Marriage and the Coronavirus

Posted by on Mar 26, 2020 in Love, Marriage and Epidemics, The Wedding Service | 0 comments

Marriage and the Coronavirus

Dear Engaged Couple,

Marriage and the Coronavirus may seem antipodal concepts. Yes, these are difficult times, for sure, if you and your beloved want to marry.  The good news is, love endures and even flourishes, despite what is happening around us.  Your relationship is proof of that.  It is possible to marry even now. But there are rules to be followed. Read on.

Please know that I am a small business owner, and a proud citizen of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  And, my business is licensed in Virginia. That means that I will be abiding by our Virginia Governor’s new law, re:  non-essential small business practices.   If you would like me to marry you, I ask that you have no more than ten people present—that’s including me; and I ask that your wedding guests practice the six feet rule of social distancing.

As I wrote on my faq page, check with the circuit court you intend to go to, about how to get your wedding licenses.  Each circuit court is different.  The Charlottesville courthouse no longer permits walk-ins.  In order to get your marriage licenses, then, you must make an appointment with the Clerk.  The number to call there is 434-970-3766. The address is 315 High Street, Charlottesville, Virginia; 22902. It is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To find a listing of other circuit courts in Virginia, go to Click on the court you intend to visit, and you will find contact information, hours of operation, and all the rest for that particular court.

So rest assured marriage and the coronavirus are compatible concepts. The latter does not prevent the former. It IS possible to marry even during an epidemic.

We WILL get through this, if we all work together.

Happy wedding planning and STAY WELL! 

Your Wedding Preacher for Hire

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