Thursday, June 26, 2014

Gown Selection Day with Precious Bridal House, SS2

Before the gown selection day, I have survey the internet and magazines for my taste of bridal gown. I like the smooth satin type with ribbons. Preferably nothing too elaborated. My sales girl was Joelle and she discussed what type of photoshoot that I want before I proceed to select my gown.

The girl who served me during my gown fitting was Selina. She told me to pick whatever gowns that interest me, so I started picking. Besides, she also started to choose some gowns for me after understanding my requirements.

My first gown was a princess gown, very elaborate and princessy (no photo).

I like mermaid design but I was afraid that I can’t carry it out, but Selina convinced me to give the mermaid gowns a try. The first mermaid gown was really nice, it fitted me nicely and with some frills at the bottom.

The second mermaid gown was pretty too with a nice trail behind (Final chosen gown).

We also tried some lace gowns which were not my taste.

The outdoor gowns were not too bad, very nice and simple. The below crotchet gown was my first choice but it was not available.

The white gown with rose was my final choice since crotchet gown not available.

After choosing the white gowns, we proceeded to choose the dinner gowns. The dinner gowns selections were really just so-so (personal taste). 

I stroke off any green gowns or turquoise as those are my least favourite colors. I like the pink princess gown though. Other was normal.

She took out the shimmering dress which immediately caught my attention. Once I wore it, I feel like a Barbie doll. The A-line cutting together with the sequins shimmered like nobody business on the mirror. Instant Love!

After finalising the 4 gowns, Selina proceeded to check the availability of the gowns. Two out of the four gowns (pink princess gown and white crotchet gown) that I chose were not available on my photoshoot day. I was really disappointed.  

I have to choose another white gown for outdoor, so I settled with the Victorian rose white gown which I also fancy initially.

Now, the problem arose as other dinner gowns that I had tried did not catch my attention. Selina went out and took another greyish blue gown for me to try. At first look, I do not like it, but she assured me that it really looks nice in the photo. I did try it though and it seemed fine on me. As I was tired, so I decided to go ahead with this gown.

This concludes my gown fitting session, which was tiring but enjoyable.

(From this session, I found out that I actually can carry out mermaid gown design! I always thought that mermaid gown is for hourglass figure ladies, which I was wrong. Actually, ladies with flat butt like me can carry out mermaid gown too!).

P/S: Post gown selection days were quite miserable I would say because I kept thinking that whether I made the wrong decision on gowns, or maybe I should choose the other one. Phui Yee said that it is normal to feel like this as she felt the same way too after her gown selection session. However, she said that “you must trust your own taste!”. Well, that makes perfect sense!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Bridal Shop Selection - Precious Bridal House SS2

After such a long hiatus on my blog, I feel that there is a need to activate it to document my wedding preparation journey. Yes! I am getting married! Scott popped the question on the eve of Valentine’s Day. Well, the proposal was just a simple one without any props or flowers or banners. A very simple one.

That aside, this post will be on the Bridal Shop selection.  After I have done some research online, I have short listed a few Bridal Shops. Depending on the estimate price and packages, I have stroke off a few. Besides, I was reluctant to go for any bridal fair (to avoid the huge crowd), so I had chosen Precious at SS2 for my pre-wedding photoshoot.  The reason was their photos are natural, casual, warm and I liked these effects.

We went to Precious on a Sunday and so happened that they are having a fair at somewhere in KL, so I requested to have the same promotion as that fair. After looking through some portfolios, and discussing with the photographer (yes, Mr Chin the photographer who served me that day), he understood my requirements. He started to list down the items that they are offering. Everything was clear and there are no “hidden agendas / charges”.  

We wanted a simple photoshoot and not too tiring, which means that there will not be a far-away outdoor shoot. I personally wanted a picnic style shoot and a cafĂ© shoot for outdoor, as I do not like architecture stuffs.  Actually, I do love the beach and forest but I decided to drop it due to the distance.

Mr Chin even asked me to go up to have a look at their gowns to see whether the gowns suit my taste. I just browsed through the selection as I know that the gowns will look best when being tried on, and not by just looking at it.  

The package offered was reasonable to us. It includes:
  • Photoshoot - 4 gowns + 1 casual attire; 3 indoor + 2 outdoor shoot - 50 poses + 5 on props
  • Actual day – 3 gowns
  • Some other standard items such as photo frames, ji mui photos, flowers etc.

We have also engaged their full day videography service (morning + night) as their offer is very attractive. Total package was slightly below RM5k which was also within our budget. This concluded my Bridal Shop selection which was a very simple process as I did not go to other Bridal Shops and compare prices. I do hope for the best during my journey with Precious.

Pls click on the links below for more posts on our journey with Precious:
1) Gown Selection day for Photoshoot
2) Pre-wedding Photoshoot day
3) Gown Selection day for Actual wedding day
4) Pre-wedding Photos