Futuremrsn
Devoted October 2020

Wedding Postponed due to Covid-19?

Futuremrsn, on March 17, 2020 at 11:40 AM

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Hi ladies! I’m so upset that the wedding we planned for May 9 this year has to be postponed because of this worldwide spread virus. Anyone else forced to postpone their original date? My concern is the money I spent on my invites and save the dates, now I have to do it all over again! What are your...
Hi ladies! I’m so upset that the wedding we planned for May 9 this year has to be postponed because of this worldwide spread virus. Anyone else forced to postpone their original date? My concern is the money I spent on my invites and save the dates, now I have to do it all over again! What are your biggest concerns?

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  • Risa
    Savvy October 2020
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    As a person of semantics... yes that's my biggest pet peeve right now. No one is canceling any wedding. It's being postponed. Stay strong. He/she's coming from a concerned/caring place and anyone reaching out to you is.

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  • Rachel
    Just Said Yes October 2020
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    I am in the same situation, my wedding is also May the 9th. Some of my wedding party are coming in from out of state and cannot change their time off at work. I also have elderly parents that would have to drive 12 hours. They had planned on taking a few days to get here and just stay in hotels, that is not an option now Smiley sad
    I called my DJ to ask about if I had to reschedule would he reimburse my total payment, he is only will to give me back my 300.00 deposit. I have no clue what to do
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  • Mandi
    Master October 2020
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    March 28 ---> October 31
    Honestly. I'm so excited. Everyone who we've told that knows me well has basically said "omg, that's perfect for you!"


    Our first set of invitations were carefully chosen. And perfect. And now, we're doing something totally different.
    Just hoping we can still sign our marriage license on our original date.
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  • Maria
    Dedicated June 2020
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    I'm so sorry about it all!! Mine is in June, BUT I got laid off yesterday so I dont even know if I can finish paying for the venue & my vendors. 💔 and I wont be able to afford to love with future hubby if I dont get my job back..
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  • Cassandra
    Devoted September 2021
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    Yeah , agree.

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  • Linh
    Just Said Yes October 2020
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    We also have to postpone our 4/4/2020 date till later this year due to state ban, travel restrictions for family in Europe and general safety of our guests. I don't think you have to reprint everything though, we reached out to guests directly and plan to send our email reminder when the new date is closer. The venue and others have been extremely kind and supportive and help us move to new date without any cost. I hope your experience will be as pain free as possible, and I'm sorry you had to postpone your wedding, I know exactly how upsetting that is! Stay strong!


    Though we still plan to MARRY each other legally on the original planned date of 4/4 ! Perhaps in a park with the sun and ocean and the blessings of some close friends (parents are all not local unfortunately). I think 'wedding' itself is just a day of celebration and that can happen anytime!

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  • Tiona
    Just Said Yes September 2020
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    Hi Everyone,

    To be on the safe side, we have postponed our June 20, 2020 wedding to September 5, 2020. It sucks because that date was very special to us (it's the day we began dating), invitations need to be reordered and reprinted, and I'm a teacher so a summer wedding was ideal. However, I'd rather my guests be comfortable and having fun than being paranoid and uneasy during our event! Lol. Good Luck!

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  • Gabrielle
    Dedicated September 2020
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    All bars and dine in restaurants were shut down until 31 July, so we were worried it would also apply to our wedding date of July 4


    But they amended the ban to be lifted on 30 April instead.We're closely monitoring the situation both here and in Canada, because I had family coming in.
    If we're forced to postpone we will most likely get married at the courthouse if we can, and have the reception at a later time.
    Our first case of COVID-19 was reported only about a week ago so we're all just waiting to see how it pans out.
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  • Darlene
    Beginner August 2020
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    Yes, absolutely me too! So, sorry that you have to resend invitations again! That's costly! What about the venue? Does the cotract allow you to change the date without any loss of the deposit? Mine has pretty strict commitments and demands. Our wedding is August 16 2020 and you would thing there's some extra time but really there isn't. They may delay the school year being out untul May. My lease is up on May 31. Im suppose to move to Northern California to be with my finacee and get a place and get married! I'm press with time and this COVID-19 is not leaving anytime soon! When should I send out invites? I read at least 6-8 weeks. Is that too close? Anybody any advice or encouraging words?
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  • A
    Beginner July 2021
    Amy ·
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    I’m so sorry for all of you that have had to postpone. We are in that gray area where it’s not clear what to do yet - we are scheduled for July 11. But, we’re in WA where things first hit in the US, so we have no idea what to expect. We sent save the dates a while back, but not the invitations.


