(2010/12) Dec 2010 BTB

ccharis

New Member
*waves*
Hello to the BTB here!

I'm new to this forum, so am in here to 'warm' myself up & get-to-knows.
Our ROM+AD is this year December.

I'm just wondering if there's anyone that is DIY-ing their wedding invites?
Also, is anyone with Rico-a-mona (or) Sophia Bridal?

I'd love to hear some views & suggestion, I'm simply lost here.
 


sinplyme

New Member
hi ccharis, welcome!

From the table, I reckon there are some rico brides here but not very active I think.

My sister was from Sophia but I didn't go there...

Have you done site recce on these 2 BS?

btw, do you want to update us with your wedding details... (elynh, you too? any more details to update?)

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ccharis

New Member
Hi simplyme!
Thanks for the welcoming me! :D

Our AD is on 11th December 2010.

Yes, I have been to both yesterday. Mixed feelings now...
Honestly I am pretty lost -- what do you reckon I should keep a lookout for when shortlisting?

Would you mind sharing your sister's experience @ Sophia?
If it's not convenient, I can be reached at [email protected], TIA, it would really help me in deciding!

Oh yay! Thanks for putting me on the right tracks! I really appreciate it!
 

elynh

New Member
Hi sinplyme,

my wedding details:

Date: 5th Dec
Venue: Goodwood Park
Bridal Shop: TBC
AD PG: TBC
AD VG: TBC
ROM Date: 1st Dec
ROM Venue: Taiwan
Lovenest: Taiwan

Thank you!
 

sinplyme

New Member
new table!
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sinplyme

New Member
ccharis >
Basically it boils down to your own experience at the BS.
To be honest, I have been to both during my BS search days *wow, seemed like so long ago! okie, I exaggerated* and I wasn't quite comfy.
Let me share with you later in a while but may I emphasize again, it's really your own experience there cos ultimately you are going to be the one enjoying their services and no one else!
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Also, another impt thing to note, you MUST like their gowns, no point going to a BS where you can't find what you like!

Okie, my sister and her brother-in-law (my jie-fu's brother recommended them there) are happy customers at Sophia! In fact, I quite like my sister's WG on AD!
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Eh, I met their in-house PG for the 1st time during my sister's pre-wedding shoots briefing and I didn't quite like the PG's style of humour. Later on when I met him again, during my BS search, I thought he was still okie.
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I would say it's really homely feeling (but I guess everywhere is the same when you become their customers, likewise for my current BS) but the packages are kinda expensive and bad luck enough, I went w/o my sister on that very day and met a very pushy saleslady. She totally ruined my impression of Sophia! I mean all was okie, the customer service and all... but till the last part when she did her sales talk. She kept pushing me to sign that day even though I went with a girlfriend. Told her must discuss with hubby, she actually said, "you call and discuss with him lor, you okie, he sure okie de" *something along this line and just kept pushing me to call htb* so immediately off the list they go.

Okie, enough on the sales talk part, now to their gowns. They showed me their VIP-range 1st and none of them got me nodding my head. They didn't offer me to try also...
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*usually BS would offer you to try on, cos you may look good in the gown while the gown looks normal*
Only like those gowns on the mannequin display. When I was doing BS search, I actually fell in love with those curtain drape gowns in duchess satin and sadly, I didn't see something like that off the normal range *maybe there is, but I didn't see it* and to be honest, those gowns they showed me off the normal range seemed more like for outdoor PS.

Well, that's for Sophia.

