Must observe social distancing ok?!
Updates on postponement and new small solemnisation packages for couples looking to get hitched during Phase 2.
From 4th August 2020, more people will be able to attend weddings, wakes and funerals. The Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced that up to 50 people will be allowed to attend wedding ceremonies, including the couple getting married – but excluding the solemnised and vendor staff for the event (that’s us!)
However for marriage solemnisations held at home, at the Registries of Civil and Muslim Marriages building and designated areas at the National Museum of Singapore, the current 10-person limit will remain in place even after the 4th of August 2020.
All other wedding-related activities, such as customary rites and ceremonies, would have to adhere to prevailing limits for general gatherings, which are up to five visitors to a household or groups of five outside the home.
We’ve bundled up Photo & Video to create small solemnisation packages for couples looking to tie the knot during Phase 2.
Planning a wedding is tricky business in itself, let alone during the current situation. Especially for some couples who have to be apart due to travel bans in various countries. I can’t imagine the immense amount of stress and anxiety for couples with weddings scheduled to be held later this year!
Wedding and event vendors like myself have been affected, no doubt. Many freelancers in the creative industry have also had jobs cancelled, and will have to survive the next few months with reduced earnings.
No one knows how the situation will pan out in coming months. With such a dark cloud of uncertainty looming all over us, we’ve decided not to add to that. I always believe that vendors should be offering clients help and support, to alleviate the situation, instead of being another cause of worry.
Hence, we’ve decided on the following:
For couples that have already signed packages with us
Treehouse Weddings (both photo & video) will accept postponements at no additional charge, to available dates till end 2021.
However, do take note of dates to avoid:
10 Oct 2022, 24 Oct 2020
12 Dec 2020, 19 Dec 2020, 24 Dec 2020
01 Jan 2021, 10 Jan 2021
and similar date patterns or “auspicious dates” in 2021
Solemnisation Package prices to be reduced
For couples looking to do a small solemnisation ceremony, we have decided to reduce our small solemnisation packages prices. Photography + Videography for 4 hours will be at $1900 instead (reduced from our usual package price of $2800)
To make most use of the 4 hours, I would recommend heading out to an alternative location for a small outdoor shoot (45mins – 1 hour) since you’ve gotten all dolled up! Of course, we’ll need to be mindful to keep gatherings to a maximum of 50 pax during the ceremony.
I hope these measures and price amendments offer a peace of mind to affected couples. I urge fellow vendors to also offer fair and helpful cancellation/postponement terms and policies.
Singapore has reported its third coronavirus death today, and our total infections have gone over 800 cases. My parents are in their 60s, and I can’t help but get really afraid, especially folks who are taking the situation lightly.
Stay safe and vigilant, not only for your loved ones, but also the people around you. We look forward to amazing weddings, whether big or small. As long as it’s filled with laughter and celebration, we’ll be there!
Sending love, Jach.