Unique Wedding Banquets--are there any?

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Unique Wedding Banquets--are there any?

Postby don rush » 07 Aug 2002, 01:33

I've been to a few weddings and each was a little different, but wait till you go to a country-style wedding. that puts a whole new twist on things . . . . i.e. dancing girls that strip, and yes only in the country side because they would be arrested in the city.
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Unique Wedding Banquets--are there any?

Postby Rascal » 07 Aug 2002, 04:59

I attended my friends (Irish + Malaysian Chinese) wedding in Kuala Lumpur early this year.
It was a Christian wedding with a nearly full day program in a high class hotel - but a bit different than what I have experienced before: wedding ceremony at the pool side (followed by a photo session), tea ceremony (followed by coffee/tea and cake) inside, short break and then the dinner banquets.
However there were some short acts performed e.g. by an Irish dancing group & a lion dance and a (short [img]images/smiles/icon_wink.gif[/img] ) speech by the Irish ambassador to Malaysia, thus creating a bit more interest in the whole affair.
The food was good, too. [img]images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img]

Anyhow, I thought it was a nice change from the usual stiff and rather boring dinner banquets - but if it's tradition - who are we to change it? [img]images/smiles/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img]
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Unique Wedding Banquets--are there any?

Postby Anonymous » 07 Aug 2002, 07:34

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, Geneva">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Rascal:
<strong>However there were some short acts performed e.g. by an Irish dancing group & a lion dance </strong><hr></blockquote>

Was it River Dance? With Lion dancing? This was a wedding? Must've been some important people flaunting their wealth and high "taste". While that type of line up is fine for a culture exchange, its a bit tacky for a wedding.

Shouldn't the wedding be more about the couple and less about providing a extravagant show. The biographical slide shows (childhood, family, couple photos) that some wedding put on are generally endearing. Better than those studio production shots that airbush all the faces out except for eyes.
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Postby Rascal » 08 Aug 2002, 02:06

Was it River Dance? With Lion dancing?

Yes, but separate of course, i.e. not at the same time. [img]images/smiles/icon_wink.gif[/img]

This was a wedding? Must've been some important people flaunting their wealth and high "taste".

Not at all. Surely it wasn't cheap but my friends aren't that important nor really wealthy, "just" an expat (actually localized now) married to a nice local girl.
He is active in the Irish community over there though, hence the appearance of the ambassador and the dance group (just 4 teenagers).

They just wanted something different; and I think most guests thought it was different but did actually appreciated it.

Oh, we did a slide show, too, but no studio pics - instead we showed the one taken during the course of the day (registration and ceremony etc.).
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Postby Anonymous » 19 Aug 2002, 11:19

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The last wedding banquet I attended was in Singapore by the beach. The marriage was first solemnized by the pastor so there were speeches from the pastor, hymns led by church friends, before guests made their way to the buffet. There were no costume changes, and the bride/groom entertained later with song and dance.
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