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August 2020 weddings not postponed?

Mc, on July 6, 2020 at 3:53 PM Posted in Community Conversations 15 106
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Hi brides!! I am still planning on getting Married August 8, 2020 And wanted to know if anyone else still was getting married in August and what their weddings looking like? Nothing will stop me from marrying my man that day, bc that’s truly the only thing I care about, I just want to make sure whatever we do to celebrate keeps everyone safe. Our venue has kept reassuring us that they will be able to hold our reception safely (the venue holds 1000 and we are expecting around 125) so SUPER spaced out. I don’t mind wearing a mask and not dancing on top of one another but I can’t help to feel that guilt for not postponing. Anyone else in the same boat ?

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Latest activity by Elle, on September 12, 2020 at 8:38 PM
  • Kathryn
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    Well, we were planned for 8/15, but with Texas basically being Corona central....yeah. we're postponing again. It's such a huge pain, and honestly I cry pretty much every hour. But we were feeling way too guilty about people travelling, even if our venue will still be open on that date. We're actually kind of rooting for a lockdown because then our venue will have to let us postpone. I'm sorry I don't have better advice - it's an situation to be in all around.
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  • Mc
    Beginner August 2020
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    Ugh, I’m so sorry you had to postpone AGAIN! this is a nightmare. I wish someone would just tell us what we could or couldn’t do and plan accordingly but it just changes day to day and that’s the frustrating part! I’m just trying to plan and be at peace with any changes we need to make as we need to make them, easier said than done though!
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  • Kathryn
    VIP August 2020
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    Yeeeep again. At this point we'll have to possibly find a new venue, get new invitations, see what vendors are open on that day...basically, yikes. Our venue is still open, so for now we're planning pictures there at least. But we have no idea what Texas will look like in August. We just know we can't plan for people to travel, and we're not even sure April will be enough time. At this point I'm just exhausted. Plans seem to change constantly, and that alone is enough. But everything is just....a constant panic basically. I wish you well with planning. There doesn't seem to be much clear guidance.
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  • Wendy
    Super August 2021
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    Hi date twin!!! We are also getting married 08.08.20 in cancun and we are not postponing... I do feel down because we went from 70 guests to just 25 and I feel the same way (not postponing for any reason unless my venue cancels on me) and I’m okay with the guest count but I do feel a certain way. I spoke to my stepdad who I met at age 14th, I am now 31 and he told me he’s not going.. so I’m sad about that... but.. it is what it is!!
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  • Brenda
    Savvy August 2020
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    I am also in Texas and I was a mess last week because of everything but things turned for me after speaking to my venue. They seat 500 but we are expecting 100 or less so we will have plenty of extra space. Their dance floor is also really big so that's also a plus. At this point masks are a given so we have just gotten over it and providing our guest wit them, we also have sanitizers as gifts for our guest. We just want to get married, we have postponed once so we want to get this over with so we can start working on growing our family. Sending you luck for your day, it will be amazing either way Smiley heart we are also date twins!

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  • Erin
    Expert August 2020
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    I’m going through with mine on August 15th. I’d lose out on thousands with not getting deposit money back. I’m in Indiana and we have about 100 people coming as of now and the venue holds 300.
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  • Alisa
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    Date twins!! I'm getting married 8/8/20 at a waterfront bed and breakfast. its a micro wedding so only 5 guests - our parents and our kids. I'm just excited to marry my fiancé (and wear my gorgeous dress) so i really hope we don't have to postpone.

