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Feedbacks about the wedding held in Park Hotel

Posted by icyelite on June 29, 2008

Remember the previous post that I had attend my friend’s wedding @ park hotel? Just few days ago, she called me. She came back from her honeymoon and was asking feedback with regards to the food and the environment that happened that day. Well, I mentioned to her whatever I saw that day and how I feel that day.

Regarding the food, overall is okay but just find that too much mock meat is making me feel sick of it and the overcooked broccoli. I thought my food is bad is ok since I’m the minority eating vegetarian during the dinner. Who knows, there are even complaints that the real meat doesn’t taste nice too. Haha, my friend says that in the past, before the hotel is known as Park Hotel, they are known as Crown Prince Hotel. In addition, they change the chef recently. In the past, the food is superbly nice as my friend mentions. But now, its totally bad. She thought a change in chef may not be so worse in the food, but unexpectedly, the food wasn’t good at all. She was so sad because my friend is someone who is quite choosy in food and wedding is once in a lifetime.  Everytime meet her, have to find a place that can suits her mouth. Lol. Single complaint about it, it will spoil her day. Haha, so can you see how particular she is about the food.

Regarding the environment, as mention in previous post, the screen is placed too low that people sitting at the back can’t see clearly. The very first bad impression of the hotel is having technical fault when the couple is going to march in. The technical fault not only affects the guests but the couples too. The couple were standing outside but keep wondering what is going on inside, why the door ain’t open yet while the guests inside were standing for 5 minutes, feeling excited about the entrance of the couple but they weren’t in yet.

Since wedding is once in a lifetime, there are bound to be flaws. Its hard to have a perfect wedding dinner but all newly weds especially the bride would definitely wished to have a perfect, well-organized and satisfied wedding.

After much complaining to me, my friend begins to give me advice for my future wedding. Haha, here are some issues maybe in the future you people can take note too:

  • Sisters sitting at the receptionist did not keep the attendance list of the guests and was seen by everyone who went to the toilet. For people who left early during the dinner, the bride wasn’t able to keep track of the people who attended the dinner.
  • Tell your sisters at the receptionist to encourage the guests to write down some words for the newly weds. This will be a memorable gift to the couple.
  • Sisters, do take note of the newly wed’s ang baos too. I heard that one of my friends had to escort the ladies when they carry the ang bao because there was once someone steal the ang bao away. Omg, someone actually did this.
  • When taking photo at each table, get one person to help prepare the other table while you take picture at the other table.
  • Don’t play too much at the stage, leave it to the later part of the dinner or after the dinner. That’s because the couple needs to take picture at all tables and have to send off all the guests.
  • It would be best if you can arrange your friends who are more participative to sit in front/centre of the hall or nearer to the stage. That’s because its these people who will make your night more enjoying and wonderful. Wedding is supposed to be a happy, enjoying and celebration day.
  • Do take note of the guests who has special requests like having vegetarian food like me. Let the manager knows and remind him/her about it. Make sure the waiter/waitress serves the food. That day, my food wasn’t served at all until I asked the waitress about it, they even forgot to serve me some of the dishes.
  • If possible try to make sure the screen is placed higher so that all guests can see it.
  • Have a timetable and well-organized wedding. Most importantly, get helps from your family members, relatives and friends, without them, you won’t have an enjoyable night.
  • During the wedding actual day, everybody is a newbie, so seek opinions and helps from the elderly, experienced people on how and what things needs to be done. Don’t be shy, I’m sure you want to have a happy night.

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Wedding Dinner @ Park Hotel

Posted by icyelite on June 10, 2008

Yesterday, I attended my ex-colleague wedding dinner at Park Hotel. She is kind enough to prepare a vegetarian 8 dishes course meal for me and arrange for me to sit beside another ex-colleague of mine.

It has been quite sometimes since I last saw her. Wooh, a bride is indeed a bride, you will always be the prettiest that day/night. She looks so beautiful that I almost couldn’t recognize her. Well, during the dinner, there was some technical faults occurring and the photo session taking was taking too long that the couple missed taking pictures with some tables and sending their guests off. Coming to the end of the dinner, the mango pudding took quite sometimes to serve and some of the guests had left before eating it. In addition, the stage in front was quite low that short people like me sitting right at the end of the hall can’t really see the screen nor see the couple clearly. These teaches the new couples a lesson, next time don’t arrange your dinner on a sunday night where everybody has to work the next morning. Best to have it on Saturday if you can. Furthermore, make sure the hotel has checked through all the technical systems, no errors should occur. Another issue is to make sure that everybody gets a good view of the couple and any screens if there is. To make the best of the night, it will be good if you have a big group of close friends/relatives who are hyperactive in making the dinner a happening night. Otherwise, you will feel like its quite boring.

I am sitting at a big table that is meant for 11 people, but that night it happens that only 9 people occupied the table including me, so I had quite a spacious seat. The rest of the 8 people at my table were sharing a big plate of food like other tables.

Mine was a special course of meal as compared to others. Mine was specially served with a plate of food though at times they may forget me. The food is prepared by the hotel instead of a real vegetarian restaurant. I am pleased with my food but my ex-colleague says that his doesn’t taste as good. In fact, at the end of the 8 dishes, I felt quite ‘jelat’. Since the start, I had been eating those mock meats. Chewing and chewing non-stop, if there are more vegetables, it would be even nicer. However, the only vegetable that I had for the whole night is broccoli, which seems to be overcooked. All I was wondering is how did they make the sauce for each dish? They all taste different and quite nice. If I had a chance, see who can teach me. Lol.

My friend, the bride last night, if you ever see this post, bear in mind, I’m not complaining but just a feedback on the food since its prepared by the hotel. I really appreciate for the special arrangement for me. Sorry all other pals, I will always be the troublesome ones if you, who is reading the blog now wants to invite me to your wedding next time.

1st dish: Cold Plate
2nd dish: Vegetarian Shark Fin
3rd dish: Vegetarian Chicken
4th dish: Vegetarian Prawn with a sweet green color sauce
5th dish: Broccoli + Vegetarian Fish
6th dish: Sweet and Sour Vegetarian Fish
7th dish: Noodles – I did not eat this dish because they added spring onions in it
8th dish: Mango pudding

Cold Plate Vegetarian Shark Fin
Vegetarian Chicken Vegetarian Prawn
Broccoli and fish Sweet and Sour Vegetarian Fish

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