as i have mentioned in this entry, I was absolutely happy with my hantaran. It was so cantik, with the combination of my fav. flowers eustoma and roses.
MG was responsible for the hantaran in the first picture. oh again, i love the flower combination so much.
hantaran from the groom, was made personally by his cousins. I love the dulang for this very much.
Me and hubby decided to make our pertukaran hantaran simple, from me was ring, sejadah, chocolate, cake and a baju melayu
and he gave ring+mas kahwin, telekung+sejadah, cake, fruits, and baju kurung.
yes we indeed exchanged 5 and 5....
I think this was one of the biggest comments i received, this was the cause of many fallout and misunderstanding that i had with families and friends.
But alhamadulillah, in the end, it had all worked out for the best for us...
I was told that the exchanging, started so kita tak datang rumah tetamu tangan kosong, which is mashaAllah what Rasulullah SAW has reminded us to do, to give gifts and buah tangan to each other within kemampuan..hehehe..
so , in conclusion, no girls, i was not trying to start a new trend or went against our adat, all i did, was i went old school, and back to exchanging gifts as tuan rumah and tetamu. Personal items due to safety reasons, we just exchange personally, also didn't want to worry about expensive things being displayed on the hantaran. Takut sgt hilang.
oh i miss those days, where hantaran was just dulang after dulang of food that we can eat after the wedding...heehe...as a child, it was my fav part.
p/s: do visit http://merisikgallery1.blogspot.com/ for more beautiful hantarans and the absolutely beautiful garden theme pelamin, they did in feb 2010, for amy's wedding.