sorry for late reply, i never check forum since april!
you might have said this before, but are you having your ROM at poolside or salt water?? what time?
for me, i top up additional sash and flowers for alternate chairs at the dinning table for 4 tables, 2 center piece for each table x 4 tables, additional sash at "arch" for poolside, white flower ring pillow, and hand bouquet. total is close to $300.. i find it quite ex.
do you know, we share the same date at CVH? Mine was 8th floor poolside.. the weather looked like it was going to rain, with the gray clouds and everything. i was so scared! In the end, not only did it NOT rain, the cloudy sky made it less warm and the breeze was fantastic. i couldn't have asked for more.
i think you must have had a wonderful experience too, since you were on the 1st floor.
Hi everyone! im back! sorry... didn log in on sunday as promise, was busy. Thanks again for all your wishes!
weather was great & cooling... luckily it didn rain, or i'll sure cry. well... where should i start 1st.
check in at 2pm... upon reaching there... dan was already there waiting. after some discussion, we went up to the room to get some rest 1st, got the 7th floor one... able to see seaview ya.
nice, romantic & quite a big room... normal bedsheets was changed to red colour with printed bride/groom pic on it, bathtub was filled with water & rose petals & a couple of tealights on the basin area.
overall not bad.
3plus: florist called, want us to go down to see the finishes deco... nice nice... everything was done up nicely.
4pm: dan called, last min discussion & also meet up with the in-charge & team assigned to us.
4.30pm: make-up artist arrived, so i was glue to the seat. hubby & 2 'sisters' start to get ready.
make-up & hair was ok la... not bad.
5pm: photographer arrived, start shooting... even small little details too. was very pleased that i didn choose the wrong guy.
5.15pm: sisters went down to the reception to get ready.
5.30pm: guests started arriving.
5.50pm: JP arrived. sisters packed and come up to room to put the ang paos & gifts received then go down again for emcees.
5.55pm: dan called, me & hub went down to get ready for the march-in.
6pm: emcees start their speech. followed by the march-in song, then us marching in.
6.20pm: ceremony ended... proceed for the buffet dinner.
10pm: dinner ended, most relatives went back by then... left all frenz partying & drinking.
12plus: most frenz left le, hubby high liao... but still able to go over to the hawker for bbq with couple of frenz, both of us are so hungry.
2am: back to the hotel room, finally hub cannot take it... puke then knocked out. my 'impt' night was me taking care of him lor... lol!
next day 2pm: check out!
overall everything went smoothly & up to my expectation.
- PA system & mic didn cock up
- food was good & warm enough. but much leftovers as they cook more then the confirmed pax.
- the team was very 'auto' all night. glad i get a great team.
only 1 problem, couple of relatives & frenz complain that some plates are dirty... which had those 'dried up meat' or whatever stuck to the plates... which makes me & hub disgusted lor. we told dan about it... he apologise and quietly accept our naggings. after that he 'compensate' us with 100% complimentary parking tickets, breakfast the next day & billed us only 50pax for the buffet(in the 1st place, our confirmed pax is 60).
i cant really comment on the food, as me & hub didn really get to eat that night. so thats it everyone... feel free to ask any questions k, i'll try to ans.
glad that your rom was a successful and CVH din fail you
And thanks for detailing what you did on that day cos my bf is planning out the schedule for our turn and your inputs will come in handy
Did you pass your songs to CVH for them to play? What format did you save them in? Dan told us that we can save our songs in MP3 format and burn it into a CD. Their technician will play the songs according to our instruction. But I scared CVH will screw up haha
I am also wondering if I should under report the no of paxâ€¦ cos a lot of my frens are not big eaters so dun want to waste too much food and of cos, $$ for catering more than enough foodâ€¦. Any advice?
How was your meeting with Ice? Which theme did you choose? We choose the blue theme but end up spending $240 topping upâ€¦. You got top up?
hi hui, no problems... hope these info helps.
yup, i pass the cds to the in-charge when i meet them at 4pm... but its all orginal cds as i dont want any excuses if the audio were to cock up and CVH say its our fault for not using orginal ones. hehe...! i even print out the lyrics for my march-in song, and highlighter the part where me & hub will start marching in.
as for the food wise, CVH cooked much more then your confirmed pax lor. i confirmed mine at 60pax... but i got 70pax turned up, and the leftovers still got alot wor.
hi momo, thanks babe. Really happy u had a good time with CVH. and the weather is so perfect for u...=) today raining leh...dono is it raining season coming soon?
so u confirmed 60pax but got 70pax turn up? got place to sit ah? tot CVH will arrange the seats based on your confirm pax?
momo, do u have emcee for your ROM? is it necessary to have one to coordinate the guest and announce our march-in? i very gan jeong now.. btw who is your JP? mine is Eric Wong.
