My Wedding

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wedding cheats

Ok hari tu, i janji to do a post on how i saved money for my wedding, so i can have spare for my reception...

i shall go straight to the point.

1) wedding at dewan komuniti

sewa dewan komuniti is always less then RM 2k, meaning if you rent 1 hari everyone boleh selesa dalam dewan. kalau buat dekat rumah, mmg best (our house depan main road, mmg confirm tak boleh tutup jalan), tapi cost untuk canopy can be mahal. for RM 2000 boleh dapat 4 khemah je maximum. That is why, i say if buat wedding at dewan komuniti can be very money saving, and the best part, dapat aircond sekali.

2) tables and chairs

to maximise tables and chairs, i used square tables instead of round. and sewa meja square lagi murah dari meja bulat. For myself, i mmg prefer square table, i have never liked meja bulat, sbb limit dia either 8 or 10 orang..sbb my family besar, kalau the whole family pergi wedding/makan2, family kitorang sure kena seperate meja, and i hate that. If square table, all of us can sit together.

Besides that, i didn't use any chair ribbon, because my decorator mentioned that chair ribbon, is unnecessary,  sbb tak perlu sangat pun for deco. so i actually save a few hundered sbb tak guna chair ribbons. my decorator mentioned, keep the chairs all white nanti nampak kemas and bersih...sebab he said kalau guna plastic chairs, nanti ribbon senang jatuh, senget, keromot, and nanti the whole place nampak tak kemas


3) decor

now of course, masa awal2, tak terfikir langsung nak buat gazebo tgh2 hall.. i wanted to do the deco on the stage, sbb tinggi nanti ramai orang nampak. But my mum suggested buat tgh2 dewan, buat platform so boleh duduk to nikah. My decorator suka the idea sbb, dapat save money, tak payah buat laluan and everything, lepas tu, kalau buat deco tgh dewan  everyone akan concetrate kat tgh dewan sahaja, plus he said ramai orang selalu segan nak naik pelamin utk ambil gambar sebab kat atas pentas, end up gambar orang selalu ambil kat laluan/or gerbang masuk je. so he said, kalau buat tgh2 dewan orang tak malu sangat nak pergi pelamin ambil gambar.

lepas tu, i remembered ayat2 cinta and loved the idea nikah tgh dewan. after that we came up with the idea, of building a gazebo tgh tgh dewan. dcorator cakap, stage tak payah guna, then dewan tak nampak kosong, sbb its a nikah, guest tak ramai macam kenduri walimah..

and i tanya pulak pasal centrepiece, he said tak payah pun takpa but if nak, just buat kecil2 pun ok....sbb org tak pandang sangat meja, poeple will just concentrate on the gazebo.
4) food

i think this is paling penting. of course ramai suka buat wedding yg hidang guna dome. But kalau buat buffet, boleh save half the harga, Kalau buffet, boleh dapat biasa from RM 15/person. so kalau invite 300 orang, baru RM 4500 ribu.. the best part kalau buat at dewan komuniti, you boleh panggil mana2 caterer, dia takda caterer yg u mesti guna..alhamdulillah...

5) centrepiece

ok, for centrepiece, i put chocolate dates, with small flower posy and wedding favour. Jadi with all this, meja square panjang2 tu dah tak nampak kosong alhamdulillah. chocolate dates, i just put on doily paper atas cardboard keras, yg u boleh beli mana2 supermarket and tak mahal. centrepiece, i mintak Merisik gallery tolong buatkan, ohh i suka sgt the flower combo, matching with my pink deco and eustoma hand bouquet.

final results for table deco

6) hantaran

saving money on hantaran, gave us a lot more money to be spent elsewhere like our honeymoon...

7) photographer

"spend within your means" this is something yg both my parents remind us all the time...for photographer the biggest way to save is to take a package only with soft copy, tak masuk album, because album is always a huge portion of the payment. and then after the wedding you can custom your own album according to your taste, there are some easy software available nowadays like photobook.or you can print out pictures in different sizes, and keep them in the wedding album.

but like i mentioned, this is only suitable for those who are looking to save money...For those with unlimited budget, i think all this rules does not apply...hheehhe

Thats all for now, if ada any questions, do email me, i will be more than happy to help, inshaAllah.

wassalam, 

sabby

22 comments:

PurPLe LaDy AiFA said...

good sharing sabby! i pun mula2 nk letak ribbon dekat skirting, later x jd sbb x semua vendor kt kuching sediakan that things. i p0on prefer square tables sbb lebih mesra tetamu, tp my mum x mau pulak. =S

nizabeba said...

thanx for sharing sab...cant wait for your reception..hehe =p

My Journey said...

hehe...dont worry dear, pujuk sikit2...while many thinks its kampung style, fyi, most royal dinner uses long square table.

round table is practice alot among the chinese sbb they have benda kat tgh yg boleh pusing pusing...

