Kortnie
Dedicated August 2020

August 7th wedding covid 19

Kortnie, on March 17, 2020 at 3:14 PM

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Hello all, We are planning on getting married on August 7th and leaving for our honeymoon in Maui on the 8th right away for the following 8 days (hopefully). Anyone else in August or late July stressed about wedding cancelations after hearing this could be going to July-August? I want to know if...

Hello all,

We are planning on getting married on August 7th and leaving for our honeymoon in Maui on the 8th right away for the following 8 days (hopefully).

Anyone else in August or late July stressed about wedding cancelations after hearing this could be going to July-August?

I want to know if I'm stressing myself out for nothing.

My heart is absolutely breaking for those having to cancel or postpone their weddings due to this. I have been praying hard.

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  • Ester
    Dedicated April 2022
    Ester ·
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    My date is May 2nd. I still plan to get officially married on May 2, but have moved the celebration to August 1.

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  • Kortnie
    Dedicated August 2020
    Kortnie ·
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    Our plan B is to get married on our set date and have the same ceremony and reception planned at a later date..

    Hearing that people have rescheduled their wedding to August is giving me hope, I hope July / August will be cleared and that you will get your special day as planned!


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  • Lachrista
    Beginner August 2023
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    My wedding is 8/9 and Im trying to remain hopeful. I work in the hospitality industry and we are all hoping this will be over soon.
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  • Izzykern
    Super April 2021
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    That’s awesome you’re in nursing school! It’s very comforting to know that vendors are coming together with the community to make it easier on couples to postpone when placed in this unfamiliar and heartbreaking situation. I’ve been a little disheartened by how so many people on here are not aware of the severity and pervasiveness this virus has on our community and future.
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  • Kortnie
    Dedicated August 2020
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    Thank you! Smiley smile

    Yes, it's very comforting. I am so excited to marry him but postponing is an option, and knowing this will pass and I want to keep people away from the virus as much as possible. People's health is SO much more important than our weddings at this moment. I know it's hard not to worry or be sad during this about our weddings, but perspective is so important right now.

    I completely agree!

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  • Stacy
    Just Said Yes July 2020
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    I'm getting married in early july..freaking out alittle..but I'm trying to take it one day at a time..that's all you can do
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  • J
    Savvy October 2020
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    I'm with you. My May 24 wedding was cancelled by our ceremony venue, and we rescheduled for 8/15. I can't imagine going through a second cancellation.

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  • J
    Savvy October 2020
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    I share your concerns about the college campus issue, Lindsey. My wedding was scheduled for May 24 on a college campus and it was cancelled by the University. We rescheduled for August 15, but now I'm having second thoughts about it. There's so much conflicting information that I just didn't know what to do. They had one October date, but our photographer wasn't available then. And then someone on a teaching collective said today that they heard some universities are already planning to be shut down through the fall. This is all just surreal.

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  • Laura
    Rockstar September 2020
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    We rescheduled to 8/7... we switched from June. But we we're worried about telltelling our guests or making changes - so we're doing online invitations that are sent through email. Which means we can wait longer to send them. We are also emailing people our wedding website link with it. It's just easier and near instant communication. Online sites even manage rsvps and send reminders. It's not traditional but it works for us! Smiley heart
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  • Laura
    Just Said Yes May 2020
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    Yes! Im in the same boat - just rescheduled our May 30 wedding to July 18 and praying we won’t have to postpone again.
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  • Katie
    Just Said Yes August 2021
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    We are (hopefully) getting married this August in Seattle and I think optimistic thoughts with a realistic approach is at least the way for me! I like the idea of being proactive and transparent with both vendors AND guests (because they are likely anxious as well). Here is an example of an email we just sent out to all our guests. Although it's not ideal, I am the type of person that feels better knowing that we have a plan B. Good luck to all of you beautiful brides! Smiley heart

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    Hello All,

    First and foremost, we hope everyone is staying healthy and safe during this whirlwind of a pandemic. We also wanted to keep everyone up-to-date on our 8/8/20 wedding plans. At present, we are hoping for the best, and that August is far enough away that this will no longer be an issue.
    However, we intend to prioritize everyone's health above all else. We are going to reassess the situation in the next few weeks. If we feel that this viral threat is still at large, we will very likely postpone our nuptials to the following summer of 2021. If you are traveling, we encourage you to book refundable or changeable flight/accommodations.
    Also, we have updated our wedding website to reflect a 'COVID-19 Updates' page (see link: (edited for privacy)). Please check back periodically for additional updates. Of course, we will send another email with any definitive decisions either way. As always, please feel free to reach out to us at any time with questions or concerns.
    We appreciate your flexibility and are sending light and love to everyone at this time!
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  • Kortnie
    Dedicated August 2020
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    I love that! 2021 feels so far away!

    All of our vendors told us to way until May or June to make a decision on if we are going to postpone or not. I would hate to postpone in the next two weeks and August end up being perfectly fine!!


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  • Kortnie
    Dedicated August 2020
    Kortnie ·
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    I hope you wont need to postpone again either!

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  • Katie
    Just Said Yes August 2021
    Katie ·
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    Yes, it does feel forever away and postponing of course, would be a last resort. We will likely wait until the end of May to decide either way but felt like it was courteous to keep our guests informed of our thought process since many are traveling from the opposite coast and investing time/money. We will get legally married come 8/8/20 no matter what, so if we have to postpone the celebration just hope it will be that much sweeter. Also, hang in there with nursing school, couldn’t imagine clinicals being disrupted — I am a nurse and although it recently has been a trying time, it is just the best and most rewarding career!
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  • Maria
    Just Said Yes May 2021
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    Im getting married August 8th and leaving for honeymoon in Florida the 9th. Most of my guests are out of town. I don't want to call my vendors because I feel like they are dealing with all of the couples who’s weddings were planned for earlier dates. I also feel like maybe it’s too early to tell what will happen by then? Glad I found this thread, I don't feel as alone in this.
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  • Altovise
    Just Said Yes August 2020
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    Getting married on August 22 but me and my fiance just talked about having the ceremony still because our ceremony is outside and having the reception at a later date if we can. We will have the ceremony video taped and played at the reception if we need to postpone. Hoping to stay with plan A but it feels good to have Plan B. Hope we all get our weddings as planned. Everyone please listen to the CDC!!!

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  • L
    Just Said Yes August 2020
    Lisa ·
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    We are planning to elope in late August to New Zealand, borders are shut until June 30 for now, hopefully they will open back up but I'm not holding my breath... We keep hearing that we will have restrictions in place for at least 6 months (I'm guessing more) The uncertainty is annoying and sad, I'm just waiting for June 30th for an update
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  • Kortnie
    Dedicated August 2020
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    I'm sorry - I hope August does work.

    I keep hearing different things, I'm not sure what to believe. There is too many people disregarding the precautions though, honestly the government needs to put more action down.

    Praying hard. The uncertainty sucks. We are currently picking a second date today to be safe and have a secure backup plan.

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  • Kortnie
    Dedicated August 2020
    Kortnie ·
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    Thats a good plan.

    We are wanting to reschedule everything to a different day if need be - but we are praying and hoping hard that we get things under control soon. Our familie's health definitely comes first. Just so uncertain right now with where we stand.

    People definitely need to take the government and CDC regulations more seriously.

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  • Lachrista
    Beginner August 2023
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    My wedding is the 9th also
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