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Wedding gown hunt: Chungdam Bridal

Chungdam Bridal is a bridal boutique offering wedding gowns for rent. Prices range from ₱6,000 to ₱30,000. Sometimes they hold a sale too where you can purchase their gowns.

Their studio is tucked inside Bel Air subdivision in Makati and all visits are made by appointment only. Each customer is given 2 hours to fit at most 3 gowns.
What I loved about my visit here is that their selection is really really huge, the fitting lounge is exclusive for you, and you get the complete fitting experience, including a curtain reveal which really adds to the wow factor HAHAHA. As iiiiin!!! You know the makeover portions in KDramas where the bida girl gets to fit pretty dresses in a boutique and gets a yes/no nod from the obnoxious rich guy? Yeah, except there’s no obnoxious rich guy and I can’t get a detailed reaction from Jeckie lol.

The quality of the gowns are really great. They’re all from Korea so expect the sizes to be good for small to medium built girls. I actually had trouble fitting the gowns because I’m large. The body of the gowns are hard so ramdam ko yung pagka-corset nya. Lakas maka-sexy! Tiis-ganda rin ‘cos for the most part I can’t breathe. The fabric of the skirts feels super premium din. In short, the gowns are of superb quality.

I got assisted by 2 of their staff, and even the owner Ms. Saera Kim also helped in choosing gowns and picking accessories. So I stripped off behind the curtain, slipped on a petticoat, and got in a tube ball gown.

It’s fascinating, the dresses. They’re basically tube dresses you can mix and match with their wide selection of bridal boleros. I didn’t know that’s how it works! I always thought the intricate top details are all sewn on the body. Saya haha.

They tied my hair in a bun, attached a hairpiece and pinned a veil on me. They also made me wear earrings and a necklace, and strapped a mega huge bow at the back of my gown. IT’S SO FREAKING LOVELY. Then they made me hold a bouquet. How perfect is that.

And and and, I’ll never forget this: Goblin OST was playing at the background. AAAARGHH.

As much as I want to rent from them already, I still find their rates pricey considering they’re just for rent. The gowns I tried range from Php11,000-16,000 and honestly it’s a bit too much for me. Anyway, that’s not to stop you from trying out their gowns!

Location and Contact
Facebook: The Chungdam Bridal Wedding
Their shop is located at 157 Neptune St., Bel Air Village, Phase 2, Makati, 1209 Metro Manila