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Why Couples Are Having Multiple Weddings in the Pandemic

Ms. Oxenberg, who lives in Los Angeles, and Mr. D’Ignazio, who lives in Key West, where Ms. Oxenberg will soon join him, are expecting between 100 and 150 guests to attend their second event on Sept. 3 at Mr. D’Ignazio’s parent’s vacation home in Groton Long Point, Conn. It will also include a ceremony, led by one of Mr. D’Ignazio’s close friends.

For other recent newlyweds, two events have not been enough.

In 2020, Amanda Jane Cooper and Andrew Adams Bell, who live in Manhattan, married at City Hall in March after canceling their nuptials planned for that April. Weeks after they wed, they held a second virtual ceremony, to which Ms. Cooper wore a wedding dress, with their families, friends and pastor.

“It was really important for us to do the Zoom,” said Mr. Bell, 32, the chief operating officer of sustainability and impact for the asset management unit at Goldman Sachs. “It was a community celebration of a personal decision.”

But a virtual community experience was not wholly satisfying, he added.

“We were wanting to experience something that is really meaningful in person, to be in community with the people who will be supporting us in our marriage,” Mr. Bell said.

The couple saw the physical presence of loved ones as a way to “really seal this marriage,” said Ms. Cooper, 33, a screen and stage actor who has played the role of Glinda in “Wicked” on Broadway.

On Sept. 19, 2021, they held a third wedding celebration at French Creek Golf Club in Elverson, Pa., which included a vow renewal ceremony that two of their friends led before 135 guests.