Wedding/Guo Da Li Cakes

Mummy was so sweet to buy a heart-shaped cake for us on the AN CHUANG day. Hmm not much meaning but just for pleasure. =)

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Our wedding cakes from Shida, Angelzcup

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Isnt it lovely?

Actually there are supposed to be 6 mini ones in a box. But I ate 1 hungrily before I remembered to take a picture. The mini cupcake has a piece of mint inside with buttercream frosting. Like it very much. While for the big cuppie with the red rose, delicate it might look, the rose actually dont taste nice. Kinda hard. I like the mini ones much better. And because there werent any plastic trays in the box to hold them, they kinda got “disfigured” on the way home. =(

We got to send them, 30 boxes out in 5 days. Will be damn busy these days.

I heard Guo Da Li cakes are supposed to be distributed AFTER the Guo Da Li. But I scared it will be very rush…so…heck the customs. =P

See, I’m not that ban-dang nor superstitious after all.

Perm or not?

Another entry again! Because too many stuff to blog nehz.

I had prepared some stuff for thursday 23rd’s AN CHUANG ceremony for our new bed from SEAHORSE. Even though we bought like 1+month ago, I still like it alot and feeling pretty excited with it’s arrival. I love it’s deep deep storage. *winkz*

Will take more pictures of the AN CHUANG stuff on thursday bah. Should start collecting addresses for the mail of some wedding invites le but I’m so lazy… Perhaps I’ll get around to it during the last week of July because that’s when the cakes are ready anyway. Some invites are given together with cakes mah..so I dont need extra work to differentiate them, can do it at 1 go. Finally also bought the tray to hold the tea(going to recycle the tray used for an chuang too) as well as the betrothal basket. Bought it off $18 from a shop in Jurong.

Last friday went Wine Bos with Kel. She mentioned she got cravings for red wine. Met her to pass her some clothing for Kae as well as to sign some policy documents. After business then we started drinking. MUAHAHAHA. It’s my first time that I drank so much red wine. We shared a total of 3 bottles. *faintzz* Ordered sotong balls and chicken wings too. Very shiok! Haha. Indeed, it’s a great pleasure! But perhaps too much pleasure liao until somehow lost control! Kel started throwing up. Aiyo, she very funny one. Either is totally sober or else totally gone. I cant imagine she can puke soooOooo much. Literally she washed my feet(in sandals!) with her watery, reddish puke. Grossssss!!!!

And this woman hor, forced me to come in shorts and sandals, or else she wont meet me. Because she said she wore very lok as she’s outside already. =.= As a result I suffered a cold lor as I took train to Winebos. I kept sneezing until she felt guilty. HAHAHA. Okie lah, I’m fine. After few glasses of red wine, my cold healed. =) So red wine can cure cold okie? Haha. Anyway to sum up, I reached home around 5am lor because it’s a chore to take care of the drunk kel because she wanted to go home herself when she obviously cannot make it lah!!!

Wah!! So I fiddled with her Samsung touch phone(dont know which model but it’s not Omnia) and I just COULDNT unlock it to find J’s number to come fetch her. ZzZzz. I’m so desperate that I called Dav too because he uses Samsung phone but somehow I still cant get it unlocked!

The Winebos staff were all very nice. Despite we dragged their off work time, they were still very very nice and said it doesnt matter, with Kel and me apologising profusely. Finally 1 of them managed to unlock the phone and I finally got the number. What a night. But still very fun. Eh, though perhaps next time 2 person cant share 3 bottles liao, too much. Even the next day, my whole body cum head ached SO MUCH and totally no energy at all. Not to mention, Kel did not make it to work. Alas, it’s my fault lor…I shouldnt have opened the last bottle…muddleheaded. Because 2 bottles free 1, though I should take away for the 3rd bottle.

And now, I’m suddenly so excited about perming my hair and doing it at the salon which Kel has done. Why? Oh because the night when she’s puking nonnnn-stop, her gorgeous tresses kept falling over her shoulders and came into contact with her puke-waterfall. Despite how much I concentrated on pulling her hair out of the way, I cant help to notice they were beautiful curls, albeit very smelly with the puke. HAHAHA.

