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March 2021

40 Popular Solemnisers in Singapore For 2021/2022 Weddings

We’ve updated our list of solemnisers with the latest license expiry and contact details, and images.

The solemnisation ceremony is hands-down the most important component of your wedding and every detail involved should be nothing less than perfect, and that includes having the perfect officiant to marry you and the love of your life. Unless you already have an officiant in mind, you’ll have to search through the long list of available solemnisers on the Registry of Marriage’s (ROM) site to find an officiant for your wedding.

To save you the time and hassle of going through the entire list, we’ve put together a list of 40 popular solemnisers in Singapore who are still officiating weddings in 2021/2022, all highly sought after by real brides, to help you find the solemniser for your dream solemnisation.

As our list is updated only yearly, once you have selected a solemniser of your liking, do double check the license expiry date via the ROM website to prevent any disappointment.

About Engaging A Solemniser

Before we get to the list of solemnisers, let’s talk about some of the most commonly asked questions about engaging a solemniser in Singapore.

1. Do I need a solemniser?

Janice and Gerald’s Magical Harry Potter Wedding in Orchidville by Click! Photography

Your solemnisation ceremony is the act of you officially marrying your partner-of-choice in the eyes of the law, and a licensed solemniser is required to marry you and your partner-of-choice. A licensed solemniser can be a Justice of Peace, a grassroots leader, religious leaders or members of [email protected] or Ministry of Social and Family Development. He or she will officiate the ceremony and verify all legal documents, ensure that both parties consent to the marriage, and facilitate the signing of the Certificate of Marriage.

Licensed solemnisers are also sometimes marriage advisors as they provide valuable marriage preparation and marriage advice and information to the couples.

2. When Do I Need to Engage A Solemniser?

Calista and Christopher’s Beautiful Wedding at Tirtha Uluwatu Bali by Iluminen Photography

Whether you need to engage a solemniser depends on where you are planning to host your solemnisation ceremony. If you are planning to hold your solemnisation at a venue outside of the Registry of Marriage (ROM), then you’ll need to engage a solemniser from our updated list of ROM-approved officiants below.

For couples who are solemnising at the ROM, you do not need to search for a solemniser as one will be assigned to you.

3. How do I choose a solemniser?

Cleo and Paul’s Minimalist and Ethereal Art Gallery Wedding by Iki Company

There is no hard and fast rule on how to choose a solemniser. Every solemniser will have their own style of hosting the solemnisation ceremony and own preference of language to use. Some solemnisers like to cut to the chase and go straight to the point, while others like to inject a funny or touching anecdote before the vows.

Ask yourselves what you prefer – a short and sweet ceremony or one that is filled with anecdotes. Then, speak to your chosen solemniser and ask how they usually host a solemnisation ceremony so you can decide if you’d like to go with them or choose another solemniser who suits your preference.

4. When Should I Start Looking For A Solemniser?

Hui Kin and Andie’s Paper-floral Wedding at Andaz The Glasshouse by Joy De Vi

Some solemnisers are extremely popular so most brides would recommend that you book your chosen solemniser at least three months before your solemnisation date to ensure that you get your choice for your wedding. If you’ve chosen one of the more popular solemnisers, you might want to contact him or her more than three months in advance to check on their availability and if they accept bookings more than three months in advance, and book their services.

5. Do I Need To Meet Up With My Chosen Solemniser?

Samantha and Jarred’s “Love You To The Moon and Back” Minimony at Open Farm Community by Justrealle Photography

Once you have confirmed a solemniser, you should meet up with him or her in person to sign the Solemniser Consent Form and go through the order of events for your wedding. You can also ask your solemniser to explain how the solemnisation process will proceed so that you have a better idea and can prepare for it.

During your meet-up with the solemniser, you should also seize the opportunity to get to know them better and find out what their style of hosting a solemnisation is. If it isn’t what you are hoping to achieve for your solemnisation, take the chance to discuss your preferred style with your chosen solemniser and come to a mutually agreeable agreement.

6. Do I Need to Pay My Chosen Solemniser?

Linette and Joshua’s Autumn-Inspired Bohemian Wedding at Hotel Fort Canning by Androidsinboots

While solemnisers do not charge a fee for their services, it is only courteous to gift them with a token of appreciation for taking time and effort to officiate your wedding. The amount gifted 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/she usually receives from previous weddings they’ve officiated. Most solemnisers are quite open to share about how much they’ve received in the past, so you can use that as a gauge.

7. Do I Need to Invite My Chosen Solemniser To Stay For The Wedding Banquet?

Mabel and Cheong Jun’s Free-Spirited Lawn Wedding at Wheeler’s Estate by Juanmoley Fotologue

Most solemnisers usually leave after the solemnisation ceremony is over and do not join the celebrations after. Hence, it is not necessary to include them in the celebrations. However, double check with them if they wish or expect to join in the celebration after the solemnisation ceremony to avoid any misunderstanding on the day itself.

