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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Got good news for my wedding favors!

bestnye bestnye..... semalam while i was at work, terjumpa la seorang dealer for stationaries for my workplace... berbual punya bual, he asks about my upcoming event... i pun gatal2 laa tanya tentang paper bags ...personalised ones. wah...rupanya dia boleh bagi harga murah! beg kertas medium sized dengan satu favor dalamnya...boleh buat ikut budget, nak seringgit?2 ringgit? 3 ringgit per bag with favors? isyh bestnya ada kawan2...

and more good news about hantaran, seorang rakanku juga telah menyarankan ada sorang kakak tu buat gubahan hantaran cuma 5 ringgit per dulang and makan beradab 5 ringgit per dish...isyh...i love my friends..untuk diri yang tak ramai sedara mara...rakan2ku banyak menolongku untuk plan my wedding dengan budget... matlamat terakhir... cari cupcake di daerahku...cupcake yang comel2.... bila tu ku dapat siap lah initial preparation untuk wedding ku....yang lain2 terpaksa tunggu duit! haha

Monday, August 25, 2008

Kursus Kahwin

Abangku dah sebut2 nak pergi kursus kawin, alamak...ku belum terpikir nak pergi...hihi.... pelik sikit tentang kursus kawin ni, lain negeri lain rate nya, lain sistemnya...ku di selatan ni, dengarnya dah rm100! aduh tulaa....masa zaman Uni dulu ada offer murah untuk mahasiswa taknak pergi, nak pergi dengan bakal suami lah apelah.... sekarang...kerana komitmen masa dan kerja, dah ada bakal suami pun takkan dapat pergi sekali punya la...kena pergi sendiri...padan muka.... lepas tu...tentang cek darah.... beberapa negeri je mengamalkan sistem ni padahal bagus sebenarnya, bukan apa, kalau pergi buat full medical check up pun bagus kan... untuk masa depan bersama juga....
kebanyakan rakan2 ku kata semasa kursus kahwin, yang tak bestnya, ramai sangat yang muda2...terasa tua sangat kami ni kahwin! hmmm..sama la...ku antara paling lambat di antara geng2 ku..dah jodoh... tapi ku bersyukur juga kahwin lambat sikit, dah puas melalui hidup bujang, merasa suka-duka cinta, berkawan...berjalan2...ish.... dah cukup dah menyimpan memori indah... baru la takkan ada ayat

"menyesal aku kawin awal, tak macam ko D, boleh jalan2 kesini sana, aku ni nak bejalan ape, anak kena kelek ni ha,"

so ku dah puas, dah bosan pun hidup sorang, ku pun nak kelek anak juga! tapi apa pun! pergi kursus kahwin dulu yek...

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Planning Your Wedding Budget

Author: James Calvin


Money is the number one thing that married couples fight about. But do you realize that the tension surrounding money begins long before the happy couple say 'I do?' Wedding costs can rapidly escalate out of control which is why it's so important to begin the planning by devising a realistic budget. And once you've got the numbers crunched, it's equally important that you both stick to the budget.



And while a wedding budget doesn't sound all that glamorous, it doesn't have to be a bad thing. In fact, planning your wedding without a budget is almost guaranteed to land you into serious financial debt. What's the key to success? As it will be throughout your marriage, open, honest, two-way communication is an absolute must.



Newly-engaged couples must talk about how each envisions his and her special day. Women work on the assumption that guys don't care about the details but that's not always true. It is, after all, the man's big day, too and he has a family to please as well.



Once the excitement of the engagement wears off, go somewhere quiet and talk about what's important to each of you in regards to your wedding day. Listening to your partner's opinion is as important as talking so be sure to do both. Then, make a list of what you both want (to arrive in a horse-drawn carriage, lobster, renaissance theme, color scheme, etc.) and what are absolute necessities (for example a photographer, caterer, rings, etc.). You're going to use this information when it's time to allocate your budget.



Once you both have an idea of what's important, it's time to crunch the numbers. You've got to determine how much money is available now (for example, in savings accounts, stocks/bonds, real estate, trust funds), how much you'll have to commit to saving from your regular income streams, and how much you can realistically expect others to kick in. Depending on how far out the actual wedding date is you may want to consider opening a higher-interest bearing account for the money so that it can earn interest.



When considering what others may be able to put towards the cause it's really important that you don't make unrealistic demands. Take whatever others are willing to contribute graciously and try not to belabor the issue. Getting angry or disappointed in the amounts you are being given isn't a very mature way of handling the situation.



When you know where the money's coming from and how much is coming, you'll know how much you'll be able to spend. Now make another list of all wedding-related expenses and allocate a dollar amount or the percentage you're willing to spend next to each item. This will help when you're actually contracting for these services. Remember that if you exceed your budgeted amount in one category, you'll have to scale back another so your budget will stay balanced. Because budgeting is so very important for most couples, you'll find that wedding budget worksheets, software and other tools are available everywhere, so go find one and start using it right now!




Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/marriage-articles/planning-your-wedding-budget-13038.html



About the Author:

Finally! James Calvin has released A Simple, Step-By-Step Guide To Throwing The Most Unforgettable, Wedding - And How You Can Literally Save Thousands In The Making Of YOUR Wedding! Go to http://www.WeddingSavings4U.com NOW.

How to stick to a wedding budget?

aduhla..... wedding ni nanti wedding ku atau orang lain? seriously ku ni...nakla ada budget bila kawin nanti.... ni serious ni! ku nanti fikirkan kehidupan masa esok hari... lagi satu.... pasangan ku bukan orang berada... (ku lagi laa tak berada...berperada hanya kekadang mengada2 adala...haha) bila cerita pasal wedding invitation for example, bila ku cakap "alaaaa yang fotostat sudahla" ada kena sound dengan rakanku...takkan u nak fotostat je...tak class... or... bila cakap nak yang sekeping je...alah..macam postcard tu... kena sound lagi... iyshh....tu kad kawin kedekut tu...

alahai.... macamana nak berbudget ni... isyhh..tu belum masuk cerita tentang baju atau pelamin...atau photographer... tell you the truth..memangla orang lain cakap kawin ni sekali je..tapi ku ni tak macam orang lain sangat la perasaan... ikut ati nak nikah kat masjid pakai t shirt pastu bagi makan orang ...dah..abih cerita... kehkehkeh .... tapi tu lah...idup di kalangan masyarakat ni..buat pelik sikit sah ku kena cap kawin express! dah ehem-ehem.... mati ..... kesian pulak kat mak ku... tapi ku rasa ku akan berkeras...stick to the budget!! jangan risau.... kad tetap ada...pelamin pun ada...pengantin tetap pakai baju lawa..... cuma tu la...berpada2 kot...jangan terpengaruh dengan perkahwinan artis! atau yang dalam majalah2! yang nanggung utang karang bukan korang! yang penting impian ku untuk hidup bersama dengan abangku tercapai.... hmm.... mana nak cari sponsor bunga telur...? teeeheeeheee....

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Long Distance Relationship - Advice on Dos and Don'ts


By Alex Chew




Throughout our experience working with long distance relationship couples, we had discovered that there are lots of thing that we must do and as well as refrain from doing in order to survive the relationship. Below are some of the advices that we have compiled over the years. Although they may look simple but when it comes to the actual execution, it may take more than your effort and discipline. It is your desire to survive the relationship that makes the most impact in writing the outcome of your distance relationship. Consider some of the below do and don’t list and together with your desire, I am pretty sure you are able to conquer your distance relationship with ease and fun.



Do’s



1) Establish an effective communication channel

The very first thing that you must do in a long distance relationship is to establish an effective communication channel. Most people will think that telephone is the most convenient mode of communication but apart from the telephone services, there are some other alternative you can use. Instant messenger, emails, VOIP phone and conventional mails can be very effective if you know how to use them. Each of the communication channels has its own advantages and disadvantages and therefore you must start to explore each of them to enhance your communication experience.



2) Plan to meet each other

There is nothing more important than planning to meet each other again at an interval of time throughout the period of your long distance relationship. This will help both you and your partner to catch up with each other over the things that you cannot do while apart. The anticipation of seeing each other again will always give you the excitement, hope and as well as eliminating the lonely feeling in your LDR.



3) Build hobby that you can both share

By building and keeping a hobby, both of you will have something to discuss and work on throughout your distance relationship. Finding something to do online can be quite interesting judging from its speed and reach ability but never leave out conventional hobby as well because you do not need to have your partner’s physical present to share a hobby.



4) Surprise your partner

Occasionally surprise you partner with cards, gifts, letter and flower out of their expectation apart from your normal correspondence. Put your imagination to use and your partner will be sure to love your effort in keeping them happy. Sending the unexpected gifts to your partner will always spice up your distance relationship regardless how far your partner may be.



5) Capture and share that interesting moment

Throughout the period of your LDR, you can always capture some interesting moment of yours by exchanging photos, video clips and as well as audio recording. This will indirectly keep your partner informed on what has happen in your life despite the physical distance.



Don’ts



1) Settle for a temporary replacement

One of the mistakes that a distance relationship couple often make is to settle for a temporary replacement when their partner is not physical around. By letting a third party into your life, you will not only put your distance relationship to risk but you will also break the mutual trust and agreement that you make. Although it may not be done intentionally but this type of mistake will be very costly to your long distance relationship.



2) Take the relationship lightly

The absence of your partner does not give you the license to dictate and manipulate the relationship. You must remember that, your partner has their own right to participate in any decision making toward the well being of your relationship regardless where there are. A long distance relationship is also as important as a normal relationship and your partner has their own right to be treated fairly.



