hi all, ya me kindof relax still...hehe
girl, my bs is j&m bridal. juz collected my gowns today. MU by them lor...me not getting the external sources...anyway mine is jus a dinner affair lo
i shud b confined in the bridal suite on thurs so aftr viewing the setup, u can pop by the suite???
tougei, me taking the chinios, quite similar to lala's.....taking the deep red and chilli red roses...
Hey Huiling, another shop just popped into my head. There is this shop named "Lavender" at Stamford that stretch. It doesnt sell bridal but I think it is a better alternative to Daniel Yam. Not all the stuff is formal but I saw a couple of dresses I thought was suitable. I think its less than 300 but I really cant remember how much it cost. Its not too hard to find. Thre are several dress shops there.
Hi Jan, do you get to choose the flowers or is it fixed with the theme you choose. I agree that the Chinios theme is very romantic
Are you having the ensemble with the dinner??
Hi Dor, you will be there at 630? I will try to drop by as well. Maybe we can meet up?
Hi Huiling & Sharky, Oh I went into the Lavender shop before. Ok lar, some of the dresses are quite sweet. Seemed to be from Australia... I also have a suggestion - Allure at City Hall has very nice semi-formal dresses too
Jan Snow is now married!congrats! Sharky you must ask Dor. think she went down.
i think i will be the last one to marry in this thread. no one to talk to anymore!
hallo tougei, i went to lavender before, think they have quite a few satin dresses? my friend bought a dress from Allure for her photoshoot. very nice! and yep yep, the pair of heels I like from Tangs is abit silvery bronze kind of colour. 3 inches high. Open toes with straps which can tie around the ankle. I finally went to buy it! Got the last pair for my size.
dear gals, i am back here....
yeap the whole setup was exactly wat i requested for. Thumbs up!!!
Yeap Dor came down and she luv the cake too. I luv it too....its really eyecatching cos of the colours!!!!
i wil try to send u gals the fotos once they r ready....
No complaints for the service and food. So dun worry too much la 2005 brides to be.
Hi all Regent brides...
can i know whether regent practice "tentative" booking? cos from what i understand from one of the co-ordinater, they don't practice tentative booking...
can only confirm when u sign the contract with the deposit... is that true?
so did all of u sign the contract and paid deposit immediately?
thought most hotels will give some grace period to think about the location, while they "hold" the rooms for u?
I think if someone also called to enquire about the date, they will "hold" it for you for a reasonable time (like 3 days) before they release the date n venue to the next person on the list.
I was apparently 2nd on the wait list because someone else called literally HOURS ahead of me. I guess lucky for me, I was down at the ballroom the very next day and was ready to sign even before party 1 had a chance to view the ballroom over the weekend. And they told the 1st in line they had like 3 days to decide after they had seen the ballroom. So essentially, I guess the poor couple didnt have much of a choice. Heah. Good for me lor. Either that or they changed their date. I can't remember which was it.
So my guess is someone else is after the same date.
tougei, so excited ah
basically mine abt the same as lala's but i woz lucky cos they were taking some prof. fotos dat dae. i had the backdrop on stage and the red carpet lo... my cake is also diff fr lala's, that's the one which i mentioned in the brides mag. It looked good on actual and its not too small for the ballroom
dear all 2005 brides, i had a wonderful time dat evening. Like i mentioned, all that i requested were delivered. I was lucky to view the setup at time of check in cos they were doing a foto shoot of the chinois theme. I was impressed....
The cake which Regent suggested to me was to my liking too...
During the dinner, we were well taken care of. The banquet manager gave us good prompting etc. We need not worry about running over time etc.
About service, i guess its very individual cos of individ. standard. No complaints for food too.
All in all, THUMBS up...
HI tougei, did u see the last pic with the rose petals on tables,, isn't dat romantic...i luv it alot personally
oh, my dinner started v late considering its a thurs cos my make up was v late. dinner starts abt 8.40pm n i think ends close to 11pm lo...
no la.,...the cake is a dummy cake la...but very colourful and cheerful lo...hope will stands out in the fotos too....hehe
hey urs in july, rite? excited bo?
huiling>> i saw some simple white dresses at Arthur Yen (there is a small collection at Robinsons City Hall). Its fairly cheap and i think its nicer that what Daniel Yam has. You can try it out. I was toying with the idea of buying those dresses as Bridesmaid dress heah.
