Hi ladies.. I'm back... FYI.. My wedding will carry on as per normal.. Yipee.. My dad has a superb speedy recovery and now I'm trying to rush out everything on time...
There's something that I need some comments on gowns.. Yes, gowns, at this 13th hour.. Haha..
I'm kinda of still debating if I should go for a ball gown or a mermaid sexy low back gown. For me, I desired a ball gown as it's like you will only get to wear it once after all.. Feel like a princess... But, on the other hand, a sexy dress also looks great, the mermaid cut accentutates your figures well with the low cut back.. Wow.. Gorgeous too.. I really can't decide.. Ladies, help!!!
bay: i use citibank signature.. heard got x2 the points for priemiermiles but come to thk of it like not useful oso if i wana take budget airlines wor
duno if everyday card got gd rebates for banquet? anyone here knws?
tanlee!!!!! welcome back~!!! heehee.. had fun? tell us abt ur trip
ohhh yaa, my honeymoon at last been cfm... wana chopped the tour agency if they still give me excuses.. nw can start buying toiletries etc for the trip liao... my poor HB still struggling with his last paper while i in holiday mood hehe..
jo_vin: will edit the size and upload into multiply today ^^
lost: ohh i oso thinking of developing for my frens and relatives but so many hw to develop? Abit confused lor... heehee...u only develop the photos at each table or all photos with their faces?
BALL GOWN / FULL SKIRT is the most traditional style of skirt for the bride who is after a classic elegant look. The skirt's appearance can vary depending on the fabric used and the range from structured and heavy looking to soft and light. This type of skirt is often combined with a fitted bodice and natural or dropped wasitline, suiting a wide range of figures, especially those with curves.
Recommended for full figured, pear shaped, and slim brides.
May be considered for brides who are petite or have a hour glass figure.
MERMAID styles flares out at the bottom. This type of skirt is quite often bias cut (i.e. cut on the diagonal). Great for brides wanting to accentuate their curvaceous figures.
Recommended for brides with a figure that they want to show off.
Not recommended for brides who are petite, thick or short waisted, or have an inverted pear shaped body type.
Hi Nec - It's for my selection of EG.. Agree that if I have a ballgown for WG, a mermaid will fit fine for the EG. But, what happen is that my WG is a just a small "pong pong" gown. Not the full "pong pong" kind.. So, thought wanted to have a really huge ballgown just to have that princessy feel..
Hi Racht - Thanks for the information.. Classic & elegant seems to be what I'm looking for but I don't mind also having a cut that accentuate my figure.. Haha.. Ohh.. Why is it just so hard to choose? Hee..
Bay: Found out from DBS website that they have double pts for wedding banquet above $15k. Have to complete a form after ur wedding dinner. U might want to consider.. estimate can redeem abt $400 voucher leh...
My AD is 30 Nov too
Seems like a hot date. Jolene's cousin Xiao Kai's also rite?
Hi keer, glad to hear the good news from u... =) I just selected my gowns last yesterday too. My MTM is supposed to be dark purple but came out to be striking dark blue. But overall, still acceptable lar... As for the WG, I just selected a piece which my bf, bro and sis said is nice... But now I think of it, is really not my ideal type leh...
pin, I guess everyone feels like that at this stage! Im feeling kind of lost too! But with a checklist will help! And theres still few weeks to your big day! when there is still time, there is still hope! Not like ur big day is tomorrow right? relax ya!!!!
It's DBS promotion for this yr.. every $5 spent will entitle to 1 DBS pt... If you sign wedding banquet of say $30,000, will entitle 6000x2 DBS pts... from their catalogue, can redeem $300-$400 voucher..
I need HELP! Initially we planned to have our solemnisation after the first march in. But now my solemniser suggest me to have it before. He did highlighted a few issues to me if I proceed with my plan. He said it would be very messy and people will be late hence delay my solemnisation.
Now I need to bring my solemnisation ceremony to before my guest arrive. Can anyone share with me the emcee speech for solemnisation ceremony? Is there any march in for this ceremony?
hihi jo_vin... ya lor jz relax and enjoy.. keke.. ya in the end i decide to do it myself.. actually very easy one... jz change the hair accesory and necklace.. its a total diff look le.. only u need someone to help u change the hair accessory.. as for makeup.. at most the MUA jz do some touch up only.. they wun change the whole makeup one.. actually even if change also no one will notice the makeup.. more on the overall look le.. keke...
lost.. icic.. my package is they will develop 300pcs for me.. den the rest i develop myself lor.. keke hopefully it will be nice.. coz i smile until my mouth stiff... =(
pin&jie8275 - agree with kayjay. A checklist really helps. Ticking the completed activities is quite therapeutic as well. Yes, you will still have your march in
Can try something like this for the emcee script
'Dear family and friends, we are gathered today to witness the celebration of love of XXX and XXX. This is a day where their dreams come true with love and more. Today they will begin the rest of their lives together and forever as husband and wife. Without further ado, let us shower our blessings upon XXX and XXX as they take their steps as a start to a journey of a lifetime full of love and fun.’
