Getting emails updating about my list of BTBs blogging about their journey, makes me frustrated! Frustrated because i have not be diligently blogging again. Yes, again. Like, when was my last post – in January? Wow, it’s April now. 1st of April to be precise. Come on, girl! You gotta keep those posts coming in about your wedding preps. Else, things won’t fall apart. (Well, i do keep a small book for my wedding preps though.) I have exactly about a year to plan. A year is a very short journey. I haven’t even settled for a nikah outfit yet. Let alone, a ring. OMG!!!
Since i am (panic) about rings, let me talk about rings today. I was thinking of getting an everyday wear design. A flat finish. Not the kind that is big and bulges out, though it looks rather elegant and pretty. Well, working in a healthcare setting doesn’t quite allow you to wear rings. You never know how many billions of micro-organisms are there. Personally i think that wedding ring are meant to be wore not kept in the jewelry box or something. It’s a symbol of love, right? Why keep it then? I do want a white gold ring but because the elders said gold gold is valuable, I was thinking of getting a gold gold ring base. You get want i mean? Lemme just attach some pictures as reference.
Like this but not something that bulges out. Lemme see whether google has more. Ahhh, this!
These are the kind that explains a similar design i had in mind. Not many of us wants a gold base these days, but it depends on each and every beautiful women’s taste. Every one is unique in their own special way. (insert love emoji) My decision to get a gold base isn’t influence by the elders but yes, i do agreed with them; gold base is valuable. Don’t get me wrong, i do like white gold base to the core too. I just want my wedding ring to have a sentimental and classic feel. (Okay, Arinah is daydreaming.)
Moving on, i’m not sure what type of ring i should get for the man. I’m also unsure what design i should choose for the man too. I’m lucky he is a simple man who doesn’t want me to splurge on his stuff/s. He only told me, as long as it’s affordable and pleasant looking in the eye. I guess i will be getting a headache choosing a design that is pleasant looking in my eyes! It’s supposed to be platinum, right? Any recommended shops that as a very affordable price range? Anyone care to share? So i get that them hunting before my school starts in mid-April.
My oh my! Again i have not blogged diligently. Just realized i forgotten my password and sometimes there’s soooo much to blog about but i just don’t know where to start! So many excuses eh?! Anyways it’s already 2016 and i’m 17 days late to post about it. I turned a year older exactly 22 days ago and didn’t even blogged about that. So much i’ve missed.
So i’m approximately 15 months away to my wedding in 2017 (inshaallah). Pretty much i have booked a few vendors.
- Bridal and photography checked. I don’t find videography is need.
- Deco, catering and DJ checked. My food testing is on this Tue.
- Venue checked
- Berkat for adults checked
I guess these 4 things listed are the most important checks i need to do. The rest can flow by.And i have some crazy ideas about a few DIY projects i wanted to make on my wedding day. From, making my own gift trays (which i still find it not compulsory but again the elders decision..), to making my own fresh flower bouquet, to making my own candy corner to making my own photo booth and backdrop and etc.
Calm down, Arinah! Exams are in about few weeks time, please prioritize!
I haven’t been updating diligently on this site. Felt guilty for that. But nevertheless, I’ve secured a bridal service for my wedding date last week, Alhamdulilah. Will be sharing it on my next post, Inshaallah.
On a serious note, I was thinking to have a khatam Quran session before i get married. You know where they gather with their girlfriends/aunts/cousins and read the Quran together2, like a day or two before they get married? I’m not a fan of a bachelorette party or a hen’s party or whatsoever that links to it. Don’t get me wrong, I think i’m just old-fashioned that way. I’ve already finished my Quran reading few years back but would like to venture more on the tawjid and the correct pronunciation and stuff like that. And if i get better, Inshaallah, would like to learn how to sing while reading the Quran. I know i have to go for courses if i’m really interested in that. But for now, learning the tawjid and correct pronunciation should be the main priority. My previous guru couldn’t guide/teach me due to health condition and i’m currently finding a guru or ustazah that can provide a 1- on -1 teaching session. It will be best if she is staying in the north especially Yishun. Anyone have contacts?
Desperately need help! 😀
While I was lazing around making my satin flowers, mum approached me to asked what i had in mind for my caterer. To her, food is the most important thing we need to take note during a function. Cos people don’t even care how beautiful your pelamin is as long as the food is delicious and great and definitely filling. I too think that way. (Like mother, like daughter thinking.) So i told mum i wanted a simple pelamin but superb food. And mum suggested this ISTANA wedding catering.
I was like, “… that’s expensive! Can’t we settle for an affordable one?!” She was like, it’s okay if it’s expensive as long as it’s sedap. If only. Oh wells. And then she started going further in telling me that it would be great to held the wedding at a CC instead. Cos we didn’t like the idea of the void deck venue as mum thinks it’s messy and dirty. So i initially suggested to do it at a masjid with approx like 300-500pax. It’s afdal and people can pray peacefully and there won’t be noise pollution around. Just the beautiful recitation of azan if da masuk waktu. Furthermore, I wanted my wedding day to be a private event with close relatives and friends, getting along with each other, laughing and enjoying the moment. I always wanted it to be a peaceful serenity. And now she’s telling me to do at a CC and invite 800pax. Who the hell are these prolly 700 people that i didn’t know exists?
I didn’t know planning my wedding is this tough. 😥 I wonder how you BTBs can handle this; Between wanting your choices and your mother/father’s choices.
