One of the first things a BTB obsesses about, since we’re all particular about how we look on the big day.
My decision-making process:
- Make-up looks natural – have seen so many brides with super red wayang cheeks and looking older than they actually are. I don’t wear make-up except on special occasions so the minimalistic look is for me
- Eyebrows that don’t look over plucked
- No need for boomz sanggul-lintang. Less is the new more.
- Gowns with a streamlined cutting, classy and timeless details
Looked through the popular bridals and emailed the short-listed ones concurrently after looking through all their portfolios.
Chose Ishq in the end for the reasons above.
I think NZ’s shading and contouring skills are great so I will fork out the extra $$ to engage her.
credits: Ishq’s Instagram
Another crucial factor was the tie-ups with Malaysian designers. I am a huge fan of Nurita Harith. Check out her latest bridal collection!
Credits: Nurita Harith
Made the appointment with Lina, NZ’s adik who herself was a recent pengantin. She was really nice and explained all their terms. Take note that there’s a few additional costings involved on top of the base package, but this is clearly laid out already so you know what you’re paying for. One tip is to just opt for the 2 outfit package first if your itinerary is still very hazy at the moment, as you can always upgrade your package but not the reverse. The deposit is the same amount anyway.
Hoping not to hit above $3K but since I will most likely go for their designer collection and engaging NZ, it will definitely bust that limit!
I am also toying with the idea of customising at least one outfit, especially for the nikah one so I can keep it for sentimental reasons. I still have a few more months to decide if I want to go this route, since they need 8 months lead time minimally. I am gravitating rowards Nurita obviously, but there’s also the other choices – Mimpikita, Innaired, Rico Rinaldi, Khairi Sufi , Syomir Izwa etc.
I’ve read the stories that have been circulating in the blogosphere about NZ, but I shall keep an open mind since I’ve not experienced anything personally yet. InsyaAllah, all will be okay.
Useful link: Tips on choosing a bridal boutique