Apr 29, 2009
i don't think i'll do wedding shopping spree since auntiess are all excited about cheap telekung over those cheap laces :P plus there's a kid joining the trip, so, expect more sightseeing this time .. cucuk my mum just now 5D4N is shortttt trip ye ibu, maka sila buat pilihan yang tepat..sightseeing ke shopping lalalala...
or else, i'll get our pak supir to drop me to shopping places and let them proceed with their sightseeing! jgn lupa ambik saya balik sudah :P
p/s : banyak betul list to-buy kau ye, fira :P
Apr 28, 2009
met photographer during lunchtime, sort of completing my survey between these 2 photographers for majlis bertandang. meeting with first photographer was done earlier on sunday, making the comparison whole lot easier today ..
i'm pretty satisfied with today's quotation. seems to me 2nd photographer had more to offer than the first one, tho their prices are almost similar! ok, a diff of 50 bux :P
i'm sharing you the summary for both ..
- senior photographer with assistant
- well known co.
- better album finishing
- 4hrs coverage, based on friends' experience usually more than stated hours ..
- 1 storybook album 10x12
- promotion of that extra hour still ongoing
- cheaper by 50 bux :P
- CC member
- principal photographer with assistant
- 7hrs coverage
- 1 storybook album 10x24
- 1 pocket album with briefcase, with 200pcs coloured + sephia pix
we're quite firm with our choice, am a little confused when the 2nd photographer still refuse my booking deposit and wanted me to continue survey before hiring him. pelik tetapi benar. he currently blockbooking the date for us & let me confirm NOTHING earlier than these 2 weeks, hihihi ....
anyway, i found local malay wedding with fuschia theme. not much of fuschia actually, the flowers used for deco still the pastel pink roses but at least, i can be sure the theme isn't that weird and it can be worked out in our local wedding, hehehe ....
Apr 27, 2009
Apr 26, 2009
dear, i'm not sure how helpful is this. in case you interested, check out Floristika Bangsar.
Apr 24, 2009
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Apr 18, 2009
fiance was laughing all the way knowing that i brought my own "checklist" for the hunting. and at one point, "awak, pintu ni nak cek ade pintu ke tak eh?"
"tak, checkla pintu tu kayu ke, kaca ke. pintu tinggi ke, rendah ke.." hehehe.
met mr dressmaker in evening, all about baju bertandang. slight change to the design to accomodate my "renek"ness hehe, and he insisted to look out for lining himself to match my white lace. he thot the lace was the one from EM with rm250/meter tag, while the truth you readers know it was not and way cheaper ;P
we then off to midvalley for late dinner at TR, and remember that Bandung vendor who quoted me rm1 for plain white paper pouch to fit my egg? (and that tag without shipping cost!)
so, my today's finding :
this goodie bag @ Living Cabin cost about rm1.90 - made from high quality paper & bigger, nak letak small pack of kerepek pun boleh hehe.
now i recall a local selling this online, rm1.80/pcs for min purchase 0f 100pcs.
p/s : wish they come in size that nicely fit the egg ;)
Apr 17, 2009
Apr 15, 2009
Apr 14, 2009
after months of net surfing, we've narrowed down the list to 6 for phone call, with some we know almost about everything while some we totally have no ideas on rental, capacity or whatnots.
we already had in mind the preferred hall - in the heart of Shah Alam. i've spoken to them somewhere last Dec, however the in-charge said it was too early for 2010 booking. ok, fine. perhaps, the sudden hormone change excites me more than usual.
and today, i called again knowing the fact we're left just about 10months. and to my frustration, the 2010 booking can only be made from Aug onwards, wtf. just so for you to know, the hall is fully booked until Dec 2009!
and here i am sitting, trying my very best to understand what makes they think Aug is still early for those wedding taking place by early 2010??? esp when they really know upfront the hall is well demanded all year round?!
*and what if the "cronies" bypass the dates offline???*
we called the remaining halls. only 2 we could afford for backup, unfortunately one is fully booked while the other is only open for booking after raya *grr*
will share some findings on halls in my next entry.
"tale of a bride, and all her white lace dreaming"
impian memakai lace putih di hari perkahwinan, sangatlah cliche bunyi nye hehe.
2)Apakah link blog anda sekarang dan bagaimana boleh timbul idea untuk menamakannya seperti itu?
white lace adalah impian itu. tale hanyalah suatu perjalanan cerita ;)
3)Apakah 'method' penulisan dalam blog anda?
weddings, all plannings & cancellings along the way.
conflict between desire, practicality & financially-impossible pun ade.
4)Pernah terasa nak hapuskan blog anda?
belum. private kan lepas kahwin je as by that time, tips & ideas di sini rasenye sudah lapuk to be shared with future brideys...
5)Apakah pendapat anda mengenai blog kepada pemilik blog yang tag anda ni?
Hanie & Amy. both blogs adalah bride to bes writings & both ade business related to wedding. Hanie extra sikit, ade Nini & Momo - eh ade lagi tak....yang aritu hilang tu yg mane aa? lupe....hihi
Anil, sebab dia tgh sibuk buat kad kahwin. kacau dier hikhik!
Apr 13, 2009
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Apr 10, 2009
when they say mom knows best for her daughter, they're just right :)
tho i won't use as my nikah outfit, i promised to have it on me during the wedding, with exception to nikah & reception as i already bought them in Jakarta. let's keep it first to myself as it's too early to say.
enough of melalut, i should pack my stuffs now as i'll be leaving to my little hometown in couple hours ehhe.
ok peeps, have a great weekend!
Apr 8, 2009
my aunt : you baru junior exec...berbakti kat malaysia dulu...kasi can to seniors hehe. cehs :P
ok, let's get back on wedding stuffs :) helping out to promo a friend to Ezi's uncle who make cards & other printings.
if you're looking for simple card like below, you may contact Shamudin (017-3754306) or by email.
Apr 6, 2009
Apr 5, 2009
get Mas to tag along as my fiance couldn't make it at the very very last minute, grr.
Qimie looked stunning in her gold dress, so as the mr.hubby. Makeup pun natural, most of her wedding parts done by Kimie Kajang if not mistaken..
thing that i would remember most about her wedding is ANGKLUNG play.
not the ordinary live band or romantic song play that most weddings used to have, so this angklung giving something unique & so serene...
to Qim & hubby, wishing you a happy & blissful marriage.
Apr 4, 2009
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.
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/m – just 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.
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)
TIARA Printing, Pasar Tebet (021) 83701124 or email here
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.
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!