Marchesa Fall 2016 Trunk Show

We are so thrilled to announce that we will be the exclusive stockist for Marchesa Bridal in Singapore this November and to top it off, we will be opening with a preview of the latest Fall 2016 collection on 13-15 November!! Book your slot now to avoid any disappointment as there are limited slots left. There will be a 10% discount for all orders placed during the trunk show, not to mention, a complimentary Marchesa veil. There will also be exciting goodies from our favourite partners — Axioo, Cardo & Co, Guinot, Heavenwildfleur, Ichiro Films, Les Delices, Tatler, TG Goh, Tinydot Photography, YSL Beauty.

“The Marchesa woman is definitely a romantic, an ethereal bride.” — Designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig

The Prelude Loft: Featuring Pre-Loved and Sample Gowns

“What should I do with my wedding gown after our Big Day?”
“I would love to have a different gown for my pre-wedding photoshoot!”
“I’m absolutely in love with this gown but I have some budget constraints.”

We hear you, Brides! The Prelude Bridal is pleased to announce that it has set up a sample-cum-rental and pre-loved wedding gown section in our Loft!

So if you are on the lookout for a wedding gown, you might just find The Gown at a fraction of its original retail price. Running out of time or want more looks for your pre-wedding shoot? Not to worry, we also have a selection of wedding gowns available for sale and rental. Designers include Christos, Hayley Paige, Jim Hjelm, Junko Yoshioka and many more! Here’s a sneak peak of the gowns that are currently available!

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(From left to right: Christos, David Fielden, Hayley Paige)

If your Big Day is over and you are looking to sell your gown, give us a ring or drop us an email to find out more details on how you can sell your gown at The Prelude. Please note that we will only be accepting pre-loved gowns from international designers (not more than 2 years old from date of purchase) on a consignment basis.

Contact us at +65 6221 4982 or email us at to find out more or book an appointment!

Love Yu Trunk Show

Love, Yu launches The Lover Bridal Collection at The Prelude! The Lover is inspired by the most romantic place in the world – Paris. This season, the collection is dedicated to the hopeless romantics, the lovers, the dreamers. Simplicity is key in the latest collection, relaxed silhouettes; soft hues of nude and ivory, mixed with luxurious lace and the lightness of silks and tulles make up this collection.

From 25 July to 1 August 2015, we will be offering a 10% discount on all Love Yu orders.


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Established in 2009, Love, Yu has grown from a local to internationally known label with a growing number of stockists internationally, including USA, UK and Hong Kong. The label has been featured in international bridal publications such as BRIDES magazine and on TV such as CNBC New York’s talk show “Squawk Box”.

Love, Yu gowns are know for it’s modern simplicity and understated elegance, with pieces that are versatile and can be transformed from a perfect bridal gown to a chic evening piece.

DIY Gown Preservation Tips

Brides often ask us, “How do we keep the gown after the wedding?” Well, here’s some easy DIY tips for you.

Step 1: Have your wedding gown professionally dry-cleaned right after the wedding. Point out any stains to your dry cleaner (typically, there will be makeup stains or dirt stains at the bottom of the train). We like using for our gowns.

Step 2: Place the cleaned gown in a clean cardboard box which is lined with acid-free, white tissue paper. Do not use colored tissue paper as the color may fade and stain your gown.

Step 3: If the gown has embellishments, wrap that section with acid-free, white tissue paper to prevent the beads from scratching or snagging the fabric.

Boxing your wedding gown is the best choice for long-term storage and preservation, rather than hanging it in the garment bag or plastic sheet. Once boxed, place it in an area away from sunlight. The less light that can reach the dress while it is stored the better as this will prevent the gown from turning yellow.

These are very simple steps that you can do to ensure the cleanliness and maintain the look and quality of your gown for years to come, so hesitate no longer. Send that gown to the dry cleaners now!

Spring 2014 Collections — Christos

It’s been a while friends, but we are pleased to announce that our latest Spring 2014 Collections have arrived! 

First up, we present our all time favourite Christos! Christos is the epitome of inspiring and romantic femininity. The clever use of lace and tulle enhances the delicate and graceful nature of Christos’ gowns. Our brides love Christos for its lightness and comfort! Image





From top to bottom: Colette, Cora, Adele

Our pick for this season is Colette. The dramatic flare of the mermaid skirt makes this style the top pick for the bride who wants to make an statement!

“Time is of the essence”

Recently, we have had some brides coming in with less than 3 months to their wedding date! As seen on everyone’s favourite wedding reality TV series, Say Yes To The Dress, it might not be such a good idea to leave your dress shopping to the end.

