Aside from dreaming up her own wedding gown, a bride’s work—especially one who’s very particular about the entire look and feel of her special day—practically encompasses endeavoring over the attire of everyone in attendance. That includes the wedding entourage, of course—from the bridesmaids to the groomsmen. After all, a timeless and photo-worthy wedding isn’t complete without perfectly color-coordinated outfits to match the theme and that of the bride and groom’s own ensemble.
That being said, below are 10 of the best designers to consider for a clean and cohesive wedding entourage.
1. Martin Bautista
If you’re all for an elegant and chic style, look no further than Martin Bautista—the same designer for stylist Kim Yap’s entourage during her lavish wedding to Jarvis Sy. One for drapery, frills, fringes, and asymmetrical shapes, Martin’s romantic designs offer your bridesmaids perfectly crafted gowns fit for the occasion. What’s more, a few of his muses include Angel Locsin, Anne Curtis, and Solenn Heusaff, if you aren't already convinced of the grace and star power his designs can exude.
Head on over to his official website to check out his collections. For inquiries and appointments, you may email Martin at @martin-bautista.com or contact him through the following numbers: (02) 263 6539 or 0917 566 5662.
Atelier: Unit 803 Princeville Condominium, Laurel St. Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
2. Elizabeth Hallie
In an interview with Preview, renowned local bridal designer Elizabeth Hallie had described her designs as something that always adheres to her own personality—"simple, feminine, and tasteful." She says that while her gowns tend toward the clean and minimalist approach, she’s a versatile artist who can also play around with more statement ensembles if so requested by her bride and her bridesmaids. Drawn towards elegant designs with eccentric qualities—"geometric patterns, uneven hems, angled sleeves"—Elizabeth can easily turn trendy into tasteful, offering your entourage a timeless quality to accompany your ephemeral special day. Influencer-approved, Elizabeth also recently designed the bridal entourage for Kryz Uy and Slater Young’s wedding, dressing the #BloggerBesties in powder blue tulle frocks.
Atelier: 87 Real Street, Makati
3. Sassa Jimenez
A go-to for dainty and feminine gowns, veteran designer Sassa Jimenez has always been drawn to the playful and whimsical. That being said, she’s learned how to marry these traits with traditional silhouettes that aim for a more mature look, ideal for your entourage. She’s also one to design with comfort and function in mind, while making sure to keep things fun and fresh. Plus, having been in the business for more than 10 years, there’s no questioning the clean-cut handiwork afforded to every single one of her creations.
For reference, you may check out her collections on her website. For inquiries and appointments, email Sassa at email@example.com.
Atelier: Unit 2C - 60 Jupiter Street, Makati City
4. Zandra Lim
Whether you’re aiming for fanciful intricate details or more refined and sleek minimalist designs, bridal designer Zandra Lim can surely cater to your preferred aesthetic. She’s an especially great choice for the bride in search of an ultra-feminine ensemble for her bridesmaids' wedding looks. To make matters easier for her equally busy clients, Zandra also happens to have an RTW line named Hello Love, which offers not only bridal dresses but "all wedding paraphernalia in one place."
To see more of Zandra’s designs, check out her official website, here. Meanwhile, for inquiries or appointments, you may email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 0920 911 3804.
Atelier: 37 E Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines
5. Charina Sarte
Mainly a resort wear brand, Charina Sarte’s effortlessly feminine creations are perfect for the summer bride and her entourage. Think tropical prints or flowy frocks and slinky straps—much like the dresses her bridesmaids wore to her own wedding day, all of which she designed herself along with her bridal gown.
For more of her work, head over to her official website, here. For inquiries and appointments, you may contact her through the following numbers: (02) 720 2613, (02) 556 6440, 0917 835 3713.
Atelier: 2-032 2/F Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Brgy. San Lorenzo, Makati City 1223
6. Bianca Cordero
Celebrity stylist and fashion designer Bianca Cordero is another option for both suits and gowns to fit your entourage. She recently notably designed the sleek coffee brown suits of Joni Koro’s groomsmen, along with the groom’s own suit, for his Italy-based wedding to blogger Camille Co. As for her gowns, a quick scroll through her Instagram tells us she’s one for voluminous sleeves, deep-V necklines, and asymmetrical silhouettes. Although if you’d rather not risk your bridesmaids one-upping you on your big day, Bianca’s versatility also ranges over to sleeker, more restrained and minimalist frocks.
For inquiries and appointments, you may email Bianca at email@example.com
Atelier: Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City
7. Debbie Co
Whether it’s a variety of structured suits (for both men and women) or silky dresses, Debbie Co does them all. Leaning towards a more minimalist appeal, this designer’s sleek fluid gowns, simple yet elegant lace frocks, and crisp clean suits make for the perfectly refined entourage, coordinated in their purposely mismatched ensemble. To get more of an idea of how Debbie works, she gets most of her inspirations from famous artworks.
Check out the rest of her work on her official website, here. For inquiries and appointments, you may contact Debbie through the following numbers: (02) 890 9192, (02) 555 1985, 0915 487 2905.
Atelier: 2nd floor, Jupiter Place Building, 136 Jupiter St. Bel-Air 2, Makati City
8. Joe San Antonio
For the maximalist brides at heart who wouldn’t mind giving her bridesmaids a bit of extra flare, try out fashion and bridal designer Joe San Antonio. Examining Joe’s Instagram will tell you that this designer’s an expert on all things fanciful and lavish embellishments, as well as dreamy frocks rendered in carefully handcrafted intricate embroidery.
Check out more of Joe’s wedding collections on her official website, here. You may also email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries and appointments, or contact 0917 796 4124.
Atelier: Eisenhower Tower, Eisenhower, San Juan, 1503 Metro Manila
9. Arnold Galang
Having been in the industry for quite some time, Arnold Galang is a favorite among Preview editors and an expert at compromise, marrying both your initial desires and what's realistically best for you. Whether they're suits or frocks, he's your go-to designer for fresh, easy-to-wear pieces, proving that simple and sleek can look effortlessly sublime.
For inquiries and appointments, email Arnold at email@example.com.
Atelier: Unit 1020, Prince David Condominium, 305 Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City, Metro Manila
10. Julianne Syjuco
Another one for the maximalists, Julianne Syjuco's gowns are rich with intricate embroidery often rendered in ball gown skirts for the grand silhouette your wedding day deserves. Her romantic and soft designs embellished with beaded details will surely catch the hearts of your more feminine entourage.
For inquiries and appointments you may email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact 0977 809 1640.
Atelier: 25 Santa Catalina Street, Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City