DID you know that orange is the favourite colour for wedding cards this year? And that wedding cake with red icing is the rage now?
And, did you know that contemporary weddings are now in vogue and roses are still the top choice for brides when choosing the flowers for their special day?
All this and more was revealed at the Princely Wedding Fair held at Prince Hotel recently.
Over 1,000 people who attended the fair looking for that perfect wedding got a lot more information than just picking the right gown and choosing the right caterer for their wedding.
Apart from the wedding planner, banquet, photography and bridal wear facilities, the organisers had also included the services of wine connoisseurs, chocolate experts and even a fertility counsellor.
IVF (in-vitro fertilisation) counsellor Nazeema Begum from TMC Fertility Centre (Formerly Damansara Fertility Centre) educated couples on the need for a pre-marital check-up.
“Before one ties the knot, there is no harm in checking to see if they are in perfect health and shape,'' she said, adding that if any problems were detected, they could be corrected as soon as possible.
Nazeema said not many couples saw the need for pre-marital medical tests.
The Fertility Centre is offering couples a complimentary pre-marital check-up worth RM998, which comes under the Melvin Lam Haute Couture wedding package.
The pre-marital check-up includes a consultation with a fertility expert, scanning, blood test, semen analysis and more.
Those who opt for the Gold or Platinum package get one designer wedding gown, one designer evening gown, one designer suit at RM6,000 and RM7,500 onwards respectively.
Apart from the free pre-marital health check, couples also get an Estee Lauder facial treatment free of charge.
Lim Shee Pinn, of Vintage Ventures, which provides wines from Wyndham Estate and Jacob Creek, said choosing the right wine for the wedding dinner was as important as choosing the right gown.
“We are here to educate people on the different types of wines available and those which are suitable for the food served at the wedding. We will cater to budget, said Lim.
Debra Char from Just Scan said bright orange was now the popular colour for wedding cards.
“I have had many orders for orange coloured weddings cards from Malay, Chinese and Indian couples,'' she said.
Andrew Lim of Choffles Wedding Cake said wedding cakes coated in red icing were in demand.
“It is quite popular with the Chinese as red symbolises prosperity,'' he said.
Wedding Planner Leticia Hsu from Events Wizard Sdn Bhd said garden weddings were no longer as popular as before and that many couples now preferred a more personalised wedding with a more contemporary appeal.
For more details, call Princely Wedding at 03-2170 8634/8625/ 8667 (DID).