A FRIEND HAS OF­FERED TO PUT UP A PER­FOR­MANCE BUT I DON’T WANT MY WED­DING TO COME ACROSS AS A SHOW. HOW DO I TACT­FULLY IN­CLUDE IT IN MY BAN­QUET?

Singapore Tatler Wedding - - ETIQUETTE - — CARO­LINE YAKOP-LIM, PRIN­CI­PAL PLAN­NER, THE WED­DING EN­TOURAGE

A wed­ding is a cel­e­bra­tion of fam­ily, friend­ship and love, and if you are hon­oured by a friend who wants to put

up a per­for­mance, you should em­brace it! If they are highly con­fi­dent, have them in­ter­twine their per­for­mance with speeches by the best­man and maid of hon­our or fea­ture it as a sur­prise act af­ter, so that it doesn’t come across as a show. We’ve had very tal­ented groomsmen who per­formed their speech as a rap. And for shy friends who are less con­fi­dent, give them the spot­light to­wards the end of the din­ner in good fun, when every­one has had a few drinks—the oc­ca­sional off-key tune or dance mis­step will hardly be no­ticed!

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