Sunday, November 30, 2008

Preparing for a Marriage

Marriage is the most beautiful moment that have been waited so long by every woman. A perfect wedding ceremony is every woman's dream. In that moment, women want to be a quenn in One day. Want to be different from the others, want everything is perfect.
So, prepare for your wedding day to fullfill your dreams to make it perfect.
What should we do to prepare our wedding ceremony, how many step i have to take to make it perfect?. Here there are the answers :

6-12 months before the day
1. decide when the wedding will be held.
2. Decide budget and theme of wedding
3. Decide how many guess that will be invited in wedding ceremony
4. Decide where the wedding will be held
5. make list of guess
6. choose the wedding gown
7. Choose and order salon for make up
8. Choose and order catering
9. Decide honeymoon destination, booking hotel and transportation.

4-5 months before the day
1. Finish guess's list
2. Choose and order wedding invitation
3. fixed theme of wedding ceremony and decoration.
4. Prepare for commites's make up and dress
5. fixed for bride and groom's dress
6. fixed for fotografer and dhooting video
7. fixed vehicle for bride and groom also for commitee
8. choose and fixed for wedding cake
9. Booking for MC and wedding's musical
10.Order for wedding rings.

2-3 month before the day
1. Prepare for supporting document to register the wedding
2. Check pre-wedding health
3. confirm honeymoon
4. fitting dress

6-8 weeks before the day
1. write and arrage for sending wedding invitation
2. finish menu with catering side
3. Test make up
4. fixed for wedding's song

4-5 weeks before the day
1. Send wedding invitation
2. Take wedding ring's order and make sure that the graphic is right

2-3 weeks before the day
1. Arrange wedding ceremony's schedule
2. confirm for total of invitation and the others to building's commitee and catering
3. confirm for all of orders, decoration, vehicle, photographer, wedding's cake, MC, music etc
4. fitting wedding gown plus the accecories
5. Pre-wedding treatment such as, spa, manicure and pedicure, creambath, etc

1 week before the day
1. take a rest,refreshing
2. re confirm all of ordering just to reminder.

The day
Just smile and happy facing a new life with husband :)
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Friday, November 28, 2008

The Moment

A wedding is the ceremony in which two people are united in beautiful maariage.Wedding traditions and customs vary greatly between cultures, ethnic groups, religious, countries and social classes. Most wedding ceremonies involve an exchange of wedding vows by the couple, presentation of a rings, and a public proclamation of marriage by an authority figure or religious leader.Special wedding garments are often worn, and the ceremony is followed by a wedding reception.Music, poetry, prayer or readings from scripture may also be incorporated in the ceremony.
Indonesia has many culture and traditions, also has many traditional wedding ceremony and garment worn at wedding ceremony. Batik and kebaya is garment worn by Javanese people, one of many tribes in indonesia, at their wedding ceremony.

Javanese people also have very unique traditional wedding ceremony. Before the groom and the bride get married, they have to follow several prosesion to the matrimony. Some of javanese people just know about Siraman and Midodareni. Beside that session, there are many session that have to followed by groom and bride before wedding matrimony. Javanese wedding prosesion started by Siraman, means to clean physical and soul, held one day before wedding matrimony. There are seven step at siraman procession, called seven pitulungan (seven xaviour). Water used in siraman is mixed from many flowers, called Banyu perwitosari. These flowers is gotten from seven wellspring. Siraman procession start by bride's parent, and closed by pemaes and then the bride should break the urn.
At night, the procession continued by Midodareni, which is the second night where both of groom and bride get the single status. Midodareni held in bride's home, there is an unique procession called "nyantrik" to make sure that bride will attend in Wedding Matrimony and certainty of bride's family ready to held wedding matrimony and "Panggih" for the next day.

Panggih Ceremony
The next procession after Wedding Matrimony, is Panggih ceremony, where "Kembang Mayang" is brought outside the bride's home to expel evil spirit. There are many step in this procession, which are :

1.Balangan Suruh
Throw away sirih leaf, which means love and loyalty.

2.Wiji dadi
The groom step on chicken egg until it smashed. Next, the bride will wash groom’s leg with flower’s water. This procession means a responsibility of groom to be a husband and father to his family.

The bride’s mother will wipe the groom means that bride’s family receive the groom as the part of their family.

Walk slowly and put the sindur cloth means that both of groom and bride is accepted as one family.

Both of groom and bride sit on father’s leg of the bride means parent’s love to daughter and son in law is equal.

6.Kacar Kucur
Kacar kucur poured in bride, means the symbol of the seeker of house expenses.

7.Dahar Klimah
Feed each other by both of the groom and bride, means that they will be together in Sad and happy condition.

8. Mertui
the bride's parent pick up the groom's paarent in front of Bride's home to walk together into wedding location.

9. Sungkeman
both of groom and bride ask for blessing from parent.
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