We poll the views of industry experts on frequently asked questions
OLIVIA LOW AND VIVIAN NG Co-founders, Our Fairytale Wedding
Start by picking a theme that best reflects the personalities of you and your other half. You can also adorn the stage and aisle with customised decor (instead of standard decor from the hotel) to create a look that is different and representative of you both, and have a 3D photo booth with props that match your theme as well as a flower bar for guests to create their own bouquet. Weave a wedding dance with your bridal party into the programme to liven up the mood, and finally, bring on special effects such as fireworks, indoor pyrotechnics or confetti showers, which are visually impactful and easily photographed.
BRENDA LEE MONTEIRO Creative Director, Fiore Dorato
Go with modern and more lavish decor such as a statement archway— a simple one crafted from tree bark or flowers illuminated with hurricane candle holders is currently trending. Another idea to consider is having individual table centrepieces of varying heights—tall branches of cherry blossoms to help fill an otherwise empty space or short vessels filled with brightly-hued blooms for a vibrant canvas against which to mark your new phase of life. Finally, a wedding cake with floral and foliage decorations, and in a colour that pops in pictures is sure to be instantly Instagram-friendly.
JOHN LIN Associate Master Photographer, John15 Photography
The rule of thumb for amazing wedding-day photos is consistency. Know your preferences and the type of atmosphere you want for your wedding before deciding on the details. Then, invest in these features: the bridal bouquet, which usually calls for close-up photos and is a decorative piece that illustrates the kind of bride you are; a bridal party— having one and investing time and financial resources on them opens avenues for capturing the liveliness you would want in your photos. You’ll have a great story about your bond with them to tell on social media and form great memories.