Last week was my BIL E-day. So I was assigned by my MIL to do the 'Dulang Hantaran' and it decorations including all the goodies inside the dulang.. since this is only the engagement event, not so much personal items to be included in the dulang except for the rings.. both for merisik and engagement..
Since last time during my Nikah day, I did the DIY dulang hantaran using the artificial flowers and this time around I was thinking to do it with the fresh flowers. I purposely wanted it that way just because I can save a lot of time (since I am way too busy with my PhD study and I have to travel to and fro KL-JB) and at the same time we can avoid the hustle of keeping the dulang covered with dust in the store room. Lol..talking about experience huh!
And most importantly.. we can save a lot of money..
Lemme show you the trick..
Sending off dulang for fresh flower decorations can cost you up to RM75 to RM150 per tray excluding the items inside the dulang. Minus if the dulang is your, so the cost could reduce to RM50 to RM70 per tray. Let say you have a total of 7 dulang, it would at least cost you about RM490- minus your goodies.
Except if you're the only child in the house and buying dulang for goods is a waste of money then you can send it for outsiders decorations. I can tell you, you're saving money a lot by doing that. Because a dulang can cost you about RM15 to RM30.
So, should you have your own dulang (recycle la balik for your next siblings) buying fresh flower and decorate it yourself is much more cheaper compared to sending it off for other people to decorate it for you.
I bought Indian Roses bouquet for RM20/bouquet which consist of 20 to 25 of roses, 1 bouquet of New White Peacock cost for RM10, 1 bouquet of Baby's Breath cost me about RM 20 and 1 bouquet of Bahatus which cost me RM20. So all together is RM150. But actually you can opt for the Indian Roses and Baby's Breath and I personally think that would be sufficient enough to decorate your dulang.
I bought all the flowers from my favourite florist. It was my mom's favourite too! If you're smart enough you can bargain for a cheaper price..
You can get the fresh flower here..
Gracious Flower Suppliers
No. 2G Jalan Pandan 3/7, Pandan Jaya, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +603- 9281 5498 Fax: +603-9281 5499
They opened from Monday to Friday only from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
These are the flowers that I bought from them..
I love the scent of flowers :)
and this is my little helper..
What you need to do:
1) Get few water sponge..(people call it H2O sponge)..from the flower shop or any bridal store..they should have that;
2) You need an aluminium foil;
3) Once you brought back your flowers, soak the roots of the flowers into a pail of water for one night (so make sure you bought the flower two days before the event);
4) Crop your water sponge into your desired measurement. It always depends on your tray size and the shape whether it is rectangular or round shape.
5) Soak your water sponge into a pail of water for 15 minutes;
4) Wrap your water sponge with the aluminium foil;
5) Start decorating your fresh flower.
The DIY Fresh Flower hantaran that I've made..
We gonna have a girl addition to our our home soon!!