Cicada Emergence This Summer Could Impact Outdoor Weddings

Cicada Emergence This Summer Could Impact Outdoor Weddings

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- All right. When you think of the soundtrack of a wedding, you think of laughter, tears, and music, right? But in about a month, any outdoor wedding or reception in the area will also have the sounds of cicadas. Yeah, we've been telling you about this. This year, Maryland is expected to be a hotspot for brood X. An entomology professor at the University of Maryland says the bugs can be as loud as 100 decibels. That's the same as a lawnmower. That's why wedding planners say they are preparing for this disruption during any outdoor celebration.

- So some of the things we've been telling our couples to think about are things like maybe investing in a tent and talking to your DJ to make sure you just have the right amplification. As cicadas are a little noisy, you want to make sure you can kind of drown out the noise.

- Another suggestion is that couples should just plan ahead and have multiple locations for their pictures in case their first option is overrun by cicadas.