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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Wedding Update 1.


So, I thought of doing this update to take away all kind of stress that's on my plate now. I don't even care about those pimples on my forehead anymore. If they are gone this week, confirm with you next week sure come back.

We're very blessed because people around us have been giving us advice on things to do, things not to do, the right time to get started and recommendations of places for honeymoon. 


We haven't got the time to sit down and discuss properly but every now and then, we will have good conversations on it. Good because sometimes we can discuss until people outside our car also can hear what we say. Hah. 


So, what did we talk about for the past 1 month and 1 week?


MALAYSIA OR THAILAND?

I kid you not that Thailand was one of our my option for wedding ceremony. It has always been our favorite country to go to for quick getaway, so why not. 

Will all our guests be able to afford to pay for their own flight tickets and hotel?
How to invite 500 people to a wedding that's outside the country?
How much money will the whole thing cost?
Should we do a small wedding if have to travel outside?
What about the ceremony?

With many more of these questions, we gave up and decided to do it in Malaysia.

For now, it is in Penang. Who knows we might change it to somewhere else nicer, unique-er if its outside of the island. Who knows. 

SLEEP WHERE ONCE MARRIED?

Even before we got engaged, we have been doing everything (most if not everything) we can to get a house. Be it, a low cost and affordable housing by the Government, but obviously we have not seen anything so far. No house for us. We have a plan in mind, so when it's finalized then only will share la okay?

WHEN IS THE WEDDING DATE?

Glad this one is settled because that's probably the first most important thing. This took us quite a while considering that all we need to decide on is a date.

I tell you something. Not that simple lah okay. The date that I want, he doesn't want. The date he wants, I don't want. The funny thing is as long as one disagrees on whatever reason, the date is out of the picture. No need to say long long. Heh. 


The few dates that came out were:


20 January - The day we started as a couple. It's not possible to do it in 2016 because that means we only have a few months left. Madness. The only choice is 2017. Nope. This uterus will not stay young forever, so nope. Not 2017.


29 September - This one super cheesy style okay and yes I came up with the idea eh. His birthday is 19/7 and mine 10/2. Since marriage = union, our birth-dates should be merge/added. Hence, ta-dahhh. Heh. His immediate response was, "NOPE"


20 September - This one was simple. He proposed on this date. That was all it takes for both of us to agree on a date. BUT IT'S A TUESDAY AND NOT A HOLIDAY! MACAM MANA NI? In the end, we decided that our legal date and wedding breakfast/lunch/dinner shall be on another date. Jeng jeng jeng. 


So yes, we are legally getting married on the 20th September 2016, if you would like to know :) As for the wedding ceremony and stuff, it will posted soon enough :)


NO BUDGET, RIGHT?

I wish. Mut probably almost had a heart attack when he heard this. Although it's a question, it's actually a statement that needs him to just nod his head. Heh. 

This is a major topic. Where do we draw the line? What is considered too expensive? All these questions, not discussed yet. Not in details at least. 


WESTERN OR EASTERN DINING?

I opted for western, and he opted for eastern. 


5 course western meal vs 8 course chinese meal.


Must know what guests eat vs come means eat everything correct d.


Eastern wins, obviously.


HOW MANY TABLES?

This one will probably be the most challenging. If not most, then it will top second. We have yet to have a fix amount of tables because we really don't know. 

Mut has already started listing down names of invitees so he roughly knows how many he wants. For me, nothing started yet. 

List all the names then only decide OR decide how many tables first then do the listing.

That is the question now. Can do listing without budget okay? 

PRE-WEDDING HOW?

Least of our worries at this moment. Parents have got some ideas already tho.

GO WHERE HONEYMOON?

My sister was the one who brought up the question and she was also the one who sent us many photos of Maldives-lookalike. Look who's more excited now. We did not talk about going to Maldives or anywhere actually. 

Hello, I work in one of Malaysia's Top Travel Agency, with more than 200 corporate profiles. I'm not very worried about this topic. Mut probably will be because of budget. Heh.

SERIOUSLY DO IN MALAYSIA AH?

Actually, this question has not really been finalized. I cannot. I really want to have it in Thailand. That would be my dream wedding already! Wahhh, why everything has to be so expensive now! Susah ni.

I refused to close this chapter because we still haven't decide on the wedding location right? Heh. Okay, this remains open first. 

PURE GOLD OR ROSE GOLD?

Girl gets a diamond ring and a wedding band. Nice to be a girl hah. A month ago, I have sent in my engagement ring to get it downsized because too loose on the ring finger. We went back few weeks later to check if it was done but no, so we stayed in the shop a while and started looking at wedding bands.

No, I'm not talking about music band kind of band okay. Wedding ring is another term you can use I guess. 

We look-see-look-see and left the shop with this question in our heads. 85% leaning towards rose gold because the boy likes. 

GOT LIVE BAND PLAY MUSIC AH?

Yes, this is the real wedding band that makes beautiful noise that we're talking about. Mut recently went to a friend's wedding and fell in love with the band that was playing. So, most likely we will be using that but bear in mind, we don't know how much all these things cost yet okay. Dream big now nia. Heh.

So, that's pretty much it on what we have talked about for a month and a week. Quite a lot actually. Oh myyy. Please don't be a groom-zilla and bride-zilla, Adrian Koay and Sarah Khoo! Not that please. Stay tuned errrbody for more. 

:)

2 comments:

  1. Hi Sarah,

    From my experience, it is better to quickly decide on a place for the reception cause they get booked up quickly. I went for my venue hunting the day after he proposed and all the place I wanted was fully booked on the day I wanted it to be. Only the not-so-atas places are available. In the end we had to change the date of the dinner + church ceremony but still stick to the ROM date. Also, if you are on a tight budget, decide on a place (based on preference and cost) and also a rough number of tables you are comfortable of paying first. Then only choose the people you want to invite. Otherwise, the list will get so longggg. It would be great to have a wedding band (singers kind of band) but if your friends can sing some songs, I think that's pretty awesome too. I decided to save on the singers and planning to play some music chosen by us only due to our budget. Last piece of advice (in my opinion la), it is never too early to start planning. I had 15 months to plan, I thought I have a lot of time. Now I am one month away and I am panicking!!! T.T

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  2. Hi Ping Ping! Yeah we've been warned on that actually! Fingers crossed that the places we want will not be fully booked! If not, sure damn sad! Thank you for all the heads-up! And congrats once again! ONE MORE MONTH! You go girl! :)

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