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Hannah
Just Said Yes May 2020

Spring weddings

Hannah, on March 24, 2020 at 12:19 PM Posted in Community Conversations 0 7
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So with COVID-19 throwing a wrench in pretty much all spring weddings, what are you doing?

Still going through with it, rescheduling, or going to a courthouse and then celebrating with friends and family with a ceremony and reception later?

We've decided as a backup plan to do a courthouse wedding then doing a ceremony later so our grandparents can see us "get married"

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    Savvy August 2020
    Shveta ·
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    We were originally getting married on May 16, 2020. We are definitely postponing until closer to the end of the year but we're not sure even that is enough time. The closest vaccine won't likely be for around 18 months. And until we stop getting new cases everyday, the economy and our lives will be limited and/or shut down. I guess I'm just feeling more stressed about the fact that so many people are still going along with their weddings. This will increase cases and make it more difficult for everyone else trying to get married. I'm finding myself more and more disappointed in people's decisions to go about as usual. In America particularly, we're very individualistic. Which can be a great thing, but we can't separate ourselves from nature and the reality that each human being's health impacts the other. I've worked in the Bridal/Fashion industry for 15+ years. And everything is always about whatever the Bride wants and whatever makes her happy, the hell with everything else. With that mentality, it's really created a nightmare situation in this country. I think people should reflect on that if they are capable of being introspective and seeing the world and others as an actual part of themselves. With that said (sorry for the rant!), if the end of this year doesn't also happen, then we are considering a court marriage (if the courts are open) and then doing the wedding next year. At the moment we had split our wedding into 2 with half of it being in India (since my grandmother couldn't make it here), and then the legal part being here in May. So we already started my wedding! And in the middle, now we have to pause the events and who knows when we'll finish. On top of that, my fiance and I got out of India right before the madness started here, and now my mom though is stranded in India! I can't get her out and back home. She's eldery and sick. I'll be lucky to get her back home safe and sound by the summer. It just feels like forget my wedding. I just want my mother back safe, and I just don't want to keep hearing about people dying because people don't know how to make sacrifices.
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  • Chelsea
    Just Said Yes April 2020
    Chelsea ·
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    My wedding is supposed to be april 25th. We are supposed to have 125 guests attending. Our venue says we will be fine and to continue as normal. We have a few options. Continue as normal but we both say no. Cancel it and have a small ceremony with our pastor and parents. Or Postpone until next year. We are torn between canceling and just eloping or postponing for a year.
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  • Nicole
    Rockstar July 2020
    Nicole ·
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    I'm so sorry to hear what you're going through. We have a community hub of all our COVID-19 information, including cancellation guides, monthly planning posts, and advice on how to get additional support. I hope it helps you navigate this difficult time!

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  • Cristy
    Master May 2021
    Cristy ·
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    Our date is May 30, 2020. Originally, we had planned to go through with it, because our date fell a good 2 weeks after the shelter-in-place order ends.

    However, I live in California, and now officials are saying they may extend that deadline here. Then, on top of it all, a bunch of our guests (some in the wedding party), are facing travel restrictions from their employers that would make it impossible for them to attend if we had the wedding on that date.

    So, with heavy hearts, we've made the decision to postpone. Because we don't want anything like this to happen again, we are going a full year out from our original date. So, as long as our venue has May 29, 2021 available, that will be our new date!!

    It sucks, and I'm pretty heartbroken over it. Not only have I been planning this wedding for almost 2 years, but I am an older bride (52), and this will be my first (and only) marriage, so I feel like I've waited my whole life for this! Now, to have to wait another year feels awful. I was only 68 days away, and the rug was pulled out from under us.

    But as my mom used to say, "there's no use crying over spilt milk." and she's right. So, I'll pick myself up, dust myself off, and start all over again.

    Good luck to all of you who've had to postpone, cancel, or just scramble around to make it work!

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  • D
    Devoted November 2020
    Danica ·
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    We're getting married this coming Sunday.

    Our ceremony venue has a large outdoor area that we will be using to spread everyone out, and we are having a morning, very small, intimate 10 person event while live-streaming it for everyone who was invited that now cannot attend.

    Afterwards we are having takeout, cupcakes and a mimosa bar at our house we just bought in May as a mini celebration. I'm decorating our house on Saturday with all the decor we were going to use at the reception so we can at least enjoy the COVID-19 version of a brunch reception.

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  • Natalie
    Devoted July 2021
    Natalie ·
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    Hi there, so sorry you are going through this too, you're not alone! I've just posted a lengthy message regarding this issue. I think it would really help you to read it.

    https://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-forums/june-couples-postponing-due-to-covid-19-encouragement/e2e6a03e5635af33.html

    All the best,

    Natalie


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  • D
    Devoted November 2020
    Danica ·
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    We ended up having to postpone, so we pushed to the beginning of November. We live in Arizona and it will be hot until about then.
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