8. What Should I Do If My Solemniser Does Not/Cannot Turn Up On The Day Itself?

Kristine and Sean’s Intimate White Wedding at Botanico at The Garage by Arture Photography

In the event that your solemniser is unable to turn up as promised, he or she will inform you and arrange for his or her buddy solemniser to solemnise you. However, if circumstances do not allow for your chosen solemniser to notify you or his/her buddy solemniser, then you should contact his/her buddy solemniser instead. Therefore, it is important for you to ask for his/her buddy’s contact during your meet-up so you’ll know who to contact in the event of an emergency.

If you can neither reach your chosen solemniser or his/her buddy solemniser, you next two best options would be to go to ROM’s website to invite a solemniser who can come almost immediately to the wedding venue, or carry on with the rest of the wedding planned and head to ROM with your marriage documents and two witnesses by the next working day.

LIST OF SOLEMNISERS IN SINGAPORE 2021/2022

Leann and Kar Wai’s Destination Wedding in a Melbourne Vineyard by Rick Liston

A full list of authorised solemnisers is available on the ROM website, but if you’d rather not go through the entire list, we’ve prepared a short but sufficient list of 40 popular solemnisers who are still officiating, and highly sought after by real brides, for your happily-ever-after. We’ve also included images and contact details of the respective solemnisers to help you further in your search.

  1. Mr. Ang Chee Yam

    Language Spoken: Mandarin
    Contact Number: 6754 8888 (O) / 9631 6988 (M)
    Licence expiring on: 31 December 2023


  2. Dr. Aw, Eileen Jane and Rob’s Intimate COVID-19 Wedding at The White Rabbit by Hong Ray Photography

    Language Spoken: English
    Contact Number: 6235 2440 (H)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence expiring on: 30 June 2023


  3. Mr. Cheong Khim Teck

    Language Spoken: English and Mandarin
    Contact Number: 67587117 (O) / 96626221 (M)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence expiring on: 31 December 2025


  4. Mr. Chia Ah Sah

    Language Spoken: English
    Contact Number: 9665 1614 (M)
    Licence expiring on: 31 December 2025


  5. Mrs. Chia Swee Tin

    Language Spoken: English
    Contact Number: 6342 1381(H) / 9735 1533(M)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence expiring on: 30 June 2023


  6. Mr. Chiang Heng Liang Tina and Nick’s Peach and Gold Garden Marquee Wedding with Giant Paper Flowers by Androidsinboots

    Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
    Contact Number: 9684 6260 (M)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence expiring on: 31 December 2022


  7. Rev Chiu Ming Li Lianne and Anthony’s Intimate Oriental Chic Wedding at VUE at OUE Bayfront by Timothy from TinyDot Photography

    Language Spoken: English
    Contact Number: 6256 4298 (O)
    Licence expiring on: 30 June 2024


  8. Mr. Chung Tang Fong, William

    Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
    Contact Number: 9672 9312 (M)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence expiring on: 30 June 2024


  9. Mr. David Michel Wee @ David Michel Tan Annette and Shang’s Intimate Garden Wedding at The White Rabbit by Eggs Benedict Chan Photography

    Language Spoken: English, Sign Language
    Contact Number: 9017 7888 (M)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence expiring on: 31 December 2023


  10. Mdm. Foo Siew Fong

    Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
    Contact Number: 9737 0301 (M)
    Licence expiring on: 31 December 2023


  11. Mr Foong Tak Wai, Edward Botanico at The GarageDrusilla and Andy’s Heartfelt Solemnisation at Botanico at the Garage by Antelope Studios

    Language Spoken: English, Mandarin, Cantonese
    Contact Number: 9846 0600 (M)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence expiring on: 30 June 2024


  12. Mr Fong Yoong Kheong Ying Yu and Sebastian’s Cosy Wedding at The Gallery at Grand Hyatt by TinyDot Photography

    Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence expiring on: 30 June 2023


  13. Mr. Goh Khon Chong Aileen and Juluies’ Poolside Village Hotel Changi Wedding Solemnisation by Natalie Wong Photography

    Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
    Contact Number: 9023 0930 (M)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence expiring on: 30 June 2023


  14. Mr. Hodge Winston James Kyra and James’s Beautiful Garden Wedding at Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa by Samantha from Bittersweet Photography

    Language Spoken: English
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence expiring on: 31 June 2022


  15. Dr. Ho Nai Kiong

    Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence expiring on: 31 December 2023


  16. Mdm. Hsu Phillips Monica and Tom’s Intimate Elopement in Naumi Hotel, Singapore by Alvin Ang of IrisWave

    Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
    Contact Number: 9625 1557 (M)
    Licence expiring on: 31 December 2022
    Email: [email protected]


  17. Jasbir Singh (Dr) Jessica and Alvinder’s Elegant Wedding in Capella Singapore by Highest Kite Weddings

    Language Spoken: Punjabi, English, Malay
    Contact Number: 6760 6490 (H) / 6694 5096 (O) / 9007 2747 (M)
    Licence expiring on: 31 December 2023
    Email: [email protected]


