I signed up during BOWs (as huiling told us got better perks if we sign up there) though we already decided on Novotel way before. She confirmed with me that new themes are applicable to Cinammon room as well but without ceiling drapes as too low. Find the aisle table setting ok, but stage a lil bare too.
hi everybody, happy new year, how is everybody doing and how are your wedding preps
joyle / thomas, gong xi fa cai!! wan shi shun li hor
thomas, thought of any business u can get into if the wedding industry or not? ahahahahah
now that its almost over, i got to buck up and start settling stuff for the wedding now.... hopefully getting the guest list done by feb end.... den we can confirm the "final" number of tables... this seems to be the most tedious process so far... parents and in-law cannot give me all the guests they are inviting till now.... cannot belief i only have about 2.5 mths to go...
still need to get a solemniser, my cake, the wedding invites, flowers, JM dresses done and GDL....
just wondering, how do you budget for si dian jin, when your in-law asks you to choose... trying to get something budget but still presentable, any suggestions??
about SDJ, my MIL, mum plus me and hubby went to look ard at the shops that MIL recommend. but I told her all exp and not worth.. actually it's because i want to custom made! in the end we went to the same shop which we went to custom make the proposal ring, wedding bands and my mother's dowry for me.. i let her choose the design, but they are definitely cheaper and more presentable than those priced the same in the shops outside!
pris>> my MIL brought me to Poh Heng at Chinatown, which she always goes.. but there wasnt much stuff and the items individually r really exp! think will add up to $5000+...
so we went to the private jeweller.. average about $3500.. both mum and MIL's ard that range...
but i also encounter another, which is my cousin's wife's like $10k SDJ, but when her mum saw mine, she said my SDJ look more worth the $$. so must go to somewhere good, look exp, but cheap! if u need contact can IM me..
hi joyle, my SDJ changed to SDzhuan, cos gold prices now going up like mad and mil budget not so big... so end up getting a set at SK with a separate half tennis bracelet,whole set cost about $2k plus only... heee.... bo bian, now htb bro also getting married next yr, mil stressed :S
u seen the new theme deco yet? think i got to start bugging HL already.. .2mths left... ahahahahah
pris>> haha~ SDzhuan, i nv tot of that! mine's like that too.. i didnt want the gold gold ones, so chose the bling.
seen the new themes..
HL showed us on the iPad, so no chance to snap snap... but I can give a description of the theme. I chose the garden theme..
Names taken frm yaya's post cos' i can't rem the names!
mystical - purple + silver
the purple's quite vibrant purple, not the light or super dark tone.. quite similar to the old design for crystal-theme. but more distinctive..
English primrose - red and black
This red and black stage backdrop is the exact same frames from the dark red roses theme. Table set up has black seat covers, dark shade (think it's the dark grey?) table covers and red table runners etc.. Can't really remember this one, but the table set up is classy.. quite like GWP's black and red theme. only that the stage's similar to what they use to have.
Little garden is something different frm their prev 2 themes. Uses mainly orange roses. Stage backdrop's a large flowery garden arch frm 1 end to the other of the stage, with light olive green organza cover the wall. table set ups in tones of light olive green, silver and bronze. ceiling drapes are in bronze, instead of the usual red for prev theme. the thought of this mixture of colour looks weird, but it's quite nice actually..
wentan81>> if u wanna see the garden theme, my wedding's this sat.. can pop by have a look. =)
but yah, actually, all places the stage looks bare leh, just some flower stands and cloth draping! so dun feel too short-changed on Novotel's backdrop. Initially i was deciding on the theme to match my gown colour.. but... CMI, all dun match! haha~ so go with the one that u find from table, chair, stage etc feels ok.. my 2cents worth!
pris>> i chose the garden one for some weird reasons also.. cos i was imagining, when take photos for yam seng, only the garden theme probably can see the arch.. the rest will be covered by relatives standing on stage..
pris>> i saw a couple coming by at about 5plus, but dunno issit u.. cos' i was in my shorts and jacket.. so maybe no one noticed the bride was there..
service was good, just that same thing, ppl complain the sharks fin too much flour.. and!! they put soy sauce into the vinegar bottle and vice versa, so some had salty sharks fin.. Novotel's vinegar is the reddish orange one.. so if u wanna include that in ur emcee's speech.. lol~
the carpark jam was terrible... my relatives who left later who stuck for about 1.5hrs.. those who went off early, about 1/2hr..
my cousin couldnt take it, went to the road junction to take a look... he saw 6 officers ard the area, ask them go direct traffic, in about 15mins clear the whole jam from the carpark.. actually not the carpark problem.. it's the junction turning out to main road.. so.. if any problem, just go find policeman to help ok! must ask ppl go down to ask them for help..
3 wedding that day at Novotel and a bday party. Dragon phoenix had another wedding also.. and the indian restaurant had a bday party.. super packed...
the banquet executive was nice, he let us use one of the function rooms at lvl 5 to change cos' we need to change twice..
Joyce>> thanks! service wise + price, definitely value for $$. The jamâ€™s actually not so much on the carpark issue, but the road way out plus all the night spots and taxis. If you can get ppl to direct the traffic (like policeman on the streets patrolling the nitespots), no issues alrdy.. think about it, other places will also have jam, just that ppl close 1 eye cosâ€™ they pay quite abit, more atas, but voices down to the same issues..
My cousins say â€œjust close 1 eye, close 1 earâ€, if nt no whereâ€™s perfectâ€¦ where r u having ur AD?
Pris>> yeap.. v fun and happy.. I went down to the ballrm at 7pm sharp, so managed to talk to all my guests including hubbyâ€™s, felt quite good cosâ€™ really get to thank everyone for attending.. u may wanna bring flats down to the ballroom, change after u shake shake hands cosâ€™ my feet were so tired frm the standing and dance, I took off my heels and walk up to room.
Yaya>> the garden theme looks quite ok leh.. cosâ€™ itâ€™s the arch with the drapes, I feel that itâ€™s ok lah.. other hotels also just drape some cloth behind and put some flower stands, also not v elaborate de.. so no worries ok!
Wentan>> MIL complain that sharks fin very â€œflouryâ€, which I saw when they sent the food up to our rm.. ppl say the chickenâ€™s nice.. canâ€™t ask for much cos dragon phoenix was cooking up food for 3 weddings. I think almost 70tables!
yaya>> i had 33 +2 tables.. dun waste money on the backdrop!! I spent on getting band, and instant print, more tangible entertainment.. the backdrop cannot bring home, and the most only add to ur photos which u take on stage..
pris>> u having ROM before ur banquet issit? I invited mainly close friends and relatives, my relatives all reach before 7pm and even had time to walk along clarke quay and take pics.. ha~