Shopping for your wedding dress is no easy task, but our ultimate wedding dress guide is here to help.
There are a million things to consider when planning a wedding, and finding your dream dress sits high on the to-do list. With so many choices available, it can feel overwhelming – and rarely as “fun” as you’d imagined (hello, dress #36). Whether you’re set on a specific design or debating 7 completely alternative ideas, it can be a hard hunt. We’ve compiled a list of wedding dress stores in Hong Kong to make the process a little easier for you. Expect everything from full-bodied ball gowns to intricate, beaded two-pieces. With boutique and budget options available, you’re sure to find what your heart desires. Happy shopping…
Central Weddings offers a specially curated range of wedding gowns from top international designers, including traditional brands like Monique Lhuillier, Riki Dalal, Marchesa, Yolancris and Anne Barge. This modern bridal store is sure to stock your desired dress. With over ten years of experience, you can expect knowledgeable bridal consultants to provide the utmost attention to your needs in finding your dream dress. If you’ve got your heart set on a specific designer, stay tuned for their seasonal trunk shows and pop up events. They run for a limited time only and feature pieces fresh off the runway. Central Weddings also offers an exclusive collection of these couture wedding gowns for rental.
Central Weddings, Shop 3510, Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Rd. Central, 2869 8666, www.centralweddings.com
Looking to shop for a modern bridal look? With a fashion buyer as your insider, you’re guaranteed to have a unique edge. Founded and curated by fashion buyer, Jacqueline Au, after her stints as a buyer at Lane Crawford, Celine and Givenchy for the past decade, you can be sure you’re taking the wedding game to the next level with a little help from her fashion expertise. Expect exclusive access to new-seasons standouts and staples from breaking new talents and top designers (even designers that you didn’t know offered a collection for the aisle). Think Delpozo, Viktor & Rolf Soir, Alex Perry, Lihi Hod, Costarellos and Danielle Frankel. Jacqueline and her team of experts will help you choose pieces you’ll love for the big day, plus give styling advice and tailored wedding wardrobe recommendations. Being that recent breath of fresh air in the bridal world, The LOFT Bridal is destined to set the hearts of a lot of fashion loving brides-to-be into overdrive.
The LOFT Bridal, 2/F, 8 On Wo Lane, Central, Hong Kong, 9080 9022, www.theloft-bridal.com
The Other Half is inspired by “vintage treasures, bohemian spirit, and feminine sensibility”. The cherry-picked collection features flowing drapes, daring cuts, and dazzling designs. The deeply romantic gowns are from all over the globe, with exclusive Israeli designer collections available. The four Israeli designers in store include Netta BenShaubu, Julie Vino, Solo Merav (exclusively) and Adam Zohar. We also hear that one or two new designers will be introduced in the second half of 2018. Stay tuned! The relaxed bridal boutique is ideal for unconventional brides looking for a modern classic finish. Check out The Other Half’s Instagram for more design inspiration. The elaborate collections embody a sense of sophistication, non-conformity and freedom. Gowns start at $28,000.
The Other Half, LG/F, 50 Tung Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/bridaltheotherhalf
Started with a new concept as a Pop-up bridal salon in Sheung Wan, The Wed Genie brings together independent wedding dress designers with distinctive designs. The idea is all about finding the perfect balance between unique and approachable. Quality and style without breaking the bank? Sounds pretty ideal to us. The dress collection boasts elegance and a modern boldness that is specifically curated with contemporary brides in mind. Offering designs that are not overly traditional, it’s a refreshing change to the dresses we’ve seen around for decades. Saying that, the experts here “believe in style over trends, quality over quantity, and in elegant simplicity.” The dresses are made with the finest craftsmanship in silk and lace, and they’re primarily lightweight. Currently carrying 10 designers from 6 countries, most of the gowns are between $20,000-$40,000. Designers include Tatyana Merenyuk from New York, Cortana from Barcelona, Rembo Styling from Belgium, Cathleen Jia from Melbourne and more!
