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The Big Day~

17 Jan 2015 – Our Wedding Day~

Pakcik and I are now officially married and after days of rest, I finally have the time to update my blog. =)

First of all, what are my thoughts for the wedding…
1) TIRING
Yes, although it’s a joyous day for us, it was indeed an extremely tiring day. Both Pakcik and I simply collapsed on our hotel bed after the banquet.
Being Chinese, we have several customs to follow in the morning and then rush to the hotel to start preparing for the evening banquet. So basically both of us were “working” since 4.30am on Saturday till the 1.00am the next day. We had tried our best to keep everything as simple as possible. But as usual, there will always be the not-so-related-people try to give extra advice on what we should do as per customs etc. We really appreciate their excitement and participation, but there are only 2 of us and so many things to do within the limited amount of time. We do apologise if we could not obey everyone’s instructions and expectations. Hope you all give us the blessings and remember to give other couples a break on their wedding day in the future.

2) Not to overwhelm myself with too much expectations
Before the wedding day, I had too much to-do items on my list. I pinned so many ideas of the type of photo shoot we must take on the actual day etc.
Nah~
None was achieved. Simply because we were too excited to remember anything. LOL~

3) You mean we are married??
LOL~ The whole day felt like a dream. Until today, I will still stare at my fourth finger and wonder about the 2 rings’ significance. It was just a signature on the paper and we become husband and wife.

Anyway, this is our activities for that day. Yes, the time is really x 10 tight. So please forgive us if we didn’t spend enough one-to-one time with every guests (we really love to if we could). And for those whom I didn’t get to take photos with, I am really sorry and I am still thinking about it.

4.30am wake up
5.30am make-up
7.00am get ready
7.05am pee
7.30am gate crash
8.40am went for outdoor photo shoot at Chinese Garden
9.50am arrive at groom’s parent’s house
10am tea ceremony
10.40am pee
10.45am change into kua
11.15am back to bride’s parents’ house
11.30am tea ceremony
1pm set off to Marina Bay Sands hotel
2pm checked in to hotel
2.30pm pee and bathe
3pm off to MBS bridal changing room for make-up
5.15pm pee
5.20pm change into gown and get ready for solemnization
6pm solemnization
6.30pm photo-taking with guests
8pm banquet starts
8.50pm pee
8.55pm change into 2nd march-in gown
10.20pm banquet ends, stand at door to thank guests
10.50pm change into casual clothes
11.10pm pack up and bring all wedding items back to hotel with help from bridesmaids, groomsmen and bell boy
11.25pm reached hotel room and crash on sofa
11.50pm bathe and try to remove the make-up and wax on hair
1am collapse on bed

Notice that I put in the time for peeing? Dear all brides-to-be, you really need to plan your pee-time because once you are in your gown, forget about peeing. It is almost impossible!

Moments which are most memorable to me:

1) When Pakcik brought in the bouquet and kneel before me
2) When the Prof. Ho gave us advice on what marriage is about and announced us husband and wife
3) When both of us marched in the ballroom, twice.
4) When I hugged my parents before I leave the house
5) When my beautiful bridesmaids arrived at my house
6) When Hua caught my bouquet
7) Whenever I feel the rings on my finger
8) My relatives who travelled all the way (from hometown, KL etc.) to attend our wedding.

Ok~ I shall share 2 pics of myself in the morning. The rest have to wait for the PG & VG to send them to me.

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Reviews of the MBS banquet and hotel stay shall be in a separate post~

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My Wedding Plan – Stage 11

It’s exactly 50 days before the Big Day! I am panicking!! Although majority of the stuff have been settled and planned, there are still many logistics to be finalised. Subconsciously I am very stressed over it. I have been having nightmares of failed wedding banquet, bridezilla outrage during wedding ceremony, etc. Plus, I have been stress eating a lot, which explains why I am getting fatter by the day. And the thought of me gaining mass makes me more stress… And the vicious cycle goes on…

So now, I am back to my To-Do-List.

1) Finalise the actual day itinerary.
2) Organise a bridesmaids meeting
3) Send photos for childhood montage
4) Send out invitation cards
5) Delegate actual day logistics
6) Print wedding photo canvas
7) Order buffet for lunch
8) Find wedding songs
9) Print casual wedding photo album
10) Decide photo booth decor
11) Decide photo reception table decor
12) Miscellaneous

For the actual day itinerary, I have drafted out the followings:

