Determination. Passion. Love

Determination. Passion. Love
"There is no remedy for love but to love more" Henry David Thoreau

wedding planning guide

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Getting Married Journal #7 January 30, 2011

We were supposed to go to a boutique in Ampang Park but fendi was so busy that we had to cancelled. He probably needs to rent tanjak and other accessories for johor's reception. I am getting worried seeing him not being serious about his attire. But he did mention that he's going to workout to get back his 'body'. *lol* So I guess we can skip on that for now and go back to it somewhere in April.

Oh, one of the bridal in JB, Syura replied me telling she can work on our budget! That's great isn't it? I told Fendi I want to meet up with them before making any decision with regards to the decoration. I mean, we seriously need to ensure that the vendor is really passionate in making it a great day, and sincere when working with us, not solely think about the money. *sigh* That is difficult!

Whatever it is, I am looking forward to meet up with them in person. =)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Our Engagement Day

This I should have posted loooooong ago right after the day. But, i can't attach those pictures on IPad. I am doing it now the laptop is now on its track. *lol*

Well, the historical date is 13-6-10. And it tied us up to one to one and a half years before being announced husband and wife. I was so freaking scared everything did not go on smooth. The OP lambat! The MUA cepat! The catering LAMBAT! Everything was quite a mess but thank God I have an experienced sister and family.

Fendi told the night before the left KL, he left the rings! He was already at Seremban R&R when he realised that and made a HUGE u-turn! I could sense something not good then, but with all the prayers, he managed to arrive safely. I love you, luv.

Tok Su was angry and tried to stop him from going back to PJ just to take those rings. She even offered 'tak payah la. guna je cincin Tok Su ni. Sementara saja'. Fendi was not that type. I know all that he was thinking was me and our promises. I know he didn't want me to be sad when everything did not go well as what we have planned. That, I adore him.

Enough about the past. Here are some of the piccas taken by an amateur photog, my brother!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Getting Married Journal #6 January 28, 2011

My MUA from JB called regarding pelamin and deco. She did mention her package, like what bridal boutiques always offer. However, I was kind of reluctant to hire her/him for this job. I rather let her be my MUA and solely make me up for the day. Wootwoot.

Talking about vendors, I have some in my list now. This is after a few weeks google-ing and browsing through b2b blogs (they r awesome, I tell!) Here I list them for your preference. Note also, there is a point on the positive and negative comments of each vendor.

1. Astana Bridal
+ve well experience bag Nolan
-ve enrol many event on e same day

2. Newlywedsbigday Wedding Planner
+ve new, fresh and creative lian
-ve yet to know :)

3. Zaiman Bridal
+ve. New, young and talented
-ve. For those who wants a themed wedding or something extra ordinary, not him.

4. Syura Bridal
+ve She can work on your budget
-ve yet to know!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Getting Married Journal #5 January 12, 2011

It has been a while since the past few weeks. As usual, been busy with works, works, works.

To start off, I would like to mention something about the cloth that we have bought for our solemnization ceremony. Yes! A new one, since the one we have bought is to be worn for reception.

It was pretty tempting looking of those French laces available at Jakel. Thank God we have decided on the colour before going there. So in our mind was always....siler peony....

Kak Shanaz was kind of helping in deciding the matching lace. She also propose a good designer for our wedding dresses, Atilia Amani. A new designer, I guess as I have never come across her name. There and then, we decided 'we'll go for it'.

Before that, I need to decide how I want those dresses to be. And it will be a headache!!!

Owh, almost forgotten about official photographer. My fiancé and me had actually decided to take AR. But Along called and decided to hire Heroes Photowork, Razali as our OP. It was awesome, but I had actually kind of promise AR. So I gave Affiq a call and he sounded pretty much disappointed. Hurmmmmm... Could agree more to my sister's decision as I don't want things to happen as the one happened during my engagement.

Seriously, if you are to choose a photographer in JB area, DO NOT hire FYPHOTOGRPHY! I almost lodge a police report on him. He deserved it. Pathetic loser! He didn't even reply my text and pick up my calls. This is my pray, "you'll lost your limbs for treating us unprofessionally, and you'll lose all the time in the world for not obeying to your own promises"

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Getting Married Journal #4 December 27, 2010

I doubt the saying that goes 'family comes first'. Not to say that I don't believe in the power of having a good family, but I just could not agree to the idea of prioritising everything they mentioned. *sigh*

Our plan of having a small intimate and simple wedding has been ruined. It cannot be too simple as they thought we actually take things for granted. It always depends on our budget, but anyhow they couldn't understand more! Seriously, they just want us to follow what they said. And i was in a total disappointment.

