Yesterday, on Monday, I went out with my mother. To tell you the truth...I have never gone out shopping with my mom before..I mean not since I know how to shop for myself. But then, as my big reception is coming, yesterday was our second time shopping together. It was exhausting!! Yeah...both me and my mother can barely walked anymore. There are too much choices and and to many shops to look around. So we did end up with cloth for the "bilik pengantin" curtains, maid of honour dress and my mother's new peep toe shoe (which I wanted to buy in the first place..eheheheh). Today, I took my cousins to the tailor to do their bridesmaid dress.
As my wedding will be the first wedding for my family..and I mean the first for the whole family on my mother's side (my dad side doesn't count..we are not that close)....so it is a bit stressful coz we did not have any experience in handling such thing before. Yeah...of course I've handled my nikah ceremony..but that one was easy. It was only for 250 guest....no stress there except for the fact that it took me three days to paint the fence wall myself (when u see the fence..u'll understand) but to have 1200 guest and 10 tents...that is a whole different story altogether. You know, at this time...being meticulous and systematic really helps you to coordinate things to make it less stressful and to ensure everything goes well. I really hope I don't miss any small important thing such as bunga manggar or sign board to my house.
With all this preparation coming into place, I did learn one thing though...never stop looking. What I meant was....if you really want to find really good service or product at an affordable price and don't let the appearance get into you. Let me tell you a story. I wanted to do a customised ribbon printing for my wedding favours (door gift), so I ask my frens for the list of suppliers and as usual all of them gave me different quote. Last minute, I went to a shop that wraps gift and they sell boxes, cards and ribbon and asked them for a quote. My first impression was..."I think it gonna cost me"..why?? coz the shop is situated in OU. But fortunately, I was wrong...the price they gave me was half the price quoted to me by another supplier earlier. Wow!! I managed to lower the cost to half...how wonderful is that?? I am so happy!!
Up to today....I've managed to settle almost 85% of the list of things must be done. But still, I will have to paint the master bedroom, do some minor repair on the master bedroom bathroom (yes, I'm doing it myself) and finish up wrapping the wedding favours. And oh yes....still a few hantaran things are not settled yet. Fiiiuuuuuhhh!!!
So anyone that says wedding is a simple thing...think again.