Planning a wedding during a global pandemic is difficult for most brides, but this week Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey raised some eyebrows when it was reported that she had 250 confirmed guests for her nuptials this upcoming weekend.
Monday, the model and reality star made a remote appearance on Extra where she divulged that she and fiancé Mike Hill are still going full steam ahead with their “large wedding” in a few days.
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“Weddings are stressful. For me, the most stress for Mike and I is making sure we are not only following the COVID-19 rules and regulations, but also putting people in place to enforce them,” she explained.
“We’re having a large wedding. To be honest, everything that we’re doing for our wedding 10/10/20, we would be doing if we had 50 people there. We would still be doing temperature checks, still be enforcing masks and face shields because at the end of the day, you can get COVID at any time regardless of the amount of people that you’re around.”
To those who may be dismayed by the couple’s decision to have such a huge gathering during a time of social distancing mandates, the 53-year-old says she’s got that covered.
“Everything is still a go,” she said. “We’ve literally almost scared our guests about coming at this point. We’re like, ‘Listen, we’re in a hot spot! This is what you’re going to have to do! We’re going to have security there if you don’t keep your mask on!’ We have indoor, outdoor. Like, no one is confined to a traditional wedding situation.”
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Bailey and Hill selected their wedding date last year and announced it on the hit Bravo series.