Then at Rico, I must say the saleslady I met is very very helpful. She's the second BS I went during the search but being inexperience at listening to sales talk , I spent large amount of time and energy at the 1st boutique (prior to visiting Rico), thus, my gf and I were quite tired already so I didn't try the gowns though the sales lady/coordinator offered. Moreover at the 1st boutique I saw really amazing album layout.. thus when you see the contrast, it brought down Rico.
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Why did I say the saleslady was helpful? You know the list that BS will usually show you.. what their package includes. Most BS won't give u the list unless you sign with them, same for Rico too... but she actually copied down what she will offer me, onto a piece of paper for me to bring home and think about it! how nice of her, isn't it!?!?!
Again, I didn't choose them in the end but I'm really appreciative of her help!
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So, it really boils down to if you saw something you like at the BS and how well you like their hospitality to decide on your BS. Of cos others' positive experience is a plus but always take with a pinch of salt. When I was doing my BS search, I trawl through the forum pages, some BS didn't have much positive comments but my personal encounter was that they are alright &amp; some, I even fell in love with their gowns. Some had a lot of positive comments but I wasn't comfy with it or didn't see what I like. No implications on the comments or anything, I'm sure most are genuine comments but like I said, it's your own comfy level.

Woah, I can't believe I actually wrote a long essay here, hope I didn't bore the rest here! :x

disclaimer: this is based on my own experience during my BS search which is quite some time ago, and times have changed, so the BS might have made improvements or whatever changes... thus my encounter is purely my own!
 

serchan

New Member
Hi Sinplyme, I have finally confirmed my AD PG &amp; VG
they are "emoti0npix". thanks for the update
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ccharis > my customary is also on 11 Dec 2010! Wow
 

ccharis

New Member
Serene: ^5! So, mind me asking how's the preparation coming along for you?

Sinplyme: Thkq for the spreadsheet, it's so useful!
I'm sorry I didnt provide the details earlier, so here goes.

Date: 11th December 2010 (same as ROM)
Venue: My Humble House (same as ROM)
Bridal Shop: *TBC*
AD PG: *TBC*
AD VG: NIL

Honestly BG are so confusing, well, there's so many to choose from, I'm so lost, confused &amp; giddy! Lol!

I was offered to try on the gowns at Sophia but I didnt, b'cause not convenient lah. Rico, they showed me but didnt offer try on. Have you seen their EG because all that they have shown me at Rico wasnt ideal, err.. so I was wondering if they could transfer pieces from DiGio or GH, anyone know of this?

Just 2 BS enough to kill all my braincells, ugh!
 

elynh

New Member
Omg. I'm freaking out already!

All these talk about BS and all. My fiance is trying to locate a BS for us but over here, all the information I have on hand is just what their package entails. Guess I can only get a BS when I'm over there in Sept. Hope it is not too late!

I have a sudden urge to DIY our wedding cake. I saw the cakes from Cherylshuen's and I literally melted! But it is duper ex. I'm trying to think if it is worth it. Sigh.

I'll be heading down to GWP tmr to finalize the deal. I won't be needing their invitation card nor their peanuts for the cocktail reception (we will be preparing our own), hoping to change them for something else. Any suggestions?

By the way, do you girls prepare your own wedding favors or do you leave it to the hotel?

I'm also looking for cake shops for the guo da li. Any suggestions anyone?

Sorry bout all the questions! hee. Trying to get everything confirmed before the seventh month...
 

sinplyme

New Member
table updated!
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sinplyme

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ccharis > for the transfer I'm not too sure, you might want to ask their staff for the most sure answer. I think that's the best and get them to commit on black&amp;white if they agree.
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Have you looked at other Bridal boutiques?

Some people say the more you look at the bridal boutiques the more confused you get but for my case, the more I saw, the more sure of what I want/like and what I don't want/like.
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Maybe you would want to visit a few more to decide again...
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elynh > I was thinking, from now to 7th month it's only a few days left, so don't panic on the BS since even if you want to find one locally, you also gotta wait til Sept, right?
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DIY our wedding cake or MTM wedding cake? Got think of it before but Budget is the word holding me back. I mean with a huge budget, of cos everything is good, but my budget is a tiny one.

