Jamie
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October 2021 Brides!

Jamie, on January 13, 2021 at 5:41 PM Posted in Planning 4 22
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My wedding is scheduled for October 2021 in Bucks County PA. Up until a week ago I was pretty certain we were going to have the normal-ish wedding we had been planning. I was reading articles that weddings in fall/winter 2021 should be good to go due to the current vaccine being administered. Then I was reading other forums that so many brides are either postponing there fall 2021 wedding or having something much smaller. We have a guest list of about 150 people which could likely go down to 125 after rsvp's come in. I'm just wondering what everyone is doing with their fall 2021 wedding. Are you worried? Which month are you focusing in on to make a final decision. I'm ok with masks if that what it takes but not ok with having a guest limit. My venue pretty much has said that for now they can't give us any answers because it's still so early in the year, who knows what the next 9 months will bring. Please give your advice!

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Latest activity by Gbees4121, on January 25, 2021 at 11:57 AM
  • Trisha
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    Hey Jaime, I worry about this a lot too! We are planning on September 2021. Our state is finally picking up on vaccination speeds so I’m hopeful. We didn’t want to have to deal with guest list restrictions and masks so we ditched the indoor venue we were looking at and opted for a large outdoor space. This way we can plan for communal dining or keeping bubbles at smaller tables. A dance floor or some fun background music. That kind of thing. It’s helped ease the worry of COVID but now we get to worry about rain...at this point though I feel like the weather is more predictable than COVID and it’s restrictions!
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  • Jamie
    Savvy October 2021
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    Thanks for your feedback. Our venue for a Saturday is pretty expensive and although they have an area I believe they can set a tent up we chose this venue for the beautiful inside so its also frustrating thinking of spending so much money on a venue but not getting to utilize everything the venue has to offer.
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  • Lisa
    Super October 2021
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    Hi Jamie!


    We postponed our October 2020 wedding to October 2021. My fiancé and I just talked about this yesterday. We are holding our wedding in October no matter what, 100 guests or whatever is allowed, as long as we aren’t in a complete shut down. I saw an article yesterday saying heard immunity won’t happen until 2022.

    We also don’t want to deal with masks and such but that is beyond our control. We aren’t “worried” more frustrated.

    We are in Las Vegas if that helps.
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  • Jamie
    Savvy October 2021
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    Thank you for your feedback, you're right. It is not just worrying, it is a lot of frustration and I did see a similar article. I just feel like by October many (more than 50% of the population) should be vaccinated so I'm so frustrated with the governments control. I feel like by October we should still be allowed to have our 150 guest wedding as long as we are taking measures to be safe (washing hands/sanitizing/staying home if you are sick) I just wish we could make more of our own dec
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  • Gabby
    Devoted October 2021
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    We just started planning for our wedding in October 2021. We started with a 50ish person guest list but we might go up to 75 if we're allowed. We will probably have to wear masks still but I'm pretty confident that we'll be able to have our 50 people there. If we have to cut the guest list any we will cancel the DJ and just do a small dinner party at the venue. As long as there's no major shutdowns we should be fine.
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  • A
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    So hard to tell right now. I feel like masks might be required for a while longer but hopefully other restrictions can be lifted. Can your venue hold a lot more people than you’re expecting or are you basically at capacity?
    No matter what, I wouldn’t make any decisions right now, at least wait until the spring to see if vaccine distribution actually picks up
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  • Jessica
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    I got married in October 2020 with five guests, but I have my reception planned for October 2, 2021 in Maine. We are planning for about 75 people (venue is indoors). We are planning to go forward assuming we can have at least 50. Unfortunately our venue required a 50% deposit so we have a lot of money invested. We want to try for a baby after the reception and I’m unwilling to delay that for a party.
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  • Chrysta
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    I hate that so many of us are going through this frustration and uncertainty. Our original wedding date was November 2020, which we rescheduled to November 2021. Just yesterday FH & I made the decision to postpone to November 2022 (making a 2 year engagement now a 4 year engagement) It’s so disappointing and frustrating! But we both want to have our ideal wedding that we’ve been planning for what seems like forever now. It was important for us to not reduce our guest list, and to be able to hug our loved ones, dance, etc. We just couldn’t stomach the idea of spending soooo much money for a wedding where everyone would have to wear masks, social distance, not dance, and be worried about their health. We want to have a fun, carefree time with our loved ones. So we decided it was worth the wait.
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  • Chantelle
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    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. Our wedding event is a combo of indoor/outdoor. We have a “ballroom” with large window walls with many doors that can remain open (so it will be more airy) that lead onto a large outdoor terrace section. So we will maximize that outdoor space. That indoor part we might just keep the foodies and drinks and miscellaneous there. We’re hoping for the best. Our guests know/understand that guest alterations can take place anytime. October 2021 Brides! 1

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  • Katie
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    What a great layout!! Not only beautiful but versatile 👍
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  • Rabreena
    Devoted October 2021
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    We are getting married October 23, 2021 and have decided that we will not be postponing it. Even with cases on the rise here in NC, as of now, it looks like we will be able to invite everyone we intend to. With our guest list at 130 and our venue able to hold up to 500 guests, thankfully we are still under the the minimum restrictions that NC has in place. We are hoping that the restrictions don't become stricter as we get closer to our wedding date, but hoping that things improve not only here but everywhere for everyone.

