In fact, Hong had even kindly takeover the task of being the wedding coordinator to help me plan out the details from decor to programme. While qi helps me take care of the music to the coordination for that day. In fact, I have been so lost touch with doing anything for my wedding for these few weeks and of cos I have not much mood to do so. Now I push myself to do little bits of research and planning because I do not want to rely too much on Hong and Qi either and ending up stressing them. I was also almost disapointed when Xuan told me that she had something on on the day of solomenisation, but I'm so relief when she told me she has make arrangments to be present during the solemnisation process =)
Another great relief was that I have a new mog wedding coordinator, Christina! She really make a great diff to the whle wedding planning as she is very xi xin(meticulous) and experienced. I was so touched when she even offered to help me prep flower petals by buying the flowers home to pluck i out herself. I feel that for a service like this is rare and esp precious for particular brides like me! So if you are planning to hold ur wedding there, cross your fingers that you will get Christina to be the coordinator. The only bad thing is I have a feeling poor Christina is loaded with lots of work cos she was drowned with meeting so many couples when I met her for the first time. BUT WHEW now all my big worries on mog's side is finally turn into a sweet ending!
Oh yes, recently the jiemeis have been planning the decors for the tables. There will be 4 long tables - 15:15:10:10. It is definitely not easy to decor a long table rather then the chinese banquest round tables. However, it also makes me excited on the ideas we came upon while walking around various craft shop to source for materials. The source of inspiration came from the bridal magazine : Style Weddings. If you asked me the pink theme setup was exactly where I first encounter the pink fondue too. In fact, I have even requested for the mog coordinator to change the drinks to fruit punch =) isnt that thrilling so many little details in pink!
The strong attraction which I have to the design setup is mainly because it is a garden theme background and yet has a pink theme which I absolutely adore so much!!! So excitedly, I show it to *ahem* the new wedding coordinator Hong.
Wonder where they obtain the pink 'Xi' character paper. So unique in its fusion design! The table cloth is something which I thought really brings out the whole table subtle and simple but yet very effective!
However, we cant expect us to plan so many sweet goodies on the table since it is gonna be buffet style and MOG wasn't able to help us plan menu around the pink theme =(
However, I must understand the limitations of the budget which I have keep to and the availability of affordable materials. This is the rough first draft I have:
Now dont luff at my wonderful drawing =P The tiny potted plants are suppose to be the favours which we are giving out to the guests and it is decorated with the beautiful personalized logo picture which Ah Li has kindly help to do(in fact she is even helping me with the invitation cards and the welcome poster at the reception. She even won second prize recently for some logo compeition - yes she is that good). Ok back to the table. The hanging support stand is what we be planning to used and we can hang miscellaneous items on it eg. mini glass bowl with pink water and floating white flowers of even floating tea candles (all these can be found at diaso).I have shown Hong the stand but what caught her eyes was another 3 hooks support stand. She propose that we can hang a variation of items on the stand which I think was a gorgeuos idea. Weird as it may seemed, but most of the suggestions made by hong was actually what i secretly like but din have the courage to propose as I was afraid that too many details and plans will backfire due tothe limitations of my decor ability. However, when hong mentions them, it is a diff story as I know that her ability to execute plans is much stronger than mine... woohoo I found a gem coordinator!
Hong says that in order to save budget, we will wun be layin out the whole table with the pink cloth but we will be laying out the center part like the picture shown. Anyway, we went down to arab street to buy the cloth as it is suppose to be cheaper. In fact for any potential brides out there it is a good time to buy it now as biz is poor over there and many shopowners are willing to cut the price in order to make some sales. We bought an egyptian pink stripe cloth which looks pretty good at 6 bucks per metre(quite a steal considering the width of the cloth is like 2 tables width =) , orginal price at 10 plus bucks per metre... so as an auntie I bought it immediately lol) I cant show the pic here as the cloth is with hong. Next, we need to settle the papers to be placed under the plates. Thanks to M, who has surprising lots of pink and white floral paper at home (lol) so another headache is down.
In fact, I'm now sourcing for cheap pearls which are string up to be laid in a freestyle manner on the tabe(suggested by hong) as it is easy and yet brings out elegance and the romantic feeling =) oh dear I love her ideas so much that it drives me nuts lol. I shall update soon again =)