(Closed) Wedding Stress – Want to Elope!

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@pangkwin:  Being asian I can relate. Generally speaking, the problem with the asian community is that they like to gossip and LOVE to talk about anything and everything that is not up to their standards. They really don’t care that a wedding is about the union of 2 people.

Thankfully I’m the youngest in my family and the last to get married so I didn’t have to go through the whole traditional tea ceremony etc. BUT the one thing that my mum gave me grief about throughout the whole planning process was FOOD. Food is VERY IMPORTANT and the most bitched about thing that asians love to talk about. I did not want to do a 10 course asian banquet but have a western menu. However, a 3 course meal was not good enough for my mum and dad so I had to do a 6 course meal (all very generous portions). Let’s just say most people couldn’t finish their mains because they were all too full.

If you’re the first in the family to get married, your parents will make your life difficult because that’s just the way they are. Stick to your guns for all the things that are important to you! It’s your wedding! 

Post # 5
2095 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m not Asian but because of family members we decided we would go away, just us two. We aren’t eloping, because we have shared this with others and our date. But I was done with the BS & wanted my wedding to be fun. The moment it wasn’t fun, I did some thinking. Once we decided this I felt no stress. I also realized its what I wanted all along. It was very empowering and I feel sent the message I’m an adult, I can decide & my choice is a good one. 

I just wanted you to know I can identify with you. 

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