as the bride to be from the north, i find it very frustrating when it comes to wedding vendors.. what i mean is i don't really have many choices here. unlike u girls from KL etc. i don't know about other northern brides to be and how they search for their vendors around here...ada ka yang bagus2?? susah nak jumpa yg talented, creative and professional. balik2 itu ja la yang ada.
kat penang JAKEL pun takdak tau! the nearest is in Sg. Petani...again,i'm so frustrated with their kains...even the sales assistant told me to go to KL to buy my kain nikah..cos apparently, they said the kains there were the "left overs" from KL. ( yang mana tak laku depa hantaq pi sana..apa punya turr?? ) even my wedding planner bought our kains for our wedding outfits in KL...but, again it all depend on own preferances..maybe in my own eyes i hate it but maybe when others see it, it's the most beautiful kain they've ever seen. so i'm okay with th fact that i have to buy my kain in KL instead. kalau yang busy terpaksa tangguh2 bukan senang nak ke sana kena plan betul2, kan? my wedding is 5 months away but i have not bought my kain nikah just yet..funny, my baju bersanding dah settled. ;p
next, it's about the bridal boutiques pulak...there are a lot! no doubt about it. but to find a "decent" one is quite a challenge...BIG CHALLENGE for me though. eveytime i enter a boutique, i find the same styles,same colors and same attitude among the assistants...which is, they can't really understand our need..they keep insisting that we accept their ideas only, which i find sooooo lapuk ditelan zaman. ( excuse my french..ehehe ) and kalau yang jenis bagi idea ni okay la kan walaupun idea dia kita tak suka sgt, at least there's option given to us..but many of the assistants have no idea at all. i mean, i get a lot of silent stares and instead of me asking the questions, they would ask me what i want..if they don't have what i want, then bad luck for me i just have to move on and look out for more boutiques..at least give me some options & suggestions..dalam 7 butik i pi depa semua jenis macam ni...tak paham i~ lack of communication skills or something..or maybe boss tak bayar gaji?? wallahualam~ but, overall, i seriously feel that many of the boutiqes are out of trend...very hard to find the latest wedding stuffs there. though i'm not that trendy person but i know to diffrenciate what's in & what's out~
about make up now, well..sadly to say i was one of the victims to bad make up which left me feeling traumatic already...i don't want to say that all of them are bad cos at that time i was so clueless about make up...i see the samples and the previous works only and based on that alone i decided to let the person do my make up on my engagement...takpa la...pasrah, benda dah jadi. but attending several weddings around my hometown, all i can say is that, the make ups are very very very thick! tebal gila...and the brides look so diffrent...kadang2 takot tengok..yes, bila dalam gambar nampak cantik tp in reality...malas nak cakap la.as long as the brides are happy...
so, i really hope for fresh talents in penang cos we all do want to follow the current trends.because of my not so good experience, i lost hope and decided that i don't want to go to any of the boutiques anymore..Alhamdulillah, i have found somebody fresh & talented...ooh and young too..hehehe..i can't say much just yet, we'll see how my wedding turns out first yaa??! ;p
wedding photographers pulak! well, there are so many up and coming photographers i think but again, it all depend on our preference...art is subjective to individual...tepuk dada tanya selesa...the price range are standards i guess..many that i asked so far would qoute me almost the same thing betweet RM2000-2550 for 2 events with outdoor shoot as well...but, my photog are from Kulim, Kedah..yang penang punya mahal sikit la from my budget..eheheh..
i just hope these photographers will continue to sharpen their skills...i love many of the works from photographers that are based outside penang too..but i can't hire them cos of the extra charges that i have to pay. so at the early stage of photographer huntings, i have decided to just focus on what we have around penang, kedah or perlis only...to the northern brides all i can say is keep looking cos many of them are good!=) don't fall for the pictures that you see on their websites only...but it's better for you to go and meet them personally.
okay, that's all i have for now...maybe will be a continuation later... =) ohh, for those who think my opinions stink...i hope you understand that this is just an opinion from a person only...again, i'm not the pro here...a lot of things that i don't know much...