-> Make your entrance
Hi Jolene and jo_vin:
had a fun honeymoon, package tour to eastern europe. Its then when you learn to appreciate chinese food. hehe. Got so sick of eating Pork cutlet for most of the lunch/dinner. Haha
Beautiful countries, churches, ruins... Pity the weather was colder than expected, with strong winds.
pin&jie8275 - Your JP should be there waiting for you. So your emcee can introduce the JP when you reach him at the end of your march in. Witness can be annouced later when they are required. JP will give the indication.
I often did emcee for my friends so off hand, quickly think of these. I've never done solemnization in chinese woah. I see what I can do. Do you have NJ Star? But I need a bit of time.
Just to share, I've attended 2 solemnizations; one is before the first march in and one, after the first march in. The impact for the latter (which is your original plan) is better coz you have a grander march in and most of your guests are there already.
If you choose to have a solemnization before your march in, there are some concerns that you need to weigh carefully
- How early do you want to do it? Before/during the cocktail? If it is during cocktail, the registration team must be on duty already, meaning that your best friends might have to miss your ceremony.
- Who do you wish to involve? You would also have to inform these guests separately. This group of guests will have to linger around your wedding venue longer so older relatives might not find it entertaining
Initially my plan and invitation card stated cocktail at 6.30pm, solemnisation at 7.30pm and dinner commence at 8pm.
But my JP said not advisable to wait for majority to arrive else maybe by 8.30pm also cannot starts. Hence he suggest having it at 7.30pm sharp at the VIP room (beside my ballroom) regardless the level of attendees.
He said just emphasis on family members and close friends. The rest ignore....
Pin, I agree with JP. No need everyone to attend the solemnisation. Those who wanna come and see to ur solemnisation will make it a point to come at 7:30. No point waiting for those who geylek slowly and show face at 8:30.
Anyway there are stuff to consider in ur checklist like (ok these are just afew i can only think off hand.)
1) events/item IC, ie who is incharge or JM, ap box money, car driving, time keeper, co-ordinator, liasing to vendors, ap giving, etc....
2) rsvp of guest list names. Last min there will be lotsa changes. Your parents may arrange the tables, but they won't be able to help you to keep track of whether ur guests received ur invites and stuff.
3)AD sequence of events
4)Meeting up with the hotel to settle favours, non standard food items like veg and muslim guests. Going through the dinner events and when to do what, if have something different from norm. Oh yeah.. check for audio and video quality and projection locations.
6)Re-confirm and go through the schedules with ur mua, pg and vg.
7)if paying via Credit card, must ask for limited extension.
8)break into the wedding shoes, like putting extra padding etc.
Wahhh...The thread is moving quickly, guess it's cos December is just around the corner!! And quite glad mine is end Dec, so still got some time...But you ladies, some of you are getting hitched in a couple of weeks?? Exciting exciting!!
Keer, glad to hear the great news!! Thank God!! Wooohoo!! Really glad...Now may the rest of the wedding prep go really smoothly and may you choose a nice pretty gown for your special day!
SotongLet: Yeah, am intending to edit those I see online... Haha...And thanks for the little list you provided!! =)
Pin, no prob. The list is only a small subset i can think off hand. There is a whole list of item in my check list that I cannot remember 1/2 of it.
If u wanna do a solemnisation in another room, first call your hotel co-ord and ask him/her for advise. The time line, the sitting arrangement, the extra deco (free or must pay) etc.
Short emcee is good to announce the start of procession, but may no need to have a march in song and may not be a grand 1, just have ur dad to walk you in without any flower gal, bride's maid etc. I think you can approach ur hotel co-ord or ur jp for the sequence. They are doing them in a regular basis, they will be able to advise more.
Eunice, I am hoping to borrow a bubble maker from one of my church mate for the church part too.. ^^". My list here only part past 6. got so much more items to take care of also.
Eunice - I also bought bubbles for the kids to play. But these are small colorful bottles which I bought from Tekka Mall. $0.50/bottle.
Sorry can't help you with the white bottles but I can help you ask. There is this shop at Delfi Orchard that sell wedding accessories. I can ask the lady if she has the stock. Btw, Isetan selling bubble gun at $12 and its battery operated plus a $3 big refill. I might get 2 guns. My HTB said he wants to play with one -_-" If I do get the guns, I can lend them to you.
Need your help! My MIL wants me to get brand new set of teaset for my wedding but my mum say its fine to reuse the teaset which was used by my sisters and aunties, she says bring luck. MY MIL wants us to get everything new. Should I get a new set? I also feel that if can save, I wont want to buy a brand new set as we only get to use it once.
kayjay - have u tried to explain the reason for using a reused teaset? If you have, my advice is to get a new set. You can use the new teaset for tea ceremony with your in-laws. And at your mum's place, use the one that your mum prefers
dodolet - Its roast pig! The 'shao rou fan' that you have in the market. Suckling pig is more to eat the skin only. In fact, I just settled the pig issue this morning! I got mine from a vendor in Clementi. He also adviced me what to do with the pig to be returned to my HTB. He will deliver and help me chop up the pig kekeke
Must let them know how big you want the pig to be. A decent big pig costs about $400. You can scout around your market and look for those roast stall and check if they have roast pig. Make sure they roast the pig for you on your wedding morning and not the night before to maintain the freshness!