Hi Jere's wife,
My first set of preference was Conrad, Oriental, Marriott, GCW.
Conrad was above my budget while Oriental can take only 40 tables. Marriott was unable to open the dates for me to book first as they have not finalise the charges and HDB was chasing me for hotel booking to get my keys.
I like Grand Copthorne ballroom. Its huge and can hold up to 65 tables. Soleminzing at the gazebo would be so pretty. I even considered doing a lunch wedding, just to hold it at GCW.
Thereafter I checked with Fairmont and Meritus Mandarian, both were taken for that day so I ended up with Novotel.
Not sure if you still remembered that I PMed you before, I only startd enquiring about the hotels, 1 week after you booked GCW.
Sad hor, we ended up choosing hotels that were not our first choice. Novotel was never under consideration but was 'desperate' for a place that can hold around 50 tables on 25 July...thus not much choice. I ended up being upset for a while with my hotel choice. Now I don't want to think about it, just make sure the other wedding stuff are what I wanted. Or else, I will be a unhappy bride with so much compromises.
EL, thank you for the assurance. I seem to be putting off gown shopping. I cant handle and am most afraid of SA who hard sell. Where will the bridal fair be?