COVID-19 Restrictions for Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings must operate events within guidelines based on corporate, state and local regulations. CLICK HERE for the guidelines that have been released so far. This page will be updated whenever more information is available.

NOTE: Any policy may change at any time. Only your Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings sales consultant or event planner will be able to give you the most up-to-date details on COVID-19 restrictions for your date, and only as they obtain information from their corporate partners.

Below are some of the highlights of Disney’s current COVID-19 policies for weddings.

General

  • Masks are not required outdoors as long as no food is being served and a 3-foot distance is maintained among guests.
  • Maximum guest count: 70 people, including the couple.
  • Only 50% of max capacity allowed at each ceremony venue, up to the 70-person overall cap for weddings.
  • Reception venue capacity decreases by an undisclosed factor for each additional hour of the event. Your sales consultant can tell you the capacity for your venue. Photographers and videographers do not count toward the maximum capacity.
  • A complete list of guests and outside photo/video vendors (if applicable), including email addresses, must be provided 60 days out.
  • Guests and outside vendors ages 18 and over will be required to sign a COVID-19 waiver sent via email. Those who do not sign may not attend.
  • You must designate a friend or family member to participate in a briefing and communicate Disney’s health and safety measures to your other guests.
  • Photography, videography and personal floral are the only services for which you may use outside vendors.
  • Wedding parties are limited to 6 total attendants at the altar.
  • You must provide ceremony and reception seating charts 45 days in advance; seating groups may be no larger than 10 guests.
  • A household/travel party is considered to be any group that has been together for at least 14 days at the time of the event.
  • Cinderella’s Glass Coach and the Landau Coach are the only specialty transportation available. Only a member of your party may help you into/out of the coaches.
  • All other transportation available at 50% capacity. A mandatory transportation coordinator ($45/hour ) will assign seating based on travel groups and the seating chart for the reception.
  • Disney cast members are not permitted to touch anyone—not to pin a boutonniere, grab a bouquet or arrange a train.
  • No in-person planning sessions, but if you have submitted your Letter of Agreement and deposit, your planner can arrange for you to pick up a cake-tasting kit at the Grand Floridian front desk at Walt Disney World. One week’s notice is required. Cake-tasting kits cannot be shipped.

Ceremony

  • Seating will be assigned and physically distanced. Only members of the same household or travel party may sit together, up to 10 people per group. A household/travel party is any group that has been together for at least 14 days at the time of the event.
  • Masks are NOT required for outdoor ceremony venues.
  • Everyone seated at an indoor venue must wear a mask.
  • The officiant at an indoor venue must wear a mask.
  • Each member of the couple may have up to 3 bridal party attendants standing with them at the altar, and indoors all 6 must wear masks.
  • Bridal party members must proceed down the aisle single file; pairs are not allowed.
  • Indoors, a family member escorting one of the bridal couple down the aisle is not required to wear a mask until they sit down.
  • The bridal couple is not required to wear masks during the ceremony at indoor locations.
  • The Bride and Groom vestibules at the Wedding Pavilion have a maximum capacity of 4 each.
  • Cast members cannot accept your phone as an audio source for recorded music; only CDs and USB drives are permitted
  • Certain musicians may be prohibited.
  • DIYs like welcome signs, programs and favors are allowed but cannot be placed by Disney cast members; you must designate a member of your group to do it.
  • Personal floral deliveries will be made at the ceremony site only; in-room delivery is no longer available.
  • Staged exits (petal toss, bubbles, streamers, etc.) are allowed but must be physically distanced (3 feet outdoors, 6 feet indoors); masks are not required outdoors.
  • Masks must be worn while exiting and entering Cinderella’s Glass Coach but may be removed once inside.
  • Unity ceremonies (unity candle, sand ceremony, etc.), seating charts, programs, welcome signs and other DIYs are allowed as long as someone in your party puts them out. Disney cast members cannot do this for you.

Reception & Dessert Party

  • Masks must be worn indoors unless you are seated to eat.
  • Indoors, bridal couple may remove masks for first dance, father-daughter dance, mother-son dance and cake cutting.
  • Only members of the same household or travel party may sit together, up to 10 guests per table. For other groups, there is a maximum of two couples or three single guests per table. A household/travel party is any group that has been together for at least 14 days at the time of the event.
  • Buffets will be positioned behind Plexiglass and servers will plate the requested food items.
  • Plated meals are available but no food or beverages may be pre-set at tables; butler-passed food and beverages are also prohibited.
  • Silverware will be rolled in napkins and picked up at the buffet.
  • No condiments will be placed on the tables.
  • The bar will be backstage and off-limits to guests; servers will circulate to take drink orders. Cash bars are prohibited.
  • Ballrooms will be expanded to accommodate physical distancing.
  • Dance floors will be sectioned off; only members of the same household  (i.e., seated at the same table) or travel party may dance together, up to 10 people total per group.
  • Outside vendors are temporarily prohibited for floral, décor, entertainment and dance floors.
  • You must provide a reception song list 7 days before the event; Disney may, at its discretion, prohibit songs that encourage close contact or singing.
  • Bouquet and garter tossing is prohibited.
  • Gift tables, guest books and favors are permitted as long as items are placed by a member of your group; Disney cast members cannot do this for you.
  • You may still provide your own cake topper.
  • Character appearances must take place at a distance. If your event is at a convention center location, click here for a sample diagram of the character-appearance setup. Arrangements may vary or be prohibited at other venues.
  • No fireworks at dessert parties.

Photography

  • Masks are NOT required outdoors. Indoors, masks may be removed temporarily while you are stationary, posing for a photo.
  • Indoors, masks are required while moving to and from photo locations.
  • Groups who do not share a household must physically distance by 3 feet in photos.
  • Disney Fine Art Photography will no longer take “getting ready” photos.