Apr 4, 2009

wedding stuffs - Jakarta & Bandung

I’m back and just finished unpacking my stuffs before I could write this :P

Overall it was a great trip, especially having gile2 buddies as travel companion & good supir as Pak Rahmat. We took 5D4N package JKT-BDO including airport transfer + hotel + meal + transport with supir. Since we had supir, we didn’t mind staying somewhere downtown like Alia Cikini. It’s a 2-star hotel, so we requested the bucks to be spent more on good food! *Conversion 1juta rupiah = rm318 @ rm1 = 3180 rupiah*

For bridal laces, I prefer Pasar Mayestik (JKT) over Pasar Baru Bandung. Place was something like Jln TAR with plenty of textile shops around. We went nuts, and we sooo didn’t realize that overall we spent were just at 2 shops – Silk Route & Mega, haha! Pak Rahmat pun panic as we didn’t ring him for lunch, ya ampunnn....excited shopping la pak :P

French lace available @ ground floor of Silk Route, other laces (Japanese, Korean, brokat etc) at upper level. No such thing French lace could be bought below rm100/meter over there, but still the price cheaper than Malaysia. Unlike our Euro Moda/Jakel, they had mostly only one plain tone & you can only buy in “potong”(1 potong = 2.5m) Difficult to bargain with SA as already “harga pas”, but try with the boss (Mr. Gobin) finally at counter…he discounted overall for mine about 300k rupiah hehehe.



Silk Route - notice the single tone?

Bought 5m white French lace for KL reception @ rm800, and best part, it was last piece and extra 1m left, so I got 6 meters overall for the price :D And the most yippppieee part, I saw the same at Euro Moda (EM) KLCC selling at rm258 p/meter, except EM’s is Solstiss while mine tadak brand haha, but I can ensure material & jumbai2 by the border tu pun same….EM also had cheaper French lace (rm138 & rm198/m) but the material a bit kasar, and this type mostly you can find in Pasar Baru, but I personally don’t recommend this as it is as good as you buy other cheaper lace.

Tips about buying wedding kain is try to think how good it is when it turns into baju rather than simply choose because you like the design. Even better if you could bring sample dress pic so they could roughly advise which kain type look best for such design, lining color & how many meters required etc. For nikah outfit, I managed to grab 1 “potong” of Japanese lace as patchwork for total about rm86 (EM's price rm98/m). White based, with dusty pink flower line and bits of silver. Lace for my bridesmaid about rm44 (2m lace + 4m satin).

At Mega (beside Silk Route), I bought 5m silver lace (not French lace) to match with tiffany lining for rm78/mjust cheaper by few ringgit from Jakel. Considering I might not find the exact lace & color again, I agreed to pay – after the unsuccessful bargain attempt hish! Friends bought some kain here too but all of us agreed not to recommend the shop as the taukey is sooo pushy :P

Since we’ve slashed Tanah Abang from itinerary, all telekung & corset were bought at Pasar Baru instead. For Pasar Baru, just head to Toko Laris (Level 1 A1 7273) and just mention “kawan Kak Lina” for special price hehe. Based on my last year’s visit to T.Abg, I could say both were about same prices but a lot cheaper than Jln TAR. For telekung sulam penuh (cotton Paris), I just paid rm60++ while Jln TAR selling at rm250 for exact design. Bought both black & white Thai Silk corsets (Suci Jaya, Ground F) for rm30 each, which my friend said in KL cheapest selling at rm80 :P

For wedding cards, Pasar Tebet is the place. Go downstairs and you’ll find many shops next to each other. Dusty and quite panas, but I didn’t mind hehe. Most shops selling same design & price, what matter is your bargaining skill & luck. I prefer dealing with shops yang takde2 aircond, tak sombong. Bear in mind NOT all shops can be contacted through email for “proof-reading” and also some don’t provide courier to Malaysia. Earliest they could complete is within a week.



