Month: February 2017

Choosing a wedding outfit

Next week is outfit selection!

Does anyone have a dress guide for Malay weddings? Hahaha..all those dress right for your body type articles are only applicable for Western gowns.

Also is there any unspoken rules, like wear only white/cream/pastel type of outfits for nikah? Did anyone choose a bold color for nikah? The lighter colored dresses are “high-fat” and I am concerned because my weight gain has been quite rapid (metabolism very slow after you hit your 30s).

I would really like to choose a dress from Nurita Harith but I’m sure my fat rolls will appear in the strategic spots.  -_-

I’m definitely taking a bold color for the 2nd outfit, but has anyone taken darker hue colors for nikah?

Any tips for outfit selection would be really helpful!

 

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Candy corner

I followed my mum to a wedding just now, and the organiser was RS Mutiara. I thought it was all very professionally done, but then people at our table started commenting on this and that, especially when there was a power trip and the ice-cream started melting.

Important takeaway of the day – no matter how lovely a wedding is, people will nitpick and there will be things that go beyond your control. Most importantly, we shouldn’t let these things get to us and be happy that we have finally married our best friend. We can’t please everyone, so let’s just let go of the negative (easier said than done). Two things that always give me good vibes- praying to Him and going for a run.

InsyaAllah things will balance itself out. Its been a good few days – both my unresponsive vendors have finally gotten back to me, and I feel more secure that things are as they should be.

The other outcome from today’s wedding is that my mum found the mama-shop candy corner very cute and asked if we could explore this. My caterer is only having a few Malay kuehs so I am definitely open to exploring some sort of ang-moh or retro desert bar. Anyone have any recommendations? Open to any unconventional ideas too!

2 months to go

I get like super nervous when people ask me about the wedding planning, I just don’t feel like talking about it, and prefer to blog here instead =D

I doa everyday that things will go smoothly – there have been many challenges along the way and I really can’t wait for the final lap.

I suppose March will be the crunch time, when the vendors will fully focus their attention on us, since I get the impression our Malay wedding providers working style here is to get over one wedding at a time (unsurprising since for many this is not their full-time jobs).

Progress Report

Andaman – Outfit selection on 1st March. To decided on colors and looks beforehand.

Bridal Bouquet – supposed to contact me after I gave them my ideas. Will send a chaser next week.

Berkat  – Tags for berkat to come in during March

Bridal room makeover – I love staying near Geylang. Bought my furniture set and customised curtains at Joo Chiat Complex, wallpaper at One KM and probably bridal bedsheet around there too.

Cake – With the help of the lovely ladies here, I made some enquiries and finally engaged Kak Salwah Omar for a fondant cake. She will send me some sample photos next week.

Catering + Kendarat – To confirm and pay the final costs based on void deck rental for cooking and amount of tables needed

Decor – Color palette decided. To confirm what type of wedding arch I want and send over photo inspirations. Found a bling bling money box cheap at Johor – just need to cut hole. Sister to design poster for bride’s family table. Decide what color baju to wear for our side.

Deejay/Entertainment – To meet up this month to discuss itinerary and songs

Gubahan, Sireh Dara and Bunga Rampai – To buy hantaran items and confirm color theme for trays, sireh and bunga rampai

Henna –To decide if I really want to engage one, since I think I will just do finger cappings

Invite Cards –  Wahh this one make my blood boil only. But I will blog about this only after I get my cards.

Kompang – Another one that make my blood boil. Unresponsive on FB Messenger after getting deposit. But still got time to update Facebook (ok lah, at least this shows they not MIA)

Spa – Book facial and massage

Photography and videography – meet up together and finalise itinerary in March

Wedding transport – haven’t finddddd. But last resort, now can book Grab Coach in advance for $65!