Ted Wu is one of Singapore’s most respected bridal wear and evening gown designers, with over 25 years of experience in the fashion industry. Whether bespoke or ready-to-wear, Ted has a natural flair for creating one-of-a-kind gowns that showcase the unique individuality of each woman that steps into his atelier.
Born to a dressmaker mother, Ted grew up learning to sew and design, mastering the vanishing art of exquisite needlework, beading and embroidery. These delicate details have become a Ted Wu signature today.
Hand-stitched to the highest artisanal standards, these embellishments lend a touch of restrained, elegant glamour to his timeless, heirloom creations that the modern, discerning bride will treasure on her wedding day.
Every Ted Wu gown is proudly designed and made in Singapore at his in-house atelier and is overseen by a team of skilled seamstresses. This means even ready-to-wear pieces can be customised and altered to cater to individual specifications. With every step of the process carried out in Singapore, from sketching to the sewing of the mock-up and the fitting sessions, it has never been more effortless and stress-free to turn the designer gown of your dreams into reality.
From the very moment we discovered Ted Wu online, we knew that he would be the one to design our wedding dresses and suits. And we are extremely happy to say that our intuition turned out to be right!
My husband and I fully enjoyed the entire process of getting our bespoke wedding dresses/suit done from scratch. From the very beginning, Ted Wu and Jean were nothing but accommodating and were such a pleasure to work with, and would always make us feel right at home whenever we come to visit. Their personal touches make each visit feel very memorable and enjoyable, and we’d always leave looking forward to our next session. Seeing that we were tied up with wedding preparation, Ted and Jean were even nice enough to offer to deliver our finished gowns and suit to us directly in Sentosa the night before our wedding at no extra cost, a gesture that we both cannot thank them for enough. They were also very accommodating to our requests for last minute alterations, which we made just a few days prior to our big day!
The finished products were nothing short of perfect! Ted and Jean were incredibly attentive and receptive to our thoughts and ideas of how our dream dresses and suit might look like. Furthermore, Ted was able to identify the defining features of my dream gown and adapt them into a sublime dress that encapsulated those features while complimenting my frame and personality at the same time! We cannot be happier with how our dresses and suit turned out. They fit very well and received countless praise from our guests during the wedding.
Choosing Ted Wu as our wedding dress/suit designer was one of the best choices we made for our wedding! If you are looking for your dream dress or suit to be made with love, a personal touch, and the utmost care and attention for detail, then we cannot recommend Ted Wu enough!
Strode down the aisle with confidence because of these gorgeous and comfortable gowns that I was wearing. No doubt the best decision we made for choosing Ted and Jean in making our wedding outfits. Really like to extend this thank you to Kelvin and Yiling for your fervent recommendation of Ted Wu to us, knowing that I would prefer bespoke pieces and he’s definitely the obvious choice.
Watching the gowns being created from scratch is such a pleasure. I’m enthralled by the gowns myself too! Big love to you both for the months of efforts in completing these dream dresses. I’m so grateful to you and also the friendship we have nurtured. Very honoured that you have chosen us for the advert video too. I can’t thank you both enough for everything .
Wee Mei Ling
Like many brides, I went into a couple of bridal studios at the initial stage to try on gowns. Ted Wu was the only designer that came out personally to tend to me and fuss over each dress I tried making sure I knew how the gown would fit me. That genuine interest and professionalism…the superb service sealed the deal for me. Plus the fact that all 3 gowns I tried on that first meeting looked so good!
Throughout the design and fitting process, Ted was always attentive and took time to listen to what I needed. I was especially touched that Ted made the extra effort to download my wedding dance song so that he could design the perfect gown for the occasion. He even added extra fabric to the skirt so that it flowed better to the music. Thanks to Ted, I received endless praise for both gowns, especially the one that I used for my wedding dance.
My boyfriend, now husband, was so impressed with Ted and Jean’s service and professionalism that he decided to do his suit with them as well, even though he originally had plans to tailor a suit elsewhere. Needless to say, they did an impeccable job. My heartfelt gratitude to Ted and Jean for making my husband look so good at our wedding !
Angelina Cheshire C
It’s so difficult to write this review because words do not suffice in attempting to wrap up this journey/experience at Ted Wu.
First I did not quite know what I wanted in gowns when I began my visits to bridal studios. Ted’s was the second out of 10 studios, to which I diligently made my rounds.
