Btw, this is my second gown! I changed into a lighter lace slip dress for lunch. :)
It totally sums up how we felt after the whole event! Although it was just the wedding ceremony, and was only a few hours long (granted that the bridal party was up since 5am FOL), but we were totally SPENT. I have full-on respect for couples who did all the wedding she-bang in one day-- tea ceremony, ROM, reception dinner... How do you guys do it, it amazes me! :O
And the thing is, we actually have a coordinator/ planner for the day! Also felt so exhausted physically and mentally wtf. It's one of the best things we have spent on for the wedding, getting a coordinator! It was something that I decided on very early into wedding-planning, although it might be considered as a "luxury" item by some people.
The main reasons being:
1) We have a morning ceremony (decided on on a morning one 'cause there is less chance of rain, haha), which means I definitely need help setting up. As it is, I woke up at 5am on the day for make-up. Can you imagine if I have to set up the venue?! Need to camp there overnight wtf.
2) Most of my girlfriends are based overseas/ outstation; heck, even my sister is! So they are all only back the day before my wedding, which doesn't leave much time for prepping or setting-up.
3) I want my family and friends to enjoy the wedding. Because no matter how lightly you put it, coordinating/ overseeing a wedding IS a full-time job, and they won't be able to have fun if they are so busy working.
4) I want to enjoy my own wedding! There are a million and one things that could crop up at a wedding, and I really didn't want to fret over them on the day.
Luckily for me, I didn't have to fret at all! From repeat-calling the registrar to make sure he arrives on time, to arranging for new seats for guests who turned up without RSVPs (*grunts*), to packing up ALL the deco/ wedding cake/ gifts after the event, paying the different vendors.... We didn't have to lift a single finger. Which I am eternally grateful for! Don't for a second think that you, as a bride, can handle all these things... You won't! Or you could, but you will be one very frazzled, stressed-out bride. :/
In fact, right after the wedding ended, the boy turned to me and said, "That is the best money we have spent on the wedding. I have a newfound respect for people working in the wedding industry now." HAHAHAHA
Anyway, the whole point of this entry is to highly recommend hiring a coordinator-- at least for the day only! It's well worth the money. :) If you don't know where to start looking ('cause I definitely didn't!), you can start browsing the Wedding Planner category on Wedding.com.my. There are so many talented vendors listed there, you will sure to have fun going through them all! :D
I also posted some new items on Boudoir Boudoir: