In February 2020, a couple from Singapore made headlines when news broke that they attended their own wedding through a livestream. The two had flown back to Singapore from Hunan, China on January 30; they were there to spend time with the bride's family.
This happened right before the country placed a travel ban on all Chinese visitors and foreigners who've traveled to China, in an effort to "deter the fast-spreading coronavirus," according to Reuters.
After finding out about the couple's recent trip to China, some guests expressed their concerns. Still, the wedding, which was scheduled on February 2, pushed through—but with the bride and groom greeting their guests from a hotel suite via livestream.
According to Mothership, they said, "Thank you everyone for being at our wedding. We are sorry that we cannot be physically present to celebrate this joyous occasion with everyone. But we are still very happy to be here, and thankful for everyone who is here." Apparently, they had booked 19 tables for the entire event, but only around 11 tables worth of guests arrived.
Of why they decided not to postpone the wedding, the groom told Shin Min Daily News, "We know many of our guests were worried. We discussed about postponing the banquet with the hotel, but could not reach an agreement. To let our guests have peace of mind, we made this decision."