With large gatherings prohibited, stay-at-home orders in place, and more and more people canceling their plans, there’s no doubt about the fact that the ongoing pandemic has affected people in several different ways. Yet, have you spared a thought for the couples who were due to get married during this time? While some couples have decided to cancel and rebook for another date, these couples decided to get married online.
Julie Samuels and Ben Schlang
After meeting on a Jewish dating site three years ago, Julie Samuels and Ben Shclang knew that their eventual wedding would be a traditional Jewish affair. So, when they booked their wedding for April 18th, 2020, they couldn’t wait to let the planning commence. Julie bought her dress, Ben bought his suit, and the couple invited their guests to attend their nuptials. However, their plans were stopped in their tracks when the pandemic raged war. Instead of waiting in the wings for the whole thing to be over, Julie and Ben decided to get married over Zoom instead. They were granted a marriage license remotely, they welcomed their family and friends into a Zoom meeting, they wore their wedding clothes, and they exchanged their vows.
Tara Simms and Mark Valenski
Queens couple Tara Simms and Mark Valenski also had to change their plans. They had booked a stunning New England wedding venue for their big day, but they ultimately came to the devastating conclusion that they would have to make a few changes. Without the ability to fly in their family and friends from across the country, they had no option. While the couple hasn’t got married yet, they plan to tie the knot officially on Zoom before having a bigger reception later in the year for their family and friends to enjoy. How cool is that?
In a world where struggles rage on, at least we have love and technology! Would you get married online?