Monday, September 30, 2013


Just like buying shoes, an apartment, or a pair of jeans, when it comes to financing a wedding, you should figure out how much you need to spend to get what you want. Set your expectations accordingly.

The average cost for a 150-person wedding is about RM80,000-100,000, inclusive of food and beverage at an estimated RM350 per pax at hotels or RM150 per pax at restaurants.

Here is a basic breakdown of what you can expect to pay:
Reception: 50%-52%
Attire: 5%-8%
Decor/Flowers: 10%-12%
Entertainment/Music: 8%-10%
Photography/Videography: 10%-12%
Stationery: 2%-3%
Wedding Rings: 2%-3%
Parking/Transportation: 2%-3%
Gifts: 2%-3%
Miscellaneous: 8%

To avoid stress, allot about 5% of your budget for a "just-in-case" fund.
If you're paying for your honeymoon yourselves, remember to budget for that as well.

How Much Should You Save for the Wedding?
As soon as you're engaged, start putting aside as much of your income as you can for the wedding. Saving 20% of your monthly income is a good -- though painful -- goal. The longer your engagement, the more you'll be able to sock away.

Ways to save: Limit your spending on small stuff (renting movies instead of going out; going to Starbucks once instead of twice a day; downloading just the song you love instead of buying the whole CD). These changes will hardly affect your quality of life, but after a year, the extra cash will cover some wedding essentials.

Make the most of your money: Instead of stashing your money in a low-interest savings account, consider opening a money-market account. The interest rate can be double that of a savings account. Just check the fine print to avoid penalties.

Try our Wedding Budget Sheet here:


How Much Do You Actually Need for the Wedding?

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Kids love goo, mess and  little friendly monsters so why not throw a Monster Party?


Monster Party

Kids love goo, mess and  little friendly monsters so why not throw a Monster Party?
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Friendly Ghost Shades
These easy, inexpensive window treatments are a spooky addition to windows for Halloween.

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Haunted Houses

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Bat Mobile

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Deranged Halloween Centrepiece

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Glowing Ghosts

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Petrified Parlour

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Horror Mirror

-Martha Stewart

Halloween Decor

Friendly Ghost Shades These easy, inexpensive window treatments are a spooky addition to windows for Halloween. ...
<p>  Freestanding chalkboard signs set up outside the Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park helped guests find their way to...

Freestanding chalkboard signs set up outside the Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park helped guests find their way to the open-air venue.

Photo: Nilaya Sabnis

Corporate Event by Steve Bales

Corporate Event by Steve Bales
"One of my favorite things is to take an ordinary space and turn it in to something completely unexpected. The Atlanta Hyatt, which was hosting an elite group of local and national corporate event planners, wanted to serve them dinner in one of the hotel kitchens. To make the space pop, we built floor-to-ceiling chalkboard walls on which we personalized each guest’s apron, laid wall-to-wall carpeting, and, my personal favorite, created one-of-a-kind hanging chandeliers out of plastic flatware. It was a complete transformation from boring to bold." —Steve Bales
Photo: Troy Kelly Studio

In keeping with the awards' logo, intended to inspire kids' creativity, kids left messages on a chalkboard wall.

In keeping with the awards' logo, intended to inspire kids' creativity, kids left messages on a chalkboard wall.
Photo: Andi Blady

Nickelodeon Packs Kids' Choice Events With Creative Stimuli for the Under-Age Set April 1, 2008

<p>  Kicking things off on Sunday was a Southern-hospitality-infused barnyard bash at the estate's historic Antler Hill Barn. A chalkboard...

Kicking things off on Sunday was a Southern-hospitality-infused barnyard bash at the estate's historic Antler Hill Barn. A chalkboard map, created by Brent Holloman for Pressed Cotton, outlined the four-part event, which included cocktail hour in the garden, a field-to-table feast in the barn, desserts by the campfire, and a chance to meet the farmyard animals.

Photo: Andrew Henderson

TEDx Wall

TEDx Wall
TEDx planners from around the world expressed themselves on an interactive chalkboard wall.
Photo: Marla Aufmuth
FROM
Inspiration From TED: Steal These 20 Fresh Ideas for Interaction, Seating, Branding, and More February 28, 2013

<p>  Black-and-white stripes accent <a href="http://www.bizbash.com/something-detailed/other/listing/874570">Something Detailed</a>'s stationery suite printed on a chalkboard-style background.</p>

Black-and-white stripes accent Something Detailed's stationery suite printed on a chalkboard-style background.

