Wa you're so onz! You booked your venue less than 3mths to your actual day! Was it a gamble or? How you managed to know there is available at M hotel?
I see! You chose the hotel based on price or availability? Which banquet ballroom are u taking at M hotelHaha cos I am shifting overseas for deployment and my Fiancee do not want to let me go without a commitment .... Well I called every hotel to check and manged to get a good slot there
Hi there! Congrats on your wedding!
I am also a June 2015 btb!
Hmm for bridal studios, depends a lot on your budget. I am with Silhouette. Lovely lovely gowns! Their lacework is intricately done and really so beautiful! I love their gowns personally. Classy, elegant and not too drama.
My second choice was Ted Wu. On the slightly pricier side (like Silhouette). The good thing about Ted Wu is I think Ted himself (the designer) attends to you, especially if you get his MTM gowns and he is one who makes sure he designs a gown that flatters the bride. Also known for his intricate beadwork. I tried a few of their gowns. Very stunning as well.
From the bridal magazines that I have read, Calla and Divine Couture look like they have beautiful gowns too.
If you have the time and energy, you can go down to the Tanjong Pagar stretch and just walk in, try on a couple of gowns and check out their packages. That stretch has soooo many studios!
Enjoy the search for your perfect gown! It is quite fun; I enjoyed myself thru the hunt. haha
Why not do rom in the afternoon after the bride fetching, tea ceremony all that? Maybe after lunch and before u start prepping for the banquet? Rom is pretty fast, 10-15 mins can finish unless your jp is the chatty kind.
I think corkage waiver for hard liquor is pretty standard. How much corkage will they charge if you bring your own wine? Coz u can get decent ones from ntuc for about $20 so if after corkage it's cheaper than $45 u can consider that route, but if transporting the bottles is troublesome then might as well pay a bit more for convenience.
Hmm if I were u I'd pay the hotel for wine. Not much price diff, and I don't need to worry about how to bring it there. I think they will just open more bottles when the table runs out? Or do u need to tell them ahead of time how many extra bottles you want?
For rom, it really is quite fast. You can try to convince them with this? personally I think it's more tiring to do separate days, like, just get everything done in a day right? haha. When do u expect your morning activities to end? There should be enough time between that and appearing at the pre-dinner cocktail for u to receive your guests. Can just arrange your night make up a little earlier and invite jp to hotel to rom in your room or holding room if hotel allows. I don't see a prob with that, but it does depend on your schedule for that day.
If the others are super insistent about it and u can't convince them otherwise, then just have to grin and bear with it, I guess =/
How I would convince your SO's side is to convince him and get him on your side. Why does he think it's tiring? Did he hear from friends or just his perception? Typically guys would rather chop chop get it over and done with. Ask him, does he wanna go down to the office for the sake of 15 mins signing? Or does he want to host and spend on one more meal if the rom day is not at the rom office? When he realises the hassle of splitting the days, ask him to convince his parents =PYep bearing with it now, they were very insistent thus it make me and my parents rather frustrated. I agreed with you about doing it on two separate days is more tiring.
Probably got to limit how much more bottles more I allow the hotel to open and just let it slip till some guest isn't happy with not having more red wine . I don't want to bust my wedding budget - we are paying for the wedding banquet and the angbaos our parents collected with be given to us at their own accord. (My SO feels it is only right for us to pay for the wedding dinner ourself and it is disrespectful to ask our parents the angbaos to give us the angbaos to offset the bills.). I don't know if that is what people usually do. I thought if we pay for the dinner banquet, we should received the angbaos to offset what we paid for. I need some advices on it too.
How I would convince your SO's side is to convince him and get him on your side. Why does he think it's tiring? Did he hear from friends or just his perception? Typically guys would rather chop chop get it over and done with. Ask him, does he wanna go down to the office for the sake of 15 mins signing? Or does he want to host and spend on one more meal if the rom day is not at the rom office? When he realises the hassle of splitting the days, ask him to convince his parents =P
For the angbao, I'm not too sure. We're gonna ask everyone to just put in the box. We're paying for everything ourselves and our parents won't be taking any angbaos. We're only have one family friend from my side anyway so there's no point lol. I agree with your SO that it's not nice to "ask" back the angbaos from parents unless they auto give you. But I don't really get the whole deal with parents taking angbao money either. Then again, have both your parents mentioned taking the angbaos from the tables assigned to their guests? Maybe just gently bring this up and see how they feel about this.
Traditionally the bride's parents will keep the angbao money given by the bride's relatives or request a lump sum amt based on a number of tables requested. So it's really up to the bride's parents to decide whether to keep the money or return to the couple. It will be good to discuss with your parents first out of respect.
There are always pros and cons to things so open communication is the best policy
What hiccup did you encounter with whitelink? I've also signed a package with them...This is my review so far,
I am using AD photographer and Video from The Forever Flims, very easy to talk with and flexible. Their portfolio seems good and price range is reasonable.
My bridal shop is Whitelink, had a little hiccup from them and praying hard they wont screw up on AD.
Wedding Venue and ROM location is M Hotel Banquet Suit.
Everything is good as of now except bridal shop.
Anyway when we discuss with the hotels most offered waiver of hard liquors Corkage charge but can be discussed with wine as well. Like for me we do not bring hard liquors so we manged to discussed to change to corkage wavier for wine.
Its only less than a month to Jan , GAMBATTE to everyone!
I'm btb in February 2015, currently looking for videography for morning highlights, does anyone have any recommendation?
I took Isnap for my ROM PG + VG tml! Thanks to jkwedding308 for the recommendation.
I'm having ROM and banquet on 2 separate days. ROM is at the ROM office. Chop Chop no need find venue or JP and everything will be done in 15mins! No stress at all, just stressed over going to bridal shop for makeup and change of ROM Gown and trying to find a parking lot outside the bridal shop haha.
We are planning to hold our ROM + AD in mid 2015. We were given a very short list of dates to choose from. Still sourcing for venues.
Looking at Fairmont Hotel Atrium Ballroom. Understand from the coordinator that there are 2 pillars in the ballroom.
Anyone having their wedding at Fairmont?
Went to the Intercontinental Wedding Show on Sunday and most dates that we would have wanted were fully booked except for a particular date but per table is $1488++ for minimum of 34 tables. Moreover, a Sunday.
Anyone have suggestions for other hotels or share which hotels you have booked?
How many tables that you are looking at?
how about conrad? hotel fort canning? parkroyal @ pickering? Grand park city hall? m hotel? carlton city?
We are looking at between 22 to 25 tables. Checked Parkroyal Pickering and their prices for weekend dinner is quite ex. We are going for Hotel Fort Canning wedding showcase this coming Sun. Just not sure about their food and service.
You're welcome! Have an awesome ROM ya? I hope you have an equally pleasant if not better experience with iSnap tomorrow. Let me know how it goes ya? Excited for you!!! Rest well and sleep early tonight!!!