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Beginner August 2020

August 2020 weddings not postponed?

Mc, on July 6, 2020 at 3:53 PM

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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...
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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  • Mc
    Beginner August 2020
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    Yes streaming it is a great idea !!
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  • Mc
    Beginner August 2020
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    Your back up plan sounds wonderful! And I agree about throwing a big anniversary party if you can’t have your wedding. So ready for wedding planning during covid to be a thing of the past I wish this on no one !!!
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  • Clarissa
    Just Said Yes August 2020
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    Yes been stressing out hard about it all because alot of my family are trying to get me to postpone but not really on his side. It's tough because I am trying to be positive and excited with my wedding day being on August 7th but I feel like some of my family are making me feel bad for considering this but we are praying that all works out and despite our guest list being uncertain we are still trying to move forward. It is nice to hear other stories from you all too thank you for sharing!
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    Just Said Yes August 2020
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    We are August 22 in San Diego! I have been with my fiancé for 7 years, so there is no way we were going to postpone getting married, so we decided to take what we could get. Postponing a celebration after we would already been married did not seem appealing to us, and honestly felt like we wouldn't care even a couple months later- plus picking a new date anytime soon seems sketchy. We originally invited 285 guests, and have now narrowed it down to 140 (still probably have to get it down to around 100). Our indoor venue is allowing for ceremonies and a couple hours of gathering after to celebrate. We cannot have a bar anymore or dancing, and serving a dinner seems risky to us. So we have decided to have a 7:30pm ceremony, with a SMALL reception to follow, which will include dessert, speeches, maybe our first dance and some mingling I assume. We are excited regardless and know people will understand due to the insane circumstances. Best of luck to all of you and congrats!

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  • Mc
    Beginner August 2020
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    Sounds like we have the same mindset!! Praying for you guys and can’t wait for you to have your special day !!!!
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  • Mc
    Beginner August 2020
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    Praying for you guys !! 💗💗💗
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  • Britney
    Beginner August 2020
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    August Bride here! I live in Florida and had to postpone our wedding. It was originally in June. We spoke to our venue and they seat about 400 however we are having less than 200. Things will be spaced out and we are also requiring masks. I’m praying everything works well for all. This has been a trying time for all 2020 brides
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  • Nicole
    Beginner August 2020
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    August 8 bride here! (Original date was June 6.) We are moving forward with a much smaller wedding. 50 people max. In our backyard. All outside. Everyone must wear masks. Hand sanitizer is also in our gift bags. We will have a caterer and have everyone sit at tables with their families or small individual seating. We are doing the best we can to keep everyone safe.
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  • Daniela
    Dedicated August 2020
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    August 22nd here! (Originally may 30th). We are expecting 90 people right now (down from 130) and that might go down. Our venue fits 200 so we are at less than 50% capacity. NY hasn’t given very clear guidelines - our wedding is in a restaurant and not categorized as a ‘wedding venue’ but I’m still nervous about the guest count. We are working with our venue to try and have the dance floor outside on the patio (there is a huge window so guests at tables can still watch the dance floor and hear the music). They’re going to wear masks while not seated, and outside masks will be optional. I have had a lot of people express concern over the virus and that just adds to the stress... I told them if they are really worried they don’t have to come and I won’t be offended, but told them to PLEASE let me know by 8/1 if no longer attending. My wedding coordinator told me I don’t have to social distance but I am definitely going to!!!! It actually stressed me out more that she provided so little guidance and was so relaxed about social distancing..... I don’t want to get sick nor do I want my guests to get sick!

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  • Britteny
    Dedicated July 2020
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    In my humble opinion please do not feel bad for not postponing. You are marrying your husband to be and this is a union between both people in love and during the covid I believe anything is possible. I am getting married this month, small intimate wedding literally small and a small dinner afterwards. Don’t feel bad because it will go the way you want it to be. ❤️
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  • Britney
    Beginner August 2020
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    Awww we were June 6th as well
    But moved to August 7th
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  • Christina
    Beginner August 2020
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    We are keeping ours. 8/27/20 in South Lake Tahoe! We had to move it outside, less people and we are not allowed to have a reception. We are down to only having 40 people but its better then the other option where we could only have 13 if we kept it inside. We can still order a cake from our venue but will need to figure out a socially distant way of passing pieces out. I ordered pretty plastic plates, forks, napkins and cups. We will provide champagne. Just going with the flow. My fingers are crossed that there are no more changes! We've had everything planned a year ago.

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  • Mc
    Beginner August 2020
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    Your plan B sounds like a whole lot of Fun! Our plan B is a backyard reception too which I think is just dreamy (: Praying things start looking up for you guys, can't wait until we're married and this is just a memory !!

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  • Cassie
    Savvy August 2020
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    I feel the same way! I keep having to contact our venue coordinator to ask her what we can and cannot do because things are changing constantly! So frustrating!
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    Dedicated September 2021
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    I have to say I just LOVE your optimism. I’m a September 6 bride and I started for feel agitated and guilty as we also have about 50-60 and also, some guests are out but others are equally as committed. I’m not 100% that my ring bearer and his family can make it . I’m getting lots of silence all round. Like you I made peace with 50 ish guests who WANT to be present . We will provide masks , we have a venue that is outdoors and capable to handle the count etc. at the end my fiancé helped me with the catering and food selection and we just said we’ll have some amazing food and make it a beautiful guest experience for those able and willing to make it. We can do a nice 5th year anniversary but that’s down the road. We do want to start a family soon as we are no spring chickens and we’re basically wanting to be married before we start. Hang in there covid brides and Etsy has some cute couple masks too Smiley smile
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  • Mc
    Beginner August 2020
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    UPDATE! We are no longer having it at the venue because we can only have 25 people indoors now. So we decided to have a backyard wedding in my parents yard with a little over 100 people (they have a large yard) and I am SO EXCITED!! Counting down the days and praying the numbers go down and more restrictions don't come out!! Boy do I wish I had it in me to postpone, that is just not an option in my mind so gotta deal with the cards that are dealt! Ready to be married and put this all in the past. Praying this all ends soon and brides do not have to continue to go through this any longer!

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  • Maegan
    Just Said Yes August 2020
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    Date twins! I’m in Ohio and we are allowed 300 people so didn’t have to cut at all. My venue can hold up to 650-700 people so plenty of social distance. We will have sanitizer out and expect everyone to follow sanitizing. Some of our older family will be missing out on the reception for their safety and that’s ok! If we eloped they’d miss out too. We are allowed dancing and the mask mandate exceptions include eating drinking and exercise. Our church will have everyone masked besides bridal party and will have distance between the pews of people and them.
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    Just Said Yes August 2020
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    My wedding is the same day! We are having an outdoor ceremony and reception at my childhood home in the country. Super spaced out field. We are suggesting people to wear mask and having everyone fill out and sign a liability waiver form stating that they haven’t been in contact with anyone with COVID and understand the severity. Our numbers are around 200 but we are expecting a lot of those people to not show.
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  • Shannon
    Just Said Yes August 2020
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    Same date and same headcount Do you have to wear a mask down the aisle and while saying your wow as well?
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  • Rhea
    Beginner May 2022
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    Hi. My wedding was postponed from May to August 29th. My venue has cancelled all events for the rest of this year and are not taking new dates at this time. So I don't even have a wedding date now! Just feeling a little defeated. Thanks Covid!
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