Category Archives: Wedding

Wedding Night Photography

Today, we have bumped upon the following post from Yahoo Singapore where newly married couples in India are trending into having their Wedding Night moments being captured and we are sharing this as a Food for Thought, Would you or would you Not?

Read on to find out more here: https://sg.style.yahoo.com/post/131705258208/people-are-now-taking-nude-professional-wedding?linkId=18205169

Cupidogowns.wordpress.com - Wedding Night Photography                Screenshot from Yahoo Singapore News

And if you need Singapore Wedding Gowns or Evening Dresses for your wedding photography, do remember to check upon us at http://www.cupidogowns.com/  All our Wedding Gowns and Evening Gowns Singapore are available as Brand New and Off the rack.

 

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Say No to Wedding Packages Again

Following through our earlier post on why we say No to Wedding Packages, we are here to say No to Wedding Packages again with the many recent close down of Bridal Shops like Calla Bridal earlier this year and Sophia Wedding Collection just this month.

Cupidogowns Say No to Wedding Packages       Cupido Gowns advise to be cautious when choosing Bridal Shops

With the recent global economy crisis, smaller retailers are starting to slowly closing down and moved out of the store. This is visible at the nearest shopping mall, Jurong Point that is the biggest mall at Boon Lay and having a heavy shoppers traffic. When these retailers moved out, shoppers get to enjoy heavily discounted items that the retailers would want to clear away. This way, shoppers are at the advantage of enjoying discounted goods.

However, when couples shop with Bridal Shops to provide their Wedding essentials, the last thing they want to happen is the closing down of the Bridal Shops that they have signed their wedding packages with.

The recent closure of Sophia Wedding Collection has left 73 couples stranded when it suddenly closed on the 10th October i.e. last Saturday, and the owner remained uncontactable as reported by Channel News Asia. Among the affected couples, some have signed and paid for wedding packages that ranges from S$3,688 to as high at S$7,000. Assuming an average amount paid by each couple of S$5,000, the bosses of Sophia Wedding Collection could have been absconded with a total of S$365,000.

To prevent such circumstances from happening to You, Cupido Gowns advise wedding couples to exercise caution when signing up wedding packages if they really need one, otherwise it will be good to go ala carte.

Cupido Gowns provides Quality Wedding Gowns and Men’s Suits at budget price. Do check out our collection from our website at http://www.cupidogowns.com/

P/S: Our price starts from Only S$300 to S$600 and we definitely will not abscond with such low value of money. Nevertheless, our clients claim that the quality of our gowns are way beyond what the Bridal Shops are offering.

Wearing a Can Can with your Dream Wedding Gown. Why Not?

After reserving her Wedding Gown and Evening Dress with us last year for her upcoming wedding in July 2015, Holly came back to us to get hold of some bridal accessories for her trial make up.

As our in-store assistant were asking if she needed a Can Can to go with her Wedding Gown, she immediately said Yes and she shared with us her recent observation when attending a friend’s wedding not long ago.

While enjoying the food at her friend’s Wedding banquet, Holly noticed that her friend was not wearing any Can Can for a puffy Wedding Gown that the Bride was wearing. The situation was a little cumbersome as the Bride was busy taking care of the people around her for not stepping onto her gown.

CupidoGowns - Wedding Gown without Can CanWedding Gown being worn without a Can Can

Over at Cupido Gowns, we always encourage our clients to opt for Can Can with their Wedding Gowns. For many Brides that were being misled by the rumors from friends and relatives and some, to the extent being misled by their gown providers, we have many good reasons to strongly recommend Brides to wear a Can Can with your dream gown.

By wearing a Can Can, the full shape of the Wedding Gown will be brought out, showing intricate details of the wedding gown. The room space created on the inside of the wedding gown allows the Brides to better manage the gown when walking.

WG0133-1 Center Lace Wedding GownLace Wedding Gown with Can Can to bring out the intricate details

As oppose to without wearing a Can Can, the wedding gown will tumble down with the details hidden in between the drapes of the wedding gown. Brides would tend to have the drapes of the wedding gown stuck in between their legs when walking and thus, making managing difficult. Such situation creates clumsiness and Brides would not present the best of themselves at their Wedding Banquet.

To conclude, we always relate the Can Can as the soul of a Wedding Gown and without it, the Wedding Gown would not be presented at its best. Of course, there are many different types of Can Can to match different cuts of Wedding Gowns. Brides shall choose the appropriate Can Can to match their dream wedding gown. If you are not sure, do talk to our in-store experts at Cupido Gowns to choose the right one with our Wedding Gowns.

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.

Bolero to match your Dream Wedding Gown

Many times we have been approached by our Brides telling us that they are walking the aisle of Churches and they could not be wearing a Wedding Gown that reveals too much of their skin. So what will be our recommendation, they asked.

