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Video – The Making of Weddings at DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Take a look into the preparation of a wedding celebration at DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur. In the video, see a wedding banquet being prepped, ballroom setup, wedding suite decor, flowers, chandeliers and more, with host, Pamela Chong.

At DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur, we capture our brand essence ‘where the little things mean everything’ in everything we do, hence weddings are injected with a little more flair too.

For more information on the wedding packages, please email KULDT_DS@hilton.com or call +603 2172 7272.

Crazy, Speedy, Love Wedding Race 2015

DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur Wraps Up its 5th Anniversary Celebrations  by Rewarding a Total of 60 Free Tables to 17 Couples for their 2016 Wedding

On November 7, 2015, Chew Wei Chuan and Leanne Chew have been crowned as DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur’s grand winner of the Crazy, Speedy, Love Wedding Race. The Chews secured the 20 free tables worth MYR51,000.00 grand prize in Kuala Lumpur ahead of runners-up Albert Navin Durairatnam and Vanessa Siva Subramaniam who secured 15 free tables worth MYR39,000.00  and third-placed Kevin Sng and Sarah Ng who secured 10 free tables worth MYR26,000.00. The remainder fourteen couples secured 1 free table each. The total of 17 couples who participated in today’s Crazy, Speedy, Love Wedding Race have earlier confirmed and booked their wedding at DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur between July and October this year, with the aim of winning the free tables for their 2016 wedding.

Jean-Sebastien Kling, General Manager DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur states, “At DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur, we capture our brand essence ‘where the little things mean everything’ — hence weddings here are injected with a little more flair, and fun! I am truly happy rewarding these free tables after witnessing such high level of ccommitment and sportsmanship from the participants, as the race was not entirely easy”. The Crazy, Speedy, Love Wedding Race has been three months in the making. Spirits and excitement soared high amongst the participants as they prepare to go through the ‘Five Vows of Marriage’, which essentially makes up the five stages of the race. Each couple was given the liberty to race in a group of maximum five consisting of family or friends.

Upon hearing the flag-off horn activated by Kling, the participants raced to the Hotel’s porte cochere where activities of “Stage 1: Feed” awaited them. Two members from each group pulled till foamy the Malaysian iconic beverage, Teh Tarik, drank it and finished five of DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur’s signature warm chocolate chip cookie. As some struggled at Stage 1, others sped on to “Stage 2: Comfort” where the challenge to be the first to board a single lift one group at a time awaited. Some chose to wait for the lift, while some took the “Detour Challenge” where they ran up six flights of stairs in hopes of a speedier arrival to the next stage of the race. At “Stage 2: Comfort”, participants were tasked to make-up a single bed imitating the DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur’s bed standards, made-up immaculately by the Hotel’s housekeeping team. This was no easy feat as struggles over linen folding, blanketing and pillow puffing were displayed to the amusement of many. “Stage 3: Care” required two participants to each function as a “human mannequin” where movement is restricted, while the other is to be blindfolded while receiving instructions from the “human mannequin” to properly put on the Hotel bathrobe and to effectively pick a bottle of lotion from a collection of the Hotel’s Aroma Actives Hair & Body Care exclusive bathroom amenities. The lotion is then rubbed over the entire face of the “human mannequin” by the blindfolded partner. Moving swiftly, the participants then proceeded to “Stage 4: Provide” where the contestants’ mental capabilities and thought processes were put to the test on paper. Finally, at “Stage 5: Support”, the contestants were faced with the physical demands to carry their partners from the starting line at the Hotel’s main entrance to a designated point where they then ran together as a couple before having to pick up their partner again to complete the finale lap to the finishing line.

The Crazy, Speedy, Love Wedding Race pays homage to the first wedding race organized by DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur when it first started operation in year 2010. Complementing the banquet food creations that are touted to be one of the best in town, the wedding professionals are also skilled and trained with the network, resources and experience to work with couples to schedule and coordinate all the necessary details: from timeline, flowers, table decorations and other trimmings. Walk down the aisle in style at the hotel’s pillar-less Grand Ballroom with high ceiling and opulent chandeliers. With a seating capacity of 550 guests, the magnificent Grand Ballroom comes with advanced audio visual equipment like moveable stage lights, wireless presentation and live streaming capability that allow different staging requirements. The foyer which opens out to the pool is perfect for hosting pre-dinner cocktails or intermission refreshments.

Upon confirmation of a signed wedding contract, DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur offers wedding couples a complimentary night’s stay in the Hotel’s bridal Terrace Suite that overlooks the Petronas Twin Towers and Kuala Lumpur’s stunning skyline. Other extras include fresh flower arrangements, a special DoubleTree wedding guestbook, a decorative wedding cake, preferential room rate for invited friends and family, corkage waiver for two bottles of wine or liquor per table, special wedding favours for all guests and complimentary food tasting for up to 10 people upon confirmation of reservation and deposit received. The hotel is able to tailor make packages, from small intimate weddings of 20 tables to a grand occasion of 55 tables.

