Kicker – Cardboard cutout wedding


MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: A couple in Michigan had big plans for their traditional wedding ceremony. 

But coronavirus restrictions completely upended those plans earlier this month. 

Amy Simonson and Dan Stuglik went ahead with their wedding, but friends and family had to stay home. 

And yet, the pews were still packed! And it was anything but a cookie-cutter wedding. Instead, it was a cardboard cutout wedding!

REICHARD: What?!

BASHAM: Yep. A packaging company donated more than 100 cardboard cutouts to pose as stand-ins for the family and friends who couldn’t attend.

REICHARD: How’s that work?

BASHAM: Well, Menasha Packaging Company made cutouts to look like people tall and short, young and old, with long hair, short hair and ponytails.

The groom told WSBT that in some ways, the pandemic is bringing out the best in people.

STUGLIK: It’s been great to see that. You know, you have the scare news. But then you’re also getting some amazing news of some people that are just coming out of the woodwork to do really creative things to help out.

Stuglik said he’ll forever be thankful for the chance to do something special for his bride. 

REICHARD: Sweet!

BASHAM: It’s The World and Everything in It.


(Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium via AP)

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