I have been researching about BS'es (Wedding Acronym) in Malaysia and found numerous constructive advices from fellow BTBs. Collectively, you will be able to filter out the non-appealing ones and focus on the aspects you care about the most. Hereby I give you the research outcome and two cents worth of my review (References).
1♥ : horrendous
2♥ : barely making it
3♥ : average - nothing to shout about
4♥ : better than average, special in certain ways
5♥ : good overall
6♥ : EXCELLENTE!!
List of bridal shops
The shop is spacious and comfortable to be in. It is a corner lot which has a comparatively larger glass window display of wedding dresses and they are stunning. Usually pre-wedding packages allow you to select all the gowns except the new arrivals which you have to pay an additional amount depending your choice of gown. Extra cost will be incurred if you decide to change the PS date or your gown selection.
BTBs specifically point out MUA Beeky as friendly, dedicated and professional. You have to pick the PG carefully though. One of the ways is if you like the photo on display, ask your SA for the PG name. Inform them about your requirements, you want the PG to arrive on time, what elements you want to be in your pictures, if the backdrop or poses suggested by the PG are not to your liking, do voice up. Otherwise the result may not be as you would expect. BTBs recommended PG, Wilson. His work has been described as clean, artistic and natural. Others commented the PG was unskillful and had problems with tardiness. RB provides an MTV DVD which is a video that records all the "behind the scene" + photoshoot events.
Behind the scene video sample (2010): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0YzbSfrYzQ
Montage sample (2010): (Redbliss) Jason and Stella Pre-Wedding Montage
My pre-wedding photos by RedBliss - Nov 2011
PG: Leon - Funny guy, I am happy with the indoor/ Redbliss private garden shots. the outdoor (Lake Gardens KL) pictures were below our expectation. Some of the images taken were not properly angled and the background looks too noisy.
Videographer (VG): KT - He patiently recorded our photo-shoot process and compiled a wonderful video for us.
MUA: Beeky - At first I thought the makeup was too thick and and it cracked over time. After the images were produced, I realized it did not show at all and the makeup looked good. She is very friendly, takes pride in her work and does it with commitment.
SA: Carmen - Extremely professional young girl. She informed me every single detail and gave recommendations on the dresses to pick. She was accommodating when it comes to the compromise we requested. The reason I chose RB during the Midvalley bridal fair because I thought Carmen was not pushy and I would be happy to have her plan my photoshoot.
Overall: All the deliverables were on time as promised. I did not do much research prior to the wedding expo trip. My intention was to have the bridal shop take care of everything. My hubby was disappointed with the photos and thought the package did not relatively worth the RM3988 we spent. I should have asked done my research better, anyway...
Comments and discussions:
RB service, PG, MUA:
GeriYin @ 2010 says:
" Photoshoot was so much of fun! Given a choice, I don't mind doing it all over again"
"Just chose the pictures last Saturday and the pictures turned out great"
"I didn't have any issues with Jojo (SA) but I did encouter a few glitches with Alice. Yes, I agree with you Beeky is wonderful! She is a really genuine person. Thank God I didn't had any problems with my photogrpaher. "
"my SA told me for gown fitting, photo shooting and selection of photos need to be done only on weekday. They do not entertain all these on weekend. Is it depend on the SA. After we sign up they only state all these rule and she somemore said all the appt need to make in advance 3-4 months. After fit the appt cannot be change. A bit regret to sign up with them. Dissapointed with their service even didn;t take my photos yet. They are many bridal shop out there can provide better service. Feel like being cheated. "
"Photographer (Kelvin) - was late for the photoshoot. After makeup, we had to sit around waiting for him for really really long time. He arrived finally, but very unfortunately bringing along bad mood! He snapped many hundreds of pictures, but skill is just so-so, i.e. dont know how to take best angle, his shots are not really creative, not so much variety. But just for normal photos, then it is ok, within acceptable level. SA (Jojo) - we had quite bad experience with her. Everything also "cannot".
"Marketing (Alice) - she is really a good business woman. If all else fail, please talk to her. "
"MUA (Beeky) -she is FANTASTIC! She is the only reason we can tolerate all the other people's nonsense. Skillful, caring and good communication skills."
"i have signed a package with redbliss and the photo took by photographer is really bad. He told me that he had took hundreds of photo but unfortunately there is no skills there."
RB package (Apr 2010): http://www.malaysianbabes.net/forum/topic/35646-red-bliss-bridal-package-for-sale/
sweetangela @ 2010 says:
"My advice is to visit more, talk to them, find out more & don't commit immediatly.. research, research, research.. we end up sign up Redbliss at SS2.. the package meet our target, everything is in clear term (no cheating here & there) customer support are very profeesional.. and off course nice & elegant photo shoot.... the research paid off.. "
Address : No.78, Jalan SS2/72, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: 603 7958 8528
I would rate RB the following:
♥♥♥♥ Service: 4♥
♥♥♥♥ Photography: 2♥
♥♥♥♥ Make-up and styling: 4♥
♥♥♥♥ Gown: 4♥
♥♥♥♥ BS environment: 5♥Price range: 4$ (Price list)
|I like the natural and quiet background. Of course these were hand picked for display and should be the quality bunch|