Category: Wedding Checklist

Weddings continue to adjust during COVID-19 pandemic

Hormel Historic Home Operations Manager and Wedding Coordinator, Amanda Barber said “It’s something you have been planning your whole life sometimes. And then when this happened nobody knew what to expect. And so now for couples that are planning for next year we are recommending, we don’t even know where we are going to be even in six months, so now it is a good idea that you can pre-plan that covid checklist or that covid guest list.”

The Hormel Historic Home has kept most weddings at smaller capacities and they have utilized virtual platforms for those that cannot attend. For those that may not be on the more restricted guest list, Barber wants them to know “If you know somebody that is getting married do your best to not be offended if you are not on their guest list. Still congratulate them, still support them throughout the whole thing.

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Australia’s state by state coronavirus lockdown rules and restrictions explained

Australian states and territories are currently under different levels of restrictions to contain Covid-19.



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Here we answer some of the most common questions people have about the restrictions in each state, based on the information available as of 28 September.

This article should not be treated as legal advice. It will be updated as new restrictions are announced, implemented or repealed.

You can find the official state and territory restriction guides for NSW, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia, South Australia, the Northern Territory and the ACT here.



a group of people on a beach: Swimmers take a selfie at Bondi Beach in Sydney on 15 May. Australia’s coronavirus lockdown rules and restrictions are gradually being lifted, but when will they end? Get the latest Covid-19 guidelines explained, and your questions answered, like ‘How many people can I have in my house?’ and ‘Can I travel from NSW to Victoria?’


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Swimmers take a selfie at Bondi Beach in Sydney on 15 May. Australia’s coronavirus lockdown rules and restrictions are gradually being lifted, but when will they end? Get the latest Covid-19 guidelines explained, and your questions answered, like ‘How many people can I have in my house?’ and ‘Can

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Coronavirus UK: Marshals will be armed with body cameras to catch rule breakers

A snooper army of Covid marshals armed with body cameras will film evidence of breaches of coronavirus restrictions at weddings, parties, pubs and restaurants under new Government guidelines published this week. 

Boris Johnson’s derided marshals, dubbed ‘Covid Wombles’, will be expected to call police or council inspectors to enforce any breaches at premises they visit.

They will be given a checklist of coronavirus measures to ensure compliance in hospitality venues including pubs, bars, restaurants, takeaways and shops, as well as tourist attractions, ‘close contact services’ including hairdressers and nail bars, and ‘wedding receptions and celebrations’.

The guidance, published by Robert Jenrick’s Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government, suggests the marshals should receive security training and could operate a yellow card system — where they issue two warnings before businesses face fines or closure.

In a move suggesting that there will be confrontations with unhappy members of the public, the

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Australia’s state by state coronavirus lockdown rules and restrictions explained | Australia news

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Australian states and territories are currently under different levels of restrictions to contain Covid-19.

Here we answer some of the most common questions people have about the restrictions in each state, based on the information available as of 28 September.

This article should not be treated as legal advice. It will be updated as new restrictions are announced, implemented or repealed.

You can find the official state and territory restriction guides for NSW, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia, South Australia, the Northern Territory and the ACT here.

Victoria coronavirus outbreak: what are the rules and do they apply to me?

Melbourne entered stage four restrictions from 6pm on Sunday 2 August, and a statewide mandatory mask policy took effect from midnight Sunday 2 August. On Thursday 17 September, regional Victoria moved to “step three” of the state’s roadmap out of lockdown.

You can read all about the rules and recommendations

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50 Must-Have Wedding Photos

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Your wedding day is a day in your life that you’ll want to remember forever—and you will. You’ll remember the details, the feeling of your post “I do” kiss, and even a couple of songs that you broke it down to on the dance floor. But the best way to make sure your wedding memories are captured and recorded for a lifetime is through the photos that you take on the big day.

