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Fall of 2021 Brides????

Savannah, on October 22, 2020 at 6:57 AM Posted in Planning 0 20
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How is everyone feeling about everything going on? I've been getting a lot of people asking me if I'm prepared to cancel or postpone if things don't change over the next year. Over all I guess it is just kind of difficult to be excited when the pandemic has really taken the fun out of wedding planning. I started off pretty strong with my planning, but now I'm just sort of meh about it

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Latest activity by Sexypoodle, on October 22, 2020 at 6:09 PM
  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
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    I would continue to plan as normal and not make a decision until later next year. Anything can happen with the pandemic and it's out of your control. I had my minimony this October and my big wedding is scheduled for March 2021 and I haven't stopped planning at all. It's really just a waiting game, but I think by fall of next year it will be better. Not normal but better!

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  • April
    Beginner September 2021
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    Our wedding is for Sept 2021 and I’m still planning as usual. My venue has a huge amount of property that is usually used for company picnics as well as a smaller indoor wedding area so they’ve been able to just move the weddings to the outdoor area under tents and from the pics I’ve seen it still looks great so either way we will be having our wedding. We also had some outdoor games planned as well since we don’t dance much anyway
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  • Katie
    Expert January 2021
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    I think you should continue planning as usual, but start to think of what a Plan B might look like. So many people are stressing trying to figure out how to downsize, do things outside, socially distant, etc. I think it's smart to think of a backup venue and guestlist of 20-or-so just in case!! Hopefully things will be fine by then! Better to be prepared than not.

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  • Christina
    Dedicated October 2021
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    Girl, I feel you. I already postponed from this October to next October (would be wedding day is this Saturday) and I can’t remember the last time I felt excited about it at this point. It’s hard to be excited when you have in the back of your mind that anything you plan could be scrapped.
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  • Tori
    Devoted October 2021
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    So I think it depends on where you live but here in Missouri, weddings are sort of back to normal. Because of that, I haven't really had that feeling yet of not being excited because of things shutting down again. And since we're still a little under a year out, I don't think I'll start worrying until we get closer.

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  • Meghan
    Dedicated September 2021
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    I’m trying to plan as normal but stressing over it because I’ve heard so many stories of couples losing tons of money. Some times I kind of want to say screw it and just do a small wedding then call it a day lol
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  • Savannah
    Savvy November 2021
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    I am getting really frustrated with a lot of my friends as well, they are all married and had minor hiccups compared to COVID. They keep asking questions and I know they’re trying to be supportive when they tell me it’s fine that my plans might have to change, but it’s easier for them to say when they already had their day. I think I might just be frustrated in general 🤷🏻‍♀️
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  • Savannah
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    Exactly! I keep coming up on these markers where I should be hiring certain vendors or doing certain things and I’m just so hesitant, because in the back of my mind I keep thinking it might not even be able to happen!
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  • Savannah
    Savvy November 2021
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    I’m in New England, Gov. Baker is very strict, and as a healthcare worker I understand. It’s just hard to think about what is going to happen since it’s so unknown!
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  • Meghan
    Dedicated September 2021
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    I’m torn between waiting because of that BUT then also trying to book cus there’s so many postponed weddings that everyone’s like book soon before vendors you want get booked due to high demand. Sooooo yeah 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️
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  • Savannah
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    Which is why I started out so strong! I got the venue, I got my photographer, then kind of stalled out, like well if I lose just those deposits it won’t be so bad, but at the same time wanting to get everything else done... 😕
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  • Felicia
    Just Said Yes May 2021
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    I have been optimistic during the entire planning process UNTIL I had to have the conversation with our venue regarding how they were moving forward (they're not)... Our wedding is in May 2021, we booked the venue in March 2020. We are now in search of another venue. Everything else is set/planned (florist, DJ, photographer, videographer). I'm happy I didn't order the invitations last month. Moving right along...

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    Savvy October 2021
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    Wedding is 10/16/2021. We have all our vendors booked and have not even thought of having to postpone or reschedule. There are too many things that can happen from now until then and no reason to worry about that now. I’m enjoying the planning. We’ll cross that bridge when and if we get there.
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  • Mary
    Savvy October 2021
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    SAME. Girl, I have had so much anxiety with the unknown. My fiancé and I decided to keep the wedding guest list small so that if there is still a gathering size mandate we will hopefully be okay (our guest list is at 60). My sister is terrified of COVID and has had the hardest time with everything, plus my wedding is a destination wedding. My fiancé and I live in AZ and everyone invited to the wedding is from NY so there's a chance people wont come because of having to fly. I honestly don't know if I will be sane by the time our wedding comes Smiley xd

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  • Savannah
    Savvy November 2021
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    Omg how stressful! I’m sorry that’s happening!
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  • Meghan
    Dedicated September 2021
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    Sameeeeeee! So far we have venue, photographer, dress, and about to sign videographer.
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  • Savannah
    Savvy November 2021
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    I don’t even know how to make my guest list smaller! My family alone is 100 people! His family is really small, so it’s like how do you decide which Aunt gets to go?! Some days I think it really hits me harder than others and I don’t know how to deal with it!
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  • Savannah
    Savvy November 2021
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    I wish I was calm like you!
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  • Mary
    Savvy October 2021
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    I had a hard time with that too. I have a medium size family but my parents already told me who would and wouldn't come (I got lucky with that) and his family isn't big either. We have a lot of friends and their parents who are like parents to us and we had to make the decision which was not easy. I definitely understand your pain though, having a large family has to be difficult especially not knowing what will be allowed come next fall.

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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
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    We’re 10/30/21 (postponed from 10/10/20). So we aren’t planning to postpone again 😆 However I wasn’t bummed about it and it actually worked out better because 1.)we love the new date more than the original one 2.) everything is already booked/planned and 3.) covid isn’t/won’t be so new anymore. But, since there’s no vaccine or great treatment, I figure that we just have to accept this life right now and learn to live in it (so that includes having a Plan B ready). But we’re covid brides, which adds something memorable to our wedding stories. So I’m still very excited about everything. But I’m sorry that you’ve lost excitement. I guarantee you’ll have an overabundance on your wedding day, which is what matters. But what part of the planning stage is stealing your joy?
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