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My Wedding Journey 5 - Cang-Ai Wedding Prewedding and Actual Day Package - Sweet Bunny




I got to know about Cang AI Wedding during my search on bridal studios on google maps. They had many positive reviews with many of their clients raving about their pre-wedding photos. I too was impressed by the beautiful photos and decided to head down with dear to the bridal studio which is located in Tanjong Pagar.



After signing my wedding venue package with Furama River Front dear and I headed to Cang Ai Wedding. I must say I am very impressed by their sales team. They are very efficient; one message on Facebook messenger was all it took to get an appointment on the same afternoon.

My coordinator was Xiao Ting, from the beginning she wasn’t pleased with the amount that we had budgeted for the pre-wedding and actual day she kept pushing us to go overseas for our wedding shot when we insisted that we would like to have it done locally. Luckily for us, manager 林 overheard us and came over to put together a package that was within our budget.


She was adorable, very motherly. She slowly states all the items we would require for both our pre-wedding shoot and actual day and asked if we were comfortable with the amount that would be charged.

Xiao Ting’s face got blacker and blacker, I guess it would affect her commission from then on she never recommended us any other services that Chang Ai provided. However, she is pretty responsible she keep following up with WhatsApp messages on when we would like our photoshoot to be taken and when we would like to meet up. That was the reason I didn't request a change of coordinator.

Our pre-wedding and actual day package consisted of the following items:

1) For pre-wedding: 3 gowns for me and 2 suits for dear. 3 locations.



2) For an actual day – 2 gowns 1 Kua and 1 suit. We topped up for another suit for dear about a year closer to our wedding date. A small bouquet of flowers, wedding car deco and boutonniere were also part of the package.

3) Pre-wedding makeup artist and actual day makeup artist.

                                                   Cang-AI Wedding


We signed the wedding package - mainly because they provided a Kua and I loved the photography work which isn’t the typical cookie-cutter scene. Manager 林has also gave me confidence in Cang Ai Wedding as the company is established in Taiwan their headquarters, Japan and Hong Kong.

The staff mainly speaks mandarin, after all, they are a Taiwanese company. All the documents are written in Chinese as well but thankfully dear is better versed in the language then I am.

The first gown fitting session - was an unpleasant experience for me. I am more on the curvy side and I am a very conservative person stripping down to the bare essentials is not an easy task for me to do. Xiao Ting shot her colleague a look of disgust when she was helping me dress, I found that very unprofessional. I hated it when she used her elbows to adjust my breast in the gowns too. I was assigned Agnes for the rest of my fitting after I gave feedback and a death stare to Xiao Ting, she should bear in mind that there are mirrors and clients can see you at every angle.
I was quite upset that I didn’t get the long-sleeved gowns I requested during the signing of the packages and had to remind her again. The gown selection was also pretty limited not much to choose from but we managed to pick a white gown, a pink one and a purple one. For the suits, dear picked a grey and blue one. We were due to return after they made adjustments to the clothing.

I’ve learned that most of the gowns were all of the sweetheart cutting; I guess is for ease of alteration. Not everyone can pull off such a look but I am glad that they had given me the long sleeves that I requested in the form of a removable laced jacket. 



Looking back if you asked me if I regretted choosing this company right away and not going to other bridal studios, I would say no overall the service was good and when my wedding car driver was 3 hours late they waited patiently for the car to arrive. Also, I liked the fact that their older gowns were sold off or used for outdoor shoots, the newer ones were being reserved for the actual day. I have been to a wedding where the bride’s gown was pretty ragged and old not something I would like to portray at my wedding. Cang AI's gowns are also designed and made in Taiwan and I do say that I liked Taiwanese fashion.

My Wedding Journey 4- Furama Riverfront Our Wedding Banquet Choice - Sweet Bunny


From the beginning of our wedding planning, darling and I agreed that we would like to hold our wedding banquet at a hotel for the reason that we were the first from our families to get married and also for the comfort of our elderly relatives who were also more traditional.

Furama riverfront hotel
Image credit: booking.com



Wedding banquets are a great way to celebrate tying the knot but do keep in mind that it comes with a hefty price tag, here are some things you would like to keep in mind while planning the celebratory lunch or dinner.



The high cost of wedding banquets in SingaporeYear upon year the prices have been increasing per table, aside from the ideals of high ceilings and pillar-less ballrooms, the cost was the biggest factor for us. I wanted a package that had the best frills, such as free-flow alcohol and hotels stay for us as well as for our bridesmaids. It really helps when you list down your wants for the event and discuss with your partner what you really can make do without.



Deciding the number of tables for your wedding banquet Yes it is tempting to invite the entire kampong but the question is will everyone turn up? Never expect the ang pao to foot the bill it is a very risky assumption. Keep your guest list to close friends and family. For darlings and my case, 30 individuals did not turn up for the event but thankfully we have many generous guests. We chose to have about 20 tables with 1 reserve.



Furama Riverfront a dear friend’s brother held his wedding at the location and she shared that the service was good. The hotel which is located at 405 Havelock Rd, Singapore 169633, met all our requirements and as well as our budget.




Why we chose the Mercury Ballroom at Furama Riverfront

Pros

· The Mercury ballroom on Level 5 could accommodate from 25 to 34 Tables.

· It has a nice view of the forest on one side and on the other, a poolside decorated with fairy lights that light up at night on the other.

· A lift also goes directly to the ballroom there was also more privacy in the indoor foyer area compared to the Venus Ballroom which is shared amongst the Jupiter ballrooms.

Con

· The downside was the low ceiling and many pillars but the 3 projector screens made up for it. The price was right and the hotel was able to accommodate to our 21 tables so we sealed the deal.

foyer area mercury ballroom
Foyer Area 

Front stage



furama pool
Poolside view to Mercury ballroom


Attractive Budget-Friendly Wedding Banquet by Furama Riverfront The management has really pulled out all the stops, from free-flow alcohol, hotels stay for us as well as for our bridesmaids, door gifts, even a mini dim sum buffet for your guest before the wedding begins. We couldn’t ask for more, it was indeed all we needed.



In House Bakery At Furama Hotel  Artisan cakes have been on the rage lately and I didn’t like the idea of cutting into a Styrofoam cake. Furama Riverfront has it very own in house bakery and was able to provide us with a real one that was another huge plus for me. I didn’t mind forking out a bit more money for the cake that my guest would enjoy without the hassle of making a logistical arrangement with an outside vendor.

Their speciality cake is their chocolate cake which will be given to you in its 1 kg form as part of the package.

Apologies for the sliced up cake, haha my Mother in Law Couldn't wait to have a slice before we took a photo. 
My hubby and I went greedy mama haha when we found out haha.




There you go our reasons for picking Furama Riverfront, I hope the information helped you in some way in deciding your venue. Happy Planning!