Wedding Fair 29 Nov-1 Dec 2013

Last week I went to wedding exhibition held by Weddingku. They had numerous vendors, but the arrangement wasn’t very nice because the map is only showing list of vendors without exact location. Even worst, there are some vendors weren’t on the list, such as Jonquilla!

wedding-celebration-festival-2013

Anyway, we finally booked some vendors:

1. Wong Hang >> Groom’s suit. We got quite a nice deal, I guess. Total were 3.3 mio for 1 piece of suit with made from wool fabric, vest, custom made shirt, and a tie. If you order the suit only, the normal price was 3 mio for the tailoring cost and the fabric cost around 900 thousand IDR. We chose Wong Hang because they’ve succeed to convince my BF that you only need 1 suit for the rest of your life. They gave lifetime guarantee to adjust the suit’s size up to 7kg (Well, most of guys gain more than 7 kg after 30.. So I think it won’t be his only suit, LOL). Anyway, other suits vendor such as Harry Palmer or Brutus, charged us moooree than that. The only vendor which can gave us cheaper price was Creativo, they offered us 4.5 mio package and we can get 2 suits package and 1 shoes.

2. GBU Trans >> They charged us 1.8 mio for Nissan Serena 2013 for usage 24 hours. They promise they won’t charge overtime, and it’s include gasoline and driver fee (exclude toll fee & parking).

3. Catering >> We finally decided to book Awen Catering (one of Gedung Arsip’s vendor) because they gave us so many bonuses! YAY! Hopefully they’ll serve good foods!

Voila!

I hope we made the right decision 🙂

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Bridezilla: Venue!

YAY!

I just booked my wedding venue last week, and it’s taa-daa.. GEDUNG ARSIP!

The package is not bad, not so pricey but not cheap as well.. anyway I think it’s my time to at least make few of my dream comes true.. I want a garden-romantic-party. Good for me, because Mrs Arianni said that as per October 2014, the management will be changed, so I might be some of the lucky brides who could enjoy an affordable wedding there 🙂

Fasilitas Gedung* :
  •            Tempat resepsi berupa gedung utama lantai bawah dan
  •            taman belakang dengan kapasitas + 1500 orang
  •            Bonus 50 buah kursi futura + cover & 1 unit misty cool
  •           (Jika ingin menyewa pawang hujan, dikenakan biaya Rp 1.050.000)
Fasilitas Dekorasi :
  •           Dekorasi pelaminan eksklusif
  •           (bebas memilih model & warna)
  •           Mini garden (fresh flower)
Fasilitas Catering :
  •           500 porsi buffet dengan 6 macam menu utama
  •           Dekorasi menarik untuk buffet dan dessert (fresh flower)
  •           Aneka buah, puding, snack & soft drinks
  •           Air putih (tak terbatas)

Bonus :

  •          1 pasang initial ice carving
  •          1 ekor kambing guling atau 2 galon es puter (pilih salah satu)
Fasilitas Hiburan :
  •          MC & penyanyi
  •          Sound system & pemain keyboard
romantic! <3

romantic! ❤

Bridezilla: Bridal survey

Okay, so before I decided to settle down with Yohannes bridal, I have been active-intensively seeking for a good and value for money bridal and prewedding photo vendor!

I was checking through the one and only weddingku.com for sure to look some of the name of the vendors and portfolios.. But I also actively blogwalking as well to see what real brides has said on the net.

Some vendors really caught my eyes:

1. JJ Bride (https://www.facebook.com/pages/JJ-Bride/137815696395646)

I think this bridal has been the talk of the town since 5 years ago. They brought up new concept of Taiwanese edgy style with hundreds of pretty gown and amazing prewedding picture. Buuutt.. of course, you can’t pay peanut.. They are sooo expensive. Though am following the trick of the ex real brides on the forum, I tried to seek people who wanted to shift over their down payment, so I can get old price. I actually almost made a deal with one of the girl for 17 mio package (including everything, from make-up, bridal, prewed indoor outdoor, groom’s tuxedo).

