A wedding is a special day in any couples life, and a tremendous amount of effort, planning, preparation goes into it.
I’ve been very lucky & invited to be the wedding emcee in Singapore for many lovely weddings. Also not just in Singapore, but overseas as well, and I’ve noticed that there are vast differences in the way wedding receptions are held and how to emcee a wedding.
Traditional Wedding Style in Singapore
In the traditional wedding reception in Singapore, the wedding emcee is often in the background, mainly announcing speeches, also bringing up the family for the ‘Champagne Toast’ and the ceremonial cake cutting. After which the happy couple will usually retire to a separate room to change outfits.
I usually take a break & once the bride & groom are ready to re-enter in their latest outfits, then I announce their return.
Of course, the happy couple are obliged to make the rounds to each table for photo-taking & ‘Yam Seng’ good wishes, and at such times, the Singapore wedding emcee is also free. Usually the DJ will play background music. If the happy couple still have another outfit to change into, then I will announce their departure & return. Then the couple will again commence on their rounds, receiving ‘cheers’ & well wishes from all participants.
After the dessert is served, the bride & groom, together with their parents will then make their way to the exit doors, as guests will start leaving.
The guests are usually not only friends & relatives of the couple, but often business associates as well.
This is how it happens in a traditional Hotel/Restaurant; emcee a wedding.
Modern Wedding Style in Singapore
However, these days, I’ve noticed a different trend happening when it comes to emcee a wedding.
The modern bride & groom want to please their families, relatives and friends, but they also want to make it a memorable event that their guests will talk about for years to come.
This is what I consider as a wedding emcee Singapore to be a ‘Modern’ wedding.
The couple still want all the traditional activities, i.e. champagne toast, cake cutting & doing the rounds by thanking their guests, but when they go out to change, they want their guests to be fully entertained.
Different Performers for Weddings in Singapore
I’ve seen the bride and groom come dancing into the audience a la “Bollywood Style”, other brides and grooms entering the room singing love songs and serenading each other. I’ve also seen “Flash Mobs” of their friends jumping up out of the audience and spontaneously performing.
I’ve done weddings where there was non-stop entertainment, with performers from every genre. Magicians, singers, fashion shows, and where budget was not a concern, there were cameras on cranes flying over the audience, capturing every nuance and moment.
However, when I’m booked as the wedding emcee Singapore & I’m the only entertainment as well, they want me to sing, and even play games and do audience interaction. This keeps the wedding bubbling along, and the guests very happy & entertained while waiting for the gorgeous couple to re-emerge.
Wedding MC Ideas
Occasionally I’ve seen, as a master of ceremonies wedding in Singapore, very lavish weddings, where the couple arrived in a ‘Venetian carriage’ looking like Cinderella and Prince Charming, surrounded by stilt walkers and mascots in a ‘Fantasy come alive’ wedding.
There was also another wedding that I was the wedding master of ceremonies for, where the family of the happy couple were lovers of ‘Ballroom Dance’ and when the bride & groom retired to change, the dance floor came alive with ballroom dancers.
Truly, a wedding reception is a very special day, not just for the bride & groom, but also the joy on the parents faces is also very obvious.
Whatever type of wedding a couple decide upon, I know they’re embarking on a very special journey together & I feel very privileged to be the Singapore wedding emcee they chose for their extremely special night.
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