you're most welcome. i was once 'helpless' too. that's why i just want to help btbs as much as I can.
what time is ur htb fetching you? since it's luncheon, it'll be better to stretch the morning hours abit more so that you half day wont be overly packed.
esp when you need to buffer time for traffic which can be unpredictable.
with regards to ur query, have you gotten the no. of pax who are coming over for the tea ceremony? I can understand your concern on the budget portion.
do you have a budget if you are going to cater for refreshments? If you are not going on huge variety since itt's near lunch hours, the cost may not be as high.
How about checking with your luncheon venue if they could serve some finger food/light snacks during cocktail reception if there's any?
Actually 5 months is drawing near. Time flies. well, if it's going to be handled by your inlaws, then leave it to them? I mean if they are or not catering extra food during your tea ceremony, it's really up to them. Don't fret! I mean this also lesson one burden off you? Try speaking to your htb, see if he can help in anyway to ease your stress?
Usually the time for MUA to arrive is about 1.5-2 hours before the time your htb arrives to pick you. also depending if you are having any gate-crashing? I can understand tight schedules are hard to work with. The photo-taking with your jiemeis can be changed to elsewhere instead? Just openly suggesting.
It's my pleasure! Don't stress yourself too much. take it easy.
Ic... if you dont mind to share, what's ur budget on the refreshments (if any?) no chances of getting your luncheon venue to serve canapes during tea ceremony?
Perhaps you may want to ask your htb and share with him your concern on the no. of guests. Emphasize with him that time is quite tight? But then again, it's now May, for men, they usually don't face the heat until about 2 mnths before the wedding?
You may wish to ask again say perhaps in Aug? Then it won't make you sound too early. Catering requests in Aug is not considered as last min. If you are worried, maybe just let ur in-laws know that it'll be hard to cater for big brands in Aug (also to help you save on $$). The tea ceremony is only for your inlaws side or inclusive of your's too? My inlaws has big family too. esp for my MIL, she quite particular about 'face' and hence she didn't want to ask who's coming for tea ceremony. I had to emphasize the importance of the time constraint to my htb then and my FIL later too agreed that we need to know how many pax to cater for refreshments. I buffered for 1.5 hours at their house for tea ceremony. Just remind them again that time is tight when the date is nearer and ask if they could help to confirm? For them it's really too early to confirm anything now. I'm sure your MUA dont really need you to confirm at this point in time too. Perhaps you could just let her know a tentative time if she insist?
Hmm, ballons... I'm afraid I can't really help. How about concourse? Those shops that sells party stuff? I didnt' have balloons for my wedding except for gate crash. Sorry...
sorry no offence but indeed, its funny
think it will be fine to have the tea ceremony at 12 without the refreshment.
very likely some relatives will be late and elderly will take time etc so by the time the whole tea thingy end it will be 1pm which is jus nice for lunch.
im sure those relative who finish 1st wouldnt mind and will understand that they will have to wait for the whole ceremony before lunch can start.
maybe not everyone been there before so i believe they will walk ard and enjoy the place.
just have to ensure they have to be back at the luncheon place by 1pm. if you cant finish the tea thingy the most it will jus drag another 5-15mins?
in hotel also the same situation. ROM start ard 6+ and dinner only start close to 8? so i really dont think ppl will mind not having anything to eat while waiting.
perhaps you can provide some water since its in the noon
all the best!
Hi Vintz and Lemonzil,
yah lor I think I do agree with you. I will try to make your points known to my hubby.
But regards to your suggestion, I thought "reception" is half an hour before the meal starts? Reason why I want my tea ceremony to start around 11am so I could have sufficient time to touch up my makeup or even a quick shower . I would like to appear fresh and dewy for the bride appearance at the reception. (or could I skip the appearance? My gf did appear and welcomed her guests for a quick 10min before she disappeared to prepare for the 1st march in)
My lunch starts at 1pm, expected tea ceremony duration is only 1hr for my inlaws and my side of relatives.
Vintz, could you share when's your wedding?
Mine is 20 Oct.
actually we've paid deposit for one of the bridal shop but i cant find a gown i like so partly bcos of this we are stuck.
i show them they type of ROM gown i wan they said it belong to actual day category so i must top up 500-800. i also cant find an evening gown i like
im exploring goin to jb as they can provide the ROM and evening gown i hv in mind but of cos its alot more troublesome and given our rather short time frame i also duno what to do hahha..
is the reception and tea ceremony place far from each other? if not you can do your tea ceremony and ask the guest to proceed to the recep area. then after u are done with ur jin cha.. u can take a quick refresh before apprearing again at the recep.. but it has to be a really quick one
how abt doing it the other way round. lunch 1st then ask the relatives to stay for tea ceremony? i think the sequence doesnt matter rite? traditionally ppl do it before banquet cos its a dinner? ermm jus my guess
i did explore doin lunch and that was what i hv in mind, tea ceremony after lunch but i end up doin a dinner
mine is one week after urs 27 oct
i also need some advise here..
I will be having my ROM on the dinner itself. Does it seems weird if i have 3 march in and 4 change of gowns?
1st - rom gown with my dad
2nd - actual gown with hubby
3rd - evening gown with hubby
4th - gdbye gown (no march in only change of gown)
Do i have enough time? how does it sound? too much ? appreciate all feedback
Hi fellow BTB, im new to this chat. Does anyone know how much it typically cost to engage a florist to decorate outdoor solemnisation area & indoor dining area?
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