Maid of Honour Duty Affairs~Passed

Last weekend, one of my closest GF from ITE got married..and I had the privilege for becoming the Maid of Honour for her two days event. Alhamdullilah I have never said ‘No’ to sucha request because firstly being a bride is stressful and you need a right hand man/woman whom you trust to go through that joyous occasion with you ensuring everything is covered and smooth sailing insya allah..

Let me share with you my wonderful segala virgin Bride…she was a virgin to makeup! Never had her face poked, painted with colours, glued with lashes before in her entire life…thus can you imagine how stressful I was trying to calm her down everytime she reflexes from the MUA during her makeup trial…yelp at the slightest weird touch on her eyes like curling her lashes..struggled to sit still for 45 minutes of makeup..and for every detail the MUA was doing, millions of questions flew in…so from a 45 minutes makeup trial..it become 1.5 hours…close to 2 hours of makeup..She cried due to sensitive eyes..giggled and laugh because the makeup was ticklish..hanya tuhan sahaja yang tau isi hatiku! Despite all that I have never complained but I was laughing at her and joking you are such a segala virgin bride please…hahaha we had our laughing moments after that..

So yesterday when she was given the golden touch by Kak Lina from Lyanaz Bridal Gallery, it was so much more better, didn’t cry when lashes were glued and curled…no hesitation unlike her 1st trial make up…And I felt like a proud Momma, my daughter PASSED WITH FLYING COLOURS!! during the makeup session…and I must say my Bride was all radiant and glowing bersinar sinar…

Super proud of this woman here…an awkward ugly duckling turned into a swan…any woman when she see herself in the mirror, where beauty is enhanced will have 100% confidence elevated more than her usual days…I am honoured to be your MOH and walking through this journey with you makes me realize how beautiful a wedding can be….

We have grown closer much much closer this year as both us are BTBs in the making…Pat myself on the back for the JOB well done!

If you girls have noticed and followed my IG, I was donning the hijab for the wedding for both days not because I have berhijrah…it’s because it was a request by the dad..sort of orang kuat bertudung…Let me explain that the father has his ways of being strict and proper…and I came unprepared for this..no tudungs or inners were brought over as I have stayed over her place since Friday…and voila! the shock of my life when he requested that, I was like alamaaak…no tudung la…then how?! Luckily la, the sister is a master collector of tudungs, and we were saved for the day! Both tudungs for both MOH and bridesmaid were sponsored by the lil sister!! hehe….

So wajah perempuan melayu terakhir lor!! ewaaaah…..sape nak masok meminang gadis disebelah saya?!? I did a light makeup for her to increase her gadis ayu persona! Pheeewiiit…

Well the two days have passed..couple is married, happiness is found…majlis berjalan lancar on both sides alhamdullilah…groomsmen and bridesmaid are exhausted!!! but we hope you love us more!! Ehem ehem…for entertaining all your nonsense and making you guys feel like KING & QUEEN for the day!

LASTLY!!! aku nak cakap! baju gorjes nak mampos from Lyanaz Bridal Gallery was just launched and my GF managed to grab it during her last final fitting to wear on her wedding day…that looooks sooo amazingly princessy!!!

I cannot stop looking at it…and i felt like wearing it but it’s just super GORJES!!! omg……sooo lawaaa for what!!!

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102 Away!

So what have I done since we are just 102 Days away to the big DAY!!! I think i am gonna blabber my blog away for this post, since I have a breather from work this morning.

1) Make Up Trial Done
My MUA is kak Su Afand whom is home based as well as freelancer from RK Bridal(shall not reveal further) I am comfortable with her alhamdullilah, and I would say relatively happy with her makeup on me. Syukur thor-amat! Got feedbacks from a few of my closed friends, and mentioned my seri da start naik…so i do have my own Pantang thus I give half face 1st k!!

To whomever that is coming for the wedding baru nampak LIVE! k….hehehehehe best la sangat….and I am happy she is quite the old school mak andam and we sat down for almost 2 hours after that discussing my itinerary and things to note! I have also advised her my problematic areas like oily t-zones, sweaty JENDUL! and bla bla bla..these are tips to mention k ladies as your MUA would then take note and prepare the necessary products for the face. Trial make up without informing all these also like waste your time kan…

2) 1/2 Dulangs of Shopping DONE!!!

So one of the Saturdays I went to do ring shopping plus MAHAR shopping and some of the dulang items. I did mention I guess da tak ingat, that Mr.A is the cerewet hubz, he was not into the Platinum rings designs, and his face was down! literally unhappy about it. No signs of sparkly eyes of excitement. So I have thus searched for alternatives and thanks to my fellow BTB Ana, I have brought him to Starlight Gem to meet Mr Sultan for customisation rings. FYI, Platinum cannot be worn as well as I found out recently from my closest friend in the Jewelry business that it still containts gold!

