Me and the girls will just discussing about marriage in Spore while having dinner yesterday. By the way, sidetrack a bit here. There is this rather interesting Japanese restaurant, 别付, at China Square which serves ramen. Its nothing unusual about Japanese restaurants serving ramen except for this one, the patrons are able to choose which level of spicyness they want. All the way from none to the highest level of 9, I think. I had level 1, I am too chicken to try out 2 and above. Its fortunate that I did not cos level 1 already quite spicy for me!
Ok now back to the main topic.
Marriage in Spore, the material aspect of it. I am not even going to go into a lengthy discussion about the emotional burden and stresses of marriage!
We were just talking about how a common friend of us will be getting engaged at the end of this year. She was lamenting that most of the big hotels are already fully booked for wedding dinners for this year and she can only book a hotel for her wedding dinner next year. Besides the rates that she will be charged will be based on 2007 rates, whatever that means. Then Cons was saying that some of her colleagues in CB are planning to hold their weddings in Swissotel, which is a rather pricey one.
And the miser in me just start to calculate the price of holding wedding dinners in these big and pricey hotels. The normal rates these days would be about $800 to $900 per table. A normal wedding dinner would usually consist of about 25 tables max, although Con's colleagues usually plan for 40 tables max. Fucking hell! A normal wedding dinner would put the poor newlyweds off by about $30k to $40k! And that figure is not including those fancy stuff like gifts, the projector screens, wines, etc that are prepared for the guests..
This is just the price to pay for the wedding dinner. How about the price for the flat, the furniture, the gown, the cars?? All these need to be taken into consideration when 2 people are getting married in Spore. Phew..
And so I conclude, the best would be to just have a simple engagement party or something like that, invited a few close friends and relatives and thats it. No fancy wedding dinner, no fancy ceremony and stuff like that. Too troublesome and waste money. But then the girls were saying the older generation would not like it. A wedding without a dinner does not seem right.
I say, the hell with them! Hey, its your own wedding right? Its your money, its your marriage. Who the fuck are they to get involved in the decision? Its not as if they will be willing to chip in and help with part of the expense right? Let them sulk, let them scold and nag. Just need to stand firm on your decision and then they can take it or shove it up their old and saggy arses!
Anyway, the best would be to not have any wedding. Just have a simple engagement ceremony and then go for the honeymoon. Leave the old people behind with their naggings and by the time you are back from the honeymoon, they also cannot do anything already..!
I am evil...!