Sassy Perk: As a bonus, with any confirmed wedding dress order, Sassy readers receive a complimentary veil or bridal robe (value up to $2,500) by a US brand called Girl and A Serious Dream. The Wed Genie will match the veil style with the bride’s dress. Simply make a note that you are a Sassy reader while booking the appointment online. Available until the end of June 2018. Book your appointment here
The Wed Genie, G/F, 41 Circular Pathway, Sheung Wan, 9189 0289, www.thewedgenie.com
Designer Rania Hatoum creates refined, feminine collections for brides looking for a little unique twist. Growing up in Hong Kong, the influence of Rania’s half-Chinese, half-Egyptian background can be seen in her creative gowns. The styles have successfully taken the USA bridal business by storm, grasping the attention of Vogue, WWD and Brides Magazine. If you’re looking for an original gown for the big day, a visit to Rania Hatoum’s Hong Kong salon is not to be missed. The range of bridal gowns is complemented with bridesmaid dresses, evening wear and special occasions gowns. All body shapes are accommodated for, from petite brides to plus size brides. As an in-house designer, Rania herself is available to ensure all brides get the highest level of service for their gown shopping experience. Customer comfort and satisfaction is its number one priority. Dresses range from $6,000 to $30,000.
Sassy Perk: Keen to check it out? As a Sassy reader, you get 10% off your entire purchase at Rania Hatoum. Simply mention “Sassy” in-store!
Rania Hatoum Bridal & Occasions, RM. 20, 6F/L., Cosmopolitan Center, 760 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 5182 1983, www.raniahatoum.com
Trinity Bridal came onto the bridal scene with a desire to help Hong Kong brides search for their perfect gown whilst providing an attentive and personalised service. Expect excellent service and a genuine care for your wedding gown needs. Carrying a beautiful collection of gowns from designers including Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera and Reem Acra, your jaw will drop at all the sheer array on offer. Trinity Bridal also stocks evening gowns and bridesmaids dresses, plus accessories, veils and shoes. Gowns start at $30,000.
Trinity Bridal, 8/F, W Place, 52 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2978 3987, www.trinitybridal.com.hk
Belier Design boasts a beautiful range of dresses designed by Vien Lee, a Chinese Canadian designer who graduated in fashion design from Studio Bercot in Paris. You’ll find dresses with classic shapes and beautiful fabrics (we’re talking embroidered Shanghai silk and European laces) that are sophisticated, flattering and – best of all – wearable. Consultations by appointment only.
Belier Design, Room 1502, CS Tower, 50 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2869 9030, www.belierdesign.com
HITCHED! Bridal is a luxury bridal boutique with an enormous collection of wedding gowns, evening gowns, bridesmaid dresses and accessories. Sift through racks of chic, elegant, contemporary, edgy wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses. This place is not just about princess gowns – it has a selection of of sheaths and mermaid gowns too. Gowns start at $28,000.
HITCHED! Bridal, Room 1501-2, Hing Lung Commercial Building, 68-74 Bonham Strand East, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2815 8330, www.hitchedbridal.com
Miss Bride is known for reasonable prices and ease. Two things every bride-to-be can get on board with. Whimsical and romantic gowns are from designers including Alvina Valenta, Carol Hannah and Sarah Seven, as well as stunning accessories by Twigs and Honey. Second-hand gowns are also available at Miss Bride, and you can also sell your pre-loved wedding dress. New gowns start at $10,000.
Miss Bride, 15/F, Winning Centre, 46-48 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2840 0108, www.missbrideweddingshop.com
Elysian Bridal has a collection of gowns from renowned international designers including Henry Roth, Michelle Roth, Jim Hjelm, Rosa Clara and Canta Bella. If you’re looking for a statement gown that won’t break the bank, a visit to Elysian Bridal is a must. With their thoughtful and personalised service, you’ll leave the store a happy gal! Gowns start at $15,000.
Elysian Bridal, 6/F, Jim’s Commercial Building, 102 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong, 2352 0823, www.elysianbridal.com
This New York bridal concept is created by the founders of Bliss Wedding Boutique, a recognised wedding shop based in Central, Hong Kong. Pier94 is all about inspiring brides to infuse their wedding with personal character and style. It supports creative bridal designers from New York Bridal Week, and the best new, independent gown designers out there. You’ll also find an extensive collection of couture accessories, veils, and headpieces.
