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Marriages Postponed As County Clerks Offices Close

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Weddings are being postponed in the time of coronavirus (Beatriz Pérez Moya on Unsplash)
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Need a marriage license? You’re out of luck in the California counties that have closed their county clerk offices to the public.

In Los Angeles County, you can apply online for a license, but you have to show up in person with your spouse and government ID to receive the license.

Plenty of disappointed couples have had to accept the new reality and postpone their long-planned weddings.

But the downturn in weddings is also having an effect on the wedding industry itself. Wedding planners are paid per-wedding, so no wedding, no cash flow.

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Michelle Garibay, a wedding planner in Murrieta, was concerned about the impact. "Some of my colleagues may not make it out the other side of this if too many of their weddings decide to cancel,” she said.

Read more about postponed marriages in Love In The Time Of Coronavirus