating the shop front. Yet, most of these bridal shops do not entertain a mere rental of wedding gowns.

These bridal shops usually run roadshows around Singapore city for couples to sign up wedding photography packages with them. Couples whom ignored their groundwork for shortcuts and those whom look for one stop service would usually signed up for the wedding packages with these providers, only to their disappointment later.

Some of our clients whom had paid a couple of thousands for the wedding package, had shared with us that they could not find a wedding gown during the selection process. And why is that so? These are mainly due to the “better looking” wedding gowns have been classified  under the premium racks and to choose from this category, Brides are required to top up at least another thousand dollars to be able to enjoy their desired wedding gown.

Why not avoid all these hurdles in your hunting of a dream wedding gown with an Online Gown Shop like us? At Cupido Gowns, we provide equal and sometimes beyond the quality of what bridal shops have to offer. We bring in top quality wedding gowns at a fraction price of these bridal shops’. Our price has been discounted with the cost of shop front rental space, salesman costs and other operating costs of a shop front. Best of all, our price includes alteration charges and dry-cleaning (for rental only) which may cost a bomb to Brides.

As our wedding gowns are price according to the material and bead works of the gown, Brides shall rest assured with a fair price for what you are choosing. So don’t wait any further to shop with us now at our website here: http://www.cupidogowns.com/

Sharing with you one of our most liked wedding gown and also being one of our most expensive one (note that price is still very much below the bridal shops out there):

WG0103-1 Satin Beaded Wedding Gown

 

 

 

Selecting The Most Appropriate ROM Dress

Ladies by nature have the inclination for clothes. This knack is often tested during extra-special occasions like wedding ceremonies or dinner and dance events. Those occasions often necessitate women to get made-up no matter what role they are going to play during the occasion.

In Singapore, the numerous events that pose a challenge to women is their Registry Of Marriages (ROM) day. A woman’s wedding day entails several preparations like venue reservations, cake tasting sessions, and most importantly the dress fitting appointments. When searching for the best ROM dress, the procedure can be very confusing. However, it can be simplified with the guidance of the following tips.

Formulate a very clear vision of the type of dress that you are trying to look for. If you find yourself doubtful of the style or if you have no clue about the dress that you would prefer to wear on your big event, you can visit the various online wedding dress rental websites. They can readily provide you with a diversity of styles as well as styles even for the other members of the entourage like the mother and father of the bride and the groom, as well as the bridesmaids.

Select a local Singapore shop that is able to provide you with a variety of designs, styles and cuts. These varieties can also be found in those evening gown rental shops. You have to also bear in mind that before selecting a ROM dress, you have to permit the person-in-charge to become cognisant of your intentions, whether you’re going to rent or buy the ROM dress since it can help in saving time as well as effort.

Request for recommendations. These can come from family members, friends and co-workers who previously experienced working with the ROM dress shop that you are eyeing. It’s through this process that you’ll be able to determine if you’re indeed selecting the best.

And of course if you are considering Cupido Gowns, we have over 200 different designs of ROM Dresses to choose from. Whether you need a long ROM Dress for your beach ROM solemnisation or a mere short ROM Dress for your indoor banquet lunch, Cupido Gowns is your definite solution for quality ROM Dress at affordable price. Do check our full collection and shop with us via this link: http://www.cupidogowns.com/rom-dress/

SD0144-1 Heart Shape Flowy ROM GownThis piece of Heart Shape Flowy ROM Dress is one of our New Arrival Collection.

Chinese Tea Ceremony Qun Kua

Last week, we have Wendy Low flying all the way from Hong Kong to procure our Chinese Tea Ceremony Qun Kua for her niece in the United States. Wendy is a Singaporean but living in Hong Kong due to family commitment. Her niece whom is based in the States had not been able to procure any of these Qun Kua in a western country for her upcoming wedding and hence, she resorted to Wendy whom is living in Hong Kong.

On first count, Wendy had shared with us that she had visited a few of the famous Qun Kua provider in Hong Kong. The price for a silk Qun Kua that Wendy was quoted is exorbitant and it is as high as S$6,000 equivalent. Knowing that her niece would only wear the Qun Kua for a mere few hours, they both refuse to spend that high price.

As Wendy had planned a trip back to Singapore this month and being given a responsibility to procure the Qun Kua, Wendy took the initiative to do a google search for a Qun Kua in Singapore. She landed on our website at http://www.cupidogowns.com/ and immediately, she wrote us an email to book for an appointment.

Prior to visiting us, Wendy had shown her niece our website with our Qun Kua collection via this link at : http://www.cupidogowns.com/wedding-gowns/kua/ . With the bigger picture published on our website, her niece managed to carefully examine the details and bead works for each of our Qun Kua design.

Wendy’s niece selected the Gold and Silver Embroidery Qun Kua for its dual colour intricate weaving and simple bead works. With the body measurements given, our in-store expert assisted Wendy with the sizing and Wendy managed to purchase this piece of Qun Kua at a fraction of what she was quoted in Hong Kong.

