Hi stjt, received your PM. Eric Wong is very good and friendly. He's very clear and responsible also. I didn't meet up with him before solemnization but he was on time. Solemnization was 645pm, but he arrived at the venue at 545pm!
My hb not reali impressed cos he was waiting for Mr Eric Wong to say you can kiss your bride now but end up he wait and wait .. Mr Eric Wong didnt said.. LOL and another thing my fren forgot to give him the ang bao .. when i call him to apologise, he still said nvm.. can give to him some other days =X
Hmm... I guess it helps to clarify with the solemnizer what to expect during the solemnization.. I guess some couples would like to kiss, others may not want to kiss... in my case, he also didn't say groom can kiss the bride, but my husband and I are okay with that. Actually, we would have been quite embarressed if he had asked us to kiss... we're quite conservative!!
I think he meant it as a joke when you called to apologise for the AP incident. I think if he really minded not receiving any AP, he would have showed a black face! After all, solemnizers like him don't receive any reimbursement at all for their trnasport and time ... so they "depend" on our APs to reimbursement them... I read some threads here where solemnizer showed black face cos AP too little $...
Actually onli me seen Mr Eric Wong before the wedding cos my hb still in australia.. he onli come over abt a mth before the wedding and in his tradition.. JP or the one holding the solemnizaton always ask the groom to kiss the bride.. that why he was puzzle hw come Mr Eric Wong didnt said that.
I had Mr Eric Wong as my JP and i must say, he's very good. I chance upon him at a fren's wedding and decided to have him as my JP as i found him to be quite good in his speech and friendly, always smiling. ON my AD, he proves to be a great help! Guiding me and hubby through the process and keeps on smiling! If u're looking for a JP, look no further, u have 1 right infront of you!