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36 Noteworthy Solemnisers in Singapore For 2024/2025 Weddings

By Audrie Soh on 8 January 2024

Find the perfect wedding solemniser for your once-in-a-lifetime in our updated list of 35 noteworthy solemnisers for 2024/2025.

Finding the right Justice of Peace (JP) for your wedding day is as important as finding the right venue or dress for your once-in-a-lifetime, especially for couples who are planning to have their solemnisation ceremony outside of the Registry of Marriages (ROM).

Your wedding solemniser plays a crucial role of overseeing the ceremony and binding you legally as man and wife. While there are many wedding solemnisers out there to choose from, and couples can search through the full list of available solemnisers on the ROM website, it is important to choose one whom they can connect with and represent them as a couple, as each and every solemniser has their own unique charm and way of hosting a solemnisation.

Look for the perfect wedding solemniser for your celebration in our list of 36 noteworthy solemnisers in Singapore who are still officiating weddings in 2024/2025 and beyond, all highly sought after by real brides, so you don't have to go through the full list of officiants on ROM's website.

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?

Xannelle and Daniel's Whimsical White Wedding at S.E.A. Aquarium by Rylz 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 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?

Fatima and James's Romantic Garden Wedding at Botanic Gardens Bandstand and COMO Dempsey by Lydia K 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?

Eunice and Daniel's Intimate Pre-Wedding Shoot in the Romantic and Magical Wilderness by Hey Stranger

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?

Joy and Josh's Summer Coral Wedding in the Surga Villa Estate, Bali by Jiwa Photography

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?

Jalyn and Jerome's Beautiful Green Wedding at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa by Juanmoley Fotologue

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?

Eunice and Jeremy's Lively Wedding at Monti at 1 Pavilion by Freddy Wong Photography

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?

Pei Xuan and Phing Zhou's Romantic Modern Wedding at Entier French Dining by Manoj Photography

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?

Jo Ting and Ben's Vibrant and Playful Wedding at InterContinental Singapore by The Perfect Statement

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 FOR 2023/2024

  1. Dr. Aw, Eileen

    Solemniser Dr. Eileen AwJane and Rob’s Intimate COVID-19 Wedding at The White Rabbit by Hong Ray Photography

    Language Spoken: English
    Phone: 6235 2440 (H)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 30 June 2028
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  2. Mr. Cheong Khim Teck

    Language Spoken: English and Mandarin
    Phone: 96626221 (M)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 31 December 2025
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  3. Mr. Chia Ah Sah

    Language Spoken: English
    Phone: 9665 1614 (M)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 31 December 2025
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  4. Mrs. Chia Swee Tin

    Solemniser Mrs. Chia Swee TinNicole and Meng's Lively Squid Game Themed Gate Crash and Joyous Wedding at JW Marriott Singapore South Beach by Multifolds Productions

    Language Spoken : English
    Phone: 9735 1533(M)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 30 June 2028
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  5. Mr. Chiang Heng Liang

    Solemniser Mr. Chiang Heng LiangFrieda and Winson's Beautiful Sky Garden Wedding at iFly Singapore by Darren and Jade Photography

    Language Spoken : English, Mandarin
    Phone: 9684 6260 (M)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 31 December 2025
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  6. Rev. Chiu Ming Li

    Solemniser Rev. Chiu Ming LiLianne and Anthony’s Intimate Oriental Chic Wedding at VUE at OUE Bayfront by TinyDot Photography

    Language Spoken : English
    Phone: 6265 3211
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 30 June 2024
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  7. Mr. Chung Tang Fong, William

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    Language Spoken : English, Mandarin
    Phone: 9672 9312 (M)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 30 June 2024
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  8. Mr. David Michel Wee @ David Michel Tan

    Language Spoken : English, Sign Language
    Phone: 9017 7888 (M)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 31 December 2026
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  9. Mr. Fong Yoong Kheong

    Solemniser Mr. Fong Yoong KheongCindy and Tuan Hung's Wildflower Garden Wedding at 1-Atico by Pixioo

    Language Spoken : English, Mandarin
    Phone: 9754 5337
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 30 June 2026
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  10. Mdm. Foo Siew Fong

    Language Spoken : English, Mandarin
    Phone: 9737 0301 (M)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 31 December 2026
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  11. Mr. Foong Tak Wai, Edward

    Solemniser Mr. Foong Tak Wai, EdwardSandra and Eugene's Intimate Wedding in Keyaki Garden Pavilion Filled with Cherry Blossoms by Iki Company

    Language Spoken : English, Mandarin, Cantonese
    Phone: 9846 0600 (M)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 30 June 2024
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  12. Mr. Goh Khon Chong

    Solemniser Mr. Goh Khon ChongMabel and Cheong Jun’s Free-Spirited Lawn Wedding at Wheeler’s Estate by Juanmoley Fotologue