Pier94, 7/F, Hilltop Plaza, 49 Hollywood Road Central, Hong Kong, 2510 0288, www.weddingnewsroom.com/pier-94
Think timeless designs, clean lines and exquisite cuts. White Bridal carries a collection of wedding dresses from designers including Romona Keveza, Carlo Pignatelli and Amanda Wakeley, plus evening gowns by Amsale and Bari Jay, you’ll find yourself totally spoilt for choice. White Bridal can also help with your wedding planning too so if you’re looking for more than just a gown, it’s a great place to start! Gowns start at $20,000
White Bridal, 5/F, 22-28 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2521 3288, www.whitebridal.com.hk
Noel Chu Wedding Gallery
Noel Chu is a fabulous designer who creates tailor-made gowns for brides to be. Her focus is on making the dresses personal and unique to the individual, ensuring that you walk away with the dress of your dreams. If you’re looking for a quality, customised dress that reflects your personality and taste then Noel Chu Wedding Gallery’s luxurious materials and handcrafted details will make sure your dress really is one-of-a-kind. The couture gowns start at $20,000 by appointment only.
Noel Chu Wedding Gallery, Room 2201 Arion Commercial Building, 2-12 Queen’s Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.noelchuwedding.com
Vivian Luk Atelier
Looking for bespoke wedding dresses, made to order? This is the place. Vivian worked in New York under Vera Wang herself, and returned to Hong Kong with a passion for designing. She’s brought this city her very own collection of exquisite bridal and evening gowns. Vivian creates one-of-a-kind pieces, so each style is unique in its aesthetic and reflects each individual. If you’re looking for a gown, be it a bridal or evening, that makes a profound and lasting impression, this unforgettable personalised experience will be one you’ll appreciate for years to come. Bespoke gowns start at $45,000.
Vivian Luk Atelier, Mezzanine 13-15, Yik Yam Street, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, 2891 8311, www.vivianluk.com
Designer Bridal Room
You’ll find high-end designer gowns with custom-fit options at Designer Bridal Room. Designers include Elie by Elie Saab, Lazaro and Alberta Ferretti. Whether you’re going vintage or more haute couture, there are plenty of contemporary designs you’ll be tempted to snap up.
Designer Bridal Room, Ft 205, 2/F, Grand Millennium Plaza, 181 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, 2167 8708, www.designerbridalroom.com.hk
Anovia sits on the ‘wedding dress street’ in Kowloon (a.k.a. Kimberley Road). Housing a collection of romantic and elegant dresses, these gowns vary from minimalist to dramatic. Following the trend of coloured wedding gowns, it also offers ball gowns in different hues, ideal for non-traditional brides looking to add some colour to the mix.
Anovia, 4/F, Kimberley House, 35 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3579 4933, www.anoviabride.com
This popular boutique has a wide range of designer gowns including Rosa Clará, La Sposa, Aire Barcelona and Lusan Mandongus. The consultants work hard to make sure that you’re completely satisfied through every step of the process. Pop by the store in Sheung Wan to take a look at the dramatic, luxurious wedding gowns.
DBR Weddings, 2/F, 18 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, 2815 4592 www.dbrweddings.com
A one-stop shop for all things wedding related, Cocoon Bridal offers custom-designed dresses and rentals of high-end designer gowns. The boutique also offers photography, hair and makeup services for your special day (if you’re getting married in Hong Kong!). And, if your groom is hunting for something appropriate to wear, Cocoon Bridal also has tuxedos for them to choose from. It’s a team effort, after all!
Cocoon Bridal, 6/F, O.T.B Building, 259-265 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2577 2122, www.cocoonbridal.com
See more places to buy wedding dresses here:
LMR Wedding, The Wedding Gown, Cecilia Yau Weddings, Paradiso Bridal, Vis a Vis Bridal, Mariée Bridal Couture, Audella Bridal House, or Kimberley Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. For more affordable options online, check out Reformation, ASOS or Next.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 2014 by Sandra Chau, Shaneli Dadlani and Lauren Yee, and was updated in May 2018 by Tania Shroff.