6 Possible Reasons You’re Having Difficulty Penetrating During Sex

Has sex been painful during penetration? It’s not as uncommon as you might think. Here are six possible reasons you’re having trouble in the bedroom. You’re in the bedroom on…

Kelly’s Love Tarotology: January 2017

It’s almost the end of 2016, have you set your new year resolutions yet? Kelly, our resident Tarotologist has some insights for you in our new column! Hi there! I’m…

10 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Wedding Bands

Choosing your wedding bands is a big decision. It’s the single, most important wedding purchase you’ll make, that will stay with you for the rest of your marriage. The most…

Prep Once and Eat Clean All Week: A Busy Bride’s Guide to Meal Planning

Don’t let meal planning intimidate you—it’s easier than you think! By dedicating just a couple hours of your Sunday to preparing food, you can eat clean all week long. The…

14 Adorable Flower Girl and Page Boy Outfit Inspirations For Your Wedding

Be inspired by these 14 adorable flower girl and page boy outfit inspirations and dress the little ones up for your wedding. Up the cute factor at your wedding by…

How to Choose Your Wedding Wines

Because wedding wines will definitely raise spirits at your celebration! We answer your questions on how much wine to buy for your wedding, which kinds to serve, and how to…

Hen’s Night in Singapore: 10 Party Ideas that are Better than Clubbing

Who says a night out with the girls always has to end with aching feet and slight hearing loss? Skip the high heels and deafening clubs for these 10 fun…

8 Ways to Create the Perfect Soundtrack for Your Wedding Day

Choosing your wedding songs is no easy task. These 8 tips will help you make the soundtrack to your big day absolutely perfect. With so many wedding plans to remember,…

3 Fairytale Wedding Chapels in Okinawa To Walk Down The Aisle In

When you think of Okinawa, what first comes to mind? Beautiful cerulean sea, check. Gorgeous tropical marine life, check. Fatty, juicy black pork, yes, of course. And maybe even the…

Bridal Emergency Kit: Don’t Forget These Essential Wedding Survival Items!

No bride wants to anticipate anything going wrong on her wedding day, but situations arise and it’s always better to be prepared. Don’t be caught off guard on your big…

10 Questions You Need To Ask Each Other Before You Get Married

It’s easy to get carried away with the excitement of a wedding and neglect talking about the more important issues concerning your marriage and future. But here are 10 questions…

21 Beautiful Churches In Singapore That Would Be Amazing Wedding Venues

With their gorgeous stained glass windows and majestic architecture, these 21 beautiful churches in Singapore would be the perfect venues for a wedding ceremony. Your Holy Matrimony wedding ceremony is…

10 Ways To Decorate Your Wedding With Flowers

For all the flower-loving brides, here are 10 ways to decorate your wedding with flowers. Flowers are hands-down the most popular and favourite way to dress up a wedding and…

8 Essential Things Your Wedding Photographer Wants You To Know

We speak to four wedding photographers about eight things they want couples to know about wedding photography. Wedding photography is undoubtedly a crucial component of weddings. It is also undeniably…

A Guide to Malay Wedding Customs in Singapore

We speak to a Malay wedding planner who shares some insight on the various Malay wedding customs practiced in Singapore. Some of them are really meaningful! Weddings are happy occasions…

7 Things No One Tells You About Wedding Planning

You’ll get all the help, tips and advice from family and friends when you’ve announced your wedding date. But there will still be some things they’ll miss out in their…

5 Wedding Questions Every Bride Wants To Ask But Are Afraid To

A wedding is a new experience filled with many unknowns and some brides may find it hard to voice out their uncertainties. Find your answers in these five essential wedding…

Free Wedding Checklist Spreadsheet for All Your Wedding Planning To-Dos

Congratulations, you’re engaged! Now what? We break down the major stages of wedding planning in the ultimate free wedding checklist, with a to-do list that’s tailored to Singapore weddings, and…

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…

Free Customisable Wedding Day Schedule Template for Singapore Weddings

Weddings run on pretty tight timelines in Singapore, but with a well-planned wedding day schedule and some helpful wedding party members, you can get hitched without a hitch. When your…

