Back in the days when my two older sisters got married (in the seventies), a lot of people were involved and a lot of rituals, traditional practices and cocks and hens were sacrificed. (ok, only cock, of the feathered kind).
Being wiser and younger, I managed to escape all the rituals (in late 80s). No wedding car, no bride chamber, not even the potty filled with red dates, no cockerel to run across the bed, no boy born in the year of the dragon to open the car door, no sum-koo-lok-poh (the lady who conduct the ceremony) etc etc. I only spent RM1,800 for the buffet dinner (100 pax) and reaped a lot of profits ‘cos I invited all my five big bosses who gave me RM500 angpows each. Kehkehkeh.
Fast forward to 2006.
Walau-eh, nowadays, got wedding planners and google groups to arrange your wedding for you. My nephew emailed me the complete programme two nights ago. From what time should the bride and groom wake up to what time they finally get to sleep, what dress to wear, what to bring to where, what song, food etc etc. Isn’t that so cool? If I ever get married again, I want to hire a wedding planner too. But then again, it is easier for me to be the wedding planner instead. ‘Cos, oops, I am not suppose to marry anymore. I fit nicely, hor?
So, boys and girls, next time if you want to hire a wedding planner, give 5xmom a call ya! Or you can adopt my ‘sure profit one’ kinda ceremony. No rituals, no gifts, no dowries, no Chivas, no nothing. Buy the cheapest wedding dinner you can find and state ‘no gifts please, only angpows’ on the wedding invitation cards which you print on re-cycled papers taken from your office.
I have never seen wedding planners before. I only have images of effeminate guys the likes of My Best Friend’s Wedding and that other show about his daughter’s wedding. So, I hope to snap some wedding photos this Sunday and also return to bitch what wedding planners are like in Malaysia. (just had a nice laught over WuChing vs. JeremyC metrosexual posts).
If you have a choice, do you prefer a grand wedding or a fuss-free one?
Added : More on Cyberview wedding
Cyberview Lodge garden party
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