  18. Mr. Khoo Kim Wu Philip

    Language Spoken: English
    Contact Number: 9816 8258 (M)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence expiring on: 31 December 2022


  19. Mr. Khoo Seng Wee, Gerald Brenda and Zhi Wei’s Elegant Wedding at Swissôtel Merchant Court by Wanderlust Dream Co

    Language Spoken: English
    Contact Number: 6273 6566 (O)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence expiring on: 30 June 2025


  20. Mr. Koh Siew Yen Gary

    Language Spoken: English
    Contact Number: 9647 0445 (M)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence expiring on: 31 December 2022


  21. Dr. Kwoh Chee Keong

    Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
    Contact Number: 6790 6057 (O) / 9037 1256 (M)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence expiring on: 31 December 2024


  22. Mr. Leow, Sunny (LTC (RET)) Audrie and Eugene’s Pretty Pastel and Gold Nosh Wedding by Kino from Gowns Villa

    Contact Number: 6385 6583 (H) / 9450 1408 (M)
    Licence expiring on: 30 June 2023


  23. Mr. Lim, Eugene, PBM

    Language Spoken: English
    Contact Number: 9798 0911 (M)
    Licence expiring on: 31 December 2024


  24. Ms. Lim Lay Choo Jennifer

    Language Spoken: English, Mandarin, Hokkien, Cantonese
    Contact Number: 6538 1300 (O) / 9182 2168 (M)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence expiring on: 31 December 2023


  25. Dr. Ling Ai Mee @ Seet Ai Mee

    Language Spoken: English
    Contact Number: 9722 2248 (M)
    Licence expiring on: 30 June 2023


  26. Prof. Low Cheng Hock

    Contact Number :6357 7807 (O)
    Licence expiring: 31 December 2025


  27. Dr. Low, Shirley Eileen and Alan’a Moroccan Themed Wedding at Zafferano by Annabel Law Productions

    Contact Number: 9636 5477 (M)
    Licence expiring: 31 December 2023


  28. Mr. Ng Chin Fah, Francis Cheryl and Victor’s Pretty Hotel Fort Canning Wedding with Puppy Ring-Bearers by Kelvin J. Lim – Avenue 8 Studio

    Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
    Contact Number: 9100 0967 (M)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence expiring on: 31 December 2022


  29. Mr. Ng Yan Huay

    Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
    Contact Number: 6221 2438 (O)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence expiring on: 31 December 2025


  30. Ms. Ong Ying Ying

    Language Spoken: English
    Contact Number: 9773 2346 (M)
    Licence expiring on: 31 December 2022


  31. Dr. Phua Tan Tee Pearlyn and Kang Cheng’s Urban Tropical Forest Wedding at Conrad Centennial Singapore by Feldberyl Images

    Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
    Contact Number: 6753 1028 (H)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence expiring on: 30 June 2023


  32. Ms. Portilla, Joanna Rachel and Aason’s Intimate and Unplugged at Maison Miaja by Andri Tei Photography

    Language preferred: English, Mandarin
    Contact Number: 9101 1935 (M)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence expiring on: 31 December 2024


  33. Dr. Tan, Anamah

    Language Spoken: English
    Contact Number: 6225 5822 (O)
    Licence expiring on: 30 June 2023


  34. Mr. Tan Kian Hoon

    Language Spoken: English
    Contact Number: 6221 8288 (O)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence expiring on: 31 December 2025


  35. Mr. Tan Peng Yam

    Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
    Contact Number: 9777 9848 (M)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence expiring on: 31 December 2023


  36. Mr. Teh Chin Huak, Zenon Doreen and Daryl’s Unique Indoor Garden Solemnisation at Picnic Singapore by Andri Tei Photography

    Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence expiring on: 31 December 2022


  37. Mr. Teo Chong Tee (Zhang Zong Zhi) Kerri and Gabriel’s Romantic Solemnisation at Lewin Terrace by Said and Meant

    Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
    Contact Number: 9750 5348 (M)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence expiring on: 30 June 2023


  38. Mr. Teo Teck Leong, James Jessica and Jun Wen’s Cosy Wedding at Arbora at Faber Peak by Knotties Frame

    Language Spoken: English
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence expiring on: 31 December 2022


  39. Wee Pang Kiat Tina and Jacen’s Intimate Wedding at Emily Hill by FiveTwenty Library

    Language Spoken: English
    Contact Number: 6295 1744 (O) / 91833618 (M)
    Licence expiring on: 31 December 2023


  40. Mrs. Wong Quee Heng, Joanna

    Language Spoken: English
    Contact Number: 6469 2136 (H)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence expiring on: 30 June 2023


Credits: Feature Image from Yolande and Choon Kiat’s Intimate Rooftop Wedding at Artemis by Pixioo

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