Online Ceremonies

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Are online ceremonies allowed? If so, in what states?
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Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, online marriages were not permitted in the United States. In order to accommodate weddings during lockdowns and social distancing, a few states did allow these to take place: New York, New Jersey and Colorado, to name a few. Sometimes these were temporary allowances. None of the states that findaJP.com or the Justice of the Peace Association is active in allows these ceremonies.

In these states, the bridal couple and officiant must be together in the same place. But, friends and family can Zoom in to participate in the ceremony remotely.

★ This article gives tips on live-streaming your ceremony.

Additional FAQ about getting married during the pandemic.