I hoped she bathed before she slept that night. =)

That’s not the only reason la. After I enquired from her, her perm has lasted more than 6 months already and still looking good. Very very easy to maintain, according to her and relatively cheap as dye+perm+treatment=$300. It was a neighbourhood salon in bedok. Yes BEDOK!!! Faintzzz. But just perm alone at RED’S will be $300 already. Plus, I heard really good comments about Cindy, the one who did her hair. I mentioned before my hair was spoilt by that stupid stylist at Kelly’s Salon at Yewtee central. And now I simply cant stand the sight of my hair so I wished to perm it.

But but, I’m also worried it might not turn out nice as my hair is so dry. =(

Getting more and more indecisive. =/

Wedding preparations

MANY people have been asking me how the wedding preparations going. Thanks for all your concern girls. =D

Just some updates
1) Wedding invites had been printed by Jasvy

Jasvy Marketing Agency
Blk 30 Kallang Place #04-06
JTC Flatted Factory
Singapore 339159
Tel: 62992263/62990758
Email: jasvy@singnet.com.sg
M/S Jason or Ivy

Fairmont(Swissotel) engaged them solely to print all their wedding invites. Maybe that explains the poor attitude and they expect me to take all their shit. Most of the times, we communicated by email and I had spoken to Ivy once on the phone. We were entitled to 70% of guaranteed attendance. They had emailed me the template for checking before they proceeded to print. I had stated I wanted traditional characters for all the names but yet was disappointed to find 1 character of dearie’s name in simple character instead of traditional.

I mean, yah, that’s the purpose of me checking. But it shows how unprofessional they are and doesnt really put their heart into doing their job.

Secondly, for all the emails correspondence, I cc. to the Dan(IC for Fairmont), just so he can point out any discrepancies which I might not know. After I had confirmed everything, cards printed, then Dan told me they cant have 2 reserve tables, only 1. In that case, we had to guarantee more tables as I cant possibly risk my guests not having the tables despite how much I wish to safeguard myself against people who put aeroplane without valid reasons.

And so, I have to increase the number of tables, hence, I should be entitled for more wedding invites. Guess what? Jasvy said I need to pay some $40+(dont remember) re-printing charge for the additional print of like 20-so more cards. Perhaps if she can explain to me the basis of the extra re-printing charge on the phone(I called), then perhaps I will be more receptive and accommodating. But she didnt. SO, I dont understand WHY there should be a re-printing charge since it’s basically re-printing by the PRINTER using the SAME template. Pardon my ignorance if there is other printing knowledge involved since she didnt even care to explain to me.

All this adds up to my annoyance starting from my 1st email correspondence, where all my polite, semi-formal emails were replied shabbily with few words like…like they’re the customers instead.

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There were more emails but mostly around the sameeee pattern la. Before I confirmed the RTP, I cc. Dan the template layout too.

Alright. Perhaps I’m a difficult customer. But even myself is in service line and I dont even talk like that, not even in emails. I understand Singaporeans can be less formal and not use proper English, it’s perfectly fine. But the way which you write your email, dictates your tone, your attitude, your personality, your professionalism, your image and your whole approach. Haiz Enough said lah. Sg service. Blah! If they’re not Fairmont’s sole printer services, I wouldnt give them the time of the day~

Oh ya. I kinda blame Dan a little for not pointing out the loophole earlier. But I guessed he’s just too busy and overlooked as he’s nice and accommodating most of the time. So I called him and asked him nicely to speak to them, whether can re-print only 20+ more invites for me. He should understand that I’m not coming out with as much as a dime for the re-printing lo. It’s not even my fault. Thankfully, he settled it for me.

AND HOR, that printing agency was located at some ulu factory in Kallang. We’re not going to go all the way there to see that 2 attitude people and humbly collect our invites from them loh. Sooooo, I asked Dan to ASK THEM to deliver their invites to Fairmont. I will collect from Dan instead. Hngggggg! =P Dearie just collected them today. =)

2) FLORISTS/WEDDING FAVOURS
We had confirmed our hall/banquet tables deco/wedding favors with Woodsville Florist out of the 2 choices.

