CANANDAIGUA, NY(WROC)— Couples all over the country are changing the ways they are tying the knot, as the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how people can have weddings.
Andrew and Alicia Raeman were already planning to get married at Cananadiagua Lake, but when COVID-19 hit, their plans had to change so the show can still go on.
“Memorable. Definitely. We’ll definitely remember the day we got married,” Andrew Raeman said,
Andrew and Alicia Raeman tied the knot in Canandaigua, in front of a close group of family and friends.
The couple had already planned their wedding well in advance, choosing the spot and hired the photographer. However invitations to wedding had to change when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
“So there was originally 21, 21 people so we had to cut it down to 9 pretty thankful that Canandaigua still allowed us to do it,” Alicia Raeman said.
COVID-19 restrictions, like no gatherings of more than 10 and face masks in public, made things a little different for those in attendance.
“Definitely the masks and 6 feet apart the no pictures with hugging, anything like that a little weird,” Alicia Raeman said.
But the wedding still went forward, and the couple made it official and did it with social distancing in mind.
“Just different obviously very memorable we just didn’t want it to ruin things so people that have had to change their plans and stuff we just really wanted to go through with it we just changed,” said Alicia Raeman.
The couple hopes that restrictions from COVID-19 are lifted in time for their larger reception with 120 plus people in September.