32 Trending Wedding Planners and Stylists In Singapore

Need help with your wedding planning? Pick from our list of 32 trending wedding planners and stylists in Singapore and let them plan you an unforgettable wedding. Wedding planning is…

How to Write Your Maid of Honour Speech

Follow this step-by-step guide to writing your maid of honour speech, or check out our sample maid of honour speech for a few ideas. Being the maid of honour or…

6 Wedding Resolutions For Every Couple in 2016

Let’s ease into 2016 with a list of wedding resolutions you should keep. It’s 2016! How quickly the time flies! If you have already set some personal goals for yourself,…

Lessons From My Wedding Planning Journey: The Sub-Editor’s Notes

As the dust from my wedding settles, I look back at the lessons I learnt from my own wedding planning journey and share my experiences with you. Like every bride,…

My Pre-Wedding Photoshoot Experience at The Botanic Gardens and Llyod’s Inn

Despite my experience with weddings and photoshoots, when it came to my own pre-wedding photoshoot, I still did not know what to expect. And for those of you who feel…

10 Tips on Writing Your Own Wedding Vows

Want your exchange of promises to be personal and special, but not sure how to write your own wedding vows? Check out our 10 tips on how to express your…

10 Wedding Guest Behaviours Couples Secretly Hate

Don’t make any of these 10 wedding guest faux pas that couples secretly hate! Getting invited to a wedding, whether it’s for your best friend or a distant cousin, is…

The Importance of Pre-Marital Health Screening

We speak to the specialists at Q Medical Clinic on why every couple should include pre-marital health screening in their wedding planning. Pre-marital health screening should be an integral part…

The Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony Guide

The Chinese tea ceremony (敬茶) is a tradition that every Chinese couple must go through when they wed. Find out the significance of this long-standing tradition and what you need…

30 Wedding Hair and Makeup Artists in Singapore You Need To Know

For all the lovely brides-to-be out there searching for a hair and makeup artist for their wedding day, we’ve compiled a list of hair and makeup artists other brides have…

Wedding Dress Codes and What They Mean

Wedding dress codes can be a tad confusing at times, since not everyone knows or has the same understanding of what attire ‘smart casual’ actually refers to. Being a wedding…

Chinese Hair Combing Ceremony How-To’s

The hair combing ceremony (梳头) is one of the few Chinese wedding traditions that most Chinese couples have to go through right before their wedding day commences. But not everyone…

6 Things Never To Say To A Bride Before Or On Her Wedding Day

Planning a wedding can be a very stressful and emotional process for a bride, especially when everyone has an opinion of and wants a say in how her wedding should…

6 Essential Honeymoon Saving Tips

Save on your honeymoon with these 6 essential tips! Let’s face it. As much as you’re looking forward to your wedding day, you absolutely can’t wait for your honeymoon. But…

Is a Destination Wedding Right for You?

Should you have a destination wedding? Answer this 15-question quiz to find out! Many couples toy with the idea of a destination wedding at some point of their wedding planning….

Are We Too Different?

At the wedding planning stage, couples are faced with many big decisions about their new home, finances, and family relationships. If you’re arguing often and can’t seem to see why…

How to Ace Your Guo Da Li (过大礼)

Most soon-to-be-wed couples are aware that they have to go through the Chinese betrothal ceremony, Guo Da Li (过大礼), before their wedding day. What they are unaware of is what…

20 Unique Wedding Favours Singapore Wedding Guests Will Love

If you’re still wondering where to find unique wedding favours in Singapore, or want to DIY your wedding favours, don’t miss this roundup of 20 unique, punny, and DIY wedding…

8 Tips on Choosing An Alternative Wedding Venue

While alternative wedding venues such as Alkaff Mansion Ristorante, The White Rabbit and Nosh are quickly soaring in popularity among couples, not everyone is familiar with what to consider when…

10 Wedding Guestbook Alternatives

Remember the friends and family who came to celebrate with you through a creative wedding guestbook alternative that you can display in your new home. Check out these 10 guestbook…

The Beautiful History Behind Chinese Traditional Wedding Pastries, Xi Bing

Chinese traditional pastries meant for weddings, otherwise known 喜饼, are one of the items given to the bride’s family during the Guo Da Li ceremony. While these traditional pastries were…

