22 & 23 Decemeber and beyond

These two dates are days I’m looking forward to this year.

It’s coming to our 8th month officially engaged after our parents met during the previous hari raya visiting. He proposed early last year (or was it late 2010?) at the marina barrage where he surprised me with a “star on my finger” and his homemade pasta. LOL. Not the kind of proposal every girl dreamt of but, yeah, it’s special in its own way and i never complained.

Time passes so fast that i can’t exactly remember what actually took place. The first thing i know we were engaged and now we’re starting to get busy with preparations. But i’m glad to experience this moments with the right man. The kind of man i always dreamt i would end up with. Alhamdulilah.. We had a roguh start to the relationship but that’s another story to be told in another post another day. 🙂

The preps are an ease so far and im aware that as the day comes closer, there will be more things to consider and discuss. That means more confusion and headache. As we know, malay wedding prep is never a straightforward task especially when parents are involved. Fortunately, my mom is pretty considerate and not fussy with my personal wedding theme and plans.

It’s every bride’s fear when things dont go the way as planned during her big day, especially after months of intense efforts put in for the preparations (not forgetting the amount we pay). i learnt from stories that no matter how prepared you are, there will definitely be some hiccups (big or minor). Even if you forsee the problem/s, there is so much you can do because you and your groom will have to put that gorgeous smile for guests. you cant be running elsewhere to fix whatever problem.

On the other hand, whatever happens on the event stays there (although, yes, makciks and pakciks love to comment and brag about food etc. afterwards). Anything beyond is a whole new story altogether. There will be new responsibilties, major changes in decision making, sense of selflessness and awareness. From there on, the word wedding will be replaced by marriage.