MN couple changes wedding plans over Covid-19, twice

Created: March 27, 2020 08:25 AM

(ABC 6 News) -- A Minnesota couple had to make major changes to their wedding plans, twice, because of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Julie McManus and Jon Gosz have been planning their wedding for several months. They were supposed to get married on Saturday, March 28 in Prior Lake, MN. 


A few weeks before the wedding, concerns began to grow over the coronavirus. Julie and Jon decided they would cancel their big wedding. They had already paid for everything, and invitations had already gone out to their 200+ guests. After canceling all the arrangements, they decided to move forward with a smaller ceremony instead, simply holding an in-home ceremony with only close family in attendance. 

However, just a few days before their wedding was set to happen, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz issued a "stay at home" order, which takes effect at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 27. 

Once again, Julie and Jon were forced to re-think their wedding plans. On Wednesday, just three days before their wedding, they decided to move the wedding up one day, to Friday afternoon, March 27, before Gov. Walz's order takes effect. 

Julie said this has been an emotional process and is thankful for the support of friends and family. She's also a 1st-grade teacher, so in addition to planning her wedding, she's been planning for e-learning for her students. 

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