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Just Said Yes July 2020

I'm Eloping because of Covid-19.. can i still do all of the traditional events?

Kristin, on April 20, 2020 at 1:39 AM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 3 13
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Hi all!

My fiance and I just decided to postpone our July wedding due to COVID. My bridal shower and bachelorette party were supposed to be happening in May and June, but we've decided to postpone those events as well. We have decided to elope in June with just our immediate families, as we've already signed a lease and don't want to live together before we're married. We will likely be having the big ceremony and reception in October or December now. We will then postpone the bridal shower, bachelorette/bachelor's party as well. My question is this-- will it be tacky to have the bridal shower and bachelorette party after I'm already technically married? I don't want to miss out on all of the events that I've been looking forward to for so long.


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Latest activity by Jess, on July 7, 2020 at 4:07 PM
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    Devoted July 2021
    Emily ·
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    I would say due to the circumstances it’s fine!
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  • Courtney
    Super September 2019
    Courtney ·
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    In my opinion, it’s fine. If your friends and family are aware of the situation and still want to host and attend these events (which they will!) - why not? You might not get a “bride to be” sash though haha
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    In this scenario, as long as everyone is aware that you're already married, I think it's fine.

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  • Jess
    Devoted May 2021
    Jess ·
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    I think that's totally fine! I'm getting married late September, my bridal shower is July 11th, and my bachelorette is August 1st. If my MOH has to cancel those events, we are planning on doing them later on after the wedding.

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  • Gen
    Champion June 2019
    Gen ·
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    Under normal circumstances that would be weird, BUT honestly with this bizarre crisis I think all bets are off lol. Postpone away!
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I think it makes sense to. i mean you were gonna have them anyway but due to the pandemic had to postpone or change your plans

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  • Lindsay
    Devoted July 2021
    Lindsay ·
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    This situation is anything but normal and people will completely understand they were planning to attend those events anyways I’m sure people still want to honor you and totally get it. I’m in the same boat my April Bach was cancelled my May bridal shower canceled and my July wedding postponed to October I’m also eloping on my original July date and then planning to try to have my bach and bridal at some point after that when it’s safe all my friends are understanding and said we are going to celebrate all events it’s just going to be in a different way. It is not our fault that it was taken away from us and I think now more then ever people will want to celebrate happy moments after this. So I wouldn’t worry at all about it these are very strange times and it’s out of our control people will understand.
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    Dedicated September 2021
    ALY C ·
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    You could label the shower as "showering the new Mrs.", I think given the circumstances it would be totally cute. Your bachelorette could be like "your first fling after the ring" or "Big apple after the chapel". You deserve your events and you are currently putting your friends and family's safety before your own. Anyone who says otherwise is cruel Smiley smile

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  • Ashley
    Just Said Yes June 2020
    Ashley ·
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    I had to cancel my April bridal shower and June wedding, but I still want a shower. This is such a cute idea! Thank you for sharing!!

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  • Jennifer
    VIP August 2021
    Jennifer ·
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    These are very different circumstances which require a very different set of rules. Do as you want to! Have those events when it is safe to!

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  • D Greene
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    D Greene ·
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    I'm totally planning on having all of these events. Your engagement is supposed to be a special time and while we've loved being in quarantine together, we have missed out on the fun social events that comes with being engaged. I say don't let corona steal your thunder Smiley winking

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  • D Greene
    Beginner April 2021
    D Greene ·
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    I'm sending these renamed party ideas to my bridesmaid, super cute!

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  • Jess
    Devoted May 2021
    Jess ·
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    Yes! We're eloping in 2 weeks, but I'm still planning on having a bachelorette and shower closer to our new wedding date in May.

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