Healthy Ways to Detox For Your Wedding

Achieving a svelte and toned physique is on the top of every bride’s to-do list for the wedding, but exercise and dieting aren’t the only ways to lose the bulge,…

What You Need To Know About The Chinese Betrothal Ceremony, Guo Da Li

When it comes to planning a wedding, searching for a wedding dress, a dream venue or a wedding photographer isn’t all that difficult for the modern bride, especially when she…

Raising the Bar: 13 Fun Wedding Food Bar or Food Station Ideas

These 13 fun wedding food bar ideas will spice up your wedding menu and feed your guests with a dash of fun! Let everyone build their own sundae, or pick…

Wedding Shoes 101: 10 Stunning Styles of Shoes to Consider For Your Wedding

We’ve talked about the basics of high-heel shoes in the first part of our wedding shoes guide, and shared 5 essential tips on choosing the perfect pair of wedding shoes…

Wedding Shoes 101: 5 Tips on Choosing The Perfect Pair

You’ve learned of the different heel heights and most common heeled and non-heeled shoes for your big day in the first installment of our wedding shoe guide on everything you…

Wedding Shoes 101: Everything You Need To Know To Shop For The Perfect Pair

Ah, wedding shoes. Searching for the perfect pair of shoes to walk down the aisle in is as important as finding the right man. It has to be of a…

A Step-By-Step Guide on Everything You Need to Know About Planning a Wedding

As straight-forward as planning a wedding may seem, it actually involves more steps and work than you think. But planning your own wedding is not impossible with a little help…

Wedding Invitation Etiquette for the Singapore Couple

With endless possibilities for creative wedding invitation designs these days, the modern Singaporean couple might get confused about the wedding invitation wording, and other do’s and don’ts of wedding invitation…

20 Stunning Engagement Rings For Every Bride

Now that you’ve read our pictorial guide on everything you need to know before buying an engagement ring, put what you have learned into practice and shop for the perfect…

15 Desserts to Serve at Your Wedding

What makes a wedding even sweeter? A table full of desserts, of course! Fill your guests’ tummies with these delectable desserts at your wedding. Serve them individually, pack them as…

8 Fun Drinks To Serve At Your Wedding

Calling all brides out there! Ditch the usual Coke and orange juice and get creative with the selection of drinks your guests will be served during your wedding. We’ve rounded…

Maid of Honour Do’s and Don’t’s

Being asked to be a bridesmaid is an honour but along with that honour comes obligations and duties. Being made maid of honour, however, is a double honour and comes…

Everything You Need to Know Before Buying An Engagement Ring

The engagement ring is arguably the most important ring for both you and your bride-to-be, and if you’re not well versed in diamond talk, then shopping for one may seem…

10 Bridal Shower Ideas To Obsess About

Host a fun bridal shower with these 10 activity ideas that will get all of your guests involved! From pampering sessions to dessert bars, these bridal shower ideas will help…

The Art of Looking Beautiful in Any Shape

It doesn’t matter if you’re the bride or her bridesmaid. Your agenda is to look and feel good, especially on the Big Day. But when the media advocates a stick-thin…

8 Conversations To Have Before You Get Married

Are you focusing so much on planning your wedding that you’re neglecting to prepare for your marriage? We interview 3 marriage specialists for their insight on the 8 conversations you…

10 Unconventional Wedding Gown Alternatives

If you are looking for a unique wedding outfit for your big day, we’ve gathered 10 alternatives to the traditional white wedding gown you should know about. The tradition of…

10 Time Saving Tips for Productive Wedding Planning  

Whether you’re trying to maximise wedding planning time when you have a short engagement, or simply have such a busy lifestyle that you have precious little time to plan your…

The Unsexy Pre-Marriage Talk

It’s the talk before the walk down the aisle. And it’s one you’d do well to have. Fu Jinming clues you in on what you should be discussing with your…

How to Get A Wedding Album You’ll Love Without A Photographer’s Shot List

Getting the best shots of your wedding day doesn’t mean handing your photographer a shot list of 80 must-have photos to check off. We speak to veteran wedding photographers to…

