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Just Said Yes July 2021

Postponing April Wedding?

Marie, on December 10, 2020 at 9:46 AM Posted in Planning 8 231
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Hi everyone,

Are any April brides pulling the trigger and postponing their wedding?

My wedding is on April 9, 2021 with the church ceremony in NJ and the reception in Philadelphia. We plan on having no more than 140 guests.
I keep going back and forth of what to do because vaccines will be distributed to healthcare workers next week (atleast in my area I heard they are) and I feel that we are in the bubble of us being okay in April but also hearing different things. I was going to wait to decide but am scared if I wait too long we won’t get any availability for 2021.
How are all the spring brides doing?

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Latest activity by Paula, on February 14, 2021 at 12:01 PM
  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
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    Are your vendors willing to put a soft hold on a backup date for you? That way, you have a backup plan in case things don't work out, but it would also give you a little more time to decide whether to postpone this year or not.
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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
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    I'm carrying on the show. Though, we are only having 3 guests and the ceremony is taking place outside.
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  • Marie
    Just Said Yes July 2021
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    I emailed my venue last night and I’m waiting to hear back. They have soft held a date for me when I was originally was planning (pre-COVID) but i don’t know how long they’ll allow me to hold a date this time since so many are rescheduling in general.
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  • Maggie
    Dedicated July 2022
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    Unfortunately no one knows what April will look like. I imagine the first few months of vaccine distribution will be kind of chaotic and bumpy though, and I think it's ambitious to expect to be able to have a 140-person wedding as soon as April. I'd consider either drafting a smaller guest list or making moves on postponing if you can't imagine your wedding with fewer people.
    Hopefully I'm wrong and we end up turning a miraculous corner with vaccine distribution infection rates!
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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
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    Doesn't hurt to ask them! They might let you hold onto the backup date until either you decide what to do, or until someone else wants to book that date, whatever happens first. I would definitely try to make a decision on whether to postpone by sometime in February.
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  • Izzy
    Just Said Yes December 2020
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    We were supposed to get married 4-24-21, but we postponed to 2022 and are eloping on Saturday with close family instead! We can’t wait a whole other year, haha. I do know some people who are postponing their wedding to April of 2021, though, so I don’t think anyone really knows.
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  • Danica
    Just Said Yes April 2021
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    We are keeping an eye out we had gotten a bigger space to start with and our guest list is already half the capacity. We are giving people a option to watch it virtually! Our higher tech friends are setting it up so people can join us if they don't feel comfortable coming. But the date is important to us so we are holding firm and waiting.

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  • Kelsey
    Savvy April 2021
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    We’re still getting married April 10th. We invited 48 guests and giving those options to attend virtually or in person. Will be requiring masks on the dance floor or when not eating/drinking unless we have clearance not to from the CDC which is unlikely.
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  • Rachael
    Beginner September 2021
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    My wedding was originally supposed to be this past October, but we pushed it to mid April 2021 (for obvious reasons), when we moved the date I asked my venue if we could have a backup date in case April was still unsafe, and thankfully they were willing to accommodate us. So, if our guests are unable to be fully vaccinated by April, then our wedding will be September. For us it's just not worth the risk, too many of our family members are considered high-risk.

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  • Marie
    Just Said Yes July 2021
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    Yeah it feels like April is so up in the air with vaccines starting to come out. Ugh if only I had a crystal ball lol
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  • Erica
    Beginner April 2021
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    We are about 5 months out now with no intention of canceling. We have had 15 people already confirm for out Florida destination wedding and I can't imagine changing it. We are just happy to be marrying each other and if the party is a little smaller that's all right! We can always have a bigger party later!
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  • Marie
    Just Said Yes July 2021
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    That’s great to hear they are able to hold a date for you!
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  • Cheryl
    Devoted April 2021
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    We canceled our April 2020 wedding and pushed it out a year. So now we are getting married April 2 2021. We have no plans of canceling or postponing our wedding this time. Our original wedding for 2020 was a destination wedding in Gatlinburg, but now we are getting married in our back yard and just taking a nice honeymoon to Destin. Im more excited and feel less stressed about the one for next year as I was trying to plan amd coordinate the wedding for 2020.
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  • Michelle
    Beginner April 2021
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    My original date was last April, then July, now April 2021. The wedding is paid for and planned to take place in PR. I’m going to have to be dictated by the island and venue’s limitations. Either way, he and I are going and planning to get married..
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  • Erica
    Beginner April 2021
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    I like the virtual idea as well! I had planned that from the beginning since we are having a destination wedding and my grandparents wouldn't be able to make it.
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  • L
    Just Said Yes April 2021
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    Hi !
    I’m getting married in April 25 2021 and I’m still getting married god welling... No I’m not putting it on hold until the reception hall tells me they are closed fir that month .. plus I’m having everyone take a Covid-19 test before coming three days! So everyone can feel safe .. But it is all up to you ...Good Luck my bride to be ... Yours sincerely Leslie Bride to be !!
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  • Danica
    Just Said Yes April 2021
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    My future sister in law asked everyone to get tested before her November wedding and everyone complied and no one got sick! We will be asking the same!

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  • Alexandria
    Just Said Yes April 2021
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    I've had some concerns of course, I'm in Idaho and we are in stage 2 right now (was at 4 but nobody is wearing masks)- but we are only having immediate family and close friends and it will be an outdoor ceremony with room for social distancing. We will offer hand sanitizer and masks as well. Although really I am hoping the vaccine will become available before April 24th...A girl can dream! But we felt we couldn't postpone again, we already postponed once for over a year (which was definitely the right decision)- but we got legally married over the summer and cut our guest list in half (from 150ish to 75) and we have been together for 8 years. We are just begging to get married at this point. Although if people choose not to come because of the pandemic that is absolutely valid and I will never hold that against anyone. All that I care about really is having my immediate family and his and our bridal/grooms party there. So as long as we have that then we are good! If anything we would cut our list down to that and offer everyone else who was invited to watch a live stream of the event. But as my husband said, on April 24th as long as I get to wear the dress and he gets to wear the tux, that's all we really need.

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  • Ashley
    Just Said Yes September 2021
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    We were supposed to get married on April 23rd, 2021, but because everything is so uncertain we decided to move it to September 10, 2021. Our wedding was supposed to originally take place inside, so we feel that even if things are not totally normal by September, we have a better chance of weather being nice enough for an outdoor wedding in Sept than April in the Philly area.
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  • Jaime
    Beginner April 2021
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    I am doing mine regardless. Our wedding is April 16th in AZ and I live in PA. We are going to be having it no matter what ☺️ The ceremony is outside and everyone can walk in and out the entire time during reception so I don’t feel there is anything to worry about.
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