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May 2020

Wedding Vendors Offer Flexible Terms Amidst COVID-19

COVID-19 might have disrupted your plans, but don’t let it stop you from getting married.

Getting married to the love of your life has been a dream most brides have been waiting to fulfill since they were little girls, but the emergence of a global pandemic has made it harder than usual for this dream to come true for this and possibly next year’s brides. Stringent measures to tackle COVID-19 have been introduced all over the world, including air travel restrictions, quarantines and lockdowns, resulting in a major disruption of daily life. Singapore is no different. A Circuit Breaker has been implemented since the start of April to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Due to the stringent measures in place, many couples whose weddings were planned for the first half of the year have been forced to postpone or cancel their once-in-a-lifetime celebration. However, some couples encountered problems as they tried to work out the terms of postponement or cancellation with their vendors who were also coming to terms with the new set of measures at the same time.

Social distancing measures also meant that couples could not solemnise their marriage at the Registry of Marriages or elsewhere, leaving some disappointed. Couples who are currently planning their wedding for the later half of the year and next year are also unsure if they should proceed with their plans or not with the uncertainty of when measures would be relaxed or how long COVID-19 will last looming above their heads.

Virtual Solemnisations and Other Initiatives to help couples continue their wedding plans

Aware of the frustration, disappointment and difficulties that affected couples are facing, the government and independent wedding vendors have offered a helping hand to these couples to ease their concerns. Couples who wish or need to be married during the Circuit Breaker period can now do so remotely via a live video links, set to be implemented in the later part of May 2020.

Some wedding vendors, including bridal boutiques, photographers and venues, have also stepped forward with initiatives to help affected couples by offering waivers of postponement or cancellation fees and longer validity dates for new sign-ups. For your convenience, we’ve gathered the vendors who are offering help to affected couples and placed them in a list so you can browse through them easily to find the help you need.

    1. Amanda Lee Weddings

      Fall/Winter 2020 Wedding Gowns Trend Report

      Existing couples whose weddings are affected by COVID-19 are allowed to hold on to their packages until the end of 2021 without any penalties or postponement fees incurred. New couples can consider purchasing the online E-gift card that is valid until 31 December 2021.

    2. Artisanal Flair

      Existing brides are offered the flexibility of rescheduling their wedding date up to two years from the date of their initial intended wedding date. Rescheduling is subjected to our partner vendors’ (such as photographer and makeup artist) availability for wedding packages.

      For new brides, we are offering Artisanal Flair Care cards during the Circuit Breaker period to help brides save on their wedding gown.

    3. Bridefully Yours

      Couples are allowed a one-time postponement of their service date to any date before 31 December 2021 without any additional fees or top-ups, even if prices are revised next year.

    4. Chijmes Hall Singapore

      Couples are able to submit an enquiry and arrange for a virtual site visit and meeting with Watabe Wedding Singapore’s planners during the Circuit Breaker period. There is also an ongoing wedding promotion couples can enjoy.

    5. Everitt Weddings

      Existing couples who have signed up for a Signature plan are allowed to postpone their wedding date up to one year from their original wedding date. New couples who wish to engage Everitt Weddings but face a reduced wedding budget can opt for the Virtual Wedding Planner service.

    6. Insprimo Photography

      Couples can enjoy a waiver of postponement fees, subject to the photographer’s availability, before 31 December 2021. In the even that he is not available on the selected date, the deposit will be refunded.

    7. Iriswave

      Couples can postpone their packages, subject to their availability.

    8. Jawn Happy.Ever.After

      Fall/Winter 2020 Wedding Gowns Trend Report

      For all couples who signed up by September 2020, there will be no additional surcharge for postponing the wedding from now until 31 December 2021. There is also an ongoing wedding promotion for couples who wish to engage them.

    9. JW Marriott Singapore South Beach

      Samantha and Dwayne’s Magical JW Marriott Wedding by Pixioo

      Couples are allowed to extend their booking up to 12 months from the original date, as well as an extension to the deposit payment. There is also an ongoing wedding promotion that has been extended to 31 May 2020, for couples who wish to wed at the venue.

    10. La Belle Couture

      Fall/Winter 2020 Wedding Gowns Trend Report

      Couples are allowed to postpone their wedding at no additional charge. In the event of a cancellation, the deposit paid will be non-refundable and can be changed to credits to redeem for other services available at the boutique, such as a family photoshoot.

      For both new and existing customers, the package validity will remain at three years from the date the package was signed for. Any extension of the validity period will be considered a special request and reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

      For any new packages signed during this period, requests to lower the deposit amount can be discussed and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

    11. Liz Florals

      Modern Elegance in Black and Mauve at The Alkaff Mansion Wedding Styled Shoot by Annabel Law Productions

      Couples can postpone their weddings to any date before 31 December 2021 at no additional cost if they give at least four weeks’ notice before their original wedding date. If you wish to postpone your wedding but your original wedding date does not fall within the stipulated period above, please contact us for a discussion and we will review your request on a case-by-case basis.

