Couples share how they exchanged vows when pandemic changed their wedding plans

Lila Elmously and Jimmy Wojnarowicz's Zoom wedding.
Photo credit Courtesy of Lila Elmously
By KYW Newsradio 1060
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio)  The pandemic has altered the wedding industry just as we are approaching wedding season. But that’s not stopping couples from tying the knot. 

Lila Elmously and Jimmy Wojnarowicz got married April 4, but it wasn’t at the Penn Museum as planned.

“We actually wanted to do something on 4/4. So we ended up doing it on Zoom. Even our officiant and our parents logged in from home. And then a few friends and family logged in as well,” Elmously said. 

She said it actually worked out better than they expected.

“A lot of my family is from Egypt and weren’t actually going to come for the wedding. And having it virtual allowed them to be here and see us get married, which they wouldn’t have otherwise,” she said. 

Brittany French and her fiancé are getting married May 16. But the venue offered to move the reception to another date. 

So they are going to take their vows in May, and their wedding will be in January.

“We did find another date that does have meaning for us. But we’ll still be able to have our perfect day because, honestly, at the end of the day, we still have each other and that’s what marriage is all about,” French said. 

French said another bonus is that all the vendors have agreed to the switch.

“It’s nice to know that all those vendors that I booked a year ago are still gonna be available to put their best show on for us that day,” she added.