Oh no. Now i worried that I wont have enough time better church and dinner. Hmm.. how long does make up take anyway?
tougei>> thanks for the info. Its weird. I actually met up with KH and our primary concern was that he wasnt assertive enough. But its funny to have someone using fake photos. You would think that by now, he would have built a portfolio of his own. thanks for the heads up anyway.
ya actually we are not allowed to shower rose petals during walk in but i guess its just some kind of spontaneous act from the guests since they are on the tables...haha...too late to stop them too...but of cos, it was more romantic for the march in lo
i think u can choose the type of cakes, they have a few design le...do check them out
my MUA from the bridal shop wan la...when fotos out, will show u all my face..haha
anyway mine was a v fast n simple MU, not the drama bridal kind lo
hi jan snow
could u forward the photos to girl ren yu & bugbear. thks. i m on leave already n the photos r in my office comp.. hehe. I have changed the flowers colour to pink..it will b a pinky affair wor..
I am looking for a place for my Mar06 wedding lunch. Regent is one of my options but their email told me that 2006 is not opened for booking yet. As to the package, I can only use the 2005 package as a reference.
Thus, I will like to ask all of you who have booked with Regent for your wedding. How long before your AD that you are able to book with Regent?
AhCapp, i also looking at 2006. Yah, Regent is not opened for 06 booking yet. I haven't been contacting Regent lately...so i don't know if they have any new packages for 06. if you happen to have their package...do keep me posted k
Hi lilacblur...i got feedback from friends that the food and service is good...Regent is the top on my list. Me also looking at Hyatt. my sis and friends attended weddings at Hyatt recently and they told me that the food not too bad.
I started to consider Regent seriously after viewing their ballroom. The rest are sorta details lor. The banquet sales person was professional, but so were the rest of the hotels that I went to. And if you compare menu, its all about the same. Even the frills like cards and beer and decor. In the end, the distingusing factor comes to down to the one thing that the other hotels cannot replicate [which is their ballroom]. I honestly didnt even think about things like service and food because I already expected a certain level of standard for their services and food.
Like the other hotel I was looking at had free flow of beer, had a bigger capacity, free predinner snacks and a whole tonne of "freebie". but in the end, we decided that THAT wasnt important to us. So i guess, it really depends on what YOU want.
I'm also curious. What was the ONE thing about Regent that made you choose them?
Had been a lurker in this forum but thought I should say something too
I'm also having my wedding dinner at the Regent in Apr this year. I chose this hotel for a few reasons:
1) I've never been to a wedding in this hotel so it'll be nice that the first wedding I attend in this one is mine
2) The ambience... grand, elegant & dignified in a way that does not overwhelm you like some of the other 5-star hotels. Ballroom also doesn't smell funny... just kidding.
3) Got pretty good deals during their bridal show, like corkage waiver and free flow of beer. No need to bargain for anything.
4) FH didn't have any complaints about it.
No lah... I think I was just lucky. I went to the bridal show armed with a list of things to bargain for, like the waiver, free-flow beer, seat covers, extra nite stay etc. But the bridal show had this promotion which offered all these already so there was really nothing to do but to check for available dates
Sometimes I still wonder what the catch was. Maybe it's just 8-course instead of 9, or maybe Regent just wanted to be nicer that day... hehe.
hallo girls! I agree! when I first stepped into Regent, I was like wow! You mean there is a hotel like that in Singapore? I walk round and round the place, admiring the high ceilings, the chandeliers at the lift. If it is not regent, then it would most prob be fullerton cuz my fiance loves the hotel.
and gorky! You really save alot without corkage charges! you getting married in April? congrats! mine still a long way to go, but hey it is already 2005, I'm getting married this year! hahaha, don't have to say "next year" anymore.
Hi tougei...heheh...me mia for quite a while. Been real bz with work...travelling ard...so hardly got the time to come in here to read the forum...heheh...no progress so far...still got some time
lilacblur, i think u should go checkout the hotel. Yes, the ballroom has got 2 pillars, but depending on the number of tables u have, might not have any blockage. There is another room up at the second level, smaller, long...think 20 tables max? not too sure on that...
Hi Bugbear, early in the year already so busy hur? Missed you in the thread
Hi lilac, you really should go down and take a look at Regent
It has only one grand ballroom which is what I liked abt it. Some hotels have so many ballrooms that there are different weddings going on on the same evening. Sometimes, I almost chiong into the wrong wedding hehe...
Hi Dor, wow 2 more days. You must be very excited. I think Fuschia and pink roses sound really unique
Do you need to top up for the change in flowers? Do remember to send us the link to your pics ok? Anyone dropping by to see your setup?
By the way, are you having the jazz band?? If yes, when are you asking them to start? How many songs will they be playing?