Weddings



7-12 months ahead

  • Arrange for your parents to meet your fiancé,
  • Discuss about betrothal gifts,
  • Select your wedding date (registration date can be different from the day of your banquet),
  • Estimate budget,
  • Select registration venue (Church or Marriage Registry),
  • Decide on the style of wedding banquet (Chinese, Western, Outdoor, Sit-down, Cocktail),
  • Compile guest list,
  • Reserve a wedding venue,

 

4-6 months ahead

  • Select wedding attendants (Best Man, Maid of Honour, Bridesmaids, Ushers, Flower Girls, Ringbearer, Banquet MCs),
  • Book a church, arrange for prenuptial enquiry and rehearsal (some churches require books to be made up to 6 months in advance),
  • Start skincare and keep-fit program,
  • Buy or rent your wedding gown, evening gowns, qipao and accessories,
  • Purchase wedding rings,
  • Buy or rent groom’s attire,
  • Decide on best man’s attire, and maid of honour and bridesmaids’ gowns,
  • Purchase flower girl’s and ringbearer’s outfits,
  • Take wedding portraits,
  • Book photographer and videographer (discuss your preferences. For example, black & white or coloured photography, posed or candid shots, compilation of moments you deem important),
  • Book a band or musician for ceremony and banquet,
  • Design and order invitation cards, and other stationary such as reply cards and thank-you notes,
  • Book a florist,
  • Order Wedding favours,
  • Notify friends and relatives abroad about your wedding,
  • Reserve accommodations for out-of-town guests,
  • Plan and book honeymoon,
  • Schedule premarital body check-up,
  • Signup for pre-marriage course or consultation,
  • Buy girdle,

 

2-3 months ahead

  • Obtain marriage license at marriage registry (you can make online booking 3 months and 14 days before your wedding date),
  • Invite a priest/father to officiate the ceremony and discuss with him about your Church program. Check restrictions on church wedding (i.e. decoration, parking spaces, music arrangements, photography and videographer),
  • Buy special lingerie and stockings that fit your gown,
  • Prepare betrothal gifts and dowry,
  • Purchase Western and Chinese cake coupons (get a discount at Wedding Fairs!),
  • Order wedding cake,
  • Order table wine,
  • Confirm with florists venue decoration, car decoration, bridal bouquet, bridesmaid’s bouquet and flower girl’s basket, corsages and boutonnieres (see Wedding Flowers Chart),
  • Book bridal car and arrange other transportation and parking spaces,
  • Plan bridal shower and bachelor’s party,
  • Schedule banquet meal tasting,
  • First dress fitting if you are having it made,

 

1 month ahead

  • Confirm bridal party list,
  • Prepare detailed schedule and list out each attendant’s responsibilities for the day,
  • Purchase gifts for bridal shower,
  • Purchase items for Chinese ceremonies and other miscellaneous items (i.e. Dragon-Phoenix tea set, candy box, guestbook, pens, cigarettes, lai-see envelopes),
  • Ensure the Church receives your marriage license 2 weeks in advance,
  • Send invitations,
  • Have final dress fitting (remember to bring shoes and lingerie you’re going to wear on your Wedding Day),
  • Complete proper documents for change of name,
  • Write toasts or speech for wedding banquet,
  • Open safety box and joint account,
  • Apply for annual leave,
  • Record gifts received and write thank-you notes,
  • Purchase car decorations if not prepared by florist.,

 

2 weeks ahead

  • Confirm number of guests and arrange seating plan,
  • Confirm all the service suppliers (Photographers, Videographer, Make-up Artist, Hair stylist, Florist etc.),
  • Arrange for attendants’ to meet and discuss the schedule and their responsibilities for the day,
  • Hold bridal shower or bachelor’s party,

 

1 week ahead

  • Pick up tailor-made gowns,
  • Pack for honeymoon,
  • Confirm travel arrangements,
  • Confirm number of guests and details with caterer,
  • Order roasted pig for home-coming ritual,
  • Assign a close friend/relative to take care of the bride’s personal belongings for the day,
  • Arrange payments for banquet, door-opening lai-see, other lai-see and tips,
  • Go through the rundown with close relatives and explain their respective roles,
  • Have manicure, pedicure and hair removal 2 days in advance,
  • Reserve table for bridal party lunch (if needed),
  • Prepare amenity kits for emergency use (i.e. sewing kits, cotton buds, double-sided tape),

 

1 day ahead

  • Pickup gowns and groom’s attire if rented,
  • Pickup bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages and car decoration,
  • Finalise seating chart,
  • Remind photographer, videographer, makeup artist and hair dresser to arrive on time,
  • Perform traditional Chinese hairdressing ritual,
  • Relax and sleep tight!

 

Grand Salon

At the top of the grand marble staircase you will find on the left, the plush Grand Salon.  Surrounded almost entirely with floor to ceiling windows it acts as a cosy and elegant perch from which the twinkling, diamond studded Victoria Harbour stretches.  With an atmosphere of opulence, it is the perfect venue for special intimate occasions.  The only venue to have its own private pre-function area, it plays host to a variety of settings and functions.

To view the GRAND SALON floor plan and capacity chart, click here.

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