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Washington, D.C. resident and bride, Shakira Tobin’s father died in a car accident three years ago. To honor her father in her wedding reception, Tobin had planned to dance with her mother as they both held a photo of him.
However, D.C.’s Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s recent ban on dancing at weddings put a pause on Tobin’s tribute to her father.
“For others, dancing at their wedding maybe is just dancing, but this is more than an inconvenience. This ban takes away a special moment with my mother and dead father,” Tobin told USA TODAY.
Bowser’s order, which went into effect May 1, states guests at weddings must remain seated and socially distanced from one another or other household groups. Venues hosting weddings may open with 25% capacity or fewer than 250 guests.
“Standing and dancing receptions are not allowed,” the order says.