Countdown To Your Wedding

There are many guidelines to the countdown of your wedding in the Internet, books and magazines. They all suggest almost the same things. Some are very detailed and some are brief. It’s best to do more research to find the one that you are comfortable with.

This one here is just as your reference. Anyway, hope this will more or less help you out and know what to expect.

12 months before
Decide on the style of wedding reception, date and size of the function.
Decide your budget.
Book you the venue for your reception.
Make arrangements with the Registrar of Marriages to get the legal work done.
Make a booking for the mosque/temple/church in which you want to get married.
Choose your helpers – bridesmaid, groomsmen, best man, flower girls, page boys, ushers and emcee.

5 months before
Finalise your wedding colour theme, date and size of your function.
Shop for your wedding outfits.
Book your photography session.
Start your body fitness programme and look after your diet.
Visit your jewellers.
Schedule your physical examination and blood tests.
Shop for your new home furnishing.

4 months before
Plan your budget and book for your honeymoon.
Design your wedding invitations card and wordings/texts.
Book hotel rooms for out-of-town guests.
Shop for your customary wedding requirements eg. tea set etc.
Visit your beautician and hairstylist.

3 months before
Finalise your guest list.
Order the invitation cards.
Confirm your helpers – bridesmaid, groomsmen, best man, flower girls, page boys, ushers and emcee. Ensure that their outfits booking.
Select your dinner menu.
Order your wedding cake.
Make arrangement with a reliable florist for the floral.
Book the chauffeur and transport for your guests.
Attend the necessary counselling course before the wedding, if necessary.

2 months before
Mail the invitation cards for out-of-town guests.
Ensure all attire is ready and fitted.
Fix appointment with your hairsylist and beautician for trail make-up and hair.
Arrange for photography session with your photo studio.
Double check and confirm the honeymoon arrangement.
Confirm your wedding cake order and dinner menu.
Request a table arrangement plan from the restaurant and start the seating planning for your guest.
Apply leave from your job.

1 month before
Confirm your out-of-town guests list and hotel booking.
Confirm with florist on your bridal bouquet, flower basket and corsages.
Ensure all invitation cards are sent and if possible hand deliver your invitation.
Reconfirm your honeymoon booking and ensure that visa application is done, if necessary.
Give yourself a body treat and go for a manicure/pedicure, body massage and scrub.
Ensure your new home/room furnishing is ready.
Hold a briefing with your photographer, bridemaids, bestman, chauffeur, flower girls, page boys, usher and emcee on your programme.

2 weeks before
Check guests attendance and reconfirm your dinner booking or/and caterer.
Confirm your guest seating arrangement.
Ensure all attire fit your nicely.
If you are getting married in the church, hold a full rehearsal with the bridemaids, bestman, flower girls and page boys.
Reconfirm with your beautician/make up artist and hairstylist on the appointment.

1 Week Before
Reconfirm your guests attendance list, dinner booking, hotel booking for out-of-town guest and travel agents.
Keep calm, relax and get enough sleep.

The Banquet Installation Ceremony & Press Conference Photos (Part 2)

We took this opportunity to take some photos to share with you in case you plan to have your wedding here or just curious on how the place looks like. It’s just like mini Kuching International Airport.

You can have your garden wedding here.

Projector screen available and they have 3 washing basins outside so that there won’t be too many people jamming the toilet.

Fountain with blinking lights that will look pretty nice at night.

The lounge where you can hang out with your friends for some drinks.

The well-stocked bar with selected high-end liquors.

More views of the lounge cum western restaurant.

You can also opt to have your wedding reception at the lounge.

The stage.

The table decorations.

The Banquet is located at:
Sublot 29, 3rd Exchange Commercial Centre, Jalan Datuk Tawi Sli near Everrise Supermarket 4 12/2Mile.

For inquiries:
Tel no.: 60-083-377041, 012-2040111 or 016-8844700

The Banquet Installation Ceremony & Press Conference Photos (Part 1)

Was lucky to be invited to The Banquet installation ceremony and press conference.

The Banquet.

Speech by the manager.

This is the owner of The Banquet.

The installation ceremony where all the staffs from the managers to the captains were officially given their name tags.

The BanQuet chief chef, Foong Kok Thin from Singapore demonstrated his cooking.

The yummy dishes that was done by the chef on the spot. These are available in the western menu.

The awards won by the chief chef.

Group photo of the staff.

The Banquet is located at:
Sublot 29, 3rd Exchange Commercial Centre, Jalan Datuk Tawi Sli near Everrise Supermarket 4 12/2Mile.

