A COVID-19 UPDATE
Hi there & welcome to our new blog page!
It is May 1, 2020 and the NT Government has just announced a roadmap around lifting restrictions for the upcoming months. We want to explore what this means - in practice - for weddings in the NT.
WHAT HAS CHANGED FOR WEDDINGS IN THE NT...
RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED, BUT ...
... until we are corona free nationally and a vaccine is widely available, life will not be back to normal as we once knew it.
We have been in touch with all of our couples planning a wedding in 2020. Those who were planning festivities to take place before July have mostly pulled the trigger and have postponed, giving some certainty and sense of ease that these times will pass and their wedding can take place as planned.
We have asked couples with weddings scheduled beyond July to think about a contingency plan.
WHAT IS CHANGING FROM TODAY ...
As of today, May 1st 2020, the Northern Territory Government has lifted restrictions on self isolation and created a staged approach to continue to lift restrictions over the next month or so.
As part of the Road Map to Our New Normal, weddings can now proceed outdoors with unlimited numbers of guests.
From May 15th, indoor weddings are possible, with a limited 2 hour long reception only.
So what does the Territory's New Normal mean for your wedding…
Images by Kelly Judd
HOW DOES THIS AFFECT YOUR DAY?
Each wedding is different and depending on details and logistics, some may likely be able to go ahead and others not.
Are your most important loved ones present to celebrate your special moment?
If your wedding includes interstate & overseas guests then nothing has really changed and postponing is the best option until we are certain our borders can re-open.
Physical distancing of 1.5m still applies. Therefore you will not be able to hug and kiss your guests.
STAYING SAFE ON YOUR WEDDING DAY
We will need to rethink how we create your day, whilst complying with rules.
This may involve smaller numbers of guests at the reception for a shorter period of time. Making sure any seating arrangements are adequately spaced apart and catering is safe (no shared food, roaming platters, grazing tables).
Elopements & smaller intimate weddings with a few more than the previously restricted five persons are now possible.
This means you can now share your ceremony with your closest friends and family plus have a photographer capture your special moment.
KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH YOU
We are staying in open communication with all our couples. We want them to know that we are here for them and will do everything in our power to create their special day as planned.
Send us an eMail if you want to chat!
Bel & Gabe from Creative Two.