Yes, 20th September 2009 (Sun) will be a Public Holiday (Hari Raya Puasa). And bcoz if P.Hols falls on sunday, the following Monday will also be a P.Hols. Hence, 21st September 2009 (Mon) will also be a P.Hols!
cool...i was thinking of 20 sept cos it looks rather good, 20092009.. q special.. hee
anyway, since 20 sept is a holiday & a sunday too do u girls think there will be extra charges to that day?
hmm.. was thinking of having my AD either on this day or in Oct, but cos dunno if the date is an auspicious day or not, so haven realli confirm the date and book the dinner package.. But Tongshu is not out yet you girls booked the dinner package already?
depends on hotels...most of them will have extra charges..
for us, we don't look at tong shu.. we secured the venue first since this date is very popular.. hee.. and i die die want this date since it's on a sun and the date looks very nice.. haa.. when we chose this date the 2009 public holidays still not out yet, cos we chose this date end of last year.. so we booked quite early.. mine is a lunch banquet..
I agree with Meow on the extra charges impose for the popular date. Some hotels like Grand Corpthorne impose auspicious date charges. Fortunately for Grand Plaza Park, auspicious date charges are not impose on us.
As for the checking of the Tong Shu, I have initially wanted to follow the auspicious date according to the Tong Shu, however I realise that the ideal auspicious dates for my wedding this year all fall on weekdays(Initially wanted to ROM this year and I prefer weekend for both ROM and Wedding). Therefore, my HTB and I decide to choose 20092009(Sunday) as our ROM and Wedding date and not thinking of checking Tong Shu for the auspicious date next year.
If any more BTB are really looking into hold their wedding in Sep 2009, really have to act fast for the hotel reservations, it seems that most of the hotels are reserved for dates in Sep 09
guess sept is a hot month then.. hmm.. if i have booked the date already, but then wanna change the date, do u think the hotel will allow me? will there be any charges to the change?
I wanna take up 20 sept.. but if it's not an auspicious date, perhaps i'll change the date.. i'm sorta superstitious kind.. dunno shld book the date first or not.. anyway, i'm still in the midst of searchin the hotels.. haven decide on one yet..
I share the same sentiments as Meow. If you want to be 100% sure, then best to wait for Tong Shu.
For me, I booked it coz we like the date, and its on Eighth month, Day 2. Only clash with people in Year of Dog... There are no "Dogs" in our family, so we went ahead with the idea without waiting for the Tong Shu.
I was told that Tong Shu 2009 should be out after lunar 6th month this year. therefore maybe its more appropriate for you to wait till than to select yr aupicious date than reserve the hotel.
For my hotel, I did check with them if I wanna change my date to another auspicious date, is it possible. The reply I got was that to change the date due to auspicious date reason is not valid and charges will be imposed. However, if emergencies do happen like some immediate members passed away, bride/groom suffers from some medical condition etc, have to write in to the hotel with the relevant documentary than they will assess the situation on a case to case basis for the changes.
Welcome to join us, anytime!
It's not unusual... In fact, there are many couples out there with Spilt weddings too. My sister-in-law did the same too last November... though there are more charges incurred (For example spilt day charges for VG, PG, MUA... etc), but it was less tiring and betta.
So mine will be Customary & Solemization on 20092009 and just dinner on 21092009.
Both days are P.Hols, so no issues with us. =)
Im also a bride in sep'09... i wanna bk my dinner wif Hilton on 20092009 too but seem like there are pple tentatively bk the date liao..
Going dw to discuss more details in next sat.. Hopefully can get tis date cos i realli love the date...
I have checked with OCC. They need me to put deposit of $3k before letting me to book their function room.
And moreover, my FH knows the F&B Mgr in OCC, we may need to negotiate some terms and the package together with their planner also. FH is coming back on this Saturday, we still got 1 week for us to go down to OCC for negotiation and confirmation before FH flys off again.
I think most importantly you need to finalise on your AD date first before selection of your preferred venue. If your in laws are particular, maybe getting them involve in the dates selection will be good. Rest you can decide with your HTB.
So surprised to find this auspicious date as a topic of discussion.
It is definitely a good date for marriage, i went to my feng shui master and confirmed the date.
We wanted a date in the weekends or eve of public holiday where our guests can attend our big day and share our happiness with a happy mood.
We started researching through the public holidays in early jan.
But during that time MOM had not published the public holidays for 2009 so we had to use the 2008 as a guidelines.We are so kiasu that we email the muslim,indian society to enquires about their HRP,HRH and deepavali.
We then realized 20092009 is a public holiday after receiving the reply from the Muslim society.
We quickly go book our fengshui master to check the date for us before the MOM release the PH for 2009.
I had booked my AD dinner at Marina Mandarin.
Glad to join this list of 20092009 couples.
Welcome to join us too.
The F1 for 2009 will be next year September as well.
Hopefully will not clash (the week before or after) with our wedding date. The route affected will be same as this year though.
Heard that Fullerton has "black out" for Sept 2009 due to this as well.
Think the route affect quite alot of hotels in the city hall/ marina areas as well?
Fullerton, Swissotel Stamford, Raffles, Pan Pacific, Conrad, Marina Mandarin, Oriental, Ritz Caltron? Not sure whether I missed any based on the F1 route....
I am also a 20092009 bride! Desmond, you check with the shifu and he say it is an auspicious date for you...that's good... hope it will be for me too..
BTW, just my 9cents worth. for those who hasnt find a Bridal Studio yet? Can start sourcing now cos the BS are getting exp each year and I believe 20092009 will be exp too..For those who have not shortlisted or shortlisted a few, maybe you may want to consider My Bridal Room (MBR).
I have just signed up with them. Not only they are not pushy AT ALL, they are very professional as in they will advise me what gown is sutitable for me and my FH size etc. They are very attentive and detailed to advise you get the best gowns for you. Bearing in mind that, we havent even signed up with them yet and they took the effort to entertain us for a few hours. When you descibe to them the gown you prefer, they can just find almost exactly what you like. I am not their promotor dont be mistaken but i thought it is worht to shortlist them as well cos they are really worth it. I am quite a fussy BTB but in the end was really satifisfied with their service before we even signed up. I have shortlisted a few BS but in terms of budget, service and professionalism, MBR is the best among those tat we really meet out budget and expecation. I am sure your BS wedding will be well taken care of by MBR. Again, this is jsut my 9 cents worth.
Hope that above helps fot those who are scouting for BS. if anyone has further queries about MBR, please feel free to email me or post your query here.
I am sure all of us would be able to help out each other given that we are all 20092009 BTB or GTB Cheers