COST of GOLD vs PLATINUM
Currently, gold and platinum are similar in price per gram. However platinum is much more dense, and so more of it is required to make the same ring compared to white gold. Additionally, platinum rings are usually 95% pure platinum, while 14k gold is only 58.5% gold. Also consider that platinum is a bit harder to work with, requiring higher casting and welding temperatures and different equipment. Platinum also can take 3 times longer to finish polish. Therefore, platinum rings are still 80% to 120% more expensive than the exact same 14 karat white gold jewelry.

Cranky penat boy from work sampai terlelap jap sambil pilih batu2….But overall he has designed his own ring took measurements and supeeeeer happy! Da kasi makan after that all happy happy liao!

Ring and rantai for me were bought from Meyson! and of coz I had to have my bodyguards on standby…bro in law and gf! I always love getting the family involved and treated to food whole day!

3) Met up with Uncle Lan Comel Molek

Lastly!! I met up with my Deco!! AAAARGH!!! nie part exciting gila coz it shows we are supeeeer near the date yo!! Met Uncle Lan at Marsiling CC on a Monday evening with mom and kak noi.. sat down to discuss concepts and colours…I would not be getting Chiavari chairs despite being OOO PRETTY AND GLAMZ! As respecting my mom decision, she was afraid old folks from our family will not be comfortable sitting on those for long… Takpe la aku sacrifice this part coz COMFORT comes first…

And Unlce Lan said he will add surprise touches to my concept idea…Hmmm I wonder what and I superbly KENUT wait k!!! Ya allah nie part of the planning i very sungguh-sungguh!!

So that is all my excitement at the moment. Slowly slowly the preps are taking shape and looking well into the plan. Insya allah..

There are more to be done I shall update on another post sooooon k babes.. 🙂

112 Days Awaaay ~ Yeay Mak!! Saya da pass kursus daaaaa

Da macam sarang semak betol my wordpress..It has been tooo long I have yet to frequently update as much as I want.

Cut the bullshitting crap away, so a few weeks ago, for 2 full weekends! Pagi pagi buta, I attended the Marriage course with Mr.A.
Started from 8.30am up till 6pm, my brain was overworked and put into school system mode. We were really hesitant about this course, and it took me quite awhile to actually sign up for the course and convincing Mr. A along for this. So who did we choose after all the GREAT reviews from fellow BTBs. We opted for Suchi Success!

Headed by Mr Khair and wife, Mdm Suriati, I would say Power Couple laaa..they facilitated very very well. Topics such as communication was touched on, and of cause the feedback session of putting inputs and feedbacks about each other partners.It was frustrating and during the whole time of the course, I was communicating via whatsapp with MR.A and we have our differences as usual…klakar! tapi benar, what ever topics that was laid out sure got feedback! lols

But all is well, it literally open up my eyes to alot more of issues faced by different couples, different problems outta which is not fake, I am literally facing some situations it myself! Not me but of other couples I’ve known who are facing common issues potrayed during the class, I got really sad as well at what the society it facing but not faced with the truth.

Did you guys know?!?! Statistically, out of 4 couples, 3 would file for divorce/are divorcing!!!! Kau gila peeeee, but it is the hard truth!!! and the fact Marriage Course is not even compulsory now, it worries me more of the future generation!!!

I learn alot more of my personality apparently, without me realising I have changed over the years and tend to be a thinker and analyse situations more! So I was categorised as a perangai PISANG!! PISANG DOK! I will not admit defeat…pisang pun powderful k!

While Mr.A is perangai! ANGGUR!!! Mr Serba Boleh,OR Jack of all trades!

We are not entirely that different as a couple, ader la perangai MONYET sama-sama, but whatever differences have completed each other flaws and weaknesses as well, Insya Allah, AMIN!.

So I urged all BTBs to really consider for marriage course and this center has 1 of the better kursus which I was happily attending despite the early timing and long journeys. It has made my and Mr.A communication better!!! I could see it! and we have look at perspectives better too.

Promoting! SUCHI SUCCESS for the WIN!!!!

Ramadhan Mubarak….

Firstly wanna wish all my BTBs Salam Ramadhan, we have reached our 6th day and is going to be a week already! How time flies kan… Hope everyone is enjoying Ramadhan and breaking FAST! I look forward to cabut from office cepat so i can reach home early…hehehehehe

Anyways I am planning to start drafting my wedding card and I was wondering if any of you have like templates on where to get hi-res maps of your wedding locations…PLEASE SHAREEEE 🙂

Again I have sooo many likes to their card designs!!! I loveee the salesperson in JB branch super nice..so now! did I mention Mr.A is also doing his card there…under my influence of coz..trust my FMIL is not easy and loves simple stuff, not a favourite of complicated stuff..he just loves quality and simple stuff…that’s it! And he quite degil also la…So when we went JB a month ago and he step foot into the kedai…Wahahahaha! All hell broke loose…i just saw a kid in a Candy Shop!

