Hello everyone! I just got engaged on Halloween and we've decided on an October of 2021 wedding. I'm partially concerned that COVID still might be in full force since it's still going strong now. We don't plan on switching the date because we don't want to wait any longer to be married, so we'll do it whether or not COVID is going on or not, but I'm just worried about people not coming. What are your thoughts on what you think the COVID situation will look like by then? And is anyone else having an October wedding next year? What're your plans?
Congratulations Kayla!! To be honest, we can only pray we have a good vaccine by next fall. We are eloping to Jamaica in the Spring. We are planning a fall reception with the expectation that covid will be gone or very close. Best wishes!!
Congratulations on your engagement! I have a feeling that Covid may still impact things in a year but that hopefully the overall situation will be better and we will be more used to the thought of it...and more people will have had it so there should be more immunity to it. I do think that there is a lot to think about...are you worried that elderly family members won’t come? If so, I would talk with them about it. We know some people who are not planning on being out & about until 2022...crazy, right? I think Covid has made us think long & hard about what is really important to us! I say go for it and get married and don’t worry too much!
Congratulations! Halloween engagements are so cool! We are planning our wedding for the beginning of November 2021 (postponed from November 2020 😕). We are planning full speed ahead, and just crossing our fingers and toes that things are much better by next Fall!
We postponed from October 2020 to October 2021. Nomatter what the world looks like, we will not be postponing again as I will not put our life plans on hold again bc of this virus. I pray that by next fall things will look Atleast alittle better and restrictions won’t be as bad. I’m in NY where things are pretty strict and we can’t have a wedding with more then 50 people and we can’t dance. Everyday I pray that those 2 things will change bc I need to dance at my wedding and it would be extremely difficult to narrow it down. At the end of the day no one can control this outcome and no one knows what life will look like next year. Just have to hope for the best.
Congratulations!!! I’m in November 2021, but we are planning full speed and almost all of our vendors have added the “if covid is gone” disclaimer when discussing things. We are getting married no matter what unless the entire state shuts down, which I’m really hoping WONT happen by next fall. If you want October 2021, I’d start looking now because I know in CT, a ton of the places are already booked!
Congratulations!! Our wedding date is October 23, 2021 and we are planning to keep and continue on with our wedding planning and day without change. It is a concern for me as to what, if any, restrictions there will be at that time as I am really hoping any restrictions will have been eased up and not be in effect by that time. I think it concerns me more than my FH, because he always says "whether rain, shine, Covid or no Covid we will be getting married and that is all that matters". Which I know is true and feel the same way, I just want it to be where we can have all of those special people in our lives able to attend.
No one knows for sure what the Covid situation will look like next year, but if you don't want to wait forever to get married, October 2021 sounds like a good choice. To me mid-2021 seems optimistically reasonable for a readily available vaccine.
The Spanish Flu was roughly two years so if you really wanted the best shot of Covid not being a factor, I'd say wait until at least 2022, but I also don't think you should put off marriage if you really want to do it soon. Just be conservative with your event planning, know the cancelation details of your contracts and what deposits can be refunded and what can't, keep your expectations in check, and have an alternative plan for a smaller event if need be.
Our wedding was supposed to be May 2020 but we rescheduled to June 2021 and will see what happens (we did get married on our original date, but we eloped with only 8 guests and are still hoping to have an actual celebration at some point). I definitely recommend actually getting married if it is important to you, because it's impossible to know when Covid will no longer be a factor at group gatherings, and once you are officially married it will put less pressure on how soon the celebration part can happen.
We’re getting married October 2021 as well. We have been planning as normal, but we have wording in our contracts to protect us in the event that we need it reschedule. At this point, I have no idea if we’ll need masks and social distancing, have to reschedule, etc, but knowing our contracts allow us to reschedule and we have more than one backup plan helps!
I just got engaged too and we are planning October 2021. We are planning a smaller wedding and actually looking to book our venue this weekend because places are filling up fast. I am honestly not worried about COVID next year because I figure we will get married either way regardless of who can’t make it. Also a lot of the venues we are looking at are offering a digital streaming of the wedding which is a nice fall back if things are still bad this time next year.
We’re date twins... Congrats!! 🎃 However we postponed from 10.10.20 to 10.30.21. So we’re in a little different position. Since the postponement extended us to a 33-month engagement, we definitely aren’t postponing again. Of course, no one knows what life will be like next year. But (if the virus is still around) at least, more time will have gone by and the pandemic won’t be as new anymore. So, people will be used to living life under these conditions. But we’ll have masks and other precautions if needed.
Congrats on your engagement! Our wedding date is 10.17.21 and I'm just hoping that life will be more normal than not. I've already had Covid and so have a good amount of my guests so I'm praying it will be able to flow smoothly.