What is the difference between a ROM and a wedding?
A ROM, or Registration of Marriage, is the legal ceremony that makes you and your partner husband and wife. It is a civil ceremony that is performed by a qualified solemniser, such as a Justice of the Peace or a religious leader.
A wedding, on the other hand, is a celebration of your marriage. It can be a religious or non-religious ceremony, and it can be as simple or as elaborate as you want it to be.
The main difference between a ROM and a wedding is that a ROM is legally required, while a wedding is not. You can get married without having a wedding, but you cannot get married without having a ROM.
Here is a table that summarizes the key differences between a ROM and a wedding:
|Performed by||Qualified solemniser||Anyone|
|Religious or non-religious?||Can be either||Can be either|
|Size and scale||Can be small and simple or large and elaborate||Can be small and simple or large and elaborate|
Whether you choose to have a ROM or a wedding is a personal decision. Some couples choose to have a ROM only, while others choose to have a ROM and a wedding on the same day. Still others choose to have a ROM at one time and a wedding at a later time.
If you are not sure which option is right for you, consider the following factors:
- Budget: ROMs are generally less expensive than weddings.
- Time: ROMs can be arranged quickly and easily, while weddings may take months or even years to plan.
- Personal preferences: Some couples prefer a simple and intimate ceremony, while others prefer a large and elaborate celebration.
Tip: If you are looking for a simple and affordable way to get married, a ROM ceremony is a great option. ROM ceremonies can be performed at the Registry of Marriages or at a location of your choice. We offer a variety of ROM solemnisation packages starting from S$698, which include one wedding gown, one men suit, one bridal makeup and hairdo, and one hour rom wedding photography. Click here to learn more about our ROM solemnisation packages.