Tie the knot story : Part 1



It's already 1 year , I'm a wife to Hafifi Hafidz . How fast time flies . And now , I've only got a chance to blog about my wedding . hihihi. I will shared about my wedding from the day of preparation till the memorable day ever in my life. ( will blog part by part  ).

When we talked about wedding . Especially girls , will become excited/paranoid and of course we as a girls already have our own wedding dream in mind . Right ? ...Me too~ . I have my own wedding dream . hihihi... My wedding dream list already existed before I met again with my husband . ( We known each other when we were in high school .. more stories in my previous post title:  L.O.V.E ) .


The preparation for a wedding is not as easy as it may seem . But , it depends to you how you manage it .
Several questions must took place :
1) When is your wedding date?
2) What type of wedding you are looking for ? - simple ? grand ? etc.
3) What is your budget for your wedding? - this is the most important part to avoid you over spent
    for your wedding , unless if you are a celebrity / public figure  you might be receive lots of        
    sponsor , tue lain citer lah ye , adik-adik / kawan -kawan , hihihi )
4) What theme you want for your wedding ? - english style ? vintage ? garden wedding? etc .
5) Where you want your wedding to be held ? - home  ? hotel ? ballroom ? convention center ?
     garden ? etc --- depends on total of guest you want to invite.
6) Your wedding will be RSVP or open wedding?  - this also make you easier to search for a hall .


After six crucial questions been decided . Then , you can continue to search and decide about :
1) Theme color
2) Photographer/videographer
3) Makeup artist
4) Designer - wedding dress
5) Wedding planner
6) Decorator &  tent person
7) Invitation card
8) Door gift
9) Guest list
10) Inai person
11) Hantaran
12) Bridemaids


You've got a lists and you can start searching . Important thing in the lists above is to find a wedding hall after you decide your wedding date. It is because when you already have the wedding date, it will make the searching become easier.  If you are intended to held your wedding in the hotel / wedding hall / ballroom / convention center , etc . Your dream wedding hall must be book at least 1 year before your wedding day .

Searching is not easy . When I'm searched for a wedding hall ,  I have certain requirement based on my dad request. Which is :
1) RSVP
2) Guest list - 2000 guest
3) Dinner wedding
So , this requirement makes my searching become narrow . So a bit easy for me . 


Few wedding halls are in my list .


In the end . I've chose Dewan Seri Endon / Puspanitapuri in Precinct 10 , Putrajaya . It is because I'm attracted to the garden next to the hall . My mind said :  " the garden too beautiful for outdoor photoshoot . " That time I'm totally forgotten that my dad want a dinner wedding . After a  discussion , the decision been made that my wedding hall is in Putrajaya  . Alhamdulillah .



My wedding date :
Date of solemnization (nikah ) : 24th October 2014 = 29 Zulhijjah 1435  ( Friday )
Date of reception ( bersanding ) : 25th October 2015 = 1 Muharram 1436 ( Saturday )
Date of 2nd reception ( bertandang ) : 8th November 2015 ( Saturday )


For the date . I want my solemnization held on 1 Muharram as it is the new year if followed Islamic Calendar . In Islam , it is a good date for us as a Muslim by remembering the event whereby our Rasullullah migrated from Makkah to Madinah . Berhijrah / Migrate in this context means from a good person change into a better person in life and Hereafter . Insyaallah . But , if my solemnization held on 1 Muharram which falls on Saturday means my wedding reception will be held on Sunday . It will be hassle for my family members / friends who live far from KL to come . So , that's why my solemnization held on Friday night = 24 October 2014 / 29 Zulhijjah  1435 . =)


Other decision for my wedding are made : 
1) Type of wedding - simple yet elegant
2) RSVP
3) English theme
4) Theme color   --- Pastel color
2) Photographer/videographer
   - Hafizudin Hamdan Photography ( OP )
   - Moment This Production ( as videographer )
   - Pelangi Putih  Film ( for instagram live update )
3) Makeup artist
   - Solemnization : Emma Persona
   - 1st reception : Leen Zakaria
   - 2nd reception : Emma Persona
4) Designer/wedding dress - Fiziwoo ( check it out their FB/Instagram )
5) Wedding planner /Decorator - Mahligai Creative
6) Tent - Sani Canopy
7) Invitation card - Kad Lestari
8) Door gift - Vintage Shop
10) Inai person - wannorinai
11) Hantaran
12) Bridemaids
13) Guest list


There you go, how I plan my wedding preparation . I will shared more details in each of the list in my next post . Like I said , the post will be part by part . 

Stay tuned and keep in touch all . 

Hope my post will help a bit for you or bride-to-be out there planning for your wedding dream .

Trust me , you will be a bridezilla but in the end you will miss the moment of your wedding preparation .

=D

Have fun and good luck . Treasure each moments. 




Love ,
    N.I.A




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