How 9 Singapore couples kept wedding guests entertained with fun, quirky ideas
A masak-masak booth and old-school food carts
To complement the retro theme of their wedding reception at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore, Felicia and Wee included elements of their heritage and upbringing.
These included an interactive reception area with a masak-masak booth, old-school food carts as well as backdrops. There was even one inspired by a kopitiam Felicia’s dad used to run. Wee adds, “We had to dig up old photos as a design reference as it was in the pre-internet era!”
Photography: Jonathan Soon of Bittersweet Photography
An ice-cream cart and advice from the wedding guests
“To keep their guests entertained during the cocktail reception, Fion and Xiu Long had a photo booth and a traditional ice-cream cart that served old-fashioned attap chee ice cream. “It was a delight to see so many of our guests enjoying this touch of nostalgia,” Xiu Long says. (Also read: Bubble tea to bingsu: Wedding food stations your guests will go wild over)
There was also an interview segment where the wedding emcees went around asking guests for their wedding advice. Many funny moments ensued. “The responses were hilarious, though some were not entirely appropriate,” he laughed.
Andie and Mark skipped the cake cutting and champagne fountain, and instead of a second march-in, the couple danced in from backstage and enacted a skit of their daily life with a voice-over. The groom and groomsmen also performed a Backstreet Boys dance number for which they’d practised over a year.
“We also surprised our closest relatives and friends with a video of nostalgic photos that were accompanied by their quotes of wisdom to show our gratitude and love,” says Andie.
A dance-in and a hilarious travel-themed wedding video
From the march-in (or should we say dance-in) to our introduction video that was a parody of an in-flight security briefing video (the couple had a travel-themed celebration), to the choice of wedding venue, we wanted our celebration to be fun, light-hearted and informal,” says Yu Xuan.
A surprise by the wedding entourage and a Froyo station
While it wasn’t planned by the couple, their huge wedding party of 18 (nine bridesmaids and nine groomsmen!) surprised the newlyweds with a choreographed dance entrance for the second march-in. “It really entertained our guests and we’re thankful that they were so sporting throughout.”
They also had a Froyo station serving cool treats from Yoguru.
Pei Mei thoughtfully prepared a space to keep the little ones entertained.
Says the bride, “We knew that my family and friends would be bringing their kids to our wedding, so we prepared a kids’ corner with some colouring materials, lollipops and a chocolate dispenser machine.”