First 10 Steps for Wedding Planning

02/06/2015
by Jessie Wang

infographic - first ten steps for wedding planning

1. Enjoy Being Engaged

Kiss each other a thousand times. Jump up and down saying, "We're engaged!" Stare at the engagement ring. Take the time to write down in detail how you got engaged.

2. Tell Your Parents

Tell your parents before anyone else. Both of you should be present - they'll have a chance to see your happiness up close, look at the ring, and start talking about the wedding.

3. Purchase a Journal If You Don't Already Have One

This will be a time of ten thousand moments you won't want to forget. The journal you keep while planning your wedding will not only help you through this time, but it will be something you cherish for the rest of your life.

4. Announce Your Engagement

Tell everyone the good news! There are many ways of doing this, and no way is more correct or better than another.

5. Set the Date

One of the most important decisions you will make as you plan your wedding.

6. Set the Tone of Your Event

This is the time to decide if you're having a formal wedding, a casual affair, or a theme wedding.

7. Set the Budget

Look at your finances and figure out how much you already have in savings, and how much you can save each month.

8. Choose Your Attendants

As your attendants do a lot more than just stand next to you on the day of the wedding, now is the time to get them involved.

9. Start Looking for Venues for Ceremony and Reception

Many venues are booked a year in advance, so the further in advance you start looking, the more likely you are to get the time, date, and cost that you've planned for.

10. Get Support

The successful bride and groom do not plan their wedding alone. They get help from professionals, respected publications, or trusted friends who've planned their own weddings.

How to choose fabric for your wedding dress?

04/03/2015
by Jessie Wang

wedding & deb dress fabric

When you start looking for your wedding dress, one of the questions to consider is fabric. Satins, Organzas, Chiffons, Oh MY! There are too many fabrics that make you feel confused.

When choosing a fabric type for your wedding gown, the initial questions should be:



Website Outage

13/07/2013
by Jessie Wang

Earlier today our website were unavailable occasionally to some customers due to an issue with the datacenter.

No customer orders were affected.

Change of Time Frame for Custom Dresses

17/04/2013
by Jessie Wang

Due to the coming busy season, lead time for dresses, that requires pattern making, will take six to eight weeks to finish. If you need the dress in a hurry, please plan and place your order in advance. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Shipments Delay (Feb 9, 2013 - Feb 13, 2013)

25/01/2013
by Jessie Wang

Due to the Lunar New Year Holidays in our China office, shipping service will be temporarily suspended from Feb 9, 2013 - Feb 13, 2013. Shipping service will resume on Feb 14, 2013. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Suspension of Rush Order Service (Feb 1, 2013 - Feb 25, 2013)

21/01/2013
by Jessie Wang

Due to the coming Lunar New Year Holidays in our China office, rush order service will be suspended from Feb 1, 2013 - Feb. 25 2013). You can still place a standard order, the standard lead time is not affected. Should there be any special requirements, please contact customer support at any time.

Scheduled System Maintenance: 09/01/13 10:00pm AEST

09/01/2013
by Jessie Wang
We'll be performing scheduled system maintenance on 9/01/13 from 10:00pm-12:00pm AEST. There's a chance that you may experience limited or no connectivity to avabridal.com during this period. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this might cause.

Privacy Policy Update

04/01/2013
by Jessie Wang

Updates to Privacy Policy effective on Jan 04, 2013. For questions, please contact customer support at any time.

Showroom Closed Until 21 Jan.

01/01/2013
by Jessie Wang

Showroom will be closed from 1 Jan. until 21 Jan.

Please schedule your appointment after 21 Jan. if you want to come and try dresses.

Change in Operation Hour for Customer Service Department

31/12/2012
by Jessie Wang

Jan 1-3, 2013 New Year Holiday

Operation hour for our Customer Service Department will be temporarily suspended from 16:30 – 22:30

Customer Service Holiday Hours

20/12/2012
by Jessie Wang

Our Customer Service center staff will be on vacation Saturday, 12/22 thru Christmas Day, 12/25. They will return to the phones on Wednesday, 12/26. If you have any questions, please email us fill out the Contact Us form. Happy Holiday!

Website down due to server failure

07/09/2012
by Jessie Wang

Website is down due to server failure during 13:30-14:00 AEST. Data has been recovered and server is running now. We feel sorry for any issues this caused.

Order delay

15/08/2012
by Jessie Wang
Due to busy season, the delivery of some orders may be delayed. We have notified some customers about this. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

PayPal payment option temporarily unavailable on May 20, 2012

15/05/2012
by Jessie Wang

PayPal payment will be temporarily unavailable as a payment option on May 20, 2012 due to system maintenance. During this time period, please select another payment method when placing an order. The PayPal payment option will be restored as soon as maintenance is completed.

Notice of shipment delays to New South Wales and Victoria due to flooding

04/03/2012
by Jessie Wang

As advised by the postal administration of Australia, delivery services to New South Wales and Victoria are subject to delay due to flooding. These conditions will be in effect until further notice. We regret any inconvenience.

NEW Secure Log in

01/02/2012
by Jessie Wang

Hello, Returning Customers: If you have previously registered an account with us, you will now be prompted to log in using your email address not your username. Your password has stayed the same.

In the event that you did not have a email address registered to your account and you are having difficulty logging in, please contact us, and we will assist you in accessing your account.

We do not recommend starting a new account, as your previous order history, membership information, wish lists, and personal information will be lost.

Login with Facebook

05/11/2011
by Jessie Wang

We have simplified account registration process by integrating Facebook Login. .

Now you can create and log into your account with your Facebook Login. For any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time.

Scheduled System Maintenance: 14/10/11 10:00pm AEST

14/10/2011
by Jessie Wang
Dear customers, We'll be performing a scheduled system maintenance on 14/10/11 10:00pm AEST. There's a chance that you may experience limited or no connectivity to avabridal.com and blog.avabridal.com during this period. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this might cause. Regards, Ava bridal support team

Scheduled System Maintenance: 29/05/11 9:00pm AEST

27/05/2011
by Jessie Wang
We'll be performing scheduled system maintenance on 29/05/11 from 9:00pm-12:00pm AEST. There's a chance that you may experience limited or no connectivity to avabridal.com and blog.avabridal.com during this period. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this might cause.

Shipping to Christchurch, New Zealand temporarily suspended due to earthquake

01/03/2011
by Jessie Wang
As advised by the postal system of New Zealand, all postal services to Christchurch will be held due to the earthquake on February 22, 2011. This will be in effect immediately until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.