1. Impact Creative Services Pte Ltd
No.22A Lim Teck Boo Rd
#04-05 Henley Industrial Building
Singapore 537002
Tel: 6383 0025 (ofc) / 90056409 (hp)
Ms Florence Tan

2. Woodsville Florist Pte Ltd
37 Lorong 23 Geylang
#03-06 Yu Li Industrial Building
Singapore 388371
Tel: 63452203 (ofc) / 92309787 (hp)
Ms Calista

At first I’m dumbstruck why all of them were located at such ulu places? We called them up and further affirmed, and indeed they are ONLY located at those locations! Haiz…really very lazy to go all the way down to confirm some deco so I called them and asked them to email me pictures for me to decide since Impact services dont have a website while Woodsville’s website was down. =.=”””

You wont be surprised that I definitely chose the one with the better SERVICE, a.k.a, Calista from Woodsville. Their stuff were more or less the same anyway. Impact Services only emailed a few pathetic BLUR pictures. Obviously I cant decide when she only emailed me no more than 4 pictures. Therefore I asked can we meet at Fairmont to discuss on Xth day(where they’re doing deco setup for another wedding too), guess what Florence tell me?

“Oh only my guys will be there doing the deco, I wont be. And I dont work on Saturdays nor go out to meet clients. Perhaps you can meet me at my office? Just give me a call that you’re coming down.”

Ohhhh Very polite. But…”we’ll see”. That’s my reply.

Is it something wrong with ME or THEM?

On the other hand with Calista from Woodsville, she emailed me tons of pictures. CLEAR Pictures. Pictures of the 4 different theme setup of the stage, pictures of the different centrepieces for guests as well as VIP tables, the floating(i.e, the standing pieces along the aisle) and also the choice of wedding favors.

Hmm..after we confirmed the colour of table cloths and chair covers with Dan, I spent a long time to decide the stage setup and center-pieces etc among the emailed pictures. But finally we confirmed with Calista via email alone. She did however went the extra mile to give me a call to further confirm the tiny details, like the choice of accompanying flowers to accentuate the center-pieces, whether the colours are okay and if I need to change, etc. So nice. =)

I’m also very pleased with their choice of wedding favors. Elegant, unique and practical. I haven receive such wedding favors before from other weddings. We chose 2 and 1 of them coincidentally was 1 of the items which I’m eying to buy for our new house.

Cherry Blossom Glass Love Coasters

Isnt this lovely? Now I dont need to ship them specially from Aussie. You guys can have it too! As dearie had proposed in Japan, these cherry blossoms glass coasters made it all the more meaningful. =) We also chose another wedding favor to alternate around seats but I’m going to keep it a secret for the time being. But I promise it’s as adorable as the cherry blossom glass coasters. =) Hopefully, we dont have guests vying for them. Haha Okie lah, kinda exaggerating. =P

3) Just saw the wedding album design at New Image. Hmm…was not very impressed with the layout nor design. The images were so cluttered. There were as many as 7 pictures inside 2 pages. ZzZz. And the main problem was the placing of the pictures…they’re obviously in a mess. Some pictures, with their poses, should preferably be placed at certain positions. Dearie obviously cant see what’s wrong with most of the pictures until I pointed them out, “Isnt it better that this picture on the left be placed on the right?” etc. In additional, we splitted some images to be put on separate additional pages so that the pages look less cluttered. According to our preference, or rather mine, some images’ sizes were enlarged or reduced, blurred or sharpen.

Dearie said I’m real troublesome. I am ah. I admit. Hello, $1500 additional okie~ Paying for more than $5k for the whole damn thing okie. It might not be alot for some people who even went overseas(other than Ma la) to shoot but it’s a lot for someone like us who do not like being snapped on cameras, much less being real photogenic for it. So why top up so much? I said liao loh. It’s my fault actually. Too many different costumes and backdrops, it’s so difficult to choose lesser pictures when you need at least 4 to do a proper digital design layout. Either that, you have to forsake the whole collection. Which we apparently dont bear to la.

