Drive-Thru Weddings Might Be All the Rage This Year
Social distancing has impacted so many layers of daily life, from weekday routines to major life events like weddings. While COVID-19 has disrupted many couples’ wedding plans this year, some couples are opting for more creative ways to officialize their union and celebrate their love during the pandemic. Drive-thru weddings might just be the 2020 wedding trend that no one predicted.
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One couple in Utah, Brennan Norman and Abby Holman, recently had a drive-thru ceremony for 30 friends and family members. Their original date for the wedding was April 25, but they bumped it up to April 10 as the pandemic started to spread faster closer to their place of residence.
Friends and family stayed in their cars or at a safe distance from the bride and groom for the short but meaningful ceremony. Then the couple and guests parted ways to drive to their respective homes. After the wedding, the couple spent the weekend in a cabin closeby, since their original honeymoon trip was canceled.
“At first, we were sad we couldn’t have a normal wedding. But after seeing the video and pictures, I wouldn’t have had it any other way. It was perfect,” said Brennan.
A growing trend
A couple in Cranston, Rhode Island, also had a drive-by wedding ceremony. They had originally planned on just having a few family members attend. However, as the video clip shows, their friends surprised them by driving up to their ceremony on the lawn of Cranston West High School.
The ceremony isn’t the only part of the wedding that couples are adapting to suit the times. Another couple had a drive-by reception after they had a small ceremony with their closest family and friends.
Congratulations to all of these couples who are choosing to celebrate their love despite the challenging circumstances of the pandemic. It’s a positive ray of hope amidst somber headlines as we all continue social distancing for a while longer.
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Whitney Russell resides in Dayton, though her spirit can be found beach-bumming in Puerto Rico (the land of her half-Puerto Rican heritage). When not crafting car-related content, she can be found chasing after the most amazing toddler in the world, watching her “beaver” of a husband build amazing woodworking projects, hanging out with two crazy dogs, and visiting family and friends. She also enjoys traveling, crafting, and binge-watching period dramas when time allows. See more articles by Whitney.