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May 2021 Brides

Netasha, on October 4, 2020 at 10:16 PM

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Hello! How are you all feeling about planning now with Covid? Are there any concerns? Do you feel that things will be better in 8 months?

Hello! How are you all feeling about planning now with Covid? Are there any concerns? Do you feel that things will be better in 8 months?

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  • Yasmine
    Master October 2020
    Yasmine
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    Yes Lets hope so 馃檹馃従
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  • K
    Beginner May 2022
    Kalenga
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    We too had to postpone our wedding to May 2021 (originally May 2020). Thankfully, all of our arrangements are planned and we decided to keep supporting our vendors during this time.

    Whether we still do it in May is in the air (COVID fears are so real). For now, I wish all of you other brides (and grooms) joy and fulfillment as you look forward to your special day. Although times are harder, I still find pleasure in seeing all of you get excited about your planning, your outfits, and your centerpieces.

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  • Brittany
    Just Said Yes May 2021
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    Hoping it鈥檒l be better but we have decreased our list from 210 to 133. We will likely stick with the smaller list and have our wedding regardless!
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  • Hekmat
    Just Said Yes May 2021
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    We started the planning process after covid hit and everything shut down and we decided on may 2021 hoping things would be better by then but if not we don鈥檛 care honestly as long as the people we care about are there with us! I have been planning things on my own and I honestly thought it would be a lot more stressful and harder but it has been a peace of cake so far so hopefully by then things will be better
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  • Shannon
    Just Said Yes May 2021
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    My wedding is May 2021. Planning for me so far has been pretty smooth since I鈥檓 doing a lot of the stuff myself. I鈥檓 trying to keep the positive vibes going. However I do have some ideas if I need to take on some of the covid restrictions. Praying that 2021 will be better tho . Good luck to everyone else getting married May of 2021!!
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  • L
    Expert September 2020
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    Mine is in May too. It just entirely depends on the state and the venue itself. Weddings are happening even now, usually with lots of restrictions but they are still happening. May 2021 weddings will happen unless there is a second wave or weddings get banned completely again. We will most likely just have to get used to the fact we will have to do outside weddings with masks and social distancing, possibly no dancing. Also theres the issue of people will still not feel comfortable attending weddings in May. I dont see any of that changing before then but the actual weddings should be able to happen
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  • E
    Just Said Yes May 2021
    Eileen
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    Our date is May 30, 2021 in NYC. As of now, we're planning for a mostly normal wedding. We just sent out our save the dates and we're planning on having about 120-130 guests. Thankfully, we booked a reception space on a rooftop, with a retractable roof, so our hope is that the weather will be nice and we can keep the roof and windows completely open the whole time. The venue currently allows for 150 people with tables 6 feet apart, and requires guests to wear masks when they're not at their tables. They also do temperature checks and have guests sign COVID forms when they arrive. I'm happy with how the venue is handling the pandemic and feel like we will be safe, especially by May. I'm okay with having everyone wear masks (and I don't mind being a bridezilla and making sure everyone KEEPS their mask up!!) as long as we're still allowed to have a dance floor, which they said we are. We will reassess in January, and postpone the reception if necessary, but as of now, I'm hopeful!!

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  • L
    Expert September 2020
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    Are dance floors allowed? Mine is in May in NJ but I keep hearing that as of right now dance floors are banned in NY and NJ
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  • E
    Just Said Yes May 2021
    Eileen
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    I'm actually having a hard time finding any wedding guidelines on the NYS reopening website- I've been searching everywhere! You may be right though- I'm hoping that will change by May, but we'll see.

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  • L
    Expert September 2020
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    I just attended a wedding in NY and there was a dance floor. No clue if it was allowed or not but it seems like maybe the venues are making their own rules
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  • Olivia
    Just Said Yes May 2021
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    We are planning May 29th 2021, we think everything will slightly be back to normal. I鈥檓 planning with my partner which is stressful just can not wait until this day comes!
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  • Sada
    Savvy May 2021
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    That鈥檚 my date too and it is stressful I pray everything is back to normal by May 29 2021
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  • Celeste
    Just Said Yes May 2021
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    Date twin!

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  • Celeste
    Just Said Yes May 2021
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    Date twin!!!

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  • Jacqueline
    Just Said Yes May 2021
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    Hello all of you Beautiful Brides!!!

    The start of Covid was challenging, having to change and push back the date multiple times and change location.

    But, what I realized, is the more I trusted in God for guidance and believed that all was happening for a reason, everything started working for me!!!! Smiley heart

    Our new May 22nd Wedding Date is absolutely perfect!

    Our Church is a now a tiny chapel & only our parents & siblings are invited to this part. Upside: Super intimate and extra special!!

    Our Venue is now my in-law's yard (great option and I highly recommend if anyone else has this option, since, no matter what, we can still do something here, even if it is just family!)

    Our caterer is now our dear family friend who owns a catering company. (find someone who won't back out, but also is willing to be flexible if things change)

    Our photographers are family friends from childhood. (again, knowing your people is such an incredible blessing!!! They have our backs and our best interest at heart!)

    Our band is super chill and ready to party! (meaning... i think they would probably show up and just play even if the wedding was cancelled, so that is fun Smiley laugh )

    My wedding dress will be here so early now that I have this date change. YIPPIE! Plenty of time to have it fitted!! **Buy early if you can!!! Especially if you are having it shipped from overseas!

    I have been practicing cake baking all of quarantine, so guess who is baking her own wedding cake! (money saver right here!)

    Our florist is incredible and I just am super excited to have all the prettiest flowers!

    Staying super optimistic and I am certain all the other aspects will continue to come together! If you are a Sacramento,CA bride, and want any great recommendations, let me know! Smiley smile

    Good luck with all of your weddings

    xx

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  • LaDonna
    Just Said Yes July 2021
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    I am praying that things will be better. I originally was planning for May 2020, but my fianc茅 and I both had COVID and I was hospitalized for 27 days so the wedding was pushed out until 5/14/2021. I am very hopeful that things will be a little better by then. My venue is large enough to follow social distancing if things are not clear or better, so I should be just fine. Just a littler nervous. Planning this wedding through COVID has be quite difficult with all the restrictions and all my girls are in different states so that makes it that much harder. Now that some restrictions are being lifted we are trying to fine venues for the bridal shower and bachelorette party and find dates that work for everyone being I am in a different state then the wedding and my girls are all in different States. Now I see why people hire wedding planners.
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  • Emily
    Just Said Yes November 2021
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    I'm also in May in NJ, so if you hear anything about dance floors, lmk.

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  • L
    Expert September 2020
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    I will! My guess is its fine since Ive seen people doing that at weddings but Ive been trying to find out the actual rules
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  • Katherine
    Beginner May 2021
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    I'm hoping for at least more a herd immunity situation because I'm not holding my breath for a vaccine. We got engaged May 2020 and planned for May 2021. We already were planning small (hopefully no more than 50) because it is a destination wedding, so we plan on moving forward with everything. Our venue is outdoors with plenty of space to keep some distance, although we've pretty much already spent time during the pandemic with just about everyone on our guest list.
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  • Dominique
    Just Said Yes May 2021
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    My fiancee and I have 3 contingency plans, depending on how things with the virus go. We were already planning on doing a smaller outdoor wedding. Since we're doing most things ourselves, it does mean we are looking up safety and hygiene protocols while others may not be. Overall I'm feeling pretty comfortable about it
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