10 Hidden Gems on SingaporeBrides That'll Help You Plan the Wedding of Your Dreams
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January 2020

10 Hidden Gems on SingaporeBrides That’ll Help You Plan the Wedding of Your Dreams

We bet you didn’t know these 10 features could be found on SingaporeBrides.com.

Come 1 April 2020, we will be celebrating our 20th anniversary. As Singapore’s leading online wedding resource and inspiration, we have always strove to make wedding planning a breeze for our couples by introducing various features such as a wedding ang bao rates list to a lookbook of weddings dresses to reach out and help couples in their planning.

If you’ve been following us since the beginning, then you’ll probably know where to find them. If you’ve just joined us, then you may not be familiar with where to find some of these features. Don’t worry; let us show you the way. We’ve created a list of 10 hidden gems that you may find essential to your wedding planning that may have eluded you while you were browsing our website to help you along with your planning.

1. REAL WEDDINGS SUBMISSIONS

Cherie and Sham’s Modern Foliage Themed Wedding with Gold Accents by Andri Tei Photography

Ever wondered where we get all our beautiful and inspiring Real Weddings stories? Well, we get them from our lovely couples and wedding vendors who submit their stories for a feature on SingaporeBrides! We’re always on the lookout for charming and inspirational weddings, engagement sessions, proposals and bridal showers to feature, and if you would love to share your story and joy with us, we’re more than happy to receive your submission via this link! Do note that we prefer to feature stories that have taken place within the past 12 months so we can offer our readers fresh content.


2.ALTERNATIVE WEDDING PRICE LIST

Geraldine and Kenny’s Pinterest-Worthy White and Green Wedding at The Chapel @ Imaginarium by Andri Tei Photography

Hotel ballroom weddings are great if you’re planning a grand celebration, but if you prefer something smaller and more intimate, then alternative wedding venues might be just what you are looking for. To help you narrow down the options in your search for the perfect alternative wedding venue, we’ve prepared a handy price list so you can check out capacities and minimum spends of the venues you’ve shortlisted at a glance. We’ve also included a couple of tips to help you decide on the venue you’ll be celebrating your once-in-a-lifetime at.


3. WEDDING ANG BAO RATES LIST

If you’ve been staring blankly at the wedding invitation(s) you’ve received, wondering how much you should gift the happy couple for inviting you to their wedding celebration, then you need to take a look at our wedding ang bao rates list. We’ve put together an easy and fuss-free, how-to guide on wedding ang bao gifting and etiquette, complete with up-to-date wedding ang bao rates that are updated regularly, so you’ll never have to ask yourself how much you should give or question whether you are giving the “right” amount or not.


4. AUSPICIOUS WEDDING DATES

Brenda and Zhi Wei’s Elegant Wedding at Swissôtel Merchant Court by Wanderlust Dream Co.

The art of calculating an auspicious day for joyous events such as weddings is a tradition well rooted in the Chinese culture, meant to bless your new beginning. For the staunch believers of this tradition, a trip to a fengshui master to deduce an auspicious day for their union is a must, while non-believers will simply proceed with their wedding without this step. For individuals who sit on the fence on the matter but don’t mind seeking out an auspicious date to keep everyone in the family happy, a visit to our auspicious wedding dates list will reveal if your union falls on a favourable day for your and your partner’s Chinese horoscope.


5. WEDDING PLANNING TO-DO LIST

Elaine and Gabriel’s Gorgeous Pre-Wedding Adventure in Sumba by Darren and Jade Photography

We strive to make your wedding planning as fuss-free and easy as possible, so we created a wedding planning to-do list that you can access and refer to at any time and anywhere. Simple and straightforward, our to-do list consists of a timeline with tabs that allows you to jump from one month to another with just a click, as well as the option of customising the list by adding or removing items that you need or do not need. Above all, our wedding to-do list is extremely user-friendly, so you can dive right in and use it right away.


6. WEDDING CHECKLIST

Amelia and William’s Dreamy Destination Pre-Wedding Adventure in Indonesia by Fire, Wood and Earth

If you’re looking for something that both you and your partner can share, view and edit, we’ve got you covered with our ultimate free wedding checklist. It consists of a to-do list that’s tailored to Singapore weddings, a handy budget calculator and some tips on how to maximise our checklist to help ease away some of your wedding planning stress. We’ve also included a vendor comparison sheet where you can list down package details and rates before making a selection, as well as a free wedding budget spreadsheet to help you stay on track on your wedding budget. Plus, since it’s hosted on Google Sheets, both you and your partner can easily view and edit the checklist once it has been shared between yourselves.


7. SCHEDULE OF WEDDING SHOWS

Amanda and Jon’s Beautiful Wedding at The Clifford Pier by Louis Gan & Yung Yaw of Munkeat Studios

Wedding showcases and fairs are great opportunities for couples to experience the venue and its food offerings, and speak to their wedding planners and partners about their dream wedding. Our schedule of wedding shows is frequently updated to include the latest and upcoming wedding showcases and fairs, so do check it out to see if your shortlisted venues are on the list.


8. LOOKBOOK

The Hottest Spring/Summer 2020 Wedding Dress Trends by Darren Gabriel Leow

We know wedding dress shopping can be a very time consuming task with so many boutiques and dress options around, so we created a Lookbook of wedding dresses to help our brides shop for their dream dress without having to visit each and every boutique personally. Featuring over 10 boutiques, our Lookbook spread is refreshed once every six months to ensure that only the latest wedding dresses are featured so you can walk down the aisle in the season’s hottest bridal fashion.


9. FREE WEDDING TEMPLATES

Shan and Jason’s Scenic Destination Pre-Wedding Shoot in Perth and Rustic Vineyard Inspired Wedding at Chijmes by KAI Picture

Besides our free wedding planning to-do list, you can also find various free wedding templates like our customisable wedding day schedule template on SingaporeBrides that’ll help you in your wedding planning. Use our wedding day schedule template to organise your big day and delegate tasks to your bridal party in advance so you can fully enjoy your happily-ever-after without stressing over when the florist is arriving with your flowers or where your rings are. We’ve also prepared a simple wedding emcee script for you, in case you need one for your emcees. Based on a traditional Singapore Chinese wedding dinner, our wedding emcee script includes most of the traditional items on a Singapore wedding programme such as the couple’s first march-in to the “yum seng” toast, but you can easily edit it to fit a wedding luncheon or solemnisation party if you need to.


10. WEDDING GUEST LIST MANAGER

Melisa and Brice’s Botanical Andaz Singapore Wedding by Androidsinboots

Ditch the old pen-and-paper method of registering your guests at your wedding and sign up for a wedding guest list manager like GuestDay where you can easily register your guests with a touch. With a digital wedding guest list manager, you can now search for your guests by name, nickname, affiliation, or other information, and inform them of their assigned table seating faster than flipping through pages of names. Alternatively, you can assign your guests barcodes and scan them in at the registration using the iPad camera.


Feature Image: Jolyn and Michael’s Scenic Destination Wedding in Beautiful New Zealand by Jen from Alpine Image.


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