Monday, November 14, 2011

The Reception Review - Before entering the hall

20 May 2011 - Friday

I woke up quite early in the morning (alone..hehe). Penat nikah semalam dah habis. Now is the new excitement. But my main worry about today was my wedding gown. I only got to see it first time the day before (My akad day) at 3.30pm for my one and only fitting.

Mula mula rasa terkejut, sebab first look nampak macam baju tu menonjolkan kegemukkan. It wasn't at all as how i imagined it to be all this while. Either Syaiful changed the design from the sketches he gave me, or my imagination on the sketches sux. Either or, I was not gonna complain. 1 day before reception, there was nothing much anyone could do about it.

The dress was super heavy at the top. Which I specifically said I didnt want my dress to be heavy because it will make me look fatter. But Syaiful said, I will look tenggelam in the hall because of Pak Abu's deco will be so gah, that it will telan my baju. Ok la fine..either that, or because of coz, the heavier the baju, the more expensive it will get kan? But takpe la.. I just have to trust the expert. Sebenarnya dalam hati sangat worry!!! Dah la bajet lariiiii...!!

 Everybody bersiap sedia to go to the hall because the rehearsal was scheduled at 10am. My beg ringan sikit sebab I didnt have to bring my baju yang panjang2 tu.. wedding gown belom dapat lagiiiii!!!! hahah best kan?

Everybody reached the hall quite on time (special thanks to our pengapits and family yang ambik cuti on that day to attend the rehearsal)

Tapi yang paling best, my wedding planner (WP) yang have been organising weddings at Dewan Perdana, didnt contact and check with management if the sound systems are ready to be used. Apparently, the management had just recently changed rules that sound system will only starts after 2pm on any Fridays. Shoooshhh!! So guess what??? We didnt have a full rehearsal!!

Just some brief explanation on what should be done. Please do not get away without full rehearsals. The best is to do the reahearsal with music and emcee, and I believe that the bride and bridesmaids should wear the actual kasut (to test power, mana tahu kasut tu bikin kaki sakit). No we didn't do that. And I shall share with you what didn't happen that should have happened in my next review entry.

Pukul 12pm, my door gift baru sampai from China, percaya tak??? But it was beautiful, I loved it!!!!

White porcelain with diamonds all over
When I went to SSF, there were no such item in the store, and nothing attracts my eye. So my WP said he will go to China and order for me. So technically, these pieces were the first few arrivals in Malaysia. When they reached the hall, they were all still in courier boxes with price tags!!!! So naturally lah, I didnt have the time to put the "Terima kasih" tag at the gift. So nobody would remember that this gift was from my wedding :( hahah, ok la, not THAT sad, but..terkilan jugak.. because there were no TQ notes.

After friday prayers, hubby and I went to check in dekat hotel Somerset, new hotel in Jalan Ampang. Nak book Double Tree, tak mampu.. hahah.. :p Somerset was sooo affordable and very nice too.. sebab hotel baru.

Managed to rest for a while, then had my shower and thennn, my wedding gown arrived. At 4.30pm!!! Wahhh... Tak try pon ok baju tu... Sebab janji dgn my MUA at 5pm di Perdana. Risau baju tak muat, risau MUA marah sebab lambat..

I was 15 minutes late for my MUA.

Tapi Su Cantik....sangaaaaatttt baik!!! I appologise for being late and I told her why I was late. Tapi he calmed me down and dia suruh I go and take a peek at my hall yang baru finished deco. He said sooooo niceeee!! So I went and take a look.


Tenang sket hati nak make up.. And sgt tenang sbb Su Cantik sangattttt baik!! Alhamdulillah.

So we started to get ready.

Oleh kerana, I didn't know that the color of my baju was gonna be champagne, I didnt think of my subang and hubby's handkerchief that matches with my baju..They are very trivial, but VERY IMPORTANT!!! Nassssssiiiiiibbb baik, Tuhan tu Maha penyayang, nasib baik ada handkerchief gold and my bff Ira brought extra subang gold. Haaaahhh!!!

Hubby pon kene make up sekali ok, jangan ingat tak perlu.. nanti muka dull dalam gambar!!

Meanwhile, keadaan di bawah, agak kelam kabut di pintu masuk. Sebab my penyambut tetamu semua datang lambat. They were all my cousins. Although my father has given them place to siap at nearby Gurney service apartment, we didnt think of logistic very well. So transportation wise, agak terbantut. And since I hired a separate MUA for my bridesmaids (my engagement MUA, Kak Lela), tetiba ada la sedara lain yang nak tumoang make up, also contributed to lambat sampai. So when we get our family/friends to help us, it will be good to remind them in advance what are they expected to do so that they dun end up asyik busy menangkap gambar ehh.. hehe bila family/friend ni susah sket nak marah. Luckily my usherers/usherettes (tugas yang agak penting) adalah dad's office staff. So dorang tak berani la nak buat hal kan ;)

And please dun forget to assign someone to stay next to your parents sambil pegang big bag. Because your parents will be receiving money from guests, you dont expect your parents to hold the money, right? Diorang mesti la cantik dan bergaya, mana boleh pegang beg besar2.. :)

As usual, taking photos with the VIPs.

Sitting fr left: Hub's aunty, MIL, FIL, us, TPM's wife, mom's boss' wife, and my aunty
Standing fr left: Dad's boss, my uncle n wife, my parents, my dad's uncle, Hub's uncle and mom's boss

So here we go, walking towards the hall. Dah kawin, tapi masih berdebar-debar, takut terpeleot!! (Kasut 5 inchi ok, because my husband is so tall!!)

Awww, and this was the main entrance yang menyambut guests. I love the deco! And the fact that this was my idea!


mun mun said...

wooww.w.w.. cntik nya... tringin nk khwin la pulak hahaha...

Izrin said...

heheh..tenkiuuu dear!

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