3) Wait and see attitude

Most of the failures in distance relationship that we observed are contributed by the wait and see attitude of the couples themselves. This was caused by the insecurity of the couple as they do not think that the LDR will work but at the same time they do not want to put a stop to the relationship. Let me tell you this, if you plan to have this kind of attitude, refrain from walking into one at the first place because both you and your partner will suffer in the relationship. In a LDR, both partners must be committed and proactive in bringing the relationship to a higher level.



4) Suspicion

There are no rooms for suspicion in a long distance relationship. In order for you to survive your distance relationship, you must learn to trust your partner whole heartedly. A single suspicion will break the bond you have for each other and it is a beginning of the end if you start to suspect your partner at any point of your LDR. Although it is easier said than done but trust me, if your partner is apt to do something unfaithful to you, they will still do it under your nose. Therefore there is no need for you to create such unnecessary stress in your LDR.



5) Succumb to negative comment on LDR

Couples in distance relationship always make a mistake by believing that LDR do not work. The negative impression you have in LDR will eventually hunt you down and destroy your relationship if you choose to listen to the negative comment. Therefore, once you have decided to enter into a long distance relationship, you must learn to believe that your relationship will work. I knew it because I had successfully conquered my own distance relationship due to the reason that I am not influence by any of the bad comments I received.




Alex Chew is an avid believer of Long Distance Relationship. He has been actively involved in helping distance couples on their journey through his research works and books. He is also the webmaster of http://www.perfect-relationship.com and the author of Manage Your Way to A Perfect Distance Relationship e-book.



Copyright © 2005 Alex Chew & Perfect-Relationship.com. All right Reserved.



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long distance relationship

long-distance relationship are hard....

memang seronok bila memikirkan yang pasangan kita takkan cepat bosan.... because to tell you the truth? men are simple creatures... dia memang cepat bosan, kita pun kalau hari2 tengok benda sama akan bosan... dengan PJJ (percintaan jarak jauh) rindu sentiasa di hati.... tapi...kekadang ku jeles juga tengok pasangan keluar makan hari2 bersama2...yang ku boleh buat cuma call saja.... peh nasib baik CELCOM adakan 1+3 plan, bolehla bercinta sakan.... yelah... free call...24 hrs a day.... ku rasa inilah antara sebabnya kami boleh bertahan....takda alasan tak call! tentang wedding preparations? hmmm nak tak nak memang kena fikir semuanya sendiri...tapi bagus juga...i get to choose what i want! remember pengantin lelaki cuma accessory! haha.... jahat.... at least i get to see him once a month.... terpikir pula wives of men yang kerja kat plantar minyak tu, or sailors, or teachers yang kena mengajar sorang utara sorang selatan, ni kira ok la kan ku dan abangku share the same state! cuma daerah je berbeza, so hey.....life's not so bad... well then...on to the WEDDING PREPARATIONS! God give me strength.... yaaaarghs....

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

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How To Choose The Wedding Ring Of Your Dreams

Author: Andy Moquin


You've chosen the engagement ring of your dreams as well as the person of your dreams, now you have to choose a ring that compliments these choices. Selecting a wedding ring that matches your style and tells the world..."I'm taken and this rings proves it!" is no easy task. Especially since there are so many different choices for wedding rings today. To add to the challenge is the need to find a ring that looks just as beautiful as your engagement ring.



For the Gals



Once you've received your engagement ring you'll have much time to stare and daydream about a wedding band as equally beautiful as the ring he professed his love for you with. Our experience tells us that brides are very concerned about finding a perfect match and won't settle for anything that will detract or overpower the engagement ring. So it is crucial that a ring is chosen that has similar design elements as your engagement ring and fits nicely against it. Today's engagement ring designs can be quite elaborate which is great but it creates the problem of finding a nicely matched engagement ring. Unfortunately many jewelers don't have matching wedding rings available for their engagement rings although, you should always check with the jeweler your ring came from first to see if they have one available. What we've seen most is the difficulty in finding a ring that looks like it was made for your engagement ring and while not having spaces between the wedding band and the engagement ring. There are 3 approaches to solving these problems when choosing your wedding ring.



First Approach - Choosing a band that looks good with your ring but not alone



If you've received a ring that has multiple diamonds or has an intricate and unique design you may have experienced a problem finding a band. In an effort to get your wedding ring to fit together you may choose a contoured ring, or a wrap. A contoured ring is a band that has been specially designed to gently curve to the contoured profiles of today's most popular engagement ring styles. Unfortunately, a contoured ring will not look good on its own and if you plan on wearing your wedding ring on it's own you may be displeased with the way it looks by itself. If you are most concerned about a perfect fit against your engagement ring and won't wear the wedding band alone then a contoured ring may be best for you.



