It’s all fun and games till someone loses the groom.
Getting married might be all about planning for a loving future together, but on the big day itself, one thing always stands in the way of wedding bliss – the bridesmaids, literally.
A Chinese tradition that’s meant to show how devoted a groom can be to his future bride, the gatecrashing ceremony usually leaves the groom and his groomsmen at the mercy of the bridesmaids who can make them do everything from feats of strengths to eating weird things, all in the name of love.
the ang pao!
Gatecrashing customs in Singapore can be a lot of fun, but there have been cases where things went a little too far. Given it’s the first thing that happens on the wedding day, it’s important to set the right tone and not get too carried away with making the boys do stuff that might incapacitate them (especially the groom) for the rest of the day.
Challenges usually include
eating something sweet,
sour, spicy and bitter.
Cindy Leong, wedding planner and relationship coach of Relationship Studio, says: “It has to be managed right, so everyone knows the expectations and boundaries beforehand. For example, no taking off of clothes, no humiliating activities, nothing too sweaty or too dirty.” She stresses the importance for couples to discuss this ahead of time (after all, communication is pretty important in a relationship).
Ultimately, it’s the bride who sets the tone of the day, letting her bridesmaids know if the groom can’t eat certain foods, or if he gets really sweaty out in the sun. Everyone should be conscious that while it’s all fun and games, there’s a wedding at stake!