Anyone getting married in the fall of 2021 in NJ? I have my venue set at Addison Park and basically everything else in place except bridesmaid dresses and flowers. I have my invite layout done and I’m working on getting my save the dates. I am still concerned that November is going to have restrictions and I’m not sure what to do or how to feel. I was going to see how things went before sending out save the dates because I don’t even know what the capacity will be in November. Is anyone else getting married at Addison and or in the fall in the same predicament ? Covid planning is too stressful 😭 I’ve always wanted a big wedding and I’m praying things will be somewhat normal by then ? I don’t know....
I am getting married October 2021 and feel the same. We have approximately 150 for our guest list. Our issue is our venue has a spending limit for our wedding. We have to spend a certain amount for a Saturday wedding which seems like it will be super overpriced if we are limited in the amount of guests we can have. I am currently going to my venue this Sunday to discuss some more things in person such as how they handled the wedding they hosted this past summer and fall to get a better idea of what my options might be of we still have to follow covid restrictions. I am getting married in bucks County PA. I'm very stressed and not really wanting to postpone at all. We will have been engaged for 2 yrs by the time of our wedding. I have decided to hold off on sending out our save the dates until march/april... I also told my fiance we need to come up with our #1 guest list and a backup smaller guest list and see what the restrictions look like in the future. Postponing is really not an option for me. Good luck!
Hello! We are a Virginia October 2021 wedding! We are getting married no matter what. We sent our save the dates this month (January) and our current guest list is 90ish people.
Right now Virginia has 10 person cap for events. Granted it is currently winter/flu season with spiking COVID cases due to recent holiday gatherings and outings. I recently got vaccine and it has helped me be hopeful that the vaccines will help throughout 2021 and event restrictions will lighten up. That being said, the vaccine being available to the entire population and our communities developing substantial herd immunity will take some time. We are planning as if October 2021 will be somewhat normal.
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Jaime I agree ! I really do not want to postpone. Our venue, in normal times, has a 150 min for guests and a 200 max. I hope we can have our normal weddings! Or at least, close to normal where it doesn’t seem like a covid wedding. I just hate the unknown, this is supposed to be such a happy time and this is honestly so stressful it’s hard to enjoy it.
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Chantelle I have been planning the same. I believe NJ has a 10 person cap right now for receptions but the wedding ceremonies can have 125. I am just hoping by next fall it is somewhat normal ?!
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I’m getting married Nov 12th we asked our venue to add a clause to our contract in which they agreed we to waive the food & beverage minimum that they have if covid regulations caused our guest count to go lower than that minimum . Did you ask you venue if they could make an adjustment?!
My date is November 12, 2021 at a NJ venue. When booking, we made sure that they stated it in their contract that we can push the date 6 months and they dropped the minimum required guests down. We are very grateful for their understanding and are hoping (and praying) for the best! I'm sending my Save the Dates out in the next week or so... Unfortunately, things are out of our control...we can only control the things we have control over. I'm just going to plan accordingly... 🤷♀️
We got married already but we are having the reception late November. Even without covid it's only going to be about 100 people in doors. My husband thinks that late Fall/early Winter weddings will happen as normal but Ms.Doom and Gloom me thinks it won't.My advice is be upfront with people and communicate openly with guests and vendors. We paid off most of our vendors and told them the date could change in the future. They don't really mind since we paid them. Two guests told us they wouldn't RSVP until a month before. I think even in the best of times,that's very rude to say. I understand the concern but that hurt. The wedding ceremony was for us( we got married by our town mayor and had an outdoor BBQ of 8 people including us) and the reception is for our loved ones. We would never do anything to endanger them.On our save the dates we did leave a note that the date would change if we couldn't safely have the reception. I've been contacting people asking who has their vaccine(check in with people in general,you don't know how they're handling the pandemic). We made it clear that everyone has to be tested prior to the event.If they were potentially exposed,they can't come even if they RSVPd'. We plan on allowing guests to wear masks and everyone will get their temp: checked. Most of our guests are vaccinated or had covid already. The seating arrangement is set up to include guests who are either part of the same household. If not,people who had covid already or those vaccinated would be sitting together. Anyone with higher risk for covid complications won't be invited but we would still do something special for them.We're trying to be hopeful and realistic. I suggested to my husband that if we have to send out change the date cards,it would include a picture of us wearing our bride and groom plague doctor masks. We've been talking about asking guests to wear their best pandemic fashion and maybe have a contest who wore it best. It sounds dumb but I hope they can get some fun out of it.Be hopeful but realistic. I hope all of you can having the weddings of your dreams.