Malay wedding hantaran has been a hot topic as of late.
Some netizens are of the opinion that the amount of hantaran should be fixed based on the brides capabilities and skills, while other netizens insist that since hantaran is considered a gift it should be up to the groom to decide its value.
Based on our
Google search research, hantaran is defined as a gift from the groom to the bride. Instead of either party deciding its value, reports say that the value hantaran should instead be mutually agreed by both parties.
It is not mandatory, and should not be confused with mas kahwin (mandatory dowry for the bride in a muslim marriage. In Malaysia, the value of mas kahwin is fixed by most states).
Recently, Twitter user @ayuyuyuyuuu shared on social media how for her engagement, she asked her fiance gave her a bucket of KFC chicken as one of her hantaran.
sebab aku suka sangattt ayam goreng! so yaaa😂untung dapat tunang yang memahami hahaha semorang gelak sbb kfc jadi hantaran pic.twitter.com/WI74sMBDM6— 🍗 (@ayuyuyuyuuu) July 10, 2019
“Because I like fried chicken so much! So yeah, 😂 I’m lucky to have a fiance who understands. Hahaha everyone laughed because KFC became one of my hantaran”
According to her, her fiance knew of her love for the famous fried chicken and when she made the suggestion to her fiance, she wasn’t entirely serious.
tak penah ke orang buat ayam goreng jadi hantaran? tunang aku mula cam siyes ah nak letak kfc mana ada org buat hahaha! asalkan makanan kan bedal je— 🍗 (@ayuyuyuyuuu) July 10, 2019
“Has no one had fried chicken as hantaran before? At first, my fiance was like are you serious you want to have KFC as hantaran, nobody does that! But as long as it’s food, just eat it.”
However, as the date for her engagement neared, neither of them could think of anything else to give as hantaran.
sebenarnya aku yg mintak yelah sbb makanan kan. biasa orang tunang bagi makanan, manisan. tinggal satu dulang je taktau nak bagi apa dia pun takde idea hahaha so apa lageyyyyyy tengok lah kfc jadi list paling last sekali pic.twitter.com/U5CRmgaFYm— 🍗 (@ayuyuyuyuuu) July 10, 2019
“Actually, I was the one who requested for it since it’s food. Usually for engagements, food and sweets are given as gifts. But there was one gift tray left and we couldnt think of what else to have. He didn’t know what else to give me either. So I thought, why not? KFC wasn’t my first choice. See, it was last on the list.”
pastu nak dekat majlis aku tanya balik ok ke kfc tu dia cakap ok je. cuma risau sape nak pi beli nnt apa semua. aku cakaplah kalau susah takpe bagi lain je, dia pun senyap jeee tak ckp apa sampai lah dah majlis…….— 🍗 (@ayuyuyuyuuu) July 10, 2019
“Then, as the date for the engagement ceremony neared, I asked him if KFC was okay or not. He said he was just worried about who might have to go and pick it up. I told him if it’s too much trouble he could just give me something else. He didn’t say anything and was quiet about it right up til the day of the ceremony.”
On the day of the engagement, @ayuyuyuyuuu was surprised to see the bucket of fried chicken as one of her gifts and that her fiance actually had it on display as one of her dulang hantaran.
aku tak expect dia letak sebagai hantaran jgk do hahaha ingatkan tak jadi. aku keluar je gi depan mata terus nampak box kfc pastu mulalah senyum2 kambing kat depan semorang. yg dorang dok ‘bau kfc lah bau kfc’ hahahah maluu😂 pic.twitter.com/qmFON3hCPD— 🍗 (@ayuyuyuyuuu) July 10, 2019
“I did not expect him to put it as one of the gifts. I thought it wasn’t going to happen. When I entered, I immediately saw the bucket and started smirking in front of everyone. People were like ‘it smells like KFC lah” hahahah I was so shy!”
Either way, she was over the moon to receive the KFC and couldn’t wait to eat it at the end of the ceremony. The only downside? By the time they got to it, the chicken was cold!
as long makanan,ala utk majlis tunang je pun hehe masuk perut pun kenyang. tapi tulahh ayam sejukkk dah hahahha tapi apedehal bedal je makan dgn family— 🍗 (@ayuyuyuyuuu) July 10, 2019
“As long as it was food. Come on, it was just an engagement ceremony anyway. And it fills you up. But yeah, the chicken got cold! Hahaha, but whatever, I still ate it with my family”
Obviously, she enjoyed it anyway.