I found certain designers way too mechanical and insistent (which could b a double edge sword) on their signature styles, versus listening and trying to build a dress around the client’s character and preferences.
There were also studios where the designers were brief and quick to hussle me into signing up.
Ted is quite the opposite: he’s patient, listens to the rough ideas one may have, and provides input and possibilities. This makes it personalised, because it is not simply about the designer’s inspiration but also client’s ideas. It took me 3 visits to his shop before committing to a custom day gown and off the rack new evening gown, with flowers and make up included.
I am quite poorly informed in terms of design and fashion. But with Ted guidance at every stage of the design, I could see the tiny pieces of my ideas coming together and that’s very satisfying.
Every visit was not hurried, attention is always focused on one couple. With each additional visit, it become addictive, filled with laughter and frenship. Ted and Jean were always ready and helpful with any opinions i may require: from shoes, pre-wedding pictures, suitable jewellery pieces.
There is no doubt this experience is not any way commercialised, I’d liken it to having a designer friend to share and actualise one’s thoughts.
Both my gowns received much praise from friends and guests. Surely going with Ted was one of the best decisions I’ve made for my wedding preps. I cannot imagine any one of the other 9 studios I’ve visited to have given me the privilege of such service and friendship.
Thanks Ted and Jean!!
Moh Shi Qing
A very big thank you to both Ted and Jean for making all our gown fittings an amazing and fun experience!
We went to 5 different bridal shops for our gown shopping and Ted’s was the last. When we visited his studio and briefly looked through his gowns, we did not have to hesitate much and right away we decided to engage Ted Wu for our gowns and suits.
It was undoubtedly the easiest decision to make as I fell right in love with the modern cheongsam the moment I tried it on.
Throughout all the fittings, Ted and Jean were always super attentive and detailed. They even advised us on the kind of heels/shoes and accessories to pair with our gowns and suits. There were even days when I will just whatsapp Ted pictures of ties and pocket squares to ask for his opinion for my husband’s suits.
Ted and Jean’s services are impeccable and Ted is definitely an amazing designer with penchant for finer details. Both my gowns are lightweight and the lace on my white mermaid gown and bridal veil was all intricately sewn. Received many compliments on the gorgeous gowns!
Thank you Ted and Jean for all the effort and for giving us all the confidence we needed for our big day. Will definitely miss working with the both of you!
It sure didn’t take long to decide to entrust Ted Wu as my wedding gowns designer!
Ted & Jean stood out among the rest with their immaculate personal touch – their willingness to listen and brainstorm with you, always so accommodating, and we truly enjoyed every part of the co-creation process. It was such fun experience that me and my husband were looking forward to each fitting sessions.
As we had to be out of town often, Ted and Jean made everything a breeze for us! Of which, they didn’t just see their roles to be confined to gown making, they actually went way and beyond to advise on makeup, hairdo, accessories, shoes, and even for my husband outfit!
The pre-wedding photos of me in the gowns came out great! Maybe our anniversary is another reason to make a dress again!
Thank you Ted and Jean and the team!
Ted Wu, my desired wedding gown designer. The whole experience with Ted Wu was lovely from beginning to end. They really make me wanting anniversary even before my actual wedding (a reason to work tgt).
The very moment that I stepped into the shop, I knew this was it! But considering the budget and some restrictions, I did not confirm their service immediately till later part of my wedding preparations. Ted and Jean were given very limited time (2 months) to work a suitable gown for me and they DID it! I am impressed that through a short sharing of my liking and dislikes, in addition to his designer’s spike, he chose a few gowns for my trying and yeap, two was selected with my husband and mum-on-law in agreement. What surprised me further was, Ted and team did a slight touch up or rather changes (sew more beads and glitters) to the gown for actual day wearing.
Not forgetting, Jean, his assistant, who follows up with me after the first meet up and offers some recommendations on vendors.
Highly recommended to Brides… especially to bride who have difficulties choosing gowns. It’s a place where the gown brings out the best in you.
No words can describe how happy I am to have found my dream gowns at Ted Wu! I dress hunted at 18 bridal shops and Ted Wu was the last shop I shopped at – it would have been a crime to do otherwise!
Ted & Jean are such wonderful people and I’m so happy to have made friends with them! They always made me feel like a princess at every bridal fitting. Jean is a master at choosing gowns that highlight your best features. In fact, the first bridal gown she let me try on was the gown that I walked down the aisle in! The fit was absolutely perfect and it was exactly how I envisioned myself to look like on my big day. When I brought my then-fiancé to see the gowns for the first time, the lace took his breath away! He said he almost couldn’t recognize me as the dress made me look so beautiful! The midnight blue evening gown was also super amazing, lightweight and comfortable. Till today I’m secretly thrilled that I wore a gown made for a celebrity! Haha!
