• 7 months,  Checklist

    9 Things You Should Know Before You Print Your Wedding Invites

    [Source] What if you’d been following a particular designer from overseas for the longest time and want them to do your wedding invites? What if you’ve just fallen in love with a design that you found online? Most of the time, shipping invites from overseas will cost you more than you can afford. There is a cheaper option, which is to print them locally. Most online shops sell printables or design templates, and just FYI: this process applies to all wedding stationery, not just invites. #01 Design You have three simple options: design your own, hire a stationer or purchase a design online. Designing your own is not as easy…

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    Affordable Papers And Materials For The DIY Bride

    Photo by LaPommeEtLaPipe It bothers us when couples cut back on their wedding stationery after spending so much money and putting so much effort into their wedding décor. Here is a list of very affordable papers and materials that you can use for printing your own wedding stationery. Combined with a great design, it will look professionally done. If you don’t have a flair for design, then do consider the free printables as well. You can buy these stock papers in any art shop, and if you don’t know where to look, try looking in areas with art schools nearby. KRAFT STOCK How to use: + Use a laser printer…

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    RSVPs: What The Bride And Groom Need To Know

    This is a continuation of our previous post. It’s inevitable that some guests won’t RSVP, so here are some tips and what you can do. Do notify your grandparents, immediate family and close relatives and friends six to nine months before your wedding day so that they can block the dates. For everyone else, do it no later than three months to your big day. If your wedding is going to be held on a long weekend or during major festive seasons, you might want to consider notifying everyone even earlier. #01 Don’t Feel Obligated “If I have to beg you to RSVP, I shouldn’t have invited you in the…

  • 7 months,  Checklist

    RSVPs: What Your Guests Need To Know

    It is frustrating how some people do not RSVP. Yes, you are busy but so is everyone else, including the bridal couple who is trying to juggle work and wedding planning. If you really cannot confirm for whatever reason, at least let them know and tell them when you will be able to revert. Food usually amounts to half of the total wedding cost. Generally, a quarter of the original guest list will be unable to make it and if all of them did not RSVP, it’s thousands of dollars wasted because people were inconsiderate (Example MYR150 x 50 guests = MYR7,500). That money could be the difference between a…

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    Five Different Looks For Your Bridesmaids

    Photo by Shutterfairy Photography Here’s a quick roundup of our favourite types of bridesmaids’ dresses that will hopefully inspire you to come up with something original for your own girls. Unless the design is really something you can’t buy off the rack, we don’t see why you should custom make your bridesmaids’ dresses. Read on to find out how your girls can be wearing different dresses and yet still look like a team. #01 Perfect Match – Matching pieces don’t need to be boring. Choose a sharp colour or even go with the same design but with different shades. If you shop early and are happy with the colour palette,…

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    The Traditional Chinese Wedding Qun Kua

    Photos by Wainwright Weddings The traditional Chinese wedding ceremonial dress is known as the Qun Kua (裙褂). Unlike the Western wedding dress, which follows fashion trends, the Chinese Qun Kua is timeless. The Qun Kua is a two-piece jacket and skirt combo that is normally red and adorned with embroideries of dragons and phoenixes. It symbolises good fortune and blessing while the embroideries represent the bride and groom. In this modern era, the Qun Kua is normally worn for the traditional tea ceremony. Here are some things to consider when wearing it: #01 Fit The Qun Kua shouldn’t be too loose or too tight but tapered to accentuate the waist.…

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    The Right Fonts For Your Wedding

    The right fonts and typography are important in setting the tone and mood for your big day. It plays a much more important role than you think. When should you start looking into this? Anytime after you decide your wedding theme. Then you can start choosing fonts that will make the whole theme come alive. This post is for those of you who are designing your own wedding invitations. If you have a designer doing it for you, then trust them to do the job. Just make sure you use the same set of fonts for all your stationery and signs on your wedding day. There are a lot of…

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    What Should I Pay For On Behalf Of My Bridesmaids?

    Photo courtesy of Tealily Photography You have just asked your best friends to be your bridesmaids. Now, with wedding expenses piling up, you are wondering which items you should pay for on their behalf. Remember that your bridesmaids will be your assistants before and on your wedding day, so always try to keep the peace wherever possible. Here are some tips: Attire – These days, bridesmaids have been known to pay for their own attire. Talk to your bridesmaids about their concerns and find a solution that works for all of you. If you can afford to pay for their attire, why not do so? Hair and Makeup – If…