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Carrie
Just Said Yes August 2020

April 25th wedding... should we postpone???

Carrie, on March 26, 2020 at 8:06 PM Posted in Planning 0 13
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We have a backup date set but we’re still on the fence about postponeing the wedding! We’re a little less than a month away but I’m not super educated on when this whole quarantine thing will be over. We’re really hoping to have it on our planned date - April 25th - but we don’t know what to do. Advice anyone?????

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Latest activity by Natalie, on March 30, 2020 at 10:37 PM
  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I don’t think by April 25th it’ll be better . I live in SoCal and our safer at home order is all the way until April 19th!
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  • Mel
    Just Said Yes June 2020
    Mel ·
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    Ummm yes postpone! This thing won’t be over till mid May probably
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  • Lauren
    Dedicated June 2020
    Lauren ·
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    May at best. I’d postpone.
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  • Eshell
    Devoted July 2021
    Eshell ·
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    What is your Mayor and Governor saying ?????
    I don’t think it will be under control by your wedding date.
    Have you spoke to your venue ?????
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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy ·
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    I would be prepared to postpone. It would best to start looking at what your options are now.
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  • Hanna
    VIP June 2019
    Hanna ·
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    Absolutely you should postpone. All May brides I know are even postponing! Things will not clear up by April, and you won't be past the window of no events with more than 10 people. Contact your vendors ASAP to get a new date!

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  • Carrie
    Just Said Yes August 2020
    Carrie ·
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    We already have a back up date set up with the vendors and venue. We’re just waiting to make an official announcement
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  • Hillary
    Expert October 2021
    Hillary ·
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    You should definitely postpone. We were also April 25th but made the decision to postpone two weeks ago. This will not be over by then.
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  • Natalie
    Devoted July 2021
    Natalie ·
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    I think its naive to assume anything at this point. I understand we must keep hope, but we must also be realistic and prepare for the worst case scenario (postponement.) I am right here with you.

    Our wedding is planned for June 13, 2020 and while that seems far enough out to not have to postpone - with all the uncertainty and information rapidly changing on a daily basis, I can't help but be overwhelmed with stress and anxiety. I've already had to cancel by bridal shower and am sure my bach is out of the question at this point too.

    Here in CA, we have a "Shelter in Place" ordinance in effect through April 19th with the possibility of that extending to May if our situation here does not improve. Our venue has had to cancel and postpone weddings that were planned through April. My heart ACHES for those couples.

    We are hoping late April will offer more clarity for the future of 2020, however, what everyone needs to understand (myself included) is that even if things "calm down" soon, it doesn't mean people will be out of danger while in close proximity to one another. We never expected to have to make such a heartbreaking decision, however, it is not nearly as heartbreaking as the idea of putting our loved ones at risk.

    take some time to decide what is best for you, but understand that there are many other couples debating the same and dates will become less and less available.

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  • Laura
    Champion June 2010
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    Hi Carrie! It's definitely a crazy time of stress and uncertainty for everyone!

    Make sure to check out our COVID-19 Wedding Support Central where we've started gathering WeddingWire resources, and you can connect with other April brides about their decisions in these discussions:

    April 18th Wedding Stress

    April 18th Bride, made the tough decision today!

    April 2020 wedding. Who is canceling who is keeping the date?


    We're thinking of you! Smiley heart

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  • Nefetera
    VIP March 2015
    Nefetera ·
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    I would postpone it at this time and it defiently depends which state you are in....
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  • Carrie
    Just Said Yes August 2020
    Carrie ·
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    Thank you for all the advice! We did postpone until August. I really appreciate everyone’s help
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  • Natalie
    Devoted July 2021
    Natalie ·
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    Hi there, so sorry you are going through this too, you're not alone! I've just posted a lengthy message regarding this issue. I think it would really help you to read it.

    https://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-forums/june-couples-postponing-due-to-covid-19-encouragement/e2e6a03e5635af33.html

    All the best,

    Natalie

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