WG0065-1 Gold & Silver Hand Embroidery Qun Kua

Wendy is happy with her purchase as the price of our Brand New Qun Kua is within her budget and quality on the material that we use is not compromised. Want to be happy shopping for your Chinese Tea Ceremony Qun Kua like what Wendy does? Look no further and shop with Cupido Gowns right away!

 

Classy Long Train Wedding Gown

At Cupido Gowns, we always remember every single clients whom had visited us regardless of how long ago their visits were and this is a no exception for Joanne Caminero. Her visit to our showroom back in end July this year was truly a short one and within 30 minutes, she made payment to reserve her dream Wedding Gown that was published in our Sale section then at this link: http://www.cupidogowns.com/dress-on-sale/

Joanne has immediately fall in love with this wedding gown the moment she saw it published on our website showing the photos of our actual gown here: http://www.cupidogowns.com/products/wg0096-classy-long-train-wedding-gown/

She likes the super long wedding train together with intricate bead work details being hand-sewn on the bodice of the gown. Like Marge, the bride whom we had talked about earlier, Joanne also could not try on the wedding gown until that Big Day of hers in September 2013. She entrusted her body measurements to our in-store expert and confidently, she collected this classy long train wedding gown 2 weeks later. Curious to find out if the wedding gown fits Joanne and would you wonder how Joanne turn out to be on her wedding day? Check out the photo below that Joanne sent us and see what she has to say too.

WG0096 (1) - Customer's Actual Photo

Sorry to update you so late, here are some of my wedding photos with the gown I so loved. The gown so simply amazing! Thanks to you! – Joanne Caminero (email on 18 September 2013)

How to Shop with Cupido Gowns

There so many online gowns shops available in Singapore and without a shop front, it is common that shoppers will be sceptical about the products and services that Cupido Gowns & Dresses offers. By operating online via our website at http://www.cupidogowns.com, we often times receive the following most frequently asked questions:

1. Do I get to see the actual gowns published on your website?
2. How do I know if the gown I like actually fits me?
3. Do you have a physical store for me to view the actual gowns?                                                             4. Do you just display sample gowns? and etc.

Hence, we are going to talk about How our clients are to shop with us at Cupido Gowns.

First and foremost, all of our Gowns and Dresses published on our website are physically available in our showroom at Jurong West. At Cupido Gowns, we do not display sample gowns and we operate in the form of “What you see is what you get”. That is to say, we carry all our Gowns and Dresses Brand New at our store that will be available for Brand New Purchase and Rental. Do note also that we Rent our items for Only One Time.

In order to shop with us, you will require to determine the Event Nature to enable us to advise you what kind of gowns are most suitable. As an example, if you are attending an Annual Dinner and Dance, our collection from the Evening Dress and Dinner Dress categories will be most suitable.

You may then start browsing our website and shortlist your preferred gowns and dresses by identifying and listing down the product codes. Do contact us (either email to info@cupidogowns.com or call/sms us at +65-9382 3608)  to make a viewing appointment and this will ensure that we reserve a time slot Just for You, giving you all the privacy needed in selecting your desired gown. At this time, our in-house expert will also be giving you full attention attending to your needs and providing you timely advices.

Once the gown is selected, our in-store expert will assist you in the fitting measurement. We would also be assisting you to determine when is the best time to fit, which is generally taken 3 weeks before your event as it will ascertain that the body measurement taken then to be more accurate. As our concept is Alter to Fit, our experts will ensure that the fitting is good before your collection of the gown.

Hence, with our sales and rental system, we ensure that our clients have a worry-free shopping with us. So wait no more and shop with us now at http://www.cupidogowns.com

Do also check our full Terms and Conditions via this link: http://www.cupidogowns.com/terms-conditions-of-sale-rental/

Heart Shape Slim Fit ROM Gown

Miriam visited our store two days ago to source for a ROM Dress for her solemnisation and ceremonial dinner next month in Singapore. She has kept her options open to either a long white ROM Dress or a short gown.

Miriam started shortlisting four different long ROM Dress from our vast collection of about 500 dresses. She then proceeds to try them on and further rank them based on her preference. Of the dresses, she chose two of them. She had also browsed through our Short Gown collection and identified one of the Short ROM Dress that she had seen from our online platform – www.cupidogowns.com.

To her surprise, Miriam immediately like the Short ROM Dress decorated with beautiful rose flower with vast design and great detail. Miriam also like this mini skirt gown as it gives an impression of a longer pair of slender looking legs. The slender legs together with her petite body makes Miriam a happy and a gorgeous bride.

Who would not want to be as beautiful as Miriam? To achieve this, check out our vast collection of dress and make a purchase from us now!

You may view our online catalogue at www.cupidogowns.com or email us at info@cupidogowns.com for more details.

Heart Shaped Slim Fit ROM Gown