blueybubble, all the best girl, must be very excited. on 11th? which ballroom are you taking? Feel like going down on that day to see your room deco. can take more pics of your bridal suite to show? hehe..thanks!!
i managed to break even for my thursday banquet last year...
this despite having quite a few $20 ang pows! heheehhe so no worries lah!
normally frens and colleagues tend to give the market rate.. so most of them would give at least $80...
relatives usually give a big angpow say $500 but they take up the whole table tat kind. eheheh
but also depends on ur relatives i guess. i had relatives who gave market rate... but also those who gave $500 but come whole family...
i think regardless whether weekday or weekend... the frens or colleagues will give at least $80... it will be a good mix.. hehehe most people do give more than 100 if they know it is weekend...
relatives no choice lor... cos cannot tell them the market rate also ahahah.. but i think if ur relatives know that it is a 5star hotel at orchard.. then maybe they will roughly know it is not cheap.... i do have relatives who gave $1k per table that kind... so not too bad...
hmmmm maybe can invite more frens and relatives? a good mix of people shld be fine.. so far those who lost money (from other hotels) are those who cannot fill up the tables... my colleagues under invited so she had about 5 tables not filled with 10 people.. thus loosing ard 3k...
which i think is still not too bad.. heheheeh
u have other choices? or other hotels u looking at?
yah...frez r still ok. initally oni wanted a small private events...26 tables. suddenly my FATHER say he want 20 TABLES which is excluding my IL & our frez (he paying 4 himself) so i hv to look 4 bigger places.
my dad very particular on FOOD, so he wanted restaurant...both me & FH dun wan cos the mood is not there.
Another place we shortlisted is pines(location is not ideally good) hv to cater transport.
Where as for restaurant...got pros & cons. Pros, food is good & cheap. But we don't hv a hotel room to rest & change.
thanks eve, i went to the webby too. I actually seen the bridal suite but find it small. is like very cramp, so many things in the room, esp the dining table. I was thinking of upgrading to the grand duplex suite, is stated that this is a 2 storey suite, but don't know how much to top up, the presidential suite need to top of $5k plus.
Just found out that the grand duplex suite is actually the same price! well, I called the hotel and asked and the rate is valid to around aug, not sure if 2007 still the same, I mean same price for grand suite and grand duplex suite. really hope can bargain it, most likely we are taking Grand Hyatt.
hi eveuloveme! just wanted to check, did u hv any prob with the sound system or the bright lights on your AD? seems like these 2 issues r the most recurring prob in Hyatt....dun wan the whole mood to be ruined by it.. hahah...pls advise?
hey bendi! gald u more or less settled on ur venue. =) u seem less flustered now.. haha .. =)
twinstarz, thanks a lot. afterall, is still money issues, I was worst than this when come to HDB and condo, hubby said my mood like weather. not that we cannot afford, is always not too wise to get something way too expensive, that's why hubby only willing to buy me a burberry bag eventhough I said I am willing to get a LV myself.
Talk about this sound system thingy, can we check prior the banquet starts? I am also worry about the volumn of the music, sekali too soft, sekali too loud. people who seat near the speakers sure rant about it but seems like guests will never tell the couple how bad the banquet was as it will affect them, just like me, everything I will say "is fine, is nice.." but behind the screen, lot of nonsense. The light issue, I saw eve's photos, like no light got light effect, is it the PS style or the ballroom really dark?
just got an idea to share with you girls. I couldn't find any special angpow box that I like, when browsing my rom's pic, found this vase i have and decided to use it as a "angpow box" is unique and now I just need some organza, ribbon and fresh flower. I WANT TO MAKE ONE FOR MySELF
hey bendi! wow! i like the flowers in the pic... niiceeee.... =) heh heh. whr was ur ROM?
eve, thx for the advice. hope evthg goes well if i do sign up w hyatt..still kinda torn btw marriott n hyatt. sigh..location r both good. hyatt seems to hv better perks..but the ceiling n the gren walls in sir stamford rm...arrggh....
Hi twinstarz, all pics have been touch up by my hubby, if you see the real hard copy of my photos, don't think you will like to have them to take photos for your big day and the only photographer told me directly that they are not very very experince photographer. *rolling eye*
I don't recommend them, and you know what, my parents are not in the photos, except the family potrait and he took many for my hubby' family, only his parents and one bro. reason being,"they came all the way from m'sia" I replied him by saying my parents also travelling 8 hours to attend my ROM. I got so upset, reason having this ROM was because my dad is sick and he is looking forward my ROM,as I have no time to prepare it. Didn't know turn out to be like that. so upset. that's why i am willing to spend more on our AD and our ps in sydney next year, we are going with my parents.at least this is what I can compensate. the photographer said sorry and willing to take family potrait for FOC, i didn't accept because we are not cheapo or harap his foc service. basically the photos are not well taken. very the not professional type,wanna try journalistic but failed. many photos I have to purposely pose for him to take like holding hand, smilling more. the rings photos, we asked him to take during the makan time. family potrait also.
hi guys & gals in hyatt forum, not too sure if all in tis fourm are fans of hyatt. hyatt price has went up. am looking for people who hv picked up the old hyatt package and want to transfer. do email me at [email protected] & thks in advance.