But thank god Gav was accommodating and patient. He seemed okie to all my requests/edits. 1 more week before we see the edited design layout. Though frankly speaking, the design is very very simple, nothing breathtaking. I’m merely reducing the messiness of the layout and emphasizing on our favourite pictures instead of the less favored ones. *shrugged*

4) Confirmed wedding cakes selection with Shida at Angelzcup.

I think I dont have to sing more praises of her anymore since I’ve done it in my previous posts. =) I’ve discussed with Kel and also Dan regarding my idea of a wedding cupcake tier with the top tier being a real wedding cake for the cutting-cake ceremony. And it doesnt seemed very feasible. Long story. Anyway, since I have $70 deposit with Shida, I’ve decided to take up wedding cakes(Guo Da Li Cakes-cupcakes) from her instead.

ALTHOUGH she’s very very nice to allow a refund of deposit if I ultimately decide not to order, I was quite paiseh to cancel the order because we had exchanged a few long emails before to so-call finalise the designs of the cuppies. Everything was almost set untill I postponed the order abruptly when I recalled that I haven finalise the banquet theme with Dan, and I wanted the cupcakes tier to complement whatever theme I might have. Even so, the decision of having cuppies from Shida is not only out of obligation, but also, I felt her cuppies are definitely more worth it, not to mention, so endearing. =)

Because after comparison of wedding(Guo Da Li) cakes from other patisseries, I realised while most of them are priced cheaper and have nicer packaging, the packages are not really worth it.

They are packaged like, a few swissrolls, fruit tarts, mochi or marshmallows etc, in a box, priced around the same as Shida’s cuppies. I dont mean they’re not good but it’s like……..I feel all the money went to the packaging and for the name of “Guo Da Li” cakes. In a way, it’s again, chopping carrots in the name of “Wedding”. I rather we pay alittle more for “the real thing”. And Shida’s cuppies are the “real thing”.

Cupcakes are not really traditional but it’s a refreshing idea. Dearie and I dont mind, and hopefully the recipients wont too. It’s a chore to decide the designs because all are so adorable. Needless to say, everytime I look at them, I need to swallow back saliva and kept remind myself that I’m on a diet. So I doubt the recipients will mind them at all in replace of traditional cakes. I haven taste them before and hopefully they wont disappoint me. =)

New Bed Frame

Viy has received our cute “just married” carplate back from MA.

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We finally decided on the “Precious Moment” template. Call me niao or what lah. By ordering in RM and having it couriered to Viy’s house, we saved S$20 after the currency conversion. I paid S$45 for the carplate instead of S$65 if I were to pay in S$ and have it couriered to Sg instead. It also might be my luck that Viy planned to go back MA during this period which makes everything falls into place. I just have to meet her soon to collect.

Initially I shortlisted 3 of my favourite designs among the dozens I liked and emailed to dearie for his perusal while secretly hoping the “precious moment” is his choice. Dang dang! First time we chose the same design. Usually we have totally opposite tastes. Like whenever he wants to show me a clip or video or song, I will just say “forget it. Those you like one, I most probably wont.” It’s not till the 5th or 6th time that he finally gave up and stop showing me stuff. That’s because the last time he did, I did not even twitch a muscle when he’s laughing like mad at some…corny, male video about a guy mimicking George Bush or something.

If you find weird that I email him when we’re staying together, it’s not really so. Emails are clear-cut and are a form of records. Especially when most of my wedding stuff orders are via emails. At the same time while I’m inquiring or ordering via emails, it’s more convenient to email him and let him think for his answer instead of calling him when he’s not around. Naturally if he’s around I will ask him directly.

I still feel pretty sick today so was unable to go for appointments as well as reject a mahjiong session TWICE for 2 days straight. Damn the doctor! Overcharged me at $48 with 6 miserable lozenges(they’re strepsils, think I dont know meh), 1 bottle of cough medicine and 30tabs of antibiotics. Okie and 1 MC. WTF? And 2 days had passed and I haven seen any improvement. Gonna catch Dr Tan later in the afternoon after the fengshui audit. I will give a review much later.

