Wedding Services to Offer Online for Orange County Couples

ORANGE COUNTY, CA – The Orange County Clerk-Recorder will now offer virtual wedding services amid an increase in COVID-19 cases in Southland.

Virtual services will be by appointment only and available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Offering wedding services online was done as a way to reduce clutter and minimize potential exposure to COVID-19 at the clerk’s office, county officials said in a statement.

Orange County has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases fueled by the omicron variant of the coronavirus. Hospitalizations exceeded 1,000 patients and the county recorded more than 11,000 new cases on Wednesday, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.

“I am determined to continue to serve everyone who needs our services,” said clerk-recorder Hugh Nguyen. “It gives me great pleasure to be able to serve couples who need to take extra care during these uncertain times.”

Couples who wish to take advantage of virtual wedding services must meet several requirements.

Requirements include:

  • Couples must be on the same video call and be physically within the state of California
  • Have a device capable of audio and video conferencing
  • Couples must have two working email addresses
  • Be able to email the marriage license to the celebrant on the day of their appointment
  • Each person must have a valid government-issued photo ID
  • Couples must be able to purchase a marriage license and have a wedding ceremony on their date.

For more information, contact the Registrar-Recorder’s office at 714-834-2500 or visit the OC Recorder website.

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