October 14, 2018

The Air BnB Homestay for my ROM

(oops, I actually wanted to start this post like my own personal introduction with my personal feelings, then I realised it's actually a  kind-of-like Air BnB review). 

If you want to read about the major and minor milestones, journeys of my wedding. Here it is. 

Anyhow, this is the homestay that we have chose to bride's house for staying overnight on ROM's eve

The reason that I blogged about this particular homestay (It's not my first time staying Air BnB also). is because that the host actually paying delicate attention to the house to make sure that the guests would stay comfortably. 

The reason that I chose this room because it is nearer to my hubby's house. and we planned to head to Thean Hou Temple early in the morning, like 8am when our ROM started at 10am. I want to have a mini photoshoot.(Afterall, I do not dress in this way, and most importantly, It's the meaningful day when I officially become Mrs Tan! ) but, hey, I should have booked the room near to Thean Hou Temple, because it was a normal working day, then going out at 8am with the only choice of travelling using Subang Airport road, then linked to the notorious Federal Highway is a huge turn off.

First, though the house was small, the host manages to make it so big with a see-through glass to separate the living room and kitchen.

Second, the high speed of internet

Third, I literally using the big mirror in the living room to dress up myself. (make up and hairstyling)

 Masterbedroom with TV inside. and an attached bathroom as usual.

 This is what I mean paying delicate attention to ensure the comfort of the guests. The host provides a coat racks for us to hang out clothes, towel etc. and the mirror really delights me, cause I get to see myself the entire time, haha.

The bed
Mattress is quite important in a homestay, there's where everybody will use it! I have experienced staying in nice, fancy homestay. The mattress sheets were so beautiful, looking comfy. But the mattress is not as comfortable, like you can feel that they use normal spring coil mattress, and the blanket is so thin when it's very cold

However, staying here, you can turn of the aircond, adjust to your liking, and snuggle under the thick, cotton (not linen) blanket to keep warm.

The toilet also comes with the necessary toiletries. and of course, the quality toilet paper. (You know, most of the stay in hotel would use only cheap toilet paper) and the hand towel, which is I said the host really provide a comfortable staying experience. 

Though I only stayed there for few hours. But the yellow chillax environment, mirrors. delight me. 
and the basic facilities you will definitely use like toilet, mattress, clothes hanger, dining table, pantry is so convenient and never lacking things. 

Apparently , the rate of the homestay is RM 175 in general. That is quite okay, considering it allows first to wash clothes, cooking (which of course we didn't enjoy any of them, as we just stay there for few hours for sleeping only)

Anyhow,  please note that 

1. When you book from the Air BnB, the room's rate will increase as you increase the no of guest. My sis booked the room, and it actually soar to Rm 400 or Rm 600 when we indicated 6 guests. So my sis resorted to turn to booking.com to book the room. And yes, that's how we save a bundle! 

2. Fully utilise your discount voucher (If you have any)

In the end, we asked among ourselves why is it only RM 175 when 5 people can stay there, and all the facilities inside. I guess it's because the not-so-strategic location. If you happen to need a homestay for 5- 7 people in Ara Damansara area, This is the ideal, affordable homestay for you.  It's located in Nova Saujana. 

The DIY ROM bridal bouquet

That's the DIY bridal bouquet from me!
 Or maybe by both my hubby and me! Yeap, we have our ROM in the Thean Hou Temple

We did it together the night before.

I searched everywhere for bridal bouquet less than RM 100, but most of the time It would be Rm 150 the cheapest. Feeling not worthy to splurge so much at the bridal bouquet, and also because I  love to DIY beautiful things. (FLowers are beautiful, don't they?)

I did a lot of survey , rummaging google for the best bridal bouquet looks that suits my outfits as well as the bridegroom. I thought that red roses will be the limelight, but in the end, it turns out that everything look pale in comparison.

Anyway, the expenses for the Bridal Bouquet were only Rm 78

Guni string - Rm 5 (Kaison @ One Utama)

I bought 2 rope of 2 different thickness, worrying one would look better than others. 

a bag of roses (20 or 24 stalks of pink roses) - Rm 28
a huge bag of baby breath - Rm 45

(see, the baby breath is actually much more expensive than roses, and that roses wither faster than baby breath too )

Hence the total sum is Rm 78 , oh I actually manage to make 2 bouquets out of it! 

I am quite happy and full of satisfaction knowing I could save so much. LOL . and here's the outcome of the bouquet.

The bouquet, even though looks a bit messy at the closer look, but it looks fine in the photos! 

 Then only I realised that light-coloured roses look so pale in comparison to my dress. 

If you don't understand what I mean. Let me show you. These are exactly the very 2 same photos. The top one is the original photo. 

(omg, I just noticed that even the tiang look so much fancy than me. Never mind la, I am still pretty btw)

The bottom one, if you notice, I photoshopped the colour of the roses to higher saturation. 

So, here's the simple tips

1. Opt for full bouquet of baby breath also not bad. or only roses (since rose is so much cheaper than baby breath)
2. If you wanna have contrast between the bouquet and the dress, choose red roses, and baby breath (Red roses surrounded by white baby breath)

See, the roses actually wither faster than the baby breath.