Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Monday, September 1, 2014
Few months ago I had a big test in my relationship. We had a big fight and all i can think (during that time) is do i still want to do this (wedding)? Is he? I read, heard and saw friends, relatives said that during the wedding preparation there must be stuffs that will test our relationship, we both might argue a lot. He want it this way, I want it that way. And the worst thing is break up could be the decision. I already told myself since the day he proposed me. Ok gricia you have to ready because not only sweets but bitter experience is upon you and you got to ready to handle them because this is happens to all relationship. You can do this! But (not so) surprisingly i almost forgot the reminder i gave to myself.
At first we (bride to be) had butterflies in our stomach, can't stop smiling thinking about we're going to build a family with the man of our life. But sometimes we didn't prepared ourself to the obstacles that will come and go and come again during the journey to the big day. I just want to tell you all bride to be out there, when you had a big fight that might or almost "kill" your relationship, of course feel free to yelling, crying and pour your heart content to him but then take some time to really really think.. Why you said "i do" at the first? Think about reasons why you love him so much, think about why you want to spend the rest of your life with him, think about why you want him to be the father for your children. Those reasons will bring back your conscious and eventually you both will back to each other. That is true love. Hey so many things needs to be settled for the wedding right. So stand up and lets do this!!
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Can’t believe that time is running so fast.. Feels like yesterday he proposed me (which actually around last mid year) and next month is already our wedding reception!! All of our preparation to the Big Day finished around 90% I might say.. And I can say proudly that we did it quite smooth because we know what we want, we set budget properly =) Yes.. what else is the most important thing to prepare besides budget right? (well of course love, mentality include but lets just talk the reality) Budget will be the most often topic to discuss with our “husband to be” during the day after he proposed us (woman) until the Big Day.. =D
This blog post is specially dedicated for those who are going to get married ;) Let me share 3 most important items that you should put on your top list when you & your “husband to be” preparing the wedding reception.
1. Venue: Both of you have to make an agreement to each other before you discuss to your parents about how you both want this reception will be and how far you both willing to adjust to the parents requests. Because from stories I heard (happened to me as well) sometimes the parents want stuffs that one of you might won’t agree. So how many invitees is the first thing to decide. After that you can browse on website like bridestory.com to find what kind of venue you both want (hotel ballroom / function room / restaurants / indoor or outdoor), you’ll find it helpful because the photos in the website are very updated from each venue based on the wedding projects they had. Bridestory.com has “save” button for you to save several photos you like and then you can compare those venues because you want to see them back and forth right?! After decided let say your top 5 venues, next thing is you can go to the “email” button to request pricelist for wedding package (to check if the package match your budget), after that you can visit the venues you both agreed to check.
2. Bridal: Men can wear a fine suit or tux then voila they looked handsome. But women! So many options of gown shapes we have to pick that’s why choosing the right bridal or designer is on my number 2 list. It’s a long path to walk dear :’) If you have extra budget you can have a custom made wedding gown because it will designed based on your body shape, you can discuss every detail about it. Perfect for the perfectionist one. Hehe.. In my case, I choose to rent the wedding gown.. I have visited lots of bridals.. And it’s a good thing to do because you can compare prices & try the styles at each bridal had.. When you click to bridestory.com and choose bridal you can filter the options by click the budget button. It will take you directly to bridals / designers that match your budget (if you have to googling and sort one by one it’s too tiring and when you find out the one you like is off the budget that’s quite pathetic right so just click the filter that’s already provided).
3. Make up artist: It’s not easy to find the right make up artist (MUA), their hand job is very personal. The result for one to another can be different.. They called it cocok-cocokan in bahasa =P great thing that I found at bridestory.com is (again) the updated photos.. We can check the latest project of each make up artist. My suggestion is if you already choose several make up artists, try them one by one when you have special occasion. So that you’ll know if you feel click or not.. Yes you can get free trial when you booked a MUA but if you don’t like the free trial you will hesitate and feel not sure with how you’ll look during the Big Day but cannot do anything because you already put DP to the MUA unless it’s ok for you to cancel the booking which mean the DP cannot be refund. Best thing is read the reviews, check the latest creation of the MUA is it consistently good or not, compare the before and after result. After that, have a trial. That’s why I put MUA as the top 3 because you need to have enough time to try several MUAs.
So that’s all for now. Hopefully this blog post will be helpful. I’m planning to have another one about (not so) small things on wedding. Just stay tune guys!
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
|Onlyi Kartini dress, Fendi sling bag, Asos flats|
|Mphosis dress, Somerville shirt, Marc by Marc Jacobs bag, H&M boots|
|Romwe galaxy print dress, Onlyi bag & necklace|
|Somerville shirt, Ripped jeans bought at Shanghai, Zara sling bag, Asos flats|
|Onlyi Soekarno dress, Stiu shoes|
|Somberville sweater, Uniqlo legging pants, Zara sling bag, Babe Hat bowler hat, Reebok shoes, Say BAM necklace|
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
|Sheer top with embellished sleeves fr Limkokwing Fashion Club|
For those who followed my instagram might saw my post wearing this beautiful top. The brand called Limkokwing Fashion Club, a fashion label by Limkokwing University of Creative Technology from KL, Malaysia. Indonesian blogger, Diiyn who introduced me to this brand. Thanks dear =)
The website fashionclub.my is available for worldwide shipping. Not only women apparel, they also provide men collection as well. Go check the website and expect glamorous yet fun collection!
Monday, June 23, 2014
"Indonesian Fashion Bloggers Now" book by Ade Aprilia out now at bookstores in Jakarta. Filled with fashion bloggers profile, hobbies, etc. You can know them more only by reading this book. Oh by the way find me on page 446-457 ;)