5 Tips on Choosing a Wedding Cake

Choosing the perfect wedding cake is not as easy a task as you think it’ll be, even if you have a sweet tooth. There are a host of things to…

17 Places to Shop For Your Proposal and Wedding Ring Part II

Shopping for engagement and weddings rings can be nerve-wrecking for both the bride and groom-to-be, especially when you have so many different jewellers to choose from. For your convenience, we’ve…

17 Places to Shop For Your Proposal and Wedding Ring Part I

Shopping for engagement and weddings rings can be nerve-wrecking for both the bride and groom-to-be, especially when you have so many different jewellers to choose from. For your convenience, we’ve…

Quiz: What is My Bridal Personality?

While wedding gown shopping should be as fuss-free and enjoyable as possible, there are bound to be some hair-pulling moments during your search for the perfect gown, especially when you…

29 Unique Engagement Rings For Every Girl

Who says engagement rings are always diamond solitaires? We’ve selected 29 gorgeous and unique engagement rings for the bride, or groom, looking for something different. With beautiful ring designs for…

How To Avoid Falling Into A Wedding Debt

A recent survey SingaporeBrides did last November revealed that most couples spend at least $50,000 on their wedding, with the banquet making up the bulk of the cost, a clear…

Wedding Speeches: Who Says What?

Have you been asked to give a speech at your best friend’s wedding, but are confused about what is expected of you? Or are you nervous about your own wedding…

Seven Questions To A Perfect Wedding Cake

If you’re a bride who cannot live without her slice of cake, then you’ll find wedding cake hunting your favourite part of wedding planning. But choosing your wedding cake is…

Adopt These Attitudes For A Happy, Fulfilling Marriage

A happy, fulfilling marriage is no accident. Just because you have exchanged vows does not mean that you should stop working on your relationship with each other. Our writer, Jaclyn…

What To Get Your Wedding Band To Play

We all know music sets the mood for any occasion, and music can make your wedding happy, lively and incredibly emotional by turns. Your wedding band holds the reigns of…

8 Don’ts In Any Relationship

There are some habits and behaviour that can be toxic to a healthy relationship. Fu Jinming lists eight things we shouldn’t be doing with or to our other halves. It…

How Much Is That Wedding In The Window?

Budgeting for your wedding can be a long, emotionally draining exercise. Especially when you don’t have much in the coffers to begin with. Fu Jinming reveals the signs of nuptial…

Don’t Be Fooled By These Wedding Myths

The journey to becoming a missus is an emotional, life-transforming experience. But watch out for wedding myths that have besieged brides-to-be for decades. If you believe them, the wedding planning…

Simple Skincare Tips for Your Wedding

It is every bride’s wish to look her best on a day as important as her wedding day but sometimes, a flawless complexion is just out of her grasp, especially…

How To Behave At Weddings

Some binge on the booze, others stinge on the ang pows. Fu Jinming finds out what to do – and what not to – as a wedding guest. For every…

5 Simple Tips on How to Choose a Wedding Venue

Unlike the weddings of yesteryear, weddings today aren’t only held in hotel ballrooms or traditional Chinese restaurants. You can now choose to get hitched in cafes, small restaurants, country clubs…

What Not To Do When Planning Your Wedding

Now that the wedding planning is in full swing, it may be helpful to know that there are certain things that you should not do as a bride-to-be. From going…

8 Secrets to a Blissful and Successful Marriage

What makes a successful couple? How do you turn your marriage into an enviable one? Fu Jinming lets you in on the secret. Walk into the Singapore Registry of Marriages…

How To Nail A Themed Wedding

One of the most critical components of your Big Day is the wedding theme. But trying to decide between a 1920s glamourous The Great Gatsby-inspired gala and an intimate Alice…

Planning Perfect Weddings

Now that your man has finally proposed, you can’t wait to plan the perfect wedding you’ve always dreamt of – a big wedding with all your family and friends gathered…

5 Things Your Bridesmaids Are Saying Behind Your Back

As a bride-to-be, it’s only natural that you enjoy the step-by-step planning of your wedding. But don’t expect your bridesmaids, who are really just along for the ride, to be…

