Before the coronavirus pandemic (BC), cancelations were frustrating. Especially when an officiant had already spent hours thinking about a couple’s unique love story, and then formulated it into their personalized ceremony – only to be replaced by online Uncle Bill. Now, after COVID-19 has become part of everyone’s vocabulary, they are even more tricky. We are all on edge. Our country is facing a crisis, and the wedding industry is on the economic front line. (We say this with complete reverence to our healthcare professionals, who are battling this virus in the most literal sense.) This is an opportunity for . . .
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Month: March 2020
This page was updated on April 26, 2020. The national, state and local response to COVID-19 is drastic. The message: stay home. If there was any doubt at the seriousness of the direction, it was made abundantly clear when municipal offices started shuttering. Some for just a couple of days. Others indefinitely. Because marriage licenses are issued at Town Clerk's offices, and completed forms documenting solemnized marriages are returned there, this poses new challenges for officiants and couples alike. Many town offices have created "drop boxes" outside of their buildings so documents can be safely delivered and retrieved by employees. . . .
Updated March 24, 2020. COVID-19 has reached pandemic levels, and as the country responds to manage exposure, small businesses and the wedding industry are being hit particularly hard. A double-whammy for marriage officiants. This article is one of several JPus is posting to support our members during these difficult times. Financial Assistance Wedding officiants are typically sole proprietors, which are a type of a small business. They are reliant upon themselves and their network to advertise their services, connect with potential clients, and close the deal. As such, officiants are sensitive to fluctuations in the market, and vulnerable if there . . .
This article is no longer current, and is not being updated. Please see this announcement for current guidance for officiants. Updated on March 17, 2020 Because the situation with the Coronavirus is continually evolving, this article will be updated accordingly. (Text with a strikethrough indicates information is no longer current.) Our goal is to provide marriage officiants with information and guidance so they are safe, and able to carry on the best they are able during this challenging time. The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, is creating a new normal for everyone. As we come to terms with significant changes to . . .