In the list of things a Goody Feed writer will never experience is spending S$1.4 million dollars on something just because.
In the list of things a Goody Feed writer will do is fantasise what being rich is like, and what it will feel like to slap money at everybody’s and my fat boss’s face.
(To be honest, being slapped by money probably feels good.)
I have to admit, I don’t know much about weddings and their costs. My dream wedding would include signing the contract and continuing on with our daily lives because weddings are just a scam created by marketers in the wedding industry. (sorry, gals)
But to some people, money isn’t really a concern, but a number on the phone screen.
That S$1.4 million I mentioned earlier? That’s the amount of money couple Rachel Wee and Ken Chen spent on their wedding.
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It’s centred around Mermaids
No, that Channel 5 at the corner of the picture isn’t the Singapore one, but the British one.
The wedding reception was held at the Carlton Hotel Singapore.
A dinner table would cost at least S$1,328 according to website Value Champion. They have about 600 guests.
People have different dreams, and while some people prefer to be a writer so well known they can sit in their underwear for work, for Rachel it is to be a mermaid.
“I’ve always wanted to be a mermaid so why not on my wedding day?”
I’m not going to lie, that’s a magnificent dream.
Myself, my real dream is to become a Gundam and not a writer, but I wouldn’t have the balls (or money) to spend S$5,254 on just a 5-second show like this one:
That’s her grand entrance popping out of a giant clam. There’s also the building of an aquarium just for the sake of taking photos.
There’s also a segment where Rachel’s dad dressed as Neptune as part of the wedding and other dance routines.
You can find a longer video of the wedding here.
For 5 second shows, it’s S$5,000. So what about something that lasts for the entire event, like the wedding dress?
Yeah, that. There are 6,000 Swarovski crystals on it. There’s no mention for what kind of crystals, but let’s just say that saving expenses aren’t part of the plan.
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Guess Who’s The Bride
If you’re like me, who walks around malls leeching free air-con in my army singlet and shorts, you’ll be seeing the hairdressing salon, Jean Yip, quite a bit.
So to me, Jean Yip looks like that salon I don’t see anybody walking in and out of. But in truth, the brand is filthy rich.
Jean Yip also happens to be the mother of the bride.
So that 6,000 Swarovski crystal on the wedding dress is just a number they settled on, but Jean Yip wanted a lot more than that.
The wedding cake had 4 layers, but the mother wanted 5. Mind you, these are just details we can find, so there’s probably a lot more that isn’t publicly stated.
Among the scenes not shown, there are also Gate Crashing Ceremony, a Chinese Tea Ceremony, five outfit changes, and expensive cars.
This is still small fry in the list of big weddings
But if you watched Crazy Rich Asians, you would probably know that the wedding in the movie cost S$40 million.
So a little search shows that S$1.4 million might be close, but it doesn’t really hit the top 10 lists of “Top 10 biggest weddings” or “Most Expensive Weddings“. Perhaps the real reasons Jean Yip kept pushing for a bigger wedding was to make these lists.
And if you want to watch more of these ridiculous weddings, you can watch the actual show Crazy Rich Asian Weddings on the British Channel 5, where there are other expensive weddings like an epic Hollywood style party with 3000 guests.
Oh yeah, it’s also kind of hilarious that people still mistake Singapore as being part of China.
But maybe we should just let it be and just say that Singapore is in a very secretive location.
After all, it would be quite a pain to deny and correct all the foreign friends claiming Singaporeans are rich now.