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Wedding Guest Limit in India - Latest Government COVID Wedding Guidelines 2021

BY Sakshi | 13 May, 2021 | 29195 views | 8 min read

With COVID spreading even more than last time numbers, breaking records with respect to the number of people infected on a daily basis, curfews and regulations are in place yet again. This time however, rather than a national lockdown, we are looking at state governments putting strict measures and curfews into place, and there are also new COVID guidelines for weddings. If you had your wedding planned for the month of April or May, then we understand there might be a lot of uncertainty and tension regarding how to go about things. What are the new government guidelines for weddings in India? What's the wedding guest limit? Are there any COVID banquet guidelines? - We are sure all these questions might be arising, and perhaps, causing stress. We are here to answer all those questions to the best of our abilities and sources!

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As far as the latest COVID 19 guidelines for weddings are concerned, they differ from one state to the other and one metro city to the other. Here is a comprehensive list:

Wedding Guidelines in Delhi

  • Delhi has a complete lockdown barring essential services, but weddings are allowed with prior permission that includes an e-pass.

  • Complete ban on marriages in public places. Marriages in the national capital can only be held at home or court with not more than 20 people. Passes will be issued separately for it. More details here.
  • For movement of persons for marriage-related gatherings up to 20 persons will be allowed on production of “soft/hard copy” of invitation cards.
  • Additionally, owners of banquet halls and hotels will have to either return the advance amount paid by the customer for conducting marriages or they will have to mutually agree to organise the wedding at a later date.

Wedding Guidelines for Mumbai & Maharashtra

  • Maharastra has extended complete lockdown till 7 AM on June 1.
  • The marriage ceremony may be conducted only as a single event in a single hall not extending beyond 2 hours with maximum of total 25 persons attending the same. Any family seen to be flouting the restraints or not following these in letter and spirit may be fined Rs 50000/-, and any location that is misused or is defaulting in spirit of the restrictions shall be closed till promulgation of Covid-19 as a disaster remains in force.

  • Anyone entering the state, regardless of mode of transport will have to carry a negative RT-PCR report.

Wedding Guidelines for Bangalore & Karnataka 

  • The Karnataka government has imposed restrictions on weddings due to the lockdown. The state will be under complete lockdown till May 24, 2021.
  • There is currently a cap at 40 people for wedding celebrations.
  • In Bangalore, wedding organizers have to submit the invitation card along with a duly signed application or any other relevant document to the concerned Joint Commissioner of the BBMP Zone (if you are in the BBMP area) or the concerned Tahsildar in the districts in order to get permission.  On the receipt of the application, 40 passes will be allocated for a wedding. 
  • Passes will be issued to the 40 guests and they can only enter the premises where the event is being held upon showing the passes. The pass is not transferable. People from containment areas cannot attend the event.
  • The event must be conducted in a public place with good natural ventilation. Weddings should not be conducted in air-conditioned halls.

Wedding Guidelines for Kerala

  • Kerala is under complete lockdown till May 16, 2021
  • In case of pre-fixed marriages, no more than 20 persons allowed with social distancing protocol. Advance intimation to the nearest police station shall be given and details shall be entered in the COVID 19 jagratha portal.
  • Those attending weddings should carry an identification document and the wedding invitation as well. The CM urged people to avoid long-distance travel. 

Wedding Guidelines for Punjab

  • There is a daily night curfew in effect from 6 PM to 5 AM. 

  • The maximum number of people allowed in a gathering is capped at 10 currently. District-wise directions have been rolled out. 

Wedding Guidelines for Chandigarh

  • There is a daily night curfew in effect from 6 PM to 5 AM, indefinitely implemented for now.

  • Only 50 people will be allowed in wedding celebrations. Marriages are to be conducted with prior permission from Sub Divisional Magistrate concerned.

Wedding Guidelines for Gujarat

  • There is a daily night curfew in effect from 8 PM to 6 AM across 20 cities in the state, which is currently implemented till May 5, 2021.

  • The maximum number of people allowed in a gathering is capped at 50 currently.