Ted Wu was undoubtedly one of the best decisions we made throughout our entire wedding planning journey. Even my sister, mum and best friend enjoyed accompanying me along for the fittings. I had so much fun chit-chatting with Ted & Jean during the fittings! For now, I can only wish that I will have the chance to wear a Ted Wu gown again. We will miss you, Ted & Jean!
Ted & Jean are absolutely amazing people to work with. We had left the designing almost entirely to Ted and everything turned out amazing. They’re such sincere individuals to work with, going above and beyond to make sure that we loved the gowns and that it all fit.
Ted was so patient with my indecisiveness and accommodated to my red-but-don’t-want-so-red request. He also made my ombré dreams come true with the cheongsam!
Everyone was raving about both dresses that night. Some of my friends were also amazed at the ease in which I moved around in my evening gown (all thanks to Ted)!
Ted had also designed a gown for my mum! We all loved the gown as well!
Would definitely recommend Ted Wu to anyone who’d want something unique, beautiful and yet comfortable. Not to forget, their service is superb making our wedding planning that much easier and more fun because we never had to worry about our gowns!
Just had my wedding last Saturday and Ted Wu is one of the best choice I have made during my wedding process journey. Ted & Jean are such nice people to be around and they understand what I wanted for my gowns spot on. Their craftsmanship is amazing! Many people commented that my dresses are sooo so gorgeous!! With them, you are definitely in the right hands. Thank you Ted & Jean for this amazing process working with you guys!! Harold & myself truly enjoyed ourselves.
Edwina Heng Juit Lian
Mothers know best and want the best for their child. I came to know Ted’s studio through my mum’s recommendation. It was a privilege to be dressed to the best by Ted for my special day. Ted and Jean’s craft and service were impeccable for my wedding dress and I appreciated the care in detail, especially for the Peranakan-inspired embroidery. Thanks for the lovely dress and more than just the outfit, genuine care for the customer.
Thank you Ted for designing the gown of my dreams! Like many couples, we went to several bridal studios during our initial wedding preparation stage, and we chose Ted because their gowns were beautiful and they provided us with superb service. We always look forward to our fitting sessions because each visit to the studio is always a fun and memorable one. Thank you for listening to our love story, and creating a mermaid gown that’s perfect for me. I’ve received lots of compliments from my friends and family and everyone loves how special it is. We would highly recommend anyone looking for a unique and unconventional wedding gown to work with Ted and his awesome team!
Jorina Chai Wen Shan
Thank you Ted & Jean for rushing out my custom made evening gown within just 2+ months! Really appreciate your hard work and great service all this time – every fitting session was so much fun chatting with both of you and you guys were always so helpful in giving advice on the colour of the gown, choosing the right wedding shoes, hairstyles to match the gown, accessories etc. Also kudos to Ted for always replying my Whatsapp messages promptly even if it was late at night! U were always there when I had questions and wanted to consult you on the gown design
Having my evening gown done by Ted was one of the best decisions I made for the wedding and all my guests praised it as the nicest gown for the wedding! Ted’s embroidery work and fitting skills are undoubtedly one of the best around & he was always open to discussing the design and my preferences without ever forcing his opinion on me unlike other designers. The end result was a perfect gown which embodied my favourite elements and yet also captured his unique style and workmanship very well
Once again, thank you very much Ted & Jean for everything. Alan & I will miss our fitting sessions and chit chats with you. We have recommended you to our other friends and will continue to recommend you to other couples getting married!
I had an amazing experience working with Ted Wu It was an easy decision to make as Ted was the only bridal boutique who was open in entertaining my crazy thoughts (i.e. Disney related gown and wearing shoes instead of heels) and wanting something different from the masses. Ted is patient, a good listener to my wants and needs and was able to provide advice whenever needed.
It is also stress free working with them as Ted ensured that both my mtm gowns were perfect and that it would fit me beautifully! He is also able to deliver the gowns on time and ensured that there were no issues. The details, additional beadings etc. Additionally, Jean is really friendly and helpful. She is quick is responding to all my queries and providing me the necessary information. She even reminded me when I forgot my appointments!
