Greentea> I will be having brunch catering at the church compound - tentage @ the piazza..banquet another day. so, will be having 2 different cards 1 provided by hotel, as for the church invite, will prob design those 1-page card type. still wrecking my head on that one!
Hey all, thanks for the information. i found it puzzling cos my cousin actually had the unity candle part in her wedding mass and i saw other couples have it too in their wedding booklets. so i thought that its a new thing that we cant have it. just making sure
Noknok> we don't need the unity candle.
My reason to have it just to have more happenings during the wedding reception, take more photos :$.. hehe.. Anyway it's quite a common thing for wedding couples nowadays, so I guess having it in wedding reception is better, compare to have nothing at all.. And we can keep the candle as memories . hehehe..
greentea> oooo...then are u still providing a reception in church? been some changes in my timing...initially wanted the mass at 2pm but since my mum wants the tea ceremony to be after mass aka solemnization only, went to change it to 9am... *sigh* my poor frens who live all the way in the east! one thing though, at least by the late afternoon I'll be free!
Sobe, wont be having reception in church wor, will charter a bus and ferry them to the hotel after the 10am mass... dunno whether have enuf time or not if lunch starts at 12.30pm.
i thought morning mass would be better? feel more fresh ma. hehe.. how come u plan it at 2pm initially? i was also thinking to hv mass in the afternoon then followed by dinner but my mum prefers morning :S
estatic> from west to east? wahh....that's really early and you've gotta start your prep even earlier! i'm in just a slightly better situation than you..hee...have an extra hour to prepare. can't recall if it's after 6 or 7am that i've gotta pay MUA surcharge - better ask again. ohh...you only want Grand Corpthorne and no other? As for Rasel, I've used them quite a few times. Initially, didn't want to use for my wedding but it's really value for money when you consider their service and food quality.
Greentea > yeah...9am is really early but no choice 11am timeslot was taken long long ago and 2pm is a little late if the tea ceremony is to take place after church.
Greentea - ya lo..9 am v early but we r hoping that there isnnt any wedding mass at 11 den we can push it ltr to 10 den got more time.. GCW is Grand Corpthorne waterfront lo
Sobe - We take GCW cos its onli 888 nett for Sunday, v value for $$ plus sign up during a fair many perks too..
We check other hotels even 4 stars oso more ex than GWC..Btw, how much is Rasel per head for a reasonable menu ah? maybe i can consider them too cos i'm tinking of getting DeliHub initially
Btw, are ur gers getting Rasel to set up a reception table?
estatic> WAHHHHHH....$888nett for Sun dinner at GWC for 2010? that's a fantastic deal! mine is that price for lunch. :s
Rasel has a few packages, it depends on your budget and/or the people you are catering for. I sorta customised my menu for bout $20/per pax. Reception and buffet table will be included/provided by Rasel if you take up any of their wedding packages with min. of 100pax. Simple n elegant set up is a definite but if you wanna really do the buffet line up and all, there'll be extra cost.
greentea> yeah, having it the next day cos only close frens & relatives are invited to the banquet. for colleagues & friends, it's the church, hence the need to do it up nicely with tentage n all.
lunch banquet will be at Holiday Inn PV - upgraded the package, so basically paying for everything that you'd get for a dinner banquet at a slightly lower cost and fewer minimum no. of tables requirement.
Yo... my chirch does not have choir group leh. then we have to invite choirs from other churches one is it? any recommendation?
I juz realized Philip lye is from St. Mary de... Some of u here are using him rite.
Hi estatic bride, i have done some research on the charter bus, they hv a few options like for standard 20 seater bus, they charge at $150 for first 3 hours. or $75-$80 per trip. for your case if u opt for per trip rate, then it would be $160 for two trips. a bigger bus i.e. 40 seater will be more expensive by 10-20 dollars only so it is more worthy if u get a 40-seater bus. like per trip is only 85-90 for a 40-seater bus
Hi momomic - I agree with sobe.. dun think priest will allow weddings during lent. My priest once told me this couple wanna get married on Good Friday, they tried looking but rejected by many priests. Finally they found one but the priest ask them to wear black for their wedding. You may want to consult the priest first before deciding on the date.
i haven planned on that yet ... however, as at now, we dun intend to hav any montage, etc at the lunch ... coz its too tight to do one ... but mite b subjected to change nearer the date ba ... so for now not so much of a worry for us on the projector part ... as for sound system part, my sis will b helpin mi with it ... she said no worries ...
my helpers will leave imme after my church weddin to ursher my guests to the hotel ... i intend to check with the hotel whether they allow me to do some of the checks the nite before ... if can then probably gettin my helpers to help mi with it
... otherwise ... i gotta depend on my coordinator to help mi with most of the stuffies
also, there'll b a cocktail session before the lunch starts ... so tat'll help to buy me some time to do the last min checks
momomic - I'm providing lunch for my guests and then dinner banquet as well.
My service will start at 11am, then dinner starts at 7pm. In between is the tea ceremony. I dun think I'll invite everyone for the church wedding, esp my bosses. Will only invite friends for the church. Banquet is more for collegues n relatives cos most of them are not catholics or christians.
Noknok, cos last week's session at SJI was cancelled due to the H1N1 alert. Instead, we had the home session. They managed to find a new location but it's on Sat instead of Sun and it's almost impossible for me and my fh to attend due to prior arrangements! I suppose the other couples have no problem ba...so in quite a fix about this....