3 mistakes to avoid during your wedding reception

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As the big day approaches, couples usually get overwhelmed with all the components and intricacies. As such, little details may be overlooked, which diminishes the quality of their wedding reception. Here are 3 seemingly negligible details to look out for:

1. Inconvenient Dates
Nothing is worse for a guest that having to take days off work or to miss their personal events to attend your wedding. Also keep in mind the seasons, where people are less busy and able to relax. Typically, the peak season for weddings are Sept – Decemeber and the worse months are August .

2. Poor Seating Arrangements
One of the worst pet peeve of wedding guests is sitting at a table where everyone knows each other except them. This can be easily avoided by sending out invites earlier and finalising the seating arrangement. You can also consult your wedding planner on contingency plans, like when a RSVP guests doesn’t show up on the last minute.

It will also be helpful for the guests to find their seats and not stand around awkwardly if you have ushers to guide them.

3. Program Lulls
Usually, the event starts off with high energy and excitement and ends with a bang. It’s the middle part that threatens to surrender to mind-numbing boredom. While the couple is busy with their picture and ceremonial duties, guests start to get bored, tired and cranky with nothing to do whule they’re waiting for you.

Hire a planner. We are specifically experienced in ensuring every segment of your wedding remains enjoyable and engaging. Your guests will crave for more and time will pass smoothly with out help.

What’s your pet peeve when you attend a wedding? We’d like to hear yours. Tell us in the comments below!

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Marriage Preparation – the tough questions to prepare your marriage

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‘Till death do us part’ – a simple statement brimming with profound meanings. Marriage is a winding road filled with unexpected hurdles. For the sake of love so worth fighting for, are you ready to co-pilot this future into unchartered water together?

Most people view marriage as a beginning of a new chapter. It may be right but it is in reality the toughest, most emotional and rewarding chapter of their life. To prepare for it, we realise that expectation is the key ingredient to a successful marriage. An advice given by married couples: ”be open about communicating expectations”. [Matthew Boggs & Jason Miller, 2007]

More than wedding planning and wedding coordination, we gain immense satisfaction seeing fulfilling and happy marriages. Working with many couples and providing wedding coordination has provided us with insights of useful questions prospective wedding couples should know before planning their wedding.

Here is our compilation; we hope its useful in preparing  both of you for the next chapter of your lives.

Marriage Worksheet

Click here to download, Marriage Worksheet.

1) Dreams and Ambition

‘Marriage is a covenantal union designed to strengthen the capability of each partner to carry out the plan in their lives’. By motivating your partner to pursue their dreams, you acknowledge the importance of their ambition in a relationship. Couples who lead a passionate marriage are often the ones that support each other

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Wedding Shoot – Tropical Garden

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The inspiration for this shoot came from two areas in my life, the fascination of nature’s offerings and my traveling experiences. I grew up in a humble home built by my grandpa. I spent many morning running around in the home, helping mum with garden and eating lots of home cook food. Returning to Asia after a sabbatical in South America, I came back yearning for all the exotic fruits. When I discovered Bollywood Veggies, it almost felt like my playground from the young.

When putting together a garden shoot, I visited the local fruit stall. The red hue of Lychee and blue Mangosteen tones became the anchor of inspiration. Upon tabletop, a hand-died table runner from northern Thailand, placed with stunning florals by Floral Magic, placed in tree-bark containers, and a array tropical fruits for the guests to enjoy. The day set the tone bringing together a quiet happiness and rejoice in the company of closest friends and family.

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