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Christine
Dedicated June 2021

Coronavirus=pure Panic

Christine, on March 12, 2020 at 7:48 PM

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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??
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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  • Christine
    Dedicated June 2021
    Christine ·
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    I need to foster this attitude.
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  • L
    Super October 2020
    Leslie ·
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    5/9 here. I think most of my family and friend locally will come. I’m more worried about vendors canceling. Or the venue calling and say-nope, we don’t have the staff so we’re saying no at the last minute. We are planning on moving forward and hope it all shakes out.

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  • Kimberly
    Just Said Yes June 2020
    Kimberly ·
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    Me too 😩 my wedding is 05/30
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  • Vicki
    Savvy May 2021
    Vicki ·
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    5/10/20 wedding and also worried. Contacted my venue today and they think it will all be over by then. I was feeling better until they closed the schools tonight. I work in a school, they haven't told me yet if I will be getting paid durning the shutdowns. if I can't pay my basic bills then I can't finish paying off my vendors. We were doing so well not using any credit cards or having to go into any kind of debt for this wedding but now I'm not so sure. And we have a really small budget it only be paying for the important things that I'm stressing about. they may come down to eloping and trying to throw a party later in the year and that's just not what I want to do.
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  • Kelly
    Just Said Yes September 2021
    Kelly ·
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    ...is misinformation. Please don’t spread it.
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  • Jill
    Just Said Yes April 2021
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    I feel ya girl. My wedding is also May 2nd. It is on a day by day basis right now. Lots of certainties, which sure as hell doesn’t make us brides feel any better. Just reach out to your venue and vendors to see what they are thinking, and maybe just have a back up plan like possibly moving the date (sounds insane and awful I know) and if the venues could work with that also, again insane and awful to think about planning another wedding. In the same boat, we will get through this. All the love chicka.

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  • Margaret
    Master October 2020
    Margaret ·
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    I plan corporate events at my job and this virus has been a nightmare to say the least. But what I have found is venue are dealing with the same thing and working with their clients.


    Work closely with your vendors and venue and most importantly be honest with your thoughts and fears. This is all new to them as well
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  • Cheryl
    Devoted April 2021
    Cheryl ·
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    Take a deep breath ❤. My wedding is 4/4/20, this was me yesterday. I was an absolute mess. They just closed schools for 2-3 weeks and I was working myself up. As long as they don't put any restrictions on inside the US travel restrictions we are still going. Our wedding is in Gatlinburg and we are planning to stay a few days. We have told our guests that if because of this they are not comfortable traveling it was ok. My mom is very immunocompromised so I'm more worried about her. We will get through this!! Hopefully by your wedding this will have all calmed down. ❤❤
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  • Amber
    Devoted May 2021
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    Hey date twin! We were supposed to get married in Playa del Carmen, but thanks to my fiancé’s employer buying into this widespread panic and banning all international travel, we have to cancel our wedding. I can’t even believe this is happening.
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  • J
    Savvy September 2020
    Jannie ·
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    Im panicking as well my date is May 2 and its a destination wedding all my guests are flying. Hopefully everything will calm down and we could still have our day as planned
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  • Kristen
    Rockstar November 2020
    Kristen ·
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    Huh? I am confused by your statement
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  • Hannah
    Just Said Yes November 2020
    Hannah ·
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    She means that it's not good to spread the message that this virus is much less dangerous than the flu - that is completely false, COVID-19 is much more dangerous than the flu. People should not panic but they should educate themselves on the situation and the virus. Things will get worse before they get better (but they WILL get better)!

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  • Francesca
    Savvy January 2021
    Francesca ·
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    This is exactly what I’ve been saying
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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey ·
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    Actually here is an article by John's Hopkins. The flu is more deadly than the virus.

    https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/coronavirus-disease-2019-vs-the-flu

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  • Hannah
    Just Said Yes November 2020
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    There are more deaths from the flu based on the number of people who have contracted influenza vs. COVID-19, but COVID-19 is 10x deadlier than the flu when it is contracted. That is why there are such extreme measures to socially distance - we are trying to slow the spread of COVID-19, because once people contract it, the mortality rate is much higher than that of the flu. Based on current estimates, 30-70% of the US population will eventually contract COVID-19, which people can do the math on what that means for overall mortality. Again, people just need to use common sense and try not to panic, but it's not helpful to minimize the situation and people should certainly be prudent in making backup plans for weddings because we are looking at a minimum of 6-8 weeks of severe disruption to daily lives.

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  • Ester
    Dedicated August 2021
    Ester ·
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    Date twin! I have not contacted any of my vendors because I do want to wait and see how April will look like but definitely have freaked a bit. My fiance told me, if anything happens, we will just have to postpone the reception and do a super small ceremony.

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey ·
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    It's not helpful to cause panic either. My anxiety is already high this month due to some things that happened a few years ago. I can't even get in to a doctor to get help for my anxiety right now. So this isn't helping. I can't live in fear for the next 2-8 weeks, which is what the top health official indicated our lives being disrupted for. Not a very accurate time frame in my opinion.

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  • Hannah
    Just Said Yes November 2020
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    Totally understand - I didn't mean to make you more anxious or cause panic! It's a really hard time and everyone should do what is best for them and their loved ones. It's all unprecedented and it's really difficult to figure out how to handle it. Best of luck to you!

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  • Sunny
    Just Said Yes June 2020
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    I postponed my wedding here in tropical Singapore. It was supposed to be 14 March, tmrw. I don’t think weather is a big factor... I also have a wedding in the US in June. I can’t deal with it right now. Waiting to see what happens in the next two week
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  • Kristen
    Rockstar November 2020
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    I have read and I am educated and yes this is serious but I have read up on things from medical professionals. What is worry some about this whole situation is that we're basically giving the same advice people should follow on a daily basis such as sanitizing your hands or washing your hands. It's about being safe all throughout the year. So really I don't see this as much different than the flu season. I'm not saying people should not take extra precautions but I see all of the negative post freaking out about canceling stop when I'm sorry I'm a school teacher and I go to school everyday and I'm just fine and I'm around kids that constantly carry all kinds of germs. So I'm not spreading false rumors but I'm trying to say to people is that at the end of the day there's more hysteria about the situation then there should be.
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