"> '); Virtual Weddings – Now Allowed In NYS | Wedding Planning Plus

WEDDING PLANNING PLUS

For the past 14 years, we've crafted personal and authentic wedding celebrations from intimate elopements to multi-day weekend getaways.
Serving Upstate New York and beyond.

Weddings

Engagements

editorial

personal

business

BLog home

THE JOURNAL

Virtual Weddings – Now Allowed In NYS

 

 


Grooms with Marriage License New York State

Today Governor Cuomo signed into Executive Order that city and county clerks in New York State are allowed to issue marriage licenses online, and that wedding ceremonies can take place virtually instead of in-person. The original state marriage laws still apply, and the officiant needs to meet the criteria for performing a legal ceremony, but now the in-person aspects are no longer part of the criteria. Amazing!! This opens up a huge window for people who are living in towns where their clerk’s office is closed due to the coronavirus and they can’t go in to apply for a marriage license. Equally, this opens up the opportunity for couples who want to be married now (the party can come later!) and just need the legal process available to make it realized for them. For those couples their witnesses can watch via video instead of having to be standing right next to them when they say I Do.

Please note – The New York State website has not been updated with this information at the time of this posting. We will continue to monitor updates and will post them here should any additional information need to be shared.

If you didn’t already know, all of WPP’s wedding planners are ordained and can perform legal ceremonies in person or online (yay yay!). If you are interested in performing your ceremony online with us at this time just send us an inquiry and we can take care of the rest.

Happy Wedding Day to all couples who can make it official – pandemic or bust!

Shannon

 

Related Posts –

Elopement Planning

If You’re Considering Postponing Your Wedding

Keeping Your 2020 Date? Here’s What You Need To Know

 

Photo above by Thompson Photography Group

comments +

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

LATEST WEDDINGS

How to replan your wedding in the age of the pandemic while still celebrating with those you love.

a few favorites from

pro tips

COVID-19 Wedding Ideas

Star Trek actress Mary Wiseman's wedding in the Catskills. Featured in The New York Times.

real wedding

Mary & Noah at Full Moon Resort

Learn more about our multi-day wedding celebrations, from kickoff to sendoff.

destination upstate

Full Weekend Getaway

les loups

ytk photography

weddings by nina

brian david weddings

ON THE VIP LIST

Talk about your list here and embed your newsletter opt in below! Crucifix kale chips vinyl tbh cloud bread gochujang jean shorts stumptown.

get this exclusive thing