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From 22 November 2021 onwards, Safe Management Measures (SMMs) for solemnizations and wedding receptions are as summarised below.
For in-person solemnizations, the following limits continue to apply:
  • For solemnizations in the ROM/M Building: max of 10 attendees (including the Bride and Groom).
  • For solemnizations in a place of residence: max of 10 attendees or 5 visitors, whichever is higher (this includes the wedding couple but excludes the Solemnizer and vendors engaged to provide authorised services for the solemnization.)
  • For solemnizations at external venues, including places of worship: please refer to table below, or the safe capacity of the venue, whichever is lower.
Marriage Solemnizations Held in Other Venues
(no food or drinks allowed)
No. of Attendees
(including Bride and Groom)
No. of Attendees
(including Bride and Groom)
From 22 November 2021 onwards Up to 50 attendees,
no Vaccination-Differentiated
SMMs (VDS) requirement);
Group size up to 5 attendees
51-1,000 attendees,
with VDS requirement*;
Group size up to 5 attendees
*Note: Where VDS is required, it means that checks must be implemented to ensure that every attendee a) has a valid PET negative test result; or b) is fully vaccinated i.e. has received the appropriate regimen of World Health Organisation's Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) vaccines including their respective duration post-vaccination for the vaccine to be fully effective, and had their vaccination records ingested in MOH's national IT systems; or c) has recovered from COVID-19 with a valid PET exemption notice for the duration of the event; or d) is a child aged 12 years or below; or e) is certified as medically ineligible (with effect form 1 December 2021).
These limits include the couple, but exclude the Licensed Solemnizer, the interpreter (if required), and vendors who must be kept to the minimum. You will need to comply with all other SMMs for your solemnization.
Weddings receptions are allowed with the following limits:
  • For wedding receptions at external venues: max of 250 attendees with VDS requirement, or the safe capacity of the venue, whichever is lower, with group size of up to 5 attendees.
  • No wedding receptions in the ROM/M Building or in a place of residence or in a place of worship will be allowed.
Children aged 12 years and below (i.e. born in and after 2009), who are currently not eligible for vaccinations under the National Vaccination Programme, must not make up more than 20% of the overall attendees. This applies to marriage solemnizations with more than 50 attendees or wedding receptions (regardless of the number of attendees). These children seated within the groups of 5 attendees must be from the same household.
For solemnizations held outside of the ROM/M Building, please submit your attendee list to your Licensed Solemnizer at least one day before your solemnization. The attendee list must also be made available on site for both wedding solemnization and receptions:
The bride and groom must use either face masks or face shields throughout the solemnization ceremony. They may remove their masks or face shields for key moments of the solemnization, which includes the exchanging of vows and rings, kiss between the couple, and during march-ins/outs. However, the bride and groom must maintain a 2 metres distance from the rest of the attendees of the solemnization whenever masks or face shields have been removed. All other attendees must wear their masks throughout the solemnization. Masks may be removed momentarily for photo-taking and must be worn immediately after photos are taken.
Up to 10 individuals are allowed to unmask when engaged in public speaking for solemnizations in external venues (i.e. in venues excluding place of residence and the ROM/M building), as well as for wedding receptions, while maintaining a distance of at least 2 meters from the audience. The unmasked individuals must maintain a distance of at least 1 meter from each other unless the individuals are members of the wedding party.
The following special provisions for weddings will take effect from 22 November 2021, subject to safe distancing measures (i.e. maintain a safe distance of 2 meters from the audience):
Special Provisions Event Applicable to Masked/ Unmasked
(i) Unmasked throughout the event Marriage solemnization (excluding ROM/M building) and wedding reception Bride and groom only Unmasked
(ii) Dancing Wedding reception only Bride and groom only May unmasked
(iii) Singing Marriage solemnization (external venues only) and wedding receptions Up to 10 individuals from the wedding party May unmasked
The wedding couple and the 10 individuals from wedding party are required to (i) undergo an Antigen Rapid Test (ART) minimally supervised by the venue operator (either in person or virtually); or (ii) have a valid PET within 24 hours prior to the end of the event, to enjoy provisions (i), (ii) and (iii).
Please refer to the following for more information:
Marriage Processes via Video Link
To be eligible for verification of documents & statutory declaration (VD/SD) via video link, you will need to meet the following criteria:

bullet point Both bride and groom must be Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents
bullet point Must only have Singapore-issued documents (e.g. NRIC, divorce certificate (if applicable), or death certificate of ex-spouse (if applicable)). We will not be able to verify foreign documents (e.g. passports) via video link
bullet point Both the bride and groom must be physically in Singapore
bullet point Both the bride and groom must be aged 21 and above at the point of solemnization
bullet point Have a valid notice of marriage filed at least 21 days before your intended date of solemnization
To be eligible for solemnization via video link, you will need to meet the following criteria:
bullet point At least one party must be a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
bullet point The bride, groom and the 2 witnesses must be physically in Singapore
bullet point Both the bride and groom must be aged 21 and above at the point of solemnization
bullet point Have a valid notice of marriage filed at least 21 days before your intended date of solemnization
For more details on the requirements and processes, please refer to the attached guide.
View calendar to see when you should file your notice for your desired solemnization date.
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Registering Your Marriage at ROM
Remember to give at least 21 day notice of your intended marriage (  File notice of marriage )
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For Minors (Below 21 years of age), click here for more information.

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Latest Safe Management Measures (SMMs)
For the latest SMMs on marriage solemnization and wedding reception (wef 22 November 2021), click on “More”.
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Removal of VDS Concession for Voluntarily Unvaccinated Individuals
From 1 January 2022, only fully vaccinated, recovered, or medically ineligible individuals, or children aged 12 years and below will be allowed to enter settings where VDS is implemented (e.g. marriage solemnization and wedding reception).
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In view of the current COVID-19 situation, please access our e-services instead of visiting our office to minimise your time spent in public places. If you need to reschedule your pre-arranged appointment, you can call us at 6338 7808 for our review. Rest assured that you will continue to receive quality service through our e-services.
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Reminder for Couples
Give notice to ROM of your intended marriage early. Remember to give at least 21 days notice prior to your intended marriage (excluding the date of filing of notice). File your Notice of Marriage via the Services tab on this website.
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Last updated: 22 November 2021
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