My brother-in-law has registered his marriage with his girlfriend of 5 years on this date. Firstly they gone to Commissioner of Oath for "sumpah" ceremony then to Chinese Association for the marriage certification signing. It took them the whole morning. I did not follow them as I have to pick my little gal from her school, but my mother-in-law came yesterday from Kapit to accompany them. Both is 23 years old. So as from today, they are married couple! And my parents-in-law got themselves another Hakka daughter-in-law. Lol! As for the wedding reception, they may do it a year later.
It just make me think of my own marriage registration date, more 5 years ago. We had it on my sister-in-law (hubby's sister)'s birthday, i.e. 10 June, so it is easier for us to remember. We did it at the Registrar, which required 21 days before we did the signing. It was just coincident that it fell on 10 June. And we picked this date as our wedding anniversary, not the wedding reception. I think it makes sense as 10 June is the date we become husband and wife. I don't remember much on the date when I first met hubby, when we went steady etc. I only need to remember one date, as there are other dates to remember as well like birthdays.