Tameka
Savvy August 2020

Wedding May 9th what have they decided to do due to the coronavirus.

Tameka, on March 16, 2020 at 8:30 AM Posted in Planning 0 19
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Hi Brides, I'm really starting to get annoyed about this coronavirus situation. Me personally dont think it's such a big deal. As of today they said they advise no large group's of 50 people or more. What I dont understand is that my job has more people then that and we are still working. And I dont see a big deal about having a wedding when everyone that's coming is everyone we know. What are yall thoughts and what will yall be doing.

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Latest activity by SierraToBeMull, on March 16, 2020 at 3:27 PM
  • Jessica
    Dedicated July 2020
    Jessica ·
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    Your wedding is still a little over a month away. A lot can happen during that time! I wouldn’t change your plans unless you absolutely have to.
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  • SierraToBeMull
    Dedicated May 2021
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    I feel the same! My wedding is May 16th and if this gets any worse we will have to cancel not only the wedding but honeymoon and We have been planning and saving up (working our butts off since we are the only ones paying for it) for this dream wedding and honeymoon for over 2 years and everything it crumbling... it's so frustrating!!Smiley cry

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  • Amber
    Master February 2020
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    "And I dont see a big deal about having a wedding when everyone that's coming is everyone we know. "

    Whether or not you know the people in the group of 50 or more at your event doesn't change the risk of spreading the virus. The people you know are probably still going to work as of now, eating at restaurants, going to grocery stores, etc. In other words, still going to public places where they are at risk of getting ill from someone they don't know. So knowing the people in attendance of the event of 50+ people is irrelevant.

    I'm not saying you should postpone just yet considering that this is only in place for the next 8 weeks, but I'm also not so sure that this won't go on for longer than that. I would just pay very close attention in the next couple of weeks. Depending on your state, they may shut down even further. I believe Washington state has shut down all schools, restaurants, and event venues.

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  • Anna
    Super August 2020
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    I'm sorry that the coronavirus "annoys you". It is a big deal. People are dying. In Italy the health-care system is so overrun that the doctors are taking ventilators off of people 70+ to save younger folks. They are making war-time decisions. That will also happen in North America.
    Don't cancel your wedding yet- there's still time to see what happens. But, don't downplay the severity of this virus, either.

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  • Ellen
    Dedicated September 2020
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    We are supposed to get married on May 9th, and we are making the call to push until likely August. We are working with the venue on it, and we will still get married on 5/9 at the courthouse, still honeymoon - just move the party. This is a big deal, and we are not going against CDC guidance.
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
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    I hate to break it to you, but people you know can catch the virus just as easily as strangers. I can’t even imagine how stressful it would be to have a wedding coming up during all of this, but I think you need to take a look at the bigger picture. People are dying. If that’s not a big deal to you, I don’t know what would be.
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  • Tameka
    Savvy August 2020
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    What annoys me is how much people are overreacting yes it's a serious situation that we are in but what people fail to realize is that not everyone is gonna get the virus. And for the people that do have it they should stay home just like if you have the flu. You cant shut down the whole county just cause of one virus.
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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
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    I am so sorry you are going through this. I also understand what you mean. I guess I don't understand why they are considering shutting stuff down when they didn't shut down things for any of the other illnesses and viruses in the past decade. My FH and his entire family work in health care so they don't understand it either. I have said multiple times in the last few days I would love to hit the fast forward button right now because this whole situation to me is just awful and I hate the way people are becoming.

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  • Tameka
    Savvy August 2020
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    Yes I understand that. But yet we are still working together and there is no way we can keep a 6 feet distance from each other. Your right people are dying and people are dying from the flu also. So if the coronavirus would have never been an issue I should have canceled my wedding due to the flu
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  • Amber
    Master February 2020
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    The seasonal flu has a fatality rate of 0.1%. The coronavirus has an average of 4% and a high of about 7.5% in Italy right now, that is a HUGE difference.

    EX) 1,000,000 people with the flu = approximately 1,000 deaths

    1,000,000 people with the coronavirus = approximately 40,000-75,000 deaths

    I'm sorry you don't feel like this is a big deal and maybe it isn't that big of a deal in your area yet. But it's only a matter of time until it will be. Even with a "low" fatality rate percentage wise, the amount of people who are going to rush to the hospital for medical care when they have a mild case are going to prevent the people who actually need the help of healthcare professionals from getting it (the elderly, newborns, those with pre-existing conditions). So even if you or the people you know won't necessarily die from it, spreading it is still going to make matters exponentially worse.

    I totally get the frustration of people "overreacting" because some people are (the ones buying out everything from grocery stores), but people who choose to ignore the precautions set in place by the CDC for a reason are going to be the very reason that this gets worse.


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  • Ester
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    Im May 2nd and don't know how to wrap my head around this. I have been planning for over a year and my FH and I are paying for everything. This is not easy. However, if CDC recommends this, it's for your own good and safety.

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  • Dana
    Beginner May 2020
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    OP- don’t let anyone make you feel bad for being frustrated about this. I’m sure you dreamed about this day your whole life, and like you said you’ve worked your butts of for it, just to have it unfairly (potentially) ruined just two months prior. It’s downright unfair and extremely upsetting!


    I am 5/16 and technically the 8 weeks would end on 5/9 so my date should be okay, but I’m still worried about a lot of guests deciding not to come. We have a backup date of August 2nd (no Saturday’s left for obvious reasons!) And we are begging to seriously consider taking it. It’s really a bummer that what should be a fun blissful time has tuned into a total nightmare.... hang in there. ❤️
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  • Laura
    Just Said Yes May 2020
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    As a bride who just postponed her May 30 wedding, I just got a reality check - some people have to postpone funerals for their friends and loved ones. It sucks, it hurts, I’ve cried (and cried) but im healthy, my fiance and family are healthy and I’m eventually going to have my wedding. My thoughts are with you❤️❤️❤️
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  • Brianna
    Just Said Yes May 2020
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    May 9th wedding here too! Just spoke to my venue & the woman really tried to talk me off the ledge. They are having a big meeting today to deal with the people effected directly by the 2 weeks closure on everything. She said she knows it’s hard to sit tight and wait it out but I have to. She said at the end of the 2 weeks if there doesn’t seem to be any positive progress we will look into postponing. I cannot stop randomly crying and I am not this type of person to act “dramatic” but I am stressed!! Sending positive vibes to everyone this is affecting. Bright side is, no matter where or when we will be marrying the love of our lives!
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
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    I know it’s a sucky situation especially there’s a ton of people who still have to go to work. But I think the fear is we are headed to where Italy is headed and we don’t want that so hence why the idea of social distancing. Hopefully given the shut down of many things it could slow and contain the spread
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  • Kimberly
    Just Said Yes May 2020
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    My wedding is the same day and we’ve decided to keep things as normal until/unless we hear from our vendors that they’re going to cancel
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  • Sharon
    Dedicated April 2021
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    My wedding is April 18th and we are not cancelling. We are just m=going to make it small and simple. It will only be 50 people counting the DJ, caterer, photographer, pastor and day of coordinator. Good Luck everyone......

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  • Ellen
    Dedicated September 2020
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    For what it’s worth, we were able to reschedule our May 9th wedding with no pushback or change fees from any vendors and somehow managed to make August 1st work.... BUT they said they are being flooded with requests - So if you stay on May 9th, and it does not happen, your options for rescheduling may be much more limited in a few weeks.


    It’s a wedding, we cried, but we put it all in perspective. Take a deep breath and be proactive.
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  • SierraToBeMull
    Dedicated May 2021
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    Us too! I have checked with them and they said things are still as planned and they will update us otherwise!

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