If you have a solitaire engagement ring and you would like to spruce it up with your wedding ring then a wrap could be great. A wrap is designed to fit nicely around your diamond and over the top of the sides of your ring. Most designs have a series of diamond or gemstone accents set with rounds, princess cuts and baguettes. There are many choices to choose from and most people are successful at choosing a wrap that works will with their ring. There are 2 important things to consider with a wrap; most wraps won't fit perfectly out of the case, and wraps can't be worn by themselves. With slight adjustments to the wrap most of them will fit nicely on your engagement ring. Make sure you choose a jeweler who has a skilled jeweler in house to do the work for you.



Second Approach - Choosing a band that looks great alone but does not have an exact fit



Some solitaires have an area on the side where the head meets the ring that protrudes out and prevents the wedding ring from resting against the engagement setting. If you choose a traditional straight band because you want to wear it alone you may have problems with the band hitting against the head. This will create spacing and between both ring and you may become annoyed with that. It's a trade off at this point, you'll have to decide what is more important to you and only you can make that decision. You can circumvent that by choosing a wedding ring that has a low profile to it and allow for the wedding ring to rest slightly below the head minimizing spacing. Channel bands are a great choice in this situation because they generally have a low profile to allow for a proper fit. A channel band also looks fantastic when worn alone.



Third Approach - When all else fails make a custom ring



In some situations you'll never find a wedding band that looks good with your engagement ring. When this happens some people elect to have a custom designed wedding ring made. Custom work allows you to have a say in what the wedding ring will look like and ca give you the best of all worlds. Most custom work begins with you describing to a jeweler what it is that you want out of a wedding ring. You then have the opportunity to share the things that you like about your engagement ring and the jeweler can explain to you how he will compliment those features on your ring. Some jewelers will sketch a concept for you then create a prototype to see as a wax model. More advanced jewelers will use a computer aided design tool to create an image for you to see on a computer screen. The wax model will demonstrate the fit and accuracy of the wedding ring with your engagement ring. It can also be altered with great ease and without incurring added costs. You should be very careful when choosing a jeweler to make you a custom ring because as with any craft there are skilled experts and there are hacks. There is nothing worse than investing hard earned money on something that is poorly made or that improperly interprets your desires. A good rule of thumb is to ask to see a portfolio of the jewelers work or ask to speak to the goldsmith personally to get a feeling of his aptitude for custom work.



For the Guys



Men are not used to wearing rings or jewelry for that matter so the thought of wearing a wedding ring scares them. For some men it is uncomfortable and other men are concerned the ring may look girly or not masculine enough. If careful consideration takes place there should be no problem in finding a wedding ring that works with your active lifestyle and fits with your personality. Today there is a wide array of metals choices and styles available and you are sure to find a wedding ring that will satisfy all your needs.



One option you may consider is ordering your ring with a comfort fit. This will provide a soft smooth feel when wearing the ring while making the ring more durable. Creating a slight dome using metal on the inside of the ring where the finger is placed forms a comfort fit. This dome softens the edges of the ring so nothing digs into the finger; it also prevents much of the metal on the inside of the ring from coming in contact with the finger.



Your lifestyle should be taken in account when choosing a metal type for your wedding ring. If you work with your hands and don't plan on taking your ring off then you may choose the harder metals available like titanium or tungsten. Titanium is very lightweight, comfortable to wear and holds up well over time. Tungsten is the hardest metal on the planet and is basically scratch proof. The finish should also be considered when finalizing your decision; most wedding ring styles are available in multiple finishes. Some finishes hold up better than others under harsh conditions. A heavy brush or stone finish will show less wear and most scratches will not be easily seen. On the other hand a satin finish or a sand blasted finish will highlight even the smallest of scratches. Have your jeweler demonstrate the different finishes to you before you make your final decision.



If you don't work with your hands or you don't think you'll damage the ring then you make want to consider some of the more precious metals available. White gold, yellow gold, platinum, and palladium offer a much richer look than the hard metals. You'll also find a much greater selection of wedding ring styles to choose from in the precious metal family because they are more malleable and easier to craft. You'll also have the added benefit of owning a ring that is more valuable because of the precious metal content.



Take care when selecting the finger size to order your wedding ring in. Many people lose their wedding rings in the ocean while on their honeymoon. This occurs because men are not used to wearing rings so they go with a more loose fit because they think it will feel more comfortable. The ring is too big and then it slips off in the surf. The truth is that a ring will bother you less when it fits more snug then when it is too big. When the ring is too big it will constantly be turning on your finger and this will bother you. If the ring is snug you will notice less turning and the snug fit will prevent you from loosing it. To determine the proper finger size use a ring sizer that is the same width as the ring you are ordering. If you use a finger sizer that is 2.5mm wide and your wedding ring is 7mm there will be a difference in the type of fit. This will cause you to pick an incorrect finger size. Remember that a little tighter is always better than a littler looser.



Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/women's-issues-articles/how-to-choose-the-wedding-ring-of-your-dreams-155418.html



About the Author:

Andy Moquin has spent 20 years in the jewelry business buying and selling over $20,000,000 in diamonds, engagement rings and custom designed jewelry. He as traveled to Belgium and Israel to work with international diamond dealers and works as an advisor for http://www.dbcdiamonds.com, an international consortium of diamond dealers. His experience in jewelry business has become invaluable to consumers and business owners. He can be contacted at andrew@andrewsjewelers.com or http://www.andrewsjewelers.com

Mission Impossible 2- the perfect wedding ring

how can you know which wedding ring is the perfect one for you?

pening ku memikirkan hal ni.... nak emas or emas putih? platinum? (haha berangannya laaa) lepastu...ada batu or kosong? diamond or russian? for the other well-to-do bride and bridegrooms ni takdehal.... asal selera..pilihjela... nak dari jenama diamond apa pun...pak habib ke tuan poh kong ke.... ms tiffany ke.... haha..
untukku? jangan nak berangan ye..... pikir bajet.....jangan lupa dengan bajet....nak idup bukan untuk hari kawin je.....ku taknaklaaaa berhutang sampai bercucu.....

abangku kata nak beri juga 3 cincin...risik, tunang and nikah, ku tak kesah....orang bagi...kita pakai..! tapi kemudian bincang punya bincang nikah bagi gelang kot....asik cincin je..... ku ni dahlaaaa tak minat nak pakai barang kemas! tanyalah rakan2ku...cuma ada rantai pusaka je dileher....tak pernah reti nak pakai gelang ke cincin ke...isyh....rimaslaaaa.... tapi....nak kawin kenala ada buktikan? yeke?

this is to my readers (if any)

i will definitely try as hard as i can to update this blog and scour the internet finding articles of interest to me and to anyone else. i do hope i can help and also connect with other people using this blog. i do sincerely say that i love all things about weddings and would like to share all about weddings with other people


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Monday, August 18, 2008

Wedding Loans Can Extend a Helping Hand

Wedding Loans Can Extend a Helping Hand



Author: Jasmine Vadera


Wedding is the heavenly bliss that is showered on you. It is not just the bonding of a couple, but the bonding of two families, their traditions and the cultures also. It is one of the most special days in the life of a person. In fact, it is the day of commitment that calls for everlasting relationships. What happens if you do not have enough money to make the best arrangements? A beautifully planned wedding is the perfect gift for your better half. Wedding loans are the schemes meant for such couples, who do not have enough money to arrange a beautiful wedding.



Wedding loans are meant to help you in spending lavishly on your wedding day. Be it the wedding day or reception, decorations, music and food court has to be marvelous. After all, it is the one time affair and you would like to give it a graceful celebration. With the enough cash at your disposal, you can go for best hotel or banquet hall as a venue, best florist for decorations and best disc jockey for music. Wedding loans are the best option for couples that are running out of money for their big day. Wedding loans can also be taken for booking best honeymoon package. After all, you would like to take you beloved to the heavenly place.



Taking wedding loans actually depends on your needs and requirements. Usually it happens that people are not able to arrange a memorable wedding party because of shortage of money. Wedding loans acts as a helping hand in availing appropriate money for you to arrange the best wedding get-together for yourself and your partner. No matter what aspect of your wedding is concerned, wedding loans helps to a great extent.



wedding loans can be taken in exchange of a security or without the security also. Loans taken in exchange of a security are called secured wedding loans. Such wedding loans are given in exchange of a security that has higher value than the loan. The interest rates on such types of loans are relatively lower than the other loans. You are given a certain time period to repay the loan. If the loan is not repaid in that time frame, then the security is sold to recover the loan. It is always better for you to take a limited amount of loan so that you can repay the amount at the appropriate time.



If you don't have anything to put up as security in exchange for the wedding loans, then you need not to worry. Such couples can take unsecured wedding loans. Usually, the unsecured wedding loans come with higher interest rates then secured loans. Still, it is always better to have something rather than nothing. You can repay the wedding loans in monthly or quarterly installments. Moreover, it is always better to repay the loans in time to save yourself from further problems. Wedding loans are taken not just to celebrate the wedding party; it is also taken to celebrate the traditions.



Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/loans-articles/wedding-loans-can-extend-a-helping-hand-62648.html



About the Author:

Jasmine Vadera is a highly qualified wedding loan consultant. She can be your best mate in solving the money matters. She works for weddingLoans as a loan consultant and takes care of the different types of loans required for arranging a memorable wedding. You can check out the information of Wedding loans,cheap wedding loans,bad credit wedding loans at www.weddingloans.co.in

how to make money for my wedding

How do you find the money to have weddings?

