When I first heard the words “will you BTO me, a wedding table price”, my heart sank.
I knew immediately what they meant and it was a bitter pill to swallow. It was a reminder of the high prices of wedding tables that one has to pay in Singapore and a reminder of the ridiculous prices of housing in Singapore.
I remember when I was first starting out on my own, wanting to buy my own place. It seemed like an impossible dream. The prices of housing in Singapore were so high, it felt like an unobtainable goal. With prices of a new HDB flat costing as much as $700,000 or more, it seemed like the only way I could afford a place was to get a loan.
But even then, it was a struggle. I was a student at the time, and the loan repayment plan didn’t make things easier. The monthly payments could be a strain on my finances. I felt like I was stuck in a never-ending cycle of debt, and it seemed impossible to get out.
So when I heard the words of “marriage”, I couldn’t help but feel a rush of stress.
But getting married and happiness is often short-lived when I realised the prices of wedding tables in Singapore. I was taken aback by how high the prices were. I mean, I knew weddings can be expensive, but I didn’t realise how expensive it was to rent a table for a wedding in Singapore. The prices of wedding tables in Singapore can be as high as $2,000 – $3,000 for one table!
That’s when I realised how ridiculous the prices of housing and other things in Singapore are. How can a simple table for a wedding cost more than a car? It just doesn’t make any sense.
But then again, I guess that’s just the way things are in Singapore. Prices of housing and other things are ridiculously high, and the prices of wedding tables are no exception.
It can be disheartening to think about, but I guess I just have to accept it. After all, the prices of housing and other things are high in Singapore, and that’s just the way it is.
But I’m still glad that I can afford to buy 20 tables for my wedding. It might be expensive, but at least I can finally have a wedding of my own. It might not be the most luxurious wedding, but it will be special nonetheless.
And at the end of the day, that’s all that matters. I’m getting married to the person I love, and that’s all that matters.