This is really beautiful, Katharine. I'm so, so sorry for what you and your dear ones are going through right now, but I'm so gladdened to hear that all of this has only brought you and your fiance closer. I've had the same experience during our postpone-or-not-postpone decisionmaking process, and it helps to keep everything in perspective.
Sending you good vibes and hoping you and yours stay safe and healthy.
July 18, here! I’m a little concerned, but trying to stay hopeful. It would suck because we’ve already mailed invites/received RSVPS (the majority of guests are traveling, so we wanted to give enough time for them to plan)... haven’t contacted any vendors yet, but they haven’t contacted me either. 🤷🏻♀️
I think it’s very hard to say at this moment. But if things were to be way way better by then (praying and hoping) my fiancé and I were talking today about how even when the coronavirus blows over people will still be distant towards others and duck and dodge when someone sneezes or coughs because it has been programmed into us to fear it so it will take time for us to trust that we are truly okay. So it will definitely take a while just for people to go back to normal behaviors, especially when such normal every day behaviors like hugging or high five have been discouraged. People cross the street to avoid others. If the virus were to be cleared up by the summer or decline significantly id just make sure that my invited guest felt as though they had enough time to heal and get over this traumatic experience. I feel That’s the second most important question to ask.
I believe you will be okay. My wedding is November 7th, so I believe I will be fine. My fear is when it starts back up in the fall/winter time and they don't have a vaccine. Hoping they do get one soon to help stop/ slow this virus down.
My wedding is July 17th and I’m definitely nervous because I’m not sure how to move forward with things. Trying my best to stay positive as well but my concern is even sending out the invites and people just not wanting to come because they will still be nervous. I just reached out to my venue to ask them for some advice so I’m going to see how I should handle everything going forward considering we’re in the final stages of planning. I would reach out to anyone you can and get some advice to help ease anxieties and let’s just pray this can all be done soon! Hope for the best for everyone!
I'm in Washington, and I couldn't agree more that the heartbreak of seeing our best-laid plans get knocked awry is real, but so is the devastating damage which this disease is causing. My Grandpa was living in the Life Care Center in Kirkland a few years ago, and it took my breath away just imagining my fear if he was still in there while it was being ravaged by the disease and quarantined, how uncertain I would have felt and scared I would have been. This is truly a tragedy, not just an inconvenience, and unfortunately it seems as if it will give us all plenty to grieve over. For some of us, that may well have to include our original wedding plans. I wish you and your friends and family the best in these uncertain times.
Our wedding reception is on 7/3/2020. We are already married and had our ceremony last year in July. Our reception is going to be in Utah. We live in Florida. We have several family friends who have already booked their flights. I have already reached out to to our venue but have not gotten a response. I am feeling more nervous as the days go by. Not sure what to do at this point..
My dated in 7/18/2020. At this time I haven't canceled or postponed. I'm hoping that it will be fine by then but I live in NYS. The number of people with coronavirus keeps on increasing and the closure of schools and other services keeps on getting extended. Some of my guest from overseas have already said they will not be able to attend in July. Not just because of travel restrictions but the disruption of their work led to unexpected loss of income. I also wouldn't be surprised if some of the older guests decide not to come. For me, that's kinda of the hardest part to accept. Even if the situation is less critical in July, will people want to get together and dance and hug each other? Will I even want to give my parents a hug and kiss or dance with my father who just turned 70? I feel like I'm on such an emotional roller coaster.
I’m July 26th also. Hoping this all goes away soon. What concerns me is not being able to get all the dress fittings and other things done if businesses are still closed into June. I’m also sad at the potential of not having a shower since mine was scheduled to be the end of May. We are waiting it out a bit but also considering a back up plan.
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Regina I’m in the same boat as you. My wedding is set for July 25, 2020. For now I’ve held off on sending wedding invitations. My shower is set for May 23rd but I’ve told my MOH that we may need to cancel this. My bachelorette weekend is set for June but I’m thinking this will need to be canceled too. I am going to work on a backup plan. My venue and my FH told me to wait until May to make a decision but I need to have an idea before then. I think a decision should made by mid-April. I’m fine with rescheduling to a later date and going to the courthouse on our date. Not to mention my dress hasn’t came back yet and I don’t even know when I will be able to schedule my fittings. Smh Plus the BMs dresses are not set to be back until June. But with all of this going on I don’t know if they will be back in time.
The Olympics that were scheduled to start on July 24 have been postponed until 2021. I seriously doubt things will be back to normal by this summer. My wedding was supposed to be May 15 and we just got word that our honeymoon flight was cancelled. Our venue/vendors are still very short-sighted thinking everything will be okay by then, and haven't offered us a back up plan yet. I'm upset about all of it, but if your wedding is before August I definitely think you should begin to reconsider your plans and emotionally prepare. You may not even be able to get a marriage license (we can't) in that time period. But as someone earlier said, this is more than an inconvenience for brides, this is a global tragedy and needs to be seen as such.