Wedding Packages 17 juta
1. Gown Rp 8,8 jt free upgrade sampai 10,8 jt
Aksesoris : sleur, sarung tangan, petticoat ballgown, aksesoris 1 set u/ bride
Bonus : gown pengapit dewasa 1 pcs
* Jika pilih gown baru charge biaya upgrade diskon 50%

2. Wedding Make up & hair do (Native)
Bride (1x konsultasi, 1x make up & hair do, 1x retouch)
Bonus : make up pengapit & make up groom (Native)
make up mama 2 org @1x (native)

3. Prewed (Native)
– 20 pcs indoor + outdoor 
– 1 album 18”
– 1 mini album 4×5” (original) = 20 pose
– 2 jas & 4 gaun(2 wedding gown, 1 evening gown, 1 traditional gown)
– 4x make up & hair do
Bonus :
– Free tambah 10 pose jadi total 30 pose masuk album 
-Free 1 canvas100x80 (upgrade)
– Free 1 canvas 60×80
– Free jas pengantin pria (dipinjamkan)
-Test make up saat prewedding foto
– Apabila tidak terpilih 25 pose, uang foto dikembalikan
– Box album: 1 pcs
– Disc 50% untuk upgrade gown
– Voucher serum buy 1 get 1 free Rp 250.000: 2 pcs

But luckily, a day before meeting the girl, my mum said that she doesn’t want me to do the make-up in Jakarta because it’s just too much hassle. So I cancelled the meeting and decided to hire a MUA in Bogor. But the offer from Yohannes bridal is too tempting to reject! hehe..

2. Kaneta Bridal

They have cute gowns in their website, thus they also quite a good photographer. Buuut, the package price is too confusing to me, in Facebook the latest promo was 12.8 mio IDR for the same package as Yohannes, but when I called them, they said the package is 18 mio IDR. I was shocked, so I decided to delete them from my list.. LOL

Bridezilla: Yohannes Bridal

Today me and BF went to Yohannes bridal since they have a very interesting promo! 7.8 mio IDR only, including bridal gown, make-up for bride, moms, and bridesmaid, and prewedding indoor photo! It’s super cheap, none can beat them, even a new bridal. 

When I went there, I was amazed with a bride which just done her make-up there.. she looks amazing, flawless, and her hair do accessories is exactly like what I wanted! Basically, I was ‘amazed’ at the first sight.

Then I saw their wedding gown collections, it was only 5 mio IDR gown range, which is the cheapest.. but I think they were quite nice with a lots of sequins.

The marketing girl also quite nice and she didn’t push me to upgrade my package nor take the offer ASAP.. 

She did tell me that we can upgrade the photo sessions, because currently we can only get 10 photos wearing 1 gown, and if I add 1.5 mio IDR, I can get 20 photos with 3 other gowns. Well, I’ll think about it.. :))

Then if I want to upgrade the canvas picture from 50x60cm to 70x100cm, I also need to add 600,000 IDR.. 

After talking with BF, I finally paid the downpayment, which is 75% from the total amount 7.8 mio. We did a financial analysis, LOL.. to add 600,000 for canvas 70x100cm and 2.5 mio IDR for the cost of asking make-up artist to come to our venue for the retouch session.

Yippiii! I hope I made the right decision 😀

Bridezilla

So, few weeks ago he has proposed (yeah, you can say that way). It wasn’t very romantic, no surprise, nothing.. well, you’re in Indonesia, what can you expect? here, guys never really propose, they just say to their parents that they want to get married.. I guess because they’re shy, or it just the way it is.. LOL..

anyway..

The journey starts, after a lot of juggling and everything.. Started from:

Venue!

Yeah, lots of rich people and couples are getting married every weekend now and then in Jakarta, so we need to focus on this one, yet the date is not determined yet because his mum still need to check on chinese calendar.

Initially, I wanted to held it in an outdoor concept. I already have a lot of pictures on my mind on how my wedding supposed to be. Yet, his mum said the wedding should be held on the “ber” months, means september onwards. Oh No, means it will be a rainy season, and it’s very risky to held an outdoor event during rainy season, you better kill yourself, lol..

I have contacted some of outdoor venue, such as:

Gedung Arsip

Package 2013 around 79.5 million for 500 pax, already include catering, mini garden decoration (am sure you need to add more), and MC. Not bad, actually!

garden

This is my ideal outdoor wedding in mind 🙂

Thus, his mum prefer to have it in a hotel.. then we started the hotel hunting today!

1. Aryaduta Hotel (poolside)

My bf likes is very much. The cheapest package is 75 million IDR for 200 pax (yeah, it’s still super expensive!).

2. Akmani Hotel

The ballroom is pretty small, yet the price does make sense. The package priced at 65 million ++ (21% hotel tax) for 300 pax.

3. Acacia Hotel

The package priced at 88 million for 400 pax, not bad though, but the ballroom is a bit old. Not my favorite, but in terms of space, this is the biggest affordable ballroom I’ve seen.

4. Ibis Tamarin

Never ever held a wedding here! They just have a small pool area, I can’t even imagine how to fit 300 people in that area! I haven’t asked the package price, because I’m not very interested.