Nov 25, 2008


To all my client that got married lately:- Congratulations! And thank you for sharing information about BRIDAL HOUSE PACKAGES & PROMOTIONS.

So, I actually heard all these stories from my client and decided to share these information with my blog.

All these stories has a common content which is:- The Promotions that the bridal house given is not the same as what is written.

  1. The photos taken and will promise to call for first viewing in within 2 weeks became about 2 months to have the first viewing.

  2. Every item that promise to be given as free not given but have hidden charges in them. e.g.- hair do, amount of photos to be given as edited version, photographer and videographer on actual wedding day for free service and etc...

  3. The photo frame that they promised has no stock at very last minute. Hmm!

  4. The gown they promised to rent to you for your actual day during photo shoot but telling you that is taken by a better package bride... and left a out dated gown for you just because you are having a promotion package.

  5. Photos slide edited with full of unwanted templates which you don't like at all but refused to reedited another one. Telling you that they would do it, but give you at last minute so you can only find out that they didn't redo for you.

  6. Promised to have 4 hair style during pre-wedding photo shoot however, after finished everything then give you a bill for charging extra hair do during the session.

  7. Free photographer and videographer for you at actual wedding day, but tell you that they are charging RM1,800.00 only for you have taken their package. You have no choice but to take it because you don't have time to hire anymore. ( where you can get at RM 1,600.00 market price)

Well, all the above is what I have heard lately.

I would strongly advice, if they ever give any extra services and promotions please use your handphone to record what they promised and make them give you a black and white contract on that , then only you are secure. Even better if you have a video cam or handphone to record the visual with sound.

Luckily, they haven't start to give any free entertainment packages yet. If they do, please consider whether that would be true and also refer to my topic: Do not except free musician from venue provider. Till then, Adios amigos and amigas.

Coming up next, more about musicians having a hard time with........

Nov 11, 2008

about choosing the right singer/musicians & type of music for your wedding dinner entertainment

Being in this line- as entertainer at wedding dinners, I have seen a lot of different scenario that will either lead to a memorable wedding or the other way round.

Hereby I would like to share some tips that might be useful to brides and grooms to be. Of course, I first like to share about tips to hire musicians and singers at your wedding reception.Why? Hee hee, so you will be my client soon.

In music industry, there are different catagory of musicians. They are, a) Interractive band with all types of music ( like us ), b) Chinese Orchestra, c) Jazz band, d) String Quartet, e) top 40's band,f) Unplugged style and some other style that is less common.

First of all, please find out the terms of music category because if you don't understand the term you might end up hiring the type of band that's  not suitable for your wedding.

Secondly, you can ask the musicians you wanted to hire to give you a list of songs so you will know roughly what songs you will expect from them. ( like i always do )

Thirdly, if you felt they are suitable, then you can arrange a meeting with them at a coffee parlour or at their office(if the band is under an agent,wedding planner,event management you will only have a chance to look at their profile /song list/photo &video,therefore you won't be able to know the personality of your musician).But if it's a direct source(singers/musicians) then you'll have a clear picture of the band ( base on punctuality of meeting, whether he or she is a joyful person and etc...)

If everything passed, Congratulation you've got yourself a band for your wedding reception.


Nov 7, 2008


Check Logistic On Your Big Day

Good evening ladies and gentlemen....Opps! Hi hi again! Was just practicing part of my speech for the coming event!

Well, today I'll like to talk more on logistic problem. Such as, when you arrived at the ballroom/restaurant and found out the items and set up actually not up to your expectation.

Do prepare a check list for your friend/cousin that can help you up on this matter,or of course hire me to be your care taker ( hee hee again to have a little bit of my own advertisement ).

There are a few things to prepare on your check list:

  1. Check the color that the agreed items such as: the color of the table cloth and chair cloth that has agreed earlier.

  2. Next check is the back drop whether they have the correct spelling and sometimes some venue even mixed up on which couple on which ballroom/section of the restaurant.

  3. This point now is very important for I have come across this matter myself: Check the stage panel whether is stable and including the stair steps in front of the stage. Once I was doing this function where I was advised by the hotel staff not to dance on the panel where they are having the champaign tower. Asking them why? And got the answer from them that the panel is unstable. Being not very experience on handling logistic that time, I just asked why they don't want to change that particular panel and got the answer” aiyah! Kak tukar panel leceh la. Jangan menari di situ saja” (Translation:” aiyah! Sis changing the panel is troublesome. Just don't dance on that panel.) They ignore and you know what happened? When the couple pouring champaign nothing happened but when the staff served the champaign... huh huh! The panel shaken and down the whole tower shattered! Oh god!