As a recommended time line, we would suggest starting at least 8 months before your wedding date (or pre-wedding photo shoot). Not every bride can find THE dress on their very first visit to a wedding boutique. Even if they do (and we have had brides come back and purchase the VERY first dress they ever tried on), more often than not, brides will want to shop around first to make sure that they have picked the best dress for their big day.

When you have decided on your dress, we will place the order for a new gown in your size from the designer. Only then will production on a dress start and designers can take anywhere between 3-5 months to make your dress. Once finished, the dress will be shipped over and then, it will be time for your fitting sessions. Depending on the number of sessions needed and how busy the seamstresses are, alterations can take 4-6 weeks to be completed. So bearing these timelines in mind, don’t wait till the end to start your gown search! You might end up having to settle on a sample gown (i.e. off the rack) that you may not necessarily love but is the only one available in your size or is the next best alternative.

The Prelude’s TIP of the day: Don’t look for too long and try on too many as you will end up confusing yourself. It only takes the joy and fun out of wedding gown shopping. Speaking from personal experience, visiting 3-4 boutiques should be enough to find a gown that you love and is perfect for your big day.

Sample sales – Amanda Wakeley

The queen of effortless glamour! The smooth light feel of the luxurious silk satin and the simplicity of Amanda Wakeley’s designs makes them perfect for an outdoor or beach wedding!

AW189 — Side drape silk satin dress with a beaded bustier trim

AW170 — Layered georgette dress with a beaded belt

AW183 — Silk satin cross back dress with front (or back, which ever you prefer) tie
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Sample sale gowns — Junko Yoshioka

Looking for your one of a kind gown for your special day at an amazing price? Look no further! We will be posting pictures of our gowns (categorised by designer) that will be going at up to 80% off. You might even be tempted to get that second gown for your photoshoot or additional walk in gown!

Tasha: A strapless modified A-line silk pique with peek-a-boo pleated silk panels. Ivory. US6.
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Tulip: A strapless modified A-line dotted tulle gown with draped bodice and 2-tone ribbon at natural waist. White. US6. Modeled by the lovely Hsin Yah.

Ambrosia: A strapless tulle ballgown with fiddlehead fern inspired beading scattered throughout the bodice and sash. Diamond White. US6. Modeled by sweet Sarah.

Dahlia: A spaghetti strap deep v baby A-line silk radzimir gown with plunging back and dramatic metallic trimmed train detail. White. US6.

And Mulberry: A strapless modified mermaid organic lace inspired sequin gown. Off white. US6.

Gowns are sold “as is” and alteration charges are separate.

NY Bridal Market Oct 2012

A much overdue post! It was our first time at New York Bridal Market Oct 2012 and it was a real experience, where we were one of the first to see the new Fall 2013 collections by our designers and more. Here are a preview of the new collections and we also picked up a few new designers! More on that to come!

At Temperley, the Florence 2013 collection was floaty, ethereal and elegant, a Temperley signature. We overheard one of the photographers for an established bridal magazine saying that this was the absolute best collection that they have seen across the designers!

At Amanda Wakeley Sposa’s booth, we picked out gowns for our trunk show (held at the end of October and it was a success!). Classic, simple and luxurious. Amanda Wakeley’s gowns are versatile and could easily be worn for at a beach setting or a formal New York wedding. These were the crowd favorites at our trunk show.

At Badgley Mischka, the duo drew inspiration from the heavens, naming their gowns after planets and zodiac signs. The gods were certainly looking out for them as the collection presented was simply divine. Slender and full gowns were both featured, with dramatic embroidery and elaborate beading being a connecting force.

David Fielden updated his classic Grace Kelly gown, replacing the tulle skirt with a simple satin sheath skirt. This will no doubt be a hit at The Prelude Bridal, following in the footsteps of the Grace Kelly gown.

And last but not least, our favourite designer Junko Yoshioka whom we had the pleasure of meeting and chatting to at her workshop. An soft-spoken, sweet and pleasant lady, we can’t wait to see more of her, hopefully in Singapore! Again, the collection showed off her signature style of using unusual fabrics, sourced twice a year from France.

This is an amazing full beaded sheath gown… perfect as an evening gown for a dramatic entrance.

One thing we noticed from all the designers was the presence of lace, long sleeves and more lace. A testament to the effects of the Royal Wedding and the Duchess of Cambridge’s style on both designers and brides. So if you are a bride-to-be and you love lace, you will be spoilt for choice when the new collections hit the stores. The Fall 2013 collections will be arriving at The Prelude Bridal in March 2013. Mark this down in your diaries!

We leave you with this final image. My absolute favorite shot from Bridal Market!