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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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  • H
    Just Said Yes August 2020
    Hannah ·
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    Hello. August 29, 2020 bride here (originally scheduled for June 27, 2020). My husband and I actually got married locally with just close family on June 27 to make sure we secured the date we wanted. After all it is about one thing -- marrying your husband/wife. However, we postponed our actual wedding weekend to August 29, 2020 in Castleton, VT on Lake Bomoseen. We are still planning on having our rehearsal, ceremony as well as our reception. Since our ceremony is outside we can have 150 people; but only 54 guests are attending (76 all together invited). Our reception will be inside with a limit of 75 guests. Thankfully we were planning on a small, intimate wedding anyway so that truly helped lessen the stress level. Vermont recently mandated masks starting August 1st so we are waiting guidance for that. My assumption would be masks must be worn on the boat ride to the island where the ceremony is taking place then the guests will be able to space out enough not to wear them; they will probably have to wear a mask when they get up from their table at the reception to go to the bathroom or the bar. However, we are waiting on the guidance about the dance floor. I'd assume because dancing makes your heart pump and breathing heavier, masks will not be required. Or that's what I am hoping. Also, I'd assume we can distant 6 feet apart from our caricature that we hired for the wedding; unless everyone wants to wear a mask in their drawing. We also included hand sanitizer from local distilleries and homemade masks by my grandmother in everyone's welcome bags. All in all, weather masks are required or not - our day will still go on.

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  • Laurie-Ann
    Beginner August 2020
    Laurie-Ann ·
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    I am in the same boat with you. I do sometimes feel a little guilty for not postponing but what really matters is just me and him and nothing was going to prevent me from having the wedding on my original day. We are down to 50 persons because of the safety restrictions but I am trying to stay in the moment and be excited and not worry about what potentially can go wrong.

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  • Abby
    Beginner August 2020
    Abby ·
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    My wesding is August 29th. We arent postponing, no masks, no distancing. Of people don't agree with the way we are doing it, they don't have to come. That is our day. Period.
    People have called me selfish, but i feel like MY wedding day, I get to be a little selfish. But thats just me.
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  • C
    Beginner August 2020
    Cassie ·
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    Hi there! I'm also August 8th! We are going on as planned. We had 200 people invited and a little less than half are coming. A family friend who is getting married the same day cancelled their wedding because she had a lot of family who wasn't able to make it from out of state. They are still getting married but are having their wedding next year. Our venue and vendors are doing everything they can to follow our state rules and with it being outside, that helps a lot! I hope your wedding goes perfectly!!! 🥰
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  • Chelsea
    Beginner August 2020
    Chelsea ·
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    We're getting married August 29th in WI, and we're still planning on it & have plenty of guests! We will be at a brand new event center so we're excited to be the first wedding there!! We also whittled down our guest list from 125, & are expecting about 75. That way we have the closest and most important people there with us, and there will be plenty of space for everyone to be safe. We also ordered mini hand sanitizers with our names & wedding date on them for favors, and are making masks to keep in a basket for anyone who wants one. I'm so excited to finally marry my best friend (I know, sounds cliché but it's true!) and can't wait to start a family with him! Good luck with your wedding, and as long as everyone is smart & safe you'll be fine!
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  • Rachel
    Savvy August 2020
    Rachel ·
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    We are keeping our date, 8/4, just having me, my FH, the officiant, a photographer, and 2 friends as the witnesses (we are in NC). Everyone else will participate via zoom. Postponed the celebration to October 2021. Instead we are going to spend a few nights at a hotel and do a hot air balloon ride! Making the most of it.
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  • Daly
    Beginner August 2020
    Daly ·
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    We were supposed to be married in May but now actually getting married on the 8th since it’s our engagement anniversary. Since our destination wedding (to my hometown) is not possible at this time, we decided on a private ceremony and will have the dream wedding and reception at a later date when it’s safe for everyone. It’s funny how even the smallest of weddings (7 guests) can cause stress and worry. I’m slowly getting over it as the day approaches.
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  • Daly
    Beginner August 2020
    Daly ·
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    I like your hand sanitizer idea and providing special wedding masks. We can’t just make the pandemic disappear but we can definitely make the most of it!
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  • Brittnee
    Just Said Yes August 2020
    Brittnee ·
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    I am a August 15th bride! We originally were getting married on May 16th but COVID struck Indiana in March/April and our venue had to shut down. As of now, we are going through with it. Our guest list is almost half of what it originally was and it's a large barn with outdoor areas. Masks are optional. Hand sanitizer will be everywhere. Food will be served so there is less contact between guests. Me and my almost husband have been together for 3 years so we're more than ready!! Who wants to be there will be there...
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  • Shea
    Just Said Yes August 2021
    Shea ·
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    Date twins! We’re also planning to get married on 8/8/2020 but we postponed our big celebration to next year on the 1 year anniversary since most of our family and friends are coming from overseas or out of state. & with travel restrictions especially from overseas I just didn’t want to have a big wedding without half of my family able to come. It was a huge bummer but luckily all of our vendors were on board and my fiancé and I decided to have a micro wedding in my parents’ backyard so we can still get married which is the most important. So only our parents/siblings and some of our bridal party will be coming and we are just asking people to bring their masks. We’re trying to make the most out of it. Definitely don’t feel guilty for not postponing. If your venue allows it and you have that much space and people are willing to come then that’s awesome! Most important is you get to marry your honey 🤗
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  • Shannon
    Beginner August 2020
    Shannon ·
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    We’re still moving forward with it on 8/8 as well! We were originally 5/9, then 8/7, but we decided to just shift it to 8/8 and have the wedding at our home. It’ll be way different and a lot smaller than we had originally planned. We want everyone to stay safe and healthy, so we’re ok with it. We plan on a big honeymoon once we can travel again!
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  • Chelsea
    Beginner August 2020
    Chelsea ·
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    Thanks Daly! And I completely agree. I got the sanitizers from Etsy, in case you want to get some too! They were shipped super quick, which puts my mind at ease! As long as we're smart about it, we'll be fine!
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  • Michelle
    Just Said Yes August 2020
    Michelle ·
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    You are planning for the day before me! Im getting married August 9th. When we initially started planning i was concerned and wanted to hold off. However over time we decided to go through with the wedding.


