Less common wedding practices to consider for your big day
Part II – Do away with gatecrash
Most couples in Singapore still keep to the tradition of having a gatecrash on their wedding day because it is a fun and exciting segment for the bridal party that also makes good content for wedding videographers to create an engaging wedding highlights for their guests at the banquet.
There are also a handful who prefer doing away with gatecrash simply because it is not something they and their bridal party would find enjoyable. While it is perfectly fine not to have a gatecrash, we often encounter couples who are concern that this would lead to a shortage of content for their wedding highlights.
As wedding videographers, we think it is more important that your wedding film reflects you and your partner’s true personalities instead of conforming to the norm just for the wedding highlights.
In fact, there are some advantages to doing away with a gatecrash. One, the groom and his groomsmen can remain kempt for all the photos and videos that will be taken on the wedding day. You probably don’t want to remember yourself as sweaty and unglam on your wedding day. Two, more time can be allocated to create other forms of meaningful content for your wedding film such as interviews with your family and bridal party, doing an exchange of letters with your partner or even a first look.
Source: Momentold Productions, Wedding Videography Singapore
Another interesting and meaningful approach is to insert a pre-wedding interview with your partner into your wedding highlights and make it a video that summarises your love story for your guests.
Not all your guests know everything about your relationship and we find that people generally like to be told love stories. And such a wedding highlights will be equally engaging for your guests.
So quite literally, there’s no need to sweat over having a gatecrash or not!
Momentold Productions is a wedding videography business based in Singapore. With more than five years of videography experience in the wedding industry, we hope to share our observations with couples who are planning for their big day.
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