You mean you won't need their invitation cards -- DIY-ing yourself or you don't need invites totally?
I'm a little confused here on the "peanuts for the cocktail reception (we will be preparing our own)"
care to share more details, it's really interesting, first time hearing it!
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I guess you can ask them to pump these monies into the food or upgrade the suite or whatever, see what ur hotel coordinator offers you.
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For favours, I'm leaving it to the hotel since all included in package.
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For the cake shops for the guo da li, I haven't research on it but should be the usual Gim Thye (or sthg like that, cant rem the exact spelling) along sembawang rd (and I think got one or 2 more location) and another place, I can't remember the name, sorry.
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celinepuah

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Elynh> think GWP is kinda strict and not very accommodating .. I tried swapping my 20L beer to 1 room also not possible.. @_@â€
Hope your coordinator kind enuff to swap something for you… ^O^â€

I’m using hotel’s favor too.. though I would really love to have ‘STICKY’ Personalized Rock sweet as a gift… but guess I’ll save on this.. ^O^â€

Hey, I’ve not clue on all the Chinese traditions – Gou Da Li …
What is it about? Anyone care to share? I’ve not put that into my wedding planning yet….

Hehe, am now sourcing for wedding cars…. Some cars are really ex.. am still considering whether to use my FIL car.. since he offer ..
But it’s a SAAB … dun really like… struggle btwn to save or spend.. @_@†anyone got such dilemma ?

Still got a lot not done >_<†am panicking !
 

ccharis

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elynh: I'm also preparing the wedding favors myself! We can share tips! As for the cake, initially we thought of customising our own too, but because we've cramped everything into the same day -- serving cake would means that each guest will have 2 desserts, on top of the banquet; which serves by individual portions.

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sinplyme: Nope, I've gotten so confused after Sophia &amp; Rico, that I've decided to ditch viewing the other BS.
Have thought of Silhoutte, but, worried I'll spent too much time/effort, only to realised I am back to square one leh.

My headache now is: I'm like comparing apple to orange, b'cause from the general I saw, the 'kinds' of gowns Rico &amp; Sophia offers are pretty different.
Sophia's more lacy (like what my dudette said, like curtain, lol!) whereas at Rico, their BG are simple modern. Sigh...




By the way is any of you here is DIY-ing their wedding invites?
Ugh! I have like 101 things on my mind now *help!*
 

elynh

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sinplyme: That's true. I guess I'm stressing myself a bit too much!

I'm not sure whether I'm able to DIY my cake cause it might take a long time plus it might not turn out the way I want it to be. So might MTM then. I love the cakes at Cherylshuen! She does a very good job of sculpting the cake! But price wise, she is also very ex (3 tiers for like $1.2k)! Looking for alternatives! I read that Pine Garden Cake does 3 tier for like $450. So might have to drop by to check it out or sth!

Invitation card wise, we find it all very plain. And since we have to do our own printing, we were thinking of getting it done in Taiwan (cheaper AND nicer) since we have to get invitation cards for the banquet there as well. And personally, I think the designs of invitation cards there is nicer! :p

Coordinator adviced that he can change the invitation cards to 2 trays of canapes but I'm looking for other alternatives.

As for cocktail reception, I'm hoping to I can change their peanut to some Taiwanese snacks. :p

simplesweet: I'll update what my coordinator is able to change for me later! On the way out now!

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ccharis

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simplesweet: hope this helps!
http://www.geomancy.net/info/wedding-procedures.pdf

Thank God I told my Mum, no GDL please!
She agreed to it, but then Tea Ceremony is still a must.

Can anyone share the procedure of JinCha?
I was told to allocate about 10mins/couple -- but this would mean we need about 1.5 to 2 hours!
We dont have the 'fetch bride' custom, so we've squeezed in the Tea Ceremony after the ROM; before the wedding banquet.

I'm just worried I'd screw the itinery up on AD.
 

sinplyme

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ccharis > so you ask yourself what do you like more and also consider the budget wise. Hope this helps!
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elynh > same here, shangri-la's invite is also quite plain.
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But again, we don't want to incur more cost. For you, yah, you can do it in TW
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Actually I too, was a gan jiong bride but someone from the forum told me, it's really how much stress I want to give myself. Look at those who needs to get married within 100days de... they also managed to pull it off!~
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celinepuah

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I’m doing up some of my invites too! I’ve two wedding ..Malaysia &amp; Singapore…
For dinner @ Singapore.. we’ll take GWP invites.. but am printing the inserts ourselves …Can add photos and add extra designs..

