Monday, July 16, 2018

Intimate Wedding Venue di Jakarta

Source: Katakita Photo

Venue adalah variabel kunci dari persiapan pernikahan karena venue akan menentukan variabel-variabel lainnya (dan berujung di total cost!). Karena konsep pernikahanku adalah convenient and intimate, aku mencari venue kecil dengan kapasitas 200-400 orang di Jakarta.

Beberapa intimate venue harga sewanya lebih mahal daripada venue yang lebih besar. Tapi perlu diingat semakin besar venue, semakin besar juga budget yang harus disiapkan untuk dekorasi. Budget dekorasi itu bisa tak terbatas dari belasan juta hingga milyaran karena memang tidak ada pakemnya. Berikut adalah beberapa rekomendasi intimate venue di Jakarta Pusat dan Jakarta Selatan yang aku rekomendasikan.

Monday, July 2, 2018


Been 3 months since the D-day. A day we prepared for almost 9 months, all the excitement and emotions involved makes the wedding preparation process unforgettable and memorable in the same time.

After the wedding, honeymoon, and all cliche stuff attached to it.. comes the marriage life. What is it like so far? Pure happiness, I would say. Happiness is a state of mind after all--it really depends on us whether we want to pursue the path of happiness or the darker one.

I used to talk, discuss, the thrill and challenges of being married, of being in a marriage, with my girlfriends. I used to think that I would get married in my 30s and literally and honestly did not get why people want to get married in their early 20s. I don't buy those local jokes on the misery of being single. Marriage used to be a very sensitive and huge subject.

Until I met him.

He was never a stranger and I have been following his life on the surface. We met, dated, and engaged. The process was very natural that I am still surprised how much changes have taken in my life with him by my side.

We moved in together, spent the first Ramadhan month, both moved to new offices, and I made my mind on education/career path. There are so much to do and look forward. I guess marriage is just another stepping stone that you take once you are ready, naturally.

Read my detailed wedding planning story and vendor review (Bahasa): Think Bride Indonesia

Monday, November 6, 2017

Review Vendor Lamaran

Can’t believe it’s been 5 months since he (somewhat) popped the question!

Akhirnya datang juga hari Lamaran yang sudah ditunggu-tunggu :p aku akan review beberapa vendor yang aku gunakan untuk acara lamaranku kemarin. Kriteriaku dalam memilih vendor adalah:

  1. Review yang bagus
  2. Hasil karya bisa aku cek (foto atau datang langsung ke tempat), dan
  3. Respons yang cepat dan ramah

Beberapa kali aku memutuskan untuk tidak jadi menggunakan vendor tertentu karena PIC-nya kurang ramah atau sigap padahal aku tidak punya banyak waktu untuk menunggu. Jadi yang aku review di bawah ini adalah yang memenuhi kriteria aku di atas dan hasilnya met or even exceeded my expectation :)

Monday, August 7, 2017

Wedding Prep: Jakarta MUA Hunting! (+ Pricelist)

Source: Google


Post ini sengaja ditulis dalam Bahasa Indonesia karena saya membayangkan pembacanya adalah sesama calon pengantin yang sedang mencari vendor untuk pernikahannya. Saya merasa sangat sangat sangat terbantu dengan adanya blog-blog yang posting informasi dan review vendor pernikahan seperti:

Although I don't know them personally, I really am thankful for the help, heaps!

Sejak dilamar dan mulai mempersiapkan pernikahan hal pertama yang saya pikirkan adalah make up artist karena mendengar cerita orang yang sudah menikah, blog serta forum banyak yang bilang bahwa mereka kesusahan mencari make up artist pada saat sudah mepet. Sebelum menentukan tanggal pun saya sudah menghubungi beberapa make up artist untuk meminta pricelist mereka. Siapa saja yang sudah aku hubungi?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


That one fine day in my visual pensieve

Many years of blogging, I have gone through similar moments many many times: seconds to my birthday, condensed cloud of thoughts, blog entries. Not sure whether this tatooine thing works as remedy or simply a stash to evaporate some of the thoughts into a recorded nothingness--something like Dumbledore's pensieve.

So, now we are approaching the second half of 20s. My teenage angsty dream only wandered till mid 20s, I have zero expectations of adulthood. Yes, apparently my definition of adulthood is beyond 25, which I am slowly entering--as ticks goes on and on.

Like the typical others, I wandered to the islands of "what have I done" and "what do I want to do in life". Can't believe I have been rowing to the same destinations for almost half of my life and still cannot fully figured the exact locations. Still with the old pre-birthday cloud. Tee-hee!

Regardless of that angsty teen daydreams, I still feel like the same person I was yesterday, the day before, a month ago, a year ago, three years ago..  Still experiencing all the Firsts. You know, that tingles of firsts: first uniform, first school day, first crush, first kiss, first Disneyland visit (when you are old enough to actually remember lol), first boyfriend/girlfriend, and the list goes on. Apparently, leaving the teens i.e. being an adult equals experiencing many many many firsts. First legal ID, first driving license, first degree, first job interview, first work day, first work assignment, first business trip, and so on and so oooon.

Maybe I merely have to adjust my definition of "getting older", maybe we don't grow as we age. Reality, as usual, is not as simple.