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April brides - are you rescheduling?

Candace, on January 4, 2021 at 9:52 PM Posted in Planning 4 119
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My fiance and I finally started having the discussion on rescheduling our April 17 wedding. Its been on my mind since we got engaged and now that our date is so close, we are trying to decide the best course of action. So for those of you planning an April wedding, are you continuing with planning or looking to reschedule?

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Latest activity by Keyla, on February 2, 2021 at 8:43 PM
  • Sally
    Savvy April 2021
    Sally ·
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    We are April 3 2021.
    We have cut our guest list from 110, to 30. However we have not decided what to do. We are locked in our venue, just not on a set date. We are very attached to our wedding date 4321, so our plan is to either have a small wedding or have a backyard ceremony and a party at the venue later on. The stress has been overwhelming, and trying to figure out Covid guidelines at the wedding to make everyone safe and happy is really a whirlwind.
    To answer mr your question, we don’t know!! Ugh
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  • T
    Super April 2021
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    So far we are going forward.
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  • Future Mrs. K
    Super April 2021
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    We are 4-22 and decreased our guest count from 100 to 40 and will be moving forward as scheduled! No set backs and our venue has a plan B, C, and D. Not anxious about it at all since it is a private venue (indoor and outdoor) so we can move the dance floor outside if need be
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  • Lynn
    Dedicated April 2021
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    I’m getting married the same day in nyc and I just had this conversation with my venue. They think that we should be fine by April since the vaccine is out. I get my second dose next week I’m a healthcare worker so I have hope. The also told me that they would move my whole wedding outside if it came down to it they have done plenty of them this passed summer 🙏🙏🙏
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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
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    We are having less than 10 guests and are moving forward.
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  • Jennifer
    Rockstar August 2021
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    I was a 4/18/20 bride, but we didn’t postpone until mid-March. Luckily now, Covid has been here and vendors know this is a challenge and will hopefully be able to accommodate any changes. I would wait just a bit longer to see how vaccine rollout goes! By March, it could be much improved. I would start looking at backup plans though!
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  • Candace
    Savvy February 2022
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    The issue we're having is that almost all of our guests are coming from out of town. Some from Scotland, some from Alaska, so we feel like we need to make a decision sooner rather than later so we can notify the guests who have to travel a long distance. I saw that they weren't planning on having vaccines open to the public until summer of this year or later.
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  • Candace
    Savvy February 2022
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    Ugh I know it's such a hard decision! My fiance's grandmother just told him she may not come in April and its important to him that everyone be there. Plus, we have people coming from Scotland and Alaska so we feel like we need to make a decision soon. It's so tough! We didn't want a long engagement, but we also don't want to have a wedding where no one can be close to others 😫
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  • Candace
    Savvy February 2022
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    Oh well that's awesome! I hope everything can still go how you planned 🙏 I was reading this morning that the vaccine probably won't be open to the public until later in the summer. I was feeling really hopeful when the announced the vaccine but I'm not sure they're getting it distributed fast enough
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  • Chelsea
    Expert September 2021
    Chelsea ·
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    I really think it depends on where you’re getting married, how many people you have/want to come, where those people are coming from, and if you’re ok having a slightly different day than you imagined.


    My original date was 4/18/20, then 1/16/20, then 4/3/21, and we have now pushed it to 9/5/21 (fingers crossed this one sticks 😩)
    The decision to postpone the 4/3/21 date was mostly because we’re in LA and all of our guests are from out of state, and our venue is indoor only. We really didn’t want to downsize our wedding (around 150 people) and we wanted to to be able to have dancing, take pictures without masks, etc. Luckily our planner and vendors have been AMAZING!
    As long as you’re taking precautions to keep your guests safe I think it’s ok to keep the date as long as you’re realistic about how different it’s going to be than what you imagined pre-Covid. Good luck!
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  • Marie
    Just Said Yes July 2021
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    Hi! I just moved mine from April 9, 2021 to Thursday July 22, 2021. It was a tough decision but I didn’t want to risk losing any of my vendors if I kept waiting. You have 2020 brides rescheduling along with newly engaged couples from this past year. My venue had zero Fridays and Saturdays left in the summer and we didn’t want to postpone a whole year. We judged it by going by last summer when things started opening up in my area. And we didn’t even have the vaccine yet. April can go either way depending on where you live. If I were you I would just start asking your venue what dates they have available after April along with your other vendors and go from there.
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  • Jasmine Edwards
    Dedicated May 2022
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    We were originally April 25 and postponed until next year. If we did a smaller event, my immediate wouldn't be able to come because of interstate travel restrictions. So postponing was really the only option for us. Smiley sad Hope it works out for you.
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  • Sally
    Savvy April 2021
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    As a healthcare worker, what is your opinion on a mask mandate or no mask mandate at an outdoor only wedding? Should we enforce a policy or not?
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  • Allison
    Dedicated April 2021
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    I know it's incredibly selfish of me but I have no plans to postpone my 4/10 wedding. I'm getting married in NJ, which currently has restrictions of max of 150 people so my guest list (240 at last count) will definitely be reduced (and quite frankly, I'm totally fine with that - there were a LOT of people on my FH side!). And while we're planning on outdoor ceremony/indoor reception, I fully plan on encouraging people to spend as much time as possible outside! Our venue has a private lawn (where the ceremony will be) and a rooftop deck so plenty of options to social distance outside. And the ballroom is huge so hopefully we'll be able to space tables out. I just don't want to wait any longer after a year and a half engagement. And again, I know it's selfish but I just want to marry my fiancé!!

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  • Lynn
    Dedicated April 2021
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    As of now no
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  • Lynn
    Dedicated April 2021
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    As a healthcare worker if you’re not gonna enforce a mask mandation then you’re a guest should get tested at least 72 hours before your wedding. A mask does a great deal I wear to surgical mask and an N 95 mask every day for eight hours and I have been lucky To not have gotten the virus. I feel the mask does what it supposed to do I work in the Covid unit and have been blessed it’s all about safety hopefully by April with more people being vaccinated and we get a herd immunity maybe some of the restrictions will be lifted. I will tell him I guess the same I am doing temperature checks at the door or even before they even go under the tent if it’s outside or they have to be tested before safety first
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  • Sally
    Savvy April 2021
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    Thanks for the advice, and everything you are doing!
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  • Jennifer
    Rockstar August 2021
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    Gotcha! If I knew people were rebelling from abroad, I would have advised differently! Especially with this new, more aggressive strain from the UK, I would look into getting legally married in an intimate ceremony on your original date, and seeing if you can push the reception to another date with your venue later this year. I’m sending good thoughts your way, I know from experience how much this sucks.
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  • A
    Super September 2020
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    I have connections on very high healthcare boards around the nation... things will not be better by April... Restrictions will still be in place. So I would say it depends on if you’re okay with moving forward of masks and social distancing and taking risks. The CDC is still saying restrictions will be in place until at least fall. Sucks, but that is where it stands 😕
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  • Bennie
    Beginner April 2021
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    We are the same date (4/17) and we’re deciding to move forward. His side of the family wanted to reschedule because they want a larger guest list but we want to move forward to continue with our lives.
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