(2016) 2016 brides

supersonicboom

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I meant you place the deposit for your wedding shot.

If you sign up the package, they confirm rent you the gowns right for ur wedding? Still got to pay another deposit?

Sorry for the misunderstanding.
yeah still need to pay another refundable deposit because they scared we don't return the gowns (i think?)
 

Jamietn

Member
Just attended a wedding last month @ lvl 4 banquet hall BB CSC.
The hall is spacious with high celling, the reception area was really cold... they seem to blast the aircon :confused:. Food was nice as well.
Hi steph90 , Thanks for your info ...
Really thinking of having at there but they still din get back to me yet...
 

Jamietn

Member
Hihi!
Im a September 2016 BTB~~~
In the midst of planning a lot of stuff and trying to work out the budget.
Can anyone share what's the average price for AD gowns + suits without the pre-wedding shop at local BS?
Hi are u still looking for AD gowns + suits ?
 
I'm a Nov 2016 BTB, we're planning to have our dinner at Fullerton, Straits Room. We haven't booked the venue yet though, because I fell down while venue hunting and am now nursing a very injured foot. =.= Thankfully, I've already settled the bridal studio and I really liked Fullerton, so we might just be going with that.

I'm just feeling so overwhelmed by everything at the moment. :eek: I'm worried about our venue and I feel a little strange to have booked the bridal studio before the venue, lol. Also, since Fullerton is already booked on the date we originally wanted, we might be having our solemnization on a separate day from the dinner... which translates into extra cost that could have gone into the venue decor or wedding entertainment (live music) or photo booth. :oops: Fullerton is somewhat pricey, so it does limit our overall budget. Something has to give somewhere, but I don't know what I'm willing to cut back on at the moment.

On one hand, the wedding's still a year away, but on the other hand, my friends who are getting married are all set with the venue and everything. I don't even know whether we'll be having our solemnization on the same day!

Sorry, just had to drop a rant. My brain feels like it's going to explode.
Hey, calm down girl. Its your big day. Enjoy the process with your htb. I am really happy I get to do so many things with my htb. Its like knowing him so much more.

You can get a list from kaisu brides website. They have breakdown on the things you need for your wedding. Eg 1 year before what can be done, 6 months before, etc. Very useful.

Take a look at few more hotels, head to their showcase. Ask if there is any upcoming showcase with promotions. You never knew if you met some coordinator whom is so good that you are willing to get their locations too.

Good luck! and have fun too!
 

tobiie

New Member
I guess you need to inform your bosses early? At least there can be some advance planning?
I recently just taken up this new role and just no opportunity to disclose it to my bossess yet. Meantime, i am working ahead of my schedule and also looking at alternative. Lucky mh htb is very supportive of my work. Just that i feel guilty that he is doing most of the prep.
 

tobiie

New Member
This is me exactly! I also got dates in oct / nov which is my peak period at work. So we decided to have our rom first this month on a "good" date. My fiancé is planning almost everything cos I'm quite busy now. It will be a very small and casual affair at a cafe.

I didn't tell my bosses (don't dare) cos I feel wedding is my personal affair.. I can 'choose' to have it in any day., don't have to follow the auspicious date or just wait one more year.

I think it's ok if u try to keep it to a one day simple affair (this means no extra days spent diying stuff or planning) and keep guests down to reduce coordination.

But do bear in mind that still have to meet your solemniser and go down to ROM so that will be extra time needed.

I guess it also depends on the nature of your work.

Can try REACH counseling for pre marriage counseling. We only went for 2 sessions so far but pretty good!
Thanks for your advise kinkedtail. I will contact reach for premarriage counseling.
 

Pauline SSC

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U ladies already booked PG &VG?What is the typical spending for AD PG & VG? Market rate is about $3k or we can get both below $2k? Just need a decent one will do, no need for those famous ones.
you may try this PG and VG , we had them for less than 2K , they working in Mediacorp and doing this as freelance. 83437165 Jimmy
 
Anyone engaged Jennifer of iheartblooms before? Any feedbacks etc? I need to find someone for makeup/hair for prewedding. BS includes two sets but prob using for ROM and AD..
 

