So You Want to Elope During Covid 19 in Seattle/Tacoma, Washington State? Take These Steps with Wedding Officiant Annemarie Juhlian

Posted on May 14, 2020 by Annemarie

I know this is a totally weird time.

And here you are, loving each other, and with the enormous intention and challenge to be married, to get married, during Covid 19.Beautiful Married Couple by Annemarie Juhlian

So, here’s the deal on how to do this, short and sweet, for you, in Washington State.

I am writing this UPDATE POST on May 14th, and we’re in the middle of Phase 1.

As a State, we need to get to Phase 2 in order to have a gathering of 5 people or less, which allows for a small and intimate wedding ceremony, with social distancing measures.  At least, this is what I am interpreting, with others in our wedding community, from the Governor’s Covid 19 directives.

In a perfect world, Phase 2 will commence on June 1st. Of course, the State may push this date back, depending on our numbers.

If you are planning a small ceremony for June, please consider securing a valid Washington State Marriage License NOW.  You are within the 60 day application window, and because Offices are not open to in-person visits, it takes extra time to get your marriage license documents, via on-line and snail mail.

For all of this you will need a valid Washington State Marriage License, 2 witnesses over the age of 18, a location/venue for your ceremony and someone lovely to marry you (hopefully me).

I am here for your thoughts, your email, your phone call.

Annemarie

www.marriedbyannemarie.com

425 922 1325

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