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Local wedding venues getting busy

Despite virus uncertainty, couples continue saying "I do"
Posted at 6:33 PM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 19:33:29-04

FREEDOM (NBC 26) - — As the old rhyme goes: 'Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue..." is getting a coronavirus twist.

"I thought I was going to have to hand out tons of masks, but a lot of people had theirs with them," said Carrie Tryba.

As masks become that 'something new,' this isn't anything Carrie and her husband Jim could have imagined. The couple, whose own anniversary is coming up, owns Simply Country Barn in Freedom. They said from cancellations to postponements they're about to start their busiest wedding month since the virus began. This means, they've put a lot of safety measures in place to do so.

"We want people to be comfortable," Carrie added.

The couple has added sneeze guards for catering lines and bartenders; require people to sign waivers; have placed sanitizer throughout the venue; and even shows you how to safely social dis'dance' to the music. Adding, you'll have to wear a mask the whole time, the only exception is when you're actively eating or drinking.

Their advice: "Anyone who is having a wedding this year, don't stress. If you really feel this is what you need to do, go with it," Carrie said.

But at the end of the day, even though your tables are a little farther apart and you'll have to talk a little louder through a mask, they said the virus isn't taking over the day.

"Really and truly, love is still there," Carrie said.

"All you need is a little more conversation, with the DJ, the caterer," Jim chimed in. "Everything will come true, and everyone will be happy."