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3rd time is a charm: Couple's save the date announcement goes viral

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Posted at 11:11 AM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 17:08:27-04

They’ve been waiting to get married for eight years. What’s another two year wait, right?

A young metro Detroit couple has already had to postpone their 500+ person wedding twice this summer due to COVID-19.

But things are looking up for Taylor Bishop and Alex Collar. Third time is a charm, hopefully. They have a date set for summer 2021.

Bishop said it was depressing to receive change the date announcements one after another from her friends in the mail this summer.

Seventy-six percent of couples who were supposed to get married this summer have rescheduled, while 12% have canceled their wedding altogether, with no future date set, according to Mike Staff Productions, a full-service wedding production company based in metro Detroit.

“We wanted to post something uplifting and it made everyone laugh because it was such a bummer,” said Taylor about a video the couple posted on Instagram.

The first video about rescheduling the date went viral and was picked up by the wedding website The Knot. A follow-up video, that has yet another postponed date, was posted recently and getting lots of laughs.

Alex and Taylor met in a Spanish class at Michigan State University more than eight years ago.

“I am so excited! I know it’s going to be great especially after this pandemic to be surrounded by all our family and friends,” said Bishop.