Actually i think Xiao Cai's work is good also lah... if not, my FH and I wouldn't have spent so much money topping up on our photos also right? hee hee...
Don't worry so much, I'm sure Yvonne wouldn't hire a photographer if she didn't think he could do the job right?
I haven't seen my album layout draft yet, but have already selected the photos Xiao Cai took of us. Ok lah, no complaints...except maybe some shots i look fat! haha...
Btw, if any of you like me are rom-ming soon, this is the latest news that just came in:-
Tuesday April 8, 2:17 PM
Crowds to be limited at marriage registries
Couples getting married at the Registry of Marriages and Registry of Muslim Marriages are advised to minimise crowding at the registries.
As a precautionary measure against the SARS virus, the Community Development and Sports Ministry urged couples to come for solemnisation only with their witnesses and immediate family members.
They are also advised to avoid bringing children with them.
But if couples wish to change the date of their solmenisation, they can do so online
Visitors to the registries are also advised to heed the Health Ministry's advice and not be at the registries if they have been to SARS-affected
countries, had direct contact with any SARS patients over the last two weeks, or are feeling unwell.
I am new here. Hope you dun mind me joining in.
I signed up with YC too, Customary in Dec03.
I called up Yvonne to say I take photo in Sept. Do you think they can rush out my photos before Dec???? Quite worried they cannot make it(though she assured me she can)
Make-up artist how to choose???Dily seems the good choice to manyof you gals.
No advise from Yvonne when to go down for 1st appt leh. How??? Call her? Now SARS dunno safe to try gowns or not. hee hee
If you can't get Dily (if she's pretty tied up with her schedule), you can try other inhouse makeup artist too. Think most of them are pretty good. Well, it depends on individual preference. That's why there's this trial makeup session in the package...
Mine was Ponnie. She had done for my ROM and am personally quite satisfied.
Anyway, it's your judgement call to decide which one to get after all the info. sourcing and gathering...Have faith in your own choice. You will stay happy this way.
Haven't taken the PS yet so no comment about it.
But am happy with the overall service provided by YC so far, especially during my gown selection (tried on so many gowns on so many days (3 different days) and they are still so patience with me and asked me to take my time until i had selected the one I like most) *touched*
Good luck and stay cheerful. You will definitely be a radiant and beautiful bride this year. Same blessing goes to all YC brides-to-be..
Anyone finished their photoshoot and collected photos already? Can share?
Actually, i also wanna see if Xiao Cai's style/pattern is all the same one or not... i saw some of Dean's (the previous photographer) work and i realised that some of Xiao Cai's pics and Dean's one, sort of the same...ie. same pose, same position, same corner of the studio, same props etc.
Actually was quite 'regretiing" signing up with YC after seeing my friends wedding package/ photo shots done by Bridal Veil (Photographer Kim)for $3800, you can have all photos taken in CD-rom back! and one of the MTM gowns can be for keep. Plus the photographer is one of the four from Compass.And they didn't pester for you to increase your photos.I think I signed up too early - cos I was at the wedding fair at Suntec, yvonne approached me and pester lah.Signed up last sept i think. And wedding is this dec lor.
And talking about the photgrapher, they told me won't change one. Cos told them I liked his work. Now change liao - dunno how good already.
I called them up and booked appt im may liao.They told me to take pics in sept. scared not enough time for my dec wedding leh.
For those out there who done PS - still satisfied???
I have taken and selected my photos already, just that the album is not done yet. Basically, so far, i have no complaints about the photos.
Like KNowing, i also ended up developing more pictures than what was in the package.
Which package did you sign up? All my gowns are MTM and one can take back. Also, after topping up on the photos with YC, they are giving us a cd-rom as well...almost same as Bridal Veil.
Actually i was considering Bridal Veil before hand, but I didn't like Michelle's attitude...sucks man, she seemed proud and arrogant cause there was a bride who was trying on different gowns to see which style/colour suited her, and instead of listening to the bride's opinions, Michelle sort of 'ordered' her around to choose this, choose that..instead of what the bride wanted.
