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November 2020 brides!!

Heather, on October 7, 2020 at 12:31 PM Posted in Planning 0 58
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Just wanted to see what everyone was doing and were feeling about the wedding in November! What are some safety precautions you guys are taking? Are you requiring guest to wear masks? Did you have to downsize your guest list?


We had to cut our guest list almost in half due to the restrictions the church has for the ceremony (100 limit) but we were able to invite more to the reception (150 limit)

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Latest activity by RoseAnne, on November 19, 2020 at 9:14 AM
  • Alexandria
    Expert November 2020
    Alexandria ·
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    I am so so so ready for November to just be here already! We have about 115 coming, originally about 180-190 but a lot of our families are older and didn't want to risk the trip which is perfectly understandable... We are not requiring masks our state and our venue don't mandate but we will have them available for any one who wants one. ....It's been very stressful but i feel like we are so close now! 31 days!! Smiley heart

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  • Olusola
    Dedicated November 2020
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    By the grace of God, I'm getting married 11/27 and I'm so ready! Smiley ring I still have some things to get ready here and there but nothing that 50 days can't contain lol. We aren't requiring masks for our ceremony, but of course will not stop anyone from wearing one. We will also be live streaming for family out of town.

    I've said it before and I'll say it again...October needs to WRAP it up.tenor.gif


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  • H
    Beginner November 2020
    Heather ·
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    Hahaha, I’m getting married 11/14 so I totally feel you!!!! I have a little more than 30 days and I’m feeling a tad stressed that I’m forgetting things lmao
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  • H
    Beginner November 2020
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    Omg my wedding is the weekend after yours! Iowa doesn’t require them either but we’re in the same boat of offering live stream and letting people know that they can wear masks if they’re more comfortable! Good luck on your day girl!!
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  • Alexandria
    Expert November 2020
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    I feel like that's the easiest way to do it, and the least stressful for me on the big day lol..... Good luck on your day too!! Smiley smile

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  • Kristen
    Rockstar November 2020
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    So just doing a minimony and I guess in a good (not smart) way we are in phase 3 which means nothing will be shut down. My plan is no masks. I was fine with masks in other pics like finding my dress or bridal shower but there will only be five of us for the ceremony and then 4 afterwards for dinner. If the guests want to wear masks cool but me and the hubby to be NOOOOOOPE! Not even for fun ha ha. We are getting married outdoors too which helps and the two guests one will be on one side and one on the other so full social distance and then there is my MOH. We are oddly (but I am excited) doing a cocktail hour at a restaurant across the street for the cake cutting and the champagne toast then off to our official dinner venue which is a rooftop canopy. There will be people there but all outdoors which makes me feel ok and hopefully no random strangers come close to us. Ready for the day to be here and taking all precautions to stay safe.

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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
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    For our minimony we didn't require anyone to wear masks and 1 of our favors were mini hand sanitizers. Everything went well
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    Savvy November 2020
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    November 22nd! Our original idea was to have about 140 guests, but with COVID, we've whittled that down to 21, including us. The ceremony will be outside (unless it's pouring rain!) and everyone but me and the groom will be wearing masks. We will also have assigned ceremony seating so that everyone stays with the people in their bubble. We will be streaming our ceremony through Zoom for everyone else we couldn't invite.

    Cocktails and dinner will be inside, again everyone will have masks unless drinking or eating. The ceremony patio will also be open if people prefer cocktail hour outside.

    It will be a bit more like a dinner party rather than full on reception but we're kinda excited about that! Can't wait!

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  • Abby
    Savvy November 2020
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    November 7th! We changed ours from 75 people to 20, no more reception just ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner (state restrictions). Since there’s less people, we were able to change from buffet/self serve to a four course plated, so people don’t have to crowd around or share serving untensils. Everyone will be sitting with their social circles and it’s a small enough guest list that we can social distance without masks. Everything will be outdoors on a rooftop and we will have lots of hand sanitizer/disinfecting wipes.
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  • Danica
    Devoted November 2020
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    November 1st over here! 🙋🏻‍♀️. This is my second marriage so we are going small regardless, but we are still being cautious as both of our parents are not in the greatest health already. I bought masks for everyone to keep that say “spread love not germs” for the ceremony and our reception is a mimosa brunch at a local restaurant that is letting us use a private room. Hand sanitizer everywhere and our ceremony is outdoors.
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  • Annika
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    November 28th here!! We are requiring masks, have hand sanitizer favors, our ceremony and cocktail hour is outdoors with a short reception with single serving appetizers indoors. No dancing other than first dances, servers for food, and tables will be spread out as much as possible in our small room. We are expecting about 60 people.

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    Dedicated November 2020
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    Nov 7th here!!!

    I will not be wearing a mask during the ceremony and dances But after that I will.

