There are some things up north (read: Malaysia) which you could definitely get cheaper due to the exchange rate. For about ten years now, my mom, sisters and I have been sending our kains for tailoring at a home-based tailor in JB. Hence, when I started toying with the ‘crazy’ idea, I started looking out (online, obviously) for any recommendations of bridal tailors from our neighbour. As part of my quest to fulfil my wedding budget motto, I posted this on the CozyCot Malay / Muslim Weddings Forum:
I did not include the budget breakdown in this screenshot as I prefer to keep the proposed venue hush-hush at the moment. I got the following reply after I put up the above post:
I replied to the above post and enquired about which tailor in JB her friend used. And then, the bride herself spoke:
Later on, the friend of the bride posted a link in the forum to her blog post in which she wrote about and included pictures of dresses sent for tailoring by her friends at Ivy Boutique.
In between this exchange of posts, it suddenly occured to me to snoop around the Facebook account of the minah jambu. This minah jambu is actually a girl whom I had seen around campus during my uni days, whose blog I had somehow chanced upon (I can’t even remember how) and lurked around for some time before I ‘broke’ the silence, introduced myself and got acquainted with her online. (And now I remember I had bought a dress from her via her blog and discovered she lived in the far east, just like me.) When I tell my sister about her I refer to her as minah jambu because she’s obviously pretty and she’s always dressed so attractively! And who isn’t attracted to (and sometimes envious of) beauty, right? After getting acquainted with her we became friends on FB, and remembering that she’s also engaged and going to get married I decided to see if she had any updates regarding her wedding planning which I could
copy shamelessly get inspiration from. Lo and behold, she had recently ‘liked’ this really talented wedding service provider, Hariz & Team Wedding Services! Just look at their work (all photos taken from their FB page):
Wedding worthy? Totally YES to me!
Can be reused for Raya / function post wedding? YES!
YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!
HUGE BIG FAT BUT!
They’re based in Selangor! BOO HOO HOO!
I want to move to Selangor lah macam ni. Although technically that would mean there is no exchange rate to work to my benefit. Sighz.
PS: The minah jambu actually already know of this blog of mine via another wedding blog and left comments in the previous post! Hey there! *waves hand*
I’m your secret admirer I love your style!