How to get Married during COVID-19 Level 2 in NZ

Nothing get’s in the way of love!

The Government has advised, through the COVID-19 website, that Alert Level 2 permits marriages with a maximum of 10 people attending with contact tracing and physical distancing measures still in place. 

I am so excited to know that you can get married under alert level 2: I know that there are some rules and restrictions around this and that they are a bit tricky to get your head around. I have listed below all the information that you need to know as outlined by Jeff Montgomery  Registrar-General to come into place on the 14th May 2020.

Gathering at your home

You can have friends and family over to your home, but gatherings are limited to:

  • up to 10 people, or the people who usually live in your house.
  • for up 2 hours.

Play it safe — keep surfaces clean, wash your hands, and keep the numbers low so you can practice safe distancing.

Gathering outside your home

You can attend gatherings in controlled settings outside of your home. Gatherings include:

  • weddings
  • funerals and tangihanga
  • family events
  • religious services
  • public meetings.

Gatherings must:

  • have no more than 10 people
  • not be longer than 2 hours
  • keep high hygiene standards
  • record attendees to ensure contact tracing can be conducted if necessary.

You can’t participate in any gatherings if you have COVID-19 symptoms or if you need to be in isolation for any reason.

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How will this affect your wedding?

After covering all the above restrictions, you must also take into consideration the way that you are going to set up your ceremony. Talk to your venue operators about their restrictions and methods of working and how this will affect you. When planning your place, don’t be afraid to ask and make sure that all your guests are going to be safe. All your vendors and wedding professionals from your hairdresser to your photographer will all have guidelines and restrictions for their various professions and will be able to advise you on this. 

I promise that I will bring all my experience and care, to deliver a fantastic wedding ceremony with solution-focused inspiration so that we can ensure your marriage is a dream come true in these strange times. Just think what a brilliant story to share with future generations to come and markdown on your family history books!

I will help you to include all those family and friends who are unable to be present in person because of the level 2 restrictions. Ensuring that they are involved in some way,  we could hook up a virtual link to the ceremonial space so that all those who cannot come to your venue will not miss out. 

Together we can make this happen! Head over to my contact page, send me an email or give me a call. Let’s start making plans to make your dream wedding day come true. 

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