Unconventional is new norm in marriage business

The unconventional is now the new norm in the marriage business.

News 12 Staff

Apr 23, 2020, 12:11 AM

Updated 1,488 days ago

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The unconventional is now the new norm in the marriage business.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is allowing couples to obtain a marriage license remotely and have their ceremony via video conference.

Yonkers City Court Judge Thomas Quinones believes couples have been and will be exchanging vows for reasons beyond their love.

"…To make sure that their partner's health insurance was taken care of, succession rights to property... for example, if they have an apartment and they share it and it's in the other spouse's name," he says. "That's the biggest thing I've seen. That they make sure that their future is as secure as they can make it during these uncertain times."
Others may not want to wait for the wedding bells.
Tuckahoe couple Alyssa Messina and Steven Yankowski say they may turn their invites into e-vites if their wedding day keeps getting pushed back.
Family and friends paraded them on April 8 - the day of their scheduled wedding. It's now been rescheduled for July 4.
"Right now, we're still remaining hopeful for that July date or even into the fall, but if it gets pushed back further than that, that would definitely be something we consider," says Alyssa Messina.

Quinones says some couples have also asked him to host socially distant weddings with one witness.
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