For Church wedding @ Singapore… I’ll be designing a separate invites and doing up my own church wedding program booklet =) self printing..

Then for wedding in Malaysia.. also designing my own card.. but have sourced for printer to print the invites =) Quite satisfied with the design =p

Enjoy doin up the invites and program.. quite fun =) Coz our wedding is December.. u can even do up a 2011 calendar =D

Ohya, I’m planning to do up a Candy Buffet! Think it’ gonna be fun!! Still sourcing my nice candy and bottle =D


Thanks Charis > for the BS Maybe you can try flipping the magazine and get some ideas what gowns you like… and ya, you MUST LIKE their gown! Especially the evening gowns.. Regret for not seeing their gown before signing with the BS … took SOOO LONG to find an evening gown to suit me.. at the end of the day.. it was a dread… @_@†when we sign.. we only concentrate on the photography.. now I think both is equally important ^O^â€
 

ccharis

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simplesweet: Church wedding self-print as in you make everything from scratch yourself, I supposed?
I'm so torn now. I'm ditching the MHH's wedding invites, but it seemed like outsourcing would overstretch my budget.

Ya! Thanks for reminding, me too! Went into the BS to view the BG and ask tonnes of questions on the photography -- end up, forgotten about the EG.
I'm looking for gold-cheongsum like EG to match the theme of the venue, anyone know if I custom-made, how much cost would I be looking at huh?
 

celinepuah

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Coz I’m only inviting around 60+ ppl only… so think should be easy…
My htb have a laser printer in office.. and we calculated that if we print by ourselves.. it’ll b much cheaper…and we can print whatever design we want ^O^†and able to print anytime if there isn’t enough …
What I have in mind now is …post card size…with our photos in front + Hot Pink card behind + Ribbon… still planning… have a few design in mind ^-^
Will use Adobe to design =) I designed the Malaysia 1 … and am pretty satisfied… although still need to iron out a few things.. ^-^ ..
 

elynh

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simplesweet: I was thinking of Sticky too!! hee! But guess I'm gonna have to give it a miss.

ccharis: For the cake, I'm thinking of using the cupcake tier wedding cake. That way, I get to cut the top layer and everyone gets a cupcake to bring home. Still sourcing though.

sinplyme, chcharis, simplesweet: If I take their wedding cards I have to print my own inserts, it will be $80 for first 200pcs (normal printing) or $115 for first 100pcs (Gold/Silver printing). I'll need ard 75 invites and so the min cost wld be $80/$115. Might be able to get nicer cards from Taiwan at ard that price (or hopefully lower!) Still sourcing!

Might not have the time and effort to DIY the card but I'm thinking of slipping in a picture of GWP Tudor Tower into the invite with a "post it" arrow that says "enter here!" That way, guests can go directly to the tower and not lose their way in the lobby. I was told that there will be another wedding in the Windsor Ballroom on my AD.
 

charmayne

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hello!

thanks for updating the list.

Ad/ ROM - 23 Dec
AD venue - Swissotel Merchant Court
Bridal: Labelle Couture
ROM venue: Swissotel MC poolside
Lovenest: Tampines

way too lazy to start sourcing for photographer and videographer. I'm also tasked to organise a small dinner for my sis's wedding as she's outstation-ed in HKG.
 

sinplyme

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ccharis

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I noticed from the list, alot of us havent decide on AD PG (or VG) -- curious to know why?
Anyone heard of Yew Kwang? Reviews?
 

celinepuah

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Ccharis> not sure who is he/she ...

