New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed an order allowing online marriages, as many weddings are cancelled under lockdown restrictions.
From now on, people in the US state will be able to apply for marriage licences remotely and clerks allowed to conduct ceremonies virtually.
Mr Cuomo joked that the decision meant there was now "no excuse" for couples not to tie the knot.
The decision comes after New York state extended lockdown measures until May 15. More than 13,000 people have died of coronavirus in New York city alone.
Social media reaction to the decision was mixed.
Some questioned why couples would choose to hold weddings when their families and friends are unable to join them, or criticised the governor for not prioritising other decisions.
virtually：副詞（用電腦）虛擬地。例句：Nowadays all these things can be experienced virtually.（現在這些事物都可以透過虛擬方式體驗。）
tie the knot：片語，結婚。例句：After dating for five years, we finally decided to tie the knot. （交往5年後，我們終於決定結婚。）
prioritise︰給予…優先權，把事情優先順序排好。例句：You must learn to prioritize your work.（你必須學習安排工作的優先順序。）