Sharlene, my ex-colleague attended a wedding dinner at FH not long ago. She mentioned the tofu is very special and the mango pudding is good. I hope u like it during food tasting. Update us on your food tasting!
The package prices defer depending on which day of the week you hold it and what menu you choose. Why don't you contact Delia, the wedding coordinator at FH? She's super nice and will definitely be willing to go through all the details with you
As for me, I'm pleased to announce that I'm now officially a future FH bride to be
update of my food tasting. The spinach toufu is nice, everyone praises it. The braised fillet of Garoupa with toufu, that piece of toufu is the same of the spinach toufu. The mango pudding is quite dry. To me taste like other mango pudding but there are alot of fruits and the presentation is very colourful and nice. My HB likes it due to special thus we stick back spinach toufu and mango pudding, we only swapped the fish dish.
could i ask a somewhat silly question? did u all sustain huge losses for the wedding banquet in terms of red packets? am seriously considering fullerton but the cost for weekends is bound to be at least $100/person, so I'm wondering if people will at least give $80 per person.
anyone has experiences to share on net profit/loss, after factoring in the cost per table?
Below is what I read from somewhere.. so alot of things not yet done? hope u are not stress at this moment. hmm... Is there anything i can help?
[Finalization of Details (usually done 2-3 wks before actual day)
- Special Diets (Vegetarian, Muslins, etc)
- Beverages service (types of beverages to be served)
- Attendance breakdown including special dishes.
b) Room Set-up
- VIP tables
- Reserved tables
- Seating allocation for special diets
- Flower combination colors and arrangement
- Table settings
- Floor Plan
- Baby/High chair
- Wedding Favours
- Intervals for speeches
- Video presentation (equipment required, schedule for testing before AD)
- Band/musicians (microphones, sound system)
- Song for 1st march-in, first course presentation (if any), 2nd March-in and music for the evening
d) Bridal Suite and coordinator's room
- Check-in and Check-out
- Additional requirements
- Breakfast arrangement
- Lover's Dinner/Supper
- Complimentary 1KG cake if it is to be sent up the suite or take away the next day upon check out.
e) Carpark arrangements
- Bridal Car
- Wheelchair access
I hardly wear heels too... in fact, I'm a sneakers person, even to work. But walking down the stairs in the long train and high heels wasn't a problem for me. So it was fine! I'm sure you'll do well too. Perhaps, for your shoes, try not to get stilettos, but something with a slightly broader heeled base for better balance.
Better get 2 barrels, at least for standby. You can get your alcohol coordinator to monitor how fast the beer consumption is going for the first barrel. What my friend did for her wedding was opt to serve beer by the glass after their barrel of beer was fully consumed at the 2nd/3rd last dish.
If the 1st barrel only finishes towards the last few dishes, you can opt not to open the 2nd barrel. The hotel should not charge you for the unopened barrel. You might want to double check with your coordinator if that is more economically viable.
To budget for your wedding dinner, start with a worst case scenario. For eg: Assume your guests will be giving an $80 angpow, and cost is $100. You shld be prepared to spend at least $20 per person. If you have 40 full tables, that will come up to $8,000.
If you also have your guest list ready, you might want to skim through and do an estimate from there. I had a few guests who gave $60 ang pows. But there were a good number who were surprisingly generous and would give $120 - $150 ang pows. Our peers are most likely to give $80 - $100, with good friends giving $100 - $120. Closer relatives will tend to pack more. So sometimes you'll be able to cover from the generous ones.
In your overall costs, you will also have to take note of extra expenditure (eg: wine, extra beer, etc).
For my wedding, we also pooled the ang pow from our church ceremony and tea ceremony. And so we managed to cover from there. In fact, i think in the end, we actually had some leftover cash as pocket money for our honeymoon!
So if you actually set aside some money to spend, you might find yourselves having a little 'bonus' in the end : )
Decisions, decisions. Heheh. My package was probably different from yours (if i understand, the updated packages have more things packed into it, whereas I paid slightly less). For us, we gave up the wedding favours + invites and traded in for 50% off 2nd barrel of beer + free use of projectors.
Our wedding was on a Sunday night and our alcohol consumption was 60 bottles of wine and over 1 1/2 barrels of beer by the end of the night. We did not serve alcohol during reception and only started when dinner commenced. We had about 380 guests so hopefully that gives you an indication.
My friend's wedding at the Four Seasons on a Saturday had abt 300 guests. They served wine (i do not know how many bottles) and exceeded 2 barrels of beer. Subsequently they started serving by the glass towards the end of dinner.
30litres of beer will probably give you 90 glasses. So maybe you can do an estimate from your guest list. If your wedding is on Friday or Saturday, you might want to get the 2nd barrel as a backup.
Just wanna know did you gals managed to get extra perks from Fullerton? Can advise any of the perks that are "negotiable"? Any other advise to give? Need to know before I confirm my booking....thanks so much ladies
The perks from Fullerton are actually one of the most comprehensive i've seen amongst all the hotels. Becos of that, they're pretty stringent on what you can negotiate for. But not to worry, they can be quite flexible in trading item for item using these perks. Congrats on joining us all as a FH bride
My AD's on a Sunday too and guest number should be around yours. Your alcohol consumption sounds like a good guide
Hmm... so if your guests consumed one and a half barrels of beer, that means that you had to pay for the whole second barrel too right? (although you traded some stuff and got it at half price) So if we have to pay for the whole barrel, it might actually be more economical for us to go by glass?
I do not know how much it costs per glass at the Fullerton as opposed to per barrel. Best to check with your coordinator and do the sums from there. Yup, because we got ours at 50% and after the dinner, we just couldn't be bothered with the remaining beer. LOL. The other option is if you want to have an after-dinner party, then you can get your friends to finish up the alcohol! heh heh
Hi blue mist, awwwww.. must remind them (Fullerton) not to be a spoilsport. Although, it's quite likely that you and your hubby wld be beat by the end of dinner. heh heh.
hi icebubbles, don't know how many people will already be going for your food tasting, but you can probably get them to squeeze in another 2 more persons if it's not over 10 yet!
Also, you can check with them on the Day Room for your helpers (if necessary) on the AD. And ask them if you can have your photoshoot done in the suite and hotel. All arrangements can be done later, but best to get them to note down your requests first.
My coordinator told me that photo taking is allowed in The Loft, the bridal suite, provided it is vacant on the day of your photo-shoot. I am not sure about presidential suite though. Or.. are you referring to the same one?
Hi Sharlene, I think most brides here have their photoshoots at the Loft Suite because that's the one for the wedding. If you really would like it, erm.. and if your budget permits, then maybe you could book the room for one night? And you and your FH could pamper yourselves after the Photoshoot! It's gonna be a really tiring day
icebubbles: congrats!! i am sure your fullerton wedding will be wonderful!
in my opinion, good bridal studios: ted wu/bridal veil/kai. i chose bridal veil as i like the simple classic look. i think the most important thing is that the shop must be reliable, otherwise can really panic last minute if gown is not ready/not good!!
Can anyone show me some fotos taken in FH on the actual day? my email is [email protected]. For those who has already gotton a package, can I noe how is it like? I'm just starting to plan for my wedding now.
Preciousthoughts: do you mind sharing what u've got from the gals here?
If anyone has either attended a wedding or already held a wedding at The Fullerton, could you let me know how the food was? I've got some pretty picky relatives and am a bit worried about what the quality of the food is like on AD.