Most of your reading this blog are actually couples who are getting ready for your marriage and wedding ceremony. Naturally, you would have lots of questions and wonder how the wedding day or your photography session would be proceeding during the actual day (AD).
Here I seek to share my experience with you, having observed many more than a handful of weddings in Singapore this year alone.
After you have engaged AD wedding photography Singapore services, what would happen next is that during the actual day, the wedding photographer would be travelling down to the bride’s place first. This is because he or she would then need to capture the scenes of the bride getting ready. This scene would then also have the various bridesmaids there helping the bride get ready for the wedding. The make up artist (either engaged by the couple or the photographer himself or herself) would be helping out too.
Soon after, the groom will then arrive with his entourage of best men. He will usually be chauffeured during this day. He will then attempt to ‘pass the test’ set up by the bridesmaid before he can see his bride. The purpose of these ‘tests’ is to prove that he is willing to go through hardship for his bride. After having some fun, the bridesmaids will then decide to let the groom through to visit his bride. This would usually be the first time during the AD that the couple meets each other. All these will be carefully photographed by the wedding photographer.
The couple would then usually pay respects to the bride’s parents by offering them a cup of tea. This is simply a Chinese gesture, nothing more, nothing less. The groom will ask for ‘formal’ permission from the brides’ parents to marry their daughter. They will say ‘yes’, and everyone cheers. Once again, all these would be photographed.
Alright! So the day at the bride’s house is over. Now, the couple will then be off on their way to the groom’s parents’ house and the AD wedding photographer would then either be following the couple in the same car (or if there is not enough space, the actual day wedding photographer would then follow another car in the entourage). The same procedure is repeated, except that the bride will just greet the groom’s parents instead of asking permission for the groom’s hands.
Finally, a time for the couple to rest. This would usually be around 1pm to 2pm or so. The wedding photographer would then quickly bring out his laptop and get to work. He or she would need to compile and edit some of the most important moments into a same day edit (SDE) video with all the photo montage of the earlier proceedings. This SDE video will then be showcased during the dinner banquet.
Finally, the grand finale for the couple’s wedding – the dinner banquet. This is commonly held at a 5 star hotel’s restaurant. The guests would usually be seated first and the couple outside the ballroom and greeting the guests.
Alright, after everyone has taken their seats, the emcee would be announcing the grand entrance of the couple! The bride and groom would then walk in slowly onto the main stage in the ballroom. The wedding bells would chime now! Guests would cheer and the wedding photographer would be busy snapping away at the couple.
It’s a wonderful and tiring day, and after all these, the dinner banquet will begin and the couple would go around toasting the guests at each table.
I hope the above explanation gives you a much better idea of what to expect for your wedding day and the actual day wedding photography session that would be coming along with it.