It is customary for some Cantonese families to have a pre-wedding dinner at the groom’s side. This is done one (1) day before the actual wedding dinner banquet. Wing Fei’s pre-wedding dinner had 6+1 outdoor canopies equipped with fans and lights (the +1 is the mobile kitchen) and it’s quite common over here in West Malaysia. I’ve been to one in Tangkak, Johor 4 years ago too.
This dinner buffet had 24 tables in total. It actually spans from two of their houses and blocks the (public) street and 18 houses but it’s generally accepted and you don’t need a permit to do this. It’s based on the understanding of neighbors.
Buffet spread. The food is replenished from the…
…mobile kitchen at the back with the chef pumping out platter after platter of chow.
The most in-demand item is the fried tiger prawns. :D
They had lots of desserts like watermelon and cempedak as well as jellies for kids and the young at heart.
My plate of food.
I also had several helpings of the Jello desserts.
Here’s a photo with the aunties of the groom. One of them came back from Canada!
The traditional Chinese wedding bed. The items here are to be brought over to the bride’s house the next day. You can’t sleep on it the night before and there’s a custom where you get 1 boy and 1 girl to jump on the bed to kickstart the family, so to speak.
I was given a pilot’s uniform by Wing Fei (the groom) as part of his heng tai entourage the next day. It was a lot of fun! :)