4000rp/pc. Modern type *can change to tiffany flower hehe*
Aneka Grafika, P.Tebet (Dewi : 021-94854374) – proofread only at premise


Bandung is a big NO for wedding card – more expensive & design are so outdated (i.e. Etnik Card, Pasar Baru). Roughly the comparison for min 1000 pcs hardcover is somewhat below :

- Pasar Tebet : cheapest 4000 rp for all-in with envelope
- Bandung : cheapest 5000 rp all in. for 4000 rupiah mostly blank material (polos)



4000rp/pc, but this design is so 'typical' hardcover, kan..? ehhe.
TIARA Printing, Pasar Tebet (021) 83701124 or email
here

Mind their shipping cost too, no idea as they had hard time to quot me the courier :P But if you still want the hardcover, I have contact in KL selling at rm2..no extra charge for custom design (will share in later entry..). I didn’t book any as it's toooo early.

Doorgift in Indonesia is nothing prettier than custom made (e.g. box). Ready made mostly same as available in Malaysia e.g. kipas tgn, mini candle etc which you can find in Mangga Dua. Err, sorry I didn’t ask for quotation as I’m not interested plus the place was so packed with people on weekend. I was just scouting for cheap mini box & paper pouch to fit the eggs but the one I found in Bandung was way higher than my anticipated Indon-price haha.

white box : 3000 rp – I can get less than this in Msia huh!
tiffany wooden box : 12000 rp.

Found something like kugeeku.com's tetris glass @ Mangga Dua Ground floor…size of balang kuih raya pun ade haha, selling at about 7000rp each.

Aneka Grafika, Pasar Tebet

However, I kinda like this for VIP doorgift at Pasar Tebet– doa selawat in hardcovered box, with couple name printed on it. 25000 rp each for min 100pcs. Quite pricey eh. To cut the cost, perhaps we can minus the hardcovered box – just tie with ribbons for the guests hehehe.

270,000 rp @ Sweet Girl, Mangga Dua

My friend grabbed gown for her flower girls for rm40 each (headband & other accessories sold separately)..but we didn’t recommend the shop as the owner is hell sombong & price was soooo difficult to bargain :P

Elegantz Spa & Body Countour Bandung, closed by 8pm

We didn’t do much shopping in Bandung, more on self pampering instead. We had our hair treatment & creambath at Evergreen salon for about rm15, murah gile. And we had our spa on final night at Elegantz Spa (cheaper than famous Spa Rogers) with Balinese interior for about rm50 (massage + lulur + milkbath) for 1.5hrs. But the massage wasn’t as good as my last time in phuket.

Anyway in Bandung, we stayed at Wisma Dago (2-star hotel twin sharing), accessible to popular FOs of Jln Dago. Bring your own travel iron as these 2-star hotels type in Indon only provide pressing service (e.g. blouse 3000rp) – chargeable & only available at certain time only. For staying in Jakarta, no such hotel that close to T.Abg, Mayestik, Pasar Tebet & Mangga Dua as they situated at diff part of Jakarta – Pusat, Utara, Selatan. Just choose one of this part & you’ll win some & loose some, ok? I would recommend Ibis Arcadia for Jakarta Pusat – affordable (online booking about rm130++ w/out bfast) and easily accessible to T.Abg, food stalls, Gambir train station etc. If you choose to stay close to Mangga Dua , Ibis Mangga Dua is walking distance but the rate a little expensive than Arcadia. Personally, you can slash the supir esp in Jakarta which quite costly (rm220++, while Bandung rm140++/day) as you can opt for cab & the rate is cheaper than what we used to pay in KL for such distance. Consider only Bluebird taxi as they use meter.

For bridal tailoring, a friend of mine tempah both her nikah & reception dress in bandung. reception dress turn out sucks & Lynda Rahim altered hers for rm1k, gosh. but her nikah outfit pulak gorgeous gile. reason being, nikah outfit tu mmg buat pattern Indon..so it turned out nice. so her tips, you can go ahead with their tailoring if only you're looking for Indon-bridal design (read Cosry/Anne Avante). If nak custom to Malaysian dress (ala Man Kajang whatnots), tempah sini je to avoid any risk.

In the end, I could conclude that Jakarta is more preferable for wedding stuffs – cheaper, more choices and up-to-date design, be it bridal laces or card.
Hopefully coming May trip, mom could settle kain for family and i planned to get some beads too...aritu tak sempat hihi!

39 comments:

sweet cravings said...

babe, thanks for all d info!! ;)

anil lutaze said...

wow...jenuh menanti..akhirnya WLT update...byk sunggoh info..bergune utk my fren yg hired saya sbg wed advisor konon..hahaha.thanks dear...

