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Bride wears wedding dress to get vaccinated

Published: Monday, Apr. 26th, 2021


Cover image via University of Maryland Medical System's Twitter @umms, April 12

Calling it the “event of the year,” a Baltimore woman wore her unused wedding reception dress to get vaccinated earlier this month. The festive white dress, decorated in stitched polka dots and lace, had been hanging in her closet since the the fall, when the pandemic forced her to cancel her reception. 

 

 

The University of Maryland Medical System tweeted the festive event.

 

 

 

Like so many others, Sarah Studley and her new husband Bryan were forced to change their wedding plans last year. They held a small micro-wedding in San Diego, but chose to cancel their large reception party in order to help keep their friends and family members safe, which meant Sarah’s stunning reception dress went unused. 

 

When the day of her first vaccination appointment arrived, Sarah realized it was the perfect occasion to put on her party dress. 

 

“For me, it was a celebration,” Studley told her local news outlet, WJZ CBS Baltimore. “There were so many low moments during the pandemic, so many things that got canceled, this dress, if nothing else, represents hope.”

 

The cheerful fashion choice is certainly a reminder that while much of our daily lives have been postponed and rearranged during the COVID-19 crisis, brighter days are on the horizon as vaccine distribution increases. 

 

 

Read the full scoop in Claudette Stefanian’s article for NBC 7 San Diego

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Vaccines are on everyone’s summer wedding guest list! 

 

If you’re planning or performing a wedding in the next couple months, you’re probably wondering what to expect. Will things be back to normal, or are sudden cancellations and gathering restrictions still looming in the distance?

 

It’s hard to say for sure, but there are certainly many reasons to be hopeful! While the COVID crisis is far from over, more than 50% of Americans have received their first vaccine shot. This means that officiants and couples can prepare for a steady increase in larger weddings, receptions, brunches, afterparties, dancing, and more this summer:

 

 

 

 

 


 

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