In the past, indoor wedding ceremonies were the rage! Everyone in Singapore went for a restaurant or hotel ballroom ceremony. However, recently since 2010s, many couples opt for an outdoor wedding instead – mostly at parks or beaches. This is increasingly the case in Singapore. In the following article, I have interviewed one of the best local Singapore actual day photographer, Alvin, founder of Grandeur Wedding Studio on this interesting phenomenon that we’re seeing in Singapore right now.
Pik Cam: So what is this interesting phenomenon we’re seeing right now? Is it a ‘Westernization’ of Asian weddings? Or is it something else?
Alvin (Grandeur Wedding Studio): I have to say this is a general trend. As the Internet becomes more proliferate through social media channels such as Facebook or picture heavy Instagram, couples are realizing that an outdoor wedding can be really fun, affordable and looks really good in photographs too. It’s nothing about the westernization of weddings in Singapore.
Pik Cam: Alright, but what do you think is the real reason for outdoor weddings and outdoor pre wedding photography getting more popular then?
Alvin (Grandeur Wedding Studio): I think an outdoor wedding allows for much more creativity. In the past, every couple in Singapore held their weddings in restaurants or hotels and spending a bomb. People also only went for pre wedding studio shoots. Today? Couples finally have a choice and are getting more freedom to choose what they want. I think this is what couples in Singapore always wanted, but never could have had in the past. It’s not a new desire. It’s an old desire that finally got the opportunity to be fulfilled. Good for these couples now! They get lots of choices when it comes to their wedding ceremony, venue, photography etc.
Pik Cam: If a couple were to engage a photographer in Singapore for their wedding ceremony, what are some of the most important advice that you will give to them?
Alvin (Grandeur Wedding Studio): Go for quality. There are couples who really cannot afford to go for a good actual day wedding photographer. However, most couples who make at least $3,000 to $5,000 a month each will be able to easily afford (a once in a lifetime cost) a good actual day wedding photographer in Singapore for only $1,500 to $3,000. There are many amateur photographers advertising their prices for less than $800 or $1,000. My question to them is, if they’re really that good,why would they price it so low? Remember, a photographer is different from others, once he’s booked, he cannot accept other customers during that period of time. Time is very important for a wedding photographer. A great photographer I mean, even the camera costs more than $1,000, will not charge so low for his time.
Pik Cam: True, I guess the most important thing is to look at a photographer’s quality 1st, then prices, and definitely not the other way around…
Alvin (Grandeur Wedding Studio): Yes, that is correct. This is especially the case for actual day photographers, because you cannot repeat the ceremony (at least not without embarrassing yourself). Make sure to pick an experienced studio of photographers who know what they’re doing 😉 hint *my studio*.
Pik Cam: Definitely. Alright that’s all we have for today. Thank you Alvin for taking time out of your busy schedule for this email interview.
Alright! So there you get it. The above is my full email interview with Alvin from Grandeur Wedding Studio on why Singapore couples are increasingly opting for outdoor weddings (as well as outdoor pre wedding photography) and how you should ideally pick your wedding photographer for your actual day ceremony in Singapore. Enjoy the post! Share it if you liked it!!!!