Virus hits during busy wedding season


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — With the pandemic hitting during what’s typically a busy wedding season, couples are having to make tough choices when it comes to their big day. 
Many couples are opting to postpone their weddings, while others are getting married over video calls. 
That second option is what Sarah Cox and her fiancé plan to do Saturday. The two will say “I do” in a virtual ceremony, while sitting in their living room.

“Our preacher is going to marry us on a zoom call,” Cox said. “We just had the date already picked and had set if for so long and had the license.”

The couple’s family and friends will also be able to join the video call. 

“They would obviously love to be there in person but this is the next best thing,” Cox added. 

It’s a tough choice wedding planners like Katie Gill, who owns Sailboat Weddings, is helping couples navigate. 

“Your goal is going to be married to your best friend and I think it’s helping them go back to the basics and the importance of a wedding celebration,” Gill said. 

Gill is doing all her planning meetings virtually. She says everyone is getting creative from venues holding virtual tours, to bakers and caters doing curbside tastings. 
“We just want to make sure our couples still get that full planning experience, even though it’s not a normal face to face.”

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