sorry MIA awhile cos v busy n tired no time to log in
for my gf's case I need to go to YC to find out more first
cos my gf's sis has her version n i talked to Peijin there's another version like my gf's sis nt v cooperative during PS so gena suan
bt no matter hw i will be in a neutral position first.....
But choose Dily for makeup
she's REAL GOOD
n a nice person too
Like to check with you gals - I ve requested Dily to be my make up artist. Told yvonne when I went down last week but when I called her again this week to double check, she said dily ve to check her schedule and will get back next week. I am just wondering why do they ve to take so long to check if she is available? Moreover, my wedding is Jul next yr which mean I ve book her more than 1 yr in adv?
the last time i asked, YC told me cannot bring home the proofs to choose so have to do the selection on the spot.
From what I have seen so far, Xiao Cai's work should be quite alright, so dun worry too much. If you look into the Jan/Feb archives of this thread, u may be able to find the link to a happy YC bride whose photos were done by Xiao cai. Hope that can reassure you
Yup, have to choose the pics on the spot, but take all the time you need, they won't rush you
Certain things can be airbrushed like wrinkle in the backdrop etc. Depending on how fussy you are (me very fussy haha) you should look out for minor details like whether your feet/shoes are properly photographed (cause normally when we take photos, feet anyhow place) and also take note whether they flipped the photos front to back (sometimes they do it because that angle better, but you will realise that your wedding band is now seen on your 'right' hand, and not left hand), and check whether the photos are sharp or not. If the photo is not sharp, no matter how much editing or photoshop you use, it will still be blur. Best not to choose that picture. Hope this helps...
From what we have seen so far in our photos and layout selection etc, hubby and I are satisfied with Xiao Cai's photography skills and album layout skills, now just waiting to see the final product. Keeping our fingers crossed that the albums will turn out as they promised ie. final product will be as good as what we expect.
I had my makeup done..looks quite good but its a different thing on photo.....my face is the one standing out coz it looks too white. I think its the foundation or the flash light. Anybody has any tips??
Actually I have booked my PS on Sat early on but Yvonne changed it to Sun. Co's she told me that the make up artist could not make it so I need to change it to Sun. On my PS, I ask the make up artist was it true that she was not free on Sat?? She ans. me that she was free & Yvonne didn't ask her whether was she free on Sat or not. I ever know that the sat I had booked, Yvonne has give it to another couple. I know it because the couple told the Yvonne staff that they left something in their shop when they having PS on Sat.
Another incident was, their staff ask my huz & I to reach their shop on 11am for PS but they open the shop at 12noon. The make up artist & both of us wait for 1 hr. The make up artist told me that this is the 1st time she wait for 1 hrs.
Maybe Yvonne really choose customer to service. My huz & I maybe not to add any additional photo, if it's took very nicely we also wouldn't consider it.
so both of us having PS on 1st week....mine is on the Sat..how abt urs??
Yvonne has appointed Dily as my makeup artist...have not seen her yet....maybe tonite I get a chance to see her..(provided she is available to do my trial tonite)....
tonite i'm going for my 1st fitting ..hopefully things turn well..... as for my hubby's suits, Yvonne has recommended the beige one with mandarin collar (seems like she recommend the same thing to almost every groom-to-be) ...how abt urs???
May i know who is your makeup artist? I think for regular makeup artists like Dily, they are given a spare key.
For us, we were told to be at the studio at 10 am for makeup and photoshoot starts at 11am. But when we reached there at 10am, no one was there and the shop was closed. We waited for about 20-30 mins...i was getting pissed off but Dily showed up and apologised cause she was held back by traffic as she had to send her kid to the doctor. So we give and take a bit lah, not like she was purposely late or anything...i hope...
