My Hubby & I do not have any friends who are willing to be our EmCEE.
And due to our budget constraint, we cannot afford those well known EmCees.
Can someone help us and advise us if there's a jovial,& professional Emcee around who is willing to assist us?...... ([email protected])
Just a word of warning to all potential Mandarin brides out there.
I was quite attracted by Mandarin's package & made an appt to see this girl Jamie Long (not sure abt spelling). To cut a long story short, she was VERY attitude & almost evything we requested she say 'cannot'. A lot of qns we posed to her she also couldn't answer.
Almost wanted to give up on Mandarin but FH persuaded me give it another chance. We met up with the mgr Henry today and VERY different from 'Attitude Girl'. Now quite happy with his svc & will most probably sign up with them.
Welcome Trekkie, yeah Henry has excellent service. I don't like to hear "cannot"/ "we do not have this policy"... Henry put more effort in checking if he could help/ request, even if in the end he couldn't get approval, at least I knew he took trouble to find out instead of the easy convenient straight "no". And he expressed everything in a much more acceptable manner, haha
Nahh not kiasu, yours in only slightly more than a year, time passes very quickly! At least can freeze the price
Hi Trekkie, my wedding was last Nov in Mandarin Court- can see set-up here http://community.webshots.com/user/melkev1 and http://community.webshots.com/user/melkev2
I observed soya stains on some seat covers for previous weddings but not holes... by the time wedding date I nearly forgot all about them. Meant to ask helpers to go round checking but didn't lah- HB and I did random spot-check and didn't find anything to complain.
This is my first time I am posting my comments although I have been reading all the postings 1 month ago.
I am also deciding to hold my wedding in Mandarin Court and will be holding around 33 tables. My coordinator is Francis and he is also quite a nice guy who shares with us his experience. Accordingly, he has been around this business for >10 years. He is a honest guy who will give you
We just went to view the bridal suite yesterday. This is their regency suite and we saw was on the 24th storey suite which is located at the end of the hotel. Moreover, there is also a connecting room which you are able to put your coordinator's room just next to each other.
I have seen around 7 hotels and so far this is the biggest "bridal suite" I have seen. The bathrooms, bedroom and the living room is very huge. Moreover, the room that we saw is overseeing Orchard Road.
Actually our concerns are in 2 areas: the pillars and the setting. Anyone knows how to make use of the pillars as an advantage??
We also saw the setting of the hotel which was very "white" last weekend. That is also our concern bcos of the older generation. Any previous couples who have similar experience and how u turn around the situation....
Hi Luke, 33 tables will not be blocked by the pillars. Ask for a floor plan with the tables drawn in if you don't believe. It's only with much more tables that u have a problem.
The entire area between the 1st pillar (that u see as u enter) and the entrance can even be cordoned off as a more private cocktail/ reception area. Though I did not cordon.
It looks very white because of the white chair covers and the white tablecloth. They do have yellow, red particularly for VIP but... in my opinion, that doesn't look too good- still, it's personal preference. Have you seen with the banquet in progress ie. with all that lighting- the warm lighting and the blue ceiling does reduce the overall whiteness. Plus the choice of colours for your flower decor. Honestly, older generation wouldn't comment as long as they hear the Mandarin name, u might want to just "test" the ground with them and see what's their feedback like
Have u raised these concerns to ur coordinator? Because he should be explaining...
Hi Luke, Afraid I can't contribute ideas for your pillars situation as unfamiliar with the place. I'm holding mine in Grand Ballroom cos mine 60 tables. (his mum wants to invite the whole of Spore la!)
had a look at your wedding photos. You look SO Beautiful! Who's your photographer? Ex a not? Wonder if he can do miracles for me too. Hee!
BTW, what is a Polaroid guestbook ah? Looks like a great idea!
I did not get to see the actual wedding cos we were already late in viewing the place, don't want them to think we are "outsiders spying" on their wedding. Actually the older generation knows very well about Mandarin Singapore so we are not too worried about that. Only the white theme is bothering us.
I have actually highlighted my concerns to the coordinator but he suggested us to use Dolly (their appointed contractor) for suggestions to re-theme the place but at our own cost.
Hi Trekkie, inviting whole spore that bad? but i guess your wedding will be fun... lots of ppl and chats and noise.
Hi Luke, mine wedding will be held at Mandarin Court too. but my Coordinator is Malcom, and he will be showing me the Actual Banquet Floral Arrangments on 17 April(before 6.30pm). Another Bride to be will be joining me. If you are interested, you can let me know and we arrange to meet.
Thks for consoling me. I guess big parties are supposed to be fun but I think u can also enpathise that all those ppl his mum wants to invite will be very 'huh? who is that' kind. Is your MIL also like that?
What is the function happening on 17-Apr ah? Is it a special arrangemt that your co-ordinator is arranging to show you the floral arrangemt or what ah?
errr.... i only know tt ppl from my PIL will be making my FH to lose money. they will be having abt 3 tables or so. I guess my side will be a worse case.. whahaha.. my mum wants to "invite this person and that person"... "but if invite this person and dun invite the other"..... the story goes on.
17 April, my coordintor is having a wedding dinner there... and i told him that i heard from a fellow SG bride that the floral arrangement was not up to std, i requested to view. Malcom is very accomodating to my request and the fellow SG bride will be coming along. u wanna come along.. so the girls can gossip... thats usual
Have you source for ur wine too? i did mine with a fellow gf whose AD is 22 May and she too holding her wedding at Mandarin... whaha.. so by now u should guess we actually getting GROUP BUY Disc. whahaha.... we both book the same BS and the same Banquet and the same wine too..
we got our wine at 19, which is the House pour for Fullerton... nice nice....
