Holla! Roy and I ‘ve been discussing about the wedding plans lately because we highly think that we are running out of time already!!!!! I don’t know why our BTO project build so fast!! And meaning the faster we get our keys, the faster we need to get married!!! WALAO. We always think that we can take our time and at our own pace because we didn’t plan to hold our wedding or get married so soon. But I think we really need to chop chop curry pok already. HELPPPPPP!!!!!!!
This is how fast it’s going…… I’m excited and worried at the same time HAHA. I didn’t know I’ll be getting my own flat so soon…. Roy and I were just trying our luck in the BTO ballot for the first time 2 years back lol.
(pics from my project fb)
(pic from my project fb)
(pic from my project fb)
Judging from the pace, I think we might be able to get the keys in the 4th quarter of 2015 or 1st quarter of 2016?
It’s too speedy. And I think we have to produce the marriage certificate on or before the date we take possession of the flat? We were thinking if we should just randomly go sign the marriage certificate on any other day in tee shirt, shorts and slippers hahaha! And then hold the wedding banquet on a later date after getting the flat.. Or should we get everything done before possession of flat. Omg this HDB rule is driving many people to their wits’ end.
Ok never mind about that, we’ll plan ahead for now in case everything comes together in future then we will really be cash tight :(
So before I start planning on a wedding, the first thing I need most is THE WEDDING PLANNING CHECKLIST!!! This is to make sure that everything is on track and I will not miss out a anything important.
(checklist info gotten from http://www.dreamsolemnization.com/singapore/wedding-planning-checklist/ )
12 months or before
☐ Pick a date
☐ Work out your budget
☑ Start Guest List (Rough) – To get an approximate head count so that you can decide on the wedding venue / wedding banquet & Ballroom
☐ Hire a wedding planner or wedding decor if desired
☑ Research Wedding Theme and Ideas
☐ Research and Book Venue
☐ Research & Hire the photographer, videographer, makeup artists and entertainment – Professional Wedding vendors can be hired 10-20 months before. Distinguished services are always hired first and this is why couples would change their date to accommodate specific vendors, which is the ultimate compliment next to referrals.
11 months – 10 months
☑ Research your wedding dress
☐ Sign up Bridal Package / Tailor Wedding Dresses and Suits
☐ Pre-wedding photoshoot preparations -Do research on locations and ideas and prepare props
☐ Diet or exercise regime – Diet & Exercise Regime should start at least 3 months before your pre wedding photoshoot to ensure you look good in the photo
9 months – 8 months
☐ Shop for pre-Wedding Photoshoot Attire
☐ Pre-wedding photoshoot – Should be taken at least 6 months before to allow ample time for the photographer to edit and print out the album. It is advisable to be taken earlier so that you can use the photos for Save-the-date.
☐ More Research on Wedding Theme & Decorations
☐ Book a Florist
☐ Book a Bridal Car
7 months – 6 months
☐ Send out Save-the- Date
☐ Invitation Card Design & Printing
☐ Research and Order Wedding Cake & Dessert Table if desired
5 months – 4 months
☐ Shop for bridesmaid’s dresses
☐ Shop for Wedding Shoes & Accessories
☐ Choose your music
☐ Childhood montage
☐ Finalize Wedding Guest List
☐ Research Bridal Hairstyles and Makeups for Day and Night
☐ Arrange Trial Makeup and Hairdo Session – Research before the meeting so that you can discuss with your Mua
☐ Send out the Invitation Cards
☐ Purchase your undergarments & Foundation Garments – Buy your foundation garments before your first fitting, and bring them to ALL of your fittings
☐ Start Dress Fittings
☐ Finalize the order of the ceremony and reception
☐ Send your event schedule to the vendors
☐ Food Tasting
☐ Wine & Liquor Tasting & Ordering
☐ Enter RSVPs into your guest-list database
☐ Assign Seating
☐ Collecting Wedding Photo Album & Send for Canvas Printing
☐ Touch base again with all the vendors
☐ Meet with Actual Day photographers and Videographers
☐ Review the playlist with the band and deejay and run through the schedule
☐ Enjoy a bachelorette party / hens night – Arranging a night out with your girlfriends
☐ Write Vows / Speech
☐ Confirm times for hair and makeup and all other vendors
☐ Visit the dressmaker / bridal house for your last dress fitting
☐ Delegate small wedding-day tasks to your helper / bridesmaids – Choose someone to bustle your dress, carry your things, in charge of gifts / Ang Pao, and someone to be the point person for each vendor.
☐ Reconfirm arrival times with vendors
☐ Pick up your dress
☐ Set aside checks for the vendors – To be handed out after the event
☐ Decorate your Bridal Room
☐ Book a spa treatment – Make an appointment for a manicure and a pedicure before the wedding, you might want to get a stress-relieving massage too
☐ Prepare your luggage
☐ Prepare Ang Pao for tea ceremony, gate crash
☐ Decorate Wedding Car
☐ Collect Flower Buoquets and Corsages
☐ Send out reminder to Photographers, Videographers, Makeup Artists & Helpers, Bridesmaids and Groomsmen
Right, we’re only at stage 1. No auspicious dates picked yet, no plans, no idea where to start from. I only know I’m getting married but don’t know how to. LOL
If only I had a wedding planner……………………………………………………………. (but that will sure cost us a bomb). Or rather if only I am rich……………………….. $$$$$$
So now it’s time to go wedding fair hopping!!!!! There’s a schedule for wedding show list here if you’re keen: http://singaporebrides.com/schedule.php
Our first wedding show that we attended was to InterContinental Hotel last weekend. Totally loving the Colonial theme, french windows and crystal chandeliers.
The grand ballroom
I got their event coordinator to show me the bridal suite and that lady gladly led me to the room. They have great hospitality and gave me really detailed explanation about their wedding packages!
She said the wedding sheets will be in red instead of their usual white for newly wed couples!
Roy and I really like InterContinental! But we shall view a few more before we decide on one.
Not forgetting the most important thing – PICK AN AUSPICIOUS DATE!!
I didn’t know there’s so many dates that need to be picked. ROM date, An Chuang(安床) date, betrothal gift date etc!!!
Met a humble Geomancer, Master David Tong at InterContinental the other day. Did some researches and apparently he’s one of the most popular wedding “Guru” in Singapore and his charges aren’t too steep! I will need to see you soon Master Tong!!!
I will need a lot of suggestions and recommendations! And if you have any, kindly drop me an email – firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a reply below! Your help is greatly appreciated! *Blow kisses*