Suggest U go down and try the gowns personally as different people have different expectations and requirements. Basically, all the bridals listed above have different style too. Depends on what you are after.
For similar designer bridal, you can try Margaret Brides, Kai, Tan Yoong, Fedderick Lee and Silhouette too. Good Luck!
we fixed the date on 9 May 2009 so now busy with the wedding banquet. Almost done la..finalising either Parkroyal on beach road or holiday inn park view. Both of this hotel the perks and the price is quite close to each other so the important thing is the VENUE. Just went to parkroyal today...like the place the coordinator frendly too just that the min requirement is 25tables. Tomoro will be viewing at Holiday Inn parkview. Going to confirm by this week. Went thru few hotel to see the setting and compared the price and perks. To me, personally i feel that the price for restaurant and hotel not reli diff much unless u talking abt qian xi..else other restaurant might have additional charges like beverage which will cost sky high. As i compared one of the very high recommended by all the wedding forum (peony jade) the price includes everything that provided by hotel is about S$50 different per table. if u have about 30tables. is just about S$1.5k less for the total cost and u can have hotel wedding banquet.
There are a lots of hotel doing their promotion, so do look up..
i agreed with miu miu. I heard some popular PG increase their price twice every yr. Try to book as early as possible.
If you are looking for traditional, you should ask your BS. Most BS will have AD PG in the package and charge you at a smaller cost.
If you wanna have candid or photojournalist, then I can email some of the PGs I have seen. In fact I have only seen 10 PGs in total. Most of them is at the price of 700 and above.
As for VG, you have to know if you wanna express montage (for dinner). If yes, most VG will be 1.3K and above. If you dont wanna to show the express montage during dinner, you can get a VG at around 1k.
Most important is that you are comfortable with the price and the style of the PG/VG.
I didn't go MS during the weekend. Instead i went to Vivo to attend their wedding show. And i have signed up with GHA... The package is SGD3388 but both gowns are OTR, forgot to bargain for 1 MTM. I told Aileen (who is my coordinator) that if i cant find my gown OTR, i will top up $$$ to do MTM. I got 30 poses for the photo album. (bargained from 20 poses) Dunnoe whether good deal or nt. Going to my 1st fitting sometimes in May. Hee... excited. Now muz work hard to shed those pounds..
phaffia, i find crunches more effective than sit-ups.. means u only raise ur body 45 degree, instead of 90 degree to ur knee.. and u can try with one leg crossing the other to work on ur side abdomen.. me too lazy leh.. guess i will be more motivated when the date gets nearer.. hahaha.. now just try my best to stick to 3 meals a day.. i used to eat more than 5 meals a day worz.. hahaha.. so terrible..
so digio has a good collection of gowns to choose from? I saw some gowns from digio in the recent StyleWeddings magazine, pretty gd! GHA latest collection is nice in the elegant sense, but not really the type i like.. luckily i told my gown designer to kiv 2 pieces i tried the other time.. scared the new collection doesnt have something i want..
so phaffia, u gotten ur own flat? or staying with PIL? So vexed.. havent got a place.. no luck with HDB balloting, been trying for more than 1 year.. and resale COV is still high, not a gd time to buy.. haiz...
Hey jaimegal, we are both GHA brides!! yipee.. there has been good reviews on Aileen on GHA thread.. guess GHA roadshow always offer 30 poses instead of the pathetic 20.. i managed to bargain to 35 as i signed up with another colleague at tamp GHA.. their new collection supposed to come in late April, so May would be a gd time for us to do our gown fitting.. hehe.. so excited..
yah, now the 3 of us muz work hard towards the perfect figure k.. hehehe.. actually i just need to shed another 2kg but it has to come from my tummy!!! Me actually considered slim but tummy unproportionately big.. i guess my fats went to the wrong area lar.. now every nite i use Osim U-Zap.. still can't see any effect.. tink crunches more effective.. but hard work lor..
