Alhamdullilah, all my weekends in May have been productive. I realise being productive, getting things done and following plans makes me happy and satisfied. And I know very well how I throw a fit when I feel like I’m wasting my weekends.
F’s Baju Nikah
F has collected his baju nikah + songkok + samping. Looking good and I hope my own baju nikah will turn out well too.
I finally got F to sit down with me and confirm the items on the gift trays. In fact, the week before we discussed, he was adamant that it’s too early to buy the items. Mak dier tegur baru jalan. Sigh. I’ve updated the item list here.
At the same time, we discussed what we’re doing to do for the coming months and confirmed some deadlines. Most of which, I’ve updated here.
We went to the Wedding Expo last weekend, mainly because F‘s uncle & aunt (the ones doing his decor) is participating in the exhibition and is displaying a new dais.
So his uncle & aunt wanted him to see in case he wanted to change his mind. But F is sticking with his first choice. If it hadn’t been because F wanted to see the dais, we wouldn’t have gone to Expo actually cause there wasn’t really much we wanted to see..
BUT since we were there, we decided to head to Esa Wedding Gallery’s booth to enquire. Both F and I love their photos ever since we saw them at the first Expo Wedding Exhibition we went to. We didn’t enquire then however. So when we enquired, we were slightly put off by the way they pushed us to signed up on that day. It came to a point where F had to speak up and explain thoroughly that we’re enquiring for the first time and that we needed some time privately to discuss and even after doing so, the person still tried her luck by asking, “So really not signing up today..?” *facepalm*
F and I would most likely still sign up with them unless we find something else we like. It’s for our post-wedding photography so we’ve still got time to decide. So if anyone has any feedback (good, bad, anything) about Esa, please do let me know.
Saw RH at Expo too, so I took the opportunity to ask about the outfit selection date and we got to confirm it as well. :D
A few posts earlier, I wrote about finding The Perfect Ring.
F and I have reached a compromise. Dier sebenarnya cakap cincin yg I nak tu mcm cincin kerok-kerok. -_-” But he agreed that we’ll do a thorough survey to all the other jewellery shops and if we can’t find anything that we both like, then he promises to get me that ring. Yay!
Dad was the anxious one, kept asking me when I was going to source out for the printer to print the wedding cards. So we decided to head to JB. Moreover during the Expo, I happened to get a flyer for a wedding card supplier in JB — so we thought, why not. In the end it was the only card shop we went to, lol, cause we were happy with the enquiry we did.
The name of the shop should be quite familiar in Singapore I believe.. So where did we go to?
CHENI Gallery (Showroom)
G-71, Danga City Mall, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak
80000 Johor Bahru, Johor
Facebook: Kad Kahwin Cheni
Tel/Fax: +607-223 3688
Business Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-9pm
Very near to Woodlands Checkpoint. And the shop’s really lovely.
So if you’d refer to my last post about wedding cards, I wanted to make a postcard-like card. Size A5. So this was what I got out of the visit..
- A5 Card, printed both sides, full colour(click to enlarge)
- Hotstamping on half of A5 size: one time charge of RM100++ (quoted based on 1000pcs)
- Comes with Envelope
- Fee for map: RM 30
If you’re printing the same card design for 2 addresses: RM 50
- Order to be made 1 month in advance
First 2 weeks: They will confirm the artwork
Next 2 weeks: Orders will be printed
- Self-collection at JB
- If you’re designing your own card, you can forward them the design in .jpeg .psd .indd formats— I didn’t asked any further, only asked about the formats that I might send to them.
- 50% deposit
When I stepped into the shop and saw the designs displayed, I almost wanted to forgo my own design. They were so pretty! And Cheni has packages as well..
They have a lot more other package options too.
Dad’s and my younger brothers’ kain have now been sent to the tailor. Dad particularly wanted to send to this tailor in JB somehow.
L1-55, Ground Floor, Southern City Hypermarket
No.3, Jalan Suria 19, Taman Suria, 81100 Johor Bahru
Business Hours: Tues-Sun 12 noon-9pm, Closed on Mondays
If your family ever belanja grocery or jalan2 at Extra in JB, that’s where this tailor is located — just outside the entrance to Giant.
We sent 3 sets of kain — 1 each for dad and my 2 younger brothers and the total was RM 400. Dad’s was RM 140 and my younger brothers’ were RM 130 each. And it will be ready for collection on 30 June 2013.
Kain for the relatives
Earlier in May, Dad had to go to Vietnam for work. This not being his first visit to Vietnam, he planned earlier that he was going to buy kain for all my female relatives on my paternal side cause kain in Vietnam is very affordable. Maternal side is done — except for one of my cousin. Unfortunately, I personally have never been there so I’m not sure what kain options they have. My dad bought these cloths at the Ben Thanh Market. So if anyone happen to be heading to Vietnam, you can buy kain for your relatives for the wedding there too.
That’s it for my wedding update. I have a project I’m coming up with for this coming few weeks. InsyaA that’ll be in the next post. :D
I can now sleep in peace, yay!