Btw, am really mad with my BS and PG... They really screw things up... Haiz ...
Tomorrow is my photoshoot .. Yet the PG only ring me today that he can't make it.. This is the second time in the mth that he change the schedule ... I've change my leave n all other appointment the last time just to accommodate him... Yet he did it again... It's really very frustrating .. Dunno how am I gg to smile tomorrow ...
 

celinepuah

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Dunno how/wat to ask for compensation ..
The boss say he'll take for me .. Say till I satisfied .. Bt even he hv the time.. I dun think I hv the time n strength .. Feel like asking him to give me more 'free photos' .. (coz I took part of my pre-we'd photos at Phuket already )

Sigh... @_@
 

celinepuah

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Ya... Only receive the bad news while I'm doin my manicure n Padicure this aftnoon ..Kinda spoil the mood.. We sign the package bcoz we want that PG ...

Scare they'll give us bad Svc if we complain ...
 

ccharis

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simplesweet > I feel for you, cause not once but twice. Honestly they could have pre-empt much in advance, say 2-3 days?
Not too much to ask for. At least that would have allow you to postpone your manicure too.

I suggest you say a prayer before calling the BS; for God is with you, who can be against you?

Go, but 'complain' tactically -- ala 'constructive feedbacks' then sound as if you very cham (it's a fact anyway) so maybe tell them that you/HTB running outta leave days, time consuming to redo manicure/expensive also, etc... Afterwhich, put yourself down, then their defence would go down also, thats when you ask for compensation; let them suggest first, if you dont like what you hear then bargain for more pictures!

I think it always works for me this way :p

deb > I agree with you, esp. putting yourself in her shoes, wah, pekchek siah...
 

ccharis

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simplesweet > I overlooked the part that you said you signed the package all because you wanted that PG...

Now, you gotta ask yourself if you're willing to forgo the manicure for the PG boh, personally for me, I'm more particular about the photos, cause that is gonna be for life, and I'd ever regret &amp; curse each time I take a walk down the memory lane with the pictures; that's if the boss works turned out to be less than desirable.

Sorry I am not trying to instill fear in you, but these are my honest comments.
Dec BTBs; like same boat; already I feel you ladies are my close friends, I dont wanna hear you unhappy later on.

Perhaps to have the best of both worlds, you could ask when's the next available slot this week?
Well, to be selfish, they could, postpone another (thats not as rush as yours) and let you go on the shoot first.
 

elynh

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simplesweet> hugs babe! That sucks.

Did your PG say when can he reschedule for you?

hmm... I agree with ccharis. Don't make a big fuss but go with the softer approach i.e. "I understand that we have to reschedule, but is it possible for you to slot us in soon? I know you have a tight schedule but I would really appreciate if it could be sometimes soon? Maybe this weekend since I did the mani and pedi for the shoot already?"

That way, you used the nice approach, there is no reason for him to turn you down. And maybe he will feel bad and make the changes for you?

Whichever method it is, all the best! Hope he gives you a good answer!
 

celinepuah

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Hie everyone, so touch for ur care n concern ! Slept early ytd nite .. Coz the BS Boss (also a PG) promised to take for us today .. N till we r satisfied.. Hope his skill is as good..,

Btw, the appt is 9am .. And it's 915am already .. We are waiting blindly in front of the BS ... Coz the door ain't open.. Think we r even earlier than them.....
 

crossie

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Hi all... any ideas on the wrist corsage, where to order? or you gals are DIY-ing, care to share the steps and where to get all the material from?

Also any body has any ideas where to order the XI BING which is nice?

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ccharis

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Good Morning charbohs!

Agnes > I'm going with DIY, it's pretty easy + you can fully customise to what you like/theme?

There are 2 ways which you can go about it (1) get ready made corsage &amp; 'top-up' to your liking or (2) DIY from scratch.
Materials wise, you can try Spotlight @ PS, or Bras Basah Complex -- I havent started making mine, so havent research places/prices.

As for "XI BING" am lost myself too, sorry!
I told my Mum, I buy you cakes from The Patissier can onot? :p
 

icyhot

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Congrats to all btbs!
Can you share with me the market rates to give for wedding emcees, xiong dis and jie meis? Thanks
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celinepuah

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Hey Everyone,
Am really glad the photoshoot is over~~!! It was a long long day ytd..Thank God for the Great Weather though nea website says heavy rain during late morning early noon.. but we have clear blue sky and nice sunny weather throughout the day! Things turn out quite okay, they even video the process of the photoshoot for us =) Now pray that the photos will come out nice =) we manage to take all the 5 places we choose and ended the shoot at 10pm =p Thank God it’s Friday.. am dead tired..

