The Wedding Is Postponed. Again.
The venues had been booked, the flowers selected, outfits tailored, menus tasted and playlists curated. But as the coronavirus ravaged the world last year and travel shut down, many couples who had planned destination weddings were forced to postpone their nuptials.Now, almost a year later, with new variants emerging and with travel restrictions still in place, they find themselves faced with a prospect they hadn’t imagined: postponing again.Marissa Barmine, a medical student, had initially planned to host around 160 guests at the Perry Lane Hotel in Savannah, Ga., in April.
Now, in wedding terms, the date is almost upon them, and the hotel says it can hold a socially distanced wedding for 120 people that month. “But Covid is out of control over here in the U.S. and it just feels irresponsible to bring together so many people in this environment,” Ms. Barmine said. “We just don’t feel comfortable.”
ImageTheir planned wedding venue told Marissa Barmine and McKeen Christiansen that postponing again would be considered a cancellation and they’d have to forfeit the money they’d put down. Credit…Dylan Wilson for The New York Times