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June Michigan Wedding (outdoors)

Victoria, on February 3, 2021 at 12:45 PM Posted in Michigan Planning 1 21
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Hey June brides,


How are we feeling?? Looking for some collective support to calm my planning nerves...here is hoping June will be less restrictive! Have you received any guidance from your MI venues? Any backup plans or thoughts to postpone again?
We were supposed to get married last August but postponed to June thinking things would be better but I’m honestly not sure anymore 🙃

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Latest activity by Rebecca, on April 11, 2021 at 9:28 PM
  • Katie
    Just Said Yes May 2021
    Katie ·
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    My wedding is planned for may 28th with the ceremony and reception both outdoors!! I am starting to get a little worried and I haven’t heard much from my venue yet. I really am hoping that outdoor gatherings will go up to 100 by then 😬😬 but idk if i am being too optimistic. I would rather reduce my guest list to 50 or 25 if i had to instead of postponing. Let’s hope the restrictions get better after the winter!!
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  • M
    Just Said Yes June 2021
    Mackenzie ·
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    Our date is June 4th. I’m having my ceremony in a church. I know it’s not the best venue, but I figured if churches don’t have restrictions, this wouldn’t be much different. My reception is going to be outside on our family’s rental property. I’m hoping since it’s private property and outdoors that we won’t have any issues.
    Our guest list is around 250. I don’t mind if we need to condense, hoping we don’t (for times’ sake) but either way, as long as I’m married by the end of the day I’m going to be happy ❤️
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  • Cassie
    Just Said Yes June 2021
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    My wedding is June 12th in Michigan. The ceremony is outdoors but reception is supposed to be inside (at the same venue). Although our venue said they were working on an outdoor reception option.


    Definitely feeling nervous, but we have already decided that if we have to reduce the count and politely un invite people we will, rather than postpone.
    Another factor for us is that about half of our guest list is out of town, and we are not sure how to predict how many people will want to travel by then. That may go a long way in cutting down our headcount all on its own 🤷🏽‍♀️.
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  • H
    Just Said Yes June 2021
    Haley ·
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    Our ceremony is outdoors so i’m not worried about that but our reception is indoors and currently their 25% capacity is 100 people so we would have to cut our list by about 50 people. Not that I expect everyone to come that we invite though anyways.. Idk it’s nerve wrecking for sure!
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  • Katie
    Just Said Yes June 2021
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    I'm in this boat right now. We were supposed to be married last June and everyone thought I was crazy when I postponed a whole year to make sure things are safe. Last year I was glad to have postponed instead of trying to put "safety" measures in place. My guest list is 100 and my venue can currently only support up to 75. They said they are making arrangements to be able to host events outdoors and other June couples are still waiting to see how things play out. I have 2 friends also getting married in June and both of them have postponed. Honestly timing-wise it would be more convenient for us to postpone another year. My fiance was accepted into grad school shortly after we postponed last year, and if we push to next year then he will be done with school when we get married (meaning we won't have to worry about a scheduling around internships/projects). However, we wanted a shorter engagement and at this point it feels comical to have to send another 'change the date'.

