Monday, December 20, 2010

Kate Spade and Aigner

 Ok....I found smaller bags...but i still can't decide...come on my to me! say "Buy me!choose me!"...whatever

Kate Spade


I Realise...

I just realised that I'm not a girl...
Haha...i mean..yeah physically I am..
but when it comes to girls shopping for handbags, make up, and whatever...
I am clueless!!
Right now...I'm required to buy a handbag..
i don't even know where to start..
it all look similar..but none actually captured my interest..
found's huge for a handbag...
i don't want an LV
i don't want a COACH
I don't even know what i want..

Anyone used Aigner / DKNY / Kate Spade bags before?
how's the quality?


Sunday, December 19, 2010


Booking a Kadi/Naib Kadi
Bookings of Kadi/Naib Kadi can only be done online, through the internet or the self-help kiosks, at the point where you register for your marriage. Face-to-face bookings or phone bookings will no longer be accepted.
Tips on booking your Kadi/Naib Kadi
Choose a Kadi/Naib Kadi that is near to your solemnisation venue
2 weeks prior to your solemnisation, please contact your Kadi/Naib Kadi to re-affirm your bookings with him.

list of Kadi

* taken from ROMM website

Maskahwin and Wedding Expenses

What is a Mas Kahwin (Mahr)?
Mahr is a gift given by the groom to the bride after the solemnisation ceremony. It symbolises the beginning of a husband's responsibility towards his wife in fulfilling her everyday needs.

Mahr can be in cash or benefits, such as gold, silver, money, land, a car, or an apartment. Mahr is the bride's right and she owns the Mahr. Thus, she has the will to dispose of it as she wishes.

The current minimum rate for the Mahr in Singapore is $100 cash.
What is a Hantaran (Marriage Expenses)?
A hantaran, (marriage expenses) is a customary gift, usually in cash, given by the Groom to his bride's family for the Walimah. The Hantaran rate must be agreed upon by both parties.
What is a Walimah?
A Walimah is a feast given after the marriage by the couple, which is a sunnah. Walimah is a celebration of the newly formed family and for announcing that this couple is now husband and wife.

During the celebration, relatives and friends of both the husband and the wife, as well as community members are invited to get acquainted with each other and begin a nice relationship through the marriage.

*taken from ROMM website

Registration and Solemnisation Fee

Registration Fee
The fee for marriage registration at ROMM is as per the schedule gazetted in AMLA. Current rate for marriage registration where one/both parties are Singaporean/Singapore PR is S$39 and where both parties are foreigners is S$128.
Solemnisation Fee
The fee for solemnisation conducted outside the Registry's premises is not inclusive in the S$39/S$128 registration fee. Couples are advice to reimburse the Kadis or Naib Kadis for their transport expenses and their time spent for the solemnisation.
Payment Method
The Registry accepts only NETS or Cashcard for all payment transactions.

* taken from ROMM website


just gonna put down my reminders here...
cos i'm very forgetful

  1. Dais and decor - SPLENDOUR MOMENTS, 20% deposit paid, remainder to be paid on Wedding day
  2. Marriage Preparation Course - register when i come back from Korea, $260 
  3. ROMM Registration - earliest date to register : 16 June 2011, latest: 4 Nov 2011
  4. Kadi Booking - same time as ROMM registration
  5. caterer - waiting for replies
  6. mak andam - waiting for replies
Thats all that needs to be done by January 2011

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Deposit paid

after a long time comtemplating
and making so many comparisons
till my head spins
i decided on my dais and decor....

why? i dont really know..
i just got the vibe from them..haha

met Kak Zila..
paid my deposit....
and i'm all smiles..

the silvery sweetz package

above was the earlier version

this is a new version of the same package

it will probably change a little next year...
i requested a different chair...wont reveal it here...else it'll be no surprise...
and am definitely going to add my personal touches (which i've already gotten approval from SPLENDOUR MOMENTS)..


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Grey is the new Black

i've got no choice but to change my wedding colour scheme
why? because of the limited design/colour of my chosen deco vendor..
*on a tight budget la* so got to select affordable vendors that is available on the selected hot date...
was getting frustrated intially...
what am i to do with the colour GREY????dull, gloomy, shabby
look what i found...

So..........which one should i choose? Grey/Silver with.......??????

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Puffy Puffy Things...

