Holly Essen and her fiancee have been planning an April wedding in their hometown of Tokyo for many years, but now, thanks to the Coronavirus, they have had to cancel everything.
Ms. Essen, a teacher, can’t put her guests at risk of infection.
she said: “If our celebration causes serious health problems, I cannot forgive myself. I also fear that my father and my brother will not be allowed to enter Japan. It is not known what will happen at this time and I do not want to go ahead without them being here. “She is frustrated – but says safety is a priority.
The Coronavirus only emerged in December but is now a pandemic, with countries imposing lockdowns and travel restrictions. The day the couple finally decided to cancel, their wedding invitations came to Ms. Essen’s father Mike’s house in Harborough, Leicestershire, UK.
he said: “What they tried to do to organize the day came home but since I was over 60, she was worried about putting me and others in danger.
“My daughter has arranged her own wedding day because I can’t help more than the UK.”
The family is now having trouble trying to get a refund, he said.
“We cannot refund our money for flights and hotels, so stand by writing down the amount of about £5,000. I have tried to claim back with my credit card but with about 90 minutes to spare. Despite (as everyone else is trying to do), they say there is nothing to do. ”
Families hope to reschedule a wedding date, ideally during the flowering season again.
For Saun Nathani and Resha Modi, their wedding in Italy was considered a happy moment in their life.
But Ms. Modi, a London-based hero, said: “In a matter of weeks, our world was turned upside down when the outbreak in Italy was announced.
“We were about to marry in Tuscany for about a month, but now we’re a little taller and we have no idea whether it’s going to go ahead or whether we have to postpone or cancel.
“We had been planning this wedding for six months. We both work full-time and yet it has been a stressful and difficult road, but the only thing we have known is that We will marry each other. ”
He said they have more than a hundred guests coming from all over the world, including children, grandparents and elderly relatives, but many are now scared to travel.
The response to the virus is changing rapidly in the UK too, and they also feared that it would be better to postpone it if the UK finally entered Lockdown.
Lauren Maitland and her fiancé, Charlotte Armitage, have crossed fingers that they will proceed to their wedding in Whitby Abbey, Yorkshire in May.
But Ms. Maitland said: “My mother recently performed a surgical procedure on her heart and she is recovering, while my grandfather is 90 years old. Charlotte also cares about her parents daily. Is.
“Beyond that, we are afraid of the cancellation of large public gatherings, which would mean that our event could not proceed, or that a lot of people would be alienated from themselves. Is.
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“We also have friends and family who travel from Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Germany, and the United States. We are very afraid they will not be able to travel.”
They have married insurance and already have travel insurance for their 10-day honeymoon in Orlando, Florida and on Royal Caribbean Cruises a week ago, but Ms. Maitland added: “Existing travel ban, park closure And with the cancellation of the cruise, we are definitely getting nervous about what’s going to happen with our plans.
The couple, who live in St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, say they are on their way to wait and see.
“More importantly, we remember to put things in context. As much as our marriage is important to us, and as much as we are passionate about our honeymoon, nothing is more important to us than friends and family who We have invited – on this special day
“As long as they are all fine and virus-free, postponing or canceling our plans doesn’t matter in the end. We just want everyone to be fine.”
Meanwhile, even in London, Elisha Deol and his fiancé Ronak Shah are trying to figure out emergency plans to ensure their marriage goes ahead in a few weeks.
The couple, who have been associated for just over a year, was planning to marry a Hindu with 500 guests at the Oshwal Center in Potters Bar next month, which was followed by a civil wedding and reception at The Savoy Hotel the following day. The entire program cost around £ 100,000.
Ms. Devall said: “There are many things that we need to know about marriage