So maybe after you take your photos, selected them, can discuss with Yvonne lor... i think that Yvonne is nice, and open for discussion to a certain extent...
understand why you regret..by comparison, of course the one that's come with cd-rom with all shots (digital, i guess) included is definitely more attractive.
Think limitation for YC is that they don't use digital camera. And this depends on individual preference too. Some may like to have digital shots while some still prefer the traditional way of having a traditional manual camera for their PS.
Hmm, if you really prefer to try out the digital shots, maybe you can chk with YC if they have photographer who is skilled in using digital camera?..Good luck and stay happy always!
Hi Lin Lin,
Understand how you felt coz i regretted initially too as I didnt look around but book with YC after just 1 trip to Suntec exhibition.
But make the best out of it since u have already decided. They are not that bad & quite friendly.
I just hope they are not too pushy when it comes to selling additional photos.
How much you pay for your package (how come can take home and got CD rom one???)
Mine is the basic one at $2988 lor. (tight budget for wedding lah)
Was giving myself the limit of additional $500 to develop extra pics only.Cin, let me know how much you paid for CD rom etc - perhaps the rest of us can see how to bargain with Yvonne.
So far, no bad impression on her - very friendly etc. Just 'envy' other friends' packages lor.
Actually one friend got her photos back from YC. Not bad - should be by dean lor. She didnt' add a single extra photo and according to her, they not very happy.
My basic package was $3588 with 2 gowns and suit MTM...can keep evening gown. Then, we paid another $380 to keep the suit.
For photos we topped up $4400... (yes, i know that is a lot of photos haha
and that is why they threw in the cd-rom for free..cause we are spending so much money on them... also, as you can see, we are willing to pay quite a lot to top up the photos, guess Xiao Cai's work is ok right? so don't worry so much...
of course, if they don't give us value for what we paid for, we will complain/tell them lah!
Oh Gosh Cin! You sure 'bear' to pay so much for the photos - which is nearly all those that he took right??? (they will take about 100+ photos for us eh??)No wonder got CD Rom.Yvonne must be grinning from ear to ear. haha.
Upon hearing that, I more reassured liao, photo quality should be up to standard then. Anyway, any idea if we can ask for ALL the samples to take home??? Perhaps pay 'a little bit' more?
So envy - but I cannot spend so much.....got very tight budget lah.*sigh*
Know what - a colleague went to Johor to take.Myr4000+(About S$2k) got nearly 40 pages of magazine style photo album, 2 big posters, a few table tops and all samples and negatives back. And good quality leh! Wow! (Ops, shouldn't go envy others again)
That's good. Magazine style is more "PRO" and special than the normal one.
Looking forward to my 1st appt on 5 may.Anyway, all gals out there - is the 1st appt to try gowns and find your actual day gown?? How abt MTM gown, also same day decide?? Make up artist also that day too??? PS day also decide on that day???
Ops sorry so many questions....... cos my work is very busy during some months but super 'eng' in other months.So got to compromise with FH.
For me, 1st appt is to try out wedding gown,off the rack kind.
2nd appt choose ROM gown.
MTM evening gown is during 3rd appt.
Make up artist, they decide for me, didnt get to choose.
PS no lah, u can decide later.
but can assure u, 1st time gown fitting is fun = )
Do any of you know where to change new notes, for the ang paos? I just heard that the banks only issue new notes once a year and that is only during CNY. Then how?? $10 and $50 are easy to get through the ATM, but $2 is the ma fan one... anyone know where to change new $2 notes?
Just wanted to tell those who signed up with Yvonne that you have made the right choice! They provide very good service, especially Feng Jie, she's so patient, understanding and nice. Also I strongly recommend my makeup artist Jacqueline. I was so impressed by her makeup, coz I was so worried that my makeup will make me look old, but it turn out so nice. My photos also turn out nice. I'm one very satisfied customer. Let me know if you all have any queries. BTW my customary wedding was on 8th March 2003.
Was your photographer Dean or Xiao Cai? Also, what kind of rental car was under your package? Was the car decorations nice? My FH and I are thinking of using the YC car as the second wedding car (for bros and ah yees), but not sure about what kind of car deco they provide. thanks!