Want To Get Married in Washington State during Coronavirus, Covid 19? Wedding Officiant Annemarie Juhlian Tells You What To Do…

Posted on April 19, 2020 by Annemarie

So, how do you get married during Covid 19, if you live in Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Snohomish, any part of the Puget Sound or Washington State?

You don’t.

Under the Governor’s order in Washington State, ‘no weddings’ right now.

Yes, the Marriage License offices are issuing marriage licenses and they are recording them.  This is what they do.

The best guidance on what is allowed during the State’s shelter-in-place order (from the Governor’s Office and King County Executive’s office) is no weddings.

So, if the two of you desire to get all hitched up, and you live anywhere in Washington State, or want to travel here to do so, what do you do?

You wait until May 4th for updated guidance, when the Governor hopefully lifts the ‘no wedding order.’  My hope is that this ‘no wedding’ restriction will be lifted, allowing a roll-out of small weddings (5 people:  Officiant, Couple and 2 Witnesses).

And with this, if you don’t yet have a valid Washington State Marriage License, you can secure one from any County.  The offices aren’t open right now, so you have to do everything the old fashioned way.

If you have questions, if I can be helpful.  I am here.  Once the stay-at-home order is lifted, I am fully available to officiate for you…

Annemarie Juhlian