Pauline SSC

New Member
We used Valerie from sgmakeover. realy good, everyone likes the hair and make up. price also reasonable $300 for bridge , groom and groom mother.
 
I recently just taken up this new role and just no opportunity to disclose it to my bossess yet. Meantime, i am working ahead of my schedule and also looking at alternative. Lucky mh htb is very supportive of my work. Just that i feel guilty that he is doing most of the prep.
I see.. but I feel that your bosses should know about it so that it's fair to both you and them in terms of work and planning. Maybe you can tell them during casual chat or maybe tell your colleagues you are getting married then maybe it might help your stress level too? Lol. Unless you are not intending to invite them to your wedding then maybe don't need to tell anyone about it..
 

Verine Yong

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Tkq:) I been buying wedding magazines half a year ago when my other half proposed. Very excited about how my wedding is going to be. All the pictures in the magazine are so beautiful!

I have shortlisted Louvre Bridal for their Korea gowns and looking into MBS and Goodwood Park for my venue. I have just registered for MBS wedding show on Nov 28. Anyone else going?


Hi Verine , look out for some hotel venues thru the wedding style magazine which i just bought too .. there is lot of information in it .. but choose a few in case they are not available for your big day...
 

tulipkiss

Active Member
been looking at banquet decor ideas and really love the look of tiffany chairs and "garden" look. however, my hotel coordinator personally advises us not to use tiffany chairs becos they're uncomfortable for guest to sit throughout the 3-4 hours of banquet. does anyone has experience to share? :)
 

supersonicboom

New Member
Tkq:) I been buying wedding magazines half a year ago when my other half proposed. Very excited about how my wedding is going to be. All the pictures in the magazine are so beautiful!

I have shortlisted Louvre Bridal for their Korea gowns and looking into MBS and Goodwood Park for my venue. I have just registered for MBS wedding show on Nov 28. Anyone else going?
Their perks are good. Feeling a bit sian that I booked MBS before this wedding fair :(
 

mandylove

Member
Hello everyone! I'm going to meet a few photographers in the next few weeks. Any advise on the questions I should ask & how do I finalize the right one?
 

Demisnail

Member
Tkq:) I been buying wedding magazines half a year ago when my other half proposed. Very excited about how my wedding is going to be. All the pictures in the magazine are so beautiful!

I have shortlisted Louvre Bridal for their Korea gowns and looking into MBS and Goodwood Park for my venue. I have just registered for MBS wedding show on Nov 28. Anyone else going?
I liked GWP for it's colonial charm and the proximity of the ballrooms to your guest rooms. Moreover their chinese restaurant is quite popular.
 

Jamietn

Member
Anyone engaged Jennifer of iheartblooms before? Any feedbacks etc? I need to find someone for makeup/hair for prewedding. BS includes two sets but prob using for ROM and AD..
Check with your bs again whether have any trial one..

If your trial able to convert to ur ROM anot..

My bs allow me to convert my trial to ROM for makeup and top up $50 for hairdo .. but i need to go down to the boutique
 

mandylove

Member
been looking at banquet decor ideas and really love the look of tiffany chairs and "garden" look. however, my hotel coordinator personally advises us not to use tiffany chairs becos they're uncomfortable for guest to sit throughout the 3-4 hours of banquet. does anyone has experience to share? :)
Same issue but beauty over comfort! Haha I bet your guest wouldn't mind as well
 

tobiie

New Member
Hello everyone! I'm going to meet a few photographers in the next few weeks. Any advise on the questions I should ask & how do I finalize the right one?
I signed mine without asking enough questions, these are some questions that i thought off aftermath. Not sure, you meant prewedding or ad.

1. Look at their sample photos, do you like their style and are the charges within your budget.

2. Do the photographer do editing and the photos they be editing.

3. How many photos will be given to you and in soft or hardcopy format. Additional charges for addtional photo.

4. Do they provide photo montage. For ad, will they be able to do "live" editing of gate crash and make it avaliable during the banquet.

