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22 April 2006



Hello Brad, as I'm planning moving to SH to start a designer gown buz in summer/fall 2008, come across your blog. Wonder if you'r still in SH and how's it going in there now (Dec 2007). I personally been there couple of times but last time was Dec 2003 and things must hv changed so much especially the luxious items market, wouldn't you say so??? It would be nice if you could let me know your thoughts, also pls visit my site: www.Studio163.com
THX! Aileen


Hi!!! Please I need help!!!

I am going to China in March. I have planned to spend 3 days in Shanghai as I have already been there last year.

I want to buy my wedding dress there. What are the best places to get one, in terms of quality, design, etc.
Thanks very much!!


Hi Alejandra, I am no expert in this but these are two recommendations I found after some search.

"1) Bring your fabric and design (Chinese work better with pictures) to Chang Le road. They charge for 700-2000rmb per gown (after bargaining). That is also tailored to your size.

2)Lu Xiao Yu, a designer with his own studio just off of Nanjing West Rd. He's young and speaks fluent English.

His studio's phone number is 6258 0744. "

Disclaimer : I have not visited any of the shops before. Just word of mouth advices from other expats living in Shanghai.


Many thanks for your help David!!! Cant wait to be there!!!

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Wedding in Chinese traditonla had always been a scared event but now people have started commercializing it.


Hi Brad, I am planning a trip to Shanghai as well and wanted to take the wedding studio photos. Do you know where I would go and which ones are more recommended and any that speak english?

thanks so much



I'm also planning on taking some photos in Shanghai next year for my wedding, but it seems like it's so difficult to find Shanghai photo studios. The only place that really pops out is Paris, but is that the best wedding studio in Shanghai?

Across the waters, in Taiwan, there is Catherines but they are alot pricier.. just for the ticket it is pricey. Also, i rather stop in shanghai as i can make the gowns and suits here. Help is appreciated sfuboy@gmail.com


Hi, Just came across this site as I was looking to buy some wedding dresses to start a business in my own country.
I would like to know if the dresses are made of good quality material and well tailored. Do you know the answers to these questions? Do you any of the stores that supply to the USA?
Do you know if the stores in Shanghai have good prices for wholesale? Thank you. Zuleika.


hi, we like to have 50th wedding anniversary on May 22 2011.Please tell me the street which have store selling chinese wedding gown.
And do we need to bargain about the prices? how many percent down for the price list?
there will be china international wedding expo in shanghai 23 feb 2011, do you think I would be better buying there than the stores?


wedding dresses shops

Well Wedding in Chinese traditonla had always been a scared event but now people have started commercializing it...Generally I do not post on articles, but I would like to say that this article really forced me to do so!

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Hi AC,

Regarding your comment on Wedding Photography Studios. There are many Chinese ones out there like you already mentioned.

You may want to try out alternative ones that are more natural and relaxed. I do some very authentic photos in Shanghai. Feel free to check out my work at: www.donyapphotography.com

Cheers and happy shooting! :)


Hey! Would you mind if I share your blog with my facebook group? There's a lot of folks that I think would really enjoy your content. Please let me know. Cheers


Hi guys,

In China pre-wedding photos are done before the wedding (like the name says) and are printed to be displayed on the wedding day. You can find many studios in China though most don't speak English and tend to lack proper service even in the higher end of the market.

Having worked in such companies, I invite you to visit my website and look at my photo samples : www.an-de-long.com

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