*Blows off dust*
And I’m back here again. My mood for a blog entry is back again all of a sudden.
We are at T-94 days now and I didn’t completely stopped documenting my life as a WTB/BTB. The updates are all in a form of a square picture with short paragraphs of my feelings, or anything really.
Let’s get down to business.
1) House matters
Since the last entry, we have finally booked a unit! The days leading up to the selection appointment was really crazy. I am so glad to find a forum talking about the SBF and was obsessed with it. I read it few times and day. Same as my fave website… H.D.B. In makeup terms, it was my holygrail, my ride or die. When the selection started for our estate sometime in June, I checked my phone in class and noticed that a unit has been booked. It was really a panic moment. I called the CSO and checked with her on the selection dates etc, and that gave me a better gauge as to which day of batch we belonged to. And of coz, our ideal unit was booked etc. But after looking again at what we were left with, the units arent as crappy as those completed only in 2020. Took my first leave of the year for the selection. Had lunch at MFM with A and my FMIL. Grabbed there and arrived about 45 mins earlier. Took our queue number. Sit and wait. I stared at the screen, and A was refreshing his phone. We had our eyes in this particular unit. And ya allah…. it was really intensed. The moments whilst we were there. I was reciting doa and all. Oh, and all the while, my Spotify playlist choice even gone alim k…. I created “zikir ramadan” in conjunction with tje fasting month. Our selection was like 5 days into raya only. That was all I listened to ease my mind.
The process of booking was quite fast. The only thing was they needed the marriage cert of my FMIL to be sent to them. After booking, we grabbed to our unit. Took photos and walked around the estate again. We then bought drinks ans snacks while talking about our plans for the house, the buses, our future, the amenities etc. And so the waiting game continues.
More than a month, still no updates. I want my keys!!!
2) Venue and decor
Next, we had site recce with kak A and Abg M. Again, it was in the evening. Tak pernah nampak in daytime sadly. Takde chance. But it was a fruitful discussion. Me and A memang nak something with a touch of black. Rose gold tak boleh cus they said it was more like pink. So bronze it was then. And then the big qn.. floral, foliage or both? Round or rectangular back panels? Tiffany or napoleon chairs? Stairs or no stairs? Considering the size of hall, and budget, I decided no stairs. Though kan mcm lagi best dapat naik tangga dari tengah, inatead of tepi. Tapi, demi tetamu-tetamu, tak jadi. We looked through some pictures and colours of cloth and decided on our colour scheme. Called it a night when kita kena “halau” by the CC staff cus nak tutup.
3) Outfit selection
Next was to the bridal studio. Initially, A wanted to have his outfits MTM, but we decided to change cus simpan duit tu untuk rumah lagi worth it. Plus, he was also on a weight loss journey. So that night, cuma I je dapat try on baju. Like about 6? 2 for nikah (which i like the grey one), 2 songket (the purple was cool but A hates purple, the maroon was too traditional), 2 bollywood outfits (A hated the purple one again, but liked the maroon one). I forgot to ask Kak a, how many outfits we can try on cus I read that certain vendors ade policy for tryons or selections. So anyway, besok kita pergi sane lagi for the actual selection.
4) Invitation cards
Ni pon saga jugak. Nak pilih design pon susah cus I kan bridezilla gitew. Nak match our decor lah, nak bunga ke nak daun2 je lah. Tanak font mcm ni, nak mcm tu. Nak combined, nak seperate.
I wanted combined. But mama ayah wanted seperate. Si A pulak sembarang. So finally, it was combined. Cus we are paying for it essentially.
And the card design, A told me to pick between the 2 that I really liked. And collated info and details. WL did the first drafts with 2 types of fonts. And then I requested for amendments.
Lepas tu, dah tukar semua dah happy. Dah confirm dgn dia untuk send for printing semua tau. Few nights later, like 5 days after, I gatal. Sebelum tidur, obsessed sendiri nak tengok card. Sekali, spot a mistake. The upper and lower case pulak tu. Ape lagi, malam tu jugak about 11ish texted her to ask of its been sent for printing. Nasib dia reply cepat and said yes, why? I told her about it lah. The next day I text her again to ask of its been printed or not. Nasib baik belum ya allah! So dia tolong edit and thats it. Tanak tengok lagi. Ade nanti change of mind lah etc. Takmu macam2. Just hope dapat card on time sudah.
5) Pre-wedding photoshoot
Few nights ago, baru teringat. Cus A will be leaving next month already. Ingat nak have it same hari with our ROMM interview. But then, smlm A said that we can go with his best friends and their wives to JB and all for it. Bukan nasib, cus pagi sampai kerja terus check calendar and got teachers AL, on course etc. Shall see how lah.
Ok dah malas nak type. Susah lah nak type dari handphone.