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Wedding gown hunt: Gowns for Rent by Damsel

GFR by Damsel was the first boutique I visited in search of a wedding gown. If anything, I’ve already decided I’m not going through all the fuss of having a custom made gown ‘cos my preferred style is already abundant in the RTW scene (you know: A-line, ball gown type) and rightly so ‘cos I didn’t have trouble finding one!

So yeah, there’s only really 1 gown that fit me properly when I visited Damsel. It’s this off-shoulder white wedding gown with cathedral train that’s super niiiiice! I tried on a couple others but they just don’t fit me nicely. Also I’m too fat. Too bad they didn’t let me fit with a petticoat, could’ve seen the skirt better.

Fitting for gowns at GFR by Damsel is by appointment only. Or not? But it’s better if you do it by appointment ‘cos someone will be assigned to assist you in fitting. There will be other people coming in at the fitting area so yeah, your timeslot is not exclusive for you. But you’re allowed to fit as many gowns as you can.


Tips for fitting wedding gowns at Damsel:

  • Come early. Get a 10am-12nn weekday slot if possible so that there are less people coming in. There’s a 9am schedule but the mall isn’t open by then so baka ma-hassle kayo with parking. I think 10 is the best time hehe
  • Be warned though that their location is very ma-traffic cos it’s along Chino Roces Ave.
  • Browse their Facebook page and take note of the gowns you want to try. Send it beforehand and request for them to be pulled out in advance para mabilis yung fitting nyo.
  • There are wedding gowns that are not published in their page. Ask for their catalog baka may magustuhan din kayo from there.
  • If you’re not ma-pamahiin bring your fiance with you, they have a rental package that includes the groom’s attire as well, so why not.

When we finished fitting I already wanted to get the gown I tried on but figured no not yet, I have to look for other options pa. Haha

Location and contact:
Their shop is located at
LG4 Lower Ground Level,
Makati Cinema Square,
Chino Roces Ave. Makati City

Facebook: Gowns for Rent Manila by Damsel
Instagram: @gfrmanila