I’m DIY’g my corsages too ! one of my jiemei did it b4..so she’s gonna teach/help me =) you can get some nice flowers from spotlight or even daiso or even DIY ur own flower! projectwedding.com have loads of DIY ideas ..

Btw, what are xi bing for? I’m kinda lost on all the tradition stuff.. =p
 

lymo

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hey anyone try doing their portrait using caricature ma? i tot of surprise my htb a couple caricature of us and it turn out very disappointed with the artist... sigh sigh... just can't believe he is so unpro..
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deborahng

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simplesweet> glad PS went smoothly.. haha did u have fun? Xi bing is actually for GDL, some use cakes or cupcakes. xi bing is the more traditional kinda.

lumo> wat happened?? i thinking of doing it too, but haven gotten down to it yet.
 

ccharis

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Morning BTBs!
Err, I think I skipped (slept through) FRI uh?

Agnes > Another way is to shop around &amp; take a look how they are being made, I reckon the basics are pretty much the same, so once you compare a few you should roughly know how to make them. Worse case, get a ready made &amp; top up? Perhaps you can share some pictures of what you like &amp; we can help/discuss with you?

Does any of you here have a wedding blog?

Adding on: I need AD schedule &amp; wedding checklist too, can anyone share with me?

simplesweet: Praise the Lord! :D
I so envy! I postpone my BS shopping till next Mon with my buddy. It seemed like the pressure is on, we same day but then you have alot of the things decided/settled, unlike me!

Xi Bing is for GDL (Guo Da Li) the trad kind is marble cake/wife biscuits; but these days couples replace with cakes/cupcakes like what deb shared earlier on. The custom behind it is to 'share the good news' with family/relatives/friends, my Mum said too, if we arent inviting some relatives (or if they cant come) then it's also polite to announce the news using these cakes?

Lymo > Had fiddled with this idea before; incl. on our wedding invites but didnt realised it. I thought caricature is something pretty simple (where you provide them with a picture) and they cartoonised it? The way you mentioned (surprise HTB) seemed that it's not 'live' drawing -- so why not ask the artist if he can redo or not? Should be able to edit to you likings right?
 

elynh

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simplesweet: Glad everything went well! Hope the pictures turned out to be the way you want it to be!

ccharis: Oo! Don't worry. My AD is before yours but I can't choose my BS till Sept.
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Wanna ask you, how many photos will you be requesting for?

lymo, deb, charis:
If you girls are planning to do a caricature, do check out the artist's portfolio first. HTB and I did one earlier this year and I'll say I'm quite disappointed by the artist. And they may not be able to draw what we have in mind (bearing in mind that diff artists have diff styles of drawing)

Or maybe you can try to do it digitally? Like, take a picture of you guys and using applications to make it look like a sketch etc?


I think I have a wedding checklist. My coordinator from GWP passed me one, including the emcee's speech. But I have it in the hard copy. If you girls want, I can try to request for a soft copy. ;p

I'm looking for places to do my xi bing and wedding cake as well! Thinking of getting a tier wedding cake or the wedding cake with cupcakes tiers. That would be easier as we don't have to cut and serve the cake. Alternatively, I was thinking of using macaroons for the tiers. Any suggestions?
 

ccharis

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Good Morning Babes!

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elynh: Have you shortlisted the BS yet? Just let me know if you need; could perhaps share the info which I have garnered with you, so you can simplify your search?

As for the no. of pictures, I'm looking at 40+
It may sound ridiculous, but thats b'cause alot of things we dont need (ie. Groom's suit, Dad's suit, Car deco, etc...) so if those items can't be offset in terms of monetary
-- I'm gonna bargain for poses. Having said that, this is possible, as 2-3 has matched such terms already.