We had initially planned to do the Akad Nikah event at 10.30 a.m., followed by a reception approximately at 12 p.m. So we don't need two sets of clothes and spend more money on decoration and stuff. However, that night they mentioned about doing a reception at 2 p.m. (the usual time for bride and groom to arrive at the scene in Malay Wedding) I was like WTFish! Even more when papa said we need to have kompang and tepung tawar too. He said those are the events that will make the reception more merry and 'happening'.

FINE! What else can we do but to follow what they decided to do? But seriously, it was kind of frustrating. They don't think about our feeling, but wanting us to follow their rules. I guess, that is what we call Generation Gap. And we, the youth have been blamed for so call not obeying rules and rebelling. *sigh* 

Monday, January 10, 2011

Getting Married Journal #3 November 13, 2010

This all started when he decided to perform akad earlier, probably in June? I don't know why I agreed with the idea, knowing I then have lesser time to prepare for zillion things! Probably considering that It might be good to settle down before mama and papa go for hajj next year. I am delighted.

Then, we started to buy everything at the same time. Shoes, handbag, shirt, and so on. Shop till we dropped!! Gucci, Bally, Hugo Boss, Braun Buffel. We managed to be Melium Gold member after spending things at Hugo Boss for his shirt! (anybody wants some discount on those under Melium, do tell me. It'd feel great, I tell! Haha)

I know, it's darn awesome right? Spending like crazy. But at least one part of the dowry is settled. We can now proceed thinking about other things. Including our clothes and preparation.

It is somehow satisfying. Lots of Laugh and Love. <3

Wedding Checklist

After a couple of months doing some research and making decision, we managed to learn the importance of checklist. Of course they look little, but dealing with each one in the checklist is indeed complicated and confusing! Wish me luck peeps!

Wedding Checklist (Solemnization/reception)

Date: 11 December 2011
Time: 10 a.m./2 p.m.
Venue: Kluang, Johor

1. Catering
2. Dais (pelamin), main table, deco 
3. Photographer 
4. Videographer 
5. Nikah dress & baju Melayu
6. Reception dress & suit
7. Make up artist 
8. Dowry 
9. Door gifts & bunga telur
10.Canopies + tables and chairs

Wedding checklist (Reception)

Date: 17 December 2011
Time: 8.30 p.m.
Venue: Tasoh Lake Resort, Perlis

1. Dais, flower arch, deco  
2. Photographer 
3. Videographer
4. Dress & tux
5. Make up artist
6. Door gifts & thank you card
7. Master of ceremony (MC) 
8. Performance/ band
9. Lodging (for family members)
10.Live feed in
11.Food tasting
12.Formal invitation  
This might be very basic, and I might have left some items behind. Do inform. Thanks heaps!

Getting Married Journal #1 October, 31 2010

*Warning: this journal was written in the past before it is being published here.

We spent about two hours this time choosing a perfect textile for our solemnisation ceremony. It was too perfect that it cost more than what we had imagined! (forgot if we had actually put any budget for my dress, but yeah it should be lesser than the engagement dress as we had decided not to focus too much on the dress, but the day itself).

I was stunned looking at the price tag of the chosen french lace (the salespersons there have already known us since we are their regular customer. So we just need to mention the colour and they'll do the rest). They cost as little as six hundred ringgit per metre. Of course they are original as we don't actually look at those 'un-solisitis' or imitation. And this time we chose beaded lace to match the satin silk and chiffon of a darker shade.

We managed to learn things about textile there. And I guessed Kak Shanaz was right about buying a good quality thing here is incomparable to Jakarta or Bandung. I mean, buying here can be cheaper as long as they (the bosses) are there to give us discounts! Of course this time buying had cost us, again, two thousand over. That was after discount, as the French lace cost us RM580 per metre, much lower than its original price which was RM950 per metre. Isn't that almost 50 percent discount?  

This I think is our first step in getting 'into' the marriage aura. I was delighted to see Luv started to think about some of the thing, however he can sometimes be a bit too much especially in terms of buying the best of everything.

P.s. Looking forward for the upcoming Vday.