Parkesburg resident Ben Chronister and his fiancée Jen Dunning are among the growing number of local couples who are being forced to reconsider their wedding date due to the coronavirus crisis, writes Daniel Urie for the Harrisburg Patriot-News.
Chronister, a mechanical engineer, and Dunning, a chemical engineer who lives in Upper Providence Township, originally set their wedding date for May 9. The pair has been planning their wedding since last June. They set the DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Lancaster as the venue.
Then, the coronavirus pandemic happened. Although the two continued to hold out hope for keeping their original date, they realized they needed a backup one as well. So, they decided on July 11.
The guests were not an issue, as a lot of them are arriving from different states and will be staying at the Doubletree. So, if the need arises, said Dunning, it should be relatively easy to move the entire block of rooms to the new date.
Chronister and Dunning are trying to stay positive.
“We also know there a lot more people out there with bigger challenges,” said Chronister.
Read more about the couple in the Harrisburg Patriot-News here.