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Wedding plans thrown off by coronavirus

Posted at 4:23 PM, Mar 17, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The coronavirus has created wedding nightmares for couples across the Bluegrass preparing for their big day.

Many have made the tough call to cancel or postpone weddings after months or even years of planning.

For Amanda Buffin and Trent Mills, this should have been the happiest time of their lives.

“It's just hard. We were so excited," Buffin said. "We were 11 days away. We're like 'we're finally getting married, something we've been waiting for a long time."

Instead, the last few days have been full of tears.

After two years of planning, the couple had to postpone their wedding in Harrodsburg.

“Stressful. Some people, it's hard to get a hold of," Buffin noted. "We've had to call some of our guests. We put it out on Facebook for those who have Facebook. We've told our wedding party and our close friends."

LEX 18 photographer Tyler Rowlett and his Fiancee Emily Greene are dealing with a similar fiasco.

“With the groups of 50 or more not being recommended, that's when it got a little more scary and we realized we had to make some tough decisions,” Rowlett said.

The couple made the tough decision to postpone their March 21st ceremony just a week beforehand.

They didn't feel like hosting more than 200 guests at Pine Mountain State Park was responsible.

“We just felt awful because people had taken off work and already planned travel and things like that but then the more people we talked to, we realized that a lot of people are actually relieved," Rowlett said. "They didn't want to let us down, but they also didn't want to risk their own health."

Both couples are now trying to juggle rescheduling with the venue and their different vendors.

But they say what doesn't kill you, may only bring you closer.

“If we can make it through this, we can make it through marriage,” said Trent Mills.

Rowlett and Greene have rescheduled their ceremony for Mid-November, but they will go through with legally getting married this weekend.

Buffin and Mills don't have a new date set yet. They’re hoping to wed in the summer, but they are waiting to see when the Coronavirus starts to curb.