Woke up at 6am on 29 Dec 08. Dad actually reminded me the night before to come back earlier as the makeup artist will be coming at 7am and we will have a long full day ahead of us tomorrow, church in the morning, tea ceremony in the afternoon and then wedding dinner. I think from the day I set foot in Kuching, babe and I have been busy with the last minute preparation till the night before the actual day itself.
Initially I thought since most things were already taken cared of by our parents in Kuching, there should be very little things to do when we go back. Little did I know, most days, our days start at 7am (mine anyways, babe wakes up at 10am! hhmpf) and usually don't end till about 1am. In fact, we were so busy that we actually eat less food than when we were in KL! A typical day back in Kuching before THE DAY would be have our brunch at one of the coffeeshop, then rush to wherever we need to go.
Turn out, we made a few trips to the restaurant that we were having our wedding dinner. The lady there really lar, take advantage of old people. Just because his mom didnt request does not mean that it is not required ok! At least should ask if we need it or not since it is the standard package and they have a standard form to fill out! Wasted a few trips there. And also, his mom added a few more tables to the already growing list!
Then we also need to find florist to get my bouquet, the corsage and car deco. I bought some ribbons back from KL but turn out it is not enough and requested one of babe's friend to help purchase but he bought the wrong thing. So, had to buy it in Kch which cost a bomb! Imagine paying almost RM50 for 19meters of ribbons!! GAWD! Really taking advantage lar this people. The ribbons was to decorate the church. Thank god his sister was able to help with that or else I will definitely say forget about it.
Also, we need to find beer and liquor. Dont even want to talk about it. His dad sponsored 10crates but babe decided that it is not going to be enough for 34tables. We search low and high for the brand of beer we want to get but somehow, it is out of stock! Luckily babe's bro-in-law volunteered to help us get additional beer. But to make matter worse, the Black Label babe thought of getting is out of stock all over Kuching! Something about so near to Christmas and the custom onhold a big shipment somewhere. So, we end up paying premium price for 4 bottles of black label and 4 bottles of absolut vodka.
We also need to scour the goldsmith to find our wedding rings. We have not decided on what pattern to get, only that we want to get gold wedding band. That alone took us more than two trips before our rings are found. I actually went to the same goldsmith 5 times in one week! By the 3rd time, the owner and employees of the shop actually know me by sight! Of course, there are advantage to that. Mom managed to get pretty good deal when she got some gold chains for me:)
There are other things and I actually cannot really recall much what. I only remember that everywhere we go, there is lots and lots of car. It is as if everyone is back in Kuching at the same time and all rushing around to do last minute shopping. Going to see this person, meet his dad, see his uncle/ cousins to be our storyteller/MC during the dinner, spending time with my parents, sis and bro, go dinner, buy stuff for the wedding and tea ceremony, church rehearsal (which only happens on Sunday afternoon!! Wedding was on Monday morning! They actually had one rehearsal on Friday for three other couples having wedding on Saturday but they forgot to call us!hmpf).
There are just too many things that happened between 19 Dec to 29 Dec that everyday when by like a breeze. I can hardly feel day turn to night and night to day except when my aching tired body tells me to slow down. But even then, my brain refused to slow down and stop the adreneline high that it is on! In fact, on 28 Dec, when babe was sending me back home to my parents place, it suddenly hit me: I AM GETTING MARRIED TOMORROW! wahahaha! Crazy gal or not?
But it is all done and over with. There are alot of people I need to say thank you but not able to until I am back in KL. There are alot of things that if I can go back in time (not do over again mind you!), I would like to change to make it less hectic and much more relaxing but then, I am glad it is over and done with. I am now officially MARRIED! :)