Instead of just Dancing With The SARS, the complete title riff off of the popular ABC-TV show, if it is to be on COVID-19, or coronavirus, should be officially titled Dancing With The SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). Too many characters, and it might cause WordPress back end issues. I digress.

So, with that in mind, you say you still want to get married as soon as you can once certain restrictions are lifted? Alrighty then, these are the guidelines that you must follow, and some are as ridiculous as the idea of getting married in the first place, this from someone who has been married and divorced, one time and one time only, on both fronts, but that's just me.

Here are some of the guidelines the state of Washington expects you to follow if you're planning on hosting a wedding or trying to put a funeral together where no one is on a fast pass to the grave other than the already deceased. The guidelines and their specificity go all the way down to the dancing. I'm not kidding. First dance, bride/father, groom/mother, there is a bloody protocol for everything. I suppose it's better to be safe than sorry.


Standing to mingle is prohibited, however, the wedding couple and/or the host is permitted to stand and greet guests, but they must strictly comply with the six feet physical distance and face covering requirements.

Dancing is prohibited, but with the following exceptions: the couple's first dance and parent dances. For these specifically allowed dances, only one pair may dance at a time, both must be wearing masks, unless they are part of the same household and must remain six feet away from other persons. Hard to be happy if you're freaking out about breaking the rules and be potentially looking at a fine on your wedding day.

I don't believe the state of Washington has a wedding registry where you can help offset monetary penalties of the bride and/or groom as a nuptials gift. I mean that would be great, but...

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