*sgt teruja nk tgk all ur laces... uhukk...

dialicious said...

wahhh..u dpt bargain french lace lebih murah..x aci!hehehe..tp solstiss mmg xde kan kat sana.not many choice for beaded french lace..1 2 je..tu pun mahal sgt.i agree w u..the shop next to silk route is sooo pushyyy..i bengang sgt die suh i beli lace byk2 til i said..'d u want 2 put my hubby in lace too?'hahaha.i stayed in ibis M2.aint it cheaper than arcadia?coz i booked online mmg murah.no need supir coz 1 day is meant for 1 destination only..hahah..i thought im d only one who didnt find nice wedd favors there..heheh

hidden.wing said...

SC : welcome! bile pegi?

anil : bagus, berbakti kpd masyarakat hihihi...lace saye putih plain je..beads pun tadak..tak menarik utk di share kan uhuks

diah : haha no aci2 lah, i rase you punye french lace yg mmg another range, i notice yg tu mmg mahal sikit..mine bunge kecik2 je....ibis M2 & arcadia tu diff 1000++ rp je hihi...just M2 in Jkt Utara while arcadia in Jkt Pusat..as long they're ibis, no worries cos the rate mmg budget friendly & convenient kan ehhe. psl favors tu mmg i frust jugakle haih!

AzUraAa said...

I went there last year.. which no wedding plans in mind on that time.. nyesal nye.. last month g yogyakarta n tak bnyk sgt choices for wedding materials.. perhaps will go to Jakarta next Dec.. thanx for the info dear!

nurul aziyana said...

syoknyer dpt g saner n blh amik bende murah..huhuh

gee carmen said...

best kan shoppg kat JKT... especially kat Mayestic, T.Abang and Mangga2.

hidden.wing said...

azuraa : welcome, may you have good time there too!

nurul : dari segi choice, jln TAR lebih heaven..and tak semua murah dr msia...satin silk still sama mcm euro moda rm30++/m *sob*

gee : best sampai terlupe nak makan haha...soo typical ladies!

7's baby said...

welcome back.. heheh quite a fruitful trip huh... neway u still got soo much time left.. happy planning.. :)

u got the french lace much much much cheaper than i do!!! bought mine 3 m.. for rm900! oh tidak!! u are much better buyer than i am!

hidden.wing said...

7b : considering your rate rm300/m, i dont think our lace are apple-to-apple comparison dear...i believe yours are better quality one..cos at Mayestik tu pun mmg ade yg lg mahal which over my budget...

takpe dear, as long you suke kain itew :D

Starry Eyed said...

wah im gonna book mark this page! a complete list.. hhehe

SHER said...

Best sgt your information. I will be going there to get materials and wedding stuff for my brother's & some of my customers.

Last month pegi just spent on shopping kat tanah abg and mangga 2 only.

Now i had include pasar baru in my list.

Excited sgt nak pegi.

Btw, thanks for visiting my blog dear....

hidden.wing said...

do share your tips too once you're back k & have a safe trip!

7's baby said...

maybe perhaps atau sama...well dear like you said asal kita sukakan kain itu.. but tak salah if we could find a good bargain here and there.. kan kan...mine was plain french lace too ..

wedding is just around the corner nih... i am off doing my hantaran today! .. ahaks.. 4 days before my wedding! urgh..

i enjoy your blog.. informative and helpful to others..

later..

[ Hanie ] said...

haha....kite yg jd rambng mata tgk entri ni :D Bestnyer..dpt peluang pegi sana :D Takpelah...dpt rasa tempiasnya disini pun jadilah ;)

hidden.wing said...

7b : oooh, tgh marathon buat hantaran lah ni ehhe...okay, all the best for your coming big day. remember to smile alot k ;)

hanie : hujan emas di negeri orang...but our Jln TAR lagi best!

