Someone dear to me told me a few weeks ago that his son had gone and gotten his marriage registered at their equivalent of Singapore’s ROM (Registry of Marriage).
No fanfare, nothing.
Another dear friend recounted his marriage registration – he had traipsed along to the Registry with two other friends and his Intended, and had no one else in tow, and had just gone through with the Deed – without even getting the rings for the exchange.
Now that I am in the midst of Wedding Part 1 I kind of wish I were able to do that as well.
Just why on earth is there so much to do, and how dare people jack up prices the nanosecond they hear whatever you want to do is for your wedding?
I had initially bought a simple cheongsam for the ceremony but the overwhelming feedback about it was it was too simple and casual. Then the Hunt For the Dress that Doesn’t Look Stupid/ Make Me Look Like a Cake or Princess/ Break the Bank had to be done… but I cheated by ordering one online.
No idea how it will look. Please keep fingers crossed for that, for no way in Hell will I fork out $800 to rent a dress that makes me look … well, not me.
Then there is the Flower situation. Flowers for me, the tables(?!) and venue (??!!!)… thank the sweet Lord Karyn has volunteered to help with that, but she does need help with transportation on that day so that’s another To-Do to sort out.
Now for the music, the after party (this I like), the other things like transportation for our guests, the flow of events, the backup plans (ZOMG I WILL NOT PANIC AND WILL NOT BE A BRIDEZILLA!)
Speaking of which, you wouldn’t believe how FRICKING hard it was to get a solemnizer for our wedding. I contacted 32 people and eventually Rob, by a stroke of divine intervention, got ours because his colleague’s dad is a pastor.
PHEW. PHEW. PHEW.
Anyway, got my make-up artist booked (shoutout to Jaclyn) and photographer sorted (x Joel)… so that’s a relief.
We have decided on the Riders’ Cafe for our venue – had scouted out other places like Minjiang, but eventually settled on the place as
- It really is a very nice place
- It is the closest to where he proposed
- It kinda sums up what we both like
The sad part is the place is really small and can only hold so many people … wish it could hold more but it is what it is.
Anyway, I just can’t wait for this to be over. I am just looking forward to exploring more trails, shooting more targets in the wild, and just basically going on our next journey as husband and wife with him.
Wish us the best. x