Just Said Yes April 2020

April bride turned November bride; worried about canceling again

Rachel, on May 31, 2020 at 1:24 AM Posted in Community Conversations 0 3
I know there are so many more just like me and that’s why I’m starting this discussion. I had planned a wedding for April that was postponed to November just 21 days before the original date! The very next day after canceling my now husband and I got married. While it was far from what we pictured, our courthouse ceremony helped us refocus on what truly matters in a wedding - committing to your best friend forever. For about a month following our postponement I felt very positive about the situation despite my initial disappointment. However as November is creeping closer it is becoming apparent that even if we are able to have our wedding, the day won’t look the way we pictured it all this time.

I guess I’m writing to see who else is in this situation. I feel like I’m mourning the original wedding I planned as dramatic as that sounds. My best friend recently got engaged and I’m finding that I feel so sad hearing about her wedding plans just knowing that mine were destroyed!!
Wishing you all the best!!


Latest activity by Lynnie, on June 10, 2020 at 7:15 PM
  • Rebecca
    Master August 2019
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    I'm so sorry!

    You are totally not alone - as you can see, so many other couples have had to postpone or reconfigure their weddings. That doesn't take away the disappointment or frustration, of course, but there's a lot of solidarity right now.

    I'm glad you were able to at least get "legal"ed. Good luck!

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  • Hillary
    Expert October 2021
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    We also had to cancel our big April wedding, but still got married on our date and postponed the big celebration to September. About a month ago we had a chat with our planner and decided to postpone again, but to October 2021. We really didn’t want to have to compromise on our vision of what we wanted our wedding to be like. We invited about 350 guests and definitely didn’t want to have to cut it down to 50. We didn’t want people to have to wear masks, or no dancing and social distancing. I just don’t see weddings being back to normal for a while. I’ve been depressed about it for sure, but I’m also glad I was able to marry my love. Next year we’ll do a vow renewal ceremony and big reception and everyone is so excited about it, so that makes me happy.

    Congratulations on your marriage! And good luck with everything!
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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
    Lynnie ·
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    I'm so sorry you're feeling this way Rachel, but you're definitely not the only one! ❤️

    Here are two awesome discussions I've seen recently where tons of brides have been sharing how their wedding plans have changed and how they're handling the emotional roller-coaster:

    Brides who waited it out

    The 5 stages of grief...

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