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    We did postpone, but we're still getting married on 8/8, but it will be very different than what we were planning. Since you have plenty of space for social distancing and you're okay with mask-wearing (try to require/encourage your guests to wear them too), it seems like you're being as safe as you can, so there's no reason to feel guilty about it. Enjoy your day!
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  • Mc
    Beginner August 2020
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    Good luck to you too!! Praying you get some clarity soon 💕
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  • Mc
    Beginner August 2020
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    Aw I’m so sorry your step dad won’t be able to make it. But so happy you’re still getting to experience your special day and in CANCUN!! That’ll be just beautiful 😍 Can’t wait for 8/8!!
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  • Mc
    Beginner August 2020
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    That’s a good idea to provide masks! We made a note to have every one bring their own on the invite but should have back up just in case!! It’s going to be an amazing day no matter what the reception ends up being like !! Ready to get my social distance boogieing on!
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  • Mc
    Beginner August 2020
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    That makes me feel better too! Glad to hear you’re still getting to have your big day!
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  • Mc
    Beginner August 2020
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    Praying you don’t have to postpone either!! Sounds like you’ll be safe with the amount of people you have sounds like it’ll be super special!!! Your dress is going to look fabulous I know it !! Wooo wooo 8/8!!
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  • Mc
    Beginner August 2020
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    Thank you 💗 I’ll do anything to keep them safe and not postpone, if possible I’ll make it happen! Enjoy your day as well!
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    Thank you!
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  • Riot
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    August 2nd bride! We're moving forward like normal. Encouraging masks for anyone uncomfortable, but everything is outdoors with lots of room to spread out. Also, we're going to zoom the ceremony to those that don't feel comfortable coming because of COVID.
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  • L
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    Wedding twins!!! 8/2 is our new date and we aren't changing it again! We moved to a new venue so it could be outdoors, guests can wear masks if they are more comfortable and the venue is taking Temps. Its happening, just not as planned and a lot less people than we would've liked but we are over putting our life on hold and have no time in the coming years. Plus we are being as careful as we can, IMO our plan is no more unsafe than outdoor dining at a restaurant!
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  • Day
    Devoted July 2021
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    My little sis is continuing with her postponed wedding plans for August. I’m not quite sure how the venue will handle the guests and social distancing... but several family members who are going have said they will be wearing masks. I’m a bridesmaid, so I ordered a mask in solid burgundy to try to match the dress.
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  • Christina
    Just Said Yes August 2020
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    We're also 8/8/20! We were patiently waiting it out and hoping we would be able to have our 130 person event at our entirely outdoor venue with plenty of distancing, sanitizer, masks, no dancing, etc. However, we heard from the county authorities (we're in San Luis Obispo County) yesterday that California is highly, highly unlikely to change its stance on restricting receptions by August. Ceremonies are allowed in CA because it's technically a First Amendment religious right and they’re allowing up to 100 people or 25% of the usual capacity, whichever is fewer. Receptions, though, can't happen at all. So... we're in the process of contacting all our vendors to figure out Plan B.

    Our ideal situation would be to have our ceremony with about 50 people at our original venue since we've already paid a $1,000 non-refundable deposit. My parents rented a gorgeous vacation rental nearby that is permitted for events with up to 50 people. After our ceremony at the original venue, we'll have everyone reconvene at the vacation rental for a dinner party, lawn games and a little dancing. We're hoping all our vendors will be able to scale back with us and the total cost will come out to about the same or slightly higher than the non-refundable deposits we already paid months ago. I'm trying to avoid losing money on this!

    We considered having a micro-wedding with 10 people and a big reception with our original guest list sometime in the future but honestly, it feels impossible to pick a "safe" date to have a big event. Instead, we're excited to have a really beautiful event with 50 of our closest family members and friends & close the chapter on wedding chaos in 2020! I can't wait to be married. I also can't wait to be done with wedding stress in the age of covid - anyone else?! One day, when the virus is no longer an ever-present problem in our society... possibly 5 years from now, we'd like to have a casual, big anniversary party with all our friends & family... and maybe a little one of our own will be in the world by then to celebrate along with us!

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  • Angelina
    Beginner August 2021
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    Our wedding date is supposed to be 8/28 in Northern California but we would have to cut down our guest list to more than half. If we could, we would cancel the venue completely but we already paid a huge chunk of it. Instead we decided to postpone until next year in hopes it is safe for our parents/aunts/uncles who are seniors.
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