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In Sickness And In Health: How Has COVID-19 Impacted Wedding Season?




Sara Aragones wearing a protective face mask attends a wedding dress rehearsal at Pronovias store on June 10, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain.
Sara Aragones wearing a protective face mask attends a wedding dress rehearsal at Pronovias store on June 10, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain.
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The reality of the coronavirus pandemic quickly set in for many couples planning to say “I do” this year.

The virus shows little sympathy, even for those in love and ready to walk down the aisle. Couples planning large weddings and receptions saw their hard work of finalizing the guest list, booking the caterer and more seemingly tossed out the window. 

As the virus derails wedding plans, many people have opted for smaller celebrations or even Zoom ceremonies. Many have postponed and delayed plans altogether until their guests can safely join together. Some are moving forward with their big day though, scaled down or not. That puts invited guests in a tough spot of deciding whether to potentially travel and attend or turn down the invitation and miss out. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the size of an event or gathering should be determined based on state and local regulations. But larger, in-person gatherings where it’s difficult for attendees to space out or an event that requires travel are still considered high-risk.

Today on AirTalk, we want to hear how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting your wedding or a loved one’s wedding. How has this impacted you? Did you have to postpone your big day? Do you have to miss out on a good friend’s reception? Are you still debating whether you should even attend a loved one’s celebration? Tell us all your wedding debacles by calling 866-893-5722.