For more information on DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur’s wedding packages, please visit www.WeddingsbyDoubleTreeKL.com or email KULDT_DS@hilton.com or call +603 2172 7272.

The Difference Between A Bridal Shower and A Bachelorette Party

Bridal showers and bachelorette parties are two different types of events, each with its own specific goal or function. This will help you understand the difference: –

Bachelorette Party
A bachelorette party is for you to let your hair down, forget all about your wedding plans and have some fun with your girls.

WHO Organised by the Maid of Honour or the bride-to-be’s best gal pal.

PURPOSE Marks the bride-to-be’s last night as a single woman. This event tends to feature naughty humour, sexy antics and lots of alcohol. The future mother-in-law should not be invited.

VENUE Pubs, clubs or anywhere that serves alcohol, although in recent years, more women are choosing spa weekends or tropical retreats instead because they prefer to remember what happened.

Bridal Shower
A bridal shower is like an engagement party but just for girls. A fairly new trend in Southeast Asia that’s picked up in recent years, this is also a great alternative if partying is not your thing.

WHO Traditionally organised by the Maid of Honour with the help of the bridesmaids.

PURPOSE To shower (get it?) the bride-to-be with gifts and words of encouragement that will help her start her new home and life as a married woman. This is normally held during the day and is usually fun and girly.

VENUE The Maid of Honour’s home, although in recent times, cafés and hotels have also been used.

Now that you know the difference, some may ask, “Can we have both?” Our answer to that is, “Why not?” As long as you understand the costs involved in having both events.

Article courtesy from The Wedding Notebook

Seating Arrangements: 10 Things Couples Tend To Overlook

This post was written especially for couples who are planning big weddings in our region. A detailed guide to seating arrangements is in a separate post; this one is about the small things that are often overlooked when planning where and how your guests should be seated.

Ask your parents for their preference or traditions, for example, should the groom’s side of the family be on the left or right side of the ballroom? This will determine which side the groom’s seats at the main table are. Find out who will be sitting at the main table too, as you should notify them in advance. And while you’re at it, find out who needs to be on stage for the main toast.

If the Best Man and Maid of Honour are not sitting at the main table, make sure they are seated nearby so they can assist the bride and groom when necessary.

Emcees should not be too far away from the stage, especially if it’s a big ballroom. Instead, they should be seated at a table nearest to the stairs leading up to the stage. This table can consist of friends who can help to make sure your emcees are getting enough food, or perhaps it can even be a table for all your helpers who will have food set aside for them.

Guest lists should be arranged in groups of ten according to their categories. If you have no choice, it’s best to split guests in the same category into two groups of four and six each. Try to seat people with common interests together, especially if it’s a really big wedding.

It’s better to seat your parents’ friends with other families than to have them sitting with your boisterous friends.

Aisle tables should consist of close friends for a more excited and joyful atmosphere when the newlyweds walk in. Avoid seating helpers at aisle tables; you don’t want half empty tables in all your walk-in photos.

Always place children in high chairs at the sides to avoid mishaps during the serving of food and beverages. Avoid having more than one high chair at each table.

Seat at least one helper who are in charge next to the main entrance. That way, someone will be able to spot and assist guests who are late.

Pass a copy of your table arrangements – highlighted with special dietary requests and number of high chairs required – to your banquet manager on the day of your reception so they can set up everything before your guests arrive.

Finally, make sure there are one or two extra tables in case people turn up unexpectedly. You probably won’t need to use them in the end, but at least your guests will have somewhere to sit while your coordinator sorts things out.

Article courtesy from The Wedding Notebook

Crazy, Speedy, Love… Wedding Race!

The wedding race returns after five years DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur opened its doors in Kuala Lumpur. This year, 20 couples* will be racing for the chance to win up to 60 FREE tables worth RM120,000.00 for their wedding banquet! The first 20 couples who confirm their wedding booking** from 1 June till 20 September 2015 for weddings held in 2016 will qualify to run for the amazing wedding race to win:

• Grand prize: Complimentary 20 tables (worth RM51,000)
• 2nd prize: Complimentary 15 tables (worth RM39,000)
• 3rd prize: Complimentary 10 tables (worth RM26,000)
• Consolation prizes for remaining 17 couples: One complimentary table per 10 tables confirmed and paid for

*Maximum of up to 5 participants per group (inclusive of wedding couple)
**First 20 confirmed wedding couples with weddings held in 2016 and minimum booking of 35 tables

For more information on the wedding packages, please email KULDT_DS@hilton.com or call +603 2172 7714.

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