Oct 7, 2008


Since I, myself is in entertainment line for almost 16 years and most of my past functions are weddings that's why I have the thought for this blog. Of course, this is the column to share advice and suggestion for brides and grooms to have a memorable wedding reception and dinner.( I don't dare to say "perfect" wedding as some of my client did, cos sure something will go wrong and the"perfect" word became jinx -opps! not really that drastic la just joking! )

I have come across three client that I have quoted them my pricing but they called me back telling that the dinner venue provider will give them their in house musician performing for
FREE in their wedding dinner package. Well, I can't force them of course. FREE. I can't perform for FREE. Then, their wedding dinner passed and they called me back to tell me how regret they are.

1st:- The performance is only for about
20-45 minutes that left other gab empty and bored the friends and relatives.
2nd:- The selection of songs- imagine they sing sad lyric songs in a Chinese wedding.Why? easy because they are foreigners how do they understand bout Chinese custom?
3rd:- They perform this during their
break from other outlets, so they barge into the ballroom while the host ,bride and groom and in laws doing "Toasting ceremony" on the stage while the musicians are busy setting up their instruments,running cables saying " excuse, excuse" and better of all sound checking while you are there yelling " YUM SING" ( Uhh! Sound check 1,2 1,2,)

Hearing this from my regret clients, I have to let all bride and groom to be: "BEWARE" nothing is good and is
FREE.The venue provider actually has few options for you as complimentary:-a) singers and musicians, b) Free usage of projector and screen for your slide shows, c) Complimentary reserved tables for dinner reception

Why not just take item c, for you can invite more friends and relatives to be at your dinner so the ang pow that you recieved can cover for your professional musician fees. hee hee.

Of course, if you have friends offering you to sing at your wedding dinner, please make sure you know how well they sing and the song lyric has no sad meaning ( if you don't mind about the lyric then you can relax on this matter of course ). Still I don't think is good to stress out your friend ( she or he give ang pow leh ) so let the professional musician do their job.Anyway this a once in a lifetime event.

http://beanpro57.webs.com         any9657@gmail.com