It's been a hectic few weeks ever since we managed to book the church for our wedding. We've been engaged for quite some time now, about 2 years and we just never really got to the whole planning a wedding thing.
And if you don't know how to start planning, for your wedding, do it in a church, they will tell you the available dates and you are "forced" to have your wedding then.
Our wedding will be at St. Ignatius Catholic church where I can have my white wedding! You see, back then, most of my little girl friends would dream about a white wedding, but, no one told us that in Malaysia, if you want to marry in a white church, you need to be Catholic or your spouse needs to be Catholic. Oh, if both of you are Protestants, you won't get a pretty, chapel like church. I have at least 5 friends that are planning to get marry, all whom are not Catholic asked me, "How can I get marry in your church?" One of the reasons why I spent almost a year in RCIA.
Once the church is settled, it includes floral deco, musicians, venue, marriage classes, etc. Time for the "fun" part. The whole dress hunting. I've been to many, many wedding service providers and most of them will advise you to get their pre wedding package. I can tell you, just sign for their pre wedding packages. The cheapest pre wedding package I've discovered was 2,000MYR plus 4 gowns for picture taking purposes and 1 gown for the actual day and car deco, hand bouquet, picture frames and books.
I went to MyDreamWedding because I fell in love with their gowns and just to rent their gown, it's close to 3,000MYR and their pre wedding package is about 7,000MYR EXCLUDING wedding photography. Wedding photography is about 3,000 +...
Then, we decided to go to SS2 area and at the junction, right at the corner, you'll see Precious and they quoted us about 5488MYR for pre wedding AND wedding photography. It's one of the cheaper packages and it includes about 3 picture frames, photo books, car deco, hand bouquet, etc... I would recommend this place. What I didn't like about this place was the gown was rather Chinese. Lots of big flowers and appliques and etc.
Then, we visited Enya Mareine and met Sasaki, I highly recommend this place. It's borderline. It's cheaper than MyDreamWedding and more expensive that Precious. Besides Precious, we were unable to choose what we want. MyDreamWedding didn't ask us what we wanted, rather, they told us what they would give us, which The Fiance didn't like. Enya Mareine has got to be the best and we are so happy with Sasaki because he took the time to ask us what we need, and he plans a package for us.
We were so happy that we paid the deposit. Our pre wedding is about 5,000MYR for a pre wedding shoot in Johor on a farm!!! I love animals and this is absolutely amazing! And he threw in 3 picture frames, photobooks and 2 jacket for my dad and bro. And I get 4 gowns, car deco and hand bouquet. We also signed up for their wedding photography package for 3,800MYR for 10 hours, 2 photographers and photobooks.
For more info, you could drop me an e-mail or call Sasaki/Precious.
Next, we had to look for a reception venue because The Fiance is expecting international guests and it's gonna be a small reception of max 50 people. Just international guests and immediate family and good friends. We enquired from ACME bar, Tamarind Springs, Maison Francaise, Ciao, The Smokehouse - Majestic Hotel, Signature The Hill, Rama V, Sassorosso, One World Hotel and finally The Royale Chulan, Damansara. the cheapest would be The Hill at 1st Avenue, BU at 100++/person.
But we decided with The Royale Chulan and we are in the midst of discussion. Right now, the price per person is going at 150++/person for a Western menu.
If you're interested, drop me a line...
Once you enter the shop, you'll be greeted by a lush seating area on your left and a registration table with very friendly sales people that are more than willing to chat with you.
The ceiling is decorated with lights with warm glows and lots of Venetian window that allows maximum light into the place.
This is Sasaki and I really admire him a lot. He's so patient and if it was me, I would have a throbbing headache by now and here, he's planning our package for us.
I'm gonna talk more about Enya Mareine because I fell in love with this place. The place is really classy but with personalized services and they make an effort to accommodate to all of your requirements. I really wanted a pre wedding shoot with animals because I LOVE animals and no other places could offer that. So, if you want extremely beautiful pictures, excellent services, and you're getting married, do pay Enya Mareine a visit. The gowns above is just for fun to see how I would look in wedding gowns. I have yet to choose my gowns.
Anyways, if you want any advise, do call them or drop me an e-mail... And most of these vendors are negotiable and if you're invited to my wedding, do SAVE THE DATE!!!!