Wedding

From 4 August 2020, the government has revised the guidelines for marriage solemnisations in Phase 2.

1. Couples can conduct in-person solemnisations at the following venues:

  • Registry of Marriages (ROM) building or venue designated for ROM’s use
  • Place of residence
  • Venues that have been allowed to reopen and are permitted for use by third-parties (e.g. restaurants, hotels, places of worship, etc)

2. The table below provides guidelines/restrictions for marriage solemnisations and related activities:

Venue Marriage Solemnisation Safe Management Measures for Solemnisation Reception and Cultural Rites (not part of Solemnisation)*
ROM building or venue designated for ROM’s use Limited to 10 persons, excluding Solemniser and minimal number of vendors Use of face masks/shields
  • Bride and groom may wear face shields instead of masks, and can be unmasked for key moments (e.g. exchanging vows, rings, kiss) as long as they maintain a safe distance of 2-metres from others when unmasked.
  • Masks may be momentarily removed for photo-taking.

Ensuring adherence to safe management measures

  • Solemniser may postpone solemnisation if safe management measures are not adhered to before/during solemnisation.
  • Couple to ensure adherence to safe management measures.
Not permitted
Place of Residence Limited to 10 persons, excluding Solemniser and minimal number of vendors Use of face masks/shields
  • Bride and groom may wear face shields instead of masks, and can be unmasked for key moments (e.g. exchanging vows, rings, kiss) as long as they maintain a safe distance of 2-metres from others when unmasked.
  • Masks may be momentarily removed for photo-taking.

Ensuring adherence to safe management measures

  • Couple to declare guest and vendor list to the Solemniser at least 1 day before solemnisation.
  • Solemniser may postpone solemnisation if safe management measures are not adhered to before/during solemnisation.
  • Couple and home owner/occupants to ensure adherence to safe management measures.
If couple and attendees choose to have a meal or perform cultural rites before/after solemnisation, they must abide by prevailing guidelines for home visitations.

Couple is responsible for safe management measures beyond solemnisation.

*Couple and venue owner/operator must comply with prevailing safe management measures. Please seek advice from the relevant authorities for any queries.

3. As per the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth’s advisory on 2 August 2020, places of worship may continue to conduct marriage solemnisations. From 4 August 2020, solemnisations can involve up to 50 persons (excluding the Solemniser and a minimal group of religious and supporting workers).

  • Persons attending the solemnisation must maintain a 1-metre safe distance between groups, with each group made up of not more than 5 persons.
  • Attendees must leave the place of worship immediately after the event. There must not be any reception with food and drinks, or wedding celebrations that are not essential religious rites.

4. To facilitate contact tracing, the couple must declare details of all attending guests and their contact details to the Solemniser at least 1 day before solemnisation.

5. For the safety of the vulnerable and elderly, they are encouraged to join in via video link, rather than in-person, to minimise their risk of infection.

6. The couple is strongly encouraged to check the latest Ministry of Health advisory on prevailing safe management measures at this link: https://covid.gobusiness.gov.sg/safemanagement/sector

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 complete form vanessa.ong@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 contact us.

 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
  • 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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