  4. Coming up is to check on the red carpet for the couple walk-in aisle. I myself, always tripped by those not properly stuck carpet. Please get them to stick the carpet properly for I don't like anything to happened during the couple walk-in that is the most important moment of the whole evening.

    Well, those are the big tips for you, Of course there are some minor ones that you can think of. So, try to get your head spin first, but, if you have any question, Any is here to help: just visit : and join my forum. Bye and see you soon.

Oct 30, 2008


Hi,hi, I'm back again. Just to tell everyone out there that my name has a change in spelling. From Annie to Any. Why? Because this is what in my mind.Anytime,Anyhow,Anytime, I'll be there for you.Got the catch?

The topic I'll like to share is as above:- concerning about the usage of confetti. Well, using confetti in your wedding is alright, indeed is a good idea. But, must use at the right time and right angle.

For instant, "Walk in", that's a good time to use the confetti and for Chinese is a good gesture for using confetti because Chinese belived in loud noise/sound can drive away all negatives. But, Please, please ask the confetti popper not toaim the confetti towards the couple or their wedding line cos I have come across client that got the paper shredding in their eyes and had a hard time to clear their eyes to continue walking in as normal. Point the confetti upwards, to avoid any unnessicities to happen to the couple, for the day is their day, we have to try our best to give them the best memory.

Advice for emcee, if things happened, try to help the couple by saying things like thank you and etc....(whatever things that come across your mind) to help them cover the moment. I have tried my best on the past client and they thanked me for that. I really felt good instantly that I could help them for that moment. ( To me! wfew! Thank God for giving me the fast thinking brain. That really gave me a chill down my spine)

Next, some of my client tried popping the confetti during their champagne pouring moment. That would be fine if you have them to pop pointing outward but not towards the stage. For, I have come across this couple who ask friends to popped towards the stage where they were standing and the impact of the confetti actually shattered the champagne glass tower. That turned out really sour moment for their parents. For, Chinese believe is not good to have anything happen to the champagne glass tower ( which represent- the status of the couple's marriage ). Then again, emcee, please do your job by turning the situation back to positive again.

That's all from now first. Next, I will like to share more on other subject. Till then, let me straighten my thoughts first and shall share more with our couple to be. Cheers! (wait for my next subject, O.K., promise ya!)

Oct 7, 2008


Since I, myself is in entertainment line for almost 16 years and most of my past functions are weddings that's why I have the thought for this blog. Of course, this is the column to share advice and suggestion for brides and grooms to have a memorable wedding reception and dinner.( I don't dare to say "perfect" wedding as some of my client did, cos sure something will go wrong and the"perfect" word became jinx -opps! not really that drastic la just joking! )

I have come across three client that I have quoted them my pricing but they called me back telling that the dinner venue provider will give them their in house musician performing for
FREE in their wedding dinner package. Well, I can't force them of course. FREE. I can't perform for FREE. Then, their wedding dinner passed and they called me back to tell me how regret they are.

1st:- The performance is only for about
20-45 minutes that left other gab empty and bored the friends and relatives.
2nd:- The selection of songs- imagine they sing sad lyric songs in a Chinese wedding.Why? easy because they are foreigners how do they understand bout Chinese custom?
3rd:- They perform this during their
break from other outlets, so they barge into the ballroom while the host ,bride and groom and in laws doing "Toasting ceremony" on the stage while the musicians are busy setting up their instruments,running cables saying " excuse, excuse" and better of all sound checking while you are there yelling " YUM SING" ( Uhh! Sound check 1,2 1,2,)

Hearing this from my regret clients, I have to let all bride and groom to be: "BEWARE" nothing is good and is
FREE.The venue provider actually has few options for you as complimentary:-a) singers and musicians, b) Free usage of projector and screen for your slide shows, c) Complimentary reserved tables for dinner reception

Why not just take item c, for you can invite more friends and relatives to be at your dinner so the ang pow that you recieved can cover for your professional musician fees. hee hee.

Of course, if you have friends offering you to sing at your wedding dinner, please make sure you know how well they sing and the song lyric has no sad meaning ( if you don't mind about the lyric then you can relax on this matter of course ). Still I don't think is good to stress out your friend ( she or he give ang pow leh ) so let the professional musician do their job.Anyway this a once in a lifetime event.