Having a completely covered up Wedding Gown, we felt that it is too mature for any Bride’s outlook as the completely covered up Wedding Gown carries a little of vintage element. Unless Brides are having a Vintage Wedding Theme, we would otherwise recommend Brides to either wearing detachable sleeves or having a matching bolero.

Cupidogowns.wordpress - Bolero 1We have Mileen wearing our Wedding Gown with a lovely matching Bolero which she loves so much, preparing to walk the aisle.

The best part to wearing a Bolero with your Dream Wedding Gown is of course its advantage of having the necessary cover when Brides walk the aisle at the church. Its next best feature is, a Bolero plays an important part in creating 2 different styles for Brides i.e. One that covers the Bride when she needs cover at the Church and Second, it being removable, will let the Brides showcase their Dream Wedding Gown at the Reception.

</p>Mileen enjoying their wonderful wedding moment without wearing the Bolero at her Reception after their church ceremony.

With the flexibility of wearing or removing the Bolero on need basis, Brides are open to a wider choice in choosing their Dream Wedding Gown for they will not be restricted to only those that have attached sleeves where these designs could be too vintage to wear for modern days now.

Do speak to our in-store experts to finding your most loved Dream Wedding Gown and Do contact us via this link: http://www.cupidogowns.com/contact-us/ to book a viewing appointment with us.

The Photos are complimentary from Mileen and Erwin and we have got their review over Facebook. Read on to see what they have to say:

“We received a lot of compliments from my husband’s suit and my gown, especially the bolero which everyone loved. Thank you so much for helping us with all respects and needs.”

Gowns for Destination Wedding Photography

Recently we have had many wedding couples whom had signed up with Taiwan Bridal Shops for their pre-wedding photos to be taken in Taiwan. With all the gowns being provided and a definite photo-shoots to be taken at the Taiwan Wedding Theme Park, we find this a little too common to our preference. This would just be like another bridal shops in Singapore and we would not  deemed this as destination wedding photography that we have talked about in our earlier post of Destination Wedding Photography.

To us, the destination should be something unique, to carry the sweet memories of the wedding couples. And so, the destination i.e. country, the photo-shoot locations in the country to the extend of the wedding gowns should be unique. Thus, there will then be an extraordinary wedding album to be shared with your guests.

We would not delve too much into choosing the destination but as soon as a location unique to the couples is decided, they should next proceed to choose the wedding gowns. So Brides! what kind of wedding gowns that you should be choosing for your destination wedding photography?

It would always be good to have one white wedding gown and at least a coloured evening gown. The white wedding gown would be good to bring out the best of a spacious outdoor scenic view whilst the coloured evening gown will be a good pair for shooting the architectural effects of the destination. Brides can also choose a  white wedding gown with long train to accentuate the outlook for the photo album.

With a variety of white wedding gown plus coloured evening gown, couples will not find a plain album to keep for their prolong memories.

Cupido Gowns Customer's Actual PhotoHere we have Sangay and Ottavia flying in to Singapore, all the way from Bhutan and Italy to have their destination wedding photography taken here back in Year 2012.

They have chosen a white tube wedding gown from our collection published at our website here: http://www.cupidogowns.com/wedding-gowns/wedding-gowns/

Push Up Bra For Your Wedding Gown

Today we are going to talk about something really intimate and Yes, it is none other than the push up bra that is an essential item for a Bride on her wedding day. A Push up Bra is a must have for any Brides whom are going to walk tall wearing it with her wedding gown. So much so that choosing a wedding gown is important, we would like to caution that choosing the correct push up bra is as important too.

Recently, we just have had too many clients that came for the fitting of their pre-selected wedding gowns only to find that they have bought an incorrect size of their push up bra. A client share with us that she was told to buy a push up bra with a cup size that is big enough to cover her bust. While she is wearing a regular bra with Cup B size for her daily rounds, she was recommended a size of Cup D push up bra. Frankly, we find that this is incorrect and so we decided to share our knowledge here.

When she brought her D Cup push up bra for the fitting, true enough it is a wrong size. Why do we say so? Wearing it with her tube shape wedding gown, this bigger cup size do not enhance the shape of her bustline but it gave a bulging effect instead. Because of the bigger cup size, it also gives a protruding look on her bustline and thus, the entire outlook of her wearing the wedding gown looks awkward. Furthermore, wearing a bigger cup size than what she is suppose to wear, the push up bra could not be contain inside the wedding gown, just like the image shown below.

Push up bra for wedding gown

This client of ours is not exceptional as many of our other clients have the same thoughts that wearing a bigger cup means it will give a fuller bustline. So which is the correct push up bra to choose for your wedding gown?

First of all, before brides step into a store to buy a push up bra, you have to first determine what is the cup size of your regular bra. The cup size of regular bras range from A to G cup in Singapore. The band of the regular bra is not important here.

