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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Government shutdown...shutting down weddings?

With day 3 of the Government shut down in effect, it is causing more casualties then one might expect.  Effecting the wedding industry?  How, you crazy wedding planner?  Well, I received a call Tuesday morning from a panicked sister of the bride, trying the save her sister's wedding scheduled for THIS Sunday at Lake Crescent Lodge in the Olympic National Park!  The location of the wedding is in a state park, which due to the government shut down is CLOSED!  Here is part of an article portraying more ways around the country the shutdown is effecting everything, even weddings!

Associated Press NANCY BENAC 11 hours ago 
WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking out a mortgage. Getting married in a park. Going for a fall foliage drive. Cashing a check.
Who knew that so many random activities of daily life could be imperiled by a shutdown of the federal government?
Americans are finding that "the government" entails a lot more than the stereotype of faceless D.C. bureaucrats cranking out red tape.
And so it is that two dozen October weddings, including nine this week, are in jeopardy because they're scheduled for monument sites on the National Mall. Ditto for a New Jersey couple planning to marry at the Grand Canyon.
Mike Cassesso and MaiLien Le's permit to get married Saturday on the lawn near the Jefferson Memorial looks to be among the casualties, giving rise to a new Twitter hashtag for their #shutdownwedding. They're looking at alternate sites, including the restaurant booked for their reception.

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