    Guest will be required to wear mask during the ceremony, actually our officiant made it apart of his requirement which I am ok with. The ceremony will be reception style so my guest will not need to move around too much.

    Guest size right now is looking to be about 60 people, they will be sitting within their social circle, family with family, friends sitting with friends from the same area.

    Meal will be buffet style but the servers will plate the food. Plenty of sanitizer to go around including being in guest favor bags.

    I'm just ready for Oct to hurry up and pass, I'm so ready to get married!!!

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  • Taniesha
    Just Said Yes November 2020
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    Hey my wedding is 11/8 and I’m super stressed don’t really know why..... maybe wedding gutters and excitement and planning exhaustion packed together!!! We are requiring masks as in NJ there is a mask mandate and we’re also providing COVID bags with masks and sanitizer (personalized) to guests on arrival. Overall I’m looking forward and can’t wait to see all the plans and visions cone to life!
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  • Mara
    Just Said Yes November 2020
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    We are so ready! November 1st can’t come soon enough. We were having a small wedding to begin with but now is only 66 vs 110. We are so ready. We knew we were going to go through with it even if there were only 10 people there. My area in Florida is now stage 3 so I know there won’t be any shut downs.
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  • Just Said Yes November 2020
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    Everything is going to go as planned! We are so happy that our church has been operating as usual despite Covid. God is good!!!
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  • Trisha
    Just Said Yes November 2020
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    I'm getting married November 14th and am so ready!! Our venue doesn't have any restrictions so we are just going with the flow. We will have masks available for anyone who wants one but aren't requiring them and it's up to everyone to maintain social distance if they feel like it.


    I was feeling super stressed until the final meeting this week and now I'm just ready to marry my best friend!
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  • Elizabeth
    Just Said Yes November 2020
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    Both ceremony and reception are outdoors. 40 people invited. My family is very concerned with COVID, and my fiance and I are very cautious. We want everyone as safe as possible, and to feel comfortable. List from our wedding website:


    COVID-19 safeguards in place:

    All guests must wear a mask at check-in until the end of the ceremony. Masks are not optional for the ceremony. Masks will be provided if a guest does not have one.

    Temperature checks at check-in.

    Bracelets available for those who prefer strict social distancing. Please, keep your distance from those wearing these bands.

    There will not be a traditional aisle. Ceremony chairs will be spaced and arranged by those who live/work together.

    Touchless programs and menus will be provided (fitting for COVID, and save the trees!).

    Individual bottles or cans of water, beer and wine will be provided.

    Individual, pre-packaged snack boxes, meals and wedding cupcakes in the flavor of our wedding cake will be provided to each guest to avoid food sitting out.

    Spaced tables with seating at 50% capacity organized by guests who live/work together, or those who socialize on a regular basis.

    Individual hand sanitizers will be provided.

    Contactless coffee and hot cocoa bar (besides one staff member wearing a mask and gloves.)

    Larger than necessary dance floor based on guest count for adequate space for those who want to dance.

    Fire pit and lawn games available for more social distancing options.

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  • R
    Just Said Yes November 2020
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    11/28 for me. We are in Vermont (lowest rates in the country) so we are sticking with the guidelines for mask wearing, although we are considered a private, indoor function.

    I have found clear masks on Amazon that we will have for the wedding party and officiant. Everyone else will have their own mask. We actually moved our wedding up in date and downsized the group. We decided we wanted to be legally married during the pandemic just in case there were any medical emergencies. (kind of morbid, but we felt the need to be prepared for anything). Many guests were coming from foreign countries, so we went from 250 to 30. We will do something larger when all the travel restrictions ease up.

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  • Carla
    Just Said Yes November 2020
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    My wedding is Nov. 7th. We decided on a small social distancing wedding (30 guests). No children. Masks are required. But we and our wedding party won't wear any during the ceremony. The ceremony will be live streamed and the champagne toast will be shared with Zoom so that the rest of our family and friends can join us. One of our wedding favors is the personalized mini hand sanitizer. We are having everything a large wedding would have though. I saved costs by making all the decorations and bouquets myself. My seamstress is a good friend and she made my dress and my Matron of honor's dress at a huge discount. My sister owns Vegas Clicks photo booth. So I got that and the photograpghy and videography at a huge discount too. I am so blessed to be marrying the love of my life for the second time.
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  • Vicky
    Just Said Yes November 2020
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    I'm getting nervous we are taking all CDC precautions the wedding is only 26 days away. I keep waiting for a bridal party member to call and say I'm positive. We have had two of the men back out due to Covid concerns. Im located in AZ just outside of Phoenix. Our numbers were dropping until the college students came back.


    We were going to postpone again original date was April 4, but FH Mom turns 90 and due to health issues I worry that if the winter months are as bad as they say with flu and Covid she won't make it. We moved in with her in March to help her recuperate from having a rod put in her femur and pin in her hip.
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