There are many themed cafes in Seoul. I've blogged about some of them here: the Little Prince Kid's Cafe, the trampoline cafe, Dr. Fish cafe. Today some friends and I went to another one-the wedding dress cafe. You might be asking yourself, is that as awesome as it sounds? Yes, it is.
Today we went to the Princess Diary (directions at the bottom). The cafe has little rooms with tables where you can sit with your friend(s) and enjoy your drink before trying on a dress. We were put at a larger, more open space up a small flight of stairs looking down on the cafe because we had a large group.
|See the little house room with a table inside?|
|This woman had a guy dressing up with her! If only we had known |
-think of how much fun our male companions could have had?!
We were given a menu of drinks and pricing. The drinks ranged from hot chocolate and coffee, to teas, smoothies and milkshakes. The pricing guide explains that there's a minimum $6 fee (this includes a drink) and dresses range from $10 to $40 to try on. If you wear the dress for over 30 minutes there is an additional fee. Also, you have to finish your drink and it's suggested that you use the bathroom before putting on the dress.
|Grace got an oreo shake|
|So did Ruby.|
They did not allow the girls to try on any dresses, Grace was really disappointed, but Ruby still had fun trying on veils.
They took us, four at a time, into the dressing room. They dressed us and gave us shoes.
|Myah peaks into the dressing room wondering if it's her turn yet.|
Then the pictures begin.
Look! I'm a model!
Grace was still upset about not getting to try on a dress. That didn't stop us from getting some great pictures to remember forever (since I made her pouty face lovelier by covering it with flowers):
Turns out, I'm not the only model...
Erin and Meredith
Memories made between Anna and Meredith
Meredith and Elloise
Bonny and Katie, together forever
Jen and her daughter, Elloise
Special moments: Me and Myah
Anna (August's new teacher!) and me
Let's put this on facebook:
I do! Me and Katie (those are some fierce tan lines, Katie)
Bonny, a bride in the Old West?
Look at us! Let's go back tomorrow!
Directions to Princess Diary. Take Line 2 to Ewha Women's University station Exit 3. Walk straight out. The cafe is less than 2 blocks away. It will be on your right hand side just before the Juno Salon. As you're walking, look up for the Princess Diary sign. The door to the cafe is around the building right across from the Juno salon and very expensive toy store.
This is the sign you're looking for-it's not easy to spot...