Healthy Wedding Banquet On the Menu

Healthy Wedding Banquet On the Menu?

One of the best food spread in a wedding banquet that I ever experienced was during that of my sister’s friend many years ago. The serving style was no different than in most weddings these days, in that it was a buffet spread. It has been more than a decade since I attended that wedding.…

Hadang Ideas - Obstacles That Can Be Fun

Hadang Ideas – Obstacles That Can Be Fun

In the past when arranged marriages were the norm, ‘gate crashing’ in a Chinese wedding was held to bridge communication between the couple’s relatives and friends. The ceremony comprises tasks set by the bride’s side which must be carried out by the groom and his best men before he is allowed to ‘fetch’ his bride.…

Wedding Cards – Not To Be Dis-Card-ed!

A wedding card is just a card, right? “Wrong”, insisted a friend vehemently. If eyes are the windows to your soul, then wedding cards are the tone setters to your wedding, she claimed. To others, spending exorbitantly on something that would likely be tossed into the trash as soon as the wedding is over is…

Mak Andam - Can You Go Without One

Mak Andam – Can You Go Without One?

In essence, ‘andam’, simply means to beautify or enhance one’s appearance. It used to be that the Mak Andam was a woman typically above the age of forty who got into the trade handed down from generation to generation. Her role was sometimes mired in controversial practices, secret chants that were supposedly able to ensure…

Duit Hantaran – When Is Too Much Too Little?

From parents’ rants to chatter and gossip of the elderly, the issue of ‘duit hantaran’ in a Malay wedding will never escape the scrutiny of those surrounding the couple. People talk about ‘duit hantaran’ but hardly touch upon mas kahwin despite the fact that the latter is mandatory in Muslim marriages. The question is always…