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Coronavirus=pure Panic

Christine, on March 12, 2020 at 7:48 PM Posted in Planning 26 961
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My wedding is 5/2/2020. My county just shut down for two weeks. I’m in a state of panic, this is not something you think you need to prepare for when wedding planning. It sure if I’m over or under freaking out here. Anyone else??

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Latest activity by Kelly, on September 29, 2020 at 2:21 PM
  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Ah. Breathe. I’m sorry to hear that happen and I know there’s a lot of uncertainty. Did you ask your venue and vendors about contingencies or options you have if you do need to cancel or postpone due to the virus?
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  • Christine
    Dedicated June 2021
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    In the process! Hoping they can accommodate if needed. I’m trying to breath. It’s just awful!
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  • Christine
    Dedicated April 2020
    Christine ·
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    I came in here to see if anyone asked this! My wedding is 4/4/2020 and now I'm worried. People here are going crazy. Our stores are out of everything! It's getting out of control.
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  • Eshell
    Devoted July 2021
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    You should be fine with your wedding being in May. Contact your venue !
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  • Martina
    Savvy May 2020
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    I'm getting married on 05/02/20 and haven't thought twice about it. 🤷🏽‍♀️ the flu is more dangerous than this virus. By May, I'm sure CNN will have found something else to blow out of proportion. Just breathe
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  • Virginia
    Expert April 2021
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    Mine is in 28 days and I am sick over this.
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  • Samantha
    Rockstar October 2020
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    So many large events are being canceled, it’s hard to say not to stress. But it is supposed to get better as it gets warmer, like the flu so try to breathe and take it as it comes.
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  • Kathryn
    Rockstar August 2020
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    Well, 4/4/2020 we're considering moving our date. Had our first cancellation, and most of FH's family might not be able to fly in. I tried to be optimistic, but with so much family being possibly hurt...we'll probably get married at the courthouse and have our renewal later in the year. It sucks and I'm heartbroken, but there aren't a lot of options. And trying to keep family updated has been tough and knowing everyone wants to be there but can't - it's been rough. It's really quite sad. I'm going to sob some more and see what other options we have.
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  • Kristen
    Rockstar November 2020
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    This right here 100%.

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  • Alissa
    Just Said Yes May 2020
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    My wedding is 5/2/2020 we have family that have plans to fly over from Hawaii, Florida and Chicago but everyone is reconsidering now, and my honeymoon on a 12 day cruise that has been booked since October departs on May 11th I am definitely freaking out but I am taking it day by day and many prayers for us and our country.

    I received an e-mail from another wedding website about what to reconsider doing about Spring weddings and just busted into tears. Just remember ladies the wedding is just one day I know it is a big day but we have to look at the bigger picture, that we are marrying the love of our lives.

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  • Kalynne
    Savvy July 2021
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    Same boat... date is 4/25, supposed to leave for honeymoon in Greece 5/11...


    I’m in healthcare, our clients are shutting things down left and right. I’m hoping for the best but preparing for the worst. Luckily, flights are letting you move/cancel on short notice so we have told our guests we will know no later than 2 weeks from now.
    We are reaching out to vendors to make a game plan if we have to postpone but we might elope on our planned date while pushing the party. Heads up, a lot of travel insurance and wedding insurance does NOT cover a pandemic!
    Just breath and think logically. For me, it’s not worth having people travel and possibly getting elderly family sick. Young people can carry the virus and infect those it could have a worse effect on. My Nana’s health is more important than having my BIG wedding in my set day.
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  • Mary
    Dedicated October 2020
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    My wedding is also on 5/2/2020, and is local (downtown SF). It's been a very stressful 2 weeks. We sent out invitations on Feb 24th, just as the coronavirus outbreak began in the US. We invited 225 people (all domestic), expecting about 200. We planned our wedding accordingly, having to adjust in order to accommodate that many guests (50% is my family).

    Then some RSVPs started rolling in. Some guests declined, citing "SF is too expensive, too dirty, too inconvenient" Smiley atonished or "Kids are still in school". The guestlist was looking more like 150 at this point.

    Then Coronavirus became a thing in SF. And it got worse. Guestlist was looking more like 100. There's a real possibility my own father can't come--he's 75, lives near Seattle, and has never been in the greatest of health. He's been self-quarantining for the last 2 weeks for fear of infection.

    Now numerous people have been pinging me in the last 48 hours, asking if I'm planning to, or even insinuating that I should, postpone. I find this incredibly rude. I've been telling them "No" because postponing is not a realistic option for us--we don't know when would be a good time to postpone to because who knows what 3, 4, 6, 12 months will be like down the road. We've also sunk 30k into the wedding so far, and getting our vendors to reschedule will be very difficult. We won't hit our food and bev minimum, and we certainly won't fill our contracted room block.

    So now it is looking like 75 guests, maybe. I don't blame guests for not wanting to travel now, but I'm certainly not changing our plans to accommodate them.

    The only silver lining (if you can call it that) is that we were planning to do our honeymoon in Italy, but never booked it. We were having problems deciding exactly when to go due to work scheduling, so we put it off. With the various travel bans in place, we are just cancelling the honeymoon completely. At least we're not out any money there.

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  • H
    Just Said Yes April 2021
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    I have the same date. Our chapel just called and cancelled on us (it’s on the University of Pittsburgh campus). We aren’t sure what the next few days or weeks will bring and whether or not we need to be considering postponing, especially for the safety of our elderly grandparents and other guests who want to attend Smiley sad
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  • Julia
    Dedicated October 2020
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    I agree. But things are getting crazy. They just closed all of our public schools in NM to 3 weeks and we’ve only had 3-4confirmed cases in the state. It’s chaos, stores are out of paper goods, water, cleaning supplies and now I’m sure food will be scarce with all the kids being home.
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  • Rachel
    Just Said Yes April 2020
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    Yup! I am in totally panic mode and getting married April 4th in California and half of my guests are supposed to fly in.
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  • Andrea
    Super May 2020
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    My wedding is May 2nd as well. Where are you located? I am so so sorry to hear that. We haven’t decided what we’re going to do yet. Definitely worried
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  • Christine
    Dedicated June 2021
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    We’re in Montgomery Count PA. Hbu? This is just so frustrating, definitely not something you think you’ll need to prepare for.
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  • Christine
    Dedicated June 2021
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    Girlllll I cannot deal right now. This is not something you’re prepared for, there’s no books in this!
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  • Christine
    Dedicated June 2021
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    Same here we did not book our honeymoon which is a good thing. I app reactivate you finding a silver lining. I feel like we need all of the positivity right now.
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  • Christine
    Dedicated June 2021
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    This is a good point. Bring in the summer heat then!
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