With the majority of the country’s weddings canceled or rescheduled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the small, local businesses that support them — vendors like florists, caterers, photographers and wedding planners — have been left trying to stay afloat or pivot their businesses.
And couples have had to decide whether to put off their nuptials, or make do within the state’s guidelines for safe celebrations. After all, Minnesota’s largest COVID-19 social spreader event to date was a late-August wedding in the town of Ghent. Of the 300 people who attended, 75 later tested positive, and one was hospitalized.
MPR News host Angela Davis talks with two local wedding industry insiders on what it’s been like to navigate the pandemic.
Sonja Babich is the publisher of Minnesota Bride magazine.
Celisia Stanton is a Minneapolis-based wedding photographer.
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