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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  • Stephanie
    Dedicated August 2020
    Stephanie ·
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    We moved our wedding date from May 15 to Aug 14 and are willing to minimize our guest list of 100 since we prefer not to push it out further.
    My FH and I are certainly keeping hope 🙏
    We are all strong brides 💪🏾💞
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  • Simone
    Just Said Yes August 2020
    Simone ·
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    I have cried so much 8-18 and I dont want to wait that's my date. Iam in NYC. Give it until june and see what happens? With everything paid for and ready to go what do you do?
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    Just Said Yes August 2021
    Becky ·
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    Our date is August 29th in Idaho. After talking with family, we are just going to do it. There will be loved ones that won't make it. We are going to stream it live for those who cannot be there, but want to watch it. Most everything is scheduled and paid for.
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  • Kaitlyn
    Savvy September 2020
    Kaitlyn ·
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    Just keep on planning and have a smaller event if necessary as long as you are happy that is all that matters.
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  • Katie
    Rockstar August 2020
    Katie ·
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    Hi girls, moved our date from June 27th to Aug 14th. Totally understand! Reading all your comments are like “yes I feel this way too!”. Some days I feel optimistic but today I felt so discouraged. I live in PA and as previously posted, counties beginning to open, but with restrictions. I too don’t want to wait till next year because of baby fever and love the 2020 even year!! I have to redo invitations but I’m hesitant. I want to plan but don’t at the same time. Summer heat please come and help eliminate this virus 🙏🏻
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  • Tara
    Devoted August 2020
    Tara ·
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    Thank you! I love your perspective! We hit the 100 day mark today and are moving along nicely. I am prepared to cut the guest list if we have to. Things are starting to open here so I hope by August, we can have at least 50 people!
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  • Kelly
    Savvy August 2020
    Kelly ·
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    Hey! I’m August 28th in pa.. as of now we are going on as planned but i am nervous that my guests will have to wear masks.. I feel like if that’s the case I want to reschedule but I’ve already waited over a year! I don’t want to wait another one !
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  • Caitlin
    Savvy August 2020
    Caitlin ·
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    Hey, we're August 28th in NJ! This is our second date, we were April 24th. I know exactly what you're saying. I'm trying to visualize what it could look like, masks, dancing? Definitely not what we envisioned and it's so hard to give up that dream. I'm so conflicted. BUT I am being hopeful and positive and trying (trying!) not to obsess over what I can't control. That being said, my emotions are all over the place on a minute to minute basis. I wish you a beautiful day in August!
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    Devoted August 2020
    Elle ·
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    Where in PA are you? I'm in the southeast.... DelCo! I'm August 29, so the day right after you. I'm going on as planned, and even sending out invitations soon. They are supposed to be arriving tomorrow!

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  • Taylor
    Dedicated October 2020
    Taylor ·
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    I am in Ohio too. Akron area. 10/31/20. Everyday I worry if dewine is going to allow receptions. One mews conference he said “no mass gatherings in the foreseeable future” but gives zero direction on what mass gatherings he is referring too. Ball games, concerts? I do have a plan b. I also have a small wedding as well. The back up cost me more money. Just so annoyed
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  • Tara
    Devoted August 2020
    Tara ·
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    Ohhh were in the Akron area too 😊 Dewine doesn’t give us much to go on. But I think it’s interesting that he has advisory groups for casinos, travel, sporting events, fairs, and now large venues. If he opens those, he has to allow our 96 person guest list lol 😆 trying to stay positive! Good luck to you
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  • Mandy
    Savvy August 2020
    Mandy ·
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    I am in Delco as well!!!!

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  • Mandy
    Savvy August 2020
    Mandy ·
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    I, too, have baby fever and love the even year! Moving it another full year would be so disappointing!

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  • Breanna
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    Breanna ·
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    Mine was rescheduled from June 6th to August 22nd in Buffalo NY. I am praying I will be able to keep it but we decided if we have to reschedule we will but still get married with immediate family that day. We dint want to change and wait again. Our county exec says he’s saying no longer than June 1st to reopen so praying for the best. They can’t expect lives to remain on hold. Plus all these wedding vendors rely on big events for income. Our cake place open already and our flowers said the need to olen by June 1st. Our venue says it’s scary because they have no business... yours would be ok!! NYS has the highest number of cases right now but we are seeing a good decline but 🤞🏻
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  • Breanna
    Savvy February 2021
    Breanna ·
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    I am with you! I’ve waited 2 years. We don’t want to hold off for another...
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    Devoted August 2020
    Elle ·
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    Ahhh! That's awesome! I hope we get to keep our dates...

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  • Taylor
    Dedicated October 2020
    Taylor ·
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    Good point about the casinos! My plan B is get married on my date at Stan Hywet and do more of a celebration next year. I feel a wedding reception just wont feel right unless it is right after the wedding. Maybe with a bbq feel and the band we hired. Agree about Dewine I have emailed and tweeted asking to give some kind of direction with wedding receptions
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  • Tara
    Devoted August 2020
    Tara ·
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    Let me know if he responds! I feel
    Like we’re going to exit this the same way we went in with group sizes changing. I’m hoping he says we can do groups of 25 or 50 in June. That would give me hope 😊
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  • Ashli
    Just Said Yes August 2020
    Ashli ·
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    Hi Brides, our wedding date is August 15th. We plan to still have the ceremony as my church is big enough for people to be 6feet apart if that is still required. We have had to cut our list down from 230 to 160 and may still have to go lower than that. The reception has already been decided to reschedule at a later date. I know we will all get through this and all be able to enjoy our day.... stay positive ladies Smiley smile
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  • Katie
    Rockstar August 2020
    Katie ·
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    Hi girls! I was up late last night brainstorming of how to keep everyone safe and have it not resort to masks (I too am doing anything to avoid the masks!). I’m thinking of having my program helpers (we planned on 4 kids in our family to pass programs out) and have 2 of them squirt antibacterial soap in the guests hands as they come in for a program. Thinking of hand wipes with cute wedding sticker on each package at reception seats. Considering releasing white balloons outside at end so it is less time on dance floor, able to social distance outdoors, yet still pretty. Would make for a charming picture! Brainstorming so much on how to incorporate beautiful things to subtly keep guests safe! Any ideas you have I’d love to hear 🥂
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