Party checklist: Food, drinks - and a security guard

More people are hiring security guards for weddings, funeral wakes and private parties

Mr Tejdeep Singh (centre), managing director of Deep Security Services, with Ms Manjit Kaur (director) and Mr Tarandeep Singh (operations). The firm has covered six weddings since 2017.
Mr Tejdeep Singh (centre), managing director of Deep Security Services, with Ms Manjit Kaur (director) and Mr Tarandeep Singh (operations). The firm has covered six weddings since 2017. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG
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When polytechnic student Ryan Koh and his friends hosted a Halloween party last October, they made sure they had all the usual items down pat - food, drinks and decor.

They also set aside part of their budget for one more thing - to hire a security officer to stand at the door.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 21, 2019, with the headline Party checklist: Food, drinks - and a security guard. Subscribe