And I’m also reading up some of your BTBs posts on deco and food. If you don’t mind, please share with me. Will gladly appreciate it. 🙂
I am so, so excited!
At this hour.
Yes, Truly excited, beyoooond excited.
The bridal service that I have set my eyes on since i followed her at IG, couple of months ago finally replied to my inquiry! Yes finalllyyyyyyyyyyy!
After waiting for 3 full days.
After glancing through her bridal packages, i didn’t even need to think twice or thrice or many many times to choose which package i wanted. Hers was at an affordable pricing and within my budget! Both bridal and photography packages! BINGO! Just killed it!
OH! Did i tell you how i spend my last day of August, right after i wrote my 1st entry here?
I’ve been busy emailing a couple of photography services and bridal services to inquiry about their packages. I wanted to find one, that has both services. Cos i believe, both of them need to work hand in hand to create a perfect picture. Aside from that, they will also provide even better services altogether. It all comes to teamwork, ya know. Teeheee.
Speaking of bridal and photography services, I actually found one, through facebook, D’shootz bridal and photography/videography services. Their packages rates are also affordable but i don’t seems to like their outfits….??!? Don’t get me wrong, I mean, it’s nice and all, just that it’s not to my liking and taste.
Alamak call me cerewet. Oppsyyyy!
I believe when it comes to outfits, girls are fickle-minded and wants their preferences. They have the ‘it’s-so-me’ type or the “this-doesn’t-suits-me’ or ‘this-is-so-not-me’ type kinda of thing. And who doesn’t want to look good and gorgeous and beautiful on their wedding day riggggght???
Two (2) years.
I’ve neglected you for two (2) straight years. What happened, man? Oh dear. I’m really, sincerely sorry, Vagabondlolita.
But i’m going to be active now. Since i have a reason to blog about ( or maybe more). Hehehe. A LOT has happened for 2 years. I’ve moved out of my neighborhood last year, and IS still adapting to the changes in this new neighbourhood. Alhamdulillah, I’m back as a student. In my second year of studying. another year to go. What else? Hmmm…
Oh, and i am happily engaged, by the way. This year marks my 1st year of being someone’s fiancee. I know, I know. It’s an exciting news that i’ve been hiding from you. I’ll talk about him one day to you. I missed blogging ya know. Eventhough sometimes i think my English is waaaay out of hands.
And guess what, Alhamdulillah, i have finally set a date to get wed. And i am blogging about it with you! I am officially a BTB! I SERIOUSLY can’t believe this day is cominggggg. Now, i just need to get my wedding-to-do-list done. Today is officially the first day i am blogging to you and will blog on a daily basics since my term break starts today. teeheee.
Hello, BTBs out there! I am joining your club! Please welcome me.
When i saw daddy busy writing down his notes after coming back late from work, i suddenly feel the urge to hug him. Things was a little confusing lately. So with my blanket all wrapped up around my body, i walked and hugged him from the side. He was shocked. Well, because i don’t usually do that. Prolly he was freaked out too. So he laughed and asked me what’s wrong. Can i find a man whose gentleman-ly enough to treat me right? Not hurting me, time and again? Keeping his promises that he have made? Spend his money away sincerely with things that i adore? Surprising me with gifts all the time? Would never get bored of pampering me? And, well, can i daddy? Can i find this man?
I wished i had said that to him. Instead with my vision being blurred by the tears that is about to develop soon, i told daddy that i missed him instead. Words on the mind, always left unspoken.
Love you, Daddy.
Whenever you don’t understand what’s happening in your life, you just have to close your eyes, take a deep breath and say, “Oh Allah, I know its Your plan, I put my trust in You.”
So it’s ending April soon. That calls for another catching up sessions with my R.A.P cliques. I really missed them. The last outing we had was last month. Yes, not that far, only 30 days apart but still… Teehee. So we had dinner and a little shopping spree (though, i really, really, really need to get my hands off the credit card. :/). R is already pursuing her diploma course. P is still working and I am too. In sha allah, with God’s will i am going back to school next year. Enough of two years experience here though, i reckon i’m gonna missed working in the ambulance. 😦 Then again, i can’t stay too long on my comfort zone. We all need to have those little bits of motivation to set the papers going. After all, who doesn’t want a stable yet affordable pay check in this stressful-money-minded country?
You know, it has already been 3 weeks since i last move over to this new workplace and yet people working over here still finds it odd. I guess they are still not used to having us around. I met up with two of my old colleagues today over here. Err… i have to be truth, i’m not really close with them because they don’t belong in my working industry (they are from the fire and safety industry). They were with me back then when i was stationed at 15. Was surprised they still knew me. Cos both of them were the ones who said ‘hi’. And we were like, ‘hey, is that you. whatcha doing here’…. something like that. One, was kind enough to give a t-shirt from the force. Which, i wanted badly! A kind soul i met today. May the Almighty bless him.
Today, when i get back from work, found mother in her bedroom resting. So i took the chance to cuddle up next to her in hopes to hear her shoo-ing me away. Surprised i was, she didn’t even pushed me away when i hugged and laid by her side. An hour later i felt she was shifting me to the pillow while she went off to do the neccessary work that was piling away, only to wake me up on a later timing (prolly a few minutes after she shifted me). Today marks the first time mother didn’t pushed me away when i hugged and laid on her. Today also marks the first time i fell asleep at her side. Oh mother! Thank you. You’ve just made my day. I love you, more than anything in this world. (‘: