Saturday, November 28, 2009

Headache

And I thought starting planning early is good. But now, rase macam nak lari jaoh-jaoh...=(
why la everything is so expensive? And I'm not looking for a grand wedding pun. Is it too much to have a beautiful wedding? Am I too picky and keep on choosing the higher ends of everything??

I don't want a wedding that I cannot afford...but ibu and sister did say my taste is expensive...or at least, more than I care to admit kot...

AAAAAAAAA~

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Most Memorable


Bukan post perfume ;p


What do you remember long after a wedding? The Bride's dress? The Dais? Wedding Favors? Food? I've been to quite a few weddings, the one thing that remains in my memory is the glow in the newlyweds faces. Pure happiness and contentment. I wish for that the most ^^ Amin...

Wedding Shoes

Because my shoe size is 4, rental shoes from the wedding boutiques just won't do. They generally have size 6 or 7. And because made-to-order dress and matching shoes is out of the question (or rather, budget actually kekeke) my mission is to buy 1 pair of wedding shoe to match my nikah, walimah and bertandang dresses. Preferably, a pair of shoe that I will love to wear for long after the wedding.

Found this helpful guide by Syaiful Baharim. And these shoes. ^^








Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Photobook Malaysia


I first heard of photobook malaysia from 4weddingku blog http://4weddingku.blogspot.com/2009/10/photobook-for-wedding-album.html . Alhamdulillah, I found them during their promotion.*grin*.
Without further due, I downloaded the software and stayed up 1 whole night to put together my photobook and ordered it the morning itself.
And then begins my looooooooong wait (I'm so paranoid, I checked my order status qid daily.hahaha..) of exactly 7 days for the photobook to arrive.

And the result is pretty good, if I say so myself ^^


backcover

 
 
  • I chose the cheapest album (small landscape soft cover 8x6)
  • The pictures are from our engagement
  • Taken with my 5 year old Canon Power Shoot A400
  • Pictures are edited with Microsoft Office Picture Manager je
  • The pictures are limited, some more after eliminating blurry and cross-eyed pictures kekeke
  • But the software is really novice-friendly, so its not too hard to fill in the 40 pages
  • I truly admire people who edited and put together gorgeous custom albums after trying it myself ( I used to think it's a piece of cake ^^ )
  • Finally, the paper is shiny, thick enough for me, pictures are sharp (as far as the original picture quality itself ) It is exactly how I thought it would be. =)


p/s: They've extended their promotion until 30th november 2009!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Gold

For those who favors platinum and diamonds, gold price may not matter much to them. But for old- fashion girl like me, the current sky-rocketing price of gold induces all sorts of headaches and spasms to mr.K...kekeke


What I learned so far:
  • The best time to buy gold, regardless of your wedding date, is now. The price is only going up. (Not that it cant go down, but I've never seen it) So if you have enough money, go buy it now, so that for the same price, you get more gms of gold than say, next week?
  • Know which retailers gives most value for your money. For me, Habib Jewels gives out the best deal. Every month or so there's nationwide sale, check out their website. Annivesary sale la, renovation sale la, school holiday sale la...But try to buy from their HQ to score better deals because franchise stores (ie Shah Alam) has different calculations. Other useful website to stalk: offerstation.com.my
  • Habib Jewel Exhibition Team. This team travel to different states and the store they drop by follow their promotions. Such as 50% off, less RM6 from current gold price...I heard currently they are going to Penang, then JB. Look up HJ exhibition in offer station to see if it's coming near you.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Favours Rombongan



Found these at Comfort. The label says Scented Pomander. Mark & Spencer's. I was very excited, thinking it's perfect for in-law's favours..until I see the price tag. RM25.50 each =(
Da penat google pn tak jumpa jugak...
Terpaksa lah let go and cari alternative lain =(

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wedding Song

Since mine is the first wedding in the family (me being eldest and all) it is understandable that ibu would want everything and more for it.

