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The damage in the wake of Hurricane Sandy included some 2,300 weddings that had to be postponed or rescheduled, according to wedding portal The Knot, which established a Facebook event page, Helping Brides in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy, to help brides-to-be connect with venues and vendors and salvage their special days.
As reported by Mashable, the page is aimed at helping East Coast couples do everything possible to keep the 4,000 or so weddings scheduled for November on track.
Vendors can go to the page to list their businesses, addresses, availability, and contact information.
TheKnot.com Site Director Anja Winikka told Mashable:
We knew we needed to come up with a fast and easy way to connect as many brides to wedding planning pros and venues as possible. We felt like it was our responsibility to connect the two.
Planning a wedding is stressful enough. It’s full of unknowns. But when you add a natural disaster into the mix, it can cause a total breakdown of plans.
Most of us live in areas that were affected by the storm. Bubby’s, a well-known Brooklyn wedding venue, flooded just around the corner from our co-founders’ apartments. It was clear that anyone planning a wedding in the affected area would have to make massive changes to their wedding plans, and we wanted to do all we can to help.
Readers: Did Hurricane Sandy ruin any events you were planning to host or attend?