In Malaysia, the Malays practice the exchange of Wedding Gifts (in Malay language known as "Hantaran") as a part of the Malay wedding culture. This is necessary in the engagement and wedding ceremony between the party of bride and groom. Most often the exchange of "Hantaran" is initiated by the Groom and is presented to the Bride's house. Then the bride will present the respective wedding gifts to the Groom side.
Often enough the value of wedding gifts is not fixed though depends on the budget agreed between the families from both parties. On top of that, the quantity of items should be in odd numbers (3, 5, 7, 9…). In return, the bride needs to prepare 2 additional items on top of what the family received from the groom's side. This is a traditional practice that has been passed down since generations. There are handful of common wedding gifts used in exchange, for example jewelries, Al-Quran, Prayer mat, Make-up set, perfumes, cakes and muffins etc. Refer to the table below for better understanding on Malay Wedding Gifts.
|For the Bride||For the Groom|
|"Tepak sirih"||"Tepak sirih"|
|Bride Price||Shirt/Pants (with Tie)|
|"Baju Kurung"||Wallet and Belt|
|Al-Quran (or tafsir)||Shoe|
|Prayer Mat||Al-Quran (or Tafsir)|
|"Potpouri/Bunga Rampai"||"Potpouri/Bunga Rampai"|
|Make-up set||Muffin atau biscuits|
|Muffin atau biscuits||Chocolate/Sweets|
However the practice held less importance as the generation proceeds to the new age. Today, the amount of hantaran can be the same from both parties. Items for wedding gifts became so much modernized with plentiful of choices than before. What is important is both parties need to meet consensus and with their whole heart during the ceremony. Wedding gifts today are well decorated in various unique designs to be presented during the wedding ceremony. Just to have pictorial ideas on how these wedding gifts are designed, kindly browse through www.fahleanfloral.com and enjoy.
Decorative Silk Flowers for Wedding Ceremonies
If you have been through, or at least playing a part on any wedding preparation you should know the stress that comes along. We all try to make this day as special, perfect, unique and beautiful as possible, hence the tedious preparation. One vital aspect females look into is the selection of flowers to complement the wedding, of course we have themes! Then you get to select real fresh flowers and the artificial ones, type and patterns to select from etc. Some times you are bounded to limited color choices due to the wedding themes in mind. However, there is no reason to worry because you can always go for silk plants as well as artificial flower arrangement. If you need pictorial ideas refer www.fahleanfloral.com for better references.
Artificial flowers offer a larger variety of choices, ensuring that you can choose any wedding themes you like regardless of season, colors and availability. On top of that, you are entitled to choose shades and color palettes that are not found in natural flowers. We haven been encountering disappointments where authentic fresh flowers wither away days or perhaps hours after the ceremony. Flowers are gone and so is your hard earned money. One advantage artificial floral arrangement is able to offer is the delightful moments looking at your floral arrangement standing fresh and beautiful years after the wedding ceremony. Don't worry if your worry concerns the difference between fresh and artificial flowers. With the given technology and craftsmanship today, we dare to challenge you to spot the differences. They are made from only the finest silk material, beautiful and as charming as your fresh flowers.
Be dazzled with the selection of colors, shapes, patterns and styles you can find in artificial floral arrangements. Whatever your particular liking is, the possibility is the market has it. Select from Orchids, Bougainvillea, Lilies, Roses, Tulips, Daisies, Bird of Paradise and many other offerings all precision crafted in silk. Choose the best options that suit you and the wedding theme. We are confident these artificial floral arrangements will embellish your wedding ceremony with the most romantic ambience you have ever imagined your dream wedding to be.