Wedding Guidelines for Rajasthan

  • The maximum number of people allowed at a wedding ceremony is currently capped at 11.

  • No wedding functions permitted. Weddings in courts or at home in the presence of a maximum of 11 people are permitted. The family that is organising the wedding will have to submit details at Covidinfo.rajasthan.gov.in.

Wedding Guidelines for Haryana

  • The maximum number of people allowed at a wedding ceremony is currently capped at 20.

  • Wedding functions are only allowed at residences and courts with not more than 20 people, while wedding processions are banned.

Wedding Guidelines for Uttar Pradesh

  • Curfew everyday from 7 AM.
  • Weddings can only be held with only 50 guests inside closed spaces and 100 guests in open spaces with face masks, social distancing and use of sanitizers.

Wedding Guidelines for Uttarakhand

  • Curfew everyday from 6 AM onwards.
  • The maximum number of people allowed at a wedding ceremony is currently capped at 20.
  • For interstate movements, vehicles will not be allowed to take more than 50 per cent of passengers. Interstate travellers will now have to produce negative RT-PCR results not older than 72 hours and will have to register themselves on the Dehradun administration's portal. People of Uttarakhand coming from outside will have to undergo 7-day isolation.

Wedding Guidelines for Himachal Pradesh

  • The number of people at any wedding gathering has been limited to 20.
  • Complete ban on dham (community feast) at weddings and other celebrations.
  • The Himachal Pradesh government has announced a three-hour relaxation in curfew imposed across the state to combat COVID-19. The district magistrates (DMs) have declared different timings for the curfew to be relaxed in their districts starting Monday. All public transport will remain suspended till further orders and private vehicles will only be allowed in case of emergency services.

Wedding Guidelines for Madhya Pradesh

  • Marriages stand completely banned for the time being. 

Wedding Guidelines For Tamil Nadu

  • Night curfew till 4 AM.

  • Inter-district and intra-district vehicular movement (including public transport) will remain suspended during the lockdown, except for essential travel.
  • Travel for weddings of close relatives, funerals, job interviews and hospitals would be allowed on production of relevant documents.

Wedding Guidelines for Andhra Pradesh

  • There is a daily curfew in place from 12 PM to 6 AM.
  • Weddings can be conducted with a maximum of 50 guests.

Wedding Guidelines for Telangana

  • Curfew is in order from 10 AM to 6 AM till May 8, 2021.
  • Only 40 members are allowed for marriage who procure prior permission.

Wedding Guidelines for Bihar

  • Weddings can be conducted with a maximum of 50 guests.

  • Night curfew is in order from 6 PM to 6 AM.

Wedding Guidelines for Jharkand 

  • Weddings can be conducted with a maximum of 50 guests.

Wedding Guidelines for Chhattisgarh

  • There is a daily night curfew in effect from 9 PM to 6 AM.

  • There is a limit of 10 people to attend weddings as of now.
  • Lockdown is in force in all 28 districts of the state for varying period with different relaxations to contain the spread of the infection.

Wedding Guidelines for Odisha

  • There is a limit of 50 people to attend a wedding till May 19, 2021.

  • Marriages shall be permitted with approval from local authorities. 

Wedding Guidelines for Assam

  • There is a limit of 20 people to attend a wedding.
  • Only 20 persons will be allowed at wedding-related gatherings. No reception parties will be allowed post or pre-marriage.
  • There is a daily night curfew in effect from 6 PM to 5 AM.

Wedding Guidelines for Puducherry

  • Only 25 people are allowed to attend a wedding.
  • The daily curfew timing is from 10 PM to 5 AM. 

Wedding Guidelines for Goa

  • A maximum of 50 people are allowed to attend a wedding, with permission from DM/SDM. 
  • Marriages with 50 or less people with permission from DM/SDM. Government has also announced that visitors from other states to Goa essentially need to carry either a negative COVID-19 report or certificate of vaccination.

Wedding Guidelines for Jammu & Kashmir

  • Only 25 people are allowed to attend a wedding.
  • The daily curfew timing is from 8 PM to 7 AM. 

 

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Updated as of May 13, 2021*

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