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Alma
Devoted October 2020

Fall 2020 brides...whats your new guest count??

Alma, on July 11, 2020 at 5:46 PM Posted in Planning 2 91
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I am curious to know how your guest count has changed due to COVID. I was holding on to hope that I could keep my 150 guest count for October, with safety measures...but no! I am not comfortable with that anymore and the health and safety of my loved ones matters most. We will drastically cut our guest list and make a decision in August of what that will look like.

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  • Erin
    Expert August 2020
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    We are still looking at 150
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  • Alma
    Devoted October 2020
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    Erin, that’s good and I wish you the best of luck! I was sticking to 150 and literally JUST booked my floral. But my state (Arizona) is doing HORRIBLE with covid. Our governor is the worst at managing the situation and not to mention our residents.....🤦🏻‍♀️
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  • Brittany
    Dedicated October 2020
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    120 still but possible Change to smaller ceremony only. October is close but far and worried with the measures in place that may get worse by then.
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  • Mindy
    Super November 2020
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    As of right now, we are maintaining our original list of 60 for our November 21st wedding. Hopefully Virginia doesn’t drop the numbers allowed in gatherings. Right now we can have up to 250.
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  • Jessica
    VIP September 2020
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    We had to cut to 50 per restrictions at our venue, but our original guest list was only about 58 so we didn’t have major cuts.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2020
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    I went from 150 to 115 but it’s still too high! I really wanted like 80...but fiancé looked so sad when his friends weren’t included, he couldn’t choose between them so it was an all or nothing. I’m hoping like 20 decline!!
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  • Kimberly
    Expert October 2020
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    Right now we aren’t forced to cut guests and less than 20 people have RSVP’d for our October wedding. I think everyone is scared and unsure right now. We have had some declines. I doubt we’ll have anywhere close to 100 people. Maybe half that?
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2020
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    What state are you in and are they requiring masks? Parts of Ohio mandated masks because numbers began to increase. Now we are no longer approaching level 4...we are steady at level 3. Once we reach 2 is when they will look at lifting the mandate.
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  • Emma
    Devoted October 2020
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    As of now all 130 invitations are going out. We will be keeping up with the news for if we have to cut people or not. I talked to my venue manager and she said we are good with 130.
    I would hate to cut the list now, and then find out before the wedding everyone would be allowed.
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  • Aurora
    Dedicated July 2020
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    Ours is not in fall, it’s next weekend but we cut 150 down to 50 and I still had people say they were uncomfortable with 50 people. We’ve done great efforts to spread people out at our venue. I went from 5 bridesmaids to 2. I think people will be more acclimated in the fall but at same time there will always be people uncomfortable so that’s why we aren’t waiting around for those people cause it could be another 2 years plus before they’d attend.
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  • Jill
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    My daughter has 90 guests who RSVPd for an outdoor ceremony/reception in August in CA. She did not want more than 100 and would be more comfortable if ends up closer to 75.
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  • Alma
    Devoted October 2020
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    115 is a safe number, given that there will be some declines as with every wedding. What social distancing practices are you implementing? I am in AZ so numbers are really high. However, the governor does not have really strict restrictions in place and I don’t think he will. Masks are mandated as of right now. Our coordinator says since our venue is so big and it’s outdoors, however, I still want to cut the guest list to 100 at MOST.
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  • Alma
    Devoted October 2020
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    I meant to say since our venue is big and outdoors, our coordinator thinks we can make our original number work with social distancing.
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  • Alma
    Devoted October 2020
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    That’s a good number. And since it’s outdoors, it’s easier to practice social distancing. She might end up with her ideal number since it’s rare that EVERYONE shows.
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  • Alma
    Devoted October 2020
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    It’s so crazy how things have changed! I agree with you though, we DON’T Know when things will ease off and get back to normal, so might as well get married!
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  • Alma
    Devoted October 2020
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    Also, good luck next weekend! I’m sure everything will be beautiful because you are marrying the love of your life with your closest people 😊💜
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  • Alma
    Devoted October 2020
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    You make a great point! Things are changing every week! I wish you the best of luck 🙏💜
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  • Alma
    Devoted October 2020
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    How are you feeling about it?? Are you okay with a 50% decline? I guess at this point it is what it is and what matters most is that you are marrying your one and only! I’m sure your event will be beautiful no matter the turn out!
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  • Alma
    Devoted October 2020
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    Aaaahhh the uncertainty is the worst! But we will get through this. I still haven’t ordered invites cause I’m so nervous about it.
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  • Alma
    Devoted October 2020
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    60 sounds like just the right amount of people !
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