December 2011


Update on the gown ...and the nightmare it brings

Posted on Sunday, December 25, 2011

It is December 25! Merry Christmas everyone!!!
Hope the joy of Christmas brings you joy, happiness, and hope for the upcoming new year ^_^

Actually, I'm not going to talk about Christmas or Christmas Eve in this post. Rather, I want to talk about my bad-dreams that I just had.

In real life, since my wedding is still around 10 months to go, I asked my bf to send photo of the gown by Monique Lhuiller to the acquaintance bridal owner and see if she could find anything similar from abroad and get it for me. She said she can and she already have it! She asked for my measurement and she said that I have to be sure that that dress is what I want, because once she purchased it that is the gown that I have to wear. It instantly worries me a bit, what if in the next months I changed my mind, what if I don't want that style anymore... But I have to make a decision, so I said I'm sure *with finger crossed*.

Tonight I had a bad dreams. No, two bad dreams actually.

First. In my dreams, me and my dad going to see the acquaintance bridal. The place is hard to find and it is located in a fresh market (read: pasar) >_< And when we finally found it, my dad asked the owner how much it is. She said it is 14mio just for the dress. My jaw dropped, because in real life the dress doesn't cost that much and it is already including make up for 5 peoples!

Second. It is our wedding day! Everything is messed up. First, we haven't met our wedding organizer (WO) at all including NO technical meeting whatsoever. And they said don't worry because they know what we want. Crazy! Next, it is 8.30 pm when I & husband finally go down to the party (because we were busy having technical meeting from 7 o'clock). The party was supposed to go from 7-9 pm, so when we got there there were only few guests... the room is too big and seems empty. Where are my friends and relatives?? No one come??? I got so worried I could cry. Not long after our entrance, the crazy WO people told us to go back in to the hotel room again to give teapai. Meaning, we left our own party!!! And in that teapai, my bf (of course in that dream is the husband now), only wear his old-worn out T-shirt. He said it is ok since it's only teapai. I also realized that my make up is baaaaad. Too plain for a bridal make up. And then I woke up.


Bad dreams.... (ketok-ketok meja tiga kali)


Souvenir Ideas (2)

Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Boss is not around. Time for blog-walking.. =D

I visit Daniel & Dian blog. I love the way she wrote the story and it made me think of writing my blog in Indonesian. It is going to be easier to write, easier to express the words, and.. well just easier. But hey, I already start in english, so english it is! Besides, who knows my friends from Aussie / Malay / Sgp read this *wink wink*.

I read the story when Dian went hunting for souvenir, and this story makes me wonder.

So far I never really think about souvenir. I thought ANYTHING can be used as souvenir. People usually do not use the wedding souvenir anyway, unless it is food which of course eatable. The only wedding souvenir that I used from all so many wedding I've been is a milk-mug and a bath towel. Why did I say it is a milk-mug? because it is too big for tea or coffee, and it is not a glass for drinking juice or water. So it is a milk-mug. The bath towel is from by boss' wedding, which seems to be expensive. Other souvenir like chopstick, magnets, small glass, keychain, candles... I'm sorry, but I didn't know where they are right now =P

The 'Milk-mug'

One souvenir that I think is kinda stupid *sorry* is a plant. Yes, it is for go-green.. whatever.. Think of this, from hundreds of plants that they give away as souvenir, how many do you think will survive? Especially if it is a cactus. First, Chinese people believes that cactus brings a bad fengshui into the house, I'm not sure why but perhaps because it has lots of thorns. Second, it is a cactus. Helloww,, Jakartaa... hot... humidd... and it's a cactuss!!! D'ocH!!

Back to the main story. Now we have to decide whether we want something easy and simple (read: people will discard it or give to their maid) or we want something useful (read: probably will be expensive). Unless, if we could find something useful that is not expensive. Bare in mind that both of us have little-to-no creativity. So no DIY stuff!

think.. mel... think... *Pooh's style*


Photographer. Finally decided!

Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011

We finally had a deal with the photographer. We decided to use Lucephotography. We took the whole package that includes:
1. Prewedding photos 50 pose eddited (1day indoor and outdoor)
2. Wedding photos 100 pose eddited (1 main photographer, 1 candid photographer)
3. Wedding Video 1 dvd HD quality (2 videographer)

- Prewedding photos in a Magazine style (50 new pose eddited) << I love this!
- Upgrade album photos sizes
- 5 small canvas photos for photo display
- Prewedding clip (1 song duration)

I asked for same-day-edit video or photos but they charged me another Rp. 1 mil >_<
It is only 1 song duration which is 3 to 4 minutes, and they asked for 1 mil?? come on! So, I immediately say no =P

Now I cannot stop thinking about the theme for our prewed pics!
What dress should I wear, what shoes, should I buy or use a rental?
Where should we go? Is it going to be fun or classy?
arrrr.. I can't waitttt

Oh wait, I can wait.. I need time to get rid of all this fat hanging around my tummy.. *hufff*

-a little story-
Before I decided to use Luce, I went to see Viure photography. I saw the photos from the web and decided to see the place since it is located not too far from my place. Love the photos (they are good in playing with colors). Love the videos. Love the clips. Hate the price. End of story ha ha ha..


Weddingku Wedding Fair

Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2011

9 - 11 December 2011 - Wedding Fair Exhibition at JCC.

I went there on Friday and Saturday. On Friday I got nothing. Me and bf almost booked a Photo Booth to be used as a souvenir, but apparently it wasn't a good idea for old people who most likely to be our guests (read: family and friends of parents). So we ended up with nothing.

On Saturday we were back at the exhibition together with my parents. And we got a DECOR!
We decided to use decor by Golden Decoration. We chose Golden because it is the decorator for my cousin's wedding 2 years ago. I think they has done a good job within a reasonable price too! Plus they offers a good term of payment :) When I asked my cousins about them, he said that they are good in communication but they are quite busy. Hey, who don't?! As long as they can be contacted it is good enough for me :)

Now move on to Photographer. To cut budget, we were thinking of using professional photographer only for the D-day and D-day videographer. And for pre-wedding we will use bf's brother who love and learning photography. Of course it is only a hobby for him, so he is still amateur :p. We think that pre-wedding is not that important, and besides we will get studio pre-wedding photo from the bridal. Butttttttt, we fell in love with one photographer that we met during the exhibition. He has package for Pre-wed, D-day, and D-day videography. Of course it doesn't come cheap. I tried to bargain with the owner but he only gave me 20%, which is the discount he gave at the exhibition, hiks.

I was thinking to meet him and do some more face-to-face bargain this Saturday. Hope he will give more discounts or bonuses.
Cek out Lucephotography on Facebook. What do you think?


Wedding Gown

Posted on Monday, December 5, 2011

With 11 months to go, I've visited 4 bridals:
1. May - May Bridal, Taman Anggrek
2. Yohannes Bridal, Muara Karang
3. The Acquaintance Bridal
4. JJ Bridal, Kelapa Gading

and yesterday I tried a wedding gown for the very first time in my life.
I felt... nothing...
and then I felt worry... what if there is no gown that I like.. especially that the bridal is most likely from my bf's mom's friend. I cannot say that I didn't like it as open as if it is from other bridal that has no connection to anyone involved. Let's call it "The acquaintance bridal".
and now I felt... whatever...

I want simple top with no bows or too much crystal (payetan), the bottom part textured but soft and flowy, and with no long tail; exactly like the picture below.

Dress by Monique Lhuiller

I only tried gown from JJ. There is one that I liked similar to what I want, but the priceeee.. ohhh the priceeee.. >_<