Singaporebrides | Essentials

March 2016

Updated List of Solemnisers for 2016 And Everything Else You Need To Know

No wedding is complete without a solemniser to wed you and your groom. Take your pick from our list of 35 wedding solemnisers in Singapore.

The next most important detail of your wedding aside from your wedding venue, gown and photographer is your solemniser, the person who’ll officiate your wedding and marry you, especially if you’re having your solemnisation outside of the Registry of Marriage (ROM). To make your search for a suitable solemniser for your wedding convenient and easily accessible, we’ve compiled an updated list of 35 solemnisers who have been recommended by many brides and various websites.

All About Wedding Solemnisers 2Quiling and Terence’s Garden Wedding at Suburbia, Sentosa by thegaleria

Who Needs A Solemniser

Not everyone needs to engage a solemniser to get married. If you are solemnising at the ROM, you do not need to search for a solemniser as one will be provided for you. But, if you are having your solemnisation outside of the ROM, then you’ll need to engage a solemniser on your own. It is recommended to book your solemniser three months before your solemnisation date. You may contact your preferred solemniser more than three months before your solemnisation date to check on their availability and book their services, especially if they are very popular, but do take note that some may not accept bookings too far in advance.

What Your Solemniser Needs to Do

Once you’ve engaged a solemniser, arrange to meet him or her to sign the Solemniser Consent Form. During the meeting, you and your solemniser should get to know each other better to avoid any awkwardness during your solemnisation. If you are unsure about how the solemnisation process will be on your actual day, do ask your solemniser to explain the process so you’ll have a better idea and can prepare for it. You should also ask him for his or her buddy’s contact, in the event that they turn up late or is a no-show on the day of your solemnisation.

All About Wedding Solemnisers 1Shihui and Yen’s Glittery Vintage Wedding at Raffles Hotel Singapore by Expressively JoHo

Do I Have to Pay or Include My Solemniser in My Wedding

While solemnisers do not charge a fee for their services per se, it is only courteous to gift them with a token of appreciation for taking time and effort to officiate your wedding. How much you gift your solemniser is entirely up to you, but if you are unsure of how much you should gift them, don’t be afraid to ask how much he or she usually receive from previous couples. Most solemnisers are quite open to share about how much they’ve received in the past, so you can use that as a gauge.

Most solemnisers usually leave after the solemnisation ceremony is over and do not join the wedding banquet after. Hence, it is not necessary to leave a seat for them at your wedding banquet. But, do clarify with your solemniser if he or she wishes or expects to join in the celebrations after the solemnisation ceremony to avoid any misunderstanding on the day itself.

All About Wedding Solemnisers 3Constance and Jason’s Kaleidoscope Flower Field Hall Wedding by Gardens by the Bay by Samuel Goh Photography

Where Can I Find A Solemniser?

It’s not difficult to find out who the ten most popular or recommended solemnisers on the Internet these days, with plenty of websites and forum pages providing a list. But much of the information provided are outdated. To save you the hassle of going through multiple links only to find out your preferred solemniser is no longer practicing, we’ve collated an updated list of 35 most popular and recommended solemnisers for your convenience.

LIST OF SOLEMNISERS IN SINGAPORE 2016

1. Dr. Anamah Tan

Language Spoken: English
Contact Number: 6225 5822
License expiring on: 30 June 2018

2. Mdm. Anna Lim Bee Lian

Language Spoken: English
Contact Number: 9621 3188
Email: annalim168@gmail.com
License expiring on: 31 December 2017

3. Dr. Baey Lian Peck, JP

Language Spoken: English
Tel:62748157
License expiring on: 31 December 2016

4. Mr. Chan Chee Keong

Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
Contact Number: 6286 1123(H) / 9627 1890(HP)
License expiring on: 30 June 2016

5. Dr. Chen Sze Hua

Language Spoken: English
Tel:96720570
Email:shchen26@singnet.com.sg
License expiring: 31 December 2016

6. Mr. Chia Ah Sah, JP

Language Spoken: English
Contact Number: 6484 4312(O) / 9665 1614(HP)
License expiring on: 31 December 2020

7. Mrs. Chia Swee Tin, JP

Language Spoken: English
Contact Number: 6342 1381(H) / 9735 1533(HP)
Email:ckldex@gmail.com
License expiring on: 30 June 2018

8. Mr. Chiang Heng Liang

Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
Contact Number: 9684 6260
Email: Hlchiang@singnet.com.sg
License expiring on: 31 December 2016

