Wedding Dress

It’s 17 days to our wedding ceremony.

Salah satu hal yang paling penting bagi bride to be like me adalah memilih gaun pengantin. We both had chosen the vendor yang surprisingly cukup memenuhi selera dan affordable (meskipun bagi beberapa orang ini masih pricey).

Namun, beberapa minggu lalu, saat indo botting (sebutan bagi orang yang menyediakan perlengkapan pengantin mulai dari pakaian hingga perlengkapan pernikahan maupun upacaranya) memperlihatkan wedding dress yang selesai dia jahitkan padaku, I was shocked karena gaunnya tidak sesuai ekspektasiku. I only wanted a white dress gown in simple manner but she made me a cream gown with payet di beberapa bagian dan bordiran di bagian roknya.

Saya dan Mama panik dan berpikir super keras, apakah tetap mau memakai gaun yang terlanjur dibikinkan tapi tidak sesuai dengan keinginan? Atau apakah kita mau mencari gaun di vendor yang lain? dengan konsekuensi harus lagi mulai dari nol dengan waktu yang begitu mepet? Belum lagu uang down payment yang sudah terlanjur dibayarkan ke vendor sebelumnya apakah mau direlakan saja?

Setelah berdiskusi cukup lama dengan indo botting, akhirnya dia memintaku fitting gaun yang lain. gaun pengantin putih. Dengan ogah dan malas karena kecewa, saya pun fitting dan saya tak menyangka saya menyukainya. It fits in my body (saya harus menghilangkan beberapa timbunan lemak di perut).

Saat indo botting tau saya menyukai gaun putih itu, dia juga cukup kaget as she said “That’s the gown you wanted? It’s easy and simple! I can make it for you in a week or two!”

Dan akhirnya begitulah kesepakatan dan keputusan diambil. Sekarang, saya menunggu gaun putih yang dijanjikan padaku selesai dijait. Semoga kali ini memenuhi ekspektasi dan harapanku as I want my wedding dress looks stunning on me. I don’t want to compromise because it’s only once in a lifetime and I really care on what I’m wearing in my super special event.

Help needed and waited, ya Allah.

Bride to be,
Ri

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Invitation

Our wedding invitation is coming from Jakarta. I keep reading at it, how it is still unbelievable for me that my name will be with Lam’s on it.

Riana & Ilham

How could it be? Life is just so surprising, so unpredictable.

I remember one time when Dini, Nita and I had this sleepover in Melia Hotel. I was watching something in Youtube when a question popped up in my head and I said it loud,

“Who would be my husband in the future?”

Dini heard it and said, “You are now in relationship and you still asked that?”

(I was still with Akbar back then)

And who would have thought that I am going to marry Ilham in a year and half after?

Who would have thought?

Ri

Open and Close

I prefer a private wedding party with limited people. Only family, colleagues, and close friends will be there. I think about 200-250 people only. They will sit in a round table, eating, talking, laughing, and watching the reception with joyful heart.

I never intend to spread the invitation to any social media. I want to send it one by one. Even it’s through text message, post, email, private message, or I give it personally.

I am the close one. I want only some people, who really know about me, who care, will come.

However, Lam is different. He is the open one.

He would like to invite everybody, every family, every relatives, every friend, colleague, senior, junior, to the event. He thinks about 500 people or more, standing up, enjoying music, food and taking pictures.

He wants to go public, while I want to take private.

We know we are different, but as we write in our invitation:

“Despite of all our differences, we choose to be together”

Ri

Sorry

Dear Nong,

Sorry for not being there, while you are busy with your wedding preparation and I am here, across the island from home. Pasti rasanya nyesek pas mau nikah tapi saudara gak ada yang bisa bantuin dan malah sibuk kerja.

Maaf Nong, but I try my best to help you and wish for your preparation. Saya juga tidak mau jauh dari rumah, tapi apa boleh buat ini sudah terjadi, saya sudah terlanjur kerja di Jakarta dan hanya boleh pulang sesekali.

But Insha Allah on 3 October I already at home, bantu-bantu sebisanya apa yang belum kelar.

Semoga rejekimu lancar, my sister. Semoga persiapan dan nikahan dan after weddingmu semuanya dimudahkan.

Sunshine