for my foreign readers, this is how the Malays got married...mmmm i think i've explained before that before a couple got married they need to be engaged first and there will be an engagement party with a custom of exchange gifts called 'hantaran'. the 'hantaran' rule is that the female must provide more gifts than the male and it has to be in odd numbers example 5-7 or 7-9....but for this entry i didn't have any 'hantaran' pictures (long story).
anyway during the engagement party both family will discuss about the dates for their receptions and the actual wedding day also the setting of the number of the 'hantaran' to be given during the wedding day itself. in some culture each family will recite a poem of some sort regarding the event and they will respond to each other poems but for us we skip that part and kept our event simple.
in this entry it is my brother's wife's reception reception ceremony (its the wife's side reception am i even explaining this right? tsk...anyway) it was held in dewan Felda Perdana, KL
it was a simple and sweet ceremony with 600 guests. yes yes...for you foreigners 600 people is a lot but for us malays its a fair number...we usually have 1000-3000 guests...especially when held at the comfort of our home! i think mine was almost 3000 people attended (got a pile of wedding gifts and 5 years later i still have them wrapped un open under my staircase)
in a way its like celeb's wedding huh? with lots off people attending heheheh~ but thats the culture here! and the cost is not cheap either...if you don't have a minimum of 20k-30k you can't have your reception...you can get married but not a proper reception...
anyway....heres some of the moments captured by me from my lil brother's wedding.
May Allah Bless you newly weds and be happily ever after....