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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Proposal to conduct wedding receptions in different sessions


The Association of Wedding Ceremony Operators Malaysia (PPMPM) today suggested that any wedding reception or feast with more than 250 guests during the recovery movement control order (MCO) period should be held in several sessions.
Its deputy president Daeng Syamsalleh Hamzah said such a move would help the organisers to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOP) for social events, which include the maximum number of attendees at 250 people.
“If the number of guests exceeds 250 people, the ceremony can be held in different sessions such as during day and night or Saturday and Sunday,” he told Bernama after a briefing session with more than 200 wedding operators.
There has been concern from many parties on ways to conduct wedding receptions or feasts with a large number of invitees, in order to adhere to the SOP set by the government.
Daeng Syamsalleh noted that many wedding receptions have been planned long before the Covid-19 pandemic and the number of guests usually exceeds 1,000 people.
“So, when the number of guests needs to be reduced during the recovery MCO, the wedding operators must be smart in providing additional services, such as photography or solemnisation, so that it matches the agreed price of the package,” he said.
On June 24, the government announced the ‘green light’ for social gatherings including wedding and engagement receptions, as well as religious ceremonies such as tahlil, akikah and doa selamat, involving up to 250 people from July 1.

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