You’ll have the urge to tell your photographer to snap photos of everything at every second, and, while that sounds like a good idea, it’s better to come to the table before your wedding with an organized list of must have photos. The kind of photos that represent the key moments of the wedding and the people who filled the day with endless love, support, and excitement as they stood by your side and danced with you

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Indian matchmaking – in real life

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Are all Indian weddings happy song-and-dance parties with friends and family? Not for most women, who need to cross a lot of boxes on the marriage checklist to qualify for the promise of eternal love.



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In July this year, Netflix began streaming a documentary series called Indian Matchmaking. The show became very popular for its depiction of arranged marriages in India and among Indian expats in the US. For the uninitiated, arranged marriages are a common practice in South Asian countries, where families decide who their children will marry. Indeed, as one character in the show sums it up, an Indian marriage is not just a union between two people, but “between two families.”

The documentary provides hilarious insights into all the contrivances that go into bringing a couple together, but young women like Nanki*, who spoke to DW, say the

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Coronavirus restrictions are easing in Queensland, here’s what you’ll soon be able to do

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There may be a few hangovers out there this morning after restrictions on bars eased late on Friday afternoon, allowing people to have a few beers standing up and mingle at venues across the state.

The new road map in celebration of how Queenslanders have managed to keep coronavirus at bay reduces restrictions for travellers, home gatherings and weddings as well, step by step.

Story Bridge Hotel manager Dee Maloney says relaxing the rules will make her job so much easier.

“We can’t wait. It has been pretty stressful. It will make us happier and definitely makes the customers happier,” she said.

“Hopefully everyone behaves and things keep going the right way with community transmission. If things keep going well, hopefully we can have a dance floor by Christmas.”

But if you like to hit the dance floor after a few drinks, you will have to wait until November 1

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Bride slams coronavirus wedding restrictions as ‘blatant prejudice’

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A bride-to-be has started a petition urging state governments to reconsider its restrictions around weddings, calling it “blatant prejudice” that’s stopped her from moving into her new home.

Annalisa Mastrofilippo, 24, told news.com.au she started the Change.org petition, which has gathered thousands of signatures, out “of frustration and to give all people in my position a voice”.

The petition is calling for the government to ease coronavirus restrictions around weddings and allow couples to wed as they see fit.

“For too long couples have been left in the dark with no road maps and end in sight. This is the most important day of my life and I want it to be perfect and everyone deserves their wedding to be done how they wish,” Ms Mastrofilippo said.

She said her and her fiance, from Sydney, had to cancel their wedding scheduled for August this year and move to April 2021.

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Do you need wedding insurance? How event insurance works in COVID-19

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  • Wedding insurance has grown in popularity with more extravagant and destination weddings. 
  • Typically there are three types of coverage: liability, cancellation, and change of heart.
  • Usually, your wedding planner or venue will provide a list of providers. Your homeowners insurance may also provide wedding insurance via a rider.
  • Some wedding insurance providers are explicitly not covering cancellations due to COVID-19.
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For most people, a wedding is one of the most expensive events in their life. It is only prudent to have insurance for such a large investment.

Wedding insurance has always been around, but it has grown

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I’m ‘incredibly proud’ of my sons’ support for Hsien Yang and me in family dispute: Lee Suet Fern

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WATCH: Lee Suet Fern speaks about her family being in the spotlight and on her son coming out about his sexuality.

SINGAPORE — Over tea at the St Regis hotel recently, Lee Suet Fern, 62, was animated as she recalled the birth of her eldest son Shengwu in 1985, and the reaction of her in-laws Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first Prime Minister, and his wife Kwa Geok Choo.

“They’re very traditional. They wanted a male grandson, and this was the male grandson they were waiting for. My mother-in-law clucked with pleasure,” said the mother of three with a laugh. She is married to the late couple’s youngest child Hsien Yang, 63.

“Shengwu’s birth was the biggest event for them on a personal level. Mama was thrilled, Papa was thrilled, they were deliciously, deliriously happy. It meant a lot to them. It felt to them like a first, although my brother-in-law … Read More

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