Thursday, August 22, 2013

App recommendation: Simply Us

Wedding is about co-ordination, co-ordination, co-ordination (Well it's about flowers & cupcakes too but someone's gotta co-ordinate those!).. And at least one other person has to really be at the same page as you: The Fiance. Early on, I was a bit irritated as I was the one handling a lot of the appointments for the wedding vendors (meet photographer, meet hotel manager, etc) and sometimes he'd schedule to meet his buddies when I had not yet told him I need him on one Wednesday night, for example, or one of us simply forgot that we need to keep certain times free because we have wedding-related  appointments.

Would like to recommend one iPhone app that really helps with that. It's not a wedding app, but more of a calendar + organizer app, called SimplyUs. (And it's free for iPhone!)

Both phones download the app, then one of you invite the other to join the same SimplyUs platform, and voila!

First, you have the activity page where there are notifications of recent events added/ edited (and you'll get push notifications too, if your partner adds/ edit events:

One useful feature is that you can comment straight away below the event notification.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Breakdown of the Bride

Well, I did break down at different points of the wedding planning stage >< If you are a bride-to-be, just tell yourself that this is normal.... Wedding planning is such a roller-coaster of feelings!

In this post, I'd like to literally break down my feelings from the beginning to the process to the moments just before the wedding.. Brace yourself, readers!

10 - 9 months before wedding - just after proposal
Blissful feeling of 'Ah, the wedding's still a long way..more than enough time..'. Sparkle hypnosis induced by staring at engagement ring throughout the day. Browsing the internet for pretty wedding decor photos naively unaware of how much they cost. Finally started looking at Sg bridal magazines and got rude shock at how ridiculously bridal paraphernalias are!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Post wedding reflection

Being a bride-to-be... is, IMHO, one of the most stressful times of a woman's life >< That's also why I stopped blogging as the wedding day gets closer - thinking about one aspect of the wedding would set me off to think about all the other aspects not done yet and induce more stress. Not to mention, juggling work & wedding planning doesn't exactly leave time for blogging.

But! All's been done! And strangely it is now that I have a strong urge to blog about things so brides-to-be still in the midst of full on planning would benefit from it. Especially, those who doesn't have a wedding planner! ><

Firstly, keep in mind: All these will pass! And if you're doing this practically yourself, without a planner, the sense of achievement & ego boost in the end is pretty huge ;p

However, during the wedding planning itself, for me it was a lot of intense, shifting emotions, namely:

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Choosing your wedding make up artist

In the earlier days of wedding planning, I thought a make-up artist (MUA) is one item I can save $$ on.. being not big on make-up, I thought it's most important that the make up be comfortable and natural, and that means I need less make-up = no need such a pro make up artist = save $$.