‘Are we ready for a wedding?’ Couples wrangle with nuptials amid coronavirus By Danny McDonald, Globe Staff. Updated April 27, 2020, 12:00pm. MALDEN - By any standard, this does not look like a traditional wedding venue. A large, L-shaped couch dominates the space. An elaborate lighting fixture hangs down from the ceiling. The floor tiles are a utilitarian gray. And upon them are stacks of brown Amazon packages awaiting pickup. But in the age of COVID-19, the lobby of a modern apartment building is the new hotel ballroom. Many couples have scrambled to postpone their big day until everyone can . . .
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Plan B Marriages April 6, 2020, Fairfield, CT. Despite the fear and uncertainty that comes with the coronavirus pandemic, justices of the peace are supporting loving couples who want – or need - to tie the knot. They are epitomizing what it means to be a professional officiant, providing expertise during the most challenging times. Governor Lamont signed an executive order making marriage license application procedures more flexible. In doing so, he permitted socially distanced nuptials, acknowledging that officiating a marriage can be an essential service. “While our communities are loaded with angst, love is prevailing. JPs are rising to . . .
Coronavirus can't cancel love: How Vermonters are adjusting wedding plans due to COVID-19 Maleeha Syed, Burlington Free Press, April 1, 2020 Wedding bells are ringing. Just make sure they're disinfected. Couples are adjusting to the new normal of COVID-19, a disease related to the coronavirus that initially impacted people in China toward the end of last year. Travel restrictions and social distancing to mitigate the virus might have dampened some lovebirds' spirits — the ones who planned lavish ceremonies, ordered mass catering and booked venues months in advance. But others managed workarounds to wed their significant others. Burlington stopped issuing marriage licenses after Gov. Phil Scott issued the stay-home order and suspended non-essential services, . . .
Marriage License Rules Loosened in Connecticut March 27, 2020, Fairfield, CT. On Tuesday, when Connecticut's Governor Lamont signed an executive order loosening marriage license application procedures, he acknowledged that sometimes performing a marriage is an essential service. This made socially distanced weddings an official alternative. Sadly, the big reception must be postponed until life returns to normal, but for now at least, the wedding can go on. Thankfully, the state’s justices of the peace (JP) are at the ready to support couples who need an intimate ceremony now. Sometimes health insurance coverage or a military deployment make a marriage urgent. . . .
But, I’m Getting Married: Tips from the Experts in the age of the Coronavirus Planning a wedding is a big deal. Expensive, and loaded with social implications. Add into the mix a pandemic, and indecision skyrockets. Fear and anxiety are understandable. Thanks to The Atlantic’s Kaitlyn Tiffany, we have some help. She collected responses from experts in the public health field to help guide our practice of social distancing. These were published in an article entitled "The Dos and Don’ts of ‘Social Distancing’", on March 12, 2020. (The date is important, as guidelines change as more information is understood.) Because . . .