There's this bit about S'porean Chinese weddings that I don't quite get - Why is there a need to humiliate the husband at the gate of the bride's place? I remember maybe 10-20 years ago, it was just a simple bargaining/haggling over ang-paos at the gate, but of late, the jiemei's seem to think that it's their duty to give the groom sh*t before allowing him in. Serenading to her in front of the whole block is OK. Shouting and declaring his love for her is OK. But what's up with all this bra and panties nonsense? A wedding, to me, is the celebration of the union of two people/families. It's supposed to be a dignified event. Friends are supposed to enjoy the moment with the couple, but there's always this S'porean propensity to laugh at people, rather than with them.
Are you going to show your kids your wedding day photos, when daddy had to run around the neighbourhood, wearing a bra and panties over his wedding suit, and wearing lipstick while kissing his best man? Sure it's funny now, but I think it's embarassing really. No other culture I know of subjects the groom to such pranks.
I know it's merely my opinion, but I say that this cycle of childishness has got to stop.
What say you?