Wedding show promises one-stop shop
AS monsoon season bids us a wet farewell, another season – wedding season – is waiting just around the corner. Starting on October 2, the Aroma Wedding Show 2017 will host a day of showcasing and splurging on everything a new bride and groom-tobe will need for their big day.
At the Gandamar Grand Ballroom of the Gandamar Wholesale Market in Thingangyun township, the Aroma Wedding Show will offer a one-stop shop and installment services for weddings, even holding a raffle for one lucky couple to take home a winning package.
For the last five years, the Aroma Zulu Wedding Studio has hosted these shows once a year in Yangon.
“Couples no longer have to worry about collecting money,” said Ko Sein Lin, the 28-year-old owner of Aroma Studio, who readers may know as the singer of 2014 hit “Ni Ni Lei Ba”. “It’s good for couples who are just ordinary office workers. They don’t need to collect money for years and years to celebrate their big day.”
Founded in 2011, the Aroma Zulu Wedding Studio is perhaps the first wedding installment service of its kind in Myanmar, helping ensure that couples of various economic backgrounds can have a memorable ceremony.
The studio offers a one-stop shop service for weddings, including prewedding photos and videos, make-up and hair service, dress and jewellery sales, catering and floral service, and many more. The services aren’t just for the lucky couple but for the bridesmaids and parents of both the groom and bride.
Altogether these services can range in prices from K1 million to up to K3 million depending on the needs of the couple.
“For this year, we are arranging a complete one-stop service,” he said. “It is our motto that we will give the best services to satisfy our customers”.
The complete wedding service, which will be introduced for the coming wedding season, will include wedding rings, services to help the first child born in Pan Hlaing Hospital and even an option for an overseas pre-wedding photo shoot in countries such as Thailand and Singapore.
“Every couple wants the best for their wedding,” Ko Sein Lin said. “And these days, the wedding packages are more interesting for couples as they are more relaxed, without stress and often come with many promotional features.”
Wa Lone, a 30-year-old groom-tobe, agrees that fairs and shows like Aroma’s simplify the wedding process. But for him, arranging the celebration with his fiancé has offered other benefits.
“It may be stressful [to arrange on your own],” he said. “But it’s a lot more fun. It’s also a lot cheaper than package wedding services.”
To entice shoppers such as Wa Lone, who might be turned off by the prices, the Aroma Wedding Show 2017 will be free of charge on October 2, all day. Additionally there will be live music entertainment and a wedding dress showcase by designer Aung Myat Thu.
Over 200 models, including actors and TV stars, will be on stage donning both Western and traditional dresses in a variety of colours and designs.
Couples who want to receive promotional discounts should plan to arrive between 11am and 6pm to book and choose their wedding package. All couples who book with Aroma Zulu Wedding Studio will get 20 percent off other packages and will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win a special package.
Only one couple will be chosen for the lucky draw program. The winner has a chance to refund their selected wedding package and receive loads of free services such as a signing ceremony in Gandamar Ballroom, fees for their first child at Pan Hlaing hospital, special wedding rings from Wint Sein Jems Jewellery shop, silk fabrics for two from Taw Win Barani Silk house, a mattress from Sweety Home, and a custom safe from MNZ company.
The Aroma Wedding show is sponsored by the CB Bank credit system and couples can use a CB bank credit card to purchase the installment. Otherwise, couples can take their ID cards, census and testimonial letters from a professional authority figure, as well as two licence photos to apply for a credit card – interest rates are 1 percent for a six-month package and 1.2pc for anytime over six months.
The free wedding show will be held from 6pm to 10pm. Viewers at home can watch a live stream on the Aroma Zulu Wedding Service Facebook page or on MRTV-4 through Pyone Play Live Stream, a video app for mobile phones. And for those who couldn’t get out of bed in time, a delayed program will show on October 15 on MRTV-4 at 9pm.
Last year’s Aroma Wedding Show, held at Sedona Hotel, featured scores of stunning gowns.