The Beauty of Unplugged Weddings and Why You Should Consider One

In this tech-savvy age, trigger-happy wedding guests are posting photos on social networks, in real time. But through sharing your joy, these guest photographers may end up compromising the efforts…

A Wedding Dress Lookbook Guide

Early this year, we introduced our very first lookbook collection to offer brides a more convenient way of searching for their dream wedding gown. Half a year later, we’ve launched…

The Chinese Tradition Of Wearing Qun Kua

Before the white wedding gown came into fashion, Chinese brides had been wearing the traditional striking red two-piece qun kua to symbolise luck and happiness for the auspicious event. In…

Surviving Her Family

Being part of a new family is just as daunting to the groom-to-be as it is to his bride. Fu Jinming shows you how to handle her parents and siblings….

Before You Say Yes To The Dress

You may be dreaming of walking down the aisle, clad in a gorgeous French Chantilly lace embroidered ballgown reminiscent of Duchess Catherine Middleton’s Alexander McQueen version. But have you ever…

10 Girls’ Night Out Party Ideas

As your Big Day draws nearer, why not toss away the pre-wedding stress and let loose a little at your very own hen’s night celebration? SingaporeBrides susses out the party…

6 Ways to Be a Calm Bride While Wedding Planning

For the busy modern bride-to-be, planning a wedding can get overwhelming. But that doesn’t mean that you should be tearing your hair out as you deliberate over gown designs, banquet…

Shape Up for Your Wedding with Yoga

Not a gym rat? With the help of yoga, you can shed the pounds and tone up without ever having to step into a gym. It is every bride’s wish…

6 Essential Tips For A Lasting Dual-Career Marriage

Dual-career marriages – where both husband and wife pursue their chosen professions – are common in Singapore. But for these couples, maintaining a harmonious relationship at the same time can…

5 Essentials Every Bride Needs to Know After Choosing A Wedding Gown

It is not easy to be a bride. Aside from planning your wedding and choosing the gown of your dreams to walk down the aisle in, you’ll also have to…

Your Friendly Guide to Choosing Wedding Banquet Packages

It is often suggested that the way to a person’s heart is through his stomach. While we cannot verify if that age-old saying is true or not, there is no…

A Guide on Selecting Wedding Banquet Venues

Where your wedding is held at is just as important as what you’re wearing as you walk down the aisle. In fact, it may just be more important, since your…

Making Working Couples Work

How do we make a dual-career marriage work? Especially when the traditional roles of women as dutiful wives and men as breadwinners have turned on their heads. Fu Jinming explains…

5 Budget Wedding Tips That Are Not Worth It

For most brides-to-be, the wedding budget is like an unruly beast that has to be carefully monitored (and sometimes, fiercely controlled). But in the quest to save-save-save, it is only…

How to Conquer Your Wedding Speech

SingaporeBrides shares some useful tips and pointers on how to draft and deliver your wedding speech with the skill and stealth of a professional public speaker. A common tradition at…

Fighting Fair: The Secret to a Long-lasting Marriage

No two individuals are perfectly in sync. So, it’s perfectly normal for a couple – married or otherwise – to bicker occasionally. But if you don’t learn to argue right,…

A Guide to Designer Bridal Boutiques

For brides who are undecided on whether to go to a one-stop service or a designer bridal boutique, help is on its way! SingaporeBrides met four local bridal designers and…

Turn Your Wedding Fantasies Into Reality!

As you plan your wedding, you may harbour certain wedding fantasies – like having a romantic solemnisation on a sandy beach or fresh flowers galore in a glamourous do. While…

No More Pre-wedding Fights!

Planning your wedding can bring out the worst in you and your groom-to-be. But don’t let angry face-offs and shouting matches tear you apart from each other. SingaporeBrides shows you…

Throwing An Engagement Party

Now that you’ve said yes to his marriage proposal, it’s time to share the happy news with the world. How about doing it the fun way by throwing an engagement…

Bury That Ex

How do you deal with your fiancee’s or wife’s insecurities about your ex-girlfriend(s)? What can you do to re-assure her that the past is past? Fu Jinming readies the shovel….

