When Bob and I got married over 17 years ago. We purchased my wedding gown in a small department store in General Santos City. At that time there were no malls in General Santos yet. Prior to our wedding I came home to Gen San to visit my parents from studying college in Cebu City. A few days after my visit me and my sister went to the city to shop. Inside the store we saw the gown in the mannequin that really caught our attention. My sister told me that the gown was really perfect for my size. I just gave my sister a quick smile. Bob and I already knew each other then. So then when time that we are going to get married, when we shop for my dress and we went to that store again and the wedding gown was still there. My sister then told me that the dress was really meant for me.
Anyway, right around the time that Bob and I are getting married his brother in the States and his fiance are getting married. They also went shopping for wedding gowns right around the time that we are shopping. Bob’s sister-in-law ordered the dress and they ordered like 6 months prior to the wedding. It cost them like $3000-$4000. I was shocked when Bob and his mom told me the price. Her dress we found out later was ordered and made in the Philippines. My brother-in-law was shocked when he found out the price of my gown. It was just $80. My wedding gown is not badly made. Honestly its similar to my sister-in-law’s dress. For the money, I think it was really worth it. Plus Bob and I are still together.
Nowadays the wedding gowns cost a lot more, of course. I think before you can dress up the whole entourage for less than 10 thousand pesos. Now I think it will cost almost 40 thousand. Anyway, its nothing to be scared about guys. They also offered now rental of gowns and barong for the whole entourage. There are lots of wedding shops here in the Philippines. Just have some quotes from a lot of them, and choose what really soothes you.
Have fun shopping!