Thanks! But I thought doing it ala carte is cheaper although more hassle? Cause u can source for cheaper alternatives than those included in the package....If you are fussy (like me), and have enough budget to spare, I say go for a la carte.
I think that it will give you more control over the vendors, which eventually will make you a happier bride.
Yes, it is cheaper only if you go for the cheapest dresses (taobao perhaps), photog (maybe you could source for budding photographers in the clubsnap forum?), do away with a videographer, and do your hair and makeup yourself.Thanks! But I thought doing it ala carte is cheaper although more hassle? Cause u can source for cheaper alternatives than those included in the package....
Sebastian emailed me too but I've already engaged my ROM PG and VG. May consider him for AD. How's his service?
For me I don't personally feel that Bridal packages are necessary. Just because all my friend are booking and having bridal package that doesn't mean. I need to follow the crowds. As for me a bridal packages of $6000+++ are sooooooo expensive. I would rather save our money on honey mood and renovated the house. Alot of my friends will like to say "It a once in a life time thing". But to be frank, I do have some friend after the wedding they are in debts. I would plan for ala-carte. It may be troublesome. But we work our plan according to our budget. I have my gown tailor made. Booking my own photographer, videographer, and make up artist. My bridal car is loan from our cousin. Just get the florist to decorate it for us. My mum told me it is all about how to maintain the marriage and make it last forever. You can have the most grand and romantic wedding, and spend lot of money but that doesn't garranty a long lasting marriage.
Hi all, for those considering bridal package, i would like to recommand my bridal boutique Graceful Image.
Me and my fiance have decided to not do the pre-wedding shoot due to timing issues. So I was considering between getting the gowns and stuffs and all ala carte or taking a package without the photography. We got a recommandation and visited Graceful Image and we were very impressed with the service that we signed on the package on that very day.
The Actual Day package we took includes the actual day gown and evening gown, actual day makeup, the necessities like bouquet and car decoration. For men it's 2 sets of suit with pants. All off the rack. But we were assured that the package price we took will be flat-rate and there's no hidden cost for misc stuffs like alteration, topping up to select certain range kind of things. The only surcharges were explained in detailed to us openly, like ampoules and lashes, or the if we require the makeup artist to come earlier than the stated timing.
Apart from the actual day package, we also signed up the actual day photographer package. No videographer for us since we are not doing gatecrash. So we do not need the montage etc..
Just had my gown selection and fitting last week. As promised, no hidden costs so far. I'm impressed by the variety of gowns and also the designer's advises on the different kind of cuts and fits they have. The only problem i had was i loved almost every piece i tried and couldn't decide which to choose. It was a hassle-free and comfortable experience for us til date. The designer Judy has been in the industry for many years and she gives really useful advises to almost every doubts i had, from the gowns selection to actual day procedures to even housing (we were looking at resale flat purchase).
Before we visited her shop, i came through this forum and had read many stories on bad experience with getting bridal packages. We are glad that we didn't have to go through any of those. Each time we go down for our appointment we feel so welcomed. It really helps in making this whole wedding preparation thing less stressful.
hello! do you mind sharing with me the details of your bridal package and photography package and both of their costs so I can have a rough reference? thanks in advance!
Hi! My package is base on the things i need without pre-wedding shoot. Includes the basic things for actual day - 1 wedding gown, 1 evening gown, teadress, makeup in the morning and makeup before the banquet, 2 men coat with pants, car decoration and hand bouquet. We also took a seperate actual day photography package that comes with 10 hours service, all softcopy unedited returned, and a magazine book or something (didn't need this but it's in the package and nothing for us to change off). I can't quite remember the exact price but it's around 3k plus or 4k i think.
We went to the shop and look through their package list. Judy spoke to us to find out what we need exactly and suggested some necessary items which we didn't think off and recommanded the package that caters to our needs. As the pricing was within our budget and hubby is the one who made the payment I can't quite remember the exact figure. Sorry.
If you are keen, i would suggest you make a trip down and speak to them cause different people have different requirements. To me the most important thing is the gown so i only asked alot about the gown. Cause i've heard stories that some other boutiques actually have hidden cost for selection of gowns, like the package price is super low but the selection is restricted and this was not informed upfront. And things like alterations were also charged. Was quite worried on such so i bomba the staffs with endless silly questions.. Luckily they were really nice and patient with me.
Hi ladies.. Any recommendations on affordable bridal houses that will have package excluding photography? As I've booked an independent external photog. I'm intending to source everything else myself but just want to keep my options open. Any recommendations will be really appreciated XD
I'm just wondering if bridal packages are really necessary...?
Usually the pg will have their own contacts or printers they regularly send photos to print at, so can ask them about it. Whether it's included or extra charge will have to depend on the pg.Hi, just to check for those who didnt took up bridal package and choose ala cart, how about those hardcover photo album that will be shown at receiption table. Does the photograhper include this service or we will have to source for vendor to do it?
Personally I don't have much time to source different stuffs myself and coordinate.. so I rather sign bridal package saves a lot of hassle. And I'm very happy with my bridal boutique Cang Ai! They service is really good and not pushy at all. Always rmb to nego for more photos/gowns etc!