" Zoom Weddings " in the USA

Messaging applications have been experiencing a record audience growth for a month now. To fight against the social distancing imposed by the confinement in force around the world, users are indeed turning to WhatsApp, Skype, Messenger or even Zoom to contact their relatives, their friends.

For some, calling your family on video every lunchtime at meal times has become a ritual, for others, we organize virtual aperitifs in the evening with friends… In the United States, they too have been hit hard by the crisis of the coronavirus, and in New York specifically, people are encouraged to get married, officially, via videoconference.

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An official decree for New York

It was the much-publicized Governor Andrew Cuomo who announced the news via Twitter. " I am issuing a decree allowing New Yorkers to obtain a distance marriage license and authorizing clerks to perform ceremonies by videoconference He tweeted very recently. The American administration thus allows those who wish to offer themselves the joys of a digital marriage, whether via Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, Messenger …

Like France, New York faces containment measures, with a #StayAtHome which will remain in effect until May 15 (at least). If some couples have decided to postpone the date of their marriage, those who wish can now officially celebrate their union via Zoom (or any other video conferencing software). Of course, officials are allowed to officially celebrate the ceremonies by videoconference. If we plan to invite family and a few friends, we obviously do not recommend WhatsApp at the moment, limited to only 4 participants …

Recall that New York State is the most affected in the United States, with more than 250,000 people infected with the coronavirus, and just under 20,000 dead …