As the wedding draws close, the amount of money I spend on Taobao also increases significantly 😂😂
I think I have now reached a point whereby if a problem can be solved by money, it is not a problem. 😂
Hence explaining my excessive purchases from Taobao.
Also realised that maybe my parents and in law's are equally chill and only asking me to buy stuff now 😂
As a bride, I think people somehow count on you to solve their problems. Like for example, my mum will nag at me to find her a dress/shoes/makeup artist etc.
And because my MIL has 2 sons (no daughters) I am her daughter now! And I want to help her with all these preparations as well.
Besides that, there's also alot of sudden things that you need to buy for the groomsmen/bridesmaids and omg these can add up to alot if you shop in SG.
So…to help any #dayrebrides out there that are looking to save a penny, here are my most recent cart outs for the wedding. 😂
Btw, these are mostly stuff for the bride's family and NOT the bride because LOL GUYS MY GOWN IS NOT HERE YET. 😂😂😂😂
And also, I have a tragic love affair with my kua, which I will explain in another post in full. So I am not sharing any Kua listings in this post also 😊
My FIL's suit
Btw, Daniel and I are both super ok with purchasing off the rack (except I'm a bit big for the usual China size so most of the time I need to custom make FML) because Daniel's helper is WICKED on the sewing machine.
Most of the time we buy off the rack then if something needs shortening or tightening we get her to do it and it looks perfect!
The last time I did my gown and had it custom made, it still needed a shit ton of altering 😢
Besides the fact that this shop has a ridiculous name 😂😂 lord save me 😂😂 the quality of suits have NEVER failed me
I've bought like 3 suits from here already and they were all crazy well constructed and Daniel LOVES them.
It's so hard to find a good shop on Taobao that has really classic designs so this one is my go to.
Bought my FIL's suit for him from here and besides the blazer being slightly tight and sleeves too long, so far so good. Quality is FANTASTIC.
Link is above! If you cannot copy on mobile app you can open the dayre page on your desktop or browser!
The suit material is thicker and very sturdy and not those shiny types like from G2000 that make you look like a conman 😂
Plus the customer support is very helpful, please chat with them!
SG$70 for a 2 piece suit or SG$100 for a 3 piece. I'd say it's super worth it la!
Btw, if you're wondering, yes, Fatty Ng's suit for the solemnization was also from this shop.
And he loved it!!! 😍 And I loved it too la hehe.
Another one hehe.
I like him in vests more than I like him in blazers. Maybe cos he wore vests alot when we were dating. But now he's like…just wearing t shirts all day long 😢
And also, we look like kids in this photo hahaha so cute wts.
Oh ya, the suit. Nice suit. I really liked it! The material is also thicker so it's less likely to crease.
I spotted A LOT of grooms wearing similar or the same suit after this. Not saying they copy la! Maybe it's a ~trend~
MIL's dress (PPG Gowns)
So my MIL is a PPG also but she's very cute and very fabulous haha. She told me she found her gown for the wedding already but last night after she saw my mum's dress when I brought it over for Daniel's helper to alter slightly, she also gian and want to buy one 😂😂 #shopaholic
I'm damn kanchiong one la, so even tho there is enough time to custom make, I don't want to risk it, especially since 1111 is coming up and the couriers are gonna be jammed with orders.
My personal deadline for Taobao shopping is like a week before 1111 haha. I HATE 1111 btw. I think it causes a lot of unnecessary chaos and lag time for shoppers and the deals aren't like super duper fantastic also.
Anyway, so I made it a personal mission to find an off the rack gown for her and I did it last night!!! 😂 So proud of myself 😂
If you're bigger sized you'll know how difficult it is to find stuff on Taobao 😂
I had initially wanted to get this for her, because mums prefer to wear sleeved gowns (my mum also insist on sleeves and no open back gowns), it makes gown shopping harder 😂
I think this is not bad la! For mums or aunts! Very classy and got lace and embroidery too!
They have a lot of mum friendly gowns (I actually really like the off-shoulder red one 😂) and the sizing goes up to 6XL which is great for bigger sized girls.
