Singaporebrides | Weddings 101

March 2017

Updated List of Solemnisers for 2017/2018 and Essential Solemnisation Tips You Need To Know

Look no further than our updated list of solemnisers for your upcoming wedding in 2017/18.

Last year, we collated a list of solemnisers for 2016 and everything else brides need to know about finding a solemniser for their once-in-a-lifetime. This year, we’re back with an updated list of 30 solemnisers who are still officiating weddings and have been recommended by many brides for couples planning for a 2017/18 wedding to help couples locate the solemniser for their wedding day.

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 2017/18

1. Dr. Anamah Tan

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

2. Dr. Aw, Eileen

Language Spoken: English
Contact Number: 6235 2440
Email: eileenaw76@gmail.com
License expiring on: 30 June 2018

3. Dr. Baey Lian Peck, JP

Language Spoken: English
Tel:62748157
License expiring on: 31 December 2021

4. Dr. Chen Sze Hua

Language Spoken: English
Tel:96720570
Email:shchen26@singnet.com.sg
License expiring: 31 December 2019

5. Mr. Chia Ah Sah, JP

Language Spoken: English
Contact Number: 9665 1614
License expiring on: 31 December 2020

6. 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

7. Mr. Chiang Heng Liang

Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
Contact Number: 9684 6260
Email: Hlchiang@singnet.com.sg
License expiring on: 31 December 2019

8. Mdm. Foo Siew Fong

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

9. 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 2021

10.Dr. Ho Nai Kiong

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

11.Khoo Kim Wu Philip

Language Spoken: English
Contact Number: 9816 8258
Email:philipkhoo@caritaslegacy.com
License expiring on: 31 December 2019

12. 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

13. Mr. Leng Chin Fai

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

14. Mdm. Lim Bee Lian, Anna

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

15. Ms. Lim Lay Choo Jennifer

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

16. Dr. Ling Ai Mee @ Seet Ai Mee

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

17. Prof. Low Cheng Hock, JP

Contact Number :6357 7807
License expiring: 31 December 2020

18. Mr. Ng Yan Huay,JP

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

19. Mr. Ng Chin Fah

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

20. Ms. Ong Ying Ying
Language Spoken: English
Contact Number: 9773 2346
License expiring on: 31 December 2019

21. Mr. Phang Tai Heng, JP

Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
Contact Number: 9750 3633
License expiring on: 31 December 2017

22. 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 2019

23. Dr. Shirley Low

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

24. Mr. Simon Sim Khee Wang

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

25. Mr. Tam Chee Wah

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

26. Mr. Tan Kian Hoon, JP

Language Spoken: English
Contact Number: 6221 8288
Email: Tankianhoon@gmail.com
License expiring on: 31 December 2020

27. Mr. Tan Peng Yam

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

28. Mr. Tang Kan Hoy

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

29. 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

30. Zenon Teh Chin Huak

Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
Email: zenonteh@singnet.com.sg
License expiring on: 31 December 2019

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

Credits: Feature Image from Michelle and Sean’s Romantic Floral Wedding at Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa by Annabel Law Productions.