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  • Katie
    Beginner June 2021
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    Our wedding is set for June 5th at the Masonic Temple in Detroit. We are going to probably pull the plug on that and just have an intimate ceremony at a home we are going to rent upnorth. The Masonic told us we don’t have to pay the 1/2 due March but need to wait till May to see if restrictions are better.. pretty much we will loose our deposit if we are “able to have it” in June. With the way this past year has gone, I am not hopeful. Also, I’m not spending that kind of money for a covid, social distanced, no dancing wedding. Especially if only 90 people show out of 200. Just a financial risk I’m not willing to take I guess. At the end of the day, we will be married .. even if the big party happens at a later date. I know none of us are alone in this but it’s the not knowing that is the most stressful over here!
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  • Victoria
    Savvy June 2021
    Victoria ·
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    Ugh it’s SO frustrating dealing with the unknowns!! We’re getting married in Saugatuck, MI and I am a bit bummed because one of the main reasons I feel in love with the venue was because of the indoor space. But, making things outdoors seems way more realistic and safer. Originally we were going to have 150 ppl but I am hoping with it being outdoors we can have at least 100 by June. We are getting married regardless though I cannot postpone again! We’ll just have to see how things go! Hang in there everyone!!
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  • Katie
    Beginner June 2021
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    Unfortunately outdoor space isn’t available at the Masonic, unless it’s in a parking lot looking at Motor City casino for us 😂- Saugatuck is beautiful! Let’s just hope Michigan has a warm, dry June! 🤞🏼
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  • Victoria
    Savvy June 2021
    Victoria ·
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    LOL-knowing how things have been, I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a monsoon that month 😂😭
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  • K
    Savvy June 2021
    Kyna ·
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    We are getting married June 4, all outdoors in Benton Harbor, MI. We are an original 2021 wedding, so we haven't had to deal with postponing. We actually shifted from an indoor venue to all outdoor. When we did that, I felt a sense of relief thinking and knowing that we would be able to hold some sort of celebration even with 50 people. Now the nerves are starting to creep in again and I can't determine if it's pre-wedding nerves or nerves about the restrictions, or a combination. It's definitely a combination, because I keep looking at covid updates. We don't intend to postpone or cancel because I can't imagine kicking the can down the line, so if we have to, we would do something smaller at the outdoor venue. My fiancé is very optimistic that by June 4, outdoor gatherings will be allowed up to 100 people. But I also saw a lot of optimism in 2020 followed by disappointment, so I'm trying to keep a realistic outlook on things. It would be fine to have 100 people as long as it's safe, it just makes planning very difficult and last minute. I guess we will just keep holding out...

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  • Kelly
    Just Said Yes June 2021
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    My ceremony and reception are outdoors on June 27th just north of Traverse City. Our wedding is around 65 people so it is not too big. We already got a tent size upgrade just in case we have to adhere to COVID guidelines. It nice for the room but decorations for the tent went up a bit.

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  • Katie
    Beginner June 2021
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    We are moving ours up that way also. Can I ask who did you use for tent rental? I need to get on that part of the planning.
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  • Kelly
    Just Said Yes June 2021
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    My wedding is at the Ridge at Verterra and the venue comes with a tent.
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  • Rebecca
    Just Said Yes June 2021
    Rebecca ·
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    Does anyone know what the outdoor guest count is limited to in the West Michigan area currently? My mom and I have heard two different numbers... so just want to know what we're dealing with!

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  • Victoria
    Savvy June 2021
    Victoria ·
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    I believe it’s 25 ppl outdoors currently but it is winter lol so hoping it will get to at least where it was last summer!
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  • Jennifer
    Just Said Yes June 2021
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    25 outdoors from 3 households.
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  • Victoria
    Savvy June 2021
    Victoria ·
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    Also just wanted to update that Gov. Whitmer allowed outdoor gatherings of up to 300 ppl in MI 😊 there are still a lot of restrictions that come with that but I am cautiously optimistic that we are heading in the right direction and more restrictions will be lifted come summer!
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  • Rebecca
    Just Said Yes June 2021
    Rebecca ·
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    I read somewhere that indoor/outdoor venues are still having to stay at 25 - does anyone know if this is only if you plan to use both spaces (e.g. reception inside, but ceremony outside)? My venue has both areas, but with restrictions I assumed we would just move everything outdoors and I'm hoping that still allows for the bigger gathering size.

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  • Victoria
    Savvy June 2021
    Victoria ·
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    Ah good question...I was originally going to have the ceremony outside and reception indoors pre Covid but it’s looking more likely that everything will be outside for us
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  • EmeraldBride
    Dedicated June 2021
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    Our 200 person wedding is STILL ON for June 12th. Wedding will be in a very large church that can hold 300 people.. they close off every other pew. Our reception is in our backyard.. most of our family had COVID last fall and/or are vaccinated including myself (and hopefully Mr Emerald). Most of them are over it and are ready to party! We plan to have strategically placed hand sanitizer for those who need it.

    Wedding planner also said that currently outdoor limit is 300 people.

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