Initially, I wanted a very simple kenduri. Just nikah and small jamuan after that. Strike off the hantarans, bilik pengantin, pelamin...So you can imagine the magnitude of our conflict that time. Tapi, not too long after blog-stalking, google-ing and buying magazines...I convinced myself that I need all those, plus additional other 'optional' stuff.

So, since I've become more and more bride-zilla-esque by the second..I decided that we need music during the Walimah.
What I wanted are the PA system nanti to play only my selected songs and the emcee to announce only what I drafted ( tiru xora's ;p ). Decibel level pun tak mau tinggi sangat (our home right next to masjid) cukupla sekadar background music di kala tiba-tiba guest ter-awkward with each other.

To my surprise (or rather, frustration) ibu already booked caklempong for Walimah. It's not that I have anything against caklempong...tapi, caklempong means extra avoidable cost. Cost upah, cost khemah untuk caklempong....Rasenye, PA system dah cukup. sigh

Anyway, the point is. Is there any point at all for me picking wedding songs when there's caklempong already??




http://www.ns.gov.my/portal/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=200

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Wedding Favors


Image from here: http://carton.en.china.cn/selling-leads/detail,1079158870,Gift-Paper-BagsKraft-Paper-BagsShopping-Paper-Bag.html

Me and Ibu was in Seremban town around 9-ish pm and we noticed Comfort still open. Comfort ni is a store selling interior decoration stuff, wallpaper, carpets and the likes. We decided to stop by and found this. Perfect untuk isi 2 ekor ikan dalamnya! ^^ Since we like it so much, we asked the owner how much it'll be if we buy in bulk. ( I don't remember the selling price ) The owner is willing to give the bag for RM1.25 each. Ibu immediately put down the deposit. We only ordered for half the total amount we need. So I am still looking for suitable alternative bag untuk 2 ekor ikan. yeay! more wedding-hunting ^^

p/s: I wish to DIY stickers for the bags..please do help =)
I know nothing about it..or is it more worthwhile to just outsource??

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Kueh Bahulu



For our wedding, there's a number of things that we've always wanted and set our hearts on. One of them is Kueh Bahulu as door gift. Me and my family are a big fan of Kueh Bahulu in the first place, so when ibu had a delicious Kueh Bahulu in her friend's majlis, the fate of our door gift is sealed.kekeke...

Today we went to Kg Kendong Rembau to check out the said Kueh Bahulu. Puan Roha ( Pengerusi Persatuan) suggested 2 ekor ikan as our wedding favours. They are also way below our estimated budget (RM 0.80 per pair of ikan ) So I am beyond thrill! They mix telur itik in the Kueh Bahulu. That's why it's yummy! Just like how arwah nenek used to bake it *grin*


Image for illustration purposes only =) from here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/uisa278/2700696426/

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Theme Color

Nikah theme color: Mint green.
No special preferance, encik K wants it so. Because I asked him of course. hehehe... Sebenarnye macam ni, I wanted to wear white for my walimah, so tak kan la nk pakai white mase nikah jugak. encik K reply in a split second. Alangkah senangnya kalau sume decision bole wat macam ni.sigh. And sume orang macam saya yang easily goes along with the decision made.double sigh.

Image from: http://www.burgoynes-marquees.co.uk/marquee-linings



Walimah theme color: Dove gray and Cotton candy pink
Choosing gray as a wedding color prove to be a difficult one for me to accomplish. Though my mom once told me that she won't control my decision in regard of the wedding, she blatantly said 'buruk la long' when I show her my chosen theme color. In my mind at that time was, 'is this our first disagreement over my wedding?. yeay! I really.am.finally.getting married!'. While keep on insisting 'tak.tak.tak.tak....' Well, ibu kind of mellow a bit now. We'll just see how it played out ultimately. After all, I AM the ratu sehari.kekeke...

Image from: http://weddingdressesgowns.blogspot.com/2009/02/sweet-pink-grey-strapless-bridal-dress.html

Hello! ^^



After much blog-stalking, I finally set up my own blog to document my wedding planning. Though I am not sure how long this will last,I am going to plunge in head first!


Image from here: http://www.projectwedding.com/blog/2009/08/24/pistachio-green-wedding-palette/