7 Tips On How To Choose A Bridal Boutique

Set tongues wagging in the right direction as you strut down the aisle in that eye-catching dream gown of yours. You don’t want to be caught dead in an ill-fitting…

Moving In Together: What To Expect

Now that you’ve exchanged vows, it’s time to move into your brand new built-to-order Housing Board flat. But the question you should ask yourself is “Are you ready for it?”…

Easy Guide to Applying for a HDB (BTO) Flat

The modern day couple’s journey to marriage and starting a family is quite different from, perhaps, a decade ago. With housing prices on the rise and new build-to-order (BTO) flats…

Wedding Traditions – The Inspired Bride

Wedding traditions from the West often has its roots in Christianity. But with western influences having as strong a foothold in every corner of our society as our own Asian…

Wedding Traditions – The Traditional Bride

In this first part of the guide, we return to our roots and look at five of the most common Chinese wedding traditions that are still practiced today. Weddings are…

7 Ways to Make Your Wedding Guests Happy

SingaporeBrides lists effective tips to make your wedding a crowd-pleaser, whether you’re saying “I do” at home or overseas. While your Big Day is a celebration of love between you…

8 Ways To Fight Post-Wedding Blues

Most brides had dreamed of walking down the aisle since they were in princess-pink dresses. So it’s hardly surprising that you would feel just a lil’ empty after the fuss…

Find Out Your Bride Personality Type!

Always curious what type of bride you are or will be? Find yourself in our list of five common bridal personality types! Now that the big, sparkly diamond ring is…

Let’s Go Wedding Gown Shopping!

Now that you have the ring safely on your finger, it’s time for you to hunt down that one gown you’ve always imagined getting married in. For many brides, finding…

8 Tips for Peaceful Arguments

Weddings are happy occasions and a time of great joy – most of the time. But a wedding can easily bring distress to a bride during her wedding planning, especially…

Real-Life Wedding Night Confessions

Here’s an unsettling fact: More than half of the bridal couples don’t have sex on their wedding night. But it’s not hard to see why. After the mayhem of wedding…

7 Common Mistakes Every Newlywed Makes and Ways to Overcome Them

With both the wedding and honeymoon over, it is time to begin your life as newlyweds in your new home. While you may be new to married life and are…

How To Make Honeymoon Sex Even Better

Now that you’ve sealed your marital vows with a chaste peck on the lips, it’s time to take the celebratory mood up a (sexier) notch. Go “ooh-ooh-ah” during your honeymoon…

Wedding Night Sex

For couples who choose to wait till after saying “I do” to jump into bed together, having sex on the wedding night can be a nerve-wrecking experience. SingaporeBrides shares some…

Should Your Dog Come To Your Wedding?

For some brides and grooms, their Big Day wouldn’t be complete without their furry friends. And it is possible to plan a pet-friendly bash – even in Singapore. SingaporeBrides lists…

The Wedding Gown Guide – All About Trains

Were your eyes fixed on the nearly 9 feet train as Catherine Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, made her way into Westminster Abbey to the altar instead of focusing…

The Wedding Gown Guide – The Scoop on Necklines

Understanding the types of silhouettes available for your choosing is only the first step to your dream gown. The next step is to determine if you want a sweetheart neckline,…

The Wedding Gown Guide – What’s Your Silhouette?

A bateau or a sweetheart neckline? An A-line dress or a mermaid silhouette? Chapel or cathedral train? Are these questions (along with the millions of wedding preparations you have to…

10 Tips For Planning A Destination Wedding

Taking your nuptials overseas not only means that you get to skip the fuss and frenzy of a traditional wedding – it might also cost a lot less. While it…

6 Signs You’re Too Obsessed With Your Wedding

You’ve been dreaming about walking down the aisle since you were 10, so it’s absolutely normal to be excited about your Big Day. Yet it’s only too easy to let…

Recipe to an Everlasting Marriage

With the wedding (and planning!) finally behind you, you can hardly wait to embark on your life as a wife. In your head, both you and your man are galloping…

Wedding Forget-Me-Nots

Weddings are exciting times but the planning process can sometimes be more trying and frustrating than fun. If you feel a pressing desire to rip that long, scary wedding to-do…

