21 Oct Celebrate with Us – Dubai Resumes Wedding Celebrations
As the novel coronavirus pandemic unfolds, ‘big fat weddings’ across the globe have either been put on hold for the time being or rescheduled for either later this year or the beginning of 2021. However, Dubai-ites can now rejoice, as wedding celebrations are back with the new protocols in place.
The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management permitted weddings and social events in Dubai from October 22. The ‘New Normal’ for weddings is different and challenging in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Wedding celebrations will be more intimate with a limited number of guests ensuring all health and safety measures in the post-pandemic era.
The following suggestions and guidelines will help couples plan their big day with new wedding formats and layouts after long periods of isolation.
Large & Open-Air Venues
Keeping in mind the current circumstances, large and well-ventilated venues are preferable that will help maintain physical distancing among guests and fresh air supply.
Each hall is allowed to host a maximum of 200 people; homes and tents are allowed to accommodate a maximum of 30 people, so long as you allow a space of four-square metres per person. Most importantly, the duration of the event should not exceed four hours. All guests need to be screened through contactless temperature checks before entering the wedding venue [through main gates and parking areas].
Well- Spaced Out Seating Arrangement
An increased attentiveness is required for proper seating arrangements at the weddings after Covid-19. A well-thought-out, creative, and adequately sanitized seating arrangement is essential to maintain a safe distance between individuals yet easy to see and communicate with each other.
Guests should avoid sitting face-to-face and maintain a distance of 1.5 metres between each other. There’s a maximum of five guests per table, and tables should be placed two metres apart.
Tweaking Catering Style
Tweaking the catering style is a good idea. Most couples will likely opt for plated meals. Still, if buffet-style service is preferred, precautionary measures like a contactless serving of dishes, smaller food stations with line-marking to maintain six-foot distance between two people, hand-sanitizing wipes usage will be necessary. Caterers will also need to ensure sourcing ingredients from trusted vendors who deliver the stock with utmost cleanliness.
Physical Distancing Norms
Attendees are required to wear face masks at all times and can remove them only when seated at their tables. They should avoid shaking hands, kissing and hugging, and stick to non-physical greetings. People with symptoms such as a cough or fever must refrain from attending, and elderly people and those with chronic conditions should avoid gatherings.
It is important to ensure that all entertainers and crew are COVID-19 symptom-free and all the necessary precautions, measures and checks are in place before performance. Performers and stage speakers can remove masks during the performance on stage, only if they can maintain at least 4m physical distancing measures from guests. Strictly no physical fan/audience interaction.
Now that you know the new reality of weddings, it’s time to stay updated and rethink innovative ways for happy and safe wedding celebrations.
Dubai – The Luxurious Wedding Destination is all set to welcome the couples once again. Untouched natural beauty attracts couples to tie their wedding knot in the city. With a plethora of beautiful wedding venues, it is the perfect hub for destination weddings. The place offers your guests an unforgettable wedding experience, making it an ideal destination for a memorable, rich, and unique wedding.
Let’s celebrate the moment and start planning your big day, incorporating all precautionary measures while keeping the positive, fun spirit intact. Get in touch with us today for a free consultation.