Crunches do work better. Hehe...am trying to get back to my jogging regime. But weather's not permitting at times. Then I will get lazy sometimes too...*guilty*
Yeap, we didn't have much luck with HDB too. So we started our search for our flat in Oct last year. Have set our sights on a resale flat in Hougang last Dec. Going for our 1st appointment in early Apr. Yippee! Prices may drop next year. Dun worry.
Will you be intending to get a resale?
GHA's latest collection is really nice. It's quite a good bargain that you've gotten. Will you be getting your ROM dress from them too?
You are going for your 1st fitting in May? I am thinking of going down to GHA to have a look in May too. Hehe. Will have to see if I can get anything suitable in DiGio first.
Supergal, i think u have to really noe you are doing for hotel within ur budget or u wan really nice Ballroom.
lets say u dun wanna burst ur Pocket, then work out a budget, example, per table not more then 1000( include GST, Exculde Beer & Wines) then shortlist all hotel within 1000. The ask them once u shortlist, find top 3-5 Hotels means your budget then ask them about Beer & Wines price and try bargain. Then u will be easy.
If you wan ballroom then u cannot think of Burst ur pocket liao...
Cheap things not gd, gd things not cheap...
how much COV u paid for your resale flat? i was looking at flats in pasir ris area in ard Oct last yr too and the min is $30k cash above valuation.. haiz.. so we gave up ths idea.. how to find so much cash considering me and hubby have been working for only a few years after graduation..
anyway i tink digio ties up with tamp GHA, but my gown designer did mention that the gowns are not transferrable, meaning digio brides cant choose from GHA.. not sure abt this arrangment.. maybe u wana check with ur coordinator first.. but i tink the photographer & MUA for digio & GHA tamp is the same..
Nice to meet you gal here. I'm also having my wedding on 13th and 14th june. Customary wedding on 13th and high tea reception on 14th. where are you gals going for your bridal? i went to SN last weekend, i think their coordinator rather friendly.
Its hard not to be! i called the photgraphers that i shortlisted and apparently they already have bookings for Sept 09 and he had to check if he's available for mine!everyone is moving so fast, its quite scary : (
oh if move-in condition $22k cash still not so bad lor.. but those flats i've viewed at pasir ris are old, tiles ugly, cabinet ugly, everything must hack leh.. and even so cheapest is $30k COV.. wana faint lor..
but that was in oct last yr.. heard that the COV is falling since last mth.. am waiting for the COV to stabilise before entering the resale mkt again.. afterall the high COV is due to speculations from property agents who rode on the enbloc fever that spill-over to fringe areas, they shld have come to some senses soon.. just have to wait patiently lor.. worst scenario have to move-in with in-laws first then buy a resale next year.. sianz......
Im sorry I was not able to send you the list that I have as most of the PG has already increase their price liao.
My advise is view the website of the PG/VG whom style you like. Then email them to get the pricelists. Look thru the pricelists to see which PG and VG is around your budget. Lastly meetup all those you have shortlisted and see them in person. Most importantly you have to click with your PG/VG.
Some BTB dont think that AD PG is very important so my advise is to get the AD PG from the BS. I think its cheaper. Most traditional style.
not tat we dun wan settle venue
but grand copthorne didnt want to release the date for late sep 09
we can booked but aty $50 more per table and no perks at all
their next wedding show will be in sometime in july i think so.
still waiting lor.
i oso anxious lei
Supergal, I believe you have to still shortlist the hotel first then bargain offers.
Some of us here might not getting really good offers.
If your bargain skill is good. You can get much attractive offers then us.
Or even, what the hotels offers to other might not offers to you. It can because of number of tables you having etcâ€¦
As for my Sihouette gown, still too lazy to go find the cable to transfer. Hee
Selected my WG & EG already, those who are gg to the style wedding bash this april will have a chance to see my EG.
