Planning a Wedding During a Pandemic

A while ago, we wrote a post talking about our engagement. Obviously, it is time for a new update!

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After we got engaged, we enjoyed the feeling for a little while but then moved on to the next step. Planning the wedding. First, we looked at a calendar and talked about how long we wanted our engagement to be. We then started looking for dates that have relevance to us. The date was important to us because it is going to be our anniversary date, and we will remember it for the rest of our lives, so we wanted it to be special. We picked a few options but quickly narrowed it down to 10.10.2020. Mind you, this was in November 2019, so we had no idea what was to come.

Planning was going well, we had booked our venues, DJ, photographer, Kay even bought her dress. Then March came along and brought the pandemic with it. We watched as the whole world came to a stop, and the wedding was the last thing on our minds. We followed the stay in place orders and quarantine with our new puppy, Abbey. However, as the months started to pass us by we knew some hard decisions were coming our way.

The biggest challenge was that information changed daily, so it was hard to predict next week let alone October. We gave ourselves a deadline to make a decision on August 10th so that we would have 2 months to get everything planned. In the first week of August, we contacted our venues to make sure we had the most current information. After that, we spoke with our parents and decided on how to proceed.

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For us, the decision was simple. We wanted to make sure that we did all we could to protect all of our loved ones from the coronavirus. At the same time, we wanted to move forward and start our marriage together. This year has been shrouded with so much negativity we knew that it was important to move forward with some positivity and embrace our joy even if not in the way we had hoped.

We wanted to share that this was very emotional and challenging. We know that we are loved by some of the most supportive family and friends. Knowing that they could not physically be at our wedding was disappointing, but we also knew that our loved ones would stand by us and embrace our wedding in a new way. We are well on our way to 10.10.2020 and have planned for a virtual ceremony!

Covid-19 has presented many unique challenges in 2020, and many people have been forced to think creatively in celebrating life’s many moments. We are doing our best to embrace this challenging time and celebrate our wedding virtually.

Thank you for coming on this journey with us, and more updates will come as we get closer to the day.

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