Emily
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Few Bookings Thanks to covid Postponements

Emily, on February 2, 2021 at 12:19 AM Posted in Planning 0 24
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Is anyone else having trouble finding a venue that's not already booked up for 2022? So many venues we're talking to won't give tours until the spring or later after they've helped 2021 couples postpone their weddings, or they already have all their summer Saturdays in 2022 taken. Starting to get worried we won't be able to get a date even though we're planning far in advance.

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Latest activity by Emily, on February 3, 2021 at 2:57 PM
  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
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    Look outside the box. Take a look at eventective.com and see what works out
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  • Tee
    Dedicated October 2021
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    I definitely would look at alternative venues. I think this is a big issue a lot of couples are having now. Either that or consider booking for early 2023. You will find the right fit and date!
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  • mrswinteriscoming
    Rockstar December 2021
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    Weekends are always highly sought after with wedding venues and vendors and all the postponements last/this year have added to the demand of the wedding industry making it harder to secure vendors on favourable dates in the next 12-18 months. We postponed our wedding by one year (to December 2021) last July and we were told that only a few months later the venue had completely booked all weekends for 2021.

    My advice; tell the venues you love that you want to be put on a waitlist and possibly consider getting married on a Sunday.

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  • Katie
    VIP August 2021
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    We have been planning our wedding for a year and a half now. We are getting married on August 14 2021. Were supposed to have our wedding at a club, however 7 months to the wedding we find out the club isn't doing any events of any kind because they don't want to deal with all the covid stuff. So instead of looking elsewhere we just decided to have it in the backyard and rent tents, tables, lights and chairs. But anyone doing backyard weddings beware that you need to book rentals like tables, chairs, tent, etc asap because soon those will get booked up to because of backyard weddings and restaurants doing outdoor dining. But there's more time with rentals then venues.
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  • Michelle
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    We’ve been planning our wedding since September 2019- our date is 4/3/21. I was having a hard time finding a place to do our rehearsal dinner but just kept calling around. I’d definitely check out the eventective.com.
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  • Alyssa
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    I wanted to originally do October of 2023, but being so excited and wanting to plan my whole wedding now. I considered moving it to october 2022. I went last week to tour the venue, that we've wanted for years, I asked if there were any 2022 spots available. There were 3. All sundays, for the entire year.

    However Our friends got married at this same venue a few years earlier, and a previous wedding cancelled, and they were able to snag that day, and planned their wedding in about 9 months. So you may get lucky. But may be better off finding a different venue

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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
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    Look at alternatives: backyard weddings, wedding in an art gallery, yoga studio, coffeeshop
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  • Tory
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    Would you guys consider getting married on a Friday or Sunday? I know it’s not necessarily ideal for guests, but if you give them enough of a heads up they should be able to take the time off of work
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  • Nicole
    Devoted August 2022
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    In December when booked our venue they were already completely full on weekends in 2022. We chose a weekday over waiting for 2023.
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  • RaylaSan
    Expert February 2021
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    Maybe try going for a Sunday date? That's what my fiancee decided on to avoid it becoming too expensive.

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  • CountryBride
    Super April 2022
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    I got engaged in July 2020 and booked our venue in July 2020 and Got a Saturday in April 2022 by the skin of my teeth they had most of the summer dates booked for 2022 I would look in 2023

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  • Katie
    Dedicated October 2021
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    Planning now for over a year out seems like far in advance but it’s really not for weddings. I got engaged in December 2019 and wanted a Fall wedding. I started planning and immediately realized I was behind as many September and October Saturdays were already booked for 2021 never mind 2020 at a lot of the venues I looked at. I booked the last non Halloween Saturday in October 2021 nearly two years in advance and that was before covid and postponements. I can’t imagine how it is now.
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  • Emily
    Dedicated August 2022
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    It’s so crazy! We’re really hoping for 2022 because 2023 is a little far out for us (we’ve already been together 8 years).
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  • Emily
    Dedicated August 2022
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    We might if we can’t make Saturday work! Most of our guests will have to travel and already take time off to make it to a Saturday wedding so we don’t want to ask them to take more to make it to a Sunday one. But that might be what we end up doing.
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  • Emily
    Dedicated August 2022
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    Wow! What area are you in?
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  • Emily
    Dedicated August 2022
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    We might! Thanks for the tip! We’re already asking them to travel a decent amount so we’re trying to avoid it, but that might be what we need to do. Plus we’re trying to save all of our time off for the honeymoon Smiley smile
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  • Emily
    Dedicated August 2022
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    Thank you for the tip! We’re still looking, so hopefully we can find something soon that works with our timeline and budget! 🤞🏼
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  • Emily
    Dedicated August 2022
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    Thank you for the tips! The trouble with the PNW is that summer and early fall are the only times where you can be sure it’ll be sunny. 😂 We’re starting to look at less traditional venue options!
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  • Kk
    Devoted October 2021
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    Take it as a sign from the universe and consider waiting until 2023. I got engaged in December 2018, and was supposed to get married 11/7/20. We postponed almost a full year to 10/16/21, which is our 11th dating anniversary. So I totally get not wanting to wait longer than you have to, but I would not wish planning a wedding during all of this on anyone. Waiting will give you a better chance of getting all of the vendors you want.
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  • Nicole
    Devoted August 2022
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    Our venue is in Vermont
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