Saturday, May 30, 2009

Braving Divisoria for Wedding Garments

Sweetie and I braved Divisoria to check out Divisoria for wedding garments. The last time I was there was about a year ago when my niece asked if we could buy her a terno for her Filipino org activities (she's based in the US). I also accompanied my friend to buy her wedding and entourage gown a few years ago (we got it RTW!).

Anyway, we also did the rounds of couturiers and the costs were just too high. We've pegged a budget for the wedding and would like to stick to that budget, so we thought we should check out Divisoria.

Here's a rundown of costs:

Bridal Gowns - PhP3,500 and up (includes accessories)
Maid of Honor/Bridesmaid gowns - PhP600 to PhP1,200 (satin is cheaper than taffeta/chiffon)
Flower Girl gowns - PhP600 to PhP800
Barongs - PhP600 and up
Barongs for Grooms/Fathers - PhP800 and up
Mothers gowns - PHP1,300 and up
*they can also do suits

The rates for patahi are the same as well. All you need to do is bring your design or choose from their catalog (catalog means, bridal magazines). The rates are the same whether or not you ask them to place beads.

Here's a few I got cards from:

Julao Wedding Gown
Maylen V. Julao (look for Iday)
Pasilio-E Stall #71-72
Galvan Building, Ilaya St.
Binondo Manila
Tel +(632) 309-3051
Cel. 63 (921) 5554450

Paul & Lyn's Bridal Haus
Salve A. Pitalbo
Stall No. 29, 35 Pasilio B-C
Galvan Building, Ilaya St.
Binondo, Manila
Tel + (632) 710-9471
Res. + (632) 237-1327 or 254-5622

Lomentigar Bridal Boutique & Souvenir Collections
Tessie D. Lomentigar
Pasilio B-17
Galvan Building, Ilaya Street
Binondo, Manila
Arlaine +63 (920) 627-9326
Jean +63 (923) 535-5357

Ronaleen Bridal & Barong Shoppe
Sollie and Ramon Santos
Galvan Cabrera Building
Pasilio E. No. 78-81
Email ronaleen_bridal (at)
Tel + (632) 309-3133

Aiza's Personal Touch
Galvan, Divisoria
Stall No. 46, Pasilio G
Cel. +63 (915) 202-2809

More about Divisoria gowns here


  1. Hi Aileen! I'm finding this site very informative. Good luck sa ating wedding preps (Kami di pa nagsisimula hehe)!

  2. @mauisalang I haz more info pa hehehe. I have gazillions of flyers hehehe

  3. Hi Aileen very informative site. Kudos!

  4. Hi Aileen! I have a small frame & there are some girls in my party who do not have a small frame. They started freaking out about how they would look in their dresses. Which I may add they looked stunning. A friend of mine referred me to someone they knew who worked for a company called, Ardyss International. OMG! Did they save my wedding! They have reshaping garments that make you look about 2-3 dress sizes smaller! As mentioned I have a small frame and I even purchased a corset from them. Let me just say my husband and I had a wonderful evening! This is where you can go if anyone is interested, Oh! not only do these garments make you 2-3 sizes smaller they actually do something, like reshape your body. One girl in my party wore a size 10 dress, she's in a size 8 now. They also have nutritional products that are high in antioxidants that helped my wedding party as well. This place is a life saver and awesome, and worth it!

  5. I like your blogs!matagal na akong naghahanap ng ganitong site.Thanks so much!I really need this.

  6. Hi Aileen!
    Ung Ilaya street ba ay same as the Ylaya street na nahanap ko sa google map? hirap kase hanapin. is this after pa ng tutuban and 168 malls to the left of Claro M Recto if youre coming from Isetan?

  7. Hi Aileen thanks for this post. It is really informative as it will help my trip to Divi easier by sorting out the stalls i should visit.

  8. hi... im looking for a photo and vdeo coverage na sna fit sa budget namin..
    nice blog.

