Since there will be a lot of big days coming, I share some tips and key learning for those who'll change their status soon. Happy for you guys! =)
1. Make-up artist
-Don’t be a tikus makmal! Make sure your make up artist has met you before the day so that he/she can imagine how to color your face during the event. If you have extra budget, maybe you can ask him/her to do some demo testing on your face.
-Use your own make-up product !(especially face powder) Some of the skin will not blend together with certain products, therefore your skin will not look flawless as usual. Jangan salahkan mak andam pulak!
2. Dress and Veil
-Never never never mix chiffon dress with tudung bawal. Seriously, your upper body and head will look keras and frozen! Lace and bawal should be okay.
-A big DON’T to CHEAP OLD FASHIONED tiara worn together with tudung. Not rhyme together la kawan..google for the examples. Tons of them but I didn’t dare to put it here. Nanti kene saman lo.
-If you plan to wear veil, make sure you wear simple tudung so that your face will not be overshadowed by your tudung-yg-meriah+veil yg kompom meriah.
For me, this is crowded enough. Sorry to say.
-Make sure both family know the event flow so that they can COORPERATE VERY WELL during the event. Lagi2 the opposite side of the family. Senang sikit nak bergambar family tuuuuee~
-Get one to manage the tentative of the event. MUST! iF not, your majlis will chaos and forgot something somewhere. Like my engagement earlier, we forgot to cut the engagement cake! Kesian Uncle yg sponsor.
-Double check everything especially cakes that you ordered. During my engagement, my was-boyboy ordered Secret Recipe Cake to be one of my hantaran. And guess what? They delivered a cake which read " SELAMAT ULANG TAHUN SHILA!" on it. Oh my god! Luckily my sis-in-law tergerak hati to check on it.
-Talk to your photographer before the event. What you want him to capture, how you want your big day photos will be. Ask him what you want. You have the right since you pay them~ (Photographer2 sekalian, jangan la marah)
-If possible and within your budget, hire a secondary photographer. 1 person will not able to capture the whole moment. Trust me. I experienced this and luckily have a friend to do this for me with a low pay. (He said he's a beginner, but I think he did a great job) Tq Eus!
-Pampered yourself 2 weeks before your big day. (1 week is acceptable tho)
Scaling, sauna, body scrub, facial treatment; all these must be done before the big day. Don’t make it too late because you'll never know what unexpected things that will happen upon your big day arrival. ;p Me myself keep postponing all this and end up with body scrubbing only!
-Don’t change your environment. Like, usually you sleep in fan-room, then a few days before the big day, you sleep in air-cond room. DON’T! This will effect your skin. Trust me. Akan jadi x cantik! Seriously~
-Do not hesitate to ask for help for your big day preparation. Don’t overdo everything or else you'll look so tired, kusam, not energetic on the day. This will spoil and ruin everything.
-Do not do extra workout 1 week before the event. Save your energy for the big day. Or else you will end like me. FEVER on the nite of my engagement. =(
Lastly, on the day, SMILE! And be yourself. (Unless u kawen paksa la.. )There will be a lot of candid photos on the day, so if you're known as muka-x-reti-senyum, better START smiling now!
Baby pon taw senyum. =)