Wednesday, September 30, 2009

the first 4 days at home ...

day 1 :
luckily tak jetlag - the tip is to arrive malam on your destination. sleep to follow suit the local time.

met the potential decorator - all seems easy but took hours to discuss - nikah decoration finalised.
went to LowYat to fix the corrupted external hardrive (risau sgt about this) - 50/50 possibility but maybe charge up to rm400. aih, agak kena ketuk!
malam went to one of my dearest girlfren. felt so good to see friends again especially it was the first open house for the past six years of raya. rindu open houses sgt!! but pakai baju raya zaman bila im not too sure - kena beli baju raya baru for the upcoming open houses!
day 2 :
as Jakarta is not an option for me for cari invitation card... so went to see potential card supplier. found the one i like but i think its a bit costly. need to revaluate budget whether boleh ke nak ikut rasa hati ni.. but need to see perhaps one of two more supplier- anyone got suggestion?

went to see tailor that I gave my kain to, i changed my mind as I found out the jahitan not kemas. was really stupid back then, dumped the kain to him before researching. bcuz i thought i might not come back again until nearer to the big day. so we met, but dia tak bawa kain, even before i told my intentions. well, it was bad from my side as well, malu ok minta kain balik..but looks like i have too - if not, it will break my bank or baju i dont like on my big day. who wants to risk that!..he seems tak cooperate and there is potential of not getting my kain back. oh no.. tensed sgt cuz i cant proceed with the baju without getting back the kain. im started to worry..i even cried!
so habis tu, kena lupakan pasal kain, need to proceed. so as I was in Shah Alam, went to butik saidatulnisa, to tell them I would want the assistant to make up as it will be only a simple kenduri on the 4th day of kahwin. So we amend the time, but at first the assistant said 550 then she said oh this is for 2010 so naik 650 then bcuz my place in Bangi so like naik rm800. ?????
i think that was shocking..! ive put my deposit with them already so i wasnt sure if i should burn it, and look for other makeup artist? another iss
ue for the day.

it was a tensed day - really need a facial. so i ran to get facial, luckily ada gap that I could fill in the time- that at least made my day. the org facial so nice to me so i got my first wedding gift - a jewellery box from them. ohh so nice lah the girls from clarins. so the day wasnt that bad.

day 3 :
went to Ampang to see tailor for the groom's side. the kain was one of the gift from the engagement hantaran, the MIL to be request the kain to be jahit only to this tailor. went to see him last year, wasnt a good experience but this time, he was very nice and calm, which made him looked professi
onal. Habib was around the corner so went there to check out the butang baju melayu, saw one that I really like and matches the hantaran theme, so I ordered them. happy! one solved.

after that went to see the hall site at hotel equatorial bangi, and the manager for the banquet. i quite forgotten how it looked like when I was there last year. the hall wasn't too big or too small, I think ok ok lah the size. so the potential decorator met with the hotel manager so they could work together. my first thought - i think they wo
nt work well together - hmm...

after the meeting, the potential decorator and I went to kedai kopi to discuss further for hall deco - this time - weirdly, whatever he said on day 1
was not quite right, he started to say that some few things impossible to do, some things do charge more, and it keeps adding up. he also said he cant believe why the hotel does not provide flowers - well, I hire the decorator for that reason, and now he is asking why no flowers. the discussion didnt go well, and start being awkward. we balik with discussion hanging - and i can say I am pretty dissappointed, at this stage, i think they want to only get untung.. =( ok, need to check out other decorator!!

1 am in the morning- the tailor who has my kain called - said if you want to get your kain - met me at this place. ohh so weird- pukul satu pagi??. i asked my father to tag along - he disagreed and said, our safety comes first. so the meeting was cancelled but i am pretty desperate!

day 4:
called the tailor to get my k
ain bcuz I have to see Syomir Izwa for my baju nikah and dresses. tak angkat phone no luck.

so i had to proceed without the kain to see Syomir. I like his work which I looked over the facebook, they are pretty!

Syomir is a nice guy - hope the baju turn well too! we'll see how it goes!

went to pavillion after that, makan the yoong tau foo at the food court! was sedap nya..but ohh 26rm for yoong tau foo i think a bit crazi! then i check out the eternity ring from the carat club. saw one. instantly in love with it! hehe..hope he doesnt mind!

so rushed to Low Yat - got a call from the guy saying that he was able to get all the photos back! i was so delighted to get them back! sgt happi. but mintak rm450 pulak..aduh naik lagi!..nego nego dpt la 400rm .. hmm..nego skill kena improve lagi la! but im glad its all recovered. yaho. lompat sikit!!

