Monday, May 17, 2010

Gown Try-outs: Georgette Knoss, Ferrari Formal and Be A Star Bridal

Darling and I were on leave today and tomorrow as well to do some wedding stuff. So after lunch in the arvo, we dropped by the bridal shops near our place. The first one was at the nearby shops area, just down the road from where we live.

Shop 1:
Shop Name: Georgette Knoss
Branch: East Bentleigh

This gown looks really plain, but there are actually a strip of beads and sequins sewn to the upper part of the dress. It also has a really nice train. But for $1000 and with a relatively plain design, it wasn't worth it, though the lady said the material was a good silk one.This gown is a d├ębutante dress and was going for $320 (with alterations included). It also had beads and sequins with patterns sewn around the chest area. I didn't want a white dress for pre-shoot and neither did I want to buy in a haste just at the second shop, and so didn't get it.

Shop 2:
Shop Name: Ferrari Formal and Bridal
Branch: Ormond

The glass display of gowns from outside the shop. It is just near Ormond train station. They also do Men's formal wear, gowns for Mother of the Bride and flower girls as well.This one really took my liking for an actual day gown. It's designed by Mancini and cost $1700 to order. (Alterations not included yet). But it was still too early to feel "100% right".

Shop 3:
Shop Name: Be A Star Bridal
Branch: Bentleigh East

This was another d├ębutante gown that I considered getting for the pre-shoot. It was quite plain and simple and cost $400 including alterations.

But yet again, it was white and it didn't have a train. I didn't need a gown with a long train for pre-shoot photos but then again, I didn't want one that totally had none at all!

The gowns in this shop were also relatively more expensive as compared to the others and the owner didn't quite made me feel comfortable. She seemed to put on a faked face and didn't smile much at all.


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