Here’s why your Zoom wedding might not stand up in court (Financial Post)

From the Financial Post –  Spring is wedding season — or at least it was, before the pandemic hit.

Couples who have had venues booked and plans in place for many months have been faced with a choice of either postponing their marriages indefinitely or making alternative plans.

In Ontario, provincial regulations preclude gatherings of more than five people unless they are from a “single household,” making even the smallest wedding a practical impossibility. Under Ontario’s Marriage Act, in order to have a valid marriage, the couple needs a licence, an officiant and two witnesses, and the wedding must take place “in the presence of” the officiant and the witnesses.

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