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Bam! Plan b in a pandemic 3/24/2020

Heather, on March 25, 2020 at 2:44 PM Posted in Married Life 3 17

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Last week we had to cancel our 4/7 destination wedding in Florida that we had been planning for over a year. Since then schools cancelled, we experienced changes at work, and the governor issued a stay-in-place order. Once the disappointment subsided we thought about what was important. We just wanted to get married and didnt want to wait indefinitely to make that happen.
So we rushed to the county clerk to get a marriage license in case of a shutdown. Our tux shop was so great about the date change and we picked up tuxes the day before they closed down for a few weeks.An officiant in our small town didnt hesitate to marry us with the short notice. And a family friend offered to take some pictures for us. (We were unable to get a professional photographer that would risk being out, totally understandable)I decorated our house a little to make it special. The stores here didn't have cakes so we got cupcakes instead.It was just us and our boys in the park with the officiant and 2 witnesses. Outdoors and following the social distancing rules. The rain held off and it was chilly in Indiana but bearable. I also thankfully had a video camera so we could get a video. We spent the first half of the day doing elearning and then in the evening headed to the park all dresses up. We used Facebook messenger to video call his family in Florida so they didn't miss it. I felt like it was the best of both worlds, sharing the moment alone but also being able to share the moment with family across the country. Afterward we got takeout from our favorite sandwhich shop. Super fancy. Haha
Through all of the chaos and current events, the day was absolutely perfect and I'm so happy we were able to make it happen instead of waiting.
Good luck to all the brides that had to postpone, I hope your days turn out so much better than you ever expected! Smiley smile
Cost breakdown:2 tuxes - Louie's Tux Shop: $360Dress- David's Bridal: $300Veil - Amazon: $12Shrug - JCPennys: $20Bouquet- Hobby Lobby: $20Marriage license: $20Officiant: $100Cupcakes- grocery store: $5


Latest activity by Elle, on March 30, 2020 at 11:32 AM
  • Savannah
    Savvy June 2020
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    Congratulations Heather!! I love how you embraced the little things馃グ
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  • Chelsea
    Devoted October 2020
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    How sweet 馃槉馃グ congratulations on your new marriage! Way to make it work!
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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
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    Congrats Heather!!! Smiley heart I love hearing how your vendors, friends, and family were able to come together to make this happen!! You both look so cute and happy! Smiley ring

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
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    Congratulations! Best wishes to you
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  • Jai
    Rockstar May 2020
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    Aww I love how everyone is so positive and improvising! Looking beautiful and happy!
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  • A
    Super February 2020
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    Congratulations! It looks like it was the perfect day for you two Smiley smile

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  • Courtney
    Expert July 2020
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    Very sweet! This is what weddings are SUPPOSE to be about! You got to marry the love of your life and that's what's most important 鈽猴笍 Congratulations!
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  • Sherry
    Master September 2019
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    Awww you guys are so cute! Congratulations. You were beautiful.

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  • Nicole
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    So happy for you! Congrats Smiley smile
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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
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    Congratulations! So happy that you were able to make the best of it.
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  • Aderonke
    Beginner June 2021
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    Thanks for sharing this! Loved it so much! Congratulations!!!
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  • Rebecca
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    I love how you still managed a beautiful moment in the midst of all this.

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  • MeetTheRobinsons
    Devoted June 2020
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    COVID-19 a.k.a. Smiley cake Corona didn't stop Love; congratulations on your union. Smiley ring

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  • Fenja
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    Omg love this!! Congratulations!!

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  • MIWM
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    Congratulations! You look stunning!

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  • Meghan
    Master October 2019
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    Congratulations! I am so glad you two decided to move forward with getting married despite the current situation going on in our world. I wish you a lifetime of happiness!

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  • Elle
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    You guys are so adorable!! I love your dress! Congratulations to you both!!!

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