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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  • Alythea
    Dedicated May 2020
    Alythea ·
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    We planning to still get married May 22nd 2020 no matter what just doing it in the backyard and the justice of peace can come do it 🤷🏾‍♀️. I’m paying her this Friday just cook and eating cake we’ll do something bigger down the line.
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    Devoted August 2020
    Elle ·
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    I forget if I've commented on this thread lol but I'm still planning for August 29, and I am riding it out. I am not postponing unless they say we absolutely cannot have it.

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  • Emily
    Savvy October 2021
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    Ahh makes sense!! I just wasn't sure if I missed something! Always over thinking things when it comes to wedding planning! Smiley smile
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  • Kathryn
    Just Said Yes April 2021
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    Now it’s almost like it doesn’t matter what date I put on the invites... on one hand, if it’s too early/far out from our wedding date, if
    be before we have to make a decision to postpone and if it’s to late of an RSVP date/too close to our wedding date, it may be after we we would have to make a decision to postpone so we’re damned if we do, damned if we don’t. We are planning to keep our date unless we are forced by the state of NY to postpone. Hoping we get enough RSVP’s as yes to meet the minimum head count from the venue too, that’s another factor. the whole things a mess 🤷🏼‍♀️
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  • Emily
    Savvy October 2021
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    Couldnt agree with you more! I live in NY also and it's jusr a damn waiting game!! It looks like we are on a positive path though so let's continue to hope as long as we don't have to open all,together and just by counties ans such we will be okay! Im hoping for both our weddings! Where in NY are you
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  • Kathryn
    Just Said Yes April 2021
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    We live in Westchester County so it’s really bad here and in the city. Our wedding is happening here in Westchester County too... most of our family and friends live within about an hour or so drive of NYC... we have 115 on the invite list and probably 95 of them are close, only like 20-25 people would have to travel by plane or loooong drives to come. How about you? Where is yours?
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  • Emily
    Savvy October 2021
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    Ahh very close to thr city! I live in rochester ny, about 7 hours from the city, we are part of the phasing starting on May 15th. All of my family is from long Island, jersey and Manhattan so i understand!
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  • Kim
    Beginner August 2020
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    Hi! We are August 13th and are riding out. We are looking into options for social distancing at dinner, masks for dancing, and live streaming it for those who can't make it or are high risk. Even if we have to cancel the reception, we still plan to get married on that day and either postpone the reception or just use the money we will save towards a down payment.
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  • Ebony
    Beginner April 2021
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    My wedding is August 9th! I am with you at this point the hell with it!
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  • K
    Just Said Yes August 2020
    Katy ·
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    Our date is also August 22! Were getting married in Washington in a small town so I'm hoping we will still be able to go through with it. If everything goes according to plan then the state will open up completely 2-3 weeks prior. For people who can't/shouldn't be traveling were thinking about live streaming the ceremony. We're getting married on his great grandparents wedding anniversary so I would be so bummed if his great grandma had to miss it!

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  • Christine
    Beginner July 2021
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    We are getting married 8/1/20 in Toledo Ohio. We plan to have the wedding unless they are not allowing it at that time. We had a long engagement, have lived together for two years, and are both now 30. We don’t want to wait any longer. We have 160 guests invited but before the pandemic were only planning on about 125 coming. We understand that if we are able to have the wedding in August, many people will not feel comfortable attending and we have accepted that. I am a very plan ahead type person, so the uncertainty has been the worst part. At this point, we are holding off on sending the actual invites until we know if we have to cut the guest list. Trying to stay positive and hope for the best!
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  • Devoted August 2021
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    Same date here! I’m in New York, getting married in Denver. We’re just riding it out, we’ll make a decision next month.
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  • Kayla
    Savvy August 2020
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    I’m getting married in Toledo as well on august 22! We are continuing as normal. I feel more positive with things opening up. Fingers crossed everything goes as planned for you.
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  • Tara
    Devoted August 2020
    Tara ·
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    Same to you! I am feeling a lot more positive as well. I’ve even started planning again 😊
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  • Kayla
    Savvy August 2020
    Kayla ·
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    I have as well 🙃
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  • V
    Just Said Yes August 2020
    Veronika ·
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    Mines is August 23rd and I definitely feel like I’m in panic mode and I have no control. We only did a deposit on our location and I had planned to book everything else but I haven’t yet. I’m sitting here wondering if I should cancel the original plan and maybe do something really small. I haven’t gotten anything printed because I’m scared to. I feel like if I just cut it to maybe 20 people and have a small outdoor wedding then at least I have control of it and can continue with my wedding. I really don’t know what else to do.
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  • E
    Just Said Yes August 2021
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    We have (had) the same wedding date! I don't usually post things but I felt like I had to after seeing that our dates were the same!
    We were supposed to get married 08/22/20 in California and my fiance and I were waiting until June to make the final decision (originally). A large amount of our guests live in CA so we thought it would be alright and then we really sat down and talked about the fact that a lot of my relatives from Australia wouldn't be able to come due to travel restrictions, we were extremely worried about our older or at risk family attending the wedding or feeling guilty that they wouldn't be able to attend if we decided to go ahead with it. At the end of the day we decided that having some of these really important people in our lives at our wedding mattered more than getting married this year. So, we made the decision to move our wedding to the same weekend next year. In no way am I suggesting that this is the right move for everyone, it was just the right move for us. I felt so relieved when we made the decision to move it and thats how I knew it was right for us Smiley smile Go with your gut and weigh all the things that are most important to you, while also keeping everyone safe. Smiley heart

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  • Heather
    Just Said Yes August 2020
    Heather ·
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    Fellow 8/1 bride here and I'm right there with you! I've been going through the exact same emotional roller coaster. One day I think we have no choice but to scrap all our plans but the next day I'm all for riding it out. It's awful.
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  • Caitlin
    Savvy August 2020
    Caitlin ·
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    Same! I am so happy to see so many August brides being hopeful! Our original date was April 24th, we moved to August 28th. We're in NJ, but we seem to be seeing some positives these last few weeks. We are moving ahead, as scheduled; the venue seems very hopeful and have been nothing but helpful during this wild time. Unless the powers that be say we absolutely cannot have it, we are planning on August. I plan on making no changes until the beginning of August and only if we have to. Good luck and beautiful summer days for us all!!
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  • Shakira
    Just Said Yes August 2021
    Shakira ·
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    My wedding was also scheduled for 8/22/2020. Unfortunately, we postponed the ceremony for next year August 21. We plan, instead, to do a private ceremony, or even Justice of the Peace, and hopefully have a local honeymoon.

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