Anonymous said...

ur info is really helpful to me. love to read ur blog. tq

Anonymous said...

hye there.....
ur page are full of information...
thanks a lot...
btw, kt mane yg hardcover rm2 tu ?
i nk tempah hardcover la....
tak sabar nak tau....
my email: izzany_zainal@hotmail.com
huhu...(^_^)

beddyboo said...

hi WLT..do u mind sharing the info on RM2 card? hmmm or do u recommend buying cards in JKT instead of KL, ey?

thanks :)

hidden.wing said...

hi beddyboo :)

kindly refer to this entry for contact no.

http://whitelacetale.blogspot.com/2009/04/simple-layout.html

for hardcover, jakarta has more to offer. 'cheap' depends on exchange rate, last time i went was 320ringgit=1 juta rp, now i heard rm350+ & hv to consider shipping cost lg..

bitsANDpieces said...

hey girl. ur info sgt2 la membantu...anyway..can you pls tell me dekat mane di negara kite ini a.k.a malaysia yg boleh dpt hardcover cards at cheaper price..hmm..probably customized ones? hope to hear from u..

xoxo
heed

L said...

hi there,
nak tau kat mane u dapat hard cover RM2 tu ye?
need the info..
email me :lavender_angel53@yahoo.com
thanks

IDA said...

hi..may i know the number of Pak Supir (Pak Rahmat) so that i can hire him. Seems like he's a good tour guide. I've been to jakarta before, but the pak supir i got tak best btol. Taknak bawak kitorg pi jalan2 sgt...
This time i wanna go to jakarta and buy things for my wedding soon,so,ur blog is very helfpul.At least it gives me some ideas. :D

hidden.wing said...

ida,

pak rahmat's no : +62 22 2010713

enjoy your trip :D

~*sofiah shahuddin*~ said...

hi there! been following your blog ever since fiance and i decided to get married ;). ur blog is very informative, keep it up!

i'm going to bandung early next year, konon to find kad kahwin there but reading your blog, kat sane tak berapa lawa ye? and i macam tersuka kat kad yang your fren's uncle ni buat la. does he have any website for me to refer to? anyway the link u've given is somehow doesn't connect right. hehe

thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi,thx for all the info. nk tau kt Pasar Mayestik tue ade tmpt tempah baju juga ke? kalau kt tanah abg mmg ade..

pls lemme know,email: pdosh01@ gmail.com

many thx!!

sayangness said...

hello. kt mane boleh buat hard cover rm2 tu??? pls share. thnk u
email at miszadura@yahoo.com

azsha said...

yups i pown nak thu gak yg bole wat hard cover rm 2 tu..thanks a lot.. dska_032@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

hi, i pun nak tau u buat kat mana kad kawin yg harga rm2 tu
farleenlatif@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

hello, nak tanya kad kahwin hard cover rm 2 kat kl kat mane ye? do email me.thank erina_156@yahoo.co.uk

Anonymous said...

thanx for your advice.. it will really help me coz i'll b going on this sept to shopping my wdding stuff... thanx again

Anonymous said...

salam babe... :) thanks for the info... leh x dpt kan contact tuk yg bg harga murah kad kahwin.. :) email kt i.. if u dont mind.. thanksss alot..

love ,
lenny

Anonymous said...

lenny : email i faizahresad23@gmail.com... thanksss so much ...i nak contact yg buat card hard cover.. :)

ribenabona said...

Assalam.. Just read this entry of yrs.. Full of info thank you so much! Tak saba nk g jakarta to buy affordable french lace!! Nway boley tak i nk tau mane u buat wedding card yg hard cover rm2 tu? Can u email me the info? lina_ariffin@yahoo.com
Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

babe... for invtation card tuk hardcover sane u dpt brapa? email me arumy_arsf@yahoo.com

aisyah said...

Hi! Can I have the contact for the 2rm hardcover card? Kalau masih ada! hehe, thank you aisyah@gmail.com

Ms and Mr Red Ribbon said...

Very good info dear... U put a lot of effort in writing it...

I ada buat TOUR PACKAGE KE BANDUNG, Jakarta pon bole... So sesiapa yang berminat, contact jer ye... http://redribbonboutique@yahoo.com

I, personally think, harga kat Indonesia way cheaper, almost any kind of product. But some seller put high price coz tahu customer daripada Malaysia. Tawar je harga tue kaw kaw and show that youre not that interested, they will chase you back and give u good price :)

Olla said...

nice writing, thanks for the info!!

Kitty Watson said...

hi all.

If i may share here,
me and my husband got married at the nusa dua beach bali-indonesia. it so lovely!

speaking of wedding, remember to hire a wedding photographer service to keep your moments forever. I suggest you GP Bali Photography. They perfect for this things.

Check their website, for further info, http://www.gp-baliphotography.com/

well, enjoy! =D