5. Number of hours you need to engage them. Norm they charge at std rate for 10hrs, you will need to pay extra for longer hours

Hope this will help you!
 

mandylove

Member
I signed mine without asking enough questions, these are some questions that i thought off aftermath. Not sure, you meant prewedding or ad.

1. Look at their sample photos, do you like their style and are the charges within your budget.

2. Do the photographer do editing and the photos they be editing.

3. How many photos will be given to you and in soft or hardcopy format. Additional charges for addtional photo.

4. Do they provide photo montage. For ad, will they be able to do "live" editing of gate crash and make it avaliable during the banquet.

5. Number of hours you need to engage them. Norm they charge at std rate for 10hrs, you will need to pay extra for longer hours

Hope this will help you!
Thanks! I'm looking for AD photographer without gatecrash.
 

tobiie

New Member
Tkq:) I been buying wedding magazines half a year ago when my other half proposed. Very excited about how my wedding is going to be. All the pictures in the magazine are so beautiful!

I have shortlisted Louvre Bridal for their Korea gowns and looking into MBS and Goodwood Park for my venue. I have just registered for MBS wedding show on Nov 28. Anyone else going?
Got a wedding voucher from Louvre Bridal after confirm hotel venue. It going to expire in 14 nov and when we call them, they were relutant to extend for us. Probably becos it free. My htb and me decided to give it a miss. Just wondering if it be transferrable.
 
Check with your bs again whether have any trial one..

If your trial able to convert to ur ROM anot..

My bs allow me to convert my trial to ROM for makeup and top up $50 for hairdo .. but i need to go down to the boutique
I don't think they have :( prob need t top up. They have two looks and I will prob use both on the AD.

Cuz my pre wedding shoot might be kinda early so wanted t look for a freelance one jst for the shoot. And I didn't take the pre wedding shoot package frm the bs. Any recommendations?
 

Serene04

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Hi Serene, I did ask them whats the definition of trial run. Their full rehearsal refers to the full setup with stage which will incur a cost. If its just to look at the venue and test the system to ensure video and stuff will play, then that wont require a charge but subjected to their schedule availability. When will you be holding your wedding? =)
Hihi, my wedding is on 15th Oct...

Thank you for the information. Think I need to check with the coordinator again :)
 

Serene04

New Member
bought red packet, wedding paper cups, some bro gate crash items (bow tie, suspenders) and bed sheet :)
Hihi, May I know how is the quality of the items? I am also thinking of buying from Taobao coz they have cute design :p

Do you mind sharing what is the postage rate like?

Thank you :)
 

JasTay

New Member
Hi all brides to be.. me and fiancé visited a bs last weekend and quite lazy to shop around since we quite like the service and everything. wanna check with u all if this package cost is ok before we go back to sign package.

We are getting up to 10 hour photography, 5 hour videography, same day delivery highlight, 1 off the rack dress, 1 custom make dress to rent (can choose evening dress or bridal), 1 off the rack dress, 1 kua, 1 off the rack groom suit, 1 bespoke groom suit to keep, 2 makeup and hairdo plus trial at $4488.
Then if we just rent everything, means no custom dress and suit then its $3888
 

JasTay

New Member
U ladies already booked PG &VG?What is the typical spending for AD PG & VG? Market rate is about $3k or we can get both below $2k? Just need a decent one will do, no need for those famous ones.
Hey mayb u can call my bs n check. cos i considering a package include both videography and photography plus suits and gowns and ad makeup is about 4.5k. and they tie up with the photographer n videographer look quite atas. plus my package got 2 custom make item de. so maybe their tie up photographer and videographer price is good
 
Hey mayb u can call my bs n check. cos i considering a package include both videography and photography plus suits and gowns and ad makeup is about 4.5k. and they tie up with the photographer n videographer look quite atas. plus my package got 2 custom make item de. so maybe their tie up photographer and videographer price is good
Can share which bs u booked?
 

yyv1015

New Member
Hey mayb u can call my bs n check. cos i considering a package include both videography and photography plus suits and gowns and ad makeup is about 4.5k. and they tie up with the photographer n videographer look quite atas. plus my package got 2 custom make item de. so maybe their tie up photographer and videographer price is good
Hello, can I hv the detail of the package ?
 