Shop link here >>
I also like how they use plus models for the designs that come in plus size. My pet peeve is plus sized shops using petite models cos…sometimes the clothes end up warped when I wear it. 😂
My MIL would have fit in the 6XL (which is damn kuazhang because the measurements run extremely small) but I wanted to make sure she confirm can fit so I went to search a little more. 😂
In the end I found a shop that goes up to 10XL and has decent gowns at decent prices! 😊
Also, I wanna just say that the older generation has a different idea of what a gown looks like. So some of these styles might not appeal to you but it's suitable for your aunts or mother in laws!
#dayrebrides a happy MIL is the key to a happy marriage 😂
But I'm also lucky my mum and MIL are as easy going as me la!
Not bad la! Still got lace up at the back! 😊 Hehe. I quite like it.
The same shop has alot of red gowns 😂 but it's abit too bright haha. The designs are pretty good tho!
My Mum's dress
My mum is quite skinny but she has a medium sized frame so I think she's usually UK 10-12 which a good size for off the rack Taobao stuff.
She's already near the larger spectrum for clothes on Taobao so I'm damn amazed by how small the girls are when they fit into XS 😂
ANYWAY! Mother of bride dresses are quite common so it's quite easy to find good and affordable designs!
This is the one I picked for her!
It's apparently damn popular because I keep seeing it appear on my Taobao feed when I sort according to popularity and sales 😂
Tbh when I first saw the thumbnail I was like…hmm not bad. But then when I saw the closeup I was like NOPE.
I know what you're thinking haha.
You all thought it was lace right. No it's squiggly lines 😂😂😂😂😂😂
That's why I initially noped out of this dress 😂
But then there were alot of reviewer photos that actually look quite nice and decent and EVERYONE who purchased seem to love it!
Quite nice what!
And also because my mum is a damn simple person, she doesn't like a lot of embroidery or sequins or sparkles. So I actually think this is perfect for her!
Of course all the reviews swayed me la 😂 so I got it
BTW IT FIT HER PERFECTLY (except the length) and quality is great!
The way the skirt falls is really quite nice. 😊 I am pleased and it was affordable. Like $50 wts
Link is here btw! 😊
If you guys have any questions can ask me in the comments! 😂
I'll share my kua story as soon as my last Kua comes. I'm really super frustrated with this whole Kua searching process and I just want it to end soon.
Fingers crossed that this will be the last one I'll have to try!
The question now is…should I get a maroon dress for dinner
Hahaha wtf Daniel gonna kill me. 😂
Despite all my dresses being EXTREMELY affordable. I already have one white 2 piece gown I'm not intending to wear because my mum doesn't really like it / it's not fancy enough for the banquet 😂
She was damn annoyed I chose it cos according to her even my solemnization dress was nicer 😂 because of that…I went to have another gown made but the gown isn't here yet 😂
Btw the 2 piece gown only cost SG80+ to make la. But Daniel always say until like I've sinned 🙄
Dude always says no matter what I want for the banquet he also will agree cos I don't want many things.
But when I said I maybe want a maroon dress he was like BUT DO YOU REALLY NEED IT???
Hello, your suit more expensive than my gown pls.
Lucky for him tho, none of the maroon gowns have caught my eye yet 😂 and I'm also thinking if I actually want / will bother to change my gown in the evening.
I will however, immediately agree if someone buys me this Elie Saab gown that I will never pay for. 😂
Ooh this one is not bad. I quite like the poofy bell sleeves at the bottom.
The embellishments also look not bad!
In case anyone wants this, link is here >> http://v.cvz5.com/h.vKffsq
I'm still on the fence about this because I don't want to waste money and also because…
It has a lace up back which I don't particularly like. 😢
Photo of said lace up back.
Which I feel doesn't look very nice…? So the search continues…until I run out of time. And then I will accept my fate and wear the same dress for dinner. #nbd
But looking at all these gorgeous gowns makes me want to buy them all and open a Taobao gown showroom.
I think nobody will come because my taste in gowns are….very………unique 😂