Wednesday, 3 December 2014

The Equarius Hotel Wedding Show

This is an extremely late entry, but better late than never right?

After K's proposal, we went for the Equarius Hotel's "Garden of Love" Wedding Show on 7 September 2014.

Truth be told, we weren't planning on starting on the wedding preparations so early, but we saw the advertisement while watching TV and there was a DBS/POSB promotion so we thought, why not?

Equarius Hotel was a bit hard to find. We've only stayed at Hotel Michael in that area so far so we took quite a while to find it. Walking in the scorching hot sun is no joke.

The easiest way in is by shuttle bus, but this also means that it may pose some inconvenience to your guests, especially if they are not driving.

They have 4 (or was it 3? cannot remember alr) themes for you to choose from, ranging from the more traditional red theme to a more fairytale like white theme and so on.

I asked, and they said that this was what you're going to get for the price in the packages already, so no need to top up more to get this kind of decorations.

I thought that this was quite nice of them. Usually wedding shows (not that I've been to a lot) tend to have lavish decorations for their venues just for 'show purposes', to demonstrate to you what can be done. But the basic package that you sign up for does not include all those nice decorations that you see. So I was glad to see that this wasn't the case for Equarius Hotel.

And honestly, unless you are the kind that needs a super grand wedding, I think the decorations that they have is good enough.

Besides the wedding venue set ups, they also had several booths for external vendors to promote their packages. Some of these vendors were The Feline Bridal, ESPA and a few others.

Besides the vendors, they also had like, talks by The Wedding Entourage to tell you what and how to prepare for a wedding, and flower arrangements (but I forgot the vendor's name :\ ).

After the talks, there was a bridal showcase. Most of the wedding dresses were quite meh, nothing spectacular. But there were two that caught my eye.

The photo below is batch 1 of the bridal dresses.

This is one of the dresses that I really liked. The front is more conservative but it's really low-cut at the back. I don't know why I just have a thing for this kind of lace details and this kind of designs.

The famous garden.

The garden looked really nice and it would be lovely to have our solemnization there.

But the catch is that it's not free. You have to top up at least $2000++ and you really only go there to sign the papers and then head back indoors, so I'm not sure if it's actually worth it.

They also have a glass pavilion but the glass pavilion is kind of small. Might not be a good idea if you have a lot of guests coming. At least with the garden, your guests can stand around.

The hotel also served a buffet spread and a dessert spread for tea break during the wedding show.

For the price of $28 I would say that it's quite worth it. Definitely worth a visit if you're planning to hold your wedding here because the show is really informative.

1 comment:

  1. Simply stunning wedding preparations. How wonderful decoration ideas and looks like grand wedding. Well I need some good ideas for decorating Chicago Wedding Venues for my engagement day. Any help from your side?