The day before, before we settled for the movie “Ghosts of girlfriends’ past”, we shopped around Causeway point. And we did something which I never expect we’ll do; that is buying a bed frame before the house is even ready.

There are a few reasons. The main reason was that the bedframe was fucking cheap! Only $528nett(without mattress) including delivery etc. The company is HECOM and is under Seahorse. So far I’m very satisfied with their services as well as products. I love their memory foam mattress which I’m currently lying on now. Its costs $600 only for a Queen size and so far, there has been no regrets. It’s very comfortable and always give me troubles waking up on time. In fact, it’s one of the great deals which we got.

For our newly bought bed frame, it has a comfortable cushioned head board upholstered in genuine italy leather(so it says) and comes with a 17inch deep storage. Wow! I told dearie we can even hide 8 bodies inside. LOL. And this is 1 purchase which I know we will not regret. It’s too fucking cheap liao, accompanied by quality and practicality. The headboard design is not overly gorgeous, just simple and cosy. Most storage beds come with maximum 12 inch depth only and will cost $1100 and above. I can definitely use the extra room for all my barang barang. Yeah, though it makes the entire bed look pretty high-and-mighty. Dearie even commented, “you better check and see whether you can reach up or not.” Grrrrrr!

There was also this cute 2 seater mini sofa selling at $128. White leather and extremely comfortable. So tempted to take it! But better not. I have to keep remind myself that I dont have much space for anything now! As for the bedframe, yeah, I have to dump the old one away to make way for the new one. I will miss it, I know I will..it has been 12years! It still look very pretty to me despite some gold plating has eroded. Its a brass metal bedding by the way.

Delivery wont be so soon, around Jul or even Aug. Have to depend on the An Chuang date which Master Chang will be giving us. It’s also good if we can have a brand new bed with mattress to an chuang. Dearie has always complain about the squeaking of my current bed. I dont understand why! Initially we thought it’s the mattress and now we know it’s not. And the squeaky noises are not because we’re doing monkey business okie. 😛

Also, I came across this wonderful place which sells gorgeous french furniture at wholesale prices. Gonna take a look this weekend. Damn..I had a feeling I will buy something back…and replace item by item from my room. Although it’s feasible as I can always transport my furniture to the new house when it’s ready, we prefer not to. Because wait the new house dont have a feeling of being a new house because we had grown accustomed to all the new furniture, which might sit in my room for around 6months!

If I can choose, I will hope I can have my new house ASAP. But it’s difficult…

I just hope I stop seeing great stuff at great prices from now till Oct..

This afternoon we also went IMM NewImage to see our edited pictures. Indeed almost all of the unsightly bulging bah bah were being photoshopped off. Bleah…Kinda kelong..but…I cant possibly say no right. No one in the right mind will. It’s ultimately, some photo album which you will (hopefully) take once in a lifetime and which you insanely spent few thousands on. I wont post them here lah..you guys can see the real album and photo montage on the actual wedding day. No peeking. =)

Vickki’s ear infection, rashes and scratching has indeed improved alot. Despite how shag I was after the trip to IMM, I had to bathe her. She still needs oral medicine and ear drops twice everyday. And before ear drops, I need to clean her ear. The pills, I need to shove them down her throat else she will spit out. For the past few days, she can only take 1 type of food so as to determine what causes the allergy. Poor thing. I was so busy that I dont have much time to spend with her.

Just now, she was probably feeling..unloved. And she barked. Usually when she barked in the room, it’s because she wanna get out to pee or go to the living room to find my brother. But just now, she dont want to leave my room and stubbornly stood rooted to the ground in my room. Hmm….so I scooped her up and laid her on my lap, slowly sayang her. Oh..She just wants some pampering.

If I sound surprised, it’s becauseee, I’m reallllyyyy surprised. You know why. It’s because Vickki is not like any typical dog. She’s like…she’s pretty much like me. She dont whine or even “teh” often. She doesnt stay in your laps for long, and will wriggle out after max 3minutes, just so to find something more entertaining and fun. She dont seem to possess even a tiny bit of feminism. Independence and headstrong is what she’s made of.

