A Michigan couple whose wedding plans were thrown into chaos by the coronavirus pandemic said church pews will still be full during their ceremony, but all the guests will be made of cardboard.
Dan Stuglik and Amy Simonson said about 160 people were due to attend their wedding this Saturday in Dowagiac, but the COVID-19 shutdown left them with a suddenly empty guest list.
Stuglik enlisted the help of local company Menasha Packing to provide human-shaped cardboard cutouts to represent his friends and family during the ceremony.
“I didn’t like the idea of Amy having to walk through the church with no one in the pews, that seemed like a very lonely walk, so I wanted something to represent the guests,” Stuglik told WSBT-TV.
“I went to buy a few sheets of cardboard and they came in and brought in a designer and made the figures,” Stuglik said.
The Menasha Packing company donated the cardboard figures of the wedding guests.
The couple said they will take their honeymoon at an Airbnb, with a more extravagant trip to Rhode Island planned for when coronavirus lockdown measures are no longer active.