Nov 30, 2009
found link of this vendor while bloghopping to kak shaja's. if you still remember this post... secretly im still hoping for angel vendor who can accept small order for this nice Yaasin. they may not stand as nice to what i found in jakarta, but the cover seems so neat...and one thing that made me think it's a perfect maintable gift is, oftenly, those who eat with pengantins are veterans..and most of time, religious stuff is one that close to their heart, kan :)
p/s : just found out the bride on cover is my uni-mate...congrats to sarah!
Nov 28, 2009
we're done, 26th Nov 09. fiance sgt proactive, calling everywhere since last 2 weeks to find out convenient place to do hiv test while his tunang goyang kaki layan blog hehe..
we did ours at klinik kesihatan shah alam seksyen 7. no hassle at all & no horror stories to share..less than an hour, semua siap. tak ramai ppl, maybe sebab org dh balik cuti raya haji hehe..no appoinment required, weekdays 2-4pm only.
Nov 25, 2009
Nov 17, 2009
kain for sisters & bridesmaids finally complete. abah give up sebab susah sangat getting the right tiffany for the ladies hehe, mayestik dah nak tutup baru we found the hidden gem...at cheap price :) we jalan2 at plaza indonesia that night, sempat grab one item for hantaran which was sold cheaper than kl..
final day baru singgah mangga dua. prev trip tak sempat hunting wedding accesories sbb both geminian besties asik teruja dgn jam ciplak yg sgt chic kat sane tsk tsk! choice for accessories in M2 mmg banyak, but finding the dream tiara not as easy as i thot...i was looking for decent tiara which fits these criterias : rendah, detailing penuh & tengahnya peak sikit...ala2 below...mostly they have either too small or too big ala2 beauty pageant tuuu...only one shop i found close to my spec..beli jela, price pun murah hehe...
Nov 13, 2009
im still in midst of hunting our wedding cake, we dropped by all cake booths kat situ & mostly the quotation starts rm600 for 3-tiers cake. Isabella's promo quite interesting, rm440 for 3-tiers (6kgs) but when we requested for sample of that 3-tiers...my, they're too small for my size...so pulang dgn sedikit kecewa. anyhow, both of us love this mini by Isabella....sama2 sibuk snap pic ;P
Nov 9, 2009
Nov 8, 2009
we fixed out the doorgifts, and their packaging. we had to line up some backups in case the vendors reject sebab tak lepas minimum quantity hehe..tomorrow i'll meet up fira, she has agreed to help me out with photoshop-ing the monogram....
since fiance wont be around during the card ordering, we discussed the design & layout for the card too - of course, there were moments we agreed to each other & fight over little little things :) one of stuff we bertekak was the agenda for majlis bertandang. ideally, we want the majlis to start 8.30pm, but based from experience, it's most likely to slip..and usually 8.45pm baru start kan..so we argued what's the best timing to put in our card for "ketibaan pengantin" to alert the guest what's the latest time they should already be in hall hehe...so friends, i need your opinion...
Nov 6, 2009
i love reading mat saleh's wedding mags, but hardly buy them becos they're so expensive & not much we can apply to our local wedding. the most i would buy is their old collection becos they're sold cheap (usually half price) and these are 'latest' i managed to grab during my outstation to Miri last few days...they're May-June 2009 edition, price each mcm mag Pengantin je hehe..i prefer the white mag - found inspiration for my plain cake & doily paper...i didnt realize berapa kali i khatam the white mag from hotel sampai dalam flight hehehe :P
if you're into mat saleh's wedding mag too & not willing to spend much like me, you can go to these 2 shops..one in cineleisure tingkat bawah (nearby escalator) and satu lagi in taipan commercial area tu..sorry, tak ingat the shop name ;P there are few more out there, but so far these 2 are my fave sbb banyak wedding mags and sambil2 can tengok wayang or layan takoyaki yg sedap di taipan ;D
so next time when u're craving for martha stewart's wedding mag, tunggu je lagi 3 mths for new release...nanti the old one serta merta je half-price & left about belas2 ringgit je..(lagi murah dari Ratu Sehari hehe..)
Nov 4, 2009
Nov 3, 2009
last 2 weeks, we met the designer & shared him this inspiration for my baju nikah. im not blessed with any creativity to design & sketch my dream dress, so i just pick few pix of favourite dresses and do the mix & match of my preference.
for nikah, my all time fave is white kurung moden...with some lace patching & sulam. while design wise, i love any kurung moden with bukaan kebaya in the middle...similar to diana-zamarul's reception dress featured in recent Pengantin mag :)
i told them to lining the lengan as well, but make it abit jarang from the rest portion of the dress...like what aleya had...(copycat lagi hehe...)
btw, i didnt tailor my veil from same designer sbb too expensive :( ...i hope to find other tailor to jahit my veil soon. but i need the designer to potong the lace portion for dress first, so i could take the remaining for veil patching...honestly, malu gile nak request him to do that but i dont have any choice...
Nov 2, 2009
Nov 1, 2009
prior to our meet up, i read back some comments & concern some readers raised on this caterer. and i could conclude mainly are below & addressed to syawal :
- food so-so. some said great, but none said tak sedap at all :)
- slow food replenishment. this may not really applicable cos we're having makan serentak..our risk may be nasi/dessert/coffee lambat serve
- waiters slow & tak alert. part ni my biggest worry but dah solve abit. syawal will provide 1 waiter for every 2 tables (1:2)
- barang yang dijanjikan tak disediakan. *gulp* the least he could offer now is checklist a day before event & he need my rep to be on site during prep for checking.. can la :)
syawal also shared some tips :
- appoint one rep to deal with caterer during the event. caterer always had problem when so many family members campur tangan to direct them doing mcm2
- get sufficient ushers if u have assigned seating, but it's always better not to have it at all (esp guest 500 above) sbb nanti jam dpn entrance. if u still want to do it, loose abit by just putting sign at few tables and let them freely pick which they belong to e.g. "bride's friends", "telekom staffs"
- state in your invitation guest arrival within 7.45 - 8pm. let them know any nearest surau/musolla so they could perform their maghrib at your place
- dont pick theme similar to your hall or carpet..and your color should outdo these 2 items
- balance out your thick rendang ayam/daging with light sayur. pajeri nanas too heavy to fit this combo
and i sempat asked him how to benchmark canopy price (after terkejut reading mira's post)...before ni i only refer here as quick guideline. as per syawal :
- arabian canopy with table & chairs (rm300-350)
- complete with standard/butterfly scallop (rm400-450)
- complete with scallops & chair cover+ribbon & fan+lampu (rm500-550)
- underlayer (rm100)
- chandelier (max rm100)
- mist fan (rm100-rm180)
we finally placed deposit for our catering. malas to fikir lagi cos getting caterer who can offer below rm25/pax for seating event not that easy and so far the well knowns are suri catering, siti catering and yeob catering being the cheapest (rm20/pax siap meja & kerusi banquet lagi hehe)
btw, we heard lots of insufficient food during kenduri & kebetulan i bumped into Mutiara Catering's site and they commented on this issue : Part 1 & Part 11. it's worth reading :)