A conversation my friend and I had about wedding dresses…..

Him: Where do I buy one of those wedding dresses?

Me: You mean, MAKE.  *lists out a few Indonesian bridal designers*

Him: How come everyone I ask says the same names? It’s not possible that the whole of Indonesia buys from them!!

Me: Well, they’re the famous ones. Why do you ask?

Him: I’m getting married. And I want a cheap wedding dress.

Me: You’re so romantic!!

Him:  Thank you. Anyway, can I get a wedding dress from these designers for a budget price?

Me: How much were you looking at?

Him: RP. 1,500,000


Me: How do I put this nicely…. no.

Him: What’s their average price?

Me: I don’t know…Around RP. 30,000,000 – RP. 50,000,000

Him: Gulp. Who buys the dresses? The girl kan?!!! *panics*

Me: Seriously, such a lucky bride you’re about to have. Both sides lah. Since there’s usually a reception on both sides, each sponsor their own side. But the girl always forks out more, because she has the tunangan, the akad nikah AND the reception to pay for!

Him: Oh phew…So the girl still rugi donk?

Me: Yes…That’s why you have to be nice to us all the time.


In all seriousness right, I always thought wedding dresses are obviously the dream dress that girls have imaginarily sketched in their mom’s wombs, but sometimes the price…omg.. and it’s worn ONCE.

For all you married ladies, what do you guys do with your wedding dresses?



  1. I think it’s becoming more usual to rent wedding dresses and suits these days, isn’t it? There is even a rental for pre-wed photo sessions to handle this economic situation thankfully 🙂


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