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extras for non-fussy brides :)

This entry is specially for non-fussy brides who are still looking for their berkat/door gifts.

Khairi and his family still has 700 pieces of their wooden handfans in organza pouches left over from our wedding.

However, the fans have a small portion of our engraved names and date.

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But not to worry, I will be providing you with designed stickers to cover the engraved portion (of your theme and colour with your names on it) plus matching tags to be tied to the organza pouch. I wont charge you for the stickers and tags and I will also be helping you paste the stickers and tie the tags too.

Oh, I will throw in free delivery as well heheh.

Bought this for $0.85 each from Ali Baba but will be selling them for $0.40 each.

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post wedding.

Come, come, let me share some stuff about #khairiamira141214 since Khairi has left for work and I have a bit of time before I make my way to the supermarket to buy barang dapur -.-

Friday, 12 December 2014

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Nuryn (IG: @nuryneddy) a freelance henna artist from Syraskins, came at 3.30 to do my bridal henna. The whole process took close to three and a half hours! But I felt it was all worth it because I loved the end product and my family members loved how intricate the designs were and how meticulous Nuryn was.

After Nuryn left, my aunts, uncles and cousins came to help out in any way they could.

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The night went amazing. People were telling me to just sit and watch and not do anything and since my hands and feet were still immobilised (hahaha), my uncle came and fed me ayam lemak and sambal goreng after my mum told him I hadnt had my dinner yet. I tell you, these privileges only apply when you are a bride. When your wedding is over, tkde orang yang akan suapkan makan hahahaha.

Khairi was the one who was constantly checking on our CC hall (since he stays 3 minutes away from the CC) and kept updating me on the progress via Whatsapp. Baik-baik tk nervous boleh jadi nervous pulak tiba-tiba.

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I have to admit, at that point of time, it felt a little surreal that those things there were for our wedding. So Friday went by in a breeze. While my family members were cleaning up after our relatives left, I went to bed (you see how privileged a bride is!).

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Woke up in the morning and immediately checked on my henna stain (kesian, macam obssessed gitu):

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This was 12 hours after removal. I happy tau with how it turned out. Nuryn mentioned that it will be darker the next day so yay.

My sisters then helped to collect the gift trays Diyanah did for Khairi and delivered them to his place. Since Khairi had difficulty back then looking for someone to do the trays for him, I engaged Diyanah (IG: #dulangsbydee) to do it for him. No regrets at all after seeing the gift trays!

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My mum and I then went ahead to complete my gift trays while the rest were out.

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I requested for my mum to do something really simple because that’s the way I like them, heheh.

My uncles came after that to help ship some things over to Khairi’s place and the CC. While they were there, my sister called and said she was so speechless by the hall decor because “it was so cantik nak mampus tau akak!” she said. By then my heart already berdentam-dentum okay. I remembered my hands turned sweaty and I couldnt sit still at home. My sister didnt send me any pictures because she wanted me to be surprised.

That evening Khairi came back from work (yes guyssss he still went to work a day before our wedding haha) and was at the CC hall with my uncles to see if there were any logistics that needed to be done. He said the decor was “lawa nak mampus, cantik macam you,” which really made me cair and tiba-tiba tk sabar nak kahwin hahahahaha. Coincidentally, Abg Lan texted me and asked if I wanted to see the dais. My hands were shaking!

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My jaw dropped. This was exactly what I had pictured my dais to be. Different shades of green and teal, something rustic and elegant. Sampai cakap sayang Abg Lan semua tau. So that night, Khairi and I were texting each other until 2am because we couldnt fall asleep. My grandma kept going into the room to check on me and kept saying, “Astaghfirullahaladzim,” everytime she saw me on the phone. Takut mata bengkak, she said hahahaha.

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*inserts ketawa miang*

Sunday, 14 December 2014

I woke up, went to the freezer and airfried some nuggets. I wasnt hungry, perhaps due to the anxiety plus excitement but a friend advised that by hook or by crook, I had to eat something before the wedding. While I was having my nuggets, my sister’s MUA came.

Kau tengok la. Siapa yang kahwin ni sekarang hahahahahaha.

At 7.15, Kak Nora Zee came with Kak Lina. Changed into my nikah outfit first and Kak Nora worked her magic on my bare face. I was pretty psyched to see how I would look like, considering that fact that I never wear make up at all. By 9, she was done and told me that I could go see myself in the mirror. Jantung nak terkeluar please.

I will now feed you with pictures taken by my sister before the nikah. Official pictures not out yet 🙂

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And then it was crunch time. Ustaz Md Khair came exactly at 10am (I love punctual people), sat beside Khairi and Ustaz was so swift and precise, I really have to thank him for that.

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My mum next to me, holding my hand tight. I told myself prior to this that I will not cry. But after dah sah, my mum hugged me and sobbed uncontrollably, I also cry la. Okay dah halal! Here are some pictures:

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Sanding time! 🙂

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This was apparently Khairi’s favourite outfit of the day, which was quite a shocker because he was adamant on not wearing songket initially. Glad he finally decided to wear because he looked so good!

