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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    Just Said Yes August 2020
    Alicia ·
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    Our date is august 28th. We’re going to send invites the last week of June and ride it out. However I’m thinking of cancelling our honeymoon to Grenada Smiley sad
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  • Samantha
    Just Said Yes August 2020
    Samantha ·
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    I’m a California 8/8/2020 bride as well! We’re going for the wedding, I contacted all my vendors today to see if they’d still be in for our day and I’ve heard back from a few so far! Lots of people seem very hopeful for us. I feel some days I’m super hopeful and excited and others I’m like okay maybe not.. we’re ordering our invitations this weekend with an insert about how we’re watching the pandemic and will update via our website. I think we’ll just have people not come if they’re concerned!
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  • Elisa
    Just Said Yes August 2020
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    My fiance and I were suppose to get married Memorial Day weekend, but we ended up postponing to August 7. For us it is a little bittersweet, in that the new date is actually the anniversary of our first date which will be 11 years ago (I've been super patient long enough). We've put a positive spin on it as seeing us come full circle. However, it stinks because our beautiful invitations a friend of mine designed (JesSmith Designs) did has the original date on them. We are sending out postponement cards with the new date. We are set on getting married that day no matter what even if it has to be on our front yard and local family and friends can do drive-by congratulations. At this point I don't care if I have a bridal shower or bachelorette party, I just really want to be able to marry my guy with some family and friends there. Here's hoping that we all are able to get to have the wedding we planned for.

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  • Breanna
    Savvy February 2021
    Breanna ·
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    You should be ok. I’m August 22nd originally was June 6th and I’m in Buffalo NY. We have the highest cases among the states.
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  • Tara
    Devoted August 2020
    Tara ·
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    We are doing the same with our invites! It also makes me hopeful to see that a lot of public events are being moved to August! I saw yesterday that there’s a race, maybe Indianapolis 500, that was moved to August. Also the Democratic Convention was moved to August 17. It gives me hope!
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  • Tara
    Devoted August 2020
    Tara ·
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    Yes you do! Stay safe up there!
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  • Tara
    Devoted August 2020
    Tara ·
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    Yes I am concerned about the honeymoon. We are going to Mexico. They don’t have a ton of cases, but right now there is travel restrictions and all The flights to Mexico are cancelled. I have heard that the cruise lines are planning on opening back up in late June. That leaves me hopeful. Traveling would be scary right now, but our flight is direct and only 3.5 hours. I will probably wear a mask and take cleaning supplies. Other than the flight, I figure I have a lesser chance of getting it laying on a beach in Mexico than I do here.
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  • McKenzie
    Devoted August 2020
    McKenzie ·
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    This is exactly how I feel! One day I’m super positive that it’s all going to go as planned and then the next day I’m a wreck and am ready to postpone. I just couldn’t imagine cutting down the guest list of 180 to 50 and choosing who’s Important and who’s not ya know? I think in June we’re going to reevaluate and see how it is then 😬
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  • Kimmone
    Beginner July 2020
    Kimmone ·
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    We are doing the same . Our wedding is Mid July . Everything is paid for . We are still going with that date and see what happens. We decided whoever comes ,comes and who don't it is what it is
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  • Natalie
    Just Said Yes August 2020
    Natalie ·
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    I’m getting married August 10th definitely waiting it out since everything is paid...
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  • Cecilia
    Just Said Yes August 2020
    Cecilia ·
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    Our date is August 22nd as well in WA. Our venue said they’re extremely confident in our date still so I pray we will be fine! I can’t fathom moving ours, if it ends up being a smaller guest count I guess it is what it is. We don’t want to wait any longer to be married and we want to do so in front of family and friends. We hope everyone will feel comfortable and still attend.
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  • Samantha
    Just Said Yes July 2021
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    Yay Buffalo bride. Go, Bills!

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  • Samantha
    Just Said Yes July 2021
    Samantha ·
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    We officially changed our date to July 31, 2021. We didn't want to get "jipped" of our wedding festivities, such as the bach parties and a bridal shower. With all the money and planning involved we want our events to be awesome! Also, our out of town guests will have a better chance of attending and staying safe. What a difficult decision, but we are already much more relieved. Cheeseburgers are on the menu tonight since we don't have to eat as clean anymore. I'm taking my silver linings where I can get them these days.


    Sending all the summer 2020 brides good vibes and warm thoughts! Who would have thought we would be going through this?

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  • Rafia
    October 2030
    Rafia ·
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    Yeah, I'm working on Plan B now. Smiley sad Took a while for reality to hit, but now I am looking at other options and what postponement would look like. Has your venue gotten back to you yet?

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  • Rafia
    October 2030
    Rafia ·
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    Okay, that gives me a bit of hope. Are you Socal Or Norcal? We're getting married in San Diego so I am unsure. Many vendors haven't gotten back to me and seem to be ignoring my emails Smiley sad. I feel the same way..some days I am super hopeful, other days I am a crying mess lol. I hope California allows weddings, but people keep scaring me and saying weddings won't happen until there is a vaccine or a cure or something, which won't be for a while...and then I go back to crying lol.

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  • Devoted August 2021
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    Date twins! We’re in New York, and New Jersey respectively. Getting married in Denver, we’re going to decide in June what to do.
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  • Kenzie
    Dedicated August 2020
    Kenzie ·
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    Exactly, I wanted to be so hopeful and reading these posts for awhile helped me hold onto that hope. But honestly, after reading endless articles, watching the news and listening to what my states governor says...being realistic is what has to happen.


    If anything it's good to have a plan B..and not be scrambling around. At least for Maryland, you can tell the governor is not willing to risk people's lives by opening too soon.


    My venue continues to tell me they will make a decision a month before..I am calling them next week to see what they tell me. I feel like at this point, Maryland isn't even in Phase I yet so there is little hope for summer weddings.

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  • Jene
    Dedicated September 2020
    Jene ·
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    Our wedding is in Sept. We riding it out until July, if the venue still doesn't have clearance we will go with plan B. Have a small ceremony at the beach, which is now open, and cancel the reception. I try to stay positive eventhough the planning part isn't fun anymore. I say hold on as long as you can and make sure you have a plan B and C!
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  • Samantha
    Just Said Yes August 2020
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    So I’m NorCal. I am getting married at my family’s winery, but we have to bring in all our vendors because we don’t have those. I’m the same way of feeling optimistic one day and then super doubtful Another because we’re still open for curbside pickup right now, and we are a small family winery so a lot of our customers know my life and come in and ask about the wedding. It’s so mixed- some are like oh you’re going to be totally fine and others are almost like ashamed I haven’t postponed! So I’m going to go about like it’s happening and if for some reason in July things are horrible I’ll have to postpone the big one and then just still get married with a small crowd
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  • Erin
    Beginner May 2020
    Erin ·
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    I'm getting married 5/16/2020. We talked about postpone but decided we didn't want to wait any longer and didn't like that there was no certainty on when we could postpone to. We decided to just have a very small ceremony in our backyard with limited guests. Then when everything clears up we will have a huge reception and invite everyone to that.
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