Earlier this year, it was a proposal fever. Everyone was being proposed to. And Wendy was one of them!
*Update: Reason it being a ‘tame’ hen’s night is because well, we know our bride, she ain’t into crazy stuffs. Though she did mention she wanted a stripper.
Now, we know it is usually a custom for the bridesmaids to throw the shower/hen’s night. But for this, since we are always more friends than colleagues, we went all out!
Theme: Karen and I threw a few ideas around. Before that Michelle and Yuen suggested a few too. But here’s what we ended up with to match a ‘wedding’.
How it works: There will be 4 destinations. Each destination will consist of a task, once she completes a task, she will be rewarded with the respective materials. Once she have all four, she will then be ready to be a “bride”.
Monday, 17 Sept.
After weeks of discussion of the ‘event’, here comes the execution bit. Karen and I decided to use our Malaysia Day holiday to scout for the materials. Started off in the late morning, first stop…
Publika: We sat in Wondermilk finalising our plans over lunch; items to buy and where to get it, budget, destination, invitations, dress code.
*Side story* Also, this is where I had salad and meat lodged in my throat for over 10 hours (because I really really can’t seem to get it out) causing multiple ulcers to occur and then I was flooded with, high fever, flu and cough of course. -.- Why.
Ongoing throughout the Bridal Shower:
She was to choose a character to be:
Janice from Friends
Kimora Lee Simmons
She would have to record a 1 minute review at each destination mimicking the character chosen.
Venue – Nail Parlour, Publika.
Task – To ask the manicurist “If I had 9 fingers, would I get a discount?”
Reward – Old earrings.
Venue – HairQuarters, Publika.
Task – After getting her hair all made up, she will be presented a crown and a wand to be worn for the remaining evening.
Reward – The crown & wand.
Venue – Twenty One, Changkat.
Task – To give out 3 stalk of roses to 3 different men of different races, telling them she’s “Off the Market” and snap a picture with them.
Reward – Handcuffs’ from Waiping.
Venue – Luna Bar, Pacific Regency.
Task – To enter the area wearing the gold choker whilst doing an Egyptian dance.
Reward – The destination will be decorated with blue items.
Becoming the Bride-to-be:
Task: Completing her final destination review and record a message for her husband-to-be.
Reward – The veil.
Berjaya Times Square: The multiple levels, the amount of tiny shops, the light bargaining. We spent a few hours, going up and down the levels scurrying for the listed materials. In between we devised an alternative plan whilst sipping our juice. As you know, always have a Plan B.
Bangsar: Finally over and done with Times Square, headed to Bangsar at 6pm. Picked out the perfect pink jeweled girly tiara! And we were maxed out. Treated ourselves with cupcakes and coffee whilst waiting for our darlings fresh from Bangkok to join us for dins. Even picked up Firdy the Hobo too.
Wednesday, 19 Sept.
Ben’s Independent Grocer: Bought final materials!
Dr Cafe, Publika: We plopped our asses on the sofa, threw the materials all over and begun our work. Michelle offered her OCD handwriting, HonMun offered his too high-tech designing skills. Karen was busy finalising the budget or falling in love with the excel sheet. We finished what we could, NicGan even started snoozing. It was getting pretty late so we headed home.
Home: I completed the final look for the invitations and the ‘condom tokens’. These condom tokens are to be given out to the person who assisted Wendy on her task. For example: Manicurist, Hairstylist, Men who will receive the flowers.
Friday, 20 Sept.
People thought I used my precious leave to smooch over Nic (he’s on 2 weeks break + he was in Beijing at that time), but nope, actually I took the day off to complete the final tasks.
Wendy’s House, Puchong : Had to head to Wendy’s house to get ‘Something Old’ from Andrew. I got lost. GPS did NOT help. Drained the petrol so I spent time looking for the right petrol station and the ‘fuel door’ button. OMG. I had to call Hon Mun. Goddammit, and he tagged me on a ‘How-To’ on Facebook. -.- Why must VW be terribly high tech? And seriously, I should really pay attention to Nic when he tells me how to use his car. Once, I was so mad at him, but I didn’t know how to turn on the headlights. Tried for a full 15 minutes, whipped out my phone and dialed. Bugger told me to clap my hands and it’ll turn on. Stupid thing was actually on Auto. Pfft.
Office, KL: Delivered the invitations. Woohoo! *wink* Walked into office, Michelle said “The last I recalled, you are on leave.”
Pavilion, KL: Karen & Waiping handled the Wedding Gift. Very important, and man, did they have a great eye! ❤ ❤
SS14, Subang: Lamination! Did not know lamination took that long or was that difficult. Tick tock tick tock.
Home: My brother was a great help. We love arts and craft, and we are very willing on going full on when it comes to personalising our event/party/invitation touches. Picked him from school and we were full on snipping, wrapping, drawing, pasting, nailing, tying, folding… well here are some pics I managed to snap.
Even Michelle popped by and wrote the cue cards and the Bride-To-Be Oath! Karen and I were busy whatsapping updates and checklist. She’s got the other half covered, e-mailed everyone the itinerary, budget. And of course, the wedding gift!!!
After midnight, it was all completed. Karen and I were so paranoid we might have forgotten something, kept checking on each other till the very next day. It needed to be perfect!!
Was super stocked.