Monday, February 13, 2012

The Traditional Tea Dress

Went for a fitting to select my tea dress...hmm..

After trying on 3 different types of Kua, most of them look alike to me. Other than the cutting and material so iI chose the relatively modern type made with silk like material. Super cooling and comfy to wear!


I didn't realize that the traditional Kua cannot be altered. Then again, make sense la cos of all the beadings and embroidery on it.

I'm wearing S size and it kind of got me thinking again...then those brides slimmer than me how?
And so I asked, So what type of body shape is suitable for the Cheong Sam? Cos I always have this thinking that you must be really slim to wear it. which is only half correct.

The coordinator actually say that you've to be tall and with abit of flesh, else probably can't see the curves and all...hmm..

Anyway to satisfy my personal desire, even though I am short and fat, i decided to try on the cheong sam type as tea dress..lolx...

Surprisingly I still look ok leh...(i think)




Just that Mr. Keir doesn't like me wearing this and both my BFF and coordinator agreed some how i look pretty wild in a cheongsam.
Maybe they think I look like I'm from one of the nightclubs? ahahhaha...

Well here's the main reason why i can't wear this piece of dress as my tea dress even though i really quite like it!



the side is transparent..and it shows..............super obvious..


My tattoo...haha..maybe that's the main reason why i really like it personally too..
but Nah, not gona scare off those relatives, you know how traditional some of them might be...so yea let's stick to the traditional Kua for now...

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Wedding stuff from Chinatown

Went over to Chinatown with Mr. Keir and Mama to check out if there's any suitable Chinese Customary Wedding items for us..
and here are some of the loots...





There're tons of shops selling traditional chinese wedding items at Chinatown market or Chinatown complex as it's commonly known as.
It's the market nearest to CK departmental store.

They've plenty of wedding bedsheets to choose from with prices as low as $30++ for a simple bedsheet set to $60+ for a silk wedding bed sheet.

We didn't really want the traditional wedding bedsheet cos you'll probably only use it for a while. So we got a white based floral bedsheet as our wedding bedsheet. At least we can still use it after the wedding.

Hmm not sure if this is considered reasonably priced, didn't take a picture of our bedsheet cos Mr. Keir kept it in a rather inaccessible area as soon as we got back..Zzzz.

Anyway we'll need a plain based bedsheet cos our bedframe is read. Most wedding bedsheets are red and it's gona look awful on our bed frame.

Here's our storage bedframe!


Love the swaroski crystals on the headboard..hehz..gives it a classy feel...
The bed sheet we bought was 450 thread count, comes with quilt cover as well an it costs us $90.
Bought the comforter at $30 => gave us $10 discount so total = $120.

Still cheaper than robinsons i guess...

to give our bed that extra "wedding" kind of feel, we bought the pair of cushion above for $26.

THe wedding ang pows there average about $1.30 - $1.80 for the bigger pieces...and ooh i bought the wedding lamps online from another bride for only $10..ahaha...cos u probably only gona use it on your wedding day. not looking at spending too much for such stuffs.

As you can see, we try to simplify the traditional stuffs as much as possible.
So we only bought

- wedding cushion (shown above)
- few packs of wedding ang pow packets (shown above)
- Red umbrella with frills ($10)
- Wedding stickers ($1.80 each)
- "wedding" bedsheet

Save costs!!