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The Coronavirus Has Upended Kansas City's Wedding Industry

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As the country progresses through the coronavirus pandemic, wedding industry professionals and their clients are dealing with postponements, cancellations and uncertainty.

Planners and artists in the wedding industry are navigating an unprecedented market interruption.

2020 is turning out to be a tough year to try to get married. Some couples have set dates then rescheduled for a few months later, only to reset again. And you can only imagine the juggling act that those who work in the wedding industry are going through.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.
Chris Young is an Assistant Producer for KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at chrisy@kcur.org.
The Kansas City region has long been a place where different ways of life collide. I tell the stories of people living and working where race, culture and ethnicity intersect. I examine racial equity and disparity, highlight the area's ethnic groups and communities of color, and invite all of Kansas City to explore meaningful ways to bond with and embrace cultures different from their own. Email me at luke@kcur.org.