      In the event of unavailability, the deposit paid can be used as store credits for other flower orders, such as gift bouquets and workshops, by 31 December 2020, subject to availability. If you do not wish to exercise the store credits option, 50% of your deposit will be refunded.

      For couples whose initial order is above $500 and now wish to reduce the quantity of items ordered, you may do so at no additional charge as long as it is not lower than the deposit paid. If the flowers have already been ordered and flower items made, there is no refund due to supply & labour costs incurred.

    12. Luna Bianca

      Fall/Winter 2020 Wedding Gowns Trend Report

      Couples who have an existing wedding booking with Luna Bianca that is affected by COVID-19 can postpone their wedding at no additional fee until the end of 2021. For new couples, a free Zoom consultation is available for you to speak with their consultants about wedding planning and the discounts they are offering during this period of time when you WhatsApp them at 8114 2888.

    13. Makeup Entourage

      Couples are allowed to postpone the usage of their package to a later date without any fees incurred. There will also not be any adjustment of balance (top-ups or refunds) in the event that the original makeup artist promised in the package is not available on their chosen date.

    14. Oasia Hotel Novena

      For new bookings, couples are allowed to postpone their weddings due to COVID-19 until 31 March 2021. There is also an ongoing wedding promotion for couples who wish to wed at the venue.

    15. OneThreeOneFour

      Kryz Uy and Slater Young’s Stunning New Zealand Pre-Wedding with OneThreeOneFour

      Couples are allowed to reschedule their photoshoot date any time from now until 30 June 2021, subject to availability. On top of that, couples are allowed to change their photoshoot destination and package. The amount they paid for the original package will be refunded as credits to be used to purchase other packages or services. A top-up is required if you choose a higher-value package, but no refund will be given for the difference in amount if you choose a lower-value package.

    16. Our Wedding Story

      Couples who wish to book their wedding during this period can enjoy promotional rates. There will also be no extra charge for a change of wedding date due to COVID-19 restrictions from now until 31 December 2021.

    17. PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road

      Couples whose weddings are in 2020 and are affected by COVID-19 may postpone their weddings to any other available date in 2020 or 2021 at no additional cost. They are strongly advised to do so early in order to secure the dates that they want. For booking of weddings on auspicious dates, an additional $80++ per table applies.

    18. Rendezvous Hotel Singapore at Bras Basah

      For weddings in 2020, a one-time postponement from now until 31 December 2021 is allowed at no additional cost. For weddings in 2021, a one-time postponement within the same year is allowed at no additional cost. In the event of a cancellation, 10-80% of the total estimated revenue will be charged depending on the length of notice served.

    19. Singapore Flyer

      Couples whose bookings are affected by COVID-19 measures may postpone of cancel their weddings for up to a year at no additional costs. For new bookings, more flexible arrangements will be offered.

    20. Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort and Spa

      Trixie and Steve’s Ethereal Wedding at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort and Spa by Andri Tei Photography

      Existing wedding bookings are allowed a postponement to a later date in 2020 or 2021 with no change in price or perks offered. In the event of a cancellation, a full refund minus any cost or expenses incurred by the hotel (such as the cost of a food tasting session) will be given. Couples who wish to downsize their bookings may do so without any penalty or change in venue.

      For new wedding bookings, couples will be offered flexibility in the terms in the event of a cancellation due to COVID-19. Flexibility in customisation of their packages is also offered and will be reviewed with the hotel’s planners.

    21. TheLittleBrush Makeup

      A one-time change of date at no additional costs will be allowed. In the event that Jovie is not available on the new date, then the deposit paid will be forfeited.

    22. Tung Lok Signatures

      Couples are allowed to postpone their wedding until the end of 2021 with no penalty.

    23. Village Hotel Changi and Village Hotel Katong

      Aileen and Juluies’ Poolside Village Hotel Changi Wedding Solemnisation by Natalie Wong Photography

      For confirmed wedding bookings up to 30 June 2020, flexi-postponement and cancellation policies are offered at no additional cost and full refund given. For weddings held on and after 1 July 2020, a postponement is recommended. In the event of a cancellation, the request will be subjected to MOH’s advisory and the management’s approval, and a full refund will be given if cancellation is granted.

    Credits: Feature image from Soh Fia and Joshua’s Charming Wedding at Furama Waterfront and CHIJMES Hall by Colossal Weddings.

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Wedding Vendors Offer Flexible Terms Amidst COVID-19