Coronavirus pandemic results in postponed weddings

Wedding Day is one of the biggest days of a person's life, but for three Valley women, they have to postpone their weddings amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The three women, who are co-workers, are coming up with a plan together. They were set to get married within weeks of each other, but all of that is now on hold. The women had been planning their wedding for a year or more, and family and friends had plans to travel out west from New York, and even the United Kingdom.

"It’s been emotional," said Jakki Lewis. "I have cried a lot. I’m fairly practical, and it’s out of our control."

On top of managing the guests and their travels amid the coronavirus pandemic, they have also working with vendors. A lot, however, can't be salvaged, such as invitations with dates already printed, and engraved rings with dates.

Now that stores are closed, even picking up suits is a challenge.

"We could be in jeans and dresses, or going as planned," said Amy La Sala.

All three say they will be getting married, and it's just a waiting game now. Through the stress, the women say they are happy to lean on one another.

"It’s been nice. People going through the same thing, I feel awful for them as well, but it helps you to have people to turn to," said Molly Mahoney, who was originalyl set to get married on Saturday.

Additional resources on the coronavirus

In order to protect yourself from a possible infection, the CDC recommends:

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Stay home when you are sick.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

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