Our wedding invites have already been collected. Before that, let me do a little storytelling okay.
K and I went for our interview in late August because since he was on exam leave and I wasnt working that day, might as well get the wedding invites settled on that day itself. Killing two birds with one stone, they say. I wont go into details regarding the interview but here are some bullet points to summarise our trip to ROMM:
1) We reached at 8.45am and were second in line.
2) The ustaz interviewed my dad, followed by K and then me.
3) No, he didnt ask us to hafal any surah. He just asked questions with regards to the wedding such as who our chosen kadi was, why we decided to do ours at Woodlands when I lived at Jurong, so on and so forth.
4) After that he asked if my mum was outside waiting. I said yes. He said,”Panggil mak awak masuk sekejap boleh?”
5) I was shocked.
6) My mum took the longest time in the interview room.
7) Apparently the ustaz was asking my mum on the details of my birth. So my mum being my mum, also cerita panjang lebar on how she had high fever when she was 7 months pregnant with me, how she had given birth to me via caesarian and the likes.
We left at 9.20am and made our way to Aiman Cafe for breakfast.
After K left to go to school for his exams, my parents and I then went across the causeway to Pandan Uptown Market because that was where Adam Hawa Kreatif is located. Arrived there and saw a couple before us who were looking around at the card displays. My parents and I immediately sat in front of the salesgirl because we already knew what we wanted.
Prior to the trip, I had liaised with them through FB to enquire about the cost of printing 1000 cards on A5 260gsm. They quoted me RM400 and threw in a free bunting so I was quite pleased because I am a sucker for freebies heh.
So I was attended to this salesgirl who looked quite flustered, probably because she was the only one handling the store. After filling in the order form, i gave her my thumbdrive with the intent of showing her the design that I already have. Sadly, the computer wasnt updated and couldnt read my ZIP folder file.
–> If you’re planning to print your cards there, please consider emailing your card design to them instead. Dont waste your time bringing thumbdrive and all.
By that time, I was already on bridezilla mode because the place was so stuffy and the salesgirl forgot to switch on the aircon. Furthermore she was even more flustered because there was another couple who came to purchase photobooth props.
–> If you’re planning to print your cards there, please consider going between 9 to 12am because they open from 7pm to 1am (I came at 7 sharp). I am sure there will be more than one staff handling the store between 9 to 12am.
The salesgirl attending to us, was in a bad mood. Apparently she had a conflict with one other colleague and looked distraught and inattentive to what I had to say.
That was my face at that point of time. Mind you, my face is seldom like this.
I thank my lucky stars that another person came in. Her name was Ain. She quickly settled the couple who were buying the props and the couple who was done choosing their card design. Then she came over and stood beside the flustered/distraught/inattentive salesgirl and understood whatever I was trying to say since the start.
(All I was trying to explain to the other salesgirl was that there wasnt any mother’s name to be placed in the card for K’s side and that we are both using the same wedding invites)
So everything settle kan? Wanted to pay deposit already.
Remember I was quoted RM400 for A5 size? There and then Ain informed me that for A5 it was actually RM600!
Then the moment came. They said RM400 was the price for A5 size kecik. Wah, my teacher mode came on okay. A5 is A5, mana ada A5 kecik or besar?!
I think Ain saw my face mcm nak tumbuk orang already so she threw in free directional arrows, in line with my wedding card design.
–> If you’re planning to print your cards there, please consider making sure Ain is there.
Here is a sneak preview of my card:
Cannot reveal my wedding colour theme because it’s a surprise! I think at this point only Ili knows since I sent her my card design right after HocusPocus sent it to me!
So ya guys that’s the story of my cards. *cues One Direction’s Story of My Life song*
Actually, they are not that bad la. Ain corresponded with me via whatsapp after that day and her replies were prompt and friendly. Just that, maybe on the day I came coincidentally the flustered salesgirl had such a bad day and was very distraught? Give her benefit of the doubt lor.
But then again, who am I to complain so much since my dad is the one paying for the cards and furthermore….
1000 cards = RM600 = $235
1 card = RM0.60 = $0.24