Ainul said...

less than 2k sewa dewan.murah sgt la tu.dah la dewan tu best & ada aircorn.sgt la berbaloi

BuTtErFlyInFraMe said...

vote for photobook jugak..hehee.. i tgk price dia pun ok, murah... :)

the miss bride-to-be said...

oh my i didnt know kalau pakai dewan komuniti sbnrnya lg murah. sigh. if only i tahu awal2. :(

My Journey said...

niza: thanks dear, inshaAllah lagi 1 month plus..i also cannot wait.. i miss being a bride..hehee


ainul: price nak sewa RM 800 je +aircond, masuk carpet RM 600. mmg harga berpatutan

alena:yes, best kan harga dia, esp bila diorg buat promotion...and quality dia cantik..hari tu we all buat for our family gathering picture, gambar dia clear, and service diorg very good.

hana yoriee said...

hantaran not necessarily to be exclusive and expensive kan??hurmm..the life after marriage yg perlu kita fikirkan..lagi byk perlukan duit..n including honeymoon!! hehe..

My Journey said...

hana, i couldnt agree more..after kahwin. then we realise so many things we have to spend on, house, car, food etc..ohh and esp when a baby comes...

The Spasmodic Scribbler said...

Thanks a lot for sharing Sab! I agree on to spend less by choosing not to use chair ribbons. To me that's unnecessary too. I like it that the chairs look all white. So neat and nice.

Oooh..and I so agree about that hantaran part. I only wanted 7-5 for the nikah but you knowlah, orang2 tua. I didn't want anyting except for a ring, Al-Quran and a good cook book but his mother went ballistic over it. She said must have handbag, must have toiletries, must have watch etc..Really, it's up to the girl right? Tapi sebab tak nak appear to be rude, I just went along with what his mother wants anyway. Afterall, I need her blessings too.

papaYA said...

Sab....
My eldest sis compliments your nikah concept. Pastu dia tanya, have u planned all this since u were 5 macam Monica Geller. :B
I said Nah, she's just a good event manager.

p/s: I think U should consider to step into wedding business :)

Queen W said...

Sab..believe it or not..I'm doing all the above=p hehe..later when I wanna post my version of wedding cheats, i just paste ur link je..heheh *kidding*

bride2wife said...

sab, i spent soo much for the canopies :( kdg2 regret rasa..u saved alot, and u got the aircond!!..sob..sob

♥ Fuchsia ♥ said...

yes, that's very saving indeed. apapun, dari dulu smpai skrang i memang admire your pelamin tu sab. veri d ayat2 cinta nih ^-^

Nurulhuda|Adlie said...

cheat, mcm main gama kan cheat2 ni.. :) ill reveal mine soon, after wedding, haha.. it may look pretty less and common to people but to us in our heart thats the way we want it to be..

Sha Pattinson said...

wahhh sangat brilliant idea u ..tak sangka banyak save budget kat sane kan ..hikss ..lovely wedding also simple tapi nampak sweet n class!!

Moose said...

i totally agree on the centerpiece part. i'm planning of DIY mine je. put few fresh flowers into mason jars, tu je. and that mason jars are the jars we collected. and for hantaran, we only give what we need,things that we actually need and going to use. though i don't really need a new handbag but since my fiance's mom insisting on giving me one, so what to do kan? we have to find balance, give and take.

pjOyrawks said...

wow..thank u for sharing! i totally agreed on the hantaran part.. keep on sharing ye:)

[ Hanie ] said...

hee kalau sab keluarkan entri ni sblom my wedding, sure akan jadikan panduan :D hehe

aida said...

sapa buat pelamin u tu sab darling?

Deanna Aziz said...

dear, u nikah kat dewan mana ni ya? thanks if u inform...kat i...

Deanna Aziz said...

Boleh saya thu inn dewan kat mana?