Wed­ding show prom­ises one-stop shop

The Myanmar Times - - The Pulse - NANDAR AUNG nan­da­raung@mm­

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.

Photo: Fad­ce­book/Khin Thuzar Htet

Last year’s Aroma Wed­ding Show, held at Se­dona Ho­tel, fea­tured scores of stun­ning gowns.

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