Hihi...any one have new updates or re8view?
If plan AD in somewhere in Aug 2017, will it still be possible if only start to select studio and take pre-wedding shoot after CNY, in Feb?
To be honest... It really depends on you and what you expect. For me, everything has to be chop chop due to personal reasons (not shotgun lol). This is my timeline, not sure if it helps.
Mid March - htb propose, followed by meet the parents to discuss details. Already shortlisted hotels for parents to choose.
Early April - source for BS, signed end apr. Find solemnizer, solemnization prep.
May - Negotiate on banquet package with selected hotel, had 1 as backup as well so technically negotiating with 2 hotels. Signed AD pg/vg package.
Mid May - Solelemnization & dinner
End May - Select Pre-Wed gowns, meet photographer to discuss idea(s), meet MUA too. Confirm and sign AD package.
Early Jun - Pre-Wed shoot
Mid Jun - GDL as my hubby was leaving the country and only back 2 days b4 the wedding.
***did nt hurry BS, told them to take their time. i was bz with work too, pics selection were actually ready 3rd wk Jul***
Early Aug - Choose Pics, choose frame, Select/Try AD gowns. Did not find an AD gown to my preference so i decided to tailor, embarked on that. Source wedding deco on TaoBao directly and fav them. (it is optional but i guess im more demanding and expect a more than normal deco)
End Aug/Sept - Preliminary table planning, schedule planning, meet AD vg/pg to discuss. Prep wedding cards for those RSVP-ed. Find songs, select songs (this dragged as i was fickle). Settling gowns as i was fickle too.. Tailor make hubby's suits too... Mother n MIL gowns (the men have their coats phew)..
End Sept - Review layouts n pre wed pics. A lot of ding dongs due to my preferences, demands and standards. Perfectionist and meticulous by nature. Collected albums, frames on 29 Nov).
Mid Nov - Place orders for TaoBao. Order liquor. Confirm dessert table items. Tables/scheduling is always ongoing due to changes (problematic guests). Food tasting, feedback. Briefing with hotel coordinator - give you advice on your schedule; select favours, theme, table cloth, chair designs, table setting arrangements cuz ours have many styles of walk in. Prepare details your banquet mgr need - excel file (paxes in a table, extra chair for kid, baby chair, bigger tables for which ones due to kids, veg meals, children meals). Meet AD team again as they are doing my montage + love story video... SDE (ive no gatecrash so muz discuss wad to film).
End Nov - first batch of TaoBao arrived.. i have a lot (nt wedding related-winter wear) so gotta split. Packing, discussing with frens helping out w deco..
Early Dec - Facial (another one in mid dec), hair cut and colour. No over extractions pls.. u dun wan scars. Mine is controlled by dermatologist (doctor) and very customized facial and application products so be careful if ur just going to a therapist..
Mid dec - rehersal/av testing (postponed as my emcee going holidays). They are very impt.. basically the ones gonna execute everything.. Hotel will go to them.
As usual.. tables forever ongoing! Even up till your wedding day.. expect last minute i cannot come (yes 2 wks b4 my wedding n still have. My frens say even on the wedding day also will have too).
My wedding is on 25 dec. Few days b4 it.. Grooming like threading..
Oh i didnt mention bridal car cuz our family already has a car to lend us.