Last outfit! :p

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At the end of the day, we felt really appreciative and bersyukur that our wedding went really smoothly. We were on time in accordance with the planned itinerary and I’d have to say, there werent any hiccups, Alhamdulillah! After the wedding, Khairi and I came to a consensus that all these wouldnt be possible without the help of our family members, relatives and of course, the guests who came to celebrate our day with us.

Okay, vendor reviews coming right up! But before that, this entry wouldnt be complete without a before/after shot of myself, plus my favourite photo of the day, shot by the awesome Hafizah Yazed 😀

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two sundays left.

This past week, I’ve given enough pats on both my shoulders, due to the fact that I had checked so many things off the checklist. The school holidays was really a God-sent because that gave me ample time to settle whatever I haven’t had the time to settle during the school term. Let me list down what we had accomplished:

Pasting of berkat stickers

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I dragged my two youngest sisters to K’s place to paste the stickers on the bare berkat boxes. We had placed our berkat boxes at his place before Hari Raya because they had more than enough space to house 5 gigantic boxes (and my OCD parents couldn’t stand to see the boxes stacked up in our living room, heh). This ‘sticky business’ went on for two Sundays. Remind me never to go through this process again because my neck and back ached nauzubillah.

Moneybox

My future SIL, who works at Cotton On, has always been the one buying loots from Cotton On and Typo for me. So when I realised that we had kinda overlooked the moneybox issue, I ‘activated’ her to buy these gorgeous babies for me.

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50% staff discount, of which I approve. But if you realise, the crate needed some makeover to be done to ensure that none of the duit sumbang falls out through the slits. So my mum and I purchased flowery curtain cloth at Joo Chiat for $4.30 per metre. This was the end result….

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TA-DAAAAA!

Bedroom furniture at my ‘new place’

Just a bit of background information, I will be moving over to K’s place after the wedding as my future FIL has graciously given up the master bedroom for us. At my current house, my two youngest sisters are already planning which posters to paste on my bedroom walls so for him to move in here is a no-go, haha.

So for the past two months K and I have been surveying bedroom furnitures (mainly at Ikea because I love Ikea like crazy). Ever since his mum passed away, the master bedroom needed major sprucing up so since I am moving in, why not now? But dengan kuasa Allah, I was bloghopping and stumbled upon Amalina’s post on her sister selling their King-sized bed frame! It was still in mint condition and Amalina’s sister had set such an affordable price. Just like that, in the same night I had read her post, I have a new bed, guys!

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Amalina had kindly sent me these photos, which I then sent to K who immediately gave the green light upon hearing that it’s king-sized. Nak jadi king la tu.

Yesterday Amalina’s BIL had the bed frame delivered to K’s house and I couldn’t thank him enough. He was thorough in explaining the bed assembly instructions to K and assured us that if K had any problems in assembling the bed, we can always give him a call and he’ll drop by. You see, such good Samaritans hard to find.

Buying of mattress, wardrobe and dressing table

Right after I had confirmed with Amalina regarding the bed, I immediately went to Forty Two to look for the perfect mattress! It was not long before I fell in love with a mattress from Empire Grandeur, which was 2.5 inches higher than the other mattresses featured on the online store. Purchasing the mattress was hassle-free and Forty Two provided free delivery with minimum purchase of $300.

After buying the mattress online, K also gave me the green light to purchase the wardrobes (we needed two wardrobes because the amount of clothes we both have are horrendous) and dressing table. I have been surveying Furniture Mart for quite some time now so there was no doubt that my wardrobes and dressing table would be from them. Once again, transaction was hassle-free and they only accept COD, which I dont mind at all. They had free delivery and the icing on the cake was the tv bench which came with the dressing table. Yay to great deals!

Bedsheets and quilt

Okay so now that our room already has a bed, mattress, wardrobes and dressing table, what else do I need?

Bedsheets la, of course.

My favourite online store to hunt for these is obviously Lazada and they are currently having this Xmas sale. I happy, you know. Purchased a bedsheet and a quilt for only $158 (which I find is really reasonably-priced since my mum bought her Queen-sized bedsheet and quilt for $180 at Metro) and they have free delivery as well. It should arrive the same time as the mattress and the rest of the furniture. Perfect.

We spent a total of $1586 buying the bed frame, mattress, bedsheets, quilt, wardrobes and dressing table + tv bench. We are elated because that was the budget we had set for beautifying our ‘new room’.

Just a disclaimer before I end my post, expenditure has always have and forever will be a sensitive issue and some people might judge a person’s character by the amount spent. I hope after reading this, you guys wont feel that we are a cheapo-couple because from the bottom of our hearts, we are not hahaha. We just want a cosy room to be called ours for the time being, while we save up for the renovation cost for our own home (which we have not bought but will do so in a few years time) in the future.

Oh by the way, I am not queen-control hor haha. I am the one settling the furniture decisions etc right now because I am at home enjoying my holidays while he is working without any holidays nyehehehe.