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Just Said Yes August 2020

August Wedding & Covid-19

Nina, on April 10, 2020 at 12:49 PM Posted in Community Conversations 3 23
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Hi all!

We are getting married August 1st and like many other couples are very anxious about possibly having to postpone our wedding. We've put wedding planning on hold for the past month but now that the date is getting closer we still have a bit to do. I'm wondering what is your timeline for making the decision to postpone? Also, have you sent out invitations yet or when are you planning to do so? Any thoughts welcome!


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Latest activity by Laura, on April 16, 2020 at 10:14 PM
  • Nicole
    Master September 2020
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  • Samantha
    Just Said Yes July 2021
    Samantha ·
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    Hi, Nina


    Our wedding is August 8th. Planning has been put on hold for us too. I had to replan my Bridal Shower May 2nd, as the venue wanted to remain closed through mid May. I am hoping to have a better idea of things by June 1st. 80% of our guest list is out of town, from all of the US and Canada.
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  • Christie
    Savvy May 2021
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    Hi Nina, we have the same wedding date Smiley smile August is such a difficult time because it is still in that grey area of determination. My fiance and I go back and forth about making a decision all the time, I can understand your anxiety, it's an emotional roller coaster. I was originally planning on sending out invites in May and if things start to look up, I might send them along with a note about the virus in relation to our wedding (I can send you the language I came up with if you'd like). If things do not start to turn around in May, my plan is to postpone at that time and send something to our guests that reflects that. It's really hard to know what to do! I'm trying to really be patient but it's difficult to not want to send my beautiful invites I ordered a long time ago.

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  • J
    Expert May 2021
    Jaime ·
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    I'm the weekend before yours. We haven't postponed though I'm certainly feeling the tug in both directions as this part of the summer does seem to be in a gray area. I think about it daily and I wish someone could tell me what to do! Everything is planned. I've been doing the other purchasing like shoes, accessories, etc. Dress is in alterations. I'm going to forge ahead as though it is happening, and if we do need to postpone I figure we will need all of this stuff anyway.
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  • M
    Savvy May 2020
    Meredith ·
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    We just postponed our May wedding to August 16, 2020, so hopefully things are better by then. We have decided to get married that day no matter what. We are not postponing again. Wishing you all the best!
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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
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    I think by August you will be fine. The graphs are starting to look better. The curve is going down. Things will get better. Dr. Fauci's last interview sounded like things are improving. My wedding is in September and I have no plans to postpone. It's way too soon to decide on that.
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  • Brenda
    Beginner July 2020
    Brenda ·
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    I had already had to postpone my April 17, 2020 wedding. We made the decision a little less than 1 month before. We rescheduled to July 17, 2020 and hoping we don't have to postpone again.
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  • Caitlin
    Devoted June 2021
    Caitlin ·
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    We are August 15th. Like most, we are playing the waiting game. We already ordered our invitations, and plan to send out in June if things are looking better. We are trying not to reschedule if we don’t have to.
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  • Anna
    Super August 2020
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    August 8th. Continuing as planned. We have more than 50 international guests invited so its not ideal. Total guest list 283...
    Invites sent with an extra memo about covid. I feel its about 70% we will have to cancel. Fiance is more optimistic than me. I just am trying to be realistic and brace myself for what could happen.
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  • Anna
    Super August 2020
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    I do agree with someone else who posted that it makes sense to continue with plans as youll need the items eventually anyways. I just ordered my veil , a robe, and a hair pin online this week. I just dont want the last few weeks Before the wedding to be chaos If we can still have it.
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  • Emily
    Dedicated August 2020
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    Agreed!!! This makes me feel better about my August wedding.
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  • Nina
    Just Said Yes August 2020
    Nina ·
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    Thank you Smiley shame great advice! All this does make me feel calmer about the situation. We'll forge ahead with our plans and evaluate the end of May. Fingers crossed for all of us Smiley heart

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  • Laura
    Super September 2020
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    We're August 7th and we're thinking it may be a private wedding (just us and immediate family) or extremely small. Even if the curve flattens, I'm worried about unemployment, people's willingness to fly, travel funds, etc. I realized there is more to this than the curve and that helped me to make choices, even if they were hard choices. We're still on for the 7th - just a very different type of wedding.

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  • Erica
    Dedicated October 2020
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    Hi Nina,


    We are August 2nd! We have our invites but have been holding on to them while we decide what’s going to be best for everyone (us & our guests). It’s certainly nerve wrecking isn’t it!
    Hang in there & congratulations!


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  • B
    Just Said Yes December 2020
    Britani ·
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    Hi Christie,


    I was wonder could you share the message you have about Covid as well. I’m in a similar boat, I have my wedding invites on hold and not sure to continue or just wondering if we should cut down on size to be on the safe side.
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  • Christie
    Savvy May 2021
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    No problem! Still not sure when and if I'm going to send them but I did have this note ready for when I do:

    'As we adapt to an uncertain time with Covid-19 (coronavirus), we are monitoring the news carefully. We are prepared to take every precaution necessary to make our wedding safe for our guest, even if that means postponing it. At this point, we are moving forward and will communicate promptly with all our guests in the event that details change. Please RSVP and and know that keeping our guests safe is our utmost importance. Thank you for your love, patience, and concern.'

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  • B
    Just Said Yes December 2020
    Britani ·
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    This is awesome! Thank you so much!
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  • Maura
    Just Said Yes August 2020
    Maura ·
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    Hi Christie and Nina!


    We also have August 1st, and are doing the same as you Christie- hoping to send invites out by May. I am also interested in “the language you come up with” that you plan to send the guests.
    Best wishes for everyone🙏🏻
    Maura
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  • Christie
    Savvy May 2021
    Christie ·
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    Hi Maura--I'm so glad I'm not the only one in the same boat! See below in case you still needed ideas.

    'As we adapt to an uncertain time with Covid-19 (coronavirus), we are monitoring the news carefully. We are prepared to take every precaution necessary to make our wedding safe for our guests, even if that means postponing it. At this point, we are moving forward and will communicate promptly with all our guests in the event that details change. Please RSVP and and know that keeping our guests safe is our utmost importance. Thank you for your love, patience, and concern.'

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  • E
    Beginner August 2020
    Eunice ·
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    To be honest, it really depends on the regulations of where you live and keep an eye on them everyday. Because that can help you determine whether you need to postpone or not, For example, here in SoCal, the possibility of the state allowing large gatherings for the next following months is very slim. Which is very unfortunate, but brides in CA need to prepare to postpone or make a much smaller wedding.

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