Inspiring Wedding Dresses under $1,000

 

Doing your homework pays off – literally. At Masako’s we’re constantly on the look out for exceptional wedding dresses and bridal designers. At the same time, we want every bride in Hawaii to feel that she can walk in our shop and have options.

Over the last year and a half, we have worked hard to find designers that meet our quality expectations, while offering more affordable prices. Why are these gowns less expensive than other designers? There are a few reasons. In some cases, as with the Masako Formals Exclusive label, we’ve cut out the middle man. In other cases, we’ve discovered new, up-and-coming designers before they’ve blown up. Plus, a few of our top designers have been making more of an effort to open up their price ranges.

With our Vintage Shop, rental wedding dress options, and now new selection of wedding dresses under $1,000 (and some way under), we hope every price point feels welcome at our shop. Aloha!

D.Y.G. Design Your Gown

Karen Willis Holmes delivers again. Her new Design Your Gown campaign offers bridal separate options that can be combined to create 91 different styles – with the option to be sewn together or worn as separates. See the entire D.Y.G. collection here and sign up for a Karen Willis Holmes Trunk Show at Masako Formals January 20-29, 2017.

 

 

 

 

NY Bridal Week Spring 2016, Casablanca Bridal

Photo Collage of Casablanca Bridal Fall 2016 collection on the runway at New York International Bridal Week.

Fall 2015 Bridal Fashion Week NYC

It’s Fall Bridal Fashion Week in New York City. The world’s best bridal designers are here to show off their Fall 2016 lines. Our first top is the Couture Show at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Featured designers: Palazzo Bridal by Jane White / Justin Alexander / Lillian West

Jane White of Palazzo

Jane White, designer of Palazzo bridal, is a humble genius. When it comes to the two most important aspects of a wedding dress – look and feel – her gowns score 11 out of a possible 10 on both counts. Here’s a peak into the deceiving “simplicity” that requires the highest level of precision, which she can execute because all her gowns are hand crafted locally outside of her Chicago home. We see a lot of dresses, but these ones almost made us cry. (Update: see our Ko’olau Ballrooms Palazzo photo shoot.)

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