Dr. Elizabeth-Anne Stewart: Wedding Officiant Listed in The Knot's HALL OF FAME
FULL TEXT of GOVERNOR PRITZKER'S EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING VIRTUAL WEDDINGS in ILLINOIS:
"The requirement that a couple “appear before” the county clerk to obtain a marriage license set forth in the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, 750 ILCS 5/203, may be satisfied if the couple appears before the county clerk using two-way audio-video communication technology provided that the county clerk has the necessary technological compatibilities." Check additional requirements.
"During the duration of the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamations, the solemnizing of the marriage ceremony pursuant to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, 750 ILCS 5/209, may be performed utilizing two-way audio-video communication technology provided that ... conditions are met."
Simple, pre-scripted ceremony 10-15 minutes in length, via Zoom; up to 50 virtual guests.
A 15-20 minute personalized ceremony via Zoom that includes an optional reading and ritual; up to 95 virtual guests.
Because of the pandemic, many couples have had to cancel their weddings or postpone them until next year. If you are looking for an outdoor brief signing ceremony that is socially-distanced, I offer two options:
1) A simple, 10-minute, pre-scripted ceremony with no more than 10 guests= $150.00
(must take place in the West Loop)
2) A simple, 10-minute, pre-scripted ceremony with some personalized elements and no more than 25 guests= $250.00
(must take place in downtown Chicago)