I’m okay with getting a qipao since I do think only a qipao/kua is suitable for a tea ceremony. I’m just checking out the prices now, hopefully can get one that is affordable - closest to my budget of $200.
My package includes 38 photos. Topped up 6 photos with $500, they gave me all the hardcopy unedited photos that they printed out for my photo selection (wasn’t in good condition though due to the tapes they pasted behind it to stick it on the album for us to choose from. However, the 200 plus photos were what I was after actually - It was all our memories created during the photo-shoot, I wasn’t firm even to just let it be thrown away so I bought it. The bridal studio was only willing to sell the soft copy at $1000 which is over my budget so I didn’t buy it.
My guest list is unconfirmed too, most of the people invited are my ILs and my parents’ relatives, our parents aren’t even worried. I don’t know how to follow up on it, just have to trust them to inform and follow up with their relatives. Our close friends we invited shouldn’t be an issue.