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Just Said Yes November 2021

Fall Wedding in NJ

Katie, on July 28, 2020 at 2:57 PM Posted in New Jersey Planning 0 7
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Hi guys! I’m scheduled to have my wedding on 11/1/20 in NJ. I have been holding on to hope this whole time that restrictions will loosen and now that indoor dining hasn’t even started, I’m really starting to panic. My venue says they will reach out with options 8 weeks before but that means I couldn’t even send out invites out in a timely manner let alone order them. My venue said they don’t have any weekends available for next year. I can have my guest list at 50% capacity, but who knows how many ppl will say no or even be comfortable leaving their table if they do come. What are other people doing with fall weddings?! Bc I’m freaking out. Do we go through with it and deal with what the precautions will be, or settle for a weekday next year?

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Latest activity by Shanita, on August 27, 2020 at 7:44 AM
  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
    Lynnie ·
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    I'm so sorry Katie, these are all such tough decisions! ❤️

    Here are a few other discussions that would be helpful to check out where lots of couples have shared how their weddings have been impacted, and how they're reacting:

    What has covid changed in your wedding plans?

    Did you postpone? If so - what was the main reason?

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

    Wedding 11.14.2020

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  • Jennifer
    Dedicated December 2021
    Jennifer ·
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    I’m so sorry I know exactly the stress you’re going through. I stalked the governors twitter daily and it was starting to be too much. Plus he didn’t seem like he planned on opening anything anytime soon. Last weekend we gave in and postponed, but we’re not really sure what that will look like yet. Out date is 10/17 and they’re still dealing with the September brides choosing new dates. But we decided that since it looked like it would be masks on, no dance floor, if they were even allowed to have it at all... we’d rather wait on the party. We got lucky and we’re allowed to bring 50 people on our date to our venue and get officially married (no food or anything after). So if 2021 weekends are taken, I’m probably going to push the party even further into 2022. Not ideal but like a lot of people said here I felt much more comfortable after making the decision. Good luck! It’ll all work out in the end 💜
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  • Aniq
    Savvy November 2020
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    Hey Nov bride, your wedding is on my first daughter's bday, so that would be extra cool if you could still get married on that date, that was a side note. But i think if your comfortable with doing your wedding ceremony with a limited amount of family and no dancing than I would suggest yall continue to do it. My postponed wedding is for 11/22/20 and I was thinking about dancing and masks and after I paid for every vendor needed at the beginning of the yr, and I recently reached out to see if weddings were still using djs/mc. No real word from them, but definitely have your ceremony at your venue and schedule to have your celebration during 2022 if you want a wkd or 2021 if yall choose to have it during the wk day. Keep in mind that if your guests are in state, a wk day wedding wouldn't be too bad, but if they are mainly out of state, then a wkd would be better. Hopefully I've given you some assistance for your nov wedding. Good luck and I'm praying for everyone, especially if they are brides during covid.
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  • Katie
    Just Said Yes November 2021
    Katie ·
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    Thank you guys! We decided to postpone the reception, but are still trying to have our ceremony at the church if I’m able to walk down the aisle without a mask. It gets confusing on sending change the dates, ceremony invites, and then reception invites later. I don’t want to offend anyone, but with the limited capacity inside the church, we don’t have a choice. And all of the extra postage is certainly going to add up 😣 but if this is what we want to do, it is what it is. Hoping everyone else in a similar boat figures out their situation soon!
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  • Diane
    Savvy October 2022
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    To be quite honest, I don’t think the governor is going to ease any restrictions anytime soon, in fact I think he’s going to tighten them up again probably around Labor Day until at least the 1st week in November. If there is a second wave then we will be locked down probably until the spring. Things probably won’t be back to normal until next summer.
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  • Katie
    Just Said Yes November 2021
    Katie ·
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    Yeah we have come to this conclusion. And even if restrictions lift even the slightest, we can’t enjoy ourselves. We plan to get married in an intimate ceremony and postpone the party. It’s unfortunate but I’m coming to terms with it.
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  • Shanita
    Dedicated September 2020
    Shanita ·
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    I say go with it and make the most of the moment. We downsized and decided on our backyard (thankfully its pretty big)...in lieu of a venue for our September 26th wedding. We were planning to postpone until next year but decided in July to go full steam ahead.
    To put in perspective, we lost 3 people I n our guest list since the pandemic hit in March. All unexpected deaths 😢. I feel like, at this point, there's no time like the present.

    I ordered our invitations from annsbridalbargains.com. they were amazingly inexpensive and ship quickly! We have a wedding website for RSVPs so no need to wait for response cards. I say go for it. Create a guest lost and communicate with everyone so they know what to expect. Our guests knew we downsized. Immediate family & close friends came first. As we received declines we squeezed others in and they knew that it would be a last min decision.
    Whatever you decide, remind yourself that you and your fiancé are marrying each other because of your love and commitment. And the wedding traditions (while fantastic) are really go appease the masses. At the end of the day it's a celebration of your love and no one can change that regardless of the who, what, where & when. Good luck!!!
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