Green Light For Interstate Travel Wedding Solemnisation & Pre-Wedding Outdoor Photoshoots
Couples Can Now Travel Interstate For Wedding Solemnisation & Pre-Wedding Photoshoots
It has been a long wait and dilemma for many couples who have planned to tie the knot this 2020. With the effects from the Covid-19 pandemic, Malaysian couples have struggled to plan for their nuptials since the Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia was implemented on March 18. Uncertain of what is going to happen next, a majority of young couples found themselves stuck in the midst of a wedding planning predicament. Some have decided to postpone their weddings until further notice while few have decided to proceed with online ceremonies.
The great news is on June 2, 2020, our Malaysian Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob made an announcement earlier this afternoon that interstate travelling for the purpose of getting married is now permitted alongside with outdoor pre-wedding photoshoot sessions.
“The special ministerial meeting has agreed to allow interstate travel for the purpose of solemnisation of marriage, with permission from the police,” commented Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
Source: The Star Online
In light of this approval, couples intending to travel interstate for the solemnisation of marriage must follow the standard operating procedures (SOP) which includes obtaining police permission before travelling, limiting entrance to only 20 people at the ceremony and practicing social distancing. To take note, wedding receptions are still not allowed to date.
Having said that, Malaysian couples are still encouraged to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by our local National Security Council (NSC) which includes:
Undergoing body temperature screening, wearing face masks and using hand sanitizers
Practice social distancing and avoid direct contact
Limit the number of guests attending the sessions
Guests diagnosed with diabetes, cancer and other non-communicable diseases should be encouraged to stay home
Prohibit guests aged 70 and above as well as children 12 and below who are more vulnerable to the virus from attending the ceremony
Decline entry for guests showing signs of fever, cough, breathing difficulties and flu-like symptoms
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Couples who wish to proceed with their photoshoot sessions are also allowed to do so starting today (Tuesday, June 2) but limited to outdoor settings only for pre-wedding and solemnisation ceremonies. If you’re planning to have an indoor photoshoot or if it is part of your wedding photoshoot package, do not hesitate to re-discuss the terms with your wedding vendor. What is most important is that the both of you will still get to experience what it’s like to be a bride and a groom.
Though things may seem bleak to some in times like these, let us look towards the positive as we fight this pandemic together as Malaysians. It will all be over soon in no time. While making plans during this season, be sure that the both of you communicate well as a couple and always be open to discussing matters with your wedding vendors. Also, be open to making any changes to your wedding plans. What’s most important is that you end up happily planning rather than making a fuss out of circumstances that you cannot change.
Be sure to read up on Bridalgram’s Love Survival Guide For Engaged Couples During This Pandemic! We are sure that you and your partner will be in no time celebrating the best moments of your life together, so hang in there!