9. Mdm. Foo Siew Fong

Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
Contact Number: 9737 0301
License expiring on: 31 December 2017

10. Mr. Gaudette Pierre Paul aka Brother Emmanuel, JP

Language Spoken: English
Contact Number: 9635 1787
Email: gaudette@boystown.org.sg
License expiring on: 31 December 2016

11.Dr. Ho Nai Kiong

Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
Email:honaikiong@yahoo.com
License expiring on: 31 December 2017

12. Ms. Jennier Lim Lay Choo

Language Spoken: English, Mandarin, Hokkien, Cantonese
Contact Number: 6538 1300(O) / 9182 2168(HP)
Email: jenniferlim@straitslaw.com.sg
License expiring on: 31 December 2017

13. Mr. Kan Teck San

Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
Contact Number:9682 0054

14. Mr. Koh Kok Weng

Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
Contact Number: 6292 5274(H) / 6879 6285(O) / 9630 1728(HP)
License expiring on: 31 December 2016
15. Dr. Kwoh Chee Keong

Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
Contact Number: 6790 6057(O) / 9037 1256(HP)
Email:asckkwoh@ntu.edu.sg
License expiring on: 31 December 2018

16. Mr. Leng Chin Fai

Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
Contact Number: 6416 2188
Email: lengchinfai@fycs.org
License expiring on: 30 June 2018

17. Mr. Lim Tze Beng

Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
Contact Number: 9386 0005
Email: tzebeng@gmail.com
License expiring on: 30 June 2018

18. Dr. Ling Ai Mee @ Seet Ai Mee

Language Spoken: English
Contact Number: 6475 6048
License expiring on: 30 June 2018

19. Prof. Low Cheng Hock, JP

Contact Number :6357 7807
License expiring: 31 December 2020

20. Mr. Ng Yan Huay,JP

Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
Contact Number: 6221 2438
Email: yhng_steven@hotmail.com
License expiring on: 31 December 2020

21. Mr. Ng Chin Fah

Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
Contact Number: 9100 0967
Email: francis.ncf@gmail.com
License expiring on: 31 December 2017

22. Ms. Ong Ying Ying
Language Spoken: English
Contact Number: 9773 2346
License expiring on: 31 December 2016

23. Mr. Phang Tai Heng, JP

Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
Contact Number: 9750 3633
License expiring on: 31 December 2016

24. Dr. Phua Tan Tee

Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
Contact Number: 6753 1028(H) / 6731 9575(O)
Email: phua_tan_tee@nea.gov.sg
License expiring on: 30 June 2016

25. Dr. Shirley Low

Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
Contact Number:9636 5477
License expiring on: 31 December 2017

26. Mr. Simon Sim Khee Wang

Language Spoken: English
Contact Number: 6563 6081
Email:simontco@gmail.com
License expiring on: 30 June 2018

27. Ltc (Ret) Sunny Leow

Contact Number: 6385 6583 / 9450 1408
License expiring on 31 December 2016

28. Mr. Tam Chee Wah

Language Spoken: English
Contact Number:9380 1780
License expiring on: 31 December 2017

29. Mr. Tan Kian Hoon, JP

Language Spoken: English
Contact Number: 6221 8288
License expiring on: 31 December 2020

30. Mr. Tan Peng Yam

Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
Contact Number: 9777 9848
Email: tpyam@yahoo.com
License expiring on: 31 December 2017

31. Mr. Tan Yan Boon

Language Spoken: English, Mandarin, Cantonese
Contact Number: 9850 0689
Email: alexyanboon@gmail.com
License expiring on: 31 December 2016

32. Mr. Tang Kan Hoy

Contact Number: 6469 5811(H) / 6564 6317(O)
License expiring on: 31 December 2018

33. Mr. Tay Hock Ann

Langauge Spoken: English, Mandarin
Contact Number: 9740 8981
License expiring on: 30 June 2016

34. Mr. Teo Chong Tee (Zhang Zong Zhi), JP

Language Spoken: English
Contact Number: 9750 5348
Email: teoct1@singnet.com.sg
License expiring on: 30 June 2018

35. Zenon Teh Chin Huak

Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
Email: zenonteh@singnet.com.sg
License expiring on: 31 December 2016

For a more extensive list of solemnisers, please visit ROM’s list of licensed solemnisers.

Credits: Feature Image from A Kewei and Alfred Love Duet by Tinydot Photography