We poll the views of industry experts on frequently asked questions
The Photographer says: In my opinion, the stage is more important. If the aisle is elaborately decorated, the stage should have a grander setup, because there needs to be a gradual build-up to the main centrepiece of the wedding, which is typically the stage. In other words, the décor of the aisle should set the expectation of what is to come, which are the main events and celebrations of the wedding that will be taking place onstage.
Hence, it’s important to finetune details such as the position of decorations, cakes and glass towers that are placed on the stage, as well as the ballroom’s lighting condition, which will in turn determine if the said stage fixtures will be affecting the visibility of the couple in pictures taken when they are up on stage.
OLIVIA LOW & VIVIAN NG
Our Fairytale Wedding
The Wedding Planner says: Between the two, a grand stage triumphs in setting the scene for the dinner.
When guests first walk into the venue, their focus would normally be towards the stage, while the aisle and table centrepiece decor complement it. And together, they will create the overall look and feel of the wedding.
Also, guests will be mostly seated throughout the evening and those whose tables are further from the aisle would probably not have a clear view of the decor along the aisle.
On the other hand, everyone will be able to see what’s on the stage since it will be the main area of the evening where most of the activities and photo taking will take place.
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The Videographer says: A grand walk-in aisle would be our choice, maybe because it’s a job hazard for us. We’re always more tuned in on how the interaction between the audio and visual will up the ante of a grand entrance.
When the ballroom doors open, the aisle would be the first visual feature that will catch the eyes of guests and that they will experience as they enter the hall and walk down it to their table. Moreover, it will be memorable as their “entrance” is usually accompanied by background music.
Thus, this is why a bridal couple typically puts great effort into choosing their march-in soundtrack, which will be included in their memory of their first march as husband and wife.
Yvonne Lim & Alex Tien’s beautiful wedding setup at Ritz-Carlton Millenia