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15-06-2011 02:38 PM #16
poshberries: wah...the 3 to 5 tier wedding cake will be expensive...but if it's meaningful to you and it's within your budget, then go for it! i think what you said abt spending in the areas that needs to be spent on is very important...i know people who try to save on this and that and ended up feeling miserable and regretful coz this is also our once-in-a-lifetime moment!
tt said, i think can oso be realistic in planning the budget. for example if you would really like a prewedding photoshoot in Europe but that will cost $10K or more to get it done, maybe it will hv to be scrapped? budgeting is v impt so you don't spend more than you can. good time to look for good bargains!
15-06-2011 02:53 PM #17
i agree that having a real cake will be very nice, considering now everyone uses a fake cake. so boring!! but that said, do make sure that you have a crowd that will appreciate it. i would love to have real cake, but 70% of my guests at the banquet will be my parents/in-law's friends and relatives, so i don't think they will really appreciate it. no point then.
regarding photoshoot overseas, thats what i thought!! i really really REALLY wanted to do my shoot in europe, and specifically ireland because that's where my htb and i got together many yrs back. would be so meaningful. that said, it would cost a bomb to fly there for a shoot! so we overcame that by doing a shoot in singapore, by carefully selecting locations that will make it look liek we were back in ireland!! whoaaahaha. then, yrs later, when we have more $$, maybe we can do a real anniversary shoot there (hopefully not too old and ugly by then)
15-06-2011 03:08 PM #18
I love to have a cake too for my coming event! But given that it's only a ROM, i might just give up on that idea and get a real one instead for my AD.
That's a good idea rojak! Anniversay shot. I always wanted to have my photoshots done overseas. Not that we cant afford it's just that we havent found any that we fancy. And we very much prefer casual, non-formal shots. Save us some money too! I don't want to start my marriage in debts :X
16-06-2011 03:48 PM #19
wedding cake seems more like a western thing hor...most chinese couples are happy to go with just the hotel styrofoam that needs them to "geh geh" cut...one thing is the cake itself is so expensive la...whole wedding dinner at the hotel already so expensive lor...and not so many ppl appreciate the cake oso...tho those tiered wedding cakes like w fondant flowers so pretty and dreamy...!
16-06-2011 08:31 PM #20
haha you are spot on poohbear.. wedding cakes are popular over in the States but in sg like not many ppl appreciate it leh. think kinda not worth it to buy a big cake when people dont really go wow over it.
17-06-2011 03:46 PM #21
hahaha...ya lor..esp if most of the guests are like the older relatives lor! they wun appreciate lah..i think i maybe will spend the money getting a very "wow" gown or other parts of the wedding ppl will go wow over ah...hehe
17-06-2011 08:26 PM #22
can try pine garden, specialise on wedding cakes too
29-06-2011 10:49 AM #23
I have just applied for UOB ladies' card as it has discounts for brides to be items such as bridal studio packages and wedding banquets.
For his suit, we are planning to tailor the suit in BGK! My pastor said u can get half the price..gosh, we are benefiting other countries' economy..haha.
30-06-2011 02:39 PM #24
wa...billycane, u r really v zai! everything oso bao ga liao liao by yourself!
30-06-2011 05:15 PM #25
Hi Rojak, yeah, what do you mean jewelry can custom? Custom make jewelry is cheaper?
08-07-2011 02:05 PM #26
is it like those online shops that customize jewelry ah? share share leh..hehe :P
08-07-2011 07:53 PM #27
best way to save is to choose a simpler and less expensive hotel for wedding banquet, and for honeymoon go for a shorter trip to a near destination
11-07-2011 09:39 AM #28
My way of saving money :-
1. Will not have grand banquet wedding dinner. Make it a wedding party with restricted pax instead.
2. Will get my friend to do the music & emcee part for my wedding dinner.
3. Will not rent a luxurious car to be the wedding car. Use my own car instead.
4. Will not buy super expensive wedding band. Just a simple and do-able pair will do. HTB and I had a mutual modern mindset that we will be getting a new pair, and keep the old pair when we celebrate our future wedding anniversary.
5. Will not go honey-moon immediately after wedding. Must "cool-down" and save abit of money after the wedding and slowly plan for it. No point stressing ourselves and squeeze everything in at a time.
12-07-2011 12:54 PM #29
cheesecake: very good idea! just that sometimes older generation Wants the wedding dinner so that part cannot do without. don't hv that, end up parents disowning children then not good...hahah...i think the rest are very do-able and also make sure the wedding will be within your budget. *thumbs up!*
13-07-2011 10:21 AM #30
how much is a 3 tier wedding cake anyway?