Hi all, hope everyone is doing well! To clarify - we ARE NOT rescheduling as of right now nor do we have plans to. But I spoke to our coordinator yesterday and she said depending on the next few months we may need to reconsider it and we’re going to ask our venue about possibly doing a soft hold on an early 2021 date should we absolutely need it. Our wedding is set for November 8 of this year, and I love our date. We have heard experts say that there is a possibility of a second wave of all of this come fall, and we live in Illinois where things have gotten kinda crazy. Anyone else later on in the year monitoring this, just in case? Or am I crazy?
Hey! I am November 8th as well! Had to postpone my from May 2020 but just happy I got a new date in 2020. I am so praying that I don’t have to cancel again. So many of us brides have had to cancel or postpone our weddings. I think that if the second wave happens in the fall no wedding caterers are going to be in business. Knowing that, I am pretty sure we can have some hope knowing that by then most of us would be immune to it or they would have a vaccine by that time
Fellow fall-ish bride here. We're really in limbo with Sept 4, haven't sent save the dates or even booked a caterer yet and are now just kinda...waiting. We contacted our venue to see about refunds or rebooking and they are going to get back to us 🤞 I think for where we are in planning, it makes more sense for us to abandon our date or even have a smaller more intimate wedding at home after the social distancing strictness has lifted somewhat. The thing is, we just don't know how long things will be locked down, and experts don't expect a vaccine until early next year so things probably won't return to even close to normal for probably a year. That's not to say we won't be able to attend small social gatherings later this year but we just really don't know when. We're erring on the side of caution but only because we haven't even invited our guests yet. Have you booked all your vendors and sent STDs? Definitely contact all your vendors to find out what their policies are and that will inform your decision.
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I agree with erring on the side of caution! We sent out our STDs and booked some vendors, but it’s still early enough that we could probably easily postpone it. Like you mentioned it might be smarter to do now than wait. Our coordinator reached out to our venue to ask for details on other dates so we’ll see :/
November 14th, AZ, and I am doing the same- being careful is never crazy! Honestly, I keep saying "don't worry, it'll be fine by then, we'll get married" but the truth is none of us really know. It's scary. I was waiting until 6 months to send STDs (so May) but that's when I'll have to decide whether to not send STDs or not because of a possibility of canceling
We haven't received anything about our venue postponing our date yet we have postponed all meetings for the next few months but I am still planning and getting our vendors. Especially with healthcare officials in MO and IL believing that our peak will truly be in the next two months.. With that said I have discussed with my fiance alternatives and we are holding off on our Europe Honeymoon for now. But I believe it may just need to just be a smaller wedding if anything. I pray that this won't be as heavy hitting by the end of the year.
My bff has her wedding in late sept this year and she's not really concerned but i absolutely can see the concern there is though that you may have because at this point you just never know and it's like a waiting game to see when this all clears out.