Thanks so much, Ted, Jean and Maggie! We had so much fun working with you! Thank you for making me such a beautiful bride!:) I would definitely recommend working with Ted Wu for his wedding gowns! The experience, service and the gowns are awesome!
Ted and Jean – two very inspiring, extremely talented and dedicated friends we worked with for our big day. From conceptualising the designs to making amendments, they stayed cheerful and dedicated through the whole process, ensuring that we are happy till the end. We can never know how much work goes into each gown, but we are sure that their passion and determination to give their all to the clients is what makes them stand out from the rest. My beautiful white laced mermaid gown with gorgeous back detailing, and my glamorous va-va-voom red gown, received many compliments, all thanks to Ted and team. Thank you for your dedication to your work and making us a happy couple on our big day! We’ll visit when we’re in the area!
My lucky stars are definitely shining bright to have me to meet Ted and Jean to be part of the most important day in my life.
Despite his achievements and being featured in fashion magazines numerous times, Ted remains humble, genuine and professional. Frankly, I was rather intimidated before meeting him, but when I met him and Jean, the rest is history.
They are unlike the rest, as they are genuinely interested in what you want. I was touched by their passion, genuity and how they treated their customers like friends. He has a eye for details and his sense of style is acute. Everyone whom saw my gowns were amazed by the delicate details and design.
Thank you so much for all you have done, I am so so blessed to have known the both of you. I am just so excited now to wow my guests with the 2 pieces you have created:)
You guys are AMAZING!
Thanks so much to Ted and Jean for the two wonderful and absolutely perfect made-to-measure gowns. From the start, I knew I wanted something unconventional, and Ted helped turned my dreams into reality! He even made the effort to patiently shop with me for the right fabric – and for that, I am super grateful Despite my ‘kancheong’ and perfectionist nature, the experience at Ted truly surpassed all my expectations. Would certainly miss my gowns lots now that the wedding is over, but I know I will still see more of Ted and Jean in my neighbourhood! *yay!*
My husband Kenneth and I got married in October last year and chose Ted Wu to dress us. Ted and Jean are wonderful to work with. Couples who are planning their wedding need to seriously consider Ted Wu.
– I am a picky person.
– I went to 10 bridal studios, no kidding. It was a rather tedious process because I didn’t know what I wanted. And dresses look different on the hangers versus on me.
– Ted Wu was bridal studio #7 in the list, and I knew this studio was the one because I couldn’t stop thinking about them when I visited place #8-10.
They’re great because:
– Ted and Jean can customise. This means brides-to-be have flexibility and choice over how the gown will look and feel. While I didn’t have the time for a made-to-measure gown, I was able to see how my 2 off-the-rack gowns evolved over time, especially my lovely blue evening gown that went from a sheath to this beautiful piece with illusion back with lace and sparkles.
– Separately, it also means they can fit the dress to you, precisely, and right down to dress length. One of my pet peeves for wedding gowns is when the dress is too long and the bride can’t walk unless both her hands are carrying the dress.
– They listen, and they understand how to make a bride look and feel good. Ted understood what I wanted when I couldn’t even put it into words. This means his sensing of a bride’s personality and aesthetic is spot on.
– There is a lot of attention to detail. You might see work-in-progress gowns in their studio. Ted chooses the specific part of the lace for cutting, and then every small piece of lace is cut by hand. He then pins the pieces into place, and re-positions and re-pins until he is happy. Each gown is one of a kind, but you can still see the same amount of tender loving care that goes into each one.
– You get total exclusivity during your appointments. It is only you and them in the studio.
– My husband had his suit made with them too, and Ted takes these measurements himself, as compared to outsourcing this job to someone else.
– There is integrity. By the time I confirmed with Ted Wu, there was sadly not enough time left for a made-to-measure gown. They subscribe to very high standards of quality, and if a gown will turn out being less than those standards, Ted will politely tell you so. This honesty is something I respect and prefer, rather than over-promise and under-deliver.
– They are warm people. I invited one of my bridesmaids to a fitting and she commented “They are such positive and nice people.” When my husband and I went to return the gowns, we told them about how our wedding went, and they teared. Throughout the whole process, you feel their sincerity and heart in wanting to help a couple have a beautiful and lovely wedding. Above everything else, this should be what it is about.
Photo credits: Antelope Studios
Makeup credits: Sophia, makeuppros
“Every bride is different and so every dress should be different…
There’s no one dress more beautiful than the other because it is all designed
and made individually with love and crafted to perfection.”