My Wedding Journey 13- Singapore Professional Emcee For Weddings - Sweet Bunny

I was firm when it came to deciding on hiring an emcee for the wedding banquet as I didn’t want to put my friends on the spot to read from a script which sometimes can get pretty awkward. I have been to banquets where you have the emcees randomly popping in and disappearing or worst forgetting their script and going off the point.

Skills of an emcee -A professional emcee is able to gauge the mood of the guest, keep the flow of the event smoothly as well as keeping track of time. All in which are highly important skills in hosting which are needed for a successful event.

Bilingual masters of ceremonies – I prefer to have just one emcee instead of 2, so an emcee that is bilingual in both Mandarin for dear’s side of the family and in English for my side of the family would be great. Being able to switch smoothly from Mandarin and English without repeating the same phrases in both languages is truly skilled.

How to find the best freelance emcee in Singapore -
I found that many other emcees charge at a very high rate perhaps due to their popularity . There are a couple of emcee agencies in Singapore namely Merry Bees, https://emceelester.com/ etc., try to get a reputable company who has google reviews as I feel that they would have better accountability of their standards. I found my emcee on Carousell her username is eventemcee1 her name is Felicia, she had many good reviews and I was very impressed that many indicated that she was very helpful and always went out of her way to help out during the event. I found that her charges were very reasonable.

I arranged to meet up with Felicia where we discussed the details of the event. She was very professional she gave us some sample scripts and said that she would get back to us in two weeks’ time with her script for our banquet. After going over the script and settling on the final details we paid her 50% of the total bill the other 50% was to be paid after the event or on the day itself.

Felicia also assisted with speaking with the banquet manager at the hotel to let him know what was needed at a certain time. The banquet concluded at 10pm sharp without a hitch all thanks to Felicia. All my guest left the banquet to seem to enjoy themselves greatly even the kids who had a great time blowing bubbles when Felicia challenged them to blow more bubbles during our walk-in. I did away with the second walk in as I found it unnecessary Felicia always took cues to what we wanted and seamlessly make the evening flow well.

Felicia was an amazing, friendly, amusing host for our wedding dinner banquet. She was proactive in coming up with ideas for our "love telepathy game" during the banquet and was very humorous as well, the guests enjoyed her jokes. Seamlessly switching between English and Mandarin, Felicia is an eloquent host as well, creating an atmosphere that was both fun and classy.

Felicia Emcee Bilingual Sinagpore

Wedding Journey 12 - Where to Get wedding shoes on a Budget - Sweet Bunny





Now that you have finalised your wedding gown, Kua if you have one and evening gown for the wedding banquet, it is time to figure out the shoes…

Agnes from Cang Ai suggested getting just one pair of shoes for the whole day. My shoes would be hidden by my long gowns anyway. I actually also used my wedding shoes for my pre-wedding shoot.



DMK, classy affordable shoes for a woman – I absolutely love DMK shoes, it is my go-to store to get shoes for work. There are some very classy designs that go well for work as well as for formal events. The high heels are comfortable, which is an absolute must for me if I was going around the entire day with them on. I purchased a pair of silver high heeled shoes; it has some plastic detail on the side, giving it a very elegant look. The best part is the shoes are very affordable ranging from $30.00 to $70.00. Look out for their storewide sales you could really catch a steal. 

Wedding Shoes SIlver DMK Heels
My Bridal Shoes, Please pardon the heel  Cushions and heel protectors I got a size too big because it was the last pair.

               


Anna Nucci Italy, high fashion shoes- If you love shoes clad with crystals, that shine and sparkle this store is for you. A tad more expensive but the shoes are just so lovely! Feel like a fairy tale princess with their range of shoes. I do see some major department stores like Metro carry the brand. But I always prefer to go down to their store to have a glimpse of their full range of shoes. 
Anna Nucci Singapore website


  
Gripz Shoes Bridal Collection - Ever since my elder sister bought a pair of Gripz shoes home I was in love with the brand, they are just so pretty! Although a little more to the expensive side, the designs are pretty classy. I have a Carrie Bradshaw moment every time I get my hands on a pair. Their Bridal collection is a little limited, my preference lies with their other collections which can easily pass off as bridal shoes. 

Chinese wedding shoes - If you would like a pair of Chinese shoes to match your Kua you could go to Yue Hwa in Chinatown. https://www.yuehwa.com.sg/. There are many available on shopping websites as well but I decided not to buy a pair for a one time use. I don't really like to purchase second-hand shoes as well for hygiene reasons. Alternatively, you could buy a pair of normal red shoes to match with other clothing and to be used again for another occasion for maybe for the Chinese new year.

Yue Hwa Bridal shoes



For the Grooms shoes, Dear bought 2 pairs of hushpuppies one for the church in the morning and the other for the banquet, pair with a good pair of nylon socks he is all set for our big day. 
 Zalora is the answer with a 30 days return policy no fear of being stuck with a badly fitted shoe if all else failed. 

Zalora Website













My Wedding Journey 11- Wedding Props for the wedding banquet - Sweet Bunny


I had an acquaintance who invited me for their wedding at the Venus ballroom at Furama Riverfront about a year before my own wedding. I took notice of the hotel decorations on our table and found them to be rusty and old fashion like something from the 80s, odd yellowish pearls and all. No way was I having those being displayed on my guest tables.

Wedding centrepieces and wedding decoration – I purchased the white baby’s breath from https://www.carousell.sg/raf.rohmini/. They were originally made for door gifts but I felt that they were easy to add and remove from the tables for a Chinese style dinner. The owner of the store was always very patient, kind and thoughtful when I arranged for the flowers to be delivered the night before she shared her concerned on the flowers being fresh enough for my wedding dinner. I clarified to her that I had a church wedding in the morning and won’t be able to collect the flowers then. I also ordered stickers from her for my guest to stick on their angbaos, for ease of sorting out those for the bride and those for the Groom. She did a fabulous job. To my surprise, my guest commented that my flowers smelled like lovely the scent covered the musky smell of that carpets another awesome reason to buy flowers from raf.rohmini. 

raf.rohmini bridal gifts



                      white babies breath flowers
Babies breath flowers deco



In addition, I bought adorable figurines of rabbits from Taobao to be placed on the tables for the guest to take home. They were just adorable.

                               
Wedding banquet table center piece




How to keep kids happy and entertain during the wedding dinner – I have often seen kids running around aimlessly or bugging their parents all throughout the wedding. I wanted the kids at my wedding dinner to enjoy them so I bought bottles of bubbles for them to blow throughout the dinner. To ensure the bubble was not out of place I made a sign that stated that they were blowing bubbles of blessings for us. My emcee got the entire guest to blow bubbles at us when we entered and during the Toasting or Yum Seng session that kids went near the stage to blow bubbles at us on their own accord, everyone found that so endearing. In case you were wondering Yum Seng means to drink to victory in Cantonese. Do seek permission from the hotel or venue owners before you purchase the bubbles every venue has rules and regulations.



Vintage looking Letterbox as an ang bao box- Ordered a white letterbox from Taobao and found it to be befitting of an angpao box. I loved that it had a lock and a flip cover to conceal the red packets within it. It fitted in with my garden-themed wedding nicely. 

ang pao box white letter box





Daiso figures as deco – Daiso is an excellent place to get figurines, I purchased mini crates and grass rabbits for my reception table. The key to having a nice display is placing items at different heights. The crates when sacked upon are pretty eye-catching, the also doubles up as containers for papers for guest to write well wishes or for you to store pens in.