  9. benjie's wedding photography...25k ung pinakababa...depends on album and come inclusions...

  10. BabesLevis
    Hi Ai, pag nagpatahi ba ng sariling bridal gown mga ilang araw ang aantayin bago makuha? tenkz.

  11. hi! may alam po ba kayo na for rent na dress sa entourage

  12. Hi, kindle send naman po ko ng mga exclusive design nyo for wedding gown with price dito po sa email ko ..Thank you po..

  13. Many thanks Aileen! Very informative. :)

  14. OMG!! thank God for this site! Im getting married 11 months from now, and i still don't have any idea how start with the planning. Good thing I found your site. It's very informative. Thank you! Me and my fiance are from Cagayan de Oro.. We'll be going to Manila on June to scout for invitations and giveaways. Now that I've read your blog about gowns in Divisoria, sure we'll be heading there too! Thanks a lot! :)

  15. Hello Aileen!!! This is super super informative! I admire your being classy yet down to earth. :)) My wedding is 3 months from now and I'm sooo confused if I will go with the couterier near our place to work for my bridal gown (only!) that would cost me P45,000. I would like to try in divi coz it would indeed save us lot of money big time. May I know with those couterier you've listed, which one actually made your gown? Please try to respond the soonest we are planning to stretch our legs in divi on sunday morning. Thank you so much!!

    I did like your FB fan page, you're indeed very lovely! :)) -Lucille

  16. Hello Aileen... kakasal palang ako sa March 2012. ask ko sana if may idea ka kung yung prices tumaas ang budget kolang kasi sa gown less than 1ok hmm okey na ba yun sa divi?-from Nueva Ecija pa ako buti i found your site;-0

  17. ds is so nice.. grabe 10 months nlng bgo ang wedd nmn.. i dont hv idea how to start.. ung bridal gown ko, nttorete nko hehe.. want it to be cheaper but elgant.,, haaayy.. tnx s blog mo.. ittry ko tlg mkrtng s divi! pguwi ko jan tlg punthan ko.. ehehe.. tnx ailleen! (^,^)

    liz here...

  18. me getting married in 10 mos. and these site is really informative. i live overseas but were getting married back home...
    gowns start 3500 that's amazing price at least we can save a bit for the honeymoon..
    sure ask my sister to go to manila and check out the stores..
    thank u aileen..

    I only had like 2
    weeks in the pi before the wedding so im hoping to get a rtw that would fit me.. via

  19. Julao Wedding Gown (Maylen V. Julao) - MEETING TIME 4PM. 6PM Malapit na daw sa meeting place. Pagantayin ba naman ako ng DALAWANG ORAS. Tapos nung nagagalit na ko hindi nagpakita. Aba napakaunprofessional! IMBYERNA talaga. Napakabait ko na para magantay ng dalawang oras dahil sinira narin naman nila schedule ko. I gave them a warning. 615 aalis na ko. Aba nagsisinungaling pa ata na malapit sila. Dahil ung Legend Villas (text pa" nasa LEGENT villas" na po kami), bukod sa wrong spelling sila ay 5 minutes away nalang yun sa Robinson's Pioneer. Hindi man lang ako binigyan ng assurance na magantay nalang or kahit pakalmahin ako. At note hindi pala nila alam kung saan ang Robinson's Pioneer in the first place. Hindi man lang ako tinanong sa umpisa or hindi man lang nagresearch.

    Sana hindi na 'to maulit sa iba nilang clients! Ang masasabi ko lang marami pang ibang suppliers na mas ok at kasing mura naman. Payo lang. Hanap nalang kayo ng iba!!!

  20. Hello Ms Ailene,

    Ask ko lang po, Kng halimbawa eh s Feb 2nd week 2013 ang kasal ko..Aabot pa kng s 1st week pa ako ng January magpapatahi! Magkano po kaya ang aabutin ng Presyo nun!

    Thanks and best Regards