For inquiries:
Tel no.: 60-083-377041, 012-2040111 or 016-8844700

Legalise Your Marriage

Registration of marriages could be carried out by:

1. Registrar of Marriages at the Jabatan Pendaftaran Perkahwinan Negara (National Registration Department for Marriages) or

2. Assistant Registrar of Marriages appointed by the Jabatan Pendaftaran Perkahwinan Negara.

The followings are the documents required to register your marriage:

Registration for Non-Muslim

  • Original identification card (I/C) of the applicants.
  • Original birth certification (B/C) of the applicants.
  • 2 passport sized photo of the applicants.
  • Approval Form (E, N – if necessary).
  • Absolute divorce letter issued by the high court (for divorcee only).
  • Original death certificate (for spouse of widow/widower OR father/parent of the applicant who is below 21 years old only).
  • Under age licence (for lady applicant who is between the age of 16 and 18 years old).
  • Photo copy of 2 witnesses I/C.

Registration for marriages contracted in overseas

  • Original identification card (I/C) of the applicants.
  • Original birth certification (B/C) of the applicants.
  • 3 passport sized photo of the applicants.
  • Original marriage certificate received overseas.

Registration for marriages carried out under the customary rites before 1st March 1982

  • Original identification card (I/C) of the applicants.
  • Original birth certification (B/C) of the applicants.
  • 3 passport sized photo of the applicants.
  • Documents (eg. children’s B/C, wedding photo or other relevant documents) as prove of your marriage.

This is to serve as a reference only, the law might change, do check with Jabatan Perkahwinan Negara to confirm and finalise.

Over 5,000 Expected At Sarawak Bridal Fair 2007

The Sarawak Bridal Fair is making a comeback this year with 5,000 visitors expected at the Sarawak Tourism Complex here from March 23 to 25.

Held for the third consecutive year, the fair attracted more than 3,000 to the Imperial Hall at Crown Square last year. Due to the centralised nature of the venue the organisers are confident of attracting a huge crowd this year.

Main organiser, Integrated FM Sdn Bhd facilities management consultant, Laik Heng Juan, said the three-day fair would act as a one-stop centre offering all key wedding products and services for plan-to-marry couples.

“Those planning to wed will be delighted with the latest products put up by the exhibitors at the fair. It is like a one-stop convenient centre for couples to-be to browse for information, quotation and maybe get special deals,” he told a news conference here yesterday.

Also present were Cahaya Teknologi post-production director Peter Eng, Laik’s assistant Cecillia Sim and Harbour Cruises and Events Group sales administrative Suanna Joseph Robi.

Laik added that the fair would also enable exhibitors to update themselves with other industry players providing complementary services.

He said that some 40 booths would be set up by various categories namely bridal house, photographic studio, jewellery, florist, hair salon, beauty salon, slimming, travel agent, hotel, cake house, printing, restaurant and video production house.

While door gifts had been prepared for the first 500 visitors, couples who registered themselves with Chocolate Graphics – one of the joint sponsors – would be entitled to a piece of chocolate specially designed by the company, he said.

He said the highlights of the event would include bridal showcase and fashion show and bridal car decoration competition.

“To complement an unforgettable wedding, visitors are also encouraged to sign up for a nine-hour course worth RM50 per couple offered by a non-profit organisation – Focus On The Family Malaysia.

Coordinator for Focus On The Family Malaysia (Kuching Branch) Matthew Ling said the course would come with a comprehensive handbook entitled ‘SmartStart: A Guide For Newly Weds’.

“The course will be conducted by a team of trained and certified facilitators to enlighten couples-to-be on key areas of marriage life.”

These key aspects comprised ‘knowing each other intimately’, ‘discovering our expectations’, ‘facing conflicts and challenges’, ‘communication’, ‘building sexual intimacy’ and ‘finance and the family’, he added.

Ling disclosed that the upcoming SmartStart marriage preparation course had been scheduled for July 7 and 8. Another seminar ‘It takes more than love’ would be held on April 7 and June 24 as prelude to the (SmartStart) course.

Meanwhile, exhibitors that have confirmed their participation include Focus On The Family Malaysia, I Bell Bridal House Sdn Bhd, Genesis Bridal Studio, France Taipei Bridal Palace, Hollywood Bridal Sdn Bhd, My Wedding Collection, Harbour Cruises and Events Group, Holiday Inn Kuching, Crowne Plaza Riverside Kuching, Astro, Siong Lian Enterprise, Banana Greeting, Cahaya Teknologi, Chocolate Graphics, Yu Lee Hong Motor Sdn Bhd, Idaman Dhoori Bridal and Slimming Sanctuary Sdn Bhd.

For further information on the fair, please contact Integrated FM Sdn Bhd at 082-242808 or 082-422808.