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Lauren
Savvy March 2021

For those brides postponing how are you honoring your initial date?

Lauren, on March 16, 2020 at 10:02 PM Posted in Community Conversations 0 5
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We had to postpone our April 18th wedding and live in Bay area SF California where we just were ordered to shelter in place for the next 8 weeks. We think it would be safe to postpone until next year since no one knows how long this thing will last. I do not want to wait until next spring to marry especially since we were so close when we had to pull the plug on our dream wedding. We also have a pretty big wedding party who is now in limbo with all attire purchased.


We thought to elope this year on our date or close since we cannot leave the house and then get married next year 2021. Are any other brides doing this? If so, how are you acknowledging it. "Vow Renewal" or "2nd Wedding" or "reception/ cebration" just wondering how I can still use my wedding party as well since technically we'll already be married. So many variables. I want guests to feel honored to be there and not left out since we would already be married. These are unpredictable times though. Part of me thinks waiting til next year would be good since I want the wedding day to be very symbolic and have meaning to us. Thoughts?

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Latest activity by Melle, on March 17, 2020 at 1:17 AM
  • Shauna
    Beginner May 2022
    Shauna ·
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    Hi! April 18th, 2020 is my wedding date, too. Also in the SF Bay Area. Our shelter-in-place is until 4/7/20 (may be extended?). The CDC recommendation is for 8 weeks. We remain hopeful! I feel
    you on the indecision 😞. Best of luck...it’s a challenging time, to say the least!
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  • Miss2Mrs2020
    Dedicated October 2020
    Miss2Mrs2020 ·
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    I hopefully don’t have to postpone...but I’d probably go to city hall (if open) on the date...🤷🏾‍♀️
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  • Lauren
    Savvy March 2021
    Lauren ·
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    I'm getting married in NC and everyone is flying in so I'm postponing due to CDC guidance, wedding size, and other travel factors.
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  • Shauna
    Beginner May 2022
    Shauna ·
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    That makes absolute sense!
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    My friends had a reception half a year after they eloped in a ceremony. They called it a wedding celebration.
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