The only time I heard her whine was after her neuter operation and it was only because dearie tugged at her wound when he tried to carry her. She did not whine 1 bit all the way when I bought her back from the vet. And tonight, it’s one of the rare occasions that she willingly lies on my lap and let me sayang to sleep. I must have really really neglected her. Lately bro Xiang had reservist so he hardly play with her too and no wonder. Xiang and me were the only ones whom she’s close with. She dont really bother about dearie nor my other bro Wei. Perhaps she can sense they dont love her much.

I must really get well soon. I have like 36 to-dos in my list. 36!!!

Things

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Still very busy. Vickki’s ear infection has got so serious that she has scratched till there’s a patch of hair missing at her ear. She also has rashes all over. So I hurried her to The Joyous Vet at CCK. Dr Grace Heng is as busy as usual, so it’s difficult to book her to see Vickki within few days. Thus we saw another vet, Dr Jasmine Tan, who is also very sweet.

We dont know whether it’s an environmental or food allergy but Dr Jasmine guessed it should be food allergy. Thus she gave Vickki new food from Science Diet and said she is not to have other food for monitoring. Ear drops as well as 2 types of medicine were given. Total damage: $149.

Hope she get well soon.

Things done
-computer drawing of new house (anyone interested just msn or facebook me to show you. =) Otherwise my very private and fierce husband will scold me for putting it online. =~(
-angbao box
-decorated pens for signage
-most of Guo Da Li items
-confirmation of most banquet guests
-wedding “just married” carplate made in MA.(Viy helping me to take it back. Thanks so much girl!)
-wedding schedule and jiemei schedule

Things pending on hand
-Printing of wedding invites
-Confirmation of ballroom theme deco with florist
-Confirmation of wedding cupcakes
-Wedding photoshoot album design

Things coming up
-current house fengshui audit
-budget schedule for home reno
-sourcing reno ideas/brands/contractors etc
-getting brown pants for FIL to wear on AD (we bought a nice brown, smart jacket from Domanchi)

I still dont have any ideas for jiemei dressing theme. Kel asked me dont take pink because she dont have pink dresses. I feel pink kinda common..but really not much ideas. Difficult to plan lor.

Nitty Gritty Stuffs

Okie…Finally I have sent out all wedding invites via SMS and facebook. Majority are still via SMS. It’s more personal but yet at the same time, it’s easy to miss people out. Just because my hp is not the best in the world and I’m not the most careful person in the world.

It’s the first time I appreciate Facebook. All along, it’s just something for me to kill time and to know how are friends doing. Though I still prefer blogs than still pictures uploaded on facebook. They tell more things. And feelings, it’s such an important factor. Pictures tell a thousand words….nono….words tell more.

Just now I talked to M on MSN and then realised he didnt receive my SMS though I’ve indeed sent it. Horror! Shitz…sometimes these things happen. Heng he’s on my MSN and he said he’s coming. Hope all the others received as it is, especially colleagues. Because if word gets out that 1 received and 1 did not, it’s not very nice no matter how I explained it!

“Just Married” Carplates, Wedding Cakes, Videography

These “Just Married” Carplates are SO CUTE! I cant make up my mind which to choose! Give me some suggestions will you? They’re to go with a white beetle(volkswagon).

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Precious Moment. Classy and Elegant

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Pinky and sweet

cp3
Simple and Cool

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Cute, Cartoony.

Howwwwww?? Dont have a specific price yet because haven determine the delivery method. But they generally costs around the same, $65.

Was browsing for some Wedding Cakes. Not that I have decided to have 1…just find that they’re so nice and pretty! Compliments from Cherylshuen. Nice and pretty as they come, not cheap manz as they’re mostly fondant cakes.

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With cupcakes

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Cute baby-1year-old cake

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Guo Da Li(GDL) fondant cakes with cupcakes! SOoooOo cute! $30+ per box.