Abi once said... "dah tebiat ke" with regards to me wanting to a wear a gown...
But...i don't care...i love the puffy puffy things okay...
nak feeling...pakai gown ala2 Vera Wang's creation tak leh ke?

from Isabella Bridal


on the way back from class just now, received an SMS from Splendour Moments Wedding Decor of their availability on our wedding date and the price range is reaaalllyy affordable.
Seriously, I can't remember when i contacted them...
so...the moment i got home..i logged on to look at their website and portfolio..
Well,its not that impressive but for that price range, i can't expect much and it is actually really good. (its difficult to get that price range of 1.6K - 2.2K for that kind of detailed work and good theme coordination they provide)
though they don't have much flexibility in orignality (so ends up..couples engaging their service will have same what is seen in their portfolio..BUT...i'm sure with my ideas and DIY resources...i'm sure we could work something out) priority is SIMPLE but needs to reflect me...
I need to add in my own personal touch...
doesn't matter if I'll tire myself out but this is what I want...:)

so I guess...I'll be engaging them... AND doing more research for my DIY pelamin plan?...:)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Singapore and Kiasu-ism

Abi has decided the date...I've shared with him my concerns and we've more or less chosen THE DATE.
Countdown: less than 12months
So have been browsing the internet and enquiring potential Bridal Services in Singapore...
Surprise! Surprise!
about 80% of those i asked (i asked about 10) they are fully booked or left with 1 slot!
WHAT??!! So fast??!! Singaporeans are Kiasu!!
probably because its the holiday period...
and because they offer really gorgeous designs with affordable price
i'm like rushed to quickly decide and confirm and book...

so here's my pick out of those who responded of their availability..

Estheme 's Porfolio (about $3K)

  I really like it that they do not have a standard design for the pelamin...but...they instead most of the ideas come form the bride and groom themselves... (

SID Events and Wedding Service (about $4k)

I'm really impressed that they provide FULL decor for the venue, their high pelamin ceiling and the chiavary chairs....the chairs really transform the whole look...BUT...its a little bit over my budget...unless anyone is willing to give me 1K to top it up...haha...

waiting for replies from a few more vendors before i make my booking and pay my deposit...please reply fast!! before the slots are taken!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Muslimah Wedding Dress

just providing some eye-candy here...

I know the dresses are way over my budget..
BUT they are all GORGEOUS!!!
I love..i love..i love them all..

to those who can afford to buy them...
please do!
All the gowns are for sale...made-to-measure and include the hijab, veil and hijab accessories.


The Date

I guess...more or less we have decided about the date...
Abi had a discussion with his family..
I had a discussion with mine..
seems like we do not have a problem with the proposed date...
just waiting to re-confirm and finalise

and being a hot date....hmmm...wonder if i could get the vendors i wanted...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Went window shopping for winter wear (for Seoul Trip) and chanced upon Clarks heels...
tried them on...
super comfy!!! its like a second skin...
DEFINITELY settling for Clarks!! :D

takde Clarks sale ke???

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Clarks for Ladies

shoes galore!!!!!i'm loving it!
Tempest Heat

Tempest Sun

Indigo Teacup by Clarks

all the designs...very ME!!!...:D
i want them all!!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Browsing for Shoes

When it comes to shoes....comfort is number 1!

So Abi suggested Clarks....

His Clarks Original Desert Track

I still have not decided whether to get flats or heels.

Hers Clarks Bombay Lights
 Originals Desert Track (Womens)
Diamond Twinkle

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Shopper Totes

I'm a backpack-big bags-kinda-girl and this is the first time in 25years of my life that i went out to window-shop for handbags.
Doubted that i would find anything suitable but i just dragged myself anyway...along with best friend, Sri (Thank you darling).
Headed to Orchard after work (best bet cos u can find EVERYTHING in Orchard and anyway, we wanted to look for some other toys for Akil's presents and CDs/cameras for Oppa's present.if not,i don't think i would even be there at all.haha.).
When we reached Orchard, we were still kinda clueless about where to go..what to look for and we just wandered aimlessly, in and out of malls just scanning through the gazillion bags which comes in so many different brands, sizes,shapes,colours but none of those captured my attention to even go near and touch it.
I noticed some other shoppers carrying bags from popular brands but....i was telling myself.."Why pay so much for those branded stuff which everyone else is carrying and there's nothing special about the design anyway.They all look the same."
And then.........we saw these bags by Marc and Jacobs(was actually drawn to the shop because of their beautifully designed jackets and coat.:P). Nice, sleek leather bags in simple no nonsense colours and designs....i like quite a few designs but the price tag was about $700 and above (still within budget but...i wouldn't want to spend that much on the bags).
Browsed around some more...until finally....we saw this DKNY tote.

It's big..enough for me to fit in my "thrash" haha, it's simple and the design and size fits me. Sri said she can even picture me carrying it even in jeans and tshirt.The best thing is...price tag: about $500.yeay!I tried it on..looked at myself in the mirror and i love it!

Even when we proceeded to other mall..the bag still caught my eye and it was like screaming "BUY ME!NOW!"
Of cos i didn't but the bags there and then but now...i know what kind of bag i want for myself! :D

DKNY Shopper Totes!!!!! :D

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Colour wheel

step 1: where is my colour wheel?
Step 2: intial chosen colour = green + pink
Step 3: decide main colour = green (although i love is out cos Abi doesnt like it)
Step 4: eliminate distraction
Step 5: additional shades of pink and green (white will obviously be there...and orange to accentuate and blend)

 Step 6: sample

Now...the final question is....this range of colour will suit most skintone right?
Kak Ayin...hope this helps....let's work around these colours?how about that?