Was wondering how many months in advance should you approach Dr Phua? Our wedding is actually 10 mths away but we were wondering if we should approach him earlier as our date is 1/1/2011, so bit worried they'll be quite a number of couples getting married on that date too.
Hi Shuqin, why don't you just approach him? I think he'll be glad to help. He's really nice and friendly. I thought I will am too early when I booked 8 mths before my date but in the end I almost couldnt get Dr Phua as he was engaged!
Kris CHL: Hi dearie, I think the amount of money to give for the ang bao is up to your own preference. Have heard a wide range between 48 bucks to 108 bucks? So up to you how much you think is enough to cover his travelling cost.
kunniqinwa: Hey! Since you already done the e-filing, I don't think there is anything else you need to confirm with Dr Phua. Most likely just need to remind him of the date, time and place again when the date is nearing?
Maybe there are other BTBs who can help here~
Shuqin: Hi dear! I think no harm asking Dr Phua too! He's really nice and all. If he thinks it's too early I think he will tell you 'bout it.
hi everyone, i've managed to get Dr Phua as my JP on my AD, 25th Sept 2010. I'm so happy. He's so friendly and helpful even through email. I just wanna say thank you for the information placed in this thread. Now i'm looking forward to meet up with him...=)
i contact Dr Phua and he's available to solemnise my wedding for me. He told me to email him details like name, contact, address, venue and time of my solemnisation. Anyone know what happens after that? are we suppose to do anything?
I guess it's better to have a venue before contacting him?
on a side note, since Dr Phua doesn't own a HP, how do we contact him on the day itself, in case something happens and the ceremony needs to be delayed (touch wood)?
asprah: Dr Phua wont be meeting prior to the solemnization.. he will just send the consent form to you.. after that you just need to efile and will see him on the actual day =) for my ROM, Dr Phua arrived 1 hr early.. made me feel so nervous.. but dont worry.. he is a nice guy...
diana: yes I agree.. I had Dr Phua for my ROM as well...
antz: I think its better to decide the venue first...
is this dr phua's updated number?
Dr Phua Tan Tee
i see comments that he is more natural in mandarin. i am keen to hold ours in mandarin. but the reading of the vows part, will he read out once and my hubby follow or my hubby has to read out from the passage itself? cause my htb unable to read alot of chinese words haha...
w3n: for my rom, he conduct everything in mandarin.. but when we are reading our vows, we read out in english.. actually you can prepare ur own vows.. if not, Dr. Phua will prepare the standard vows in English and Mandarin.. you and ur hubby will have to read the vows yourselves