Tara
Devoted August 2020

August Bride- Riding it out...

Tara, on April 30, 2020 at 10:28 AM

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We are scheduled to get married 8/22/20 in Ohio. I was going to revisit in June about possible cancellation. I have decided instead to ride this out longer. 90% of the planning is done and money is spent. We are going to continue as normal and not cancel until the beginning of August. Anyone else...
We are scheduled to get married 8/22/20 in Ohio. I was going to revisit in June about possible cancellation. I have decided instead to ride this out longer. 90% of the planning is done and money is spent. We are going to continue as normal and not cancel until the beginning of August. Anyone else doing something similar? At this point, what do we have to lose 🤷‍♀️

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  • Dedicated August 2020
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    I completely understand how you feel. Memories mean a lot to me and I am just sad that I’ll have to live with this memory forever. I do know there are worse things that could happen, but it still hurts. A lot.
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  • McKenzie
    Devoted August 2020
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    We’re getting married in August 8th on my FH’s parents property. So far all of our vendors said they would be there as long as the wedding is still on. We don’t plan to postpone unless we are forced to. We have so much stuff with our date on it and I just don’t want to deal with moving everything and reordering. Plus I wanna have a baby! I also hate odd numbers so I don’t want to do 2021 😂
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  • Marissa
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    Haha, love your comment about the odd numbers thing 😂 Our date is 10/10/2020 and my FH is a numbers guy (math nerd) so he doesn't wanna postpone on another date. We are just riding this out and have a plan b venue in place as well.

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  • Taylor
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    10/31/20. Holding out here too. I am in Ohio opening on 5/1/20 but I am still nervous. I will see what my venue ends up saying in the summer. I am at less than 100 guests as well. We all have to stay positive and keep praying this passes.

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  • Jolene
    Savvy August 2020
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    We are also aug 22nd In Pa and are hoping for the best. The state of PA is opening back up slowly by phases so have to wait to see if our county will be in green phase in August. We still sent out all our invitations and if nothing changes by August might just have a backyard picnic after the church ceremony.
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  • Mackenzie
    Beginner August 2020
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    I'm a 8/8/20 bride. I'm just riding it out. My fiancé and I have just decided to marry that day at the venue no matter what. I think it's going to be fine. We are just jumping in. Hope you will do the same

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  • V
    Dedicated May 2021
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    I want to ride it out too but I'm on the fence. Spoke to the venue and they said we can have 80 guests (invites 100). About half the guests are out of town, in hard hit areas and older. Social distancing will still need to happen and I'm not sure how that will look ex..dancing, sitting at an estate table. Now they are saying we could get a vaccine by January so maybe a backup would help.

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  • Tara
    Devoted August 2020
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    Yes!! If everything wasn’t planned and paid for, I would pull the plug. Plus- it’s hard to do planning when things are not open.
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  • Jill
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    We are also in CA and have already postponed once from June to August. We have had everything planned and ready to go prior to the lockdown and are not going to move the date again. All vendors are on board and it is what it is with 10 people if it has to be. My feeling at this point is if we are allowed 50-100 people with social distancing and masks. we're okay with that. I'm tired of being made to feel guilty by some of these posts about risking the health of others. People are grown adults and can decide for themselves if they want to come with those restrictions. They know we understand if not.
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  • Tara
    Devoted August 2020
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    I can understand that. To be honest, I am sad too. However, I can’t help but think about all of the wedding stories I’ve heard during planning.. and I think, man this could be a blessing in disguise. A pandemic wedding will sure be something to talk about. We might just have a memorable story after all.
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  • Desiree
    Just Said Yes August 2020
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    Im also getting married that day in New York. I am also holding out on cancelling!
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  • Tara
    Devoted August 2020
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    Please stay safe there!! I know your guys situation is much different than Ohio’s!
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  • Tara
    Devoted August 2020
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    I agree. I am going to do an insert in invites advising that if they can’t come or don’t want to- we understand. People can and are already making their own decisions.
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  • Desiree
    Just Said Yes August 2020
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    Thank you! You stay safe as well! We will both get married one way or another!!! Im very hopeful!
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  • K
    Dedicated June 2020
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    I am in Ohio and postponed from 6/20 to 8/7/2020. I think we will go forward with the wedding as long as we can have 50 guests...I'm hopeful that we will be in that stage by August 🤞 If August doesn't work out, we will postpone to next year so don't have to be as quick to reschedule and lock down vendors like we did with the June date.

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  • C
    Dedicated April 2022
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    I rescheduled mine to wedding also. We have 50 guests too so we should be ok if they allow that number of guests by that point. Do you think our guests will have to wear masks?
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  • Nina
    Beginner August 2020
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    I’m August 21 in metro-Detroit (hard hit area) but I’m still holding out until June to see what happens. I have a 285 guest list and would be okay cutting this down, although cutting it to a 50 person limit wouldn’t be ideal at all....also, I think if masks are required that is a deal breaker for me. My wedding is outdoors and Michigan summers can get hot. I sweat in my mask when I’m in a temperature controlled grocery store sooo I can’t imagine everyone not being miserable!
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  • Erin
    Dedicated April 2021
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    Haha I’m the same way with odd numbers and wanting to have a baby! We have August 8th for our date, too, but I’m getting more concerned 😕
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  • Gelayol
    Beginner September 2020
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    Same here! Mine is in September in Repulic of Georgia. My only concern is that if the guests feel comfortable traveling internationally then.
    But not canceling anything for now yet.
    Stay positive girl! Hopefully things will be over by then 🤞
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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
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    Ditto for our October wedding! Cali couple getting married in Vegas. So I’m really hoping things are good by August that’s when we really have to think about making a decision. We’ve been done with the planning since January. So I hate that it’s now May and we’re still dealing with this, as the months keep passing. But we’re riding it out since there isn’t anymore planning or decisions left to make. Either way still getting married on our date even if just the two of us... then we’ll do our original plans with guests at a later date (no more than 6 months later).
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