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« on: October 16, 2015, 12:31:55 pm »
What are some of the pointers to take note when planning for wedding?

Please advise
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Re: Wedding
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2015, 12:37:35 pm »
What are some of the pointers to take note when planning for wedding?

Please advise

i think the most important is... who the other party is.

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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2015, 01:02:13 pm »
Haven't married yet. But off my mind

Budget. How much you want to spend.
Location. Hotel or non hotel?
Timing: Weekday or weekend?  Lunch or Dinner?
Capacity: Family and close friends or whole village?
Wedding Dinner. What course. What cuisine. Alcohol or non alcohol?

Wedding package? Local or overseas photoshoot.
Honeymoon location?
Make up artists etc?

ROM. Need to book the "I pronounce you husband and wife" guy.

Style. Western or traditional?  Church or at home serve tea to parents?
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2015, 01:20:59 pm »
can consider who exactly to invite to optimize the ang bao receipts. One trick is to invite MORE colleagues cos they usually won't bring kids. And kids take up costs for you. Can also ban kids altogether.


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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2015, 01:22:38 pm »
can consider who exactly to invite to optimize the ang bao receipts. One trick is to invite MORE colleagues cos they usually won't bring kids. And kids take up costs for you. Can also ban kids altogether.

You have a business-like mind  ;D
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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2015, 02:06:27 am »
What are some of the pointers to take note when planning for wedding?

Please advise

Pre-wedding
- are both of you ready to settle down & commit to one another?
- both sides of families okay to accept your partner?

Things to note:

1) bridal shop
- are you gonna have pre-wedding photoshoot? If yes, you may want to head down to bridal fair to look around. But be careful of the salesperson, they're very good at hard selling. So stay firm.

- do online research of bridal reviews on forums for bride to be, there'll definitely be mixture of good & bad reviews. Take note of hidden charges etc etc.

- bridal package for pre-wedding & AD would costs approx 3k plus and above ba? Can be cheaper also. Oh ya, whatever salesperson said to you verbally, ensure its written black & white. Very impt.

- choosing pre-wedding photos - this will always be aa big hole burnt in your wallet cause you'll be like OMG this one so pretty, I want. Ended up you might exceed the number of shots written on contract. Plus a very hard selling sales will be beside you saying this is your once in a lifetime opportunity blah blah blah

Tips: once you've chosen your photos, you may want to ask if you can review how the album layout gonna be etc before they actually print out, at least you'll have a ease of mind on how your photos gonna look like when printed on album.

2) Chinese customary
- are you gonna have a traditional Chinese customary wedding? Any auspicious date / time etc from both sides of families? If yes, please list down. Also, guo da li etc etc. Those Chinese customary abit hard to explain - you may want to Google "leknot" for cute cartoon videos for simpler explanation. Hehe  ;DD

3) banquet
- any banquet to be held? If yes, list down a couple of venues both of you like, if possible, choose those that are within both budget. Drop them an email to ask for wedding banquet pricing etc - I'm pretty sure they'll be very willing to provide. Note: if your AD falls on auspicious / popular date, some hotels will charge you for auspicious price.

- food tasting etc, usually hotels will throw in lotsa perks during bridal fair, so no harm going over to see see look look.

- once you've settled for the particular banquet, ask if there's an AD banquet whereby you can take a look. Also ask for date to rehearsal b4 your big day.

4) AD planning
- who's your jiemei-xiongdi and how many? Traditionally is even number. Are you gonna provide jiemei dress? Any color theme?
- always plan for at least 30mins - 1hr spare in case of hiccups.
- xiongdi-jiemei tasks - this one quite impt cause on the AD you'll be relying on them, don't worry & be a beautiful bride!
- ang bao from tea ceremony who keep etc, actually $$$ quite sensitive, so choose those reliable friends to help you.
- photographer / videographer for your AD
- emcee
- MUA arrival time
- tea ceremony

Mmm sorry if I jump here & there, just trying to recall and write whatever I can think of. Hehe. Pardon me for typos, a little sleepy now.
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Re: Wedding
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2015, 12:34:59 pm »
most important advice

DON'T LET PEOPLE CHOP CARROT!

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Re: Wedding
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2015, 09:59:41 pm »
Most importantly is the bride really the one u want to be with for the rest of your life?

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Re: Wedding
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2017, 03:12:09 pm »
Most importantly is the bride really the one u want to be with for the rest of your life?
I too agree that it is the most important pointer for wedding.

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Re: Wedding
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2017, 04:48:39 pm »
Budget and location.

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« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2017, 11:21:18 pm »
I too agree that it is the most important pointer for wedding.

by the time wedding, i think most people would want that person to be the SO to live the rest of his/her life?
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« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2017, 11:21:43 pm »
Budget and location.

usually the better the hotel, the better the location and the "better" the budget. LOL
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« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2017, 05:57:40 pm »
i think the most important is... who the other party is.

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Re: Wedding
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2017, 05:59:09 pm »
most important advice

DON'T LET PEOPLE CHOP CARROT!

But also don't "too believe" in cheap deals, it may have bad results.
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