Sharenya & Dilip
We did our Engagement & Parisam May 18 2019 at Foo Chow Building. This year we got married. We had our weddings in both our cultures. Dilip is a Catholic hence we held our Church wedding(ROM) + reception on 22/2/2020. Wedding at St. Francis of Assisi followed by dinner reception at Suntec City Convention Centre. & since Sharenya is a Hindu, we held our traditional wedding on 21/3/2020 at Thendayuthapani Temple, Tank Road.
Couple name: Sharenya & Dilip
Question: What was the most memorable part of your wedding?
Answer: Our 2nd walk-in at our reception with our family & close friends was very memorable. We didn't have much time to practice but our friends & family didn't complain about the time constraint & cooperated well with us.
Q: What were the biggest challenges planning your wedding? Or at the actual wedding?
A: Since we had 2 weddings, church & temple wedding, we had so many things to do. Juggling with work & planning for both our events were a big challenge to us. & not to forget the biggest challenge, COVID-19. Our Church wedding was held on the 22/2 & the precautionary measures of temperature taking & contact tracing were implemented. We had to make sure that our guests co-operated with the implementation. & during our temple wedding on the 21/3, there was an additional precautionary measure of not more than 250 pax during a function. But we had a guestlist of more than 600 pax. So we had to get some of our family & friends to take count of the number of pax, & allow the entry through batches. This was the most HECTIC part. But all went smoothly.
Q:How did your overcome the challenges?
A: Definitely with the help of our families & our beloved friends. Our cousins even created a QR code for our guests to input their details to make the process even faster & smoother.
Q: What was something you wish was done better?
Q: Was there something unique or special you added to your wedding?
A: Yes, our 2nd outfit for our reception was an unique idea. Dilip liked the green coat when he first saw it, & so I bought the same cloth & sew a long jacket to be similar to his. The black dress I wore was also stitched by our tailor. The most special thing is when our family surprised us with the guest appearance of PU4LYF artists. Sheezay, Santhesh, Siddharth & Rabbit Mac. They knew that Dilip and I always enjoyed their music. These guys made our reception so memorable. The Huge Screen @ Suntec City with our photoshoot photos. The groom surprised the bride with a frame with the photos of her late parents & grandparents right in front of the manavarai. It meant so much to everyone.