entahlah.... bila kufikir...kesian juga pada abangku.... pening kepala dia pikir mana nak cari duit... tapi..itulah tugas seorang lelaki...bukan ku materialistic ye....tapi dengan mencari wang hantaran tu menunjukkan kesungguhan dia untuk memiliki kita as a wife.... tapi ku tak letak harga pada diriku...ku cuma kata.... abang carilah duit untuk kenduri....dapat cover budget kenduri cukuplah.... sebabnya..malang untuk diriku....kenduriku takda parents nak sponsor.... semua kena settle sendiri...so that is why my wedding kena budget la.... tapi i hope i can give the best to my guests..lagi2 in terms of food, benda lain ku tak kesah...photographer pro ke...baju 8, 10 persalinan ke.... pelamin kayu jati ke.... ku tak berminat sangat, anyway macam i discuss last post, yang paling penting apa ladies? food and favors! check out my other blog bout wedding favor ideas k?

personalized chocolate favors

Friday, August 15, 2008

Andaman and wedding consultants

Hari tu ku pergi ikut rakan2 ku ke pusat andaman pengantin... mereka nak pergi cari costume for a show..ku ikut je lah... hati teringin juga nak jenguk baju2 pengantin terkini, tapi tersegan sebab tarikh tak pilih lagi kan?

wow... kedai yang ku pergi tu agak besar juga, and paling penting, banyak contoh baju plus -size! eheh..tu paling penting tu ... memandangkan ku ni plus size...emmm package kedai tu offer 1500 with all the trimmings, baju macam2 helai and bilik tidur and pelamin and everything...which is not that bad... considering KL punya price is 2000 plus! kalau nak baju baru pun cuma add 200 so why not? alaaa... i dont need the trimmings.... i just need at least 2 dress and a pelamin...budget wedding la katakan.....

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

how do you NOT invite someone?

hmmm.. macamana ye untuk taknak jemput seseorang ke majlis kita? we have to admit, dalam hidup kita mesti ada seorang dua yang kita tak nak jemput.... tak kira la sedara ke... rakan sekerja ke... yang kadang-kadang kita rasa tak naklaaaa jemput dia.... kenapa tak nak jemput? masing2 adalah alasan kan.... issyhh kan majlis walimatul urus.... yelaaa.... tapi kadang2 tu memang tak nak dia datang lah... or...one more question... would you invite your ex?

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

tea or coffee wedding favours!

i just got the greatest idea!!

i've been reading articles on the net about wedding favors and ogling martha stewart's website for hours and hours and akhirnya ku jumpa the perfect wedding favor!

i am soooo in love with the idea of giving something useful or edible for a wedding favor instead of those dust-gatherers, menyemak rumah aku je (ayat ibuku... lagi sekali) alah you know, contohnya kipas lah, those porcelain swans lah, apelah...
so i think i will be giving a pouch filled with something to make tea with...example... 1 teabag, sri songket from boh i think, sebabnya dah cukup lawa dah, and maybe a packet of sugar and creme! or i can give coffee with sugar and creme... mmmmm... maybe even a little tiny spoon or for the VIPs.. a real teacup! isyh best juga kan?

sesiapa nak tiru idea ni...tiru la... bukan kita pergi the same wedding pun kan....haha

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today dalam mingguan malaysia, berita tentang maya karin's wedding... or eco wedding of the year.. she got married at tasik como italy (peh, artis je la kan bleh buat menda2 gitu) tapi what i want to mention here is her wedding invitation card! i fell in love with it! simple, buat sendiri, takda gambar takda hape. .. ikut cakap bakal adik ipar... kad kahwin kedekut! tapi hey..... now we can call it.... wedding invitation a la Maya Karin...a.k.a eco-friendly wedding card! and she will be having her reception at a forest no less! with guests wearing t shirts! how cool is that....hmmm....for me? dream on je la.... nak my mom mengaruk buat kenduri kawin ngarut2 ngarut camtu? (ayat my mom ye bukan ayat ku) i definitely going to go eco-friendly on my wedding! at least the wedding invitation.... nak jimat budget kan? let's go for cheap and saving the earth at the same time! win-win for everyone....

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Choosing the Most Appropriate Wedding Invitation



By P Greaves

As with every other aspect of weddings these days, it is no longer set in stone for wedding invitations to be traditionally designed and worded. Instead, they are now considered the perfect way to offer invitees a sneak peak into the unique personality of the bridal couple and an inviting glimpse into the character of the affair. In order to achieve this however, it is important that you choose the appropriate wedding invites.

Take a look at any offline or online store that creates wedding invitations and you will see that they stock a wide range in every style and color possible to suit all kinds of weddings. While this means todays bridal couples have an endless array to choose from, it also makes the task of choosing the right invitations that much more difficult.

How to Choose the Most Suitable Wedding Invitation

There are several different aspects of the wedding that you need to take into consideration when selecting your invitations. Some of the most important aspects include the tone of your wedding, the color scheme and the theme.

Tone of the Wedding - Are you planning an ultra formal reception hosted in a five-star hotel or is it a more casual barefoot-in-the-park affair? Not only are the style and design of formal wedding invites distinctly different from that of casual invites, even the wordings and the font of the wording are different.

