Stories of 2020 - A Wedding Day to Remember
By Samantha Dowse; February 1, 2020
In 2020, I had a hard decision to make. Well, actually a bunch of hard decisions. In the span of three weeks, my wedding plan changed over 10 times. Plan A was cancelled in March, when my fiancé and I prioritized the health and safety of our guests over our carefully planned, storybook mountain wedding in North Carolina. Plans B through G were various options for a local setting and a smaller group. In the end, we executed the final event in less than 24-hours to narrowly miss the stay-at-home order that would have postponed our wedding indefinitely.
There was so much uncertainty in the world and Andrew and I wanted to face it as husband and wife. But for months, I wondered how I would feel about that decision over time. Would I regret not waiting out the pandemic to have the wedding I planned with all the people I loved?