KL jammed giler giler i even dozed off tertido nasib baik tak langar keta depan, so tuka with my sister. kl jammed sgt is it bcuz of the gempa bumi thingy? giler..! lama dah tak main jam jam ni.
so i was late for my father's bday dinner. mama tak jadi ikut cuz i lambat sgt, so i went that dinner only with my lil sister n my father but felt really guilty for my mum. sowwiiii mama..!!!

so thats the 4 days punya stuff. NOT enough, especially with decorator and kain..blum dpt lagi! waa! time is ticking, wish kedai buka pukul 1 malam, so i could proceed with the preparation rather than spending so much time on writing this.

byk giler lagi tak settle .. im freakkiing out and nervous!


sweet cravings said...

welcome back home dear. nway, all i can say is, sabarr je la. i guess there are things at certain times where we'd feel like all these things can really pull us apart. but then again.. its all dugaan. setan tak suka kita nak bina masjid~ ;)

hope all goes well while you're here :)

hidden.wing said...


sorry to hear those unpleasant things, but the makeup rate for an assistant sooo ridiculuous to me. she charged me nearly rm2k for my penang event - not including any transport & accom yet :( and not yet considering 2010 rate! crazy, i terus cancel.

btw, Syomir memang hard to reach :( but usually he'll sms back.

good to know the pics now least something to make your day :)

Anonymous said...

Just to share my experience kay. If you stay outside Klang Valley normally you'll be charged more than usual simply because the vendor will lose time/other client.. kira macam opportunity cost la. Let say if they stay in KL one day they can fulfill 4 session but if they have to travel to Penang let say, they obviously cant take any other session. Rugi la diorang..
Its normal la babe..

Izrin said...

but bangi n penang beza tuh.. :p but anyways.. sue.. i really admire ur dedication.. hehe u can do a lot of things in 4 days and u are like running around the world..

sorry that i cant help u much, i pon takder experience.. but i pray hard everything goes well. mmg nampak gaya sumer nak mencekik jer..maybe becoz u nmpak naive n so la soft.. so maybe u kene heret someone yg experienced dlm wedding2 ni..

sabby said...

perhaps u can try eleena lamat the makeup artist...since she is based in bangi, doubt she will charge extra...

wlt, goodness for her to charge 2k is crazy...

PinkBrolly said...

Sue, you're Abong's sister kan? hehe, what a small world :p

Btw, I had the same experience with the decorator. First discussion semua okay, second meeting semua naik harga. So, I decided not to take her, am looking at Sher now. She seems nice, but I only had one meeting with her. Will tell you if that turns out okay :)

I think Liza is charging you too much lah! U tambah another hundred dah boleh amik Sue. I agree with Sab, Eleena Lamat may be a better option since she's based in Bangi.

Oh, and I also love love Syomir's design!


hidden.wing said...

answering to anonymous,

oustation cost i paid for my photographer from kl only 20% extra from original price, with similar justification - they could cover 3 weddings if in kl and the extra penny is for 2 photographers who have to work at least 6 hrs - unlike the makeup artist :)

so i dont find it's quite 'normal' for MUA to markup >100% from the usual price (rm550) for outstation customer. furthermore that nearly rm2k only for 1 makeup + touchup - not 2 makeup sessions :) not her fault anyway, her good skill is offset by the boutique yang charging too much..

for bangi, i dont think she'll up to any opportunity i guess those extras is solely for transportation :) sue cantik pun charge extra rm50 for putrajaya event, again for an assistant - rm150 to bangi is undoubtedly too much..

i fully agreed on possible opportunity lost, anonymous. but we the brides should have some sense it's a reasonable outstation cost or already smelling like ketuk price :)

thanks sab, i thought i'm kedekut to reject the nearly rm2k makeup worth hehehe!

Sha Pattinson said...