Color Scheme of the Wedding - Though there are no laid down rules about designing wedding invites of any type, sending invitations that complement the wedding color theme is an unwritten rule that is followed by almost all bridal couples. Matching the color of wedding invitations to the d├ęcor ties in all the elements of the occasion and shows that you have taken the trouble to take care of the minutest details.

Theme of the Wedding - Are you having a themed wedding? Is it a Valentines Day wedding, a Christmas, beach, or Victorian wedding? Each theme has a distinctly different tone and the appropriate wedding invitations for each theme would give your guests a better idea of what to expect. Sending a shell- shaped, casually worded invite for a Valentines Day Wedding would set a jarring note to the whole event but instead would be perfect for a wedding that is actually being held on the beach.

When choosing the most appropriate wedding invitations you may also want to consider the season in which your big day will take place, the type of flowers you are having and whether or not you want to incorporate a specific religious or ethnic theme.

Choosing the most appropriate wedding invitations is an important part of achieving the right atmosphere; it in fact sets the tone of the whole wedding.

How NOT to Choose a Wedding Photographer



You have seen it on practically every wedding photographer's web page and in bridal magazines. It seems that everyone wants to give the bride and groom advice on how to choose a wedding photographer. Most of what I have read is sound and useful advice, but I thought it might be helpful to write an article that explores this in more detail. So lets look at the mistakes brides and grooms often make in choosing their photographer.

Over the past 25 years have had the opportunity to speak with well over a thousand engaged couples. I am always surprised by some of the criteria many of them use to choose their wedding photographer. Here are the top 7 mistakes I feel many brides and grooms make when selecting a photographer for their big day:

1. RELYING ON WEDDING VENDOR REFERRALS. This may be the worst mistake of them all. Many wedding vendors trade referrals with other wedding professionals with no real knowledge of the other's work. And yes, many times it's an honest referral based upon working a few weddings with one another. But how much can a DJ, for example, really know about the quality of a wedding photographer's work? Often times this type of referral is just based on the fact that the DJ has worked with the photographer at a number of events and liked him or her. Did the DJ ever see the final result? Did they see the wedding album? Probably not.

2. JUDGING A PHOTOGRAPHER BASED SOLELY ON A "GREATEST HITS" WEDDING ALBUM PORTFOLIO. There is nothing more misleading regarding a photographer's talent than looking at a sample wedding album that is a compilation of their best shots at 50 different weddings. An album such as this may be useful in understanding just how great an image they are capable of producing, but that's really all it tells you. Ask to be shown an album of one entire wedding from start to finish. A good wedding photographer should be able to produce a number of complete albums, which will give you a better idea of how your own wedding will be photographed. Virtually anybody with a decent camera can get one great shot per wedding!

3. PAYING TOO MUCH ATTENTION TO THE SALES PITCH. Every photographer can tell you great things about themselves and so they should. But in your initial wedding consultation, look for photographers who are interested in YOU. A good photographer will want to know the types of photography styles you are interested in and what you are looking for in a wedding photographer. A photographer who asks you lots of questions about your wedding and your preferences will probably also be more likely to listen to you and have a better sense of what you
want. If the wedding meeting is just one long lecture from the photographer, move on to the next photographer. Find someone who cares.

4. NOT ASSESSING THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S PERSONALITY. This is a biggie. You will spend the entire day with your photographer. If you don't get along with him or her, it can ruin what should be the happiest day of your life. Rude and bossy photographers can also cause problems with your guests. Find a photographer who is easy to talk to and who you can establish good rapport with.

5. CHOOSING "UNCLE BOB" TO SHOOT YOUR WEDDING! With digital cameras now in practically everyone's hands, there seems to be a lot more "wedding photographers" out there. The fact that a friend or relative is good with his new digital camera does not mean he can handle a wedding. And what about file backups? Does your family photographer know how to do a correct backup, or even have the proper computer hardware to do it? In my business, I bring a portable hard drive to every wedding and the images are uploaded and checked on the spot. When I get back to my studio, the images are uploaded to my main computer and then backed up on an external hard drive. Once that is complete, 2 back up DVD's are burned. Only then will I erase the cards I used for the wedding. You don't want your memories to go up in smoke along with a burnt out hard drive.

6. CARING ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHERS TYPE OF CAMERA EQUIPMENT. In this day and age, a photographer can make great images with any medium to high quality camera. Wedding photographers who spend an inordinate amount of time discussing the type of equipment they use may not be the right person for you. What you really want to know is what type of images they can produce and if they can show you plenty of samples. It's the final result that matters. If you are happy with what they show you and everything else checks out OK, you can assume their equipment is adequate for the task.

