HARLINGEN, Texas – Weddings and quinceañeras are milestone moments in people lives. Now they have been postponed or canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many families and couples are worrying about whether their big celebrations will happen at all in the midst of this pandemic.
Sandra Bernal has been planning her daughters quinceañera for over 2 years and said her daughter didn’t want to postpone her big day.
“My daughter took it hard on herself. She was like why my occasion, why my festival, why my quince you know, she did take it hard on herself,” said Sandra Bernal.
Her daughter Indra Lynn Bernal had no choice but to move her quinceañera. While it was hard at first she is now coping with reality.
“I looked at it is as a positive way,” said Indra Lynn Bernal. “I was like i’m going to get better so i can dance and have more fun with my friends and everything.”
Clara Loera, an event planner for Social Situations RGV has seen that a number of her clients are still moving forward with their events, but have had to make some adjustments.
“It’ll just be them, their priest or officiant, their parents,” Loera said. “Then they’ll continue the celebration in the fall or the winter with all of their family and friends.”
Loera wants everyone who’s planning an event to continue to enjoy the process and not let the virus ruin their celebration.