The world has changed, almost overnight. The coronavirus global pandemic is affecting everyone’s lives in different ways. Businesses are shut down. Entrepreneurs and small business owners are suffering. Kids are out of school—many through the end of the school year. People are out of work and many of them have loved ones who are home sick battling the virus. The airports are empty. With the entire country practicing social distancing right now and most folks afraid to travel, many brides and grooms who were counting down the days until they said I do have had to postpone their wedding days.

Wedding venues began to cancel, guests started changing their RSVPs, vendors pulled out, and just like that, the day they were most looking forward to has been put on hold. Brides and grooms spend months, and sometimes years, planning the day they walk down the aisle, so to have to make last minute changes can be a lot to process emotionally, especially if they’ve spent a lot of money on their wedding plans. The good news, they’re staying positive and moving forward as they plan to tie the knot post-pandemic.

Here are seven sweet stories of how these brides and grooms are coping and not letting this put a damper on their love, like Melanie and Gerald, shown above getting married in a small ceremony on their original date at her parents’ home.

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