7. CONFUSION OVER PRICING. If you can't understand the pricing or packages, keep looking. Package pricing, if flexible, is the best way to go. It allows you to have a better idea of what your final bill will be. Ala carte pricing can confuse and be misleading. You may assume that something you though was included in their coverage costs extra. Like a wedding album! However, a photographer who only offers strictly structured packages should also be avoided. Ultimately, you want to find someone who will work within your budget and give you exactly what you want. If you don't see a package that fits your needs, ask the photographer to let you design your own.

This list was not intended to intimidate people in the market for a bay area wedding photographer. It should, however, help you understand what's important. Find a photographer with a style you prefer and who shows you images that you love. Use that initial consultation as a way to get to know your photographer and develop rapport. Talk to some former clients to get a sense of how the photographer behaved at the wedding. If everything looks good, you are ready to make your decision!

Mike Dubnoff is the owner of Dubnoff Wedding Photography and is one of the leading wedding photographers in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has photographed over 550 weddings.

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i know iknow.... this is very important! after all the kenduri is over.... inilah dia satu satunya bukti the day has happened kan?
im torn between nak memilih rakan sebagai photographer atau nak pilih pro...tapi pro costs money! tapi rakan ku? lawa ke? ntahlah....

Cheap & Inexpensive Wedding Favor Ideas



By Erica Tevis

Beautiful wedding favors don't have to cost a small fortune or be expensive! In fact, there are many inexpensive wedding favors to choose from on the wedding market today. Cheap wedding favors are great for the budget minded bride and are also great for weddings where you need to purchase wedding favors in large quantities and don't want to break the bank! Here is a list of some of the most reasonably priced, inexpensive, high quality wedding favors that you can get the most bang for your buck.

10) Candles - candle wedding favors come in all shapes and sizes, all themes and colors. There is definitely a candle within your budget which will work with your wedding theme. Be wary of scented candles though, if you place them on tables before the reception has started, the scent may be too overpowering for some guests. If they are scented, instruct your caterer to hand them out at dessert time. Some candles are priced higher than others, but many sites have at least some candle favors which are relatively low priced.

9) Guest Soaps & Sachets - available in many different shapes and scents, these scrumptious little goodies make wonderful additions to welcome baskets or guest bathrooms in your guests’ homes.

8) Key Chain Favors - a useful and practical favor, key chains make great gifts. Key chain favors emerged late 2005 wedding season and have continued to grow in popularity. Now available in many different themes, styles and colors - there is a key chain to suit almost everyone’s taste. Both men and women, young and old, will get use out of key chains. Affordably priced, most are under a dollar.

7) Bookmarks - Bookmarks, like key chains, are useful, practical and will not dent your budget. Again, this is a great unisex wedding favor - even children can use bookmarks.

6) Cookie Cutters - these may appeal to the women in the audience more than the men, but they are practical and inexpensive wedding favors. Print up your favorite recipe for cookies and attach for a personalized inexpensive favor.

5) Tea Favors - available in numerous designs, tea wedding favors are an inexpensive personalized favor option. For under a dollar each, your names and date can be printed on the glossy sealed pouch at no additional charge. A great favor for brunch, lunch, garden or tea themed events.

4) Personalized Poker Chips - a wonderful idea for a poker or Las Vegas theme wedding or for the poker enthusiast. Personalized poker chips are and inexpensive way to memorialize your day. These are so cute, your guests will be sure to keep them.

3) Eco-friendly plantable favors - seed packets, plantable fun shapes, and plantable bookmarks can be as low as a dollar on many websites. For a DIY idea, purchase a large bag of wildflower mix, some vellum envelopes or boxes, print up a small message that you can place inside and seal with ribbon, a bow or a sticker seal.

2) Place Card & Photo Frames - Let's face it; you need to display place cards (or seating assignment cards) so that your guests will know where to sit. Many place card frames include a place card inside, so you do not have the additional expense of purchasing a separate place card, and almost every household displays photographs. Place card frames are typically 2" x 3" – which is a perfect fit for your wallet sized thank you photo that you will send out. A double duty wedding favor which is practical and very affordable.

1)Candy and Edible Favors If you want something not only practical, but something everyone will enjoy, then consider candy and edible favors. Think Hershey kisses in a small bag or box, Hersehy miniatures on each table setting, Jordan almonds in tulle, colored M&Ms or jellybeans in a small mint tin, fortune cookies in take out boxes. First purchase your packaging – boxes, bags, mint containers all work well. Then find bulk candy, fill and enjoy! A simple favor that’s easy to make and affordable too!

Erica Tevis is the owner of Little Things Favors Little Things Wedding Favors . Visit them on the web and check out their large supply of wedding favors, including their section wedding favors under $1.00 for great inexpensive wedding favors.




ku gila wedding favors!



entahlah...ku tengah gila wedding favors! but all of it are sooo sooo expensive! so sibuk la cari cari idea dengan kawan-kawan... where do you find inexpensive wedding favors! satu cara ialah..cheap labor! haha ....ibuku...bukan aku ye....tengah belajar buat bakul dari newspaper! good idea huh?

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