As for changing the date...actually ours was also changed, pushed back by two weeks cause Yvonne said Dily was not free. We very chin chai one, cause our photoshoot was quite early, about 4 months before wedding, so two weeks to us didn't make much of a difference. I also didn't ask Dily whether she was really not free or not... my thinking is that as long as the date doesn't inconvenience us, then ok lor... like i said, we quite chin chai one, give and take a bit...hmmm, maybe sometimes might get taken advantage of also hor...
but i feel that if we are open to discussion, they will also be open to discussion on other things like small requests or bargaining lor...
I guess all this is part and parcel of photoshoots...as long as you look nice in the photos and have fun during your photoshoot, that's the most important right?
Not I'm not chin chai, the thing is she shouldn't lied to us. If she want to let other couple 1st so she need to let us know & not using this way to postpone our PS date. Btw, we have make the appointment early on. Actually Sun I has some important matter on but I cancel co's I thought the make-up artist really can't make it. I don't have much leave left, Monday i still need to take leave to attend our important matter. If PS is on Sat, I wouldn't be taking leave. May to some of them, AL is not that important.
At least u just wait for 20 - 30mins but my huz, me & the make-up artist wait outside the shop for 1 hrs.
Actually my make-up artist also Dily but Yvonne told me that Dily is not available & changed to another one. Don't know how true is it???? Anyway, this is one time business so I also didn't ask her why she let out my slot to other couple.
I tink Dily is fine mani brides commented she is gd..so tink u ve no worries..
Oya she oso recommend us to take that beige mandarin collar suit reason is it is nt so warm when wearing in the day. Bt i m qte disappointed tt thr isxt mani colours 4 us to choose. N if we 1 other colour ve to top up $..
i knw somebody wil b laughing at me y so particular abt the col to choose?!
I jus feel yvonne really choose customers to service..
Hi Cin & Carol,
Is Dily one of the staff of YC or freelance for YC? Mine supposed to be minnie but I requested for Dily and yvonne seems to be abit reluntant and told me will check wif Dily. But it's been almost 2 weeks and I still dun hear from her
Carol, I believed you ve booked Dily long in adv? How can yvonne or dily last min back out?
we have voiced out to Yvonne that we want to have our PS in mid or end June..but she told mi that it is fully booked...can only get the earliest which is on July....i actually voiced out to her that i expected my album to be ready before my wedding ( early Sept) and she promised to deliver then......
Ladies, i think that the makeup artist,Minnie, is a fulltime staff with Yvonne....Juz want to double confirmed that Minnie is the girl who is quite tanned, slim , rite?? When i went to try the gown last time, i saw her doing makeup on Malay girl and subsequently she helped mi on selection of gowns...
Actually after reading u gals'postings, I'm "scared" that Yvonne will change my makeup artist too...will check with her today again....
Actually I call Yvonne up & last mins she call up Dily to check with her. She told me that she'll call me 2 days later but she didn't. On the 4th days, I call her up then she told me that Dily can't make it & have change it to Minnie.
Still puzzling that did she really call Dily co's after the 1st trial with Minnie, I told her that I want Dily then she said, she'll call Dily again. If at 1st she really call up Dily, then why she need to call her again.........?????
Not I want to talk bad about her but she really lied to me so why I must believe her again.
Hi blur like sotong,
Dun mind me asking, how long in adv did you call yvonne to book your ps? After hearing you gals, I think I ve to I think to book mine much earlier liao. I hate last min.
I think Minnie is full time staff cos twice I went down, I saw her there.
When I asked yvonne 2 wks back when I was there to cfm my package when should I start my design of gowns n ps, do you know what she suggested? She suggested my ps this dec! I was shocked why so early? And she told me to call her one mth in adv to make appt wif her to discuss the design of gown.
