oki. skye, yr menu is which one? i think 2005 n 2006 is differnt menu?
ya they do throw in free projector. luckily. other than that, they are very neow with perks. only when i signed up at the fair, they give $100 dining voucher, waiver of wine corkage. eric said they are very strict with the privileges
u can try. because initialyl when its not stated in the form, i told eric abt it. he said no prob. can be done. so the projector is the only one possible for bargaining hehehehe. its a portable ones so they are quite flexible with lending it to the couples for montage video
btw for those who have watched the link, kindly go n see after 1-2 days. i just copied the almost empty ClubChinos Antica Ballroom to my HD and will be uploading soon when I'm free.
they supply cards, we print on our papers n slot it in.
super neow lor. i heard from eric their apr fair is like 10% disc ok. but not sure if there's waiver of wine corkages. then hotel stay also cant extend. they need to pay hotel for it. parking coupons they buy frm hotel at standard rate also cannot give more..... LAGI 'FANASTIC' is.... the menu is FRIED RICE (pre dinner).wakaoz i heard already wana faint. Fried rice=overnight rice so that its nice. Double confirmed with Eric, he said 'then is yummy mah' *faint* If i tell my mum she sure nags n tell me not to eat that. Big day eat overnight rice. Eric said either that or fried noodles *FAINT* i wana go feedback to the mgmt on this. Somemore NO free drinks hor....... wakaoz
hi linggy & summer
about the projector & screen, they also said they didn't have projector then when we signed up, but when we checked a week b4 our wedding, they said that they can let us use it for free, we juz bring our own laptop.
i signed for CC earlier this year abt feb.
as for perks...you can try to bargain a bit ba, we had wavier of the corkage & free 1st barrel of beer. tried to bargain for free flow beer, tho in the end managed to get a 1/2 price of the 2nd barrel, if it's opened.
as for parking coupons, we didn't finish using it.
ohh..haa...and the pre-dinner fried rice was really tasty but i didn't want to eat too much, before the wedding mah..dun wanna eat too full, tho my hubby finished every bit of it.
i think we not too particular abt free stuff ba..tho the hotel gave us complimentary drink at the bar which we didn't even have time to check it out.
how come eric so good to u? hahahaa. i thought the taipan package did have one free barrel. then for wedding fair its either free flow or 5% disc. but before that. he said no perks etc. boohoo. i signed up in oct05.
and since i'm on this thread, for this who are looking for BS, open yr eyes wide enough to read thru the threads. I went to one BS with the recommendation of one girl who went to lots of place. she signed up there. then she gave me "her sign up package deal". when i went, its the same deal as what she told me and its not that attractive so i'm already thinking she is having a hidden agenda. then i saw similar threads by the person and the package now become so much cheaper, then said she's been offered this deal! *(&#@*(&@#^&^@ somemore say until the coordinator v good which i find not good... so esp those who give names, they will get perks when u signed up at the BS, not everyone give feedbacks with 100% liang xin lor. i already control frm writing bad remarks on how they become pushy.. tsktsk and they still say not pushy.......somemore those all in 1 BS always give pics to pple who recommend others. argk. sorry ah i rant over here because i know pple normally book hotel venue then go book bridal shop hehehhehe.
think they got their projector only recently, that's wat i heard frm my hubby who liased with eric. mayb u can try again.
haa..we din have much perks, i felt. my fren managed to even bargain for the restaurant to print their cards free..anyw we din have the 5% discount..i din know can hav discount oh! when's your AD?
anyways i think it also depends on how urgent they are to sell off the dates...if you book v.early they may not hav the urgency to sell it off. juz a guess.
aie...as for BS, i've heard that different ppl have different packages & perks for the same BS..it really depends also. good to scout arnd & read the forums. tho i found my bridal shop b4 looking for hotel venue...was quite difficult coz my date was quite a popular date and i booked kinda late (my friend said that usually ppl book 1 yr or more b4...but i booked like 8-9 mths before my AD)
Skye yr booking is 2005 and yr AD is 2005 right? maybe thats why they are open to disc for u. i know next yr also have 15% disc. the mth which many couples will avoid.
yes, diff pple get diff perks from BS but thats if u dont know each other. otherwise, normally if its the person who recommend u, u will get to see their receipt n get same thing as them. thats what i learn from some of my visit. u so funny find BS first ah. hehehe actually i booked my BS v late. because i just book mah then i am ard MID 06 AD so of course its less than 8mths lor. much lesser. a lot of pple very ganchiong book early for hotel n BS make me so ganchiong as well.
the envelope writes "A Tung Lok Restaurant", my card doesn't have any text on it at all. so it's the insert that i sent for printing which writes Club Chinois, Orchard Parade Hotel.
Tung Lok is quite a known restaurant tho & isn't cheap to eat there to start with actually. we wanted to go eat at the restaurant to try their normal menu and their buffet dinner is like $68++ already! lunch is like $48++ (jaws drop!) the food is really up to standard lah...so ppl say it's worth the price.
We didn't have much problems with ppl mistaking it for 'just a restaurant' once they know it's tung lok & that it's in a hotel.
actually it's already quite good that the wedding package doesn't include the 10% service tax...otherwise it would be even more ex per table.
i think just put it as Orchard Parade Hotel, Antica Ballroom lah....... so easy. hehehhee pple see BALLROOM shld koe.
i didnt get to know abt the fried rice until one day before the signing of the form. nearly faint when i heard that. super neow lor. my friend in paramount hotel still can choose frm room service menu PLUS DRINKS.
wedding fair promo is EITHER 5% OR free flow beer etc.
they are not that good lah
u shld book early if its a good date! otherwise u might have prob!!! Because the sept to dec period are mostly taken up so couples r going for may/jun06!
i thought i'm slow but there's someone even slow-ER heheheh
Does anyone know whether we can sign the contract only after food-tasting? Or food-tasting comes only after u sign?
Also the package only allows for 6 persons for food-tasting... Do u think i can try to ask for 10 persons (easier logistics since the other siblings going can help fetch FH's parents while FH fetch my parents)..
Another question is whether anyone knows when is next wedding show and whether I shld wait until wedding show to get better package?
think you should try to bargain for 10 pax first for food tasting first. anyway they serve dish by dish to let you get a sense of how it is served on actual day. not sure how they serve 6 pax for food tasting tho.
can call up and ask abt the wedding show..not sure if there's a difference coz i juz went direct to club chinois
Hi Beauty Seet,
My package has food tasting for 10 pax. I have signed the package in Feb this year and will be having our AD this coming Thursday. When you signed, you have to put a deposit to book the date. Only a few months before your AD, yo will have to go for food tasting to decide whether if you are ok with the food. I should say the food is very nice on the food tasting day and I have told them that I want the standard to be the same during the AD. I believe the package that Eric offer should cover most things that are required. They have also changed their table settings since Feb. We went to view the table settings last weekend to decide on which one for our AD. Hope this information helps.