Singapore Wedding Etiquette for Brides
Soon-to-be-wed? Go through this handy guide on frequently asked (awkward) questions about your wedding day!
Common (Awkward) FAQs of Brides-to-Be
Can the couple meet on the day just before the wedding day?
That depends on how superstitious or traditional you, your hubby-to-be and each of your families are! Typically, most couples stick to the tradition of not meeting the day before.
What should I consider when choosing my bridesmaids?
Do consider who you feel closest to! Discuss with your partner if you want an even number of bridesmaids and groomsmen. Think about your expectations and required duties for your maid of honour and bridesmaids. Consider who are best suited to handle these tasks! Another important consideration: Can the groomsmen and bridesmaids get along with each other?
How long before your wedding should you get bridesmaids?
Typically, experts suggest at least 6 months to a year in advance because bridesmaids need to prepare according to your wedding theme too. Take into consideration the complexity of your pre-wedding plans and the preparation you need your bridesmaids’ help with.
Who buys the bridesmaids’ dresses?
If you wish to cover the cost of the dresses, offer right from the start. Otherwise, take the initiative and discuss with your bridesmaids before they start their dress search! This way, a reasonable price or budget can be agreed upon; a cost your bridesmaids will be comfortable with.
What is the difference between the maid of honour and a bridesmaid?
The maid of honour, or the “chief bridesmaid”, will be the one whom you rely on the most. As maid of honour, her duties often include coordinating the bridesmaids’ preparation, wedding program or activities.
Can my bridesmaid be pregnant?
Sure, why not! However, discuss and clarify any concerns she may have. Ultimately, make a decision that is best for her wellbeing.
What happens at a Chinese wedding in Singapore?
Most common traditions would be the fetching of the bride (gatecrash), leaving for the groom’s home, the Chinese tea ceremony, the wedding lunch or dinner banquet!
When should I start preparing for my wedding?
Pace it out so preparing for the Big Day 12 months ahead is highly, highly encouraged. Start off with crucial items: Venue, your choice of bridesmaids, begin the dress search, outline the activities you want for the Big Day. Between the 4 to 6-month period around 2 to 3 weeks before the wedding day, shop for your wedding rings, tie down key elements you and your man have been planning for. Two months remaining? Round up your guestlist, menu, dress…Essentially, check off the finer details!
How much does the average wedding cost in Singapore?
What is a hens’ night or bachelorette party? Who pays for it?
They are the same thing—an event planned for the bride to have fun with her friends! Typically, the bridesmaids are the ones who organise the activity and cover costs involved.
What are some last-minute bachelorette party ideas?
Some last-minute ideas would be a wine-tasting party, a spa day, an intimate hotel stay—something fun yet easy to organise and gather for!
Is a bachelorette party only for bridesmaids?
Not necessary! The rule-of-thumb is that the bachelorette party should be open to whoever the bride wants.
What is a bridal shower VS a bachelorette party?
The bridal shower usually includes the bride’s family and friends to shower her with gifts. On the other hand, the bachelorette party (hen’s night) is normally for the bride and her close friends to have fun together.