Hi all, just started to look for my AD banquet in 2011. Looking at around 70-80 tables. Currently considering Shang, Ritz, and Orchird Country Club. Anyway have any feedback on their bonquet? Currently swey towards Shang =)
I'm a Shang BTB and recently attend a wedding there and the experience was bad. The food and service were bad and we had many numerous hiccups for the keys to the helpers room. Personally, I find that the stage deco for Shang is super plain and there is no sash provided for the guests' chairs. I'm quite shocked at the suite at the Vally Wing. It's so small such that I wouldn't mind downgrading to a normal room. =(
phoebe > i'm not too sure about the service and food, but i remember asking my coordinator about it and was told of the seat covers are without sash for guests.
as for the bridal suite at valley wing, i have been to one before and i thought it was okie for me. (i havent been to the normal rooms at Shang before so i cant compare which is better/bigger but it's definitely bigger than a normal hotel deluxe room)
I'm a Shang bride in Jan 2011. Kinda regret choosing the hotel cos I dun like the default stage deco and the food is quite bad (for my friend's wedding in June). Any cheap florist to recommend? I'm upset that the hotel only provides chair sashes for VIP tables and not the rest of the guest tables. Any idea where to get cheap chair sashes?
phoebe > me too, regret not because of the food but it's lacking of everything...
5star hotel it is, but lacks in wedding theme (in fact no themes). Look at other hotels, 5star or not, at least they have one.
5star hotel it is, but the invites design loses out to other hotels, 5star or not.
Sorry, I cannot help but complain...I feel so lousy but well... deposit's paid so cannot back out now.
The assigned florists for Shangri-La are definitely one of the top florists but I am just disappointed with how basic / simple the flower arrangements are (in terms of what is included in our packages / contracts). But I have to agree that the florists whom I met last weekend have the right attitude etc. No offence to the florists but just what we get - If you know what I mean.
So did any of you go with an external florist in the end or just with the hotel florist? I am in a dilemma.
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(if you are not comfy sharing publicly you may PM me) that's fast, your wedding is coming up really soon! You've a theme? or do you already have sthg in mind?
I'm not really a flower person, so whatever grace (I guess you spoke to her too) showed me, I'm okie with it.
I mean, to be honest, for me, it's a plus point to have a "wow" floral deco but how many times during a banquet does a guest really go admiring the flowers, at least I didn't/don't. The last wedding dinner I went was in Mid-June and I don't even remember taking special note of the guest table floral decor!?!? I am not saying the venue decor or floral centrepiece for the guest tables are lousy or what but I look at bigger/more visible things like the floral stands along the march-in aisle though I do agree the floral centre pieces at guest tables do take part in creating the ambience one wants. :x
Yes, October is real close and I am so dead lor. Haha... We have no theme in mind for the decoration because we (my husband and I) are not flower people too. So we sama sama lah! Hmm... Grace met you personally ah? I met up with her assistant I think so now it makes me wonder if we were shown the same thing.
I agree that the floral stands on the aisle and stage are more important but I feel that the centerpieces should be of a certain 'standard' / size in order to make the ballroom look good ("wow" is of another standard le).
Hi ladies, I suppose if the floral arrangements were more complex, the table price would increase as well? So maybe it's better this way. Those brides who are okay with the floral arrangements can take the package as is and those who want more can top up more. But I've seen their work and it's really quite top notch (like variations of the colour palette and a variety of flowers as opposed to just say one colour and one type of flower).
lingz > I guess we are shown the same thing.
Maybe you can ask your hotel coordinator when got wedding (with standard flowers) then can go down and see?
Eh, you know what, just as I suggest to you on the above, I realised (if I rem correctly) I actually saw one such setup last weekend when I was at the hotel meeting my coordinator but I totally didn't note down the floral arrangement at the guest tables cos I was secretly attracted to their wedding montage (how un-flower person am I!!!). But I did note the floral stands and stage though. Looks normal to me but I think with the effect of the intelligent lighting, it should be fine to make good (rather than just normal).
Jassy > Don't get us wrong. We are not complaining about the florists or their works and I totally agree with you that their colour palettes and the varieties of flowers that they use are worth our compliments.
Sinply Me > I was at Shang last Saturday afternoon but did not see a "standard" set up. Hehe, the florist showed us a set up which they did for a wedding in the evening and the couple topped up $XXXX to get the whole ballroom done up so nicely. That gave me a "wow" feeling but I don't need that. Maybe I should just try to convince myself to accept whatever is in my package.
Lingz > me too! I was there last Saturday afternoon.
Thought the top-up was for a corporate function in the partition-ed Island ballroom?
The other one at tower ballroom also top-up? I can't remember actually but I like the snippets of wedding montage I saw!
Sinply Me > I saw the corporate function set up at the partition-ed Island Ballroom but the florist did not mention anything about the cost. The one I saw at Tower Ballroom was the top-up but nice wor! Which ballroom will you be using?
Jassy > I did not bargain with SSS because I don't think anything will make them agree to "free" or "cheaper" upgrade. I love their ballroom too and I will be having mine at the Island Ballroom. So when is your AD and which ballroom will you be using?
Hi Lingz, I was thissssss close to booking the Island Ballroom (because I seriously love the chandeliers) but because of the price, we decided to go with Fullerton instead (fiance says we will spend on a more awesome Europe honeymoon so okay lor). Met with their florist, who was quite nice but the table arrangements seem to be very standard - all 10 blooms red roses or pink roses etc.
Jassy > Fullerton was one of our choices too but I don't like the stairs. *fears of falling down* Hahaha... When is your wedding? We want to go Europe for our honeymoon too but haven't plan anything (now too busy with house reno and wedding prep).
Jassy > We have the same thinking, yah? Hahaha... I also feel Shang's wedding card designs cannot make it but I convinced myself that the invites are not THAT important because they will go into the rubbish bin eventually. Hahaha... Next March! Still got time - All the best for your preparations. I only have 2 months left. *emo*
Lingz & Jassy > agree with the CMI invites!! That's why my rants in one of the above posts, albeit being 5stars, everything loses out! Glad that they still have customer service to do the recovery.
Actually, I haven't been to enough wedding dinners and everyone is raving about the grand ballroom and chandeliers of Shang... but personally I feel nothing for the ballroom.. *weird, ain't I? or perhaps, Shang wasn't my preferred choice.*
Lingz > what time were you there the other day? Is it the first consultation with the florist or..? weird, why do they meet you "on site"?
Oh, then maybe I got mixed up, I remember one was a top-up, maybe you are right, it's the tower ballroom.
I'm using the Island ballroom too!
Sinply Me > Yes, that was our first consultation session with the florist but the lady said to meet there because she can show me the actual set-up that she did for her couple. I was there at 4 plus! You? WHAT?!!! Shang wasn't your preferred choice? Then why are you holding your wedding there? Hehehe...
yea agreed on the plain deco.. but the food is pretty good and is individual served! Not sure about the valley wing.. I thought all the packages come with one night stay at horizon club premier room, tower wing.. the room is spacious. view is superb!!