I am still trying to find a PG & VG that is not too ex. Any recommendation? I finding one that does not provide print outs so that cheaper. I find that I dun need the print outs, i prefer to keep softcopy
i am prepared to wait till next year actually.. so long as the COV continues to fall then maybe i'll start hunting in a couple of mths.. anyway now waiting for ballot results for April, really hope i can get it this time round, coz its new flat and within walking distance from my parents' place.. juz gotta pray hard..
so phaffia, when is ur next fitting? Is it for selecting ur PS gowns? Or take measurement for WG & EG?
Hey girls, sorry for getting back so late. busy at work.
mscupid so good, only need to shed 2 kg, i need to shed 10kg more to look good. Haiz... muz work extra hard, so stressed when Aileen said PS will be in sept. Only have 5 months to lose weight. Hope i can do that without much photoshop.
I am currently staying in my new house. In fact since last May. My hubby and I ROM late 2006 then I quickly go find flat liao. Cause we intend to settle 1 thing at 1 time. I staying in Sembawang, bought a resale 5 rm flat at S$275,000. (5K above valuation)Good deal actually consider my hse quite big. Heard tat after I bought, house price shoot up.I think house price might go down later this year or next so dun worry. I also seen a lot of hse before i decide. so dun be stressed. Will find your perfect nest.
actually in oct 2006 i already tried applying for The Premiere @ Tampines but no luck, then gave up on the idea. So silly.. shld have gone for the WIS at Sengkang & Punggol, at that time there was plenty of flats there.. then from 2nd quarter 2007 prices went rocket high.. and HDB changed WIS into Ballot system and it all became a luck game..
juz feel so unlucky lor.. anyway dat's not gona dampen my mood lar.. my bridal gown and photos more impt than anything else!!! =)
jaime, try to keep to frequent meals but small portion each time.. My colleague tried going on water diet 3 days before her PS (i.e. only drink water and nothing else), and she says its very effective.. but i dun tink i can ever do it lor.. hehe.. Otherwise like wat phaffia suggest, try doing some sports like jogging, etc.
Btw i got a stopid qn here.. read that some brides actually wear those stick-on bra even though the WG/EG has padding.. Is that true? I tot no need to wear if got padding leh.. haha.. but those brides say got better support.. hmm.. are u gals planning to?
Karine, I have already shortlisted a few and perhaps I have seen too many cases of people discussing here how disappointing their banquet turns out to be, I'm kind of affected in a way that I'm afraid to make the wrong decision.
But I know I have to decide eventually la..maybe now abit tight up with work, so don't want to think about it...that's why HTB always say I'm running away from problems..hehe
ya i've went to a few BS to take a look.. and have taken up a package with one.. cos my ROM is coming so taking up one BS package that will include my ROM.. so dun haf to source again..
so now just left with the wedding dinner to settle..
I'm thinking of having my AD on either 13 or 15 Oct, as these 2 days are quite special to me and my bf.. but i'm also thinking of having it on 20 Sept, but not confirm yet.. cos dunno which days are auspicious and Tongshu is not out yet.. Do you know when will the Tongshu be out? I heard some say its after lunar 7 month, is tt correct?
Anyway, when is your AD? Have you booked your package already?
my dinner at one degree 15 marina and high tea reception at rasa sentosa. a very simple one. one of my friend is a event planner and he manage the venue etc for me.
I was told that i should settle a BS soon so that the designer can have sufficient to make a decent gown and probably PS in Dec or Jan. Giving them more time is a good thing so that it wouldn't stress me out if the output is not up to expectation. I'm asking my ex-collegue to do my AD PG and Solemnization for me.
I can give you his link to view his work if anyone is interested.
Hi jaimegal, me also need to lose about 10kg before i look good. Let's jia you together! Hehe...you're lucky to have found your flat. Hubby and I were looking for a year before considering a resale.
Mscupid11...it's a very relevant question to ask. Though I will not be wearing the stick on bra, I think I might just use tapes for support. That's what I did the last time during my ROM. Hehe..but it's quite painful to remove afterwards. Maybe you can try to buy one and try during your fitting sessions, to see if it will fit your gown well before using it during your PS and AD.