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Covid-19 July brides

Jennifer, on March 27, 2020 at 8:36 PM Posted in Community Conversations 0 10
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Hi all,


Hope everyone is safe!
Curious if any July brides have taken any action on moving their wedding date or postponing. I’m currently booked for the end of July but nervous that this will last all summer. I’m also stressing because both myself and my fiancé are potentially getting laid off. Curious- have any vendors given you options or are they amending contracts to accommodate these unforeseen events?
Thanks!

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Latest activity by Katherine, on April 16, 2020 at 12:24 AM
  • Samantha
    Just Said Yes July 2020
    Samantha ·
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    Hi! I am a July 11th wedding and wondering the same thing. I personally am waiting it out a little longer one hopes by July we are ok. But definitely worried my bachelorette in June and shower May 30th won’t happen.
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  • J
    Just Said Yes June 2020
    Jennifer ·
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    Yah my bachelorette is April 23 in Arizona and i feel like that’s a no-go. My shower is in May too! So stressful. Keep me posted if you hear anything. Best of luck to you!!
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  • E
    Devoted July 2021
    Emily ·
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    July bride here. Definitely waiting until it gets closer to decided. Haven’t reached out to any of my vendors as I figured it’s more important for them to deal with the April/May brides at this point. That being said, one of my two bridal showers has been cancelled and my bachelorette is still in limbo but likely to be cancelled too.
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  • Laura
    Champion June 2010
    Laura ·
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    Hi Jennifer! Across the board it sounds like July couples are understandably anxious, but keeping their original plans and taking a watch-and-wait approach for now. Proactively reviewing vendor contracts and thinking about what plan B could look like has also been helpful for personal peace of mind!

    FYI - We've started gathering initial resources in our COVID-19 Wedding Support Central, and I've also seen a lot of July brides connecting in this discussion: July 2020 Weddings!

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  • Ali
    Just Said Yes July 2020
    Ali ·
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    July 4th bride here. Ugh. This whole thing. My emotions have been all over the place - one day I'll latch onto a tiny piece of good news and be optimistic that the wedding will be fine, and the next day it'll seem like there's no way this will be over by then. We're waiting until closer to the date to decide about postponement, hoping that we will be through this enough (or the season change will help) to keep our date. I'm worried that if we postponed, we could still be in the same position later. I know that life isn't fair, but it's just so hard to accept that this may not end up being the big special day I've always imagined. If we're able to and decide to go through with our original date, does anyone have suggestions of things they're planning to do to limit risk - (cute) sanitizer stations, providing masks for vulnerable guests, polite way of asking people not to come if they've been to or live in a high risk area (or if they have felt sick, even if they think it's just allergies), anything else? Good luck to all of you, I feel your pain!

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  • Suzanne
    Dedicated July 2021
    Suzanne ·
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    My partner and I are dealing with the same thing. We rushed to order invitations because the state was going to shut down our printer as an "unnecessary business". They'll arrive late April so we set the deadline to either mail out invitations or mail out postponement cards. I don't know how we'll print postponement cards, but we'll do what we can.

    We created a list of "bare minimums" for our wedding, and if those minimums are not met, we will postpone. Gatherings of more than 10 people are illegal in the state where we're getting married, so we'll cancel if we cannot legally have a wedding there. Another requirement is our venue. It's closed indefinitely and our venue coordinator has been furloughed. If it looks like it will open by July, we'll go forward with the wedding. Another requirement is that our immediate families can attend our out-of-state wedding. Currently, a hard border is in place around my partner's family's state and they are not letting people in or out except for essential travel, and weddings do not count as essential. Also, our wedding state has a travel restriction on the state where my family lives, meaning they would have to self-isolate 14 days if they are allowed entry. So, if our immediate families cannot get to the wedding, we'll postpone.

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  • Kendra
    Just Said Yes May 2021
    Kendra ·
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    Our wedding was scheduled for July 18th and we rescheduled for May 8th, 2021. We were gonna hold off but a lot of my out of town family weren’t sure if they would be able to bounce back some financial issues that were caused from virus and my mom is also having some issues. It was the hardest decision to make and I actually cried when I did it but I feel better knowing that hopefully most of my family will be in a place where they can all come. It just sucks knowing I have to wait a whole year again.
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    Just Said Yes June 2020
    Jennifer ·
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    I know how your feel. It sucks. We are debating just eloping because pushing the wedding means we will push having a family and that’s not what we want to do. We are checking with our vendors now to see what we are liable for if we cancel. Wishing you the best of luck!
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  • Nunzia
    Beginner July 2020
    Nunzia ·
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    I relate to your struggle. We don’t want to wait to start a family. We are planning 7/26 also and considering having our wedding as planned even if it’s 10 people or less and possibly celebrating later when people can travel. I don’t want to delay marriage or family for a wedding. As far as canceling I would be wary of cancelling as postponing usually keeps you from losing a ton of $ if possible. Holding out hope for all of us!
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  • Katherine
    Beginner August 2021
    Katherine ·
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    Hi,


    My wedding is on July 26 and as all of you we are unsure of what to do. However, something we have clear is that we do not want to put in risk anybody and it won't be the same fun knowing that probably 50% of the guest will not attend. I really want everybody there and want people to feel safe, happy, enjoying and not worrying about being around others. So, if that means we have to postpone, then we will. Smiley sad .. I don't believe life will be normal in July because is too soon.. probably things will get a lil better but people will feel scared ( including myself) and that's not what i want for my day Smiley sad.
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