Samantha
Savvy November 2020

November 2020 brides... what’s your plan with Covid on the rise?

Samantha, on July 1, 2020 at 3:55 AM

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Our wedding is set for November 14, 2020, and I wasn’t as worried as other brides because our date is set in the fall. As numbers are rising, I’m worried about all the plans we’ve made and where to go on a honeymoon? We still want to have a safe getaway... What are y’all doing for your weddings in...
Our wedding is set for November 14, 2020, and I wasn’t as worried as other brides because our date is set in the fall. As numbers are rising, I’m worried about all the plans we’ve made and where to go on a honeymoon? We still want to have a safe getaway...


What are y’all doing for your weddings in November ? Postponing ? Limiting guests ? Altering plans ?

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  • Amanda
    Savvy November 2020
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    Nov 01, 2020 here. We are planning to keep our date. We have not sent out invitations just test because we are wanting to make a final decision on the number of guest before we mail them. The venue holds 350-40O currently have 190 on the list but I’m sure that will change
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  • Jaime
    Savvy November 2021
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    We have postponed our wedding a year. It was hard at first, but I truly feel relieved now that I don't have to wonder anymore.

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  • Samantha
    Savvy November 2020
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    I agree a plan B is necessary during this time...
    We discussed still getting married regardless if we are still allowed to as we originally planned to do so. I like your idea of providing face masks and sanitizers for your guests !
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  • Samantha
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    That’s great you both can still have your wedding! (: I know it’s unfortunate to cut down and limit the guest list, but enjoy this magical day as best as you can. Your family and friends will appreciate the safety guidelines you both are implementing. Congratulations (:
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  • Samantha
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    I understand completely, it’s hard to make such a decisions. I’m glad you feel relieved because it’s uncomfortable to have such an unsettling feeling...
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  • Samantha
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    Us too! We haven’t made our invitations yet, and we originally planned to pass them out the first week of August... our venue allows 320 guests to be there and we currently have approx 150 guaranteed guests... we just don’t know when to start doing this since things are always changing... have you both planned a deadline to make yours?
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  • Samantha
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    It’s admiring that you both have agreed to postpone it especially due to loved ones being high risk... safety and health is what matters and I know it’s hard to put so much tome into something and have to wait... hoping your wedding is still as beautiful and wonderful as you both imagine
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  • Samantha
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    I can only imagine what you are going through girl... My FH and I decided if COVID impacts us and our family cannot be there, we would still get married since we planned to on November 14 2020 with special reasons. We would have some relatives with us and hopefully zoom/ FT/ Skype others to watch us in support if Plan B is needed...
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  • Samantha
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    We have to cut down our guestlist too, which is hard to do since we both have large immediate family members...
    We haven’t created or passed our invitations yet, but we wanted to do the same thing. Make a priority lists that meet safety measures and if they cannot come than move down the lists.


    Any advice on how to do this?Should we start creating and passing out our invitations already? And how long would you give your List A time to RSVP before List B being asked ? We sent our Save the Dates which should have helped relatives ask for it off and plan if they want to come...
    Thank you for that, I always stress myself out by letting family members opinions get to me... hope your day goes as beautifully as can be!
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  • Samantha
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    I know it’s hard and stressful right now girl, but you’re doing great so far in planning! Since having both families in attendance is highly important, your wedding will still be a dream in May.


    My fiancé and I plan to do that as well as our plan B and have a few people around during that time and possibly zoom others in for support... Good luck girl! (:
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  • Samantha
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    Yes that is our main concern since our wedding is in Texas! We made changes to have a buffet style catering where guest will line up as they are being served by the caterers. We will have to limit guests to space out our tables more to accommodate safety regulations... Good luck to y’all both (:
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  • Samantha
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    Nicole I love this idea! Postponing is unfortunate, but you listed great ideas to have a wonderful wedding, marriage, and celebration.
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  • Samantha
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    Yes girl, if we have to utilize plan B, we have spoke to our vendors and they replied generously about moving it to 2021 if needed. We would still like to get married on November 14,2020 since we planned to with such meaning on this date.
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  • Samantha
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    I feel exactly how you do. I was literally crying stressing myself out about everyone else and the wedding, my fiancé brought light to the situation and reminded me of the marriage portion. He eased my mind the same way regarding limiting our guest list and prioritizing who should be there. I’m ready for us to be married and start our new chapter together too! Lol I mean this is why we wanted to have a wedding to be officially married with loved ones around
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  • Annika
    Expert November 2020
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    Thank you! Stay safe!!
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  • Mrs.a
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    So we made the hard decision to postpone our bigger celebration in light of things. We are going forward with getting married still with just our parents present and then we are going to renew our vows and have a celebration at a later date. We have sanitizer and face masks at least if we are still facing this next year. I hope if there are restrictions that we at least have a better handle on things.

    What do you have planned thus far?

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  • Annika
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    Thanks, good luck to you too! We are giving Bath and Body Works pocketbac sanitizers and custom masks as favors, look how cute they are! The labels and the masks were both from etsy! We will be putting them in little favor bags in a bucket by the front of the venue and we'll have this sign next to it!

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  • Nicole
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    Thanks! We’ve been engaged for over 2 years now, and my fiancé really didn’t want to wait another year. Plan C was the one I decided I wouldn’t regret (since he just wants to be married and couldn’t care less about the big wedding). It would allow us to still get married and not lose our vendors who are already paid. I’ve been telling other brides who are considering postponement to think about what they really want from their day. If it’s the big celebration with all friends and family, then postpone. If it’s having a couple close family members there, elope and have a big party when it’s safe (or not and go on an amazing honeymoon with the money later!).
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  • Jimelle
    Just Said Yes November 2021
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    Hey Samantha! I know what you mean! My family is on the smaller side but his side of the family is huge and majority coming from out of state.


    However, to narrow down the list, my sister told me to keep it plain and simple. Choose immediate family first, and if you have wiggle room for close friends, then do it. When choosing friends, I chose people who I constantly keep in contact with and who I consider my “must” on attending a smaller wedding. I know it sounds bad, but at this point in time, people should understand the predicament you’re under and it’s okay. It’s not like any of this was our fault lol. Of course, we’re expecting some to decline, but then you can always invite more down the line. Another factor I had to consider is those who are in-state versus out of state. I live in Hawaii, so we currently have a 14-day quarantine for those who are traveling to Hawaii. So those in the mainland wouldn’t be able to come, if the quarantine is still in effect. So I’m putting priority for those who live in-state. In terms of delivering invites. I haven’t done so yet. Recently our gathering size regulations went from 100 to 10 outdoors, which sucks because that’s not even half of my fiancé’s family Smiley sad But we’re gonna see how things go at the end of August. If that didn’t happen, I would’ve given my first round of invitations by beginning of August and give them a month to respond. If declined, then on to the next. We had done the same where we sent out our save the dates in February and our relatives are aware of our wedding.
    I think you and I are in a similar boat! But I’m trying my best to not stress to much about it. If things don’t get better in terms of guest count and gatherings, we probably have no choice but to postpone, sadly. 10 isn’t even half of my fiancé’s immediate family and when we get married, we would want, at the very least, all of our immediate family to be there.
    Whatever happens, your wedding will be amazing!
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  • Rosemary
    Savvy November 2020
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    Hi, Congratulations!! Smiley ring . We are getting married on November 7, 2020 and we decided to postpone our honeymoon for now since we were planning to go to Aruba. We will take a few days and go to a bed and breakfast just to enjoy a few days for ourselves.

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