Wedding preparation is so stressful!
No, not mine!
The big day is slowly (or too quickly?) approaching. The whole wedding day op is now in a full speed and swing.
They had bumps along the way.
They worked it out.
Two families will be molded together from this holy union.
They finished their pre-marital counseling course at the church.
They did the obligatory pre-wedding photo shoots.
They decided on their wedding souvenirs.
They had to wiped out wearing chucks for the groom and his best men for fear that the two families will stone them!
Suits for the family has been tailored.
Dresses for the ladies are now waiting for final fitting.
Even my little boy got a suit custom made for him!
They did the ‘test food’ for the wedding reception venues.
They cut down invitations numbers.
My soon to be sister in law asked if people will response to RSVP if they put it on their wedding invitations. Sadly, I had to burst her bubble! Nope, that will not work here. Our culture doesn’t give a squint about RSVP-ing. To some people, you got the invitations that means you are all invited, you and your whole family! So there goes the RSVP idea being erased by our customs.
Weddings here can be so crazy. Good thing they are not doing traditional wedding that can be even more hectic with all kinds of different traditional ceremonies BEFORE the big day.
Witnessing and being involved with the whole preparations made my stomach turn. Seriously, it’s such a big thing!
It will be a crazy busy December in our family.
The wedding is on December 22, 2012. Church ceremony in the morning and reception in the evening.
December 21, 2012 there will be a family gathering at our house. It’s kinda like a bachelor/bachelorette party minus the strippers/firefighters. Instead, there will be prayers to wish these two a blessed union the next day.
Although deep in my heart I did wished I had experience a big all out wedding…but seeing this scared me!
“Auntie…IF I should ever get marry again. I would just fly to Bali for a destination wedding, ok?” I whispered to one of my aunts during the family meeting.
“Hah! Yeah, just give me the plane tickets and we will be there!”
We both giggled like two school girls.
But seriously, seeing how stressful the whole preparations is I am now convinced that IF I should get marry again, I wouldn’t want 300 invitations out and worrying if there will be enough food to feed all the guests. Some weddings here can go up to 500 invitations with decorations that cost so much money you could possibly buy a house!
Here, if the food is horrible at a wedding reception, that will be the first thing that people commented about! If the food is not enough, it will be a huge embarrassment for the family possibly leading to gossips.
Imagine the stress again?
Anyway, I pray that things will goes smoothly to the weeks leading to the big day.