When you have determined your regular bra cup size, you should buy a push up bra that is 1 cup size smaller than your regular bra. For example, if you are wearing a C cup regular bra, you should be buying a B cup push up bra. Do note that cup sizes for push up bras range from A cup to E cup only.

Thus, some of you may ask, “What if I am wearing an A cup regular bra? There is no other size that is smaller than A cup”. Our recommendation for you would be to buy an A cup padded push up bra to give a fuller bustline that will accentuate your shape wearing it with your wedding gown.

Compare Push Up Bra

To show you the difference, we have shoot the image of the normal push up bra and the padded ones with a coin to show the difference in depth of the bras. A normal push up bra or silicone push up bra, is rounder and deeper on the inside whilst, the padded push up bra is thicker on the lower half of the bra. Both give the same effect of a deeper cleavage but the padded push up bra adds on to the fullness of bust.

Are you scratching your head now?

If you are looking for your dream wedding gown and have totally no idea which push up bra suits you best, contact us immediately. Our in-store  wedding gown experts will be able give you advice on the proper selection of push up bras.

Click on the following link http://www.cupidogowns.com/ to be amaze by what we have!

We are a one stop Online Wedding Gowns Shop where you can find various unique designs of Wedding Gowns and Evening Gowns for your Wedding Day. All gowns published on our website are available physically in our showroom and we use only Top Quality materials and beads for our gowns.

Destination Wedding Photography

With more women joining the corporate world and thus, the improved financial capabilities, it has become more common these days for wedding couples to do their pre-wedding photography overseas. This is what we called destination wedding photography.

Destination wedding photography is very common among the Chinese in Asian countries. It has been the practised culture that wedding couples will have their pre-wedding photo shoots done before the wedding day and thereafter, sharing these photo albums with their guests at the banquet on the wedding day itself.

So what would these wedding couples need to prepare themselves for the destination wedding photography?

Most importantly the first and foremost is to ascertain the destination that the wedding couples are going to photo shoot. It can be the country that they have first met or the country where these couples completed their final year study, a destination that call for sweet memories of the wedding couples.

They would then need to source for a photographer, either locally from Singapore or at their choice destination itself. Wedding couples should consider the cost before deciding where to engage their preferred photographer.

Upon engaging the photographer, wedding couples should discuss the photo-shooting location with the photographer as the selected venues would require appropriate wedding gowns. We would talk about how to choose the appropriate wedding gowns in our next blog post for the destination wedding photography. So stay tune with us.

Cupido Gowns and Dresses(Photo from our client, Lisette, whom had bought her wedding gown from our website at www.cupidogowns.com)

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/

Evening Gowns for Chinese Wedding Banquet in Singapore

Many of our clients always asked us how many pieces of Evening Gowns that they should be wearing for their wedding dinner banquet in Singapore.

In Singapore, the Chinese wedding customary day is always a long day for the wedding couples. The groom would usually do his rounds of gate crashing to fetch the Bride in the early hours. Then the tea ceremony with a slight break in the afternoon for the couple before they proceed to their wedding dinner banquet. The banquet is usually held either at a Chinese restaurant or at a hotel ballroom, serving a nine course meal.

At the banquet, the Bride will do her first march in with a white wedding gown to greet the guests. Towards the third course of the meal, the Bride will change into a coloured and elegant evening gown for a second march in. This will be the evening gown that the Bride wears to toast to the guests.

After the second march in and the toast, some Brides choose to change into a second evening gown that is less elaborate, to mingle around with their guests. This change is good as the Bride will find more variety when their photographer takes pictures of them.

Finally towards the end of the wedding banquet, Bride would change to a simple long evening gown when they greet their guests goodbye.

From the sequence of events, usually a Bride would need at least 3 evening gowns just for the wedding banquet. However, modern times now, there is no hard and fast rules on the number. Some Brides prefer photo varieties on account that they have already paid a photographer, so these Brides go for 3 or more evening gowns. There are also a minority group whom prefers to stick with only one throughout the night.

LD0313-1 Layered Mermaid Evening GownThis Layered Mermaid Evening Gown is good for second march in (click the photo for more details)

Cupido Gowns recommends at least two evening gowns where the Bride  first march in with a white wedding gown, then a second march in with an elegant and more elaborate evening gown, follow by a changeover to a simple evening gown to greet the guests goodbye. This order will not exhaust the Bride too much from the changeover yet the variety is adequate for photographs.

If you are in the midst of your wedding planning, do pay us a visit and talk to our in-store experts on how best to fit the evening gowns to your event. We are pioneer being an Evening Gown Rental store in Singapore with all physical dresses available at our showroom. Meanwhile, do check our full collection published in our website via this link: http://www.cupidogowns.com/