He got quite excited cant stop pacing up and down the shop looking at the designs…having a few choices and then rambang mata lagi!

But that is settled!!!…nOw i shall start templat-ing my wedding card!! Do share k where to get all this maps thingy!!!

Now let me just start browsing their websites again and look at designs again!

LBG Plus Size Bridal Model Search

It’s been a few days that the voting has started.  So I am asking if all of you BTBs could help me with voting too!! Hehe… 🙂

Lyanaz Bridal Gallery (Click Here)

PS13 Nur Nadhirah Rohani
Make up by Tini Kembar

Please help me to vote! I am very excited for this competition. 1st time in my life  I do such a thing la kan…. Please show me some LOVEEE 🙂 <3!

Honeymoon Extravangaza!

Like all the couples, honeymoon destination is another thing that needs to be brainstormed, researched and of coz checklisted!

At first ingat nak honeymoon to beach destinations but it seems like tak ada response from Mr. A much! Despite the fact kita LOVE travelling to beach destinations..

So it was put on hold and suddenly I saw my friends travelling to Japan…and how much I miss Japan altogther..Mr A and I did went for a short Japan trip when I was on business trip last year but yet again I have a hibernating Panda for a fiance, he literally malas nak berjalan-jalan..and we did not really do sight-seeing..

So I have yet to go and visit places in Tokyo! and also I did not do Osaka trip and visit Harry Potter! And thus guess whereeeee our Honeymoon shall be this year! Jeng jeng jeng….
JAPAN + OSAKA!!! babeeh!

Hehehe excitement!! Japan is a must travel country to enjoy culture! great sushi and just nice weather in winter especially….

More honeymoon planning SOOOON!!!

Budget, budget, budget and MORE!!

So yes it is Dinner time…mak cooked another feast again…but o wells i have to blog this first as it has been on my mind lately…

So BTBs I do not know if you girls have a habit of even setting up a budget tracker first before you all start recce on vendors and then just choose whatever affordable  or whatever you seem to like or any other reasons….

I am basically an events coordinator/project manager in my daily line of work.. so for every event i handle it is a basic thing for us to start budgeting before we sign the contract and start work…

Thus nak pendek cerita! I am actually doing it for my wedding planning as well…from there baru la kita tahu how much to save! How much we budgeted but its overcost suddenly or undercost (save duit laaa!!)

So advised for all BTBs don’t get too excited when a budget is not in place yet…Budget spreadsheets are good for you to also have a bigger view and tengok pape yang tertinggal…It can also act as your reminder of which deposit is needed or due….

I am not the most organised! But i have my way of putting up spreadsheets which i understand la…so here is a screenshot of my budget spread…

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You can have it your way your style yang MOST IMPORTANT! have one before you jump the wagon on selecting your vendors…DON’T do it after all the vendors are selected baru nak buat…2 bukan budget spreadsheet…da dipanggil EXPENSE spreadsheet…when you set a limit to spending insya allah you will be more disciplined to follow it…

It also makes you prepared of how much a wedding cost and how much you will have to save and prepare for all the deposits….

Wedding Research Part 2

I am currently looking out for bridals and andaman with the bf.

Susah nak carik bridal for plus sizes, best part is pasal baju, le bf is very particular…Forget to mention he is abit on the obsession mode with the Tanjak! which is a  must and fit his head nicely and not over the top look but still looking nice and Di-raja.

As for me I have this image of 3 themes for the type of feel i have for our wedding:
1) Nikah – 60s Pramlee era (songket dikepala)
2)Sanding – Change of the accessories + fresh flowers, sanggul & etc
3)Dinner – Gown ala Gatsby Feeling

I have a passion for vintage tak kira movies, music, clothes, food, decorations before vintage became a trend i was already growing up with such passion. Most said i have an old soul in a young body, who listens to Frank Sinatra and Lionel Richie with a vinyl black disc on a Sunday while cleaning the house and singing aloud. Yes i was doing that with a peyapu on hand during my teenage years while karaoked to old tunes.

So yes! second research I would like to touch on is Bridals. Getting the right bridals at your budget is also a huge task as we all want to look good and not jadi Baduts on the pelamin. And i do not know if such bridals carry such themes because i am quite cerewet la jugak….

Since we sort of decided to have separate sandings, most Bridals offer a package of  outfits with mak andam at about 10 hours. So i thought maybe some of the outfits we have to customise and get it tailored or something.

So basically for PLUS SIZES! We need to be ensured we dont look like walking giants uncomfortable and merepek on pelamin…

Here are my few bridals that i am interested and looking into further;
1) Lyanaz Bridal
2) Sqeen Bridal
3) Nour Wedding
4) Signature Bridal

So BTBs, if you have any interesting information for PLUS SIZE bridals…do comment! I need input and feedback…