Jane
Savvy August 2021

Illinois Brides! Let’s be friends!

Jane, on December 29, 2020 at 10:20 AM

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Hi everyone!! Where are my Illinois brides?? Let’s be friends!! We were supposed to be 10/17/2020 in NYC, then we escaped New York and moved our wedding to 5/15/2021 in Illinois. We’re deciding by February if we’re postponing again, and the tentative new date is 8/8/2021. I don’t personally know...
Hi everyone!! Where are my Illinois brides?? Let’s be friends!! We were supposed to be 10/17/2020 in NYC, then we escaped New York and moved our wedding to 5/15/2021 in Illinois. We’re deciding by February if we’re postponing again, and the tentative new date is 8/8/2021.


I don’t personally know anyone else who is planning a wedding in Illinois currently, and my family and friends definitely don’t want to hear about/talk about my wedding anymore because of the pandemic. Wedding planning is very depressing and lonely right now.
It would be lovely to chat about planning, the latest restrictions, how we’re all feeling, etc!!

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  • Yvonne
    Savvy October 2021
    Yvonne ·
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    We are tasting in March. We are doing a plated dinner because I've been in 4 weddings and to many others and the buffet just doesn't cut for me but I understand wanting to taste all the things lol! How many guests did you plan on having? We had already wanted to only have about 50 since we're paying for everything.

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  • Kristen
    Beginner May 2021
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    Jane, 100% feel you! And yes, so stressful, but whenever our weddings FINALLY happen, they will be so worth it and so memorable. I think it's really smart you've already told your guests your date and have a backup plan -- and that's great that your venue and vendors will hold that date for you! Keeping my fingers and toes crossed with ya!

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  • ASHLEY
    Just Said Yes March 2021
    ASHLEY ·
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    I have experience so stress because that pandeima or covid whatever it is called it and I am so struggle my wedding suppose be last year june 20 2020 then move date july 4 2020 and finally currently my date wedding on March 27th 2021 actually I have invite 150 people but I hopefully solve no problem again not want to move date only is final chance because they refuse get refund or lose my money for wedding. I had to keep continue my wedding. Sometime I hate when my family always keep negative concern covid shut down or limit people make me so stressful just want to overtake done with my wedding it over. And my fiance and I try to prepare not done list everything like need thing for wedding before to month left so overwhelmed and it difficult with money. Ahh but lucky I got tax try to paid all these for my wedding. I know understand how y'all feeling so stressful, depression and overwhelmed.
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  • Daniela
    Savvy June 2020
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    Hey hey!!!
    6.12.21 Illinois Bride! And yes we are still planning ahead to keep this date! I have already postponed my wedding from last year 6.27.20 and I refuse to do it again! Let’s stay strong ladies to whatever may be ahead of us and not let this virus take over what’s suppose to be the best day of our lives. 2021 will be a god year of new possible and we are lucky to say we were the first brides together married through a pandemic! This experience Is definitely unforgettable hahah!! Please stay strong and let’s hope we all get what we want! Stay well
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  • Akua
    Just Said Yes May 2021
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    Loving the positive vibes! Hoping for the best for us all! 🙏🏾🙏🏾
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  • Courtney
    Just Said Yes May 2021
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    I feel you, honey! We are planning for May 15, 2021. I really can’t be excited because we have 150 on the list but will likely have to lower our expectations tremendously. It sucks and I’m trying to be understanding, but hey, every girl dreams of their wedding day! This date is significant as it’s my fiancé’s late grandmother’s birthday and I like the date. I’m praying for AT LEAST 75 people. We haven’t sent invitations yet, because we’re hoping for some type of increase. My prayers are with all of you Illinois brides!
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  • Krystal
    Just Said Yes September 2022
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    Hi there we originally set ours for Oct 2,2021 and now have pushed it back to June 11,2022
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  • J
    Just Said Yes May 2022
    Judy ·
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    You’re right am from Robbins Illinois we initially planned for May 2nd 2021 now we for next year same Date it’s so stressful omG!!
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  • Ash
    Dedicated April 2021
    Ash ·
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    Hello! I've already replied to this thread but now I have a question and figured I could ask it here!


