Planning a wedding during plague time

When I first started planning my wedding in 2019, I never imagined I'd be asking vendors about their policy regarding plagues and the end of known civilization; I didn't think I'd have to put on a facemask or gloves just to conduct a simple interview. Someone forgot to mention those possibilities in my trusty wedding planner. Now as I go through my checklists, I have to wonder if I'm planning a wedding or preparing for the zombie apocalypse.

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How can I get married during this pandemic?

We got this email from a reader recently: "For personal and legal reasons, we want to get married right now… but how can we get legally married during this pandemic?!"

This is a simple question, with a complicated answer… and it's going to depend a LOT on where you exactly are, and where you can get to.

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I never wanted a big wedding: here's why I wish I'd gone with my gut & eloped

Not everyone has dreamed of a big wedding. So when you're confronted with the planning of one, there might be some lessons learned the hard way: "If you want to have a gorgeous and huge wedding with all the trimmings, go for it! But if you're more like me, who never really thought hard about a wedding until you were with your life partner, and you love the outdoors, more intimate ceremonies, and really just can't wait to marry the love of your life without all the trappings of a more traditional wedding, I've got your back…"