Photo: Nadia Chaudhury/BizBash
FROM
19 Invitation Trends From the National Stationery Show June 5, 2013


<p>  <a href="http://www.bizbash.com/ronen-rental-boutique-event-furnishings/miami/listing/816598">Ronen Rental</a>’s chalkboard bar features chalkboard panels set in an aluminum frame. The bar comes in two sizes:...

Ronen Rental’s chalkboard bar features chalkboard panels set in an aluminum frame. The bar comes in two sizes: six feet long and four feet long. Available to rent in South Florida, chalk is included. The company can also make custom stencils for easy personalization.

Photo: Courtesy of Ronen Rental
FROM
12 Surprising Ideas for Chalkboard Decor

<p>  <a href="http://www.bizbash.com/pressed-cotton/washington/listing/874801">Pressed Cotton</a> sells gray-washed wooden chalkboard boxes, from $19 each, that can be filled with plants or flowers...

Pressed Cotton sells gray-washed wooden chalkboard boxes, from $19 each, that can be filled with plants or flowers and used as centerpieces. Have the boxes do double duty by using chalk to write table numbers on the side.

Photo: Courtesy of Pressed Cotton
FROM
12 Surprising Ideas for Chalkboard Decor August 14, 2013

<p>  In 2006 at the Robin Hood Foundation benefit, designer David Stark created towering hand-drawn sketches depicting New York scenes...

In 2006 at the Robin Hood Foundation benefit, designer David Stark created towering hand-drawn sketches depicting New York scenes across more than 35,000 square feet of chalkboard. Guests could add to the work with bowls of chalk placed on the highboy tables throughout the cocktail area.

Photo: Susie Montagna

'Los Angeles Times's the Taste

'Los Angeles Times's the Taste
The logos that served as the step-and-repeat wall on opening night were removed for other events, creating a chalkboard for guests' personal expressions. Chef Sang Yoon (of Father's Office and Lukshon) paused for a shot in front of what would become the erasable chalkboard where attendees could write their names or share their favorite Taste memory throughout the festival.

Photo: Marie Astrid Gonzalez

-BizBash



Chalkboard Decor

Freestanding chalkboard signs set up outside the Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park helped guests find their way to the open-air v...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013



Inconspicuously nestled on the tree-lined canopy of tropical Jerejak Island the twenty (20) unassuming but uniquely tasteful villas are just one of the hidden gems on Penang Island and its surrounding region.

Sun Yi Villas are ideally located on the largely uninhabited and exclusive Jerejak Island which has its own, intriguing history as a former Penal Colony (1969) and Quarantine Station (1875).

Their Sun Yi Villas hostess will warmly welcome you to Penang and have you transferred quickly and hassle free from Penang International Airport to the dedicated Jerejak Island ferry terminal at Batu Uban where it is just a leisurely 5-minute luxury boat transfer from the bustling island life of Penang Island. The world class Queensbay Mall with over 500 retail outlets is ideally located nearby for even the most pernickety of shoppers with an insatiable appetite for retail therapy.

Jerejak Island is truly Penang’s only Private resort just far enough away to be a unique tropical island escape or to conveniently mingle in the local cultures of historic and multicultural charm of fascinating Georgetown.

As an all-inclusive* hideaway retreat, Sun Yi Villas' passionate and dedicated staff will pamper your every whim as relaxation, recuperation and service is the ultimate focus of our resort. They have a strict policy of privacy and high priority is emphasized on anonymity and solitude. But when it comes time to indulge in one of the 6 gastronomic specialized mealtimes, they leave nothing to chance using the freshest of local and imported products by their culinary team. Whether it is the eggs benedict for breakfast, fresh scones and jam at high tea, watching the sunset by the pool with Horderves, canap├ęs and imported wine, or an Aged Norfolk Blue Eye Fillet for dinner; they do have all of the gourmet bases covered.

Sun Yi Villas at Jerejak Island is a unique concept and are reserved strictly for the very fortunate few who appreciate the finer things in life.


* All inclusive rates for their villas are on twin sharing basis and include:
■  private airport transfer
■  ferry transfers
■  all meals
■  non alcoholic drinks
■  imported wine**
■  complimentary Wi-Fi (limited area).

CONTACT DETAILS

PHONE   +60 465 93 122
FAX   +60 465 94 122
EMAIL   manager@sunyivillas.com

Sun Yi Villas at Jerejak Island, Penang

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