    Besides Google, do any of you know what needs to be done if I want to hyphenate my last name?
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  • Martha
    Savvy June 2021
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    I am very anxious right now. My church ceremony is set to June 26th 2021 after getting legally married on June 26th 2020. But now with still the uncertainty on how many people we can have, im a nervous wreck. I dont know how many people I can send the invite to. I dont know how many people can the church and the banquet hall can hold...I dont want to spend more money than I have to. We are putting buying a house on hold and having a baby on hold after this church ceremony....im going insane.....
    My husband and I dont mind just having a church ceremony without party but my inlaws dead set on having a party. I dont want to send invitation then have to notify the guests that they can't come later...I dont know where I can shop for my bridesmaids and my moms dresses....there is too many I dont know and uncertainty and its really overwhelming 😢
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  • Kathleen
    Just Said Yes February 2021
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    Where in IL are you located? Right now in Chicago, it's 25 for weddings held in places for worship. Your best bet is to talk with the church you'll be having your church ceremony and ask how many are they allowing for weddings.

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  • Jane
    Savvy August 2021
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    WELLNESS CHECK!!! How are we all feeling currently?!

    We are now back at GATHERINGS OF 50!!! Thinks are looking up!!!! I'm actually excited for August now and we treated ourselves to cute "change-the-dates" and sent them out this week! Our guests are all being really nice now and no one is saying anything bad about having to postpone to a Sunday or not wanting to come!!

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  • S
    Beginner June 2021
    Sydney ·
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    We feel more confident about our Plan B which is to do a micro wedding in my dad’s backyard but we still don’t feel confident our Plan A. We’re still waiting to decide if we can go through with our larger event with Plan A or if we go with our Plan B and postpone our big Plan A party to next summer.
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  • J
    Just Said Yes September 2019
    Jackie ·
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    My daughters wedding was, of course, cancelled in May 2020. They moved it out a whole year to May 2021. Now I am just worried it will be cancelled yet again. No way to narrow it down to 50 people (big families). Best would be to cut to about 125. Tried to see if venue had any Saturdays left for later in the year, but nothing available at this time. Every-time I read about how many people are allowed, it never goes above 50. Running out of time again. C'mon next phase, open up more.....

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  • Akua
    Just Said Yes May 2021
    Akua ·
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    Look into the suburbs also.
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  • Martha
    Savvy June 2021
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    I'm located in schaumburg but our church is in chicago
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  • C
    Just Said Yes June 2021
    Christine ·
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    Hi - our wedding date is 6/26/2021 in Illinois. Western suburbs. I have to decide in the next few days if we will change the date to next year. The thought of having everyone wear masks and no dance floor is not appear.


    Reading the comments from other brides, no one is commenting on masks or no dancing. Any thoughts?
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  • C
    Just Said Yes June 2021
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    Hi Our wedding date is 6/262021. Illinois western SUNY. However the venue is holing a June 2022 date. We have to make a decision in a few days if we are going to change the date. The thought of wearing masks, no dance floor etc is not appealing.


    I haven’t seen many brides talking about masks and no dance floor.
    Brides what are your thoughts on the restrictions?
    Thanks
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  • Faviola
    Dedicated August 2021
    Faviola ·
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    I’m an august bride and I have the same concern as well but I’m at the point that I have everything booked and so many things with our date. That I’m just going to keep our date. Now I’m just thinking of ways to entertain our guest. But I don’t blame you for wanting to postpone I really want to dance!! Hopefully restrictions are not as strict with the vaccine being out now
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  • J
    Just Said Yes September 2019
    Jackie ·
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    So our venue says the number is still at 50 people tops. No change. Wedding was May 2020 and cancelled, then changed to May 2021. Just had to move it ANOTHER year. so dis-appointng. Now it will be 2022. So sad.

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