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Covid-19 All Courthouses Closed

Sarah, on March 31, 2020 at 1:55 PM Posted in Community Conversations 0 3

My FH and I had to postpone our wedding due to the Coronavirus, but we still want to elope on our original wedding date. All of the courthouses around us are closed. Anyone have suggestions on how to get a marriage license?


Latest activity by Amy, on April 7, 2020 at 4:51 PM
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    Champion July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    I would look online where you plan on getting married. I know some places have switched to online marriage licenses, but it all depends on where you live if they have. Otherwise, you will unfortunately not be able to get legally married until the courthouses open again to the general public.

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  • Hillary
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    Hillary ·
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    I just saw my county is going to start issuing marriage licenses online. We had to postpone our wedding as well but would like to still get married on April 25th, our original date. We missed out on getting our license before everything shut down so I was super bummed. But last night I checked our county clerk's website and it said they were launching a process to issue online marriage licenses and to check back this week. So I'm really hoping we'll be able to get one and we'll be one of those couple who get married in a Zoom conference.

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  • Amy
    WeddingWire Administrator August 2013
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    Hi Sarah,

    When's your original wedding date? Is it September, or is that your new date?

    I agree with the responses above. If your local courthouse is closed and your county is not offering an online option for marriage licenses, you may have to wait it out.

    If you're unable to get your marriage license--I hope that's not the case--there are other ways to commemorate your original date. WeddingWire has posted a fun article with 8 Staycation Ideas If You Can't Go On Your Honeymoon. Think: Quarantine date inspiration. Many of us are spending our days at home, so these suggestions could help make your time together extra special.

    Fingers crossed for online licenses ASAP! Smiley heart

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