Do you know that the types of wedding imageries taken in Singapore are vastly different even compared to those taken in Indonesia and Malaysia, which are neighbouring places to Singapore? You can simply check out the imagery on Grandeur Wedding Studio (http://www.grandeurweddingstudio.com/photography-singapore) if you don’t know what i mean!
Why is that so? This is because Singapore is predominantly Chinese, and thus you will find that many marriage customs for Chinese in Singapore are very traditional still and quite similar to that of China. Here are some of them.
- The children (or rather, the couple) will be having a tea ceremony (instead of a tea party) where they will be kneeling down to each other’s parents and toasting them a cup of tea each. This signifies respecting the elders as well as seeking their blessings for their marriage.
- Instead of living together before marriage which is quite common among Westerners, most Chinese couples in Singapore live with their parents until their marriage. This means that the bride will usually be at her parents’ house and spend the morning there with her bridesmaids putting on make up e.t.c. for her. Then, the groom will arrive with the best men and then have the tea ceremony and pick up the bride.
- One thing you will notice about wedding photography in Singapore is that there will be many different backdrops. This is because the couple will be at the bride’s parents’ house in the morning, the groom’s parents’ house later on, and then they will then proceed to rest in the afternoon while preparing for the dinner’s banquet. This process is quite common among most Chinese couples getting married within Singapore.
- Finally, you will notice that wedding photographs of the dinner banquet will most likely be at a restaurant at a posh hotel. This is because ‘face’ is very important to many Asians.