Until yesterday, I didn’t think that I would enjoy wearing a wedding dress before my actual wedding… but I did! In Cafe Drama, Seoul, you can dress up into big fluffy dresses for just 15,000 KRW (~15 USD). Why not stop by here for a coffee break after enjoying some shopping near Ewha Woman’s University?
How to get to Cafe Drama: Go to Line 2 Ewha Woman’s University Station (이대역). Walk straight out of exit 1. Make a right at the next big intersection. The cafe is a few steps away from the corner. Go downstairs for the entrance.
Address: Seoul Seodaemun-gu Daehyeon-dong 101-12 B1 Cafe Drama 서울특별시 서대문구 대현동 101-12 B1 카페드라마
Phone: 02-312-7748 Reservations are recommended, just in case they are busy with a big tour group, but we just walked in and there was no problem.
Hours: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Cost: The cost includes the dress, a simple hairdo, some accessories, and a drink. (If you want more than one drink, you’ll have to pay an extra fee.) The cost varies depending on which dress you choose. The traditional Korean Hanbok and extravagant dresses are more expensive. If you go to this cafe just to tag along with your friends, you still have to pay 15,000 KRW for being there. Might as well just grab the cheapest 15,000 KRW costume and dress up together! If you pay an extra fee, you could also get a professional photographer who will save the pictures on a CD-rom, or you could get your make-up done.
Where you can take pictures: If you don’t pay for a photographer, you can either take turns with your friends, or do a selfie together. The store let us borrow their selife stick. There’s no time limit so take as many pictures as you want!! My friends and I were there for two hours, but that also included choosing the dress, wearing the dress, enjoying our drinks, and looking back at our pictures.
Changing into your dress: After you choose a dress from the album, the worker will pull out that dress from the wardrobe. Once you wear the dress, she will quickly tighten up the back of your dress, recommend some accessories, and arrange your hair. She can lend you some heels if it is a short dress.