How Three Local Brides Shifted Their Wedding Plans for 2020
Local brides share how they managed to shift directions and still celebrate the wedding of their dreams in 2020 when COVID-19 forced the world to pivot.
By Megan Dollar
When COVID hit, Merry and Alex trimmed their guest list from 230 people to 28 and got hitched on July 25 at Vantage Rooftop Lounge. “One of the biggest things is to make sure you and your partner are on the same page. Give yourself time to grieve the change, then think about the positives that will come out of that day,” Merry says.
Shawnna and John's Las Vegas elopement was swapped out for an intimate ceremony at their photographer’s studio. “Flexibility is definitely key when trying to plan a wedding, especially during a pandemic. And keep it simple. Our ceremony ended up being way more special than we had planned, so it worked out well,” Shawnna says.
Emily and Corbin cut their guest list by almost two-thirds and moved the ceremony from The Loft at Keith Farms to Emily’s grandparents’ backyard. “Embrace the abnormal and treasure the moment,” she says. “I wrestled with frustration, but it was too important for us to get married. So, we kept our original date but made adjustments.”
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