Yesterday I attended JC's wedding dinner reception in Concorde hotel. It reaffirmed my beliefs that wedding dinner is a total waste of time - both for the newly weds and for the guests attending the dinner. There was almost zero interaction between the groom, bride and the guests except for that measly table-to-table photo session. What is a wedding reception when there was no interaction with the main superstars?
For example, the lady sitting next to me, LG, my ex-boss. She came in to the dinner at around 7.45pm. At that time the groom was nowhere to be found so she did not get a chance to meet him. During the whole reception, groom did not come over for a chat nor introduce the wife. Only during the photo session did the groom said that he's glad that she could make it and oh, please meet my wife. Then cheers.. and camera flashes... and off he went.
At around 10.30pm, everybody was like getting ready to went off. We follow suit. And when we were at the front door of the ballroom, to our surprise, the groom and bride were not there - probably they are changing or something.. I don't know.. so most people just filed out to the car park without saying goodbyes.
These incidents are not unique to JC's wedding. It is COMMON STUFF in Malaysian weddings in general. I wonder why people even bother with it! Such a waste of time and money - and as a guests I think it is a worse experience as people are just attending, eat and can't wait to go home.
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