[This is a sponsored article with Colony.]
For most couples, planning a wedding is no easy feat, and all the stresses it comes with can make your big day feel a little less fulfilling.
My managing director Sarah could share her experience of how much time and resources were wasted on her own wedding, and in the end, she didn’t even enjoy herself fully.
This is largely due to the fact that, as it is with any other elaborate event, a wedding requires a lot of planning to ensure that everything, even down to the little party poppers going off, are in sync.
Here are some of the common stressors when it comes to perfecting preparations for your big day.
It’s not all sunshine and rainbows
Finding the right venue can be quite the headache, as it firstly needs to be large enough to accommodate all your friends and family members you intend on inviting.
On top of that, the place should at least have a banquet service to serve food to your guests, and basic audio visual equipment like an LCD screen or a projector for taking guests down the memory lane of your relationship.
You need to factor in specific food preferences, allergies, and how many people you will be feeding, then find the right caterers who can meet all these requirements.
Next, arguably the most stressful part about planning a wedding is ensuring that schedules for all parties like the vendors, venue, and your guests, are aligned.
Last but not least, the wedding budget. Planning a wedding is not cheap, and it seems to be on the rise ever since Malaysia has entered the endemic phase.
To give a bit of perspective, a very small-scale wedding could cost anywhere from RM20,000 to RM40,000.
For an average-scale wedding these days that hosts up to around 100 to 150 guests, you’re looking at costs ranging from RM50,000 to RM200,000.
A two-day fair of immersive wedding experiences
In order to address all these concerns, Colony is hosting the Wedding Fair in KL by Colony at Star Boulevard KLCC, on November 5 and 6, 2022. It aims to provide a fully immersive wedding experience for pre-newlyweds.
What sets this wedding fair apart from the rest is that Colony aims to help couples envision how their wedding could look like at their dedicated event space.
Each of the spaces caters to different wedding preferences. And with this setup, you’re able to have a clearer vision of your wedding instead of the many “what if’s”.
For example, The Ballroom, which is a 4,000 sq ft space that comfortably accommodates up to 250 guests will have an English/Chinese, and Nikah-type wedding setup.
Meanwhile, The Rooftop Garden, which provides a personalisable summer garden space with a view of Malaysia’s iconic Petronas Twin Towers, will have a wedding ceremony setup suitable for up to 80 attendees complete with a wedding backdrop and walkway set up.
There’s also The Tea Room, an elegant and spacious suite for up to 25 pax filled with floral and pastel colours suitable for tea ceremonies.
Last but not least, they have The Library, which is a luxurious-looking space great for photoshoots. It can also serve as a place for friends and family to relax and mingle around.
For those who like how the fair has these spaces set up, you can request to have your wedding done in the very same space, with the same settings as shown at the fair.
Speaking of which, if you book a wedding package during the fair, you’ll get an RM1,000+ discount with a minimum spend of RM16,000+, or an RM2,000+ discount with a minimum spend of RM20,000+.
These packages include access to the entirety of The Ballroom, The Rooftop Garden, and The Tea Room, on top of free access to The Library.
The fair also allows attendees to explore what Colony’s curated vendors have to offer.
Instead of booths, Colony aims to maximise their spaces with actual wedding arrangements to give couples a visual representation of how their wedding could look at Colony’s various event spaces.
According to Colony, unlike at other wedding fairs, their partner vendors and staff will only approach you if you want to know further information, and will otherwise just remain on standby without being too pushy.
Walk in & leave with no commitments
Unlike last year when Colony only accepted guests that had RSVP’d beforehand, they now allow guests to walk in without needing to make reservations.
However, by making a reservation beforehand, Colony will assign a dedicated wedding consultant who will give couples a personalised tour around the wedding fair. They’ll also assist them should they have any questions throughout the tour.
In addition to that, Colony wants to reward the wedding fair attendees by giving them a chance to win a complimentary Castra – Glamping in the City Staycation package for up to 10 pax.
For context, Castra by Colony is a luxury outdoor glamping concept brought to the heart of KL city. To get a feel for what a staycation there might be like, you can check out our latest review on it here.
Walk-in registrants will be entitled to one entry for the lucky draw while those that have RSVP’d beforehand will be granted two entries instead.
Couples that have signed and paid for a package to have their wedding at the Colony during the fair itself will get three entries instead.