    Everyones wedding, virus or not is unique. So we chose to look at it that way. When we decide to have children of our own, we will be able to look back at this moment and tell them we got married through this interesting time.
    Of course its not going as we planned. But than we have excepted that. Its less than 2 weeks out and im scared. Everything is paid for, everything is planned. Once the restrictions kicked in and the virus flaired up people started dropping out. There is a travel restriction to ohio, the state we are from. Most of the people out of state cancelled. Oh FH best man texted 2 days ago he wants to cancel.
    We were doing 70ish people at a lodge on the lake. Beautiful reception beautiful ceremony. Photographer, dj, florist, personal stylist for hair and makeup. Expensive. But we are in a place we can afford it.
    As of now we are going through with the wedding. Weve been together for 7 years. I dont want to wait. We invited close family and friends. Basically we accept if people want to cancel. In these times, you cant help but understand. However if they choose to stay, we will be elated to share the moment with them.
    We are going to be doing the best to keep everyone safe. We purchased masks for everyone. Children and adults. We will be requesting they wear them for the duration of the wedding. The venue are going to be handling all food. Everyones going to social distance. Moderate amount of people per table.
    Good luck to all 2020 brides and grooms.
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  • Danielle
    Just Said Yes August 2020
    Danielle ·
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    We postponed our wedding from 5/30 to 8/29. We have cut our guest list tremendously, and are only inviting close relatives and a few friends. We purchased masks for the wedding party, and are providing masks for our guests also. I asked on the invitation that they bring one, but for those that forget we will have them available. We also purchased individual hand sanitizers for our guests. Our wedding will be in my parent's backyard under a rented tent since our venue is still not open.

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  • Kerri
    Beginner August 2020
    Kerri ·
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    Aug. 15 here! I feel the same as you! Nothing is stopping us from getting married that day, even if we gotta elope lol
    I live in CA and in a strict county. We cut way back to 50 people. We will be getting married out on our churches lawn and then will have backyard reception, masks required. Everyone coming to mine has agreed to quarantine (besides work) 2 weeks before our wedding. Might sound a little extreme but we arent offended by anyone who decides not to come . The most important people will be there and the people who dont feel comfortable socializing (like elderly or high risk people) will only be attending out ceremony.
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  • Elizabethpomerleau
    Just Said Yes August 2020
    Elizabethpomerleau ·
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    Had to reschedule our 8-29 Massachusetts wedding to 8-22 in NH because the MA guidelines were so strict. I now get to marry the love of my life 1 week sooner!! 24 days until MRS.HOLMES 😍
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    Just Said Yes August 2020
    Samantha ·
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    Our wedding date is 8/23/20 here in Denver, CO. We are moving forward as planned with about 70 guests (originally invited 125). The venue is allowing us to move forward with a 100 person max, but they can hold up to 500+ normally. It's been tricky to navigate but planning on having masks for the ceremony and then as people feel comfortable throughout the reception. I think we will be able to move forward with social-distancing dancing and thankfully we have indoor, outdoor space. Thinking about getting these silk masks for the bridal party when getting ready because CO has a mandatory mask mandate until 8/16 - and a friend got these for her wedding party. They were AMAZING at not smearing or ruining makeup. ( link here.) A little sad that so much has to be controlled and many family guests (from out of town) are not comfortable coming but we've decided to go on and hope for the best!

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  • Minerva
    Beginner October 2020
    Minerva ·
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    Would you wear a mask down the aisle and saying your vows?
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  • Micah
    Just Said Yes August 2020
    Micah ·
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    My wedding is on August 7 and we will have 170 guests in an extra large room. We already postponed once, so postponing again wasn’t an option for us. Masks are not mandatory, but we anticipate most will wear one. We bought little hand sanitizers at wedding favors, and doing everything possible. I don’t think you should feel guilty. People have free will to either come, or go depending on what they are comfortable with. Smiley smile
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    Just Said Yes August 2020
    Nicole ·
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    Getting married in my fiances parents backyard, probably 60-70 guests in attendance. all outdoors under a tent. let everyone know PERSONALLY and EXPLICITLY that we understand we are in unprecedented times and will completely understand anyone who doesn't feel comfortable should not feel obligated to come. honestly, the less people that come, the better for me, I'm already stressed enough as it is. there will be face masks given out and hand sanitizer literally everywhere. food will be individual entrees. there will be a dance floor but we have a large enough tent where people can spread out. the house is on 5 acres of property and lounge areas for those who don't feel comfortable. can't wait until this is all over which is really sad, just want to get MARRIED!!!

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