How to Choose Your Bridesmaids

Ever heard of the saying “Behind every successful man lies a great woman”? Well, SingaporeBrides has our own version. We say, “Behind every bride lies a great bridesmaid – or…

The Bridesmaid and Her Duties

You’ve been asked the big question, and you’ve said “yes” while wrapping the other person in a tight embrace. No, I’m not talking about a wedding proposal. I’m referring to…

What Women Really Feel On The Way To The Altar

Ever notice how songs and movies depict how happy women seem when they are planning for a wedding? That’s the imagery we’ve had since we were little girls. Guy flashes…

One Step at a Time

As your big day approaches, images of you fainting at the altar or tripping during the walk down the aisle fill your mind. You desperately want to bite your nails…

Newlywed Finances

Ah money. “A necessary evil”, because “it makes the world go round”. Something that “can’t buy you happiness, but can buy the things that would make you happy”. Whatever it…

The Heart of My Vow

Sick of the old “Till death do us part” marital vows and want to customise your own but don’t know where to start? There’s no need to break a sweat;…

Planning A Stress-free Wedding

Planning a wedding is no mean feat. In the months leading up to the Big Day, expect to juggle work and relationships while ticking off a long to-do list at…

Dealing with the Mother-in-law

So you’ve found The One. You’ve even got him to get down on one knee, with a glittering diamond in a robin-egg-blue box in hand. But what hasn’t exactly crossed…

Oops! I should not have said that!

So your bestie has asked you to be the Maid of Honour. You’re, well, honoured. But at the time, it means you have to stand up and deliver a heartfelt…

10 Tips On How To Stay Lovingly Married

Now that you’ve said your vows, it’s time to embark on the toughest life journey of all – marriage. And yes, that means being faithful to one partner, living with…

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

Here’s a statistic: 52 per cent of newlywed couples don’t have sex on their wedding night. Blame it on wedding day stress or well-meaning friends who forced alcohol down your…

Real Life Wedding Mishaps – And How To Avoid Them

As if there’s not enough stress involved in planning a wedding, a bride-to-be also has to watch out for potential wedding mishaps too (like drunken guests, or a big tear…

I WIll Survive This Wedding

Still on cloud nine after the romantic proposal your man gave you and can’t wait to start planning your big day? We bet you have a list of unrealistic expectations…

Is There A Perfect Seating Plan?

You’ve had enough of all the stress and exhaustion from planning your wedding, and you’re thinking of saving yourself that last bit of trouble by allowing free seating for your…

Should We Call The Whole Thing Off?

It is months to your Big Day. The 50-table banquet has been booked. The ivory satin gown has been tailored to perfection. Even the Maldives honeymoon has been packed for….

Snagging Mr Right

Ask any bride why she married her man, and expect to hear answers like “He’s The One” or “He’s my Mr Right”. But how do you tell “The One” from…

Honeymoon Mistakes – And How To Correct Them

You may laugh, but it’s normal to slip up on your honeymoon (especially after all those months of hectic wedding planning!). But don’t let a silly mistake ruin what should…

Will You… Be My Bridesmaid?

We have heard of bridesmaid horror stories (Have you watched “Bridesmaids”? Shivers) and we don’t want you to go through the same thing. We’ve identified six types of bridesmaids so…

Confessions of a Modern Wife

As you’re preparing for your wedding, there must be one thought at the back of your mind that you’re afraid to address: Will your role as a wife be any…

Saying I Do to the Perfect Location Part II

Sometimes a place just calls out to you. Sometimes it’s a venue that holds a special meaning. Sometimes you attend another function and can envision your own special day there….

Is Life After Marriage Like a Bangkok T-shirt – “Same Same But Different”?

Boy meets girl, boy and girl date, boy proposes (or says “Want to apply for flat?”), boy and girl get married. Now what? Does life go on as it did…

Should You Move In Together Before Getting Married?

Marriage is and will be undoubtedly the biggest decision you’ll make in your entire life. Is that why you should cohabit to find out if you can live with your…

How Not To Pose For Wedding Photos

Pre-wedding photography. You either love it, or hate it. This is the one day where couples try to outwit, outlast and outdo each other in terms of venue creativity. But…

Make The Cut!