    Language Spoken : English, Mandarin
    Phone: 9023 0930 (M)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 30 June 2028
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  13. Dr. Jasbir Singh

    Solemniser Dr. Jasbir SinghDamini and Guru's Intimate Garden Wedding at Wheeler's Estate by Chris Chang Photography

    Language Spoken : Punjabi, English, Malay
    Phone: 9007 2747
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 31 December 2026
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  14. Dr. Kwoh Chee Keong

    Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
    Phone: 9037 1256 (M)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 31 December 2024
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  15. Mr. Khoo Kim Wu Philip

    Language Spoken : English
    Phone: 9816 8258 (M)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 31 December 2025
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  16. Mr. Khoo Seng Wee, Gerald

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

    Language Spoken: English
    Phone: 6273 6566 (O)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 30 June 2025
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  17. Mr. Lai Kok Heong

    Language Spoken : English, Mandarin
    Phone: 98412821
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 30 June 2024
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  18. Mr. Leong Chong Meng

    Solemniser Mr. Leong Chong MengCarissa and Keith's Intimate Wedding at Zafferano with a Relationship Gallery Wall by Natalie Wong Photography

    Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
    Phone: 9757 1282
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 31 December 2025
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  19. Mr. Leow, Sunny (LTC (RET))

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

    Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
    Phone: +65 9450 1408
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 30 June 2026
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  20. Mr. Lim, Eugene, PBM

    Language Spoken : English
    Phone: 9798 0911 (M)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 31 December 2024
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  21. Ms. Lim Lay Choo Jennifer

    Language Spoken : English, Mandarin, Hokkien, Cantonese
    Phone: 9182 2168
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 31 December 2026
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  22. Prof. Low Cheng Hock

    Phone: 6357 7807 (O)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 31 December 2025
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  23. Dr. Low, Shirley

    Solemniser Dr. Low, ShirleyKate and Tom's Breathtaking Elopement in the Maldives and Raffles Singapore by Darren and Jade Photography

    Language Spoken : English, Mandarin
    Phone: 9636 5477
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 31 December 2026
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  24. Mr. Ng Chin Fah, Francis

    Solemniser Mr. Ng Chin Fah, FrancisCheryl and Victor’s Pretty Hotel Fort Canning Wedding with Puppy Ring-Bearers by Avenue 8 Studio

    Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
    Phone: 9100 0967 (M)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 31 December 2025
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  25. Mr. Ng Yan Huay

    Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
    Phone: 6221 2438 (O)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 31 December 2025
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  26. Ms. Ong Ying Ying

    Language Spoken: English
    Phone: 9773 2346 (M)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 31 December 2026
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  27. Ms. Portilla, Joanna

    Solemniser Ms. Portilla, JoannaSheena and Jing Wen's Elegant Forest Wedding at Clifford Pier by Pixioo

    Language preferred: English, Mandarin
    Phone: 9101 1935 (M)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 31 December 2024
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  28. Ms. Sim Seo Lian, Pauline

    Solemniser Ms. Sim Seo Lian, PaulineYu Rong and Kevin's Laidback Outdoor Pre-Wedding Shoot and Cosy Wedding at Wheeler's Estate by GrizzyPix

    Language preferred: English, Mandarin
    Phone: 9830 3138
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 31 December 2025
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  29. Dr. Tan, Anamah

    Language Spoken: English
    Phone: 6225 5822 (O)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 30 June 2028
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  30. Mr. Tan Kian Hoon

    Language Spoken: English
    Phone: 6221 8288 (O)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 31 December 2025
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  31. Mr. Tan Peng Yam

    Language Spoken : English, Mandarin
    Phone: 9777 9848 (M)
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 31 December 2026
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  32. Mr. Tang Wing Fai

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    Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
    Phone: +6596893599
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 31 December 2025
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  33. Mr. Teh Chin Huak, Zenon

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

    Language Spoken : English, Mandarin
    Phone: 9645 3996
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 31 December 2025
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  34. Mr. Teo Teck Leong, James

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

    Language Spoken : English, Mandarin
    Phone: 9062 7761
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 31 December 2025
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  35. Mr. Wee Pang Kiat

    Solemniser Mr. Wee Pang KiatTina and Jacen’s Intimate Wedding at Emily Hill by Five Twenty Library

    Language Spoken: English
    Phone: 91833618
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 31 December 2028
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  36. Mr. Yee Poh Hong

    Language Spoken : English
    Phone: 9736 6723
    Email: [email protected]
    Licence Expiry: 30 June 2024
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For the full list of available solemnisers, visit ROM's website.


Credits: Feature Image from Sheena and Jing Wen's Elegant Forest Wedding at The Clifford Pier by Pixioo


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