Have you heard the news?! As of 11:59pm on Tuesday, 12 May 2020 new Victorian Government restrictions have been put into place regarding COVID-19 weddings.

Of course, we should all still be following best social distancing and personal hygiene practices as the threat isn’t over, but these new eased restrictions will definitely help the wedding industry get back on its feet. It’s also a great step in the right direction for other industries, and quite frankly, the world.

What does this mean for your wedding during the COVID-19 period?

Essentially you can now have gatherings (including weddings) of up to 10 people – along with those required to run the facilities.  The four-square metre rule still applies in these settings. So, you are allowed to be a witness or a guest at a wedding, noting that the maximum permitted number of people is 10 plus the celebrant and couple.

What else do you need to know?

If you are hosting a COVID-19 wedding, you must keep a record of the people who have attended (I assume you would have a guest list anyway!) You should also ensure appropriate physical distancing by keeping at least 1.5 metres between you and others and practice good hygiene. 

This easing of restrictions means you can have your nearest and dearest with you as you say ‘I do’, and party with the rest of your crew at another time in the near future.

Are you still unsure if you should postpone your wedding due to COVID-19 and it’s restrictions? Read more here.

I also want to mention that the most important point here is that we want to continue to keep you and your loved ones safe. We all need to play out part in that and abide by the restrictions and laws that have been put in place.

More information can be found on the Department of Health and Human Services website