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.
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Part 2- Let’s try this again shall we!?🎂 Since I’m obviously going to win an Academy Award for this cinematic production, I guess I’ll start my speech now. I’d like to begin by thanking our angel of a wedding planner @anntravisevents . The fact that we’ve had to reschedule our wedding twice without experiencing an ounce of stress is a huge testament to her work. Second of all, a thank you to the sweetest @sweetheatheranne for this cake. She’ll be making our wedding cake too and I’ll try not to drop it 😉 And last but not least thank you to the very talented @eve_hinz who helped us put these videos together- I promise it’ll be the last one because, come hell or high water, we ARE getting married July 9th 2021. Oh and thank you to all our people who have continually lifted us up during these crazy times. The thought of having you all in the same room next year makes my heart burst 🤍 CHEERS TO 7.9.21! 🥂
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.