Dangerous coronavirus wedding trend slammed: 'Blows my mind'

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·3-min read

A dangerous coronavirus wedding 'trend' has emerged on social media, which is leaving people 'mind blown'.

Reddit user u/photog679 pointed out the trend recently in the Wedding Shaming subreddit, writing: “Something new I’ve noticed in the variety of Facebook wedding groups I am in is people waiting two weeks after their wedding, then posting.”

One Reddit user has pointed out a worrying trend occurring at weddings nowadays. Photo: Getty
One Reddit user has pointed out a worrying trend occurring at weddings nowadays. Photo: Getty

“And saying something like 'We did it! Waited two weeks and there are no cases of Covid reported from our guests!’” they continued.

“And then fawning over how they have no regrets, they would do it again if they could, and encouraging others to do the same.

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“THIS IS A BAD TREND. Blatant disregard for their guests’ safety then bragging about how they pulled it off. I can’t believe how rampant this is right now.”

Plenty of people, many of whom were from the US, were quick to share their anger at the practice with one user writing, “One of my former coworkers did this. Like, congratulations on not killing anyone, Kelly. Glad your risk paid off.”

In response, another user sarcastically joked, “‘Drove home drunk last night, no arrest, no regrets!’”

Unfortunately, many weddings in the US don't feature much social distancing or mask use. Photo: Getty
Unfortunately, many weddings in the US don't feature much social distancing or mask use. Photo: Getty

“Coworker did something similar, but didn’t post anything about the wedding until a month after because they came down with Covid,” someone else wrote.

Another shared a story of how their colleague, a nurse on the Covid ward at a hospital, got married in late October and believed she was in the clear.

However, her step mother, who was sick at the wedding, but didn't say anything was hospitalised the weekend after the ceremony.

“My coworker just couldn’t believe it,” they wrote. “I just shook my head and said, 'That’s why this is never going to end,'... She said it wasn’t her fault, her step mother never told her and should’ve taken [personal] responsibility and not come - I stared at her dumbfounded and blurted, 'You should’ve taken some personal responsibility and postponed the damn wedding.’”

One user commented, "This blows my mind," and another added, "This is insane."

"There’s a wedding group I’m in where many brides have said someone came back positive after the wedding and the group members are always quick to assure them they don’t need to let the guests know," someone else wrote.

"Like WTF why wouldn’t you tell the other guests that they may have been exposed?!"

"I mean, if Covid isn't the perfect excuse to elope, I don't know what is," one user added.

Another pointed out that people who are attending large mask-less weddings in the US are probably the people who are also less likely to actually get a Covid test.

There have been over 21.7 million cases in the US since the pandemic begun with over 365,000 deaths. This week they broke the record for most Covid deaths in a single day than ever before with nearly 3,900 deaths. The average daily cases in the past week have been 213,437.

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