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  • Jamie
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    You are very lucky that your venue holds so many people. My venue holds about 240. I have about 150 on my guest list. The thing is our ball room is similar to what Chantelle posted. The one wall is mostly glass with I think 2 sets of doors that open up to a covered veranda. I don't think this venue would consider the ball room an indoor/outdoor combo area but I wish they would. I have an appointment to meet with my coordinator at the venue this Sunday to ask some questions and get a better idea of what my options are but at the same time I'm sure all of us brides are in the same boat hoping that restrictions would lift more and more as time goes on.
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  • R
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    Our wedding was initially planned for Oct 2020 and by June 2020 family asked us to postpone so we did. We postpone our wedding to October 2021 in California. Due to the restrictions, guests can’t exceed 50 and we have a guest list of 150. I’m hopeful with the administration of the vaccine the restrictions will be lifted by then. I would hate to postpone again since we put done a non refundable deposit. we actually decided to elope on our wedding date in 2020 and ready to have everyone come together to celebrate. Because this situation is so unpredictable, I stopped planning and asked the bridesmaids & groomsmen to hold off on purchasing their attire. I haven’t been excited to continue the planning but my thought is I’ll start the process again by April which should give us an idea of where we will be with this pandemic.
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  • Jessica
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    I am an October 16th, 2021 bride! I have been in contact with all of my vendors in regards to what their restrictions are with COVID. As most places are saying, they are going with whatever the state regulations are at that time. My reception venue said I have until about 4 months before the wedding to give them an answer if we would like to move the wedding. We are hoping for more restrictions to be lifted with the vaccine like most people are saying. Either way, we know we are having the ceremony but have talked about possibly moving the reception to 2022. Never hurts to have multiple options in the back of your head.

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  • Kristen
    Devoted October 2021
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    We're trying to get our wedding rescheduled for 10/23. It's the day after my fiance's birthday. All of our vendors are free that day except the DJ. Trying to see if there are any strings we can pull.

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  • Rabreena
    Devoted October 2021
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    10/23 worked for us because it is inbetween or after busy times at work. It is also my Grandfather's birthday, who passed almost a year ago.
    We weren't planning on getting married this year, but when we started looking at venues and talking with vendors they told us if we wanted to reserve them we needed to do it quickly because of all the weddings that had been postponed, due to Covid, so everyone was booking up fast even for 2022.

    Hopefully it will work out for you to where your DJ will be able to accommodate the change to your new date! Good luck!
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  • Kristen
    Devoted October 2021
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    Thank you so much! I think it would be a great day if we can make it work. October is a popular month for both of our families in terms of birthdays and anniversaries. In addition to my fiancé’s birthday on the 22nd, his stepdad’s birthday, which is also his and his mom’s anniversary, is the 5th; his oldest sister’s birthday is the 10th, my sister and BIL’s anniversary is the 11th, their birthday (yes, it’s the same day!) is the 15th, and my fiancé’s nephew’s birthday is the 26th
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  • Arianna
    Devoted September 2021
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    Hey girl!! I just postponed again for the second time. I was June of 2020 and then May of 2021 (we postponed this time unrelated to covid) and we’re now having a September 18th 2021 wedding we’re in Luzerne county with 135 guests being invited. I’m honestly not worried about covid being a problem at that time, covid isn’t going anywhere and I will just work around it and make it work. My venue has already told us that they will be wearing mask (caterer and all) but it is up to us and our guests if we would like to wear masks or not.
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  • Rabreena
    Devoted October 2021
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    Oh goodness, October is a very special and popular month for your family!

    I found it rather special that the one date we could find to make work was my Grandfather's birthday. Was also hoping that it wouldn't bother my son that we picked that month/date because his birthday is on the 1st, so I didn't want him to be upset about us getting married in October, but he is super happy and excited about the fact we picked October. He said that it makes October even more special for him!

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  • Kristen
    Devoted October 2021
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    It’s very special indeed! Honestly, we owe it to my fiancé’s sister that October is even on the table again. She used to work for her local board of elections, and anytime there’s an election, she can’t travel or otherwise take time off within 30 days before or after. That pretty much took October off the table, but then this past fall, she quit her job! (Side note: she’d been wanting to do that for years.) Anyway, that opened up a bunch of new options for us
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