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Covid-19: Marriage now, wedding later?

Danielle, on April 11, 2020 at 8:57 PM Posted in Community Conversations 3 12
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Hey 2020 brides, has anyone decided to still get married this year and postpone the big wedding celebration? If so, are you still doing a formal ceremony at your wedding? I’m not sure how to plan for this Smiley smile

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Latest activity by D Greene, on July 7, 2020 at 3:39 PM
  • Kendra
    Devoted July 2021
    Kendra ·
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    Our wedding is in July and we have decided to postpone the big celebration. We are still deciding if later this year or next but as soon as the courthouse opens back up we will be doing a small ceremony with immediate family
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  • Angelica
    Just Said Yes June 2020
    Angelica ·
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    May 23 and still having a normal ceremony and reception. Venue still wants to hold the wedding as long as we want to!
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  • Ana
    Savvy September 2020
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    Ours is May 16rh and all our vendors are still on board unless the stay at home order is extended...probably won't know for a couple more weeks but fingers crossed!
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  • Samantha
    Dedicated April 2021
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    Our wedding is supposed to be July 17 and while we haven't officially postponed yet, we do have a back up date ready to go with all our vendors on board. Our plan is to still get married on July 17 with immediate family and if it's not safe to have our celebration, we will will do it in December. We're going to wait until early May to make our final decision.

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  • Lindsay
    Devoted July 2021
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    Were Having a small ceremony this July 17 to legally get married then doing a vow renewal ceremony and reception next July
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  • E
    Just Said Yes May 2020
    Emily ·
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    I was questioning the same thing. We e-filed for our marriage license. Our wedding date is 5/30/20. If we postpone, we will get married on our original date, and I think we will still do the “ceremony” on the rescheduled date
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  • Gina
    WeddingWire Administrator April 2021
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    Hi Danielle,

    I'm sorry you're having to think about postponing your August wedding on top of planning your big day. eyFYBiGtFgC4Ag-LxBWWMP5UvJmt7cCKk6ZuRGas

    I agree with the recommendations above. While this is definitely an uncertain time, it seems like plenty of August couples are waiting to make postponement decisions. Of course, everyone's situation is different, so it never hurts to be proactive about plan B!

    You also aren't alone right now! ❤️ Other August couples are discussing their COVID-19 concerns here: I need you, August 2020 brides

    Plus, there are many resources on our website to help you navigate the serious decision to postpone your wedding: Our COVID-19 Weddings Advice Guide.

    Hope this helps!

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  • Ana
    Savvy September 2020
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    I just postponed my wedding from May until October this same year. I think everything will atleast be stable or controlled by that point
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  • K
    Just Said Yes June 2021
    Kasidy ·
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    I love that idea! We decided to postpone our wedding until next June, and were thinking of getting family together and having a small backyard ceremony!
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  • Jamie
    Just Said Yes June 2020
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    Our date is 6/28/20, which has special meaning to us. Since half of our guests are from NYC and abroad, we have decided to postpone until next July, even though we are in Wisconsin where the case numbers are relatively low. Since we really want to share our anniversary with my FH’s parents, and so I can get on his health insurance when I turn 26, we are still getting married on our original date. Since our bachelor/ette and bridal shower got canceled, and because our family members and bridal party still want to hold them for us, they will also be postponed until next year. We are planning on having a vow renewal next year, and basically enact the ceremony as we had planned originally, but everyone knows that we will be already married.
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  • Aimee
    Super July 2021
    Aimee ·
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    I’m thinking about marriage now and vow renewal later
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  • D Greene
    Beginner April 2021
    D Greene ·
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    My wedding is scheduled for 11/28/2020 and we made the decision to move the reception to next April so that our families abroad and my bridesmaid in England can hopefully make it by then. However, we are still going to get married on the original weekend with a small group and have dinner. At the reception next year we will do exchange vows doing a lasso ceremony and a handfasting ceremony in lieu of the traditional vows so there will still be a ceremony aspect to the wedding.

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