Much like other aspects of our daily lives, weddings too, have taken a hit by the coronavirus. For many couples who have already experienced upset and postponements, the additional pressure of ensuring their wedding is compliant with current regulations, has made it harder to feel excited about the big day they once envisioned. If you are in the midst of planning a wedding, here’s a guide to help you navigate and plan a wedding during Covid.
Current regulations for weddings in Singapore
(updated as of 19 May)
Still unsure about the current regulations put in place for weddings? You can find out more on the GoBusiness website. But here are some of the main points to take note of:
- From now to June 13, wedding receptions will no longer be allowed.
- Solemnisation may continue for up to 100 participants (with pre-event testing); and 50 (without pre-event testing).
- Guests who have successfully completed the COVID-19 vaccination (i.e. 14 days have passed since the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccination) are exempted from pre-event testing.
- For solemnisation held in a place of residence or at the ROM/M Building, the maximum number of attendees will continue to be kept at 10 persons. This includes the marriage couple but excludes the solemniser and vendors engaged to provide authorised services for the solemnisation.
- Pre-event testing is not required for vendors or solemniser unless they are also guests of the solemnisation
- The marriage couple and all other attendees must have their masks on throughout the entire solemnisation process. Face shields are allowed for the bride and groom.
With so much still unknown about what is to come, it’s natural to have a million of “what-ifs”. That being said, don’t let that take away the joy that comes with wedding planning. For this reason, we say bear in mind the above, and consider the below as you continue to plan amid the pandemic.