A mass bride named Keri had posted on her facebook page about weddings and has asked everyone to please send this message to governor baker. Her story has also been on Boston 25 news if you want to check out her video. it is very heart warming and she is also a front line worker! As you all know weddings aren't supposed to be until phase 4 with stadiums an arenas, which is simply ridiculous. So i ask if you could please share this message that Keri wrote, it would help a lot! Copy and pasted her note below. Please be sure to change your venue and name!
Friends I’m asking for your help! My venue suggested writing a letter to the Baker administration. Where weddings are PHASE 4 of the reopen plan without restrictions. Under PHASE 3 weddings are only allowed to have a dinner with masks and all tables 6 ft apart, no dancing, no cocktail hour, no socialization. Writing your own or copying and pasting my personal letter on my behalf to get the attention it deserves . You can send physically to.. Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St., Office of the Governor, Room 280, Boston, MA 02133Or email https://www.mass.gov/forms/email-the-governors-officeHe also has an Instagram account @massgovernor where you can direct message. Dear Governor Baker,I respect and appreciate all you are doing to keep Massachusetts safe. I am a healthcare worker who has been on the front lines during the Coronavirus pandemic. Safety is my top priority so I continue to isolate from my friends and family.Yes, I am a healthcare worker by day, but, I am also a bride-to-be. I have been planning and saving for my future wedding for years. My fiancé also just won his battle against lymphoma. After this unprecedented year, our wedding means the world to us.I am struggling with understanding the current restrictions on weddings in our phased open approach. Weddings are PRIVATE events and gatherings of close family and friends. With respect to social guidelines from your administration, I am confident that my guests can and should measure the risk of attending a wedding that includes dancing, dining, and socializing. I would just like to give them the chance to make that decision. It is deemed “safe” to go to public beaches, malls, presidential rallies, and protests with thousands of people, while brides are forced to cancel a once in a lifetime event. Again, this is a private event of much lesser capacity, and I, along with my venue vendor are willing to send guests a waiver for attendance. We are asking you to please lift restrictions from weddings. This once in a lifetime experience will be commemorated forever. Having been isolated for months, I could not think of a better way to reunite with our close family and friends. Please reconsider, we are at Tewksbury country club who has been following the state and CDC guidelines appropriately but have been reaching out for more specific guidelines without receiving any information back from the state. However there is a disconnect. A wedding is a private event with the same moderate capacity outlined in phase two but with attendances of family and friends. This is not the same as an aquarium or museums outlined in phase three or stadium events which is open to the public on stage four. A private wedding is NOT the same as a stadium event why would weddings guidelines fall into stage four with those stadium events? I am asking you to provide more clarification and to lift the restrictions outlined in phase three to allow for dance floor access and cocktail hour for private wedding events. Thank you,