Wedding Vaccination Requirements
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“Are you fully vaxxed?”
It’s not a question you want to be asking family and friends when planning a wedding, but vaccination requirements are upon us and being vaccinated against COVID-19 will be essential for attendance on your big day.
Couples planning a larger scale wedding will need to take steps to ensure their guests and vendors are double vaccinated, otherwise they will not be able to hold their wedding indoors and their number of guests will have to be reduced to a maximum of 10, (plus celebrant and one photographer).
I am a fully vaccinated authorised worker and under government directives, will be obligated to request proof of vaccination to ensure that all marrying couples, their witnesses, and any attendees whether vendors or guests, are also fully vaccinated on the wedding day, unless a medical exemption applies.
See information regarding reasons for a valid medical exemption
Information and advice relating to compliance obligations in Victoria have not been released at this time, so, as usual, we will need to wait for, and abide by Health Department advice at the time of the event.
However, it has been suggested that once the rules do come into effect, the responsibility for policing vaccination will be placed on individuals, as well as registered businesses.
Whilst official advice relating to compliance obligations in Victoria have not been released at this time, the Victorian Government have confirmed that a valid form of evidence of vaccination, or medical exemption, in the form of digital certification will be required to permit attendance to your wedding or event.
Please click here for information on how to obtain your COVID-19 digital certificate
I would highly recommend that you advise any guests/vendors with a medical exemption to ensure they follow the correct steps to obtain a valid exemption by an authorised official.
Please click here for information on how to obtain a valid exemption
Approaching the question of wedding vaccination requirements with your loved ones can be incredibly daunting as it’s such a sensitive and politically charged topic right now, but it’s better to have the conversation before everyone turns up on the day of your event, to avoid any arguments.
Wedding etiquette experts even suggest including an extra box to tick on your RSVP cards to assist with confirming vaccination statuses along with attendances and dietary requirements!
If you’re struggling to find the right words on how to approach the topic, this article might help!
How to ask Family + Friends if they’re Vaccinated
For more information regarding mandatory vaccinations, please visit the following link.
COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Directions
You might also like to view my Covid Safe Weddings page for information on how I implement COVID safe wedding practices on your wedding day.