Owh dear ..bukan senang kan nak arrange wedding ..if u pon mcm tue kelam kabut blom lagi i ni ..3 months to go girl ..di harap semuanya berjaya ..sorry about your wedding kain hurm masalah juga as me ..untuk baju sanding sampai skang i haven't see it ...harap2 semuanya selamat ..
make up? sangat mahal yeaa i agree with sab ..aleena pon ok rasanya sbb she quite famous dekat majalah ratu sehari ..i book tiar zainal utk pergi semenyih for my majlis bertandang ..its about rm*** after nego ..hurmm itu dah masuk tol and minyak kereta fiance ckp mahal but i luv tiar's job hiks.
syomir ..yiaa i saw his from facebook ..his design not bad jugak ..good choice.and i also have same problem with you about the decorator ...mula2 ckp bole buat itu dan ini ..but bila i dah bincang bole tak buat pelamin jawa kontemporary dia dah naik blur and im askin bunga harum sundal malam dia ckp tak bole buat coz bunga tue ada semangat (whatever ..)now i still tak jumpa decorator ..(for my wedding dkt sabah sad)
its good!! u get back your childhood picture ..buat la back up burn kat cd next time kalau apa corrupt u dah ader back up.
wedding card ..u can google it and one of our blogger pon ada buat invitation card sangat comel ..may b u bole tanya dia ..rasanya dah panjang sangat nih ..bila i baca entry you ..i plak jadi kelam kabut coz semua benda tak done lagi ..and i don't have many choice to find bridal boutique likes in KL ..sangat sedih ..takpa la buat sebaik mungkin yang penting majlis itu berjalan dengan lancar ..insyaAllah ..sama2 la kita wedding ticker ..yia ..banyak-banyakkan bersabar ..owh yia i always hang around in bangi ..dekat bangi byk bridak boutique i think u bole servay lagi tue .. all the best k

Qis said...

sue dear, im impressed with how u managed to take on things in that 4 days. since u're already in town, if you need any help, do tell me, ya?

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
May i know what is the charge for Ayang Kamell? Cuz I read in your earlier entries that you take him as ur MUA...thanks dear! :) -NS

sueanne sunshine said...

sweet cravings : thanks dear. i could feel the pressure..sometimes nangis je..can't cope..i mean not bout things, more like situation, i agree with you, setan tak suka kita bina masjid. hope we are all strong..

hidden wing: what rm2k? that is insane.too much. kawin guna banyak sgt sgt duit, at least be considerate and reasonable..kan?

anonymous: thanks for dropping by..your info tu, thanks. tapi to charge Shah Alam - Bangi rm150, and compare bangi to outstation..jauh beza tu..

izrin : thanks darlin. itulah maybe too soft takleh jugak kan. nanti if unpleasant, nanti dorang buat tak up to standard..susah nak budget how I should approach..rupanya susah betul jadi wedding planner ni kan..i thought the work should be fun...

Sabby : eleena lamat charge berapa ya?

Pink Brolly: yes, im abong's sister. =) have we met before? good luck for your preparation..

Hidden Wing: Sue agree!!! 100%

sha Pattinson: you sgt bagus..thanks a lot for your comments..some of them sue tak reply lagi..sorry!!! good luck for your wedding too..tiar zainal make up is sgt cantik i heard..yang tu dia charge berapa?

Qis: hiya Qis, yes, Im in town..previously i said jum jumpa, but i rasa i kesian if someone tu kena ikut I, cuz i ended up 5 places to go, terlupa makan..i brought 1 friend ikut i with this wedding thing..sian dier pun tak sempat makan..but if you are around bangi gimme a shout..kiter g minum ke kan.017-3741121 is my number..!

NS : ayang kamel hmm - 550rm..but nanti i reconfirm k..

bitsANDpieces said...

r u going to have ur reception dekat equatorial bangi? oh..the food dekat sane the best-!

sueanne sunshine said...

bits&pieces-yeah? yup, equatorial bangi - butim not too sure bout the food..blum food tasting lagi =) hopefully best like u said..

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dialicious said...

Lucky Sue cantik x increase her price for next yr..RM150 petrol from S.alam-Bangi naik Porsche ker kak?hehehe

dialicious said...

aik..dh ade pics!heheh..yg pic raya tu dkt dila's hs ke w bdk2 mmu(salwa,faire,ene) n nana.u know them?

sabby said...

i think eleena is RM650...hp 013361 2635

sueanne sunshine said...

diah: ha ah. just put up all this piccas. i forgot to bring my memory card reader kat malaysia.hehe..

i knew salwa, we met here in dublin 2 yrs ago rasanya, Salwa came n we went to dinner. shes really super nice kan.apparently Salwa kawan my fiance , they live in Kajang together. the rest sue kenal kat rumah Dylla. I knew Farhan, dia bestman my bro masa my bro nikah. so tau Farhana the lil sister lah. but with facebook n internet ni, i guess it makes the world smaller. =) i think which is good. hehe.

Sabby: thank u dear..! that helps.

Anonymous said...

HiSue...It was awesome to read how you had been through all the toughest time for your wedding..And you've made it reallysuperb>Anyway may i know where did you bought your lace fabric.It is really nice and plain..which i like most..thanks..

Anonymous said...

Owhhh....anyway i'm saidatul...:)i'm not a blogger myself..:)