Anyway, I'm kinda excited today -- going to confirm the BS with my buddy this evening! Atlas!!!
Supposed to be last week, but she fell so sick, so let's see how it goes &amp; will keep all of you updated.

Yes! I would really appreciate a copy of the checklist! Hardcopy also can lah, just need to check if I have all stones covered or not?

lymo, deb: Ya, I was "brain-blocked" the other night &amp; elynh's right, I think these days the digitals are simpler &amp; hassle-free? Plus, can edit. If you're gonna print in bulk (ie. on cards) then can consider design firms, if not mistaken they charge about 150-200 per artwork (just dont say you're using it for wedding -- else they'll take the opportunity to hike the price). Hope it helps!
 

ccharis

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elynh: Say if I am given the chance the choose, I'd take the cupcakes.

If you wouldnt mind, this is how I see the whole picture: Traditionally most if not all venues would provide the dummy cake, right? Theortically speaking, you &amp; HTB only have the chance to cut ONE TIER, which means, if your ballroom is very big -- guest seated at the back may not be able to tell if it's a REAL cake or DUMMY cake. If you ask me, would it matter? I would say a definate YES! Why? I'd be honest, the REAL cakes arent cheap so if you're going to spend time/effort AND money to get one, be sure to flaunt it! Lol!

On the flip side, I think cupcakes are bound to attract attention &amp; capture the curious hearts, not to mention they'll look pretty on your AD pictures as well. Also, as you have mentioned before, so I think it's very sweet of you to allow your guest to bring the cupcakes home, or perhaps you can make your wedding cupcakes into favours too!
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Well, I love Martha Stewart's wedding!
So here's picture for you:-

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Another from Google:
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You can try to work with macaroons if you have alot of guests?
 

deborahng

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ccharis> 40+ photos iks possible. i negotiated my BS package to come w 50 photos
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Which is the BS u confirming?

elynh> i would like the soft copy too. I like the cupcakes too with a top layer of cake. so pretty
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ccharis

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deb: I'm either going with Sophia or Rico-a-mona; this evening going with buddy again to see/try gown then decide on the spot.

Actually I've got a bad experience recently so even can nego more pictures (like more than what the usual BS can give)
also abit worried, sigh.

To be honest, HTB &amp; me happened to was 'approached' by this particular BS while shopping recently, so went in to listen to what they have to say loh; show us alot of things, nego abit, blah blah.. I asked if I could have their "new collection" and they agreed so readily -- so I asked to view them, the SA faked ignorance. After some pestering she showed us a few then keep on citing I should try cause this &amp; that nice lah, suit my height lah, etc...

I tried, but then inside me still got a naggy feeling (like too good to be true).
Insisted I wont sign on the spot &amp; she would even allow me to "hold" the package &amp; the price for 1 week!

To cut a long story short, I came home to read the review on SGB, only to realised what she showed me as "new collections" are actually gowns from the last 2-3 years! SO disappointing.
 


elynh

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ccharis, deb: You've got DM! :p

ccharis: I'll be getting my BS from Taiwan. So I guess I cannot really do anything until I go over there in Sept. But I will need to know roughly what the packages here are offering so that I'll be more able to negotiate with them. I heard that it is not as elaborated as SG. As in, in Taiwan, they don't have to dress up their bridal car etc.

As for the cake, I was out sourcing for cakeshops. The most reasonable one is http://www.etasweets.com - they are quoting me $2.50 per cupcakes. Some other cakeshops are quoting like $1200/cake. Gonna check out Pine Garden's cake tmr and see what kind of deal they are offering.

I stumbled upon http://extraordinary.com.sg earlier today and though there isn't much I can find, there are some ideas for theme and diy stuff. Some of the themes are quite whimsical as well! I like!

Found flowers arrangements from the following quite appealing too. Not sure if you girls will like it.
http://spellboundweddings.blogspot.com
http://www.mycoffeetablebook.blogspot.com/
http://www.weddingconcierge.com.sg
 

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