Hi all brides to be.. me and fiancé visited a bs last weekend and quite lazy to shop around since we quite like the service and everything. wanna check with u all if this package cost is ok before we go back to sign package.

We are getting up to 10 hour photography, 5 hour videography, same day delivery highlight, 1 off the rack dress, 1 custom make dress to rent (can choose evening dress or bridal), 1 off the rack dress, 1 kua, 1 off the rack groom suit, 1 bespoke groom suit to keep, 2 makeup and hairdo plus trial at $4488.
Then if we just rent everything, means no custom dress and suit then its $3888
As compared to my package, yours feel ex. Mine $4,588 - Pre wedding photoshoot plus AD package plus AD Photographer (10 hours)
 

TeChkAi

New Member
Thank you for the reviews! I will be visiting genting Jurong nx Sunday... Fingers crossed as my bf and I hope everything goes well... How's the service and the perks offered? Are you signing up?
Quoted for awareness..

Had a bad experience with Genting Hotel's Wedding & Social Manager who was liaising with me.
As Genting Hotel is using their own banquet chef who is unknown ( not intro by the manager) , I was worried about the food. After I informed that I would like to do a soft book for my date, I decided to book and pay for a table for food tasting before signing the contract, however was liaising about this issue, the manager sent me the softcopy contract asked me to sign both the contract and the credit card authorisation form for deposit. Don't even want to call me on this even though i mentioned in the email to call me. Further more the contract conditions was not what we had discussed previously and my name was spelled wrongly. Thus I decided to give Genting Hotel a miss. Before the day I was told to sent the signed copy to them, the manager called me and I told her I was not signing with her and she just give a "as you wish" attitude and hang up, dun even bother to check with me the reason. Thus, a bad experience for me.
 

Demisnail

Member
Quoted for awareness..

Had a bad experience with Genting Hotel's Wedding & Social Manager who was liaising with me.
As Genting Hotel is using their own banquet chef who is unknown ( not intro by the manager) , I was worried about the food. After I informed that I would like to do a soft book for my date, I decided to book and pay for a table for food tasting before signing the contract, however was liaising about this issue, the manager sent me the softcopy contract asked me to sign both the contract and the credit card authorisation form for deposit. Don't even want to call me on this even though i mentioned in the email to call me. Further more the contract conditions was not what we had discussed previously and my name was spelled wrongly. Thus I decided to give Genting Hotel a miss. Before the day I was told to sent the signed copy to them, the manager called me and I told her I was not signing with her and she just give a "as you wish" attitude and hang up, dun even bother to check with me the reason. Thus, a bad experience for me.
For me, good service is a must, unless you are super in love with the venue. Imagine the first step you have so much problems, what about the weeks leading up to your actual day?
 
U all can try Hotel Jen Tanglin. I liase with Melody ...she's great and friendly...just confirmed with her yesterday...her service was awesome till now...u all can try. Btw, I m a March btb...
 
My AD was over last week, and I'd def recommending buying from Taobao. I bought all for less than $80:
- A few varieties/sizes of angbao (to differentiate amounts)
- Many different varieties of Xi deco/stickers
- Big wall Xi for bedroom (see pic, I actually have one extra, unopened, to let go)
- Wedding cushions (see pic)
- Dragon phoenix candles (Chinatown sells a pair for $22, I bought 2 pairs+sea shipping for $14. Sensitive item, cannot ship by air.)
- Very comfy wine red couple PJs for wedding eve @ $9 each
- GDL items like dragon phoenix combs, couple toothbrushes, 老公老婆 towels

Bought tea set and couple bowls from Chinatown cos fragile, and also to support the old owner couple.

If you want to save money for GDL, can also buy regular pink/red items like toothbrush/wash basin/lamps/combs from Daiso and just paste Xi sticker over.
Hi I have the same xi sticker for the bedroom. May I know how do you stick on the wall? Thanks !
 

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