Looks like yvonne usually dun keep her promise of calling back? 2 weeks back she told me she will check with dily and let me know but because I dun hear from her so I called her last wk but she said dily will get back this wk only. I was wondering why does dily needs 2 wks to cfm if she could make it for next yr? I am already giving her at least 1 yr in adv. Now I begin to wonder did yvonne call dily
The only time she took initiative to call me was because I told her I may want to cancel the package so she called me to go down to see the gowns n discuss further...
i think i told her on April (think so) ...then Yvonne did not get back to mi.... called a few times... finally when she called back, she told mi that i can't change my appt...quite disappointed on that,......
abt ur cfm of your design for gowns, i was told to confirm my gown design 6 mths before my actual day... and 1st fitting will be only 3 weeks before PS... quite puzzled abr the arrangement... b'cos for mi, i cfm my design in March and only get to try on the gown in June.... did queried Yvonne abt this but she told mi that this is the usual practice.
by the way, do u have any actual day photographer to recommend.... i dun want to get from YC.... and some of the actual day photographers i approached are booked..."very worried now"....
Minnie is a fulltime with YC, but Dily is a freelancer, who works with three other bridal studios as well, that's why quite hard to get hold of Dily...
Sayang sayang...yah, your case worse than mine, make you wait so long and you didn't even get the makeup artist you wanted...
As for photos, we only got ours two weeks after the photoshoot...if you want it fast, better call and remind them... cause sometimes they are too busy, tend to forget.
We must all keep cool so look pretty pretty on wedding day ok? the best thing is to call Yvonne and have a talk with her regarding your concerns. If not, matters will only escalate and accumulate over time. Should nip this in the bud asap.
My wedding is in 11 days time, and my gown is not fully finished yet. It is done, except that i requested for more beading since my photoshoot in end Feb. Until now, still haven't finished beading both gowns...don't know why they are taking so long. I have checked with them twice already, but still not ok yet. But yvonne promised that it would be done by end of this week. They'd better man, otherwise i am going to scream!
finally my PS is over... rather tired out cos gota keep posing and smiling
Hi Silver and Ahbui,
my wedding is on 17th Sept, but i tink u may need to try to fix an earlier schedule with them for PS cos I tink they may need more time for developing cos Sept is a rather hot month
As mentioned, Minnie was my makeup artiste, well I tink she did a rather good job. Even my hubby who dun normally commented anything said that the make up looks good.
Hi Blur like Sotong,
u were there at YC tonite? Are the slim lady who went with ur sister? If u are, I tink that your WG looks nice....
Thanks for reassurance and advice. But having seen the subsequent discussions on YC's service. I have further doubts liao. Really crosisng my finger No Regrets.
Can I also have your quotations?
Dily is also working with Wedding News - that's where YC's ex-photographer is now. I hope Yvonne don't have any disharmony with Dily. Was strongly recommended by the salesperson at the fair when I signed up.
Nope i wasn't the lady u saw..... i actually came in later with my hubby....when i went to YC, there were 2 brides over there...are u one of them?? ard 7.30 p.m.
Yesterday fitting was okie... except some alternations on both WD and EG....my gowns are very simple (halter neck)...Dily was there to do my trial makeup...not used to makeup so quite uncomfortable with it.... But overall yesterday was okie....
oh gosh... but i'm sure if she is willing to take a risk to have the PS in July, she should be confident to give u the album by ur desired date
Dun worry too much yah
Hi Blur like Sotong,
i know who u are... ur hubby was actually filming the trial makeup session yesterdae right, so sweet of him
How was ur trial session? U like what Dily has done for u?
Yeah, I was 1 of them. 1 of them is the slim ger and me the fat bride heehee...
I din managed to catch u in the WD and EG cos I tink i left at abt 8+
but i did saw a halter neck EG hanging there.. i tink it's like gold in colour? Is that urs? I tink its beri nice leh......
my 2nd fitting is nxt wk lor hope the EG will b nice aft adding beads or cystal..
It was towards end of mar or 1st wk of apr i tink n yvonne said may n jun is fully booked n oni best time is early jul lor..
my fren who signed wif julia n her WD is sept too bt she had her PS in early May liao..wat a great diff..