It’s now end of January, which means it’s slightly more than 7 months to our big day and…. a lot have yet to be settled!
Let’s recap what have I settled on so far:
- Venue (inc. food, entertainment, photo booth and decoration)
- Make Up Artists for both holy matrimony and reception
- Wedding bouquet and boutonniere for holy matrimony (DIY! hehehe)
- Bridal car for the reception
- Wedding shoes
- Wedding bands
- Photographer + Videographer
- Choir for holy matrimony
Ermm…. that’s all I think. We still have quite a lot to settle hahaha! I’ll need to settle on my wedding dress when I am going home for CNY next week, and something that’s equally important… CONTACT LENS! I’m not gonna be a blind bride throughout the reception nor look geeky in my black-rimmed glasses while I’m all lady-like in my dress (I hope).
I have yet to muster up the courage to try on contacts because it’s just scary!! Actually I did try it a couple of years ago when I was back in Jakarta for holiday. Acuvue was having a roadshow in a shopping mall near where I stay and I decided to give it a try. I think I took like 10 minutes trying to insert the lens into my eyes. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be, and I carried on shopping without any difficulty and it actually felt pretty comfortable!
However, I had major difficulty removing them out of my eyes!! I went back to Acuvue to get some direction on how to take it out. I tried and tried for a good 20 minutes before I finally gave up and asked one of the staff to remove them out for me -________-
The thing is, every time my hand was coming close to my eye, it gave a natural reaction of blinking AND it doesn’t help that I couldn’t seem to pick out the lens properly -___-
So yea, I HAVE to do it this time, for real. Because I did try not wearing glasses during the last 2 times I became a bridesmaid and I had a terrible headache at the end of the day.
The idea of removing contact lenses seriously freaks me out! I’m actually considering to get a SoftSert applicator (or a similar one from another brand), but not sure if it will actually help. I think it will, otherwise what’s the purpose of it, right? Oh man, this is just a small issue but I’m actually super worried about it! Everyone who wears contacts have always told me that removing it is easy peasy, but inserting it is harder. Not for me, unfortunately.
This is a Lobob applicator, one that I’m considering of buying (I already have it in my Amazon cart hahahaha). Not sure why but the SoftSert website doesn’t seem to exist anymore?
Anyway, let’s move on to happier things!
I’ve actually gotten my wedding shoe last year, which is Melissa Queen II in white / gold:
I actually wanted the Vivianne Westwood Anglomania series:
but I couldn’t find it.
Til one day (just a few weeks ago, actually) I was randomly browsing for Melissa shoes on Amazon and…
😀 My eyes grew big from excitement! Not Vivianne Westwood but it’s equally pretty! So I quickly placed an order and it arrived a week after.
It’s really very cute hahahaha
Oh, the reason why I bought flats instead of heels is that I can’t really stand (pun unintended) wearing heels. Most of the time I will be limping, feeling like throwing the shoes as far as I can (cos my toes and balls of feet will be very painful). To date, there are only a few pairs of heels I’ve ever owned that were very comfortable for long period of wearing.
And I am all for comfort > style, so I want a pair that will allow me to walk around comfortably on my big day, especially when I am mingling around with my guests 😀
Now that I’ve got the heart shoes, the Melissa Queen will be used as part of my sang jit gift.
(A lil trivia: do you know sang jit is the Hokkien for 送日頭 (Sòng rì tóu). The full term is actually sang jit-thau, and it is abbreviated as sang jit. It is how most Indonesian chinese called the bethrotal ritual, despite of their dialect background.)