|Malay wedding ;)|
I got this feedback when I was searching for simple Malay wedding from Google.
The question: How much have your wedding cost? And what have the cost gone to?
The accepted reply is as below. I think the writer is the Singaporean & the year she post this in 2007. Dah lama tuuu. Anyway, as I think this is useful for me or maybe for some readers, so I post this entry.
Enjoy the reading ;)
For me, my idea of simple wedding will be like this:
1-- By keep the guests list small - We limited the guest list to just the first cousins of our parents, and that was an accomplishment. We added just a few close friends, when we could have invited dozens and dozens more. So we ended up with a list of 300 instead of 600.
2-- Keep the menu simple - We didn’t choose a large amount of dishes and desserts either. We chose a few key dishes, all of them simple, and left it at that. While we would like people to enjoy the food, they are not coming there to have a fancy meal — they’ll be there simply to celebrate our marriage and enjoy our company. If that’s not enough for them, it’s not my problem
3-- Have it catered
4-- Get help, and delegate - We can ask for help from a few friends and family which are readily to help, delegate certain tasks, and when they do them, check them off your list. It makes life a lot easier.
5-- Go with the easiest attire -- I plan for a simple nikah attire that I can use after the wedding. Simple.
6-- Simple but creative invitation cards - In my own wedding, I'll let the number of invitation cards is just for the guests that will confirm attending the wedding. Some people might printed their invitations themselves. Much satisfaction!
7-- Don’t try to impress - This is key — if you try to impress people with your fancy wedding, you’ll go to a lot of trouble and expense. So I will do as simple as I can, and I rather stay out of debt, minimize my stress levels, and spend the extra money for life after marriage.
8-- Keep the decorations simple.
9-- Simple favors.
10-- Simple entertainment - Using your own laptop with selected wedding songs will be just nice ;)
11- Have a coordinator -- This doesn’t have to be a fancy wedding coordinator, but can simply be a family member who you trust to run things according to your plan.
12-- Hold it early in the day - My wedding will start as early as 9 am in the morning for the the enggagement & nikah ceremony also and the reception will start at 11:00 a.m., so it’s a lunch buffet. This minimizes costs, and allows us to finish early.
P/S; Starts to plan my own simple wedding. Eager.