My mother is panicking about my wedding on May 29, 2020. Invitations are supposed to go out the end of this month. We've been on the phone with our vendors and they seem willing to work with us in the event our state mandates no private or public events. My fiance and I have a contigency plan if it gets postponed. I'm getting sad about it all. Need some advice right now. Other brides what are you doing?
My wedding is May 24th and we are proceeding as usual. We will be having this wedding unless there is a city/state/federal mandate. It may have less people than we originally planned if people choose not to come or travel, but I am not worried about that.
Plan A - send out invitations per normal plan. If the GOV mandates no public or private events, then we notify guests we are still getting married on the 29th at the church and will live stream the ceremony and postpone the reception. Cannot get a refund from vendors. If problem resolves then original plan is a go. We think we want to add an extra card explaining this to guests so they are prepared before. Still need to talk to the family.
Plan B? - reduce guest list and move the reception before invites go out
We're getting married May 30. At this point, I have no plans to cancel, and none of my guests have said they might not make it. Most everyone is local-ish (within driving distance), but I do have a couple of people travelling from So. Cal (I'm in No. Cal). I think my brother and his wife have decided to drive up from San Diego, rather than flying which was their original plan. But unless my venue tells me they won't allow my wedding to go forward, then we're going forward!
Good luck to you. I hope you don't have to postpone.
Update: with the national emergency and recommendations from the CDC were deciding to postpone the wedding. Were looking at October 2020 because we first got together in October. We feel relieved we can postpone.
We are May 16th and so far we are a go. My Dad is freaking out too. He's never been an optimist... Everyone else is hoping all will be well for us. And thankfully my FH remains calm enough and optimistic enough to talk me off the edge when anxiety flares! We decided last night to continue to wait & see. Hugs!
We officially postponed the wedding to October. We're feeling so relieved it all worked out. Our reasoning was that we didnt want to risk the CDC potentially extending the gathering ban. Just praying it gets better soon 🙏🏼