Have you guys picked a date? Sometimes I feel very paiseh talking to the photograhpers/bridal boutiques cos it seems very kiasu/kanchiong to be planning so early. But i know its only gonna be less stressful with advance planning.
Hihi! Also an early planner here, looking at Jun 2014, hahaha!
I haven't contacted anyone yet though...just browsing forums and looking through reviews to at least have a shortlist before I start contacting...I dunno where to start at all! Like very early to start doing all these but feel it's better to be prepared.
Yup I have just booked my venue and got the bridal package already. Good to book early so that you can get the date that you want and you can also get early bird discounts. I booked my bridal package with Amanda Lee Weddings and was given 10% discount for booking more than one year in advance. But i think this discount only valid for MTM packages, and if you can more or less confirm your wedding date.
But one thing to note is that some places/vendors dont open calendars so far in advance. Though if you are very keen some may open for you.
Ya we didnt calculate date, we just chose a date that we liked. We are having an overseas wedding, which also explains why we want to book so early. But will also be having a chinese banquet locally, still looking around for suitable places that are not too expensive. Considering Chinese restaurants.
wow 1-TwentySix allow bookings so far in advance? from what I understand, most hotels only open 2014 calendar end of this year or early next year. so far have not been able to book many things because its still a long time away, although prefer to start planning early.
I'm considering between mar to may 2014, haven't decide yet due to accommodation. Haven't done anything yet at the moment except house hunting.
Evon - I think you can in advance book for Mar 2014 with the hotels even thou the 2014 package not out yet, better to lock in your date early since most of the time the package increases every year. Also, some of the auspicious dates, the popular venues are always fully booked 1 and a half year in advance. Talk to the sales manager, some nice ones will allow u to book for mar 2014.
Just a quick question, do we need to give tips/angpao to MUA (including celebrity MUA), photographers, florist, wedding gown designer, banquet manager, etc?
If yes, how much would that be? (range or %)
I'm doing my budget, so I'd like to know what are the expenses I need to be aware of.
Got a question to ask... What is the norm now for Pin Jin? Give tables to bride's mum and give a smaller amount for Pin Jin? then the bride's mum will take all the ang baos from the tables the groom give her?
My mum wants 8-10 tables, which she will take all the ang baos and she still expect us to give Pin Jin and for me to buy my own Jia Zhuang. Basically my hubs will be paying everything for our wedding we really want to save as much as possible. I'm really having a headache now and I've had a few unpleasant conversations with her.
Normally, the bridegroom's side will give a certain number of tables to the bride's side. For eg, 5. Then if the bride's side needs more, they will have to pay for the extra tables.The bride's parents will keep the ang pao from the given tables.
As for Pin Jin, the bridegroom's parent will discuss with the bride's parent beforehand. Normally, the bride's parents will return a portion of the pinjin.
As for jia zhuang, I don't understand why you have to buy yourself. Normally, the bride's parent will buy or they will ask you to buy yourself and pay back.
It's a norm for bride's parents to return the pin jin. But how much for it actually depends on the bride's parents.
Jia Zhuang is what the bride's parents have to buy for the bride. This is what we were advise when we went to Le Knot at City Plaza. The groom's side will pay for the Guo Da Li + An Chuang + Xi Bing stuff etc.
Just curious, if anyone here consider to make a sand art video as montage? I'm trying to get one.. but most of the 'famous' sand artist are expensive, cheapest i found is 1.4k. Found one, called sandartsg.com but no review about it..
Same sentiments! Got in contact with sandartsg.com.. But am undecided on whether to sign up their service because the produced works will be based on the "love stories" we tell them.. rather than a meet up discussing what we would like to have, and whether they can accommodate, etc
Snowrose.. we contacted with sandartsg.com too but we don't feel safe. Like you said, they do not meet up to discuss and will just based on what we tell.. besides, they keep chasing us to pay first before we clear off all our queries.. arggh.. sucks..