Saturday, August 14, 2010

The sweetness and bitterness of planning a wedding

7 weeks have passed ever since practicum started at Woodlands Secondary School. Currently, I have another 5 lesson observations to go before I can sit back and relax. Alhamdulillah, things are going more smoothly than expected although not perfect.

Anyway, wedding updates!!!

For the past 7 weeks, we got many things done and organized. We bought a new bedroom set in advance at Novena's warehouse. Our furniture set was freakingly cheap priced at $399 and we can even buy another wardrobe at $899 plus a good quality mattress at $1699!

After that, the deco side from Ratu Weddings came down to view the venue for the reception. They asked me to prepare a softcopy of the layout plan to send via email to them but because of my super super busy schedule, I was not able to come up with the layout anytime soon until maybe after next week once I have completed 9 lesson observations!

Next, we also registered our solemnization date at ROMM which is temporarily residing at MDA building till next February. It was a very new experience for us and I cannot wait to sign that certificate!

Afterwhich the following week, we managed to reserve seats for
our honeymoon to guess where........ Korea!!! We opt for a Muslim tour package and it's worth it. We took up a tour package by Shahidah Travel which costs about $1899 for 7 days and 5 nights. The itinerary of the tour can be found at their webpage.

Lastly, I will like to share with you my horrible experience finding the wedding cards. we are having a tight budget, we have decided to make our cards in Malaysia as they are two times cheaper than in Singapore. So, prior to going down to the shop at Larkin, I prepared the wedding cards templates for both my dinner and lunch receptions. I had a hard time making choices because they are freaking cheap that to me, all designs are nice. What surprised me when we wanted to place our orders. The shop owners were very impatient and are very inflexible to our requests!!! You see, my dinner reception card is very special because it is meant for our colleagues, ex-schoolmates and my parents' friends. We are expecting mostly non-Malays. So, therefore, the card template was personally designed by me to have a personal English touch to it. The thing is that the Malaysians were unable to accept the way I designed the card, it not having my parents' names on it. So, one of the shopowners insisted that I put in our parents' names which I profusely refused and said that this reception is a personal invitation from us. They were like telling me that I am disrespecting my parents. You don't know how angry I got. I even heard how they backstabbed me in Mandarin thinking that O don't understand till I complained to my parents which actually left the shopowners dumbfounded.

Not surprisingly, last weekend, we went down to look at the first sample of the cards. My lunch reception card totally didn't follow the way I want it to be and all of us rejected the whole card and insisted that they re-do it. So, we will be going down again next weekend to look at the new samples. you have the ups and downs of planning a wedding.

What I didn't mention here are my wedding shoes and their prices which may surprise
many and also the gifts for exchange which we bought for each other. These will be mentioned in my next entry. =)

For now, have a nice day and Selamat Berpuasa!


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