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Ashley
Savvy September 2021

Should i plan as if covid won’t be a thing?

Ashley, on December 31, 2020 at 12:51 PM Posted in Planning 0 30
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So we know covid is stretching into 2021- while the restrictions in NY are 50 max, we could easily invite 150. Our wedding date is for September 2021. Should we plan as if the restrictions will be lifted by that time? Currently looking for venues and giving them count of 50, or should I give my max capacity and adjust if needed?

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Latest activity by Ashley, on January 15, 2021 at 7:35 AM
  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa Online ·
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    I would plan as if COVID won't be an issue, but also come up with a backup plan just in case. Maybe avoid sending Save The Dates to too many people, just in case you need to downsize your guest list to 50 guests. When talking to venues and vendors, check what their postponement/cancellation/COVID policies are before booking. Also check whether the 50 person limit includes vendors or not, since that could change your guest list count (and don't forget to include yourself in the count too).
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  • Dj Tanner
    June 2021
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    I personally would absolutely plan for Covid being an issue. Would you wait until 2022? I signed my contract like a week before this whole Covid thing broke out back before March. My wedding is in the beginning of June. Restrictions have only gotten worse.I really think if you’re not signed into a contract yet, it’s probably better to just plan as if Covid is a thing still or just wait. Unless you don’t mind things like no cake cutting, not dancing, maximum limit for people etc.
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  • Hannah
    Rockstar July 2019
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    I would honestly plan as if Covid is still a thing. Maybe save enough money and ensure your venue can accommodate 150, but I would start off planning with only 50 and then if restrictions are lifted because cases have gone down, then you can add the extra guests. The vaccine roll out is taking a lot longer than they initially projected, so I think those projections of most people being vaccinated and the pandemic weaning by end of 2021 to be a little on the optimistic side rather than realistic.
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  • Michelle
    Master October 2022
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    I agree with this. Have a plan for both scenarios. Save the dates don't need to be sent till 6 months prior and by that time things should be clearer.
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  • Sarah
    Super August 2021
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    Plan for both scenarios. I personally am planning as if there are still covid restrictions for my August 2021 wedding, but thats because I'm not great at switching gears, I didn't want to get my mind set on something huge and then have to change it.
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    Dedicated May 2021
    Ally ·
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    Plan as if you can have the full guest count, but I would at least make sure you know what your venue’s backup plan would be if you have to downsize or postpone. Wouldnt make that decision until much closer though. Its much easier to downsize with short notice than to do it the other way around and try to go bigger at the last minute
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    Master July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    I would plan for your full guest count and then if you have to make adjustments you will be able to later on.

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  • Ashley
    Savvy September 2021
    Ashley ·
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    Thank you! I hadn’t even thought about the vendor count as well
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  • Ashley
    Savvy September 2021
    Ashley ·
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    Definitely! Thank you ✨
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  • Ashley
    Savvy September 2021
    Ashley ·
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    I’m not signed into a contract yet, but I don’t think my FH and I are willing to wait until 2022. I have thought about it however, since we would love everyone there. I’m also not 100% angry at these restrictions bc it’s less food to pay for (am I wrong for that 😭). Thank you! I may be going the route of planning with covid in mind, and also making sure the venues accommodate 150 in case it changes
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  • Ashley
    Savvy September 2021
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    Same here! I think this is the best route for me. I get super overwhelmed with planning anything and while it’s 9 months away, I feel like I’m going to blink and it’ll be September 😭 this will put my mind as ease just a little bit
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  • Ashley
    Savvy September 2021
    Ashley ·
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    Definitely! It would suck if the venue couldn’t accommodate 150 and we’re able to have that much people at that time. Thank you ✨
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  • Ashley
    Savvy September 2021
    Ashley ·
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    Thank you for this! I’m so terrible at planning and I want to make sure I ask all of the right questions to the vendors
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  • Ashley
    Savvy September 2021
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    Same! It’s been less emotionally draining not having my hopes up for more than 50 people
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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
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    I would plan as if Covid isn't an issue and then I would have a backup plan just in case. I'm not sure what the restrictions will be at in September but I feel like they won't be as strict
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  • M
    Just Said Yes July 2021
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    My wedding is in July and honestly hoping Covid wouldn’t be an issue., Booked my venue for 100 guests but at this time not sure what to do.. had my wedding planned since 2019.. already paid in full and their refund policy sucks..
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  • Ashley
    Savvy September 2021
    Ashley ·
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    I’m sorry to hear that! Hopefully it’s not an issue at that time. Venues should have better refund policies especially for unforeseen circumstances like this. Smh
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  • Ashley
    Savvy September 2021
    Ashley ·
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    Thanks, I really hope so! We want to have everyone there and we both have large families.
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  • Gen
    Champion June 2019
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    I would plan like covid is still an issue. Then if things improve, you can always expand your guest list
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    Super September 2020
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    Sadly, the pandemic will still be here and a huge issue. The CDC has already stated restrictions of masks (not sure about venue-specific restrictions) will be here for all of 2021. As far as capacity goes, who knows! It is definitely hard to plan.
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