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October 2020 Brides, are you postponing?

Jamie, on June 14, 2020 at 8:09 PM Posted in Community Conversations 0 17
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I wanted to get married this year but then .... this pandemic happened. Who is still getting married this year? And who is postponing?

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Latest activity by Elizabeth, on July 28, 2020 at 10:41 AM
  • Michelle
    Super October 2020
    Michelle ·
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    I’m not as of now since Ohio is now allowing dancing and wedding receptions as long as you social distance. Before they didn’t allow dancing or leaving your seat but people complained lol so they amended guidelines.
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  • Abby
    Beginner October 2021
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    We are postponing a whole year. My dad and sister are both high risk for covid and live 1400 miles away. I asked them a few weeks ago how they were feeling about traveling here for the wedding and they said they didn't feel comfortable. My dad raised us as a single father since I was 9, there is no way I'm getting married without him by my side. We are talking about the possibility of us traveling to him to have a really small ceremony to get legally married this fall, but we are still figuring out if we can do that and have it be safe and enjoyable for everyone.


    It's a tough decision, I would check in with people you wouldn't want to miss your wedding and have an honest conversation about how they are feeling.
    Vendor wise, our photographer is charging us a $200 fee to change the date....she was really nice and explained her reasoning and she was the cheapest I interviewed....even with the extra fee. My caterer is a chef at my work who does catering on the side...she's not sure about committing to something so far out and is encouraging me to look for alternatives, so that is kind of a bummer, but we have time to figure it out.
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  • Futuremrsn
    Devoted October 2020
    Futuremrsn ·
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    10/4/2020 here, postponed from May 2020.
    No plans to postpone at all! My venue has been very accommodating and mindful of current events and assured us our wedding is still happening. We are getting married in PA, so by then we will have the green light anyway.
    I hope everything works out for you this October!
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  • Mercy
    Savvy October 2020
    Mercy ·
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    My weddings 10/24/2020 and we’re not planning on postponing. We’re almost done planning and our venue is opening back up next month. I expect less guest but I don’t want to wait any longer than I have to Smiley smile
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  • Katie
    Savvy October 2021
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    We are 9/1/2020 in Europe (Italy) and are not planning to postpone(given restrictions are lifted as planned). We were on our last payment when covid hit and the only way to “save” our money is to go through with our dates or postpone. Our only option for postponing was late October 2021 or 2022...wayyy to far away and we cannot put ourselves thru this emotional roller coaster any longer! We have accepted that we will have less guests and our wedding will not be what we imagined. But that’s the fun of it (that it is unpredictable) and we’ll be married this year and never have to worry about our wedding again!! Haha, we always said we wanted our wedding to be an “experience”...boy Covid has already knocked that out of the park...
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  • Renee
    Super June 2020
    Renee ·
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    We postponed from June to September. Still got married on our date.
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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
    Sexypoodle ·
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    Up until the last week, we hadn’t planned to postpone at all. But as we inched closer to the 90-day window, we needed to have a final conversation. After taking an honest look at reality and weighing out the pros and cons, we decided to push the wedding out a year to next October. Some of the main points we considered were: Our wedding location... the virus is still very much present... states are opening up while the numbers are still rising... protests occurring with people intermingling, which will also increase the number of cases in the next few months. So, in our situation, there was just no way that we‘d be able to effectively host a 3-day destination wedding weekend in Las Vegas. It also didn’t feel respectful to our guests who have to travel and book rooms (on our behalf), only to have a weekend full of restrictions and discomfort. So we now have 16 months to go. By then, life might not be “normal” but at least more manageable.
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  • Marissa
    Expert October 2020
    Marissa ·
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    My wedding 10/10/20 and not planning on postponing or canceling! Each person's wedding is different and there are so my factors. For my wedding, I'm inviting about 40 people and the venue location is in a rural county where there are not a lot of cases. I'm in CA and we're just now moving into phase 3 where weddings are listed under this phase, so I'm feeling pretty hopeful about mine!

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  • Trisha
    Super October 2020
    Trisha ·
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    Ours Is 10/17 With 60 Guests In Virginia. We're Planning As Normal And Aren't Making Any Major Changes Unless Our Venue Makes Us.

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  • Ingrid
    VIP October 2020
    Ingrid ·
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    We're still on for 10/9/20 in Jamaica.
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  • Talia
    Super October 2020
    Talia ·
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    10/10/2020, Hoping we're in the green phase soon since my bridal shower got postponed from June to August. I'm also in PA!


    Good luck OP, as of now we are still on!

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  • Sarah
    Savvy October 2021
    Sarah ·
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    We are scheduled for 10/3/2020 in California and are totally unsure of what to do! We have a back up date in Oct 2021 that our vendors are kindly holding for us for now. We will be making the final decision on whether or not to postpone in mid-July, before ordering invitations. I really don't want to postpone, but a lot of our friends / family would be traveling and might not be comfortable putting their lives at risk. We also don't want to have a wedding where people wouldn't be able to dance or hug at the reception.

    We have cut our guest list down from 125 to 85 in anticipation of a 100 person limit (85+vendors = 100), but this was just a wild guess. No one knows what the regulations will be come Fall. Dr Fauci and other health experts keep saying there will likely be a spike in cases later this year which is concerning as well.

    My FH and I decided that no matter what, we will get officially married (even if it's just at the courthouse) on our original date. And that makes me feel better Smiley smile

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  • Rachel
    Just Said Yes October 2020
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    We're not postponing our 10/10/20 wedding! Planning a wedding on this popular date was stressful enough, I refuse to fight with the 2021 brides for vendors, haha. Our venue coordinator feels confident about our date, so we do too. I already did not expect most of my family from Iowa to come to NC anyways, while my fiancé's family all lives decently close, so I'm not worried.
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  • E
    October 2020
    Elizabeth ·
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    My daughter’s is also 10/3/20 in California (OC). The guest list is 65 people, and the invitations are already printed, but we’re very unsure with the current restrictions. I was wondering if you’ve decided to postpone yours and if not, when do you think you’ll decide by? I don’t want to spend the money to send out invitations only to have to then send postponement cards.
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  • Christina
    Savvy September 2020
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    We postponed from June 26th 2020 to September 26th 2020 for a small ceremony. We decided to have the big reception next June 2021. Everyone that we have worked with has been very accommodating along the way. We are now hoping for the most normal wedding day come September.

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  • Sarah
    Savvy October 2021
    Sarah ·
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    We decided to postpone to Oct 2021. We sent out a postponement card to all of our guests via email.

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  • E
    October 2020
    Elizabeth ·
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    Thanks Sarah.
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