How to prepare a shotgun or quick wedding in Singapore (within 3 months)

A shotgun wedding is a wedding that is arranged to avoid embarrassment due to an unplanned pregnancy. If you’re a first-time mum, you could begin developing a baby bump any time between 12 and 16 weeks. That is say you need to get married within 12 weeks or 3 months. Most people plan their wedding at least one year ahead while you have less than 12 weeks to get everything done. It is not entirely impossible by considering the following are key points when it comes to planning a quick wedding.

Step 1: Choose an auspicious date to get married or solemnized. Since time is short, it is likely you will hold the solemnization and wedding banquet on the same wedding date.

Step 2: Book your Solemnization Date

The earliest date which you may solemnize your marriage is 21 days after the date of notice (excluding the day on which you file the notice). For example, if you file your notice on 30 January, the earliest date which you may solemnize your marriage is 21 February.

Step 3: Find a Solemniser

Go to the following guide to find a solemniser that can fit your date and time.

Step 4: Book your bridal package

Remember to tell your coordinator you are expecting a baby before signing to make sure they have gown that are suitable when you a bump on your tummy. Arrange to go for your last fitting a few days before the actual wedding day to make sure you fit.

Step 5: Book your wedding venue

Choose a wedding venue where you can hold your solemnization and wedding banquet together

Step 6: Make a wedding guest list

Try to invite less people or just keep it within the close relatives. The more people you invite the more time you need.

Following are some other important task that you need to prepare before your actual wedding day

  • Buy Wedding Band
  • Prepare for Guo Da Li
  • Prepare for An Chuang
  • Confirm and book your caterer
  • Book your car rental service (Try to include in your bridal package, this include the actual day photographer)
  • Order your invitations and send out your invite
  • Buy your wedding cakes
  • Go for food tasting sessions and decide on your menu
  • Decide on your helpers for your wedding day