Felicia
Dedicated September 2021

California Brides - hanging on?

Felicia, on July 15, 2021 at 9:06 PM Posted in California Planning 5 35
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How are we feeling 2021 brides? LOL. I’m trying to laugh instead of lose my mind.

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Latest activity by Kimberly, on August 31, 2021 at 1:58 PM
  • Victoria
    October 2021
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    Not great, just saw the mask mandate... really want to know what LA county venues will do about this...

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  • Felicia
    Dedicated September 2021
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    They will have to comply I’m sure. I could see them implement the rules they had before we fully opened which is indoor receptions have to show proof of vaccine or negative test for no masks. Outdoor will stay maskless.
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  • Latasha
    Just Said Yes October 2021
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    Hello everyone lol I agree the closer to my date I’m getting butterflies/ Lions 😂
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  • Emily
    Dedicated August 2021
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    The LA county mask mandate applies to all individuals regardless of vaccine status, so I imagine there will be no bending the rules for weddings. I'm an Orange County bride with 5 weeks to go, so I'm under the assumption that OC will follow and my wedding will be masks on. Annoying, considering we're requiring all attendees to be vaccinated for this exact reason. But obviously, safety comes first, so we will do whatever the recommendation is.

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  • Verna
    Just Said Yes December 2021
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    Mix of all the emotions. I’m December so still a little time to go, but if more variants and fall cold season surges pop up I’m pretty nervous. Especially since we’re having an indoor reception in Tahoe!
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  • Breanna
    Just Said Yes October 2021
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    Honestly I just want it to be over with. All the planning is done but so am I, with all the dumb questions I keep getting. And even though I specifically said on the invite no plus 1s because of limited space, I keep getting asked anyways. My weddings in October. So I still have a long wait.
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  • Jennifer
    Beginner September 2021
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    My wedding is September 4th! Finally! I just want it to be here! Been planning for this for a long time. With the pandemic and rescheduling from last year I’m over it! I just want to be married, see my family and celebrate!
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  • Jennifer
    Beginner September 2021
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    Same here!
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  • Tara
    Beginner September 2021
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    Me too! My wedding is September 4th! I’m located in the Bay Area and I’m just so over this and having to think about covid. My whole family/ party is vaccinated so I’m not worried.
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  • Tricia
    Just Said Yes October 2021
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    Hi everyone!! My wedding is Oct 15th! Our ceremony and reception are outdoor and dinner inside. We push the date once already and we are holding strong on this one! A year of planning seems like a long time but everything takes time and things will sneak up on you! Looking forward to our glorious day!
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  • Tricia
    Just Said Yes October 2021
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    Hi! I too, was worried about everyone assuming it’s a plus 1! On each RSVP card, I put the “# of seat(s) reserved for you” on it. 😊
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  • Felicia
    Dedicated September 2021
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    How did you tell your guests that they had to be vaccinated? I would say over 90% of my guest list is vaccinated. I don’t know the status of about 10-12 guests. I’m leaning towards making everyone test due to variants but waiting to see if cases in LA county come down. Luckily all of my family and friends are from states that have high vaccination rates besides a select few.
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  • Felicia
    Dedicated September 2021
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    Agree. I did that on my Rsvp’s and had zero questions. I’m glad I did it.
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  • Kari
    Just Said Yes October 2021
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    I am an early planner so that came in handy with COVID bc we felt like we didn't lose as much time. We are starting to feel the stress more as we get closer. Stay strong, my fellow brides!!
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  • Just Said Yes September 2021
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    We included a “vaccinate and save the date” card with our save the date magnet, discuss it in the FAQs on our website, and have our guests confirm their vaccine status as one of the questions when they RSVP online (in the same section where you’d ask dietary restrictions, etc.) We’re also asking folks to bring a picture of their vaccine card to dissuade anyone from getting sneaky, but not sure that we’ll actually check them at the reception
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  • Emily
    Dedicated August 2021
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    On our wedding website we have a "COVID FAQ" page where we said the following: "We realize this is a tricky situation and ultimately the decision to get the COVID-19 vaccine is yours, and yours alone! However, given the implicit risks associated with weddings right now and the fact that vaccines are widely available, we are kindly asking all guests to be fully vaccinated with the Moderna, Pfizer, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Before the wedding day, we will reach out to all guests to confirm vaccination status. If you are unable to do this for some reason, please reach out to us!"

    Then, we added a question to our online RSVP outlining this request and asking them to confirm their status. If they type "Yes, we are all vaccinated", we take them at their word that they're telling the truth. I know this may not work for everyone, but we trust that all our friends/family will tell the truth, so we're comfy with.

    We've also been very open with all our friends and family about our decision to make vaccines required for guests 12+. We've had to have about 3 hard conversations with friends/family who are unwilling to get vaccinated (one person said "I care more about myself than other people", so we kindly told him he could not come as we have unvaccinated young nieces that we, unlike him, care about). But overall, reception has been very positive, with many people saying they're really happy we're taking this approach.

    Because everyone will be vaccinated, we will not be asking people to be tested. We have also talked with our vendors about this, and there are a very small handful that will not be vaccinated by then (not by choice, for medical reasons). So they volunteered to get tested and quarantine in the day or two leading up to the event. We're satisfied with this and are very happy to be working with people who are so thoughtful and considerate of the trickyness that COVID has added to weddings.

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  • Maricel
    Just Said Yes December 2021
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    I’m with ya! My wedding’s in December and the uncertainty and fears with the new variant are beginning to grow again.
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  • Vanessa
    Just Said Yes December 2021
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    Hanging in there.... Barley! tenor.gif

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  • Reina
    Just Said Yes September 2021
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    My ceremony and reception will be outdoors. I’m hoping we don’t have to wear masks 😩
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  • R
    Just Said Yes November 2021
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    My wedding is week before Thanksgiving! I won’t be postponing or canceling my wedding for anything this time. Can’t wait! Smiley smile
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