Kaitlin
Dedicated October 2020

i dont know what to Do馃槶

Kaitlin, on May 27, 2020 at 9:05 AM Posted in Pennsylvania Planning 0 11
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10.03.2020 wedding. currently living in Pennsylvania. Inviting 150 guests expecting about 120.
My fianc茅 and i are torn whether or not to postpone. I do not want to cut our guest count at all. I also want to be able to have a bridal shower/bachelorette party (both of which are already planned)
My venue is more than willing to postpone but i don鈥檛 want to postpone and everything be ok by then and i also don鈥檛 want to wait another 9 months to get married!! i just don鈥檛 know what to do at this point 馃槶馃槶馃槶What are my fellow October brides thinking at this point!?

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Latest activity by Amy, on May 29, 2020 at 10:53 AM
  • Trisha
    Super October 2020
    Trisha
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    I Think It's Too Early To Decide. What Stage Of Reopening Is Pennsylvania In Right Now? Things Can Change Alot In The Next 4-5 Months. I Would Wait Until August And Reassess The Situation, But Until Then Plan As Normal So You Won't Have To Scramble To Get Things Done Last Minute If It Does Happen As Planned. Good Luck Smiley heart

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  • Nefetera
    VIP March 2015
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    It all depends on what phase your state in and what phase your state will be on by that time also each phase is diff per state with the amount of ppl. Right now it maybe to early.
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  • J
    Dedicated August 2021
    Jillian
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    What part of PA are you in?

    I think you do have time to decide for October. As states open up and some even allow weddings, you will get a sense of what the risk may be this fall. If you're concerned, you may want to have a frank discussion with your venue, if you haven't already, about their 2021 availability and the rate at which dates are getting booked. Also, see if they will hold a backup date for you and how long they will hold it. You'll probably feel better having a solid Plan B.


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  • Futuremrsn
    Devoted October 2020
    Futuremrsn
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    I鈥檓 getting married in Pennsylvania on October 4, 2020. We have been keeping in touch with our venue and they鈥檙e very optimistic for fall weddings. I refuse to postpone a second time. We have 130 guests originally but if we have to end up cutting that number we are okay with it.
    I would wait until end of summer to determine what happens in fall. Try to enjoy your summer if you can, continue to make your plans, talk to your vendors, and keep updated on your county鈥檚 regulations. We are in Bucks County so we are still in the red, but I think we will be alright in a few months Smiley smile
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  • Kaitlin
    Dedicated October 2020
    Kaitlin
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    Currently there are 3 stages red, yellow, green.
    we are in the yellow phase but numbers are still increasing and we are above our yellow parameter.
    i鈥檓 more worried about limitations i don鈥檛 want to have to deal with ya know. We have put somuch time and money into everything i really don鈥檛 want to sacrifice a day we have worked so hard to make happen
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  • Kaitlin
    Dedicated October 2020
    Kaitlin
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    We are in Northumberland county which is in the yellow but now the number of new cases is exceeding the parameters in place.
    My fianc茅 and i have agreed that we are not willing to cut our guest count if it comes to that. we already had to cut the count off at 150 and that was very difficult because we both have very large families
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  • Mel
    Savvy September 2020
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    I am also in PA and my date is 9/5/20. My county is still in red and doesn鈥檛 go yellow until next Friday. I do have a back-up date of 9/18/21 on hold with my venue but we have not officially pulled the trigger yet. Governor Wolf put out guidance today for 鈥済atherings鈥 in the green phase so I鈥檓 sure venues will be developing their own plans to comply with his orders VERY soon. I would definitely reach out to your venue. I have about 10 days to make a decision because of our room block deadline soooooo wish me luck haha 馃檭
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  • Katie
    Rockstar August 2020
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    PA August 14th bride here! If it helps, Gov. Wolf stated today if your county is in green, you can have 250 people in a gathering. For me, this was a ray of hope! My county is currently yellow, but this hot, humid summer will hopefully push our counties further to green.
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  • Mel
    Savvy September 2020
    Mel
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    I did see this! However, there are still a lot of restrictions on these gatherings and he is suggesting masks, no more than 10 per table, tables spaced out, increased cleaning etc., rules for serving food/drinks etc. One thing I read even said 鈥渞emoval of non-essential spaces such as dance floors鈥!! HOWEVER, I feel like most venues will be developing their own plans based on these guidelines so I鈥檓 hoping my venue will have a clearer picture as to what a wedding will look like in green.
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  • Brooke
    Just Said Yes May 2021
    Brooke
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    Our wedding is scheduled for 10/17/2020 and we are holding onto hope. It's really difficult during these uncertain times to not constantly think about the wedding and while it may bring a sense of relief to just postpone and push off the anxiety (or I know that's how I would feel) my fiance and I are waiting to make a decision until late July. We even set a specific date to decide on so we don't make any impulse decisions.
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  • Amy
    Savvy October 2021
    Amy
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    Getting married on 10/17/20 in Lancaster County. Just got an email from my venue that they should hopefully be moving into the green phase soon. Also was contemplating on postponing, but got an email from my venue that they are not moving out any dates from August on. My fianc茅 and I decided to see how things are in July and make a definite decision then. Hoping things are looking promising for October!
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