Wedding

As part of the Government’s calibrated reopening, the safe management measures for marriage solemnisations and receptions will move back to Phase 3 (Heightened Alert) in 2 steps, from 14 June 2021. The guidelines for places of worship (i.e. Touch Centre) are as follows:

  Step 1: From 14 June 2021 Step 2: From 21 June 2021
Solemnisations
Touch Centre Auditorium

Numbers of Attendees:

  • Up to 50 without pre-event testing (PET)
  • From 51 to 200* with pre-event testing (PET)

Numbers of Attendees:

  • Up to 50 without PET
  • From 51 to 200* with PET for all attendees

*Based on Touch Centre Auditorium’s maximum safe capacity of 200 persons (i.e. 4 zones of 50 persons each)

  • The above limits include the couple, but exclude the licensed Solemniser and any other vendors engaged to provide authorised services for the wedding.
     
  • If the total number of attendees is between 51 to 200, attendees must be split into multiple zones of no more than 50 persons per zone. The zones must be completely separated by a solid physical partition or at least 3-metre physical spacing demarcated by barriers (e.g. cones or ropes).
     
  • The couple should appoint a safe management ambassador to assist in ensuring adherence to the measures.
     
  • The elderly and vulnerable are encouraged to join in via video link to protect them from risk of infection.
     
  • Attendees must have their temperature taken at the entrance. Those with temperature of 37.6°C and above or other symptoms of illness consistent with COVID-19, cold, or flu will not be permitted entry and should seek medical attention. SafeEntry check-in via either the TraceTogether mobile app or a working token is mandatory.

Couples can continue to conduct in-person solemnisations at the Registry of Marriages (ROM) building, places of residence, or venues that have been allowed to reopen and are permitted for use by third-parties (e.g. hotels, places of worship, etc). Wedding receptions will only resume from 21 June 2021 onwards. Hence, between 14 to 20 June 2021, couples are only allowed to hold their solemnisation ceremony, without food or drinks. Attendees should not intermingle before, during, or after the solemnisation or reception.

Listed below are the safe management measures at places of worship and other external venues that have been permitted to reopen:

  • Maximum of 50 attendees without PET or 250 attendees with PET, or the venue’s safe capacity, whichever is lower. The maximum number of attendees includes the couple, but excludes the licensed Solemniser and any other vendors (e.g. interpreter, photographer, etc) engaged to provide authorised services, which should be kept to a minimum.
     
  • Attendees should be grouped as follows:
    1. Wedding party of up to 20 attendees, consisting of the couple, 2 witnesses, immediate family members, and/or close friends
    2. All other guests, who must be in fixed groups of 5 persons
       
  • No intermingling between each group of 5 persons, or with the wedding party. The wedding party and each group of 5 attendees must maintain a 1-metre distance between each other at all times, including for photo-taking. Where guests are seated, these should be fixed.
     
  • For ceremonies held from 21 June 2021, if the reception takes place at the same location and right after the solemnisation, the event (solemnisation and reception) is subject to an overall cap of (a) 50 attendees, with PET for wedding party, or (b) 100 attendees, with PET for all attendees, subject to the safe capacity of the venue, whichever is lower.
     
  • No food or drinks allowed at the solemnisation.
     
  • Live instrumental music (except wind instruments and singing) is allowed for solemnisations, with necessary safe management measures in place.
     
  • The couple must declare the identities and contact details of all attendees, including vendors, to the licensed Solemniser at least 1 day before the solemnisation. The list must also be available on-site on the day of the solemnisation. Click here to download a template.
     
  • With respect to the wearing of face masks or shields, please refer to this table:
    Individual Involved Mask-Wearing Requirements
    Licensed Solemniser
    • Wear either a face mask or shield when conducting the address if on stage and at least 1-metre from others.
    • Wear a face mask during all other times (e.g. waiting before the start of the ceremony, verification of couple’s and witnesses’ identification documents, signing of marriage certificate, etc).
    • Face mask may be removed briefly for photo-taking, but must be put on immediately after.
    Couple
    • Wear either a face mask or shield during the solemnisation.
    • May remove face mask or shield during key moments of the solemnisation (i.e. exchanging of vows and rings, couple’s kiss, march in/out). However, the couple must maintain a 2-metre distance from the rest of the attendees whenever their face masks or shields are removed.
    • Face mask or shield may be removed briefly for photo-taking, but must be put on immediately after.
    Other Guests
    (including witnesses)
    • Wear a face mask at all times.
    • Face mask may be removed briefly for photo-taking, but must be put on immediately after.

While some guidelines have been relaxed, we seek your continued support and understanding to adhere to the measures in ensuring that solemnisations are conducted safely. If the couple does not adhere to the measures above, the licensed Solemniser will refuse to conduct the solemnisation, as per ROM’s instruction.

For further queries, please contact Rev Simon Tan at simon.tan@fcbc.org.sg.

Journey Through Your Wedding Schedule

1) Sign up for our Marriage Preparation Course

Our commitment to see that you enjoy the best of your marriage starts at the very beginning. With expert assistance from TOUCH Community Services (TCS), we run a pre-nuptial Marriage Preparation Course for couples planning to tie the knot. This course has helped many of our couples find greater meaning to their wedding union.

Marriage Preparation Course Part 1 will resume through online weekend classes by end-May 2020. There are 4 sessions for Part 1, and each session is 3 hours long. Each class is limited to 10 couples, on a first-come, first-served basis. Rebate by the Ministry of Social and Family Development is not applicable for these classes.

Signing up is easy.

a) Download the Marriage Preparation Course application form

b) Email the completed form to Vanessa Ong at weddings@fcbc.org.sg

c) Meet Rev Simon Tan for briefing of Wedding Policy

"For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united
to his wife, and they will become one flesh."

Genesis 2:24

2) Reviewing your application and course preparations

Upon receiving your application, our Wedding Services staff will notify you to arrange for a Wedding Policy briefing and to take the Taylor-Johnson Temperamental Analysis (TJTA).

"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."

Ecclesiastes 4:12

3) Finalising your wedding date and venue

Upon completion of your Marriage Preparation Course, your Team Pastor or Marrying Pastor will finalise the wedding date, together with your spouse-to-be and you. By this time, both of you can begin to look for possible venues to host your wedding.

Being a FCBC member, priority is extended to host your big day at Touch Centre (location map). However, as demand at this facility is high, you are highly encouraged to call in regarding its availability for your chosen date as soon as your course completes. Please direct your enquiries to 6424 9400 or weddings@fcbc.org.sg.

Alternatively, you may also choose to host your wedding at Gateway Theatre’s Sky Garden. Details on Gateway Theatre’s exclusive rates for FCBC members can be found here. For more enquiries, contact 6819 0781 or email sales@gateway.sg.

 FCBC Wedding Policy

 FCBC Wedding Flow Chart

 Marriage Preparation Course Application Form

Questions
  • For more information regarding wedding preparations at FCBC, please contact our Wedding Services staff, Vanessa Ong, at weddings@fcbc.org.sg
  • You may also visit the ROM website for more information

To find out more about getting married at FCBC, please contact Rev Simon Tan at simon.tan@fcbc.org.sg.

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