Hi Hui!!, ya met Ice on Sun (her office very hot hor..haha..i was sweating when i talking to her...=P) i choosed the Purple theme, i didnt top up as i find the standard deco is ok for me since mine is at function room (no theatre seating for my guest to witness my solem...*sob*, should i change to poolside?) the weather now is unpredictable....somemore mine is hi-tea...
so Dan said can bring own MP3 CD ah...mm..think i will burn it to CD, then bring a orignal love song CD to backup if anything happen. they have their own technician to help play song ah? so good..i still worry who can help me play song and wanna ask my fren to help liao..=)
hehe... when the guests turn up, then i arrange for the waiters to put up some more chairs lor... anyway not everyone siting... some are standing around talking and having their plates on hand... hehe!
i do have emcees, its my 2 'bridesmaid'... they're doing reception, guest taking, lisie with the in-charge, emcees etc. lor.
Mr Yeo Woon Soo was my JP, and he's GREAT! relax babe, everything will go smoothly k...
*sayang* function room will be as great... dont sad sad k. let dan know lor, ask him to call you if the pool's avaliable. besides if u're taking the pool side, the florist standard deco wont be enough wor. urs is hi-tea... it might be too hot & shine for everyone if u were to change to outdoor.
anyway, we had the same theme wor... purple... keke!
thanks momo...ya i told him to call me once the pool is available...
true lah..we worry the shine & hot too..tats y choose function room earlier...but now change mind wanna go back poolside (*heart itchy*), as this is once a lifetime things, and poolside is so much prettier than the standard function room, pay so much to get a function room , haiz..i didnt think properly lah...*stupid me*
the standard deco for pool is like the picture florist show us is it? go sash tie on the guest chairs? with backdrop sash?
Thanks for the advice on the music part. What you said is very true. But I already downloaded all the songs I wanna play on that day and checked them thru so I think will stick to MP3 format but will bring along my laptop as backup in case CD dun work. Your advice on other areas also help heaps! Thanks a lot!
Think I will under report the no of pax. Cos initially my bf and I plan to keep the event intimate and restrict to 30 pax. But now our guest list have grown to 50 plus le! I am doing a standing reception so the chairs part I think I will just ask CVH to add if really not enough.
So nice to write your own vows. Must be very romantic
When I went to meet Ice, her aircon broke down halfway thur the discussion and it started to get stuffy. Think by the time you came even worse baâ€¦ plus it was really hot last sun.
Purple theme is nice! But it clashes with my dress colour so cannot choose that. In the end choose the safe and boring colour blue lor haha. Their basic setup for the pool quite plain so we topped up quite a fair bit..
My JP is also Eric Wong! Your Rom on 1 june right? Mine is 7 jun, one week after yours. Must feedback how is Eric Wong ok? Hehe.
We are getting my bf sis-in-law to be the emcee. Cos I scared if thereâ€™s no emcee, later all the guest blur blur dun noe what is going on. More control lah I think. His brother will be the overall coordinator for the entire event. My sister and her bf will man the reception table for us on that day.
Dun stress yourself out on the availability of the pool part ok? If its available then itâ€™s a bonus if not then dun think too much ok? Most importantly is to enjoy your big day
creamyz> ya... its a once in a lifetime thing. but u must think carefully k as if u were to get the poolside, and you're having the high-tea timing... it might be really unbearable for both of u & the guests.
cuz when we decided our solemn to be held at the poolside, i took the hi-tea package too... but then kept thinking that it might really be unbearable lor... so went down to take a look the next day during that timing. waa... both of us really cant stand the heat, so no choice... we change it to dinner... since i really love the poolside thing.
i suggest that u & hub go down to 'feel' it 1st before deciding the next move... really.
ehh, i forgot the standard package liao... i only know its too plain for outdoor lor. ya... i find purple very romantic too, it matches my pinky dress anyway... hehe! *shy*
hui> ok lar, its quite funny too... as in the vows we actually mentioned the funny & bad habits of one another. both of us dont know what exactly we wrote for each other, until the actual day. lol!
no wonder so hot, haha..i was sweating when i talk to her..so paiseh.
so ur dress is purple? mine is white..=)
yeah...our JP is the same..=) did he tell u anything how he will conduct the solemnisation? i am very nervous...i dont want to read leh..if i have the choice..i juz want to say "i do" can liao..hehe..=P
yupe..i dont think about the pool liao...juz "soon qi zhi ran" lah...=)
later think too much make me got more wrinkle..haha
My JP is Mr Yeo Woon Soo Hp:91178697.
As for the songs, i brought "the wedding album(the aisle bridal boutique)", the great wedding album" & "the very best of love songs 4 u"... all from sembawang music store.
look thru the contract, and see what 'things' they include in the package. you can ask for more complimentary parking tickets, waive of ALL cockage etc. depends on what u want... u can ask lor. another thing is, if you want favours for your guests... you can get it from CVH at low low price then outside, ex: when i ask for the honey... i need to top up 60cents each, rather then you buy outside... it will be much more expensive lor.