Expensive right? 20 boxes will costs $600 liao! Normal GDL cake box costs between $8.90-$18.90 only. I guess this is more for the rich like Erica. =P

Normal fondant cakes will costs above $100 and for Cherylshuen, they costs at least $300 and above. Because fondant is not easily mastered. Can see that her artwork is generally better than other patissieries. The Patissier also have wonderful cakes but even steeper pricing. But so far haven heard reviews about their cakes perhaps they’re of higher end.

Some frequently mentioned names are

1) Pine Gardens.
Too bad website is under construction. It’s known to be cheap and good for both wedding cakes and GDL cakes.

2) Choz Cakes
Take note this is not “Chocz” hor.

3) CakeAvenue

4) Cupcakedivinity
Famous for their cupcakes. Home-based but not especially cheap.

Cupcakes are getting popular because they’re of less hassle(no need to cut). Mini ones cost around $1.50 each while standard ones costs around $2.50 each. Fondant or premium cupcakes will costs $3.50 and above each.

For the wedding cake/cupcakes, I’m quite undecided lah because they will add up to around $500 if I have to cater for all guests. Meanwhile I’m worried about nobody eating and it will be a waste(of my money too).

I had actually booked my videographer, Simon as recommended by NewImage, my bridal studio(BS). However, I feel that Tr(Huey’s videographer) have nicer work and better pricing. I will engage her instead. Capio told me I have to pay the forfeited deposit of $200 because I had cancelled at this last minute(within 3 months). I remembered she told me “it’s confirmed” but she has never request me for deposit. And I never know I have to forfeit some sort of deposit if I cancelled. She only added to my total bill where balance of the VG charge is to be collected on the day before the actual day. And the thing is, when I asked her how much deposit she handed over, she refused to answer me and said she will negotiate with Simon instead. After few hours then she called me again, quoting me $200.

Somehow I feel that amount goes into her pocket or the BS’s pocket lor. Haiz…but I still prefer to have Tr instead. The videography skills are pretty on par but Tracy uses MAC for editing as well as the express highlights. Her montage is much better for Simon’s one is pretty old-fashioned. Perhaps he uses outdated software.

Initially was pretty happy that I can cut some costs(even including the forfeited deposit) as Tr charges cheaper because she is a freelancer. However when I thought of my topping up of pictures totaling $1500, I sianz 1/2. Not to mention I haven source for red wine yet. Arrghhhhh!

We have already prepared to make a loss for the banquet. Not that we will complain lah because the banquet is something which we, or rather I (=P), choose to have. I will be very very happy if 100% turn up. Somehow I feel, if dont have a customary banquet, it doesnt feel like we REALLY got married. Like..dont have that gan jue…Weird huh me~ Anyway, I feel it’s nice to have our friends together with us on our big day to share our happiness and joy. Dearie definitely dont think so; he finds it very troublesome. =P

Plus there is a particular kind of people on Earth who will last minute tua one la without a good reason (say want to come but never come). Let’s see who will they be after the banquet. =P Dont say I mean lor but I feel what goes around comes around. They will understand the feeling when it’s their turn to hold a banquet. Maybe that’s why I feel most of these people are people who already held banquets? They thought it’s no way these karma can come back again? =P

Huey told me to estimate a 10%. For someone as kind and have so many friends as her also said 10%. I think I have to estimate 20% liao. Haha.

I mean, still, I will be happy with the people who attended as well as their angbaos lah but I feel we most probably will make a loss. Therefore if I have to add wedding cakes, cupcakes, red wine all that, it will be a even bigger expense. Hmm…I will try to source for good pricing…but if cant find, then too bad loh. At least we did try to find and hold a banquet.

Argghhhh still very irritated with the extra $200 which Capio exploited of me. Another problem awaiting me is that Father-in-law is bandang about black colour jackets and refused to wear one. Capio said they only have dark blue with stripes other than black. I have a feeling FIL wont like it one. So we have to rent or make another suit for him, incurring another few hundred. And thing is, he seldom wear suits one as he’s retiring soon. I wonder should we get the suit in dearie’s size(since dearie can wear suits to meet clients) but lend FIL to wear. But wonder will he mind? Even if he dont mind, I feel grey dont suit dearie leh. I dont even dare to think of brown.

Haiz…all are money…what a headache.