Couples to wed at last as Hungary lifts restrictions

Hungarian couple Marton Aszalos and Eniko Tokacs-Mathe are finally getting ready for their wedding this summer.

They had to cancel their big celebration twice in the last 18 months.

The bride said the global health crisis has affected Aszalos, an ambulance paramedic, mentally and physically.

But now, with 53% of Hungarian vaccinated, their wedding party in the town of Mako can finally go ahead.

The couple are now doing last-minute preparations for their summer nuptials, rehearsing their waltz for the wedding night and shooting pre-wedding photos on the River Danube.

"Before I was thinking that my main worries would be whether we manage the lift in the dance, whether my make-up and hair would be good, but now I am just happy and hope that all the guests and relatives will be healthy and will make it and then we can celebrate together. I think that after such a long time everyone just wants to breathe a sigh of relief."

Wedding planner Gabor Herendi said he usually handles 30-35 weddings a year.

But in 2020, about 70% were postponed to this year.

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