As a guest speaker for many wedding events, here’s sharing 5 biggest money-saving tips for wedding couples before planning your wedding or attending wedding fairs.
(1) On getting a good deal from the Venue
Wedding Shows really have the BEST and MOST WORTH IT packages! Besides, expecting discounts from the respective hotels or restaurants, it is also a one-stop location for your wedding needs as they bring related vendors to YOU. For instance, Le Queenz, a facial specialty salon, provides exclusive prices for their Bridal Illuminating Facial for the Brides and Deep Cleansing Facial for the Grooms only during wedding fairs. On top of it, for any sign up with the venue, you will stand to win EXTRA lucky draw items sponsored by participating vendors (you won’t get these goodies on normal sign-up days)! The lucky draw items are usually items or services that you will need for your big day, so that’s more cost savings gained.
When choosing a venue, one extra thing to highlight is… never dismiss any venues based on your subjective preconceived notion if you have never been there! Many hotels have ballrooms that are surprisingly SO BEAUTIFUL!! Some of my friends dismissed certain hotel options because they are less convenient, or have an exterior that doesn’t look very new. However, these hotels are often the ones that put in A LOT of effort in decorating the interior space to make up for the inaccessibility. One example would be Furama Riverfront Hotel, if you are holding less than 20 tables, take the Waterfall Lounge area and you have a backdrop of a 20ft waterfall with lush tropical surroundings. I love the idea of having natural sunlight that lights the whole area which makes the area so INSTAGRAM-WORTHY.
(2) You need a PROFESSIONAL Wedding Emcee
It is recommended to let your best friends enjoy and be a guest to witness your union (unless your friend is really damn zai). A professional wedding emcee is a better candidate to help you take care of your wedding, especially, dealing with unexpected happenings/time control and entertaining your audiences; they make sure the event runs smoothly because they have EXPERIENCES in managing crisis.
I have attended a wedding where the emcees shamelessly ‘sell’ themselves, taking the limelight off the wedding couples. Emcee A actually announced that Emcee B is single, and is up for grab if anyone’s interested. They constantly make jokes that weren’t funny and even tried recruiting people for their businesses. Seriously, it is not funny.
Highly recommend Emcee Sylvia (she can sing super well too!) and Emcee Cyrus as your wedding emcees for any friends who are tying the knot. I’ve worked with them several times and they make any event so light-hearted, happy and entertaining.
(3) Glowing Skin does not happen OVERNIGHT
All brides want flawless and radiant skin, but if you have horrible skin, no amount of makeup or no matter how wonderful the products is, those can’t save you. Glowing skin does not happen overnight.
Honestly, getting good skin and looking radiant boils down to regular maintenance. Just like frequent exercises and haircuts, to keep your body toned and your hair healthy, your face also needs regular maintenance and massage to stay in tip top condition! 6 months before your big day, you should schedule monthly facials.
Le Queenz’s most popular V-Lift Facial is a 90 minutes treatment session to give dry skin a hydration boost and deep cleanse acne-prone skin to help prevent fewer breakouts. Don’t under-estimate how a relaxing facial session can help you unwind and have skin that glow from within. Call 6244 0228 or SMS 8533 2336 and quote “Jacelyn’s Blog X Le Queenz’s V-Lift Facial” to enjoy this Bridal facial for $68 Nett, valid till 31 Dec 2018.
Daily maintenance is equally important; at home, no matter how tired I am, I insist on applying at least a daily mask to meet my skin needs.
(4) An Auspicious Date for your Wedding Ceremony is NECESSARY
A majority of the couples (especially younger couples) rely on Tong Shu to calculate the auspicious date. However, the dates from the Tong Shu are very generic. The reason being that in the Tong Shu, only the zodiac sign are taken into consideration for the calculation of the dates. Instead, the usage of the couple’s Ba Zi (i.e. date, time, month and year of birth) is needed when choosing a suitable date.
Every date is represented by a specific element through the 5 elements theory. Through the years, many scientists and astrologists have computed past trends to come out with known auspicious timings, dates, humidity and even precipitation level for each date. These information help farmers’ plant seeds during Spring, grow plants during Summer, harvest during Autumn and let the land rest during Winter. And choosing a bad time is equivalent to planting seeds during Winter Time; without a good timing, it is hard for the marriage to have a good union.
Selection of an auspicious wedding date is ideal to lead you to happiness, harmony and wealth for you and your partner for the rest of the life. Yuan Zhong Siu’s Selection of Auspicious Date package is the most comprehensive in the market. It includes 2 sets of wedding dates for your consideration, which includes the date & time for your 过大礼，安床，迎接新娘，过门 and 回门 activities. It takes into account the Ba Zi of the couple as well as the zodiac signs of each of the parents-in-law. Service is priced at SGD188 and you can walk-in to any of their outlets – JEM, Chinatown Point, NEX or Fortune Centre or email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire for the service.
Pssst.. quote “Jacelyn X YZS Auspicious Date of Selection” to get a $50 discount via email booking at email@example.com only. Valid till 31 Dec 2018.
(5) FREE lunch
Most wedding fairs offer food sampling services for the attendees, so skip your lunch and turn up for the event! You get to enjoy interesting shows and engaging activities put up by the hotel – usually they would have live band performances, bridal fashion show and of course engaging lifestyle talk show with me to share more about useful Feng Shui and/or Bridal Beauty Tips!
Last but not least, go to AS MANY wedding showcases as possible, you will be surprised how much goodies the hotels and wedding vendors will provide just to entice you to take on their services and/or products.
With that, here’s wishing all lovely couples everlasting love and a blessed marriage!
With love, Jacelyn