I’m not sure if it’s because I’m a newly-wed myself but I’ve been noticing a lot of wedding-related stories on mass media. Whether is it the couple who got into serious debt after splurging $110,000 on their wedding, or unusual pre-wedding photographs, it looks like newlyweds these days are always trying to outdo one another and hold the most kickass wedding ever.
There are a number of websites that are specifically dedicated to featuring unique weddings in Singapore. And as someone who was planning her wedding not too long ago, I obviously visit them from time to time. However, what’s really interesting to me is that while some newlyweds try to be unique, eventually, they all start to all look the same.
Disclaimer: I do not, in any way, see these weddings in a negative light. Please don’t be offended if it sounds like your wedding. I’m not targeting anyone specifically. I’m just sharing an interesting observation that I’ve made. 🙂
So, here I have compiled a list of things to include in your wedding if you want to be one of the unique weddings that are featured in magazines or websites:
#1: Poms Poms
Colourful, handmade poms poms are the order of the day if you want your wedding to look feature-able.
#2: Chairs that says “Mr & Mrs”
Alternative would be “Mr. Right” and “Mrs. Always Right”. Preferably, they’re handmade and strung together and hung on the chairs.
#3: A candy bar
Made up of macarons, lollipops so huge nobody can ever finish it without developing a toothache, popcorns, and gem biscuits (because vintage = hipster = cool).
#4: Get guests to write notes
Guestbooks are passé. Give people colour pieces of paper to write their well-wishes for you. They should preferably be able to hang it onto some kind of tree or put it into a vintage-looking box.
#5: Funny outfits for the groomsmen
Groomsmen are already going to be humiliated when they do the gatecrash anyway. Why not give them crazy outfits like superhero costumes and humiliate them further?
#6: Birdcages as a décor
Maybe it’s to symbolize how the couple are going to lose their freedom from now…
#7: Wedding bouquet that’s not made of flowers
Consider buttons, or origami cranes, or maybe even vegetables like broccoli, kailan or peppers.
#8: A crazy wedding car you would never usually see on the road
Because… where else would the budget go to?
#9: End the wedding with a dance
Because yumseng is too mainstream. You need your photos to look fluid, not static. (No pictures because I can’t find any without faces).
Anyway, whether unique weddings are cool or annoying, you know what’s important? That the couple and their guests enjoyed themselves. Even more important is that they remember that marriage is more than just a fun party, but that it’s a day they’re going to remember and honour for the rest of their lives.
On a separate note, I can’t wait for my wedding photos to be ready so you can look at them
and judge me.