• Peter Herman Photography. Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur styled shoot by The Wedding Notebook. www.theweddingnotebook.com
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    7 Pretty Seating Arrangements For Wedding Ceremony That Comply with the Malaysian Wedding SOP

    Here’s how to avoid having wedding photos that look like your guests are sitting in an examination hall, while still ensuring that they comply with the 1-metre apart seating requirements. Start with these ideas and work with your wedding planners and florists to come up with something you love. #01 Not aligning the chairs parallel to the stage A diagonal seating arrangement will look better in photos as it creates a visual effect of “closing the gap” in between chairs. Story: A Twilight-inspired Forest Wedding in Java, Indonesia by Iluminen Story: An Intimate Indoor Garden Wedding at Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur by Louis Gan Photography Story: White And Blush Pink…

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    Seating Arrangements: 10 Things Couples Tend To Overlook

    Photo by Bespoke Brides This post was written especially for couples who are planning big weddings in our region. A detailed guide to seating arrangements is in a separate post; this one is about the small things that are often overlooked when planning where and how your guests should be seated. #01 Consult your parents Ask your parents for their preference or traditions, for example, should the groom’s side of the family be on the left or right side of the ballroom? This will determine which side the groom’s seats at the main table are. Find out who will be sitting at the main table too, as you should notify…

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    Wedding Table And Seating Arrangements

    Photo by Alison Mayfield Photography This can be the most painful part of the wedding next to RSVPs. The worst bit is you can’t really finalise the seats till all the RSVPs come in, which sometimes can be as late as a week before the big day. We’re telling you this in advance so you can brace yourself and be prepared to stay flexible. You could possibly lock down the families’ tables first so start with that. Generally, the international rule of seating your guests is to alternate male and female guests to encourage conversation. Couples are not supposed to sit together, which might be a little awkward for Asians,…

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    Things You Can Do With The Wedding Party

    Photo by Terralogical The wedding party has probably done a lot for you. You do not want them to feel that it was a chore to be your bridesmaids but an honour. You want to thank them and make them feel appreciated, that it was not just about “using” them. But how? Here are some ideas we picked up from real brides out there: Breakfast over rituals – Just because everyone is doing it doesn’t mean you have to. If you feel that a particular ceremony holds no significance for you and your parents don’t mind, you can actually give some of those religious or cultural wedding practices a miss.…

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    The Difference Between A Bridal Shower And A Bachelorette Party

    Bridal showers and bachelorette parties are two different types of events, each with its own specific goal or function. This will help you understand the difference: – WHO Organised by the Maid of Honour or the bride-to-be’s best gal pal. PURPOSE Marks the bride-to-be’s last night as a single woman. This event tends to feature naughty humour, sexy antics and lots of alcohol. The future mother-in-law should not be invited. VENUE Pubs, clubs or anywhere that serves alcohol, although in recent years, more women are choosing spa weekends or tropical retreats instead because they prefer to remember what happened. WHO Traditionally organised by the Maid of Honour with the help…

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    Tips For Planning A Bridal Shower

    Photo courtesy of Beau & Arrow Events Traditionally, the responsibility of planning the bridal shower fell to the Maid of Honour, and not the bride’s family members. This was to avoid the misconception that family members were forcing guests into bringing gifts for the bride. In recent times, however, some mothers of the bride-to-be, or even future mothers-in-law, have taken up this responsibility or provided financial assistance. Are you planning a bridal shower? We’ve got some tips for you: #01 The Team – Form a team with the other bridesmaids. This will allow you to delegate tasks easily because, let’s face it, it’s not easy to plan and host a…