Actual Day Morning Session
1 Bride wake up 4.00am
2 Bride take light breakfast 4.30am
3 Arrival of make-up artist at bride’s place 5.00am
4 Groom wake up 6.00am
5 Groom take light breakfast 6.30am
6 Arrival of all brothers and sisters, at house respectively
(Sis ready by 6.30am)
6.45am
7 Groom give out ribbon for all drivers 6.45am
8 Final briefing to brothers/sister (by Groom & bride respectively) 7.00am
9 Groom leave house to Bride’s house
(Groom to take Hand Flower and put on 1 corsage)
7.05am
10 Arrival of videographer & photographer at Bride’s house 7.00am
11 Bride give make-up artist a red packet 7.10am
12 bro call parents-in-law that we are moving off 7.10am
13 Groom reach Bride’s house 7.20am
14 Boy opens door for Groom 7.25am
15 Groom gives red packet to boy 7.25am
16 Groom’s gatecrash 7.30am
17 Groom enters room to Bride
– Groom gives hand flower to Bride
– Groom uncover veil of Bride and kiss her
– Photo taking
8.10am
18 Gathers all bros & jiemeis, ready to move off 8.30am
19 Bride to remember to throw the Fan from car 8.35am
20 Outdoor Photoshoot 9.00am
21 Bride & Groom proceed to Groom’s house 09.50am
22 Bro call Groom’s mum to inform her that we are moving off to her venue 09.50am
23 Bride & Groom reach Groom’s house 10.10am
24 Someone opens door for Bride 10.10am
25 Bride gives red packet to the Someone 10.10am
26 Tea ceremony at Groom’s house 10.20am
27 Photo-taking at Groom’s house 10.45am
28 Groom & Bride eat wedding item 10.50am
29 Bride change to Qua dress 10.55am
30 Gathers all bros & jiemeis, ready to move off 11.10am
31 Bro to call parents-in-law that we are going over 11.10am
32 Bride & Groom reach parents-in-laws’ house 11.30am
33 Tea Ceremony at Bride’s house – 1 sis to coordinate 11.30am
34 Lunch at Bride’s house 11-1pm
35 Groom & Bride eat wedding item 12pm
36 Videographer and photographer leaves to edit video 12pm
37 All bros & jiemeis free to go home to rest and change. Deluxe room available for jiemeis 1pm
38 Call hotel the estimated arrival time (call 30 mins in advanced) 1pm
39 Load all logistics to car 1 1.15pm
40 Proceed to Hotel, MBS 1.30pm
41 Check-in Bridal Suite 2pm
42 Rest for all 2-4.30pm
Actual Day Evening Session (4.30pm)
1 Arrival of Make-up artist at MBS Changing Room 3.30pm
2 Bros & Jiemeis arrive in MBS 4.30pm
3 Check set up of Solemnization Tables and Chairs 4.30pm
4 Play through all videos and photos 4.30pm
5 Label the VIP table 4.30pm
6 Setup guest list and ang bao boxes 4.30pm
7 Photo Table set up 4.30pm
8 Final check through of all tables and wedding favours 4.30pm
9 Check photo booth balloons 4.30pm
10 Check wedding bands and flowers 5.00pm
11 Check all Solemnization Paperworks 5.00pm
12 Discussion with Banquet Manager 5.00pm
13 Rehearsal starts for Banquet Manager, Emcees 5.00pm
14 Final Briefing to all brothers and sisters on their roles
– Brief on activation of poppers
– ToDo List
5.00pm
15 Arrival of videographer and photographer 5.30pm
16 Arrival of JP 5.30pm
17 Solemnization 6.00pm
18 Photo taking 6.20pm
19 Ensure champagne is ready 6.30pm
20 Ensure cake knife is present 6.30pm
21 Ensure correct number of banquet tables 6.30pm
22 Check through morning gate crash video 6.30pm
23 Refer to Banquet Proceedings 6.30pm
24 Start of Photo Booth 6.30pm
25 Arrival of Emcee 6.30pm
26 Arrival of Guests 7pm
27 Reception 7pm
28 Bride & Groom arrive at Reception 7pm
29 Banquet starts 7.45-8pm
30 Videographer and photographer leaves 11.00pm

There might be changes to the itinerary, but for now, I think it looks fine. Hopefully, there won’t be too much delays on the actual day.

Woke up this morning…

OMG! I am getting married in exactly 5 months and 1 day!!

It seems like it’s still a long time to go, but time is slipping away without me realising it!!
I still have so much things unplanned, and most importantly, I have not slim down to 46kg yet!! 5 more kg to go.. OMG… why is gaining weight so easy but losing it is such a challenge…

OMG.. I am getting married in exactly 5 months and 1 day!! Then I will be #OffTheShelf, #NoMoreMarketValue, #NoLongerAttachedButAvailable, #NoLongerAvailable, #GoshIAmAMarriedWoman, #LifeIsOver, #LifeBeingAMissIsOver, #JoiningTheAuntieClub, #ShallWeStartAJoyLuckClub, #OMG