Marriage solemnisations can involve up to 100 persons, or up to the safe capacity of the venue, whichever is lower. Where there are more than 50 persons, attendees must be split into multiple zones of up to 50 persons. These limits exclude the licensed solemniser, the interpreter (if required), and any other vendors who are allowed to resume business for your solemnisation. Solemnisation via video link remains an option for couples.
The following are the safe management measures required for solemnisations held in Phase 3, from 28 December 2020 onwards:
1. Couples need to provide their attendee list to the licensed solemniser at least 1 day before the solemnisation.
2. Zone Grouping
- The maximum number of attendees in each zone must not exceed 50 persons.
- All attendees, including the bride and groom, and the wedding party, must only be assigned to 1 zone each. Entering an unassigned zone is not permitted, except for the bride and groom who may do so briefly (e.g., for photo-taking).
- Zones must be completely separated by either a physical solid partition (at least 1.8m high from wall to wall), or at least 3m physical spacing demarcated by continuous physical barriers.
- There must be either separate entrance/exit points or staggered entrance/exit timings to prevent attendees from different zones from mixing with one another.
- Where possible, service staff should be designated to specific zones and avoid mixing with staff who are serving other zones.
3. Interaction between Groups
- Attendees consist of:
- Wedding party of up to 20 persons (including bride and groom, and 2 witnesses)
- Remaining guests, split into fixed groups of up to 8 persons each, with no intermingling between groups. This also applies within each zone and time slot.
- At least 1m safe distance must be observed between groups, as well as between the wedding party and other groups, at all times.
- Seating must be fixed with no free-standing activities or interactions between groups.
- The wedding party may interact with one another, however they must not mingle with other attendees outside of the party.
4. Use of Face Masks/Shields
- The bride and groom may wear face shields instead of face masks, and can remove their face shields/masks for key moments (e.g., exchanging of vows, rings, kiss, march in/out).
- The bride and groom must maintain a 2m safe distance from others when unmasked.
- All other attendees must wear face masks in accordance with the prevailing national policy.
- Masks may be momentarily removed for photo-taking.
5. Other Guidelines
- Food and beverages are not allowed at solemnisations.
- Live instrumental music, with the exception of wind instruments, is allowed at indoor solemnisations.
- Live performances, including live instrumental music, or activities involving singing or loud talking/shouting are not allowed at receptions.
- Venues hosting multiple events concurrently must put in place measures to ensure no intermingling between events.
- Couples 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.
6. Attendance Control and Contact Tracing
- Couples are to declare their attendee and vendor list, sorted by zone, to the licensed solemniser at least 1 day before the solemnisation. This list must be made available on-site for verification.
- Venue owner/organiser must take the temperature of all attendees and turn away those who are unwell.
- All guests must check-in using SafeEntry for attendance tracking. The venue owner/organizer should have a unique QR code for the event space.
- All guests must download and activate TraceTogether before attending the event.
7. Helpful Links
- https://covid.gobusiness.gov.sg/safemanagement/sector (under Marriage Solemnisations and Receptions)
For further queries, please contact Rev Simon Tan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 complete form email@example.com
c) Meet Rev Simon Tan for briefing of Wedding Policy
"For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united
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.
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 contact us.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For more information regarding wedding preparations at FCBC, please contact our Wedding Services staff, Vanessa Ong
- 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 email@example.com.