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Weddings in the time of COVID-19 – Update

A tiny wedding by the water
A recent five-people-only wedding, of a lovely couple, Sandra and Keith, by the water at Point Clare

This is an important update to my previous post.

It’s still possible to get married while government restrictions on public gatherings apply. As stated on the NSW Health Department website: From Monday 1 June 2020, “In addition to the couple, the people conducting or assisting in the conduct of the wedding, a photographer, videographer, and up to 20 guests (including adults and children) may attend a wedding.” This means a maximum of 23 people altogether, or a maximum of 25 if there is a photographer and a videographer.

Weddings in the time of COVID-19

A tiny wedding by the water
A recent five-people-only wedding, of a lovely couple, Sandra and Keith, by the water at Point Clare

Yes, it’s still possible to get married while government restrictions on public gatherings apply. Although the law now limits most indoor and outdoor non-essential gatherings to two people, there is an exception for weddings: On the Australian Department of Health website, it states:
“Weddings can be conducted with no more than 5 people, including the couple, the celebrant and the witnesses.”

So, what this means is that, if you can’t wait until these restrictions are limited, you can only have TWO GUESTS at your wedding, and these will be your witnesses.