Selection of Western Outfit
This part was fairly easy and straightforward too. When we first met Kak Nas in 2016 right after we got engaged, we did ask her about men’s western suit. Thing is, my fiance had his own navy suit tailored a couple of years back ,and it’s really luxurious and makes him look ultra sharp… so of course he wanted to wear it for the wedding. All that was left was for him to get a matching pair of pants tailored (check! he did it at a tailor at Queensway for $65) and he would be good to go. I did tell her that I envisioned him wearing a pink/peach shirt underneath his navy blue jacket because I’ve always adored that colour combination. As such, if possible I would go for a pink dress…
She did show me some new pieces which had not arrived at the showroom, but as luck would have had it, I saw this particular piece in the showroom which drew my attention… It’s a beautiful colour… I was again torn between 2 pieces, but fiance made the final call for me (yes I can be extremely indecisive at times).
After the pieces had been chosen, she took both our measurements and did tell us to try our best to maintain our weight and not fluctuate too much. She said that we can make an appointment on the event week itself in order to try the pieces and to make any last minute MINOR adjustments. Key word here is MINOR because like most would already know, it is always easier to make a garment smaller than to re-open the stitches to make it bigger.
I’ve been trying my best to maintain good eating habits (LOL). I mean, I’m happy with my physical appearance but I really kalau boleh tak nak menyusahkan Kak Nas and make myself panic on my event week, in the event that my dress doesn’t fit me as nicely as I had hoped…
Well as you can tell The Atelier Weddings for right now do not offer the option to try the pieces on the selection date, and this has been made clear to us since the very beginning… I think it’s important for you b2bs to ask and be extremely inquisitive with the company’s rep and ask if trying is permitted.. because selection and trying are 2 very different things. I know my bridesmaid was a bit concerned that I wouldn’t be trying my pieces until the event week… but this part, I’ve decided to just tawakkal and leave it in the hands of God hahahaha, InsyaAllah ameen!
Rental/Borrowing of Accessories like Veil/Kain Samping
Since I’ve bought my own nikah outfit, I also had some difficulty finding a matching veil for my champagne-cream baju kurung… so I brought it along and asked Kak Nas if she could let me use one of her many veils that could match the baju.
She took a closer look at the baju kurung and promised me that she had one that could definitely match. Alhamdulillah. If anything, trying to find a veil that matches your own off-the-rack or tailor-made baju can be daunting and irritating-to-the-max (unless you’re smarter than me and buy extra lace and tulle to tailor your own veil OR you stick to easy colour baju like white and black). Because I tangan gatal and picked champagne (it’s a very specific colour and the JB boutique managed to con me into buying an offwhite veil which after I went home and saw it in normal lighting – TAK MATCHING LANGSONGGGG sigh.)
My fiance also brought along his champagne baju kurung and asked to borrow any nice pastel-themed kain samping…. but eventually he decided to buy his own samping, and we’ve done so (stay tuned for that blog post!)
So Kak Nas said she will just have these accessories on hand during our final fitting for me to see the final look.
And with that, our outfits are more or less settleddddd!