Thw only thing about belvedere is the 4 obvious pillars which may not be a problem to some. However, I think that the atmosphere looks better in belvedere than compared to mandarin court if you do not have too many tables.
I am thinking of hosting my wedding in mandarin court with around 35 tables. Can't use belvedere bcos of the max limit of tables (32 only). As mandarin court can hold 50-60 tables max, there will be empty pockets as our tables are too little. So also trying to think of how to make use of the space as an advantage...Maybe bring in some mahjong tables to fill up the empty space!!!
Anyway, Mandarin Court has also pillars which blocks the stage....Wonder why do some hotels have without pillars while others have???
Anyway, will be meeting my coordinator-Francis next Sat to sort out the "issue" of the setup for mandarin court before I finally put my money on MAndarin Singapore. Anything else that I should bring out to him???
yeah, the pillars are the problem and also i think the door isnt that grand as in not situated at the centre of the ballroom, so think doesnt feel as grand.. hmm... so up till now, i still dun feel very good abt belvedere sometimes. but i like the "corridor" recep area, think it's lovely..
Dun worry abt empty space, actually more space is good, can space out ur tables, and the thing is, when it's nearer ur wedding date, usually ur guests list increases..
haha.. mahjong tables will be interesting, very hong kong style!! hehe..
Maybe u will like to ask ur Coord for some extra things like day room, more cards.. other than that, i really think Mandarin's package is very comprehensive already..
Toons, with space-planning, u will actually use the Mandarin Court pillars and the way the entrance door is placed, to your advantage.
My spaces were separated into:
Dining zone (35 tables will be unblocked, again the coordinators should have a floor plan to show you how it's placed such that it isn't blocked),
Cocktail tables/ piano display zone,
Bar/ album display zone,
Entrance/ reception tables zone.
There were no "empty spaces"
Maybe ask Henry if he still has the floor plan to show u... I dun have mine already, sorry, if can't be visualised from my description.
Hi Toons & Jann,
I asked my co-ord for day room, 70% cards, 30% parking. I also agree the pkg is quite comprehensive. The most attractive factor is the free beer. BTW, I heard that the cards selection can have more, just need to go to T Dragon to view but muz print with them. But I really don't think the rates vary too much.
Yup! I want to meet on 17-Apr. So fun! My e-mail is [email protected]. Please e-mail me! I haven't looked for wine yet. I still got time. Mine Apr-05. BTW, any idea hard liquor how ah?
Thks Trekkie and MTMTMT, I have actually also got all that was mentioned. I suppose so that their package so far is very comprehensive. Must insist Francis to show me the floorplan. Anyway, I think that the piano is removed already cos it was missing when we went there for the second time.
Jan, hey you also thought that a mahjong corner will be cool??? Maybe can even put a mini casino there and they can put their ang pow money for stake and I will be the dealer...Maybe can even recover more money for the wedding...Wishful thinking!!!
Carole, will need to ask my partner on the availability for 17 April. Could be a good idea that we see the arrangements so as to convince ourselves. But I think by then I have already sign up for Mandarin so no escape route!!!
Thks for the invitation...Will contact you if we want to meet up
Trekkie & Toons,
sure... call me to let me know.. keke.. will be very happy to meet up with u all... but the floral arrangements differ from one coordinator to another.. ok?
my wine i got it from Raffles plc (caltex house), the wine i am serving is the House pour for Fullerton.
Trekkie: sorry dear.. kekeke 93669005
classy wine? no no.. the price is good.. trust me... will share with u on 17 April on the price of my wine... Many wine sellers do consignments too, the one i got oso consign. Her min order is 24 bottles (full payment) and she will bring enough for your wedding (consign), when u open the consign then she will charge according to the no. of the bottles consume.
i actually have no intention to serve Hard Liquor, but FH says must at least have 2-3 to standby.
I'll only be collecting my AD pics tmr... Will let u know once they r ready... Btw, I have already posted my studio pics under "Shinchan's wedding pics to share". Maybe u wanna take a look first...
I think u dun have to worry abt Kevin being late. He always reach earlier than stipulated time. So how much are u paying for earnest video?
My package with Kevin is $500. Maybe u can gimme your email, so that I can give u his contacts...
your invite cards can get any printer to print. But those supplied by Mandarin only 2-3 designs. But if you go to their supplier T Dragon got more designs, only catch is must print with T Dragon.
I'm also thinking of asking for seat sashes but according to my co-ordinator it's $5+++ per seat. So ex right! I wonder if we can chum-siong with own florist anot...
yes please! Please e-mail me your pkg details: [email protected]. Thks so much. BTW, your pics are where exactly? Isit your own website?
Look fwd to meeting all you girls on 17-Apr. So fun! What time you all want to meet ah? Abit mean to tekan our co-ordinators right? haha.
i was thinking abt 3pm.. some small talks over coffee before we head there abt 5.30pm to take a peep at the Floral Arrangements. My Coordinator says too early cant see much.. so 5.30 will be a good time to go.
we will keep each other inform via this site....
shall we ladies?
My FH and i seen Belverde... we were not impressed by the small confine space.. but that plc will be ideal for cosy and small wedding. who is ur coordinator? he/she will help u to make the plc looks as grand...
I thk you should starting looking for your BS now if your AD is in Jan 05....my AD is feb 05 and my BS tell me that i have to start choosing the design i like and suit me in may...and MTM in jun....so that the gown will be ready in OCt for me to take PS...if you start looking only in may..your album may not be ready by your AD...
cos year end is their most busies period....a lot of pple want their album done during that period.