Yesterday was the most stressful day of our wedding planning history.
We rushed back to Penang for a snappy two days just to kau tim wedding stuff we are so hero. Couldn’t stay longer cos Fatty had other commitments back in KL. Obviously I’m not the one with commitments since I’m jobless #loser
Anyway we had to fit a whole bunch of things to do into one full day. A lot of things to do actually! Go check out the venue again, meet up with planner, meet up with wedding band, meet up with photographer, do food tasting…. and apply for marriage license.
In the end we didn’t even have time to meet up with the band or the photographer.
I am now the expert in applying for marriage licenses in Malaysia wtf. Anyone getting married, feel free to ask me anything. Money back guarantee wtf.
To register for marriage, you’re supposed to apply for it first. After you apply, it’s considered a sort of declaration that you’re getting married. We have to have up a notice in the registrar announcing our impending nuptials for 21 days… maybe in case if any of us is already married, it gives the spouse ample time to come out and object wtf. If no objections, then you can legally get married.
So we rushed to the Jabatan Pendaftaran early in the morning with our forms and identity cards and individual identification photos.
Waited for our turn only to find out that – the details are unclear to me cos it was rounds and rounds of it but – because we wanted to register the marriage outside the registration office, we needed…. our birth certificates. And copies of ICs (identity cards) of two people who would witness our marriage. -_-
My birth cert is in a safe somewhere in KL and Fatty’s was somewhere in Penang but probably equally obscure so luckily at the same office we could apply to issue our birth certs. So off we went to the birth/death section wtf and filled out forms to apply for our birth certs.
Mine happened to be in the system so they issued it to me right away. But as luck would have it, Fatty’s was apparently not in the system and we had to wait two hours before they could update and get it -____-
So we went to have lunch while waiting wtf. And we got someone to send us photocopies of his parents’ ICs to use as witnesses. When we came back, we again took a number, waited then got his birth cert.
Then we went back to the marriage department.
Because our addresses on our ICs are in different states (mine says Selangor while Fatty’s is Penang) we would basically have to apply for marriage TWICE, in both states. At this point Fatty was a bit agitated wtf he said he would rather pay more than redo this entire process all over again when we came back to KL.
The registrar said “Can! Then you apply for a Special Marriage License and you don’t need to reapply in KL.”
Special Marriage License means we have to pay RM100 more wtf. And because it actually dispenses with the Declaration and 21 days’ notice, we would need to submit our application to the dunno what Director -_____- And before we submit, we would have to fill out another form, this time to apply to only apply for marriage in one state. God that was a mouthful wtf. Then we needed to get verification and stamp from a Commissioner for Oaths. -_______-
Fill up forms until I have words coming out of my ears wtf.
So off we went again T_____T The registrar directed us to a commissoner ten minutes away but the fella went out for late lunch FOL.
So in the car I had to hastily google for another Commissioner for Oaths. I cleverly called them up first while we were on the way to make sure she was still there and thank goodness I did! Cos she said “luckily you called me I was just going out to the bank” WTF these commissioners damn chill ah their lives.
I actually thought from the sound of their titles that they’d be a bit more grand. Or wear white wigs or something. But hers was just like a normal shoplot. With no aircon wtf.
But she saved us! We paid her RM12 and got our stamps of approval.
edit: omg the commissioner for oaths commented!!! hello auntie please don’t take offense that I said your office no aircon I simply say without meaning harm wan T__T no aircon never mind, important thing is you really helped us and we are so grateful!!!!
Then rush back to the marriage registry.
Then to top it all off, I had to write a formal letter on the spot asking for permission to get married outside the office MA FAN DOU SEI. Since I obviously didn’t have my laptop there with me, I handwrote the entire thing. Don’t think I’ve written this much in one go since Form 5 SPM!!!!
THEN WE FINALLY GOT DONE WITH IT.
Now just have to wait for them to call us to collect the license or whatever. At this point I zoned out cos I couldn’t take it anymore wtf so I wasn’t really listening. >.>
We also dropped by the hotel since they offer a complimentary food tasting session for us to check out the menu we ordered, and make any changes if we didn’t like it.
Quite fun! They gave us a feedback form to write our comments on each dish like a real food critic!
My comments wtf. To not hurt the chef’s feelings, I ended up drawing little hearts all after the good comments so he’ll feel motivated to cook better for us HAHAHAH.
Now thinking if I overdid it what if he thinks I’m writing him love letter wtf.
And finally, got to go check out the hall again and meet up with the planner.
All in all, very productive couple of days! But quite tired of the wedding already, everyone I talk to nowadays has nothing to say/ask except about wedding prep T_____T
My wedding planner, whose name is also Audrey and who’s also getting married hahaha, told me (jokingly I think wtf) that she wants to elope. I told her to do it.