; living life backwards while moving forward

Hunt for JP

kiasu is the way to go.

Disclaimer: this post is a sharing of my experience but hope it acts as a guide with the JP’s contacts for brides-to-be in case you happen to drop by this page. I started off with only finding the bilingual ones but as the rejections get stronger, I went for everyone. Mostly from the Top 35/40 Lists you can easily google but also from words-of-mouth recommendations from graduated brides. All the best!!

Used to think that to register for marriage, you just need to have a couple plus two witnesses, head down to ROM and sign some papers. And of cos, if you’re doing your solemnization ceremony outside of ROM, just invite a licensed solemnizer to your venue and TADAH~ But yes, have heard so much about the hardest part being finding the licensed solemnizer.

The route to get a solemnizer.



because my one and only sister is finally married (like traditionally). well, legally, they’ve tied the knots since almost 2 years ago. but it’s different seeing daddy walking her down the aisle and seeing her in the pretty white gown and all. CONGRATS MY PRETTIEST JIE, 要幸福久久哦~ ❤


2nd bouquet.

HAPPY BABY BREATHS VALENTINE’S DAY! here’s to the last first and last valentine’s day with D as an engaged couple. since he’s unable to spend it with me, I can see he has filled the void with this pretty little delivery. my heart is full tonight. ❤


So much tears behind this bottle of perfume le fiancé bought for me 2 years ago; tears of anger, tears of sadness, tears of happy surprise and then tears of guilt. Can’t remember the last time I cried this much..
and it’s all because..

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4 more months

Pinterest, Tao Bao and ‘Budget Brides’ group on Facebook have been my best friends recently. I cannot imagine what I’d have done without them but yet, they are the ones making me jittery about the planning. I keep searching and fantasizing about that dream wedding, sometimes I forget the joy behind it. anyway, I am still freaking out at some point but trying to calm myself down. everything is (or at least most things are) still on track, I believe.. just 4 more months till the big day, time to unwind a little and enjoy the process! (:

End of bond

2 years passed.

9 Feb is such a beautiful date because today marks the end of the training bond which means, I’m free to leave anytime! well, not like I’m planning to do that but it’s good to know there’s nothing to tie you down if there’s a need. can’t say “happy 2nd anniversary” to IB since I’ve been posted out about half a year ago. just have to say, hang on my other half (and other fellow squad mates), next posting coming soon! 💪

Decision on the big day

from the long list of hotels we shortlisted and contacted, we ended up only visiting 3 of them and made our decision. first was Intercontinental Hotel before we went over the BOWS on 8/1/16, next was Regent Hotel the next day on 9/1/16. last was Sheraton Towers during their wedding workshop on 17/1/16. actually on the same day, Regent Hotel was having wedding show too and we had a hard time deciding which to go for. so we decided to go Sheraton first and if it doesn’t make us go WOW, we will head down to Regent and seal the deal. being decisive much? LOL

the wedding date..

After engagement

wedding preparations commenced almost immediately after we got engaged. but there was a whole list of things to do, many things to book and all. I think the bridal studio was one of those that we confirmed first and I think it all started with this Instagram post:

the first of many many steps.

A year of inactiveness

it’s not something new that I’ve left this space untouched for a long time but I just realised it’s been close to a year. I can’t say there’s nothing worth penning down because there is SO much or rather TOO much that has happened over 2016. maybe I should at least pen down my wedding planning journey so that one day, I can read back and judge how much a bridezilla I’ve been. maybe.. just maybe….. :’D

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