I am not joking when I tell you a wedding is a hefty affair. Looking at the financial point of view, I would have opted for a simple buffet lunch but no, wedding is also a family affair. It really depends on both you and your partner’s parents, more so for the bride’s parents. They would want a lavish event to marry off their daughter proudly and to loudly announce to their friends and associates.

This is also their day so I have to do it their way.

My parents requested the wedding banquet and I couldn’t say no to that.

What they didn’t realise is how big a burden it is for the groom, especially when my partner only started working for a few years. With me being a Teochew, the dowry was the traditional gold, 四点金 and it does not stops there. The groom’s family usually pays 5 …