You probably remember sleepovers with your girlfriends in elementary school and high school, spending long hours fantasising about the perfect bridal gown, the ideal wedding reception and function rooms to have it in, and sometimes even thinking about the perfect man to marry!
While some of your ideas will have stuck with you over the intervening years, many of them will have been replaced by newer and better fabrics, venues, and ideas. Here we look at bridal couture for the noughties, including the best Singapore 5 star hotels for wedding receptions, function rooms to make your occasion magically perfect, and of course, that perfect dress!
Bridal Veil by Michelle Huimin is one of the newest, slinkiest and most elegant bridal shops to spring up in Singapore recently. Michelle Huimin has brides looking their best for weddings in Singapore, in lovingly detailed embroidery, Duchess Satin and Georgette Foil fabrics, and genuine Swarovski crystals to set off the beauty of the bride, rather than overwhelm her for her Singapore wedding package.
Couture is actually quite a popular theme for weddings in Singapore of late, and La Belle Couture is somewhat of a sister shop to Bridal Veil. The deliciously soft fabrics that are La Belle Couture's speciality include liquid chiffon, Thai silk and French lace.
If you prefer to change out of your wedding dress before making your way to the wedding reception at your Singapore 5 star hotel, La Belle Couture can help with a complementary selection of contemporarily designed evening dresses.
The setting for your Singapore wedding reception is just as important as the setting for your face and figure (that is, your dress!), and if you can combine your wedding reception with your honeymoon suite, so much the better! Less time spent travelling means more quality time with your partner.
The Novotel Clarke Quay is a contemporary, superbly decadent option for both. Honeymoon suites at this Singapore 5 star hotel have expansive beds with luxury high-thread count sheets - perfect for lazing about on long honeymoon mornings.
For those times when you simply can't tear yourselves away from each other, Novotel Clarke Quay has room service 24 hours a day, weekdays and weekends, for you to enjoy in the fresh, modern designed suites in this luxury Singapore hotel.
Choose to hold your wedding reception here for the ultimate in attentive service and convenience, and you'll get the full benefit of the cutting edge cuisine from one of their internationally trained chefs. Cuisine specialities at the Novotel Clarke Quay include Chinese, North Indian, and international.
The function rooms at this Singapore 5 star hotel are spacious, and there is a selection of themes for decoration that can be personalized to your tastes - even to your particular dress, your bridesmaids' dresses, or your bouquet!
If luxury and decadence are the themes of your wedding, then the Four Seasons Singapore is a great choice. Function rooms booked for Singapore wedding packages here are richly decorated in gold, red and white, with silk and brocaded fabrics.
You also have the option of specially priced wedding packages at this Singapore 5 star hotel, where your room can be booked at a discounted rate when you use the function room for your wedding reception. Great for weddings on quite a large budget.
If you'd like to be away from the hustle and bustle for your wedding reception, try the Orchid Country Club's Grand Ballroom. The chandeliers here are a great complement to crystal and sparkle in wedding dresses, and the spiral staircase gives you the opportunity to make a grand entrance in your high couture wedding gown!
http://www.novotelclarkequay.com.sg "> Novotel Clarke Quay situated in the heart of Singapore and within the vibrant and dynamic Clarke Quay area is one of Singapore's best located hotels, both for tourists and business travellers.