    I have talked to my venue about what if’s and they are being really reasonable if we want to postpone or cancel. I feel very lucky. If your venue/vendors aren’t sympathetic, see what your contract says and whether it has a “force majeure” clause in it that would excuse either side from performing its obligations under the contract under certain circumstances. It usually applies to things like war, riots, earthquakes, hurricanes, acts of nature, etc. and I’d bet you’d have a pretty good argument that this fits. Not that you want to get into a legal battle but it helps to know what rights the contract affords you if someone is being unreasonable.
    I really hope that things work out well for all of you and that your weddings are everything that you dreamed of and more.

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  • Futuremrsn
    Devoted October 2020
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    Hi Darlene!


    Our wedding was set in Pennsylvania for May 9, but we just officially rescheduled for October 4. Our venue was very helpful in this, understanding what’s going on. There was no charge or anything like that, thank goodness! We sent our invites out 2 months before the big day - now we have to send out new ones eventually. I think you might get lucky with an August 16 wedding, I honestly think we might have a few more weeks of this virus and then by summer it should go away
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  • Darlene
    Beginner August 2020
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    Brittney thanks for the heads up and encouraging words. May your specisl day _
    (Octorber 4 2020) be precious to you and your soon to be husband and family!! Blessings stay safe and well!!
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  • Savvy September 2021
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    Ugh I'm sorry. I don't imagine that's much fun. Seems a lot brides will be going through a lot of this soon. Such a bizarre things no one ever imagines they have to plan for. Hang in there

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  • Savvy September 2021
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    Wow, that's awesome! Great to know and good on you for asking.

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  • Kat19
    Savvy April 2020
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    Wait - FREE?! I reached out to minted as well and they offered to reprint and take 75% off my original order. I got an incredible deal (less than $90), so I am not complaining - and plus, I know how badly this must be affecting their company as well.

    But free is amazing. Good for you! I'm glad minted is thinking of ways to help their customers during such a terrible time that is no doubt impacting the wedding world. I had not planned to reprint invitations the next go round, but I couldn't pass up such a thoughtful discount.

    Thank you, minted!!!

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  • Maiko
    Just Said Yes March 2020
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    We were supposed to get married on 3/28, but we obviously postponed it. The marriage bureau here is closed indefinitely, so we can’t even have a civil marriage! Its so nice to see other people here share the same experiences, b/c honestly, I feel guilty feeling disappointed about our postponement while there’s a pandemic taking place.


    We’re still not sure when to reschedule to —- I mean, will we still be in the same state of limbo in the summer? Will the virus come back in the fall? I slightly feel defeated.
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  • G
    Beginner May 2021
    Grace ·
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    My wedding was scheduled for 5/30/20 in NJ, which is now under lockdown, and the venue is super close to NYC. We decided to go ahead and postpone, but the only Saturday or Sunday available in 2020 was 8/9/20, so that's what we're going with because we don't want to postpone to 2021. I'm hoping that things will have calmed down enough by then for us to proceed with our rescheduled wedding, but you never know.

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  • Kristin
    Beginner June 2020
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    That is still a great deal! Take it.

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  • Roshelle
    Dedicated October 2020
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    I’m so sorry to anyone who has to postpone their amazing day. I’m crossing my fingers that all will be well soon. My special day isn’t until October but the freak out is real especially when my aunt is already asking if I’ll cancel my wedding and it’s March. Like wth?! Honestly I feel she only asked me cuz her comedy festival is that same weekend 😒Wedding Postponed due to Covid-19? 1

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  • Rachelalynne
    Just Said Yes May 2021
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    May 16th to August 6th.

    Military family were restricted to travel until July 1st

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