Christie
Savvy May 2021

August 2020 Wedding & Covid-19

Christie, on March 26, 2020 at 9:59 AM Posted in Community Conversations 1 27
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Hi there,

I know a lot of people are posting and discussing the current state of their weddings and concerns around it--I wanted to see if ANY of you can give me advice! My wedding is in August (Lord willing) and I'm concerned that if businesses do not open again in May, I will not have the opportunity to do a lot of the 3-4 month projects before the wedding which might cause a domino effect if my wedding is still possible.

Any people getting married in August and have already reached out to their vendors at what your options are in the case that you would have to postpone? What did you say and how did it go? I know a lot of vendors are dealing with really challenging times so I don't want to bother them quite yet BUT I would like to be prepared.

Every day is an emotional roller coaster--one day I feel super upbeat and excited and the next I hear a piece of news that is just scary and it sends me down a dark path. I know that fear is the most untrustworthy but I can't help but want to be prepared. Any advice is so appreciated!

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Latest activity by Erica, on April 22, 2020 at 11:28 AM
  • Trisha
    Super October 2020
    Trisha ·
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    My Wedding Isn't Until October So I'm Not Worried but in YOUR Case I Think You Should Definitely Ask Your Vendors What Their Backup Plans Are So You Can Have A Plan B If You Need One. Hopefully You Wont! Try Not To Stress Just Yet.

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  • Nicole
    Super August 2020
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    I emailed our venue asking what our options were in case and they said they weren’t worried yet and had high hopes we’re still going to have our wedding on August 1st. None of our vendors said anything yet about rescheduling, it really is too soon to tell because a lot can change in the next 5 months. I know everyone is worried, but us personally won’t be making any big decisions until June-July. Best thing we can do is follow CDC recommendations to slow the spread so that hopefully by then there won’t be so many restrictions and this will be more under control.
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  • Amy
    Savvy August 2020
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    Same! my wedding is August 1st also and I did speak with the venue they said everything is going as planned but I am still worried about the projects before like no bridal shower or bachelorette party. and also just people being out of work, will they be able to travel? everyone is in the state but within like a four hour radius. A lot of things are included in the hall but everything else I kind of stopped planning, no bridesmaids dresses, no photographer, no flower girls or timeline! and my diet is gone, I was really losing weight up until about 2 weeks ago I have been eating like crazy!!!!!

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  • Virginia
    Super June 2021
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    My April wedding was MOVED to August. August BETTER happen! I cannot reschedule my wedding AGAIN Smiley sad

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  • Christie
    Savvy May 2021
    Christie ·
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    I'm right there with you!! I think the best thing right now is to keep a positive mindset (as best as possible) through April and re-evaluate in May hoping that businesses will resume. If businesses resume then I'm able to get my alterations, my fiance to get his suit all sorted out, my appointments won't have to be canceled or moved, etc. Unfortunately, I'm not sure how showers or bachelorette parties will happen, for me anyway, I guess those are the least of my worries right now. Thank you for your response, it's helpful to know I'm not the only August 1st bride concerned!!

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  • VIP August 2020
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    We came up with plans for what would happen in a bunch of different scenarios and I wrote them down. If we can only have 25 people, we'll ___. If the venue cancels, we'll ___. If we're taped in our apartment we'll ___. We probably/hopefully won't need any of the plans (August 8th), but having a sense of control makes me feel better.
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  • Erica
    Just Said Yes August 2020
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    Our wedding is supposed to be August 21st. Same here as far as no more planing or dieting
    😞 it’s hard to stay motivated when you have no clue what’s going on. So stressful!
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  • Molly
    Just Said Yes February 2021
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    I was August 29, postponed to February Smiley sad

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  • Christine
    Just Said Yes August 2021
    Christine ·
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    My wedding is August 1st and I was honest and told them I personally need to know what my plan b will be. So if they could share their policy during this time I would appreciate it. I am happy to send you the email I sent to everyone as well. I have gotten a pretty positive response except from my photographer.

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  • Christine
    Just Said Yes August 2021
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    What made you decide to postpone so soon? Just curious

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  • Jo
    WeddingWire Administrator May 2015
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    I think a LOT of us can relate to that emotional rollercoaster you're on. I'm so sorry. If it helps at all, a lot of August couples are also feeling stuck in limbo. We've started gathering initial tips and resources from WeddingWire here: COVID-19 Wedding Support Central, and you can connect with other couples concerned about their August wedding dates in this discussion:

    August 2020 Brides, I need you!

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  • Christie
    Savvy May 2021
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    My wedding is also August 1st! I would love to get that email info from you, that would be so helpful!

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  • QuixoticWifeSerendipitousLife215
    Dedicated May 2021
    QuixoticWifeSerendipitousLife215 ·
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    @Christine - yes, I would love that information as well. It's killing me not having a definitive contingency plan. My venue told me to keep planning, but my concern is that I won't get a date until a year later. My wedding is set for August 1st too - seems like a very popular (and hopefully fortunate!) date.

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  • Christine
    Just Said Yes August 2021
    Christine ·
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    This is the email I sent out and I got a pretty good response. I sent it out to all my vendors the same way.

    Hi [NAME],I was hoping to wait a little longer to send this email in hopes things would get better but I need to start making a plan for the event that we have to cancel or postpone our wedding. I am reaching out to vendors to educate myself on their policies with this pandemic. So far I have been really relieved. If you could please let me know what your policy will be with this, we would really appreciate it.
    Just fair warning my Dad is very susceptible to this and even if the CDC says on July 1st that events over 50 people are okay we may still choose to postpone to 2021. I do not want to put anyone's health at risk.
    Please be well and stay safe
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  • Christie
    Savvy May 2021
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    This is super helpful, thank you so much!

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  • Christine
    Just Said Yes August 2021
    Christine ·
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    Let me know if it works for you! Also I am wondering I have seen a lot of August brides say they will decide in June. But I have to send out invitations in June, and I have not even ordered them yet Smiley ups

    I was thinking of evaluating mid May and making a decision. Or do we send out invitations beginning of June and call everyone if it won't work ? Smiley ups Smiley cry

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  • Christie
    Savvy May 2021
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    I have been debating about the invites as well. I was originally planning on sending them in mid-May so I had ordered them like a week before this all started happening unfortunately. My thought is that I could wait and re-evaluate in May, if things look promising and businesses are opening, etc. then I'll send them and if not I can always reorder the portion of the invites that actually have the date on them later and send out a postponement card if need be.

    That's just my initial thought, I'm sure there are many many brides doing it differently. If you haven't ordered them yet, I would wait. You could for sure call everyone but for me personally if I have to postpone it is going to be hard for me to talk about so I can't imagine explaining that to a lot of people without getting emotional over the phone--just me lol.

    Also, I TOTALLY understand the situation with your father, my mother is also very susceptible so regardless, it is going to be a hard decision to make.

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  • Lachrista
    Beginner August 2023
    Lachrista ·
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    I have started reaching out to Vendors also. My bridesmaids haven't even gotten their dresses yet and I don't want to rush everything if things don't open until June. My date is August 9th.

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  • Demi
    Beginner August 2020
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    I just changed my June 7th wedding to August 2nd yesterday. I'm hoping that its enough time for all of this to pass or at least die down.



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  • M
    Dedicated August 2021
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    We are making the call 90 days ahead of our date. Our date is August 29th, so we are making a firm decision by May 29th. If you are August 1st, your would need to decide by May 1st.


    Hope that helps.

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