A bursting-at-the-seams wedding guest list is more common than you think. A bridal couple is usually so excited to share their joy with everyone – and we mean everyone –…

Saying I Do To The Perfect Location

The choice of the wedding venue is arguably one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make, whether it is the materialization of the bride’s dream, or a place that…

Are You A Bridezilla?

Mr. Right has proposed (with a five-carat ring, no less). Your parents are so happy they still can’t sleep at night. You’re incredibly excited, but also all stressed up by…

The Right Month To Get Married!

There are 12 months in a year to choose from for your special day, each with its benefits and challenges. How do you choose and what should you consider? SingaporeBrides speaks…

Before You Pick A Wedding Venue

One of the first things on a wedding to-do list is choosing a wedding venue, but how do you make up your mind? SingaporeBrides lists the key questions to ask…

Bridal Party Troubles

We have hot tips on how to handle potentially problematic situations with your bridal entourage with tender loving care. Your bridal party is supposed to stand by you – from…

Wedding F&B: It’s Not Just About Tucking In and Drinking Up

A good F&B spread can be a great source of wedding conversation while news of a bad menu can spread like wildfire after the wedding, for all the wrong reasons….

Before Printing Your Wedding Invites

Your wedding invitations set the tone for your wedding celebrations. These tips help you make a great first impression! Registering your marriage, choosing a venue, hiring a professional photographer, searching…

Dealing With Wedding Budget Woes

Congratulations! He’s popped the happy question and you’ve given the happy answer, and now you’re on your way to planning your happy occasion. Only you’ve discovered the only one not…

10 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Florist

Flowers bring life and beauty to any wedding celebration. But hiring a florist may be a new and challenging task for you (especially if you can’t tell a daffodil from…

Shake Off Those Wedding Jitters!

Wedding jitters, cold feet, “the nerves”. Whatever you want to call it, “it” does occur in most wedding couples. Even in those who have dated for a long time, and…

How To Write A Heartfelt Speech For Your Wedding

Picture this: You’re at your wedding banquet, and all your closest friends and family (probably a few hundred of them) are gathered to witness and celebrate your entry into marital…

Keeping The Flame Alive – Pt II

After the “honeymoon period” is over, couples may start to find themselves irked by each other’s faults and habits. We speak to four married couples who have been married for…

Keeping The Flame Alive – Pt I

After the “honeymoon period” is over, couples may start to find themselves irked by each other’s faults and habits. We speak to four married couples who have been married for…

I Do… Have a Few Questions for You, Darling

Boy meets girl, they fall in love, date, get married, have kids and live happily ever after. Is Life ever that simple? Unfortunately, in real life, keeping a marriage strong…

Not For The Under-Aged?

For some couples, it is not a question of who comes to the dinner reception, but how many. For others, having children at weddings seems more than a handful to…

The 8-Step Guide To Your Wedding

It’s normal for you to be flustered about your wedding. After all, you’ve never done this before! While the wedding planning experience will be unique for every single bride out…

Raining On Your (Wedding) Parade

Wish you could have an outdoor solemnisation in sunny—no, wait—rainy Singapore? Of course you can. Hike up your gown and enjoy your day, because you’ve got it all sorted out….

Registering Your Marriage

So you’ve popped the question! After all the nervousness, excitement, tears, and exhilaration, it’s time to make it legal. Before you step into the Registry of Marriages, there are a…

It’s In The Execution

There are many things in life you can re-do: restarting a level of a game you failed at, re-reading a book you lost the plot of, re-applying for another flat…

The Manly Guide to Buying That One Ring

This is probably the only time you’d walk into a jewellery store alone. In fact, it may be the only time in your life you’ve seriously looked at a diamond—or…

Holding an Outdoor Wedding

You’ve been dreaming of a wedding under the stars or of saying your vows on a beautiful beach, but you’re not sure if you should go ahead and do it,…

Combing the Hair… and Other Chinese Wedding Traditions

Preparing for Chinese wedding traditions can be daunting to many Singapore couples who don’t know the first thing about them. Don’t fret, brush up on your knowledge with our guide!…