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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  • Moira
    Just Said Yes July 2021
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    We are supposed to get married on May 23rd in Illinois. I am hoping things are ok by then but we have family that would be traveling in from California and New York. It is important to me that they can be there but I also don't know if it would be worth postponing our whole wedding for 8 people. We have talked with our venue and our vendors but our plan currently is to wait until about a month out to make a final decision.

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  • J
    Savvy October 2020
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    We were scheduled for May 24 and the only date available to us on which all our vendors were available was August 15. Fingers crossed that we don't suffer another cancellation.

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  • Charmain
    Just Said Yes July 2020
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    Yeah I feel your pain! I was planning on getting married on 4/17 in Vegas for our 10 year anniversary. I was devastated when I found out they shut down Vegas last week. I know there are more important things going on but nevertheless still disappointing.
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  • J
    Just Said Yes May 2020
    Jeannie ·
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    I’m in Illinois too and our date is May 22nd. I’m really hoping we don’t have to postpone. If we do, we’ll probably still get on May 22nd. Stressful time for us all! Gotta hang in there!
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  • Arline
    June 2020
    Arline ·
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    My daughter’s wedding is scheduled for June 13-it is still on for now, venue has cancelled up to May 23 but hopes to have events after that. Invitations were supposed to be ordered by now but we are holding off a bit to see what happens. So stressful wondering what to do!!!
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  • B
    Just Said Yes May 2020
    Beth ·
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    Yes, mine was planned for May 16. I postponed it to July because of the Coronavirus.
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  • Cathy
    Just Said Yes May 2020
    Cathy ·
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    May 20th here. I ordered glasses and travel cups with the date and place printed on them. What a waste. Hope I can reschedule to August.
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  • Just Said Yes January 2021
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    I’m just going to text everyone and get a number count for my “secondary” date. Don’t stress, people will understand Smiley smile
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  • Shannon
    Just Said Yes May 2020
    Shannon ·
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    My daughters wedding is the same date and her venue called and said no changes. How soon should we be notified that we have to cancel? Help
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  • B
    Just Said Yes May 2020
    Betty ·
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    Wedding Postponed due to Covid-19? 1
    I just informed my guests we’ve postponed my wedding date but we haven’t selected another date yet. My venue Westbury Manor don’t want to change our date yet. They have asked us to wait until the end of April or beginning of May before we select another date; knowing our wedding was scheduled to be held on May 31, 2020. They stated things could turn around by then. I’m unhappy, stuck but will continue focusing on our safety first. I’m going to contact them again in a couple of weeks... Pray for me please
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  • Sylvia
    Just Said Yes June 2020
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    We have hired an attorney! My Fiancé and I were planned to have our dream destination wedding for June 14th in Riviera Maya Mexico. Due to the border closure and uncertainty we begin to look at options! The travel agent has received over $40,000 in total to date (we told guests to cease all further payments when the agent continued to send invoices) ANYWAY!! This does not include airfare cost guests have paid! We had 98 guests attending and only 6 purchased the insurance! It’s sad For several of our Guests it would be their 1st time out of the US and literally have made payments throughout the year since (May 2019) to afford to come celebrate! The resort doesn’t want to refund the money and wants us to reschedule or give credits! Or we pay a penalty to cancel! We are devastated! I have a summer beach dress & a separate reception dress! I personally purchased the bridesmaids dresses which was $1400! Vendors we’re already paid & would fly out to Mexico such as DJ and photography! I can’t deal we probably will just go to the court house after this! I’ve learned that regardless we are loved and our guests health is the most concern! Good luck to all the brides! God is still in control ! At this point I just cry and pay legal fees!
    #CoronavirusCannotConquerCountdownContinues!!!!!!
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  • Stefani
    Just Said Yes May 2020
    Stefani ·
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    We also are getting married May 23rd..We are having ours in a friend's big barn in Montana. We are keeping our date since it is in an open space, will have around 30 in attendance and only one person is flying over. I hope you are able to keep your date too. A lot of work already goes into planning a wedding and to have to turn around and rearrange is so stressful.
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  • GennyNeely
    Beginner May 2020
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    Our wedding is/was May 9th, 2020 as well. We have just made the decision to postpone. I don't even know how to feel about it. We've been planning 1 1/2 years now...and the only dates available to postpone are during the heat of the summer in South Carolina, which is not even considerable with an outdoor reception. We're thinking right now about still having the liturgical ceremony on May 9th with just my parents and then having the reception on our 1 year anniversary...I just freaking hate this.

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  • Gina
    Just Said Yes May 2020
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    May 9th here. Just emailed all of our guests this morning stating we had to cancel. We have a new date of October 11th. Having troubles deciding if we should go to the courthouse once they reopen for a civil marriage and having a party to celebrate us/vow renewal in October. Or make October a marriage ceremony
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  • Jessica
    Savvy July 2020
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    I was suppose to get married April 4 2020. They told me 13 days before my wedding that i had to postpone it. Now I am getting married on a different date. I had to move it to Friday July 31st 2020. I know this sounds mean, but the date I had originality meant something. I don't know how to get excited again. I still have things that need to get done but now that it is 4 months away i have no desire. Two days before they told me it had to be moved they said everything was good. I just hate whats going on. A friend of mine told me that I should look at it this way. Now everyone that I love and want to be there will be. No one will have to worry about getting sick. So thats what I keep running thru my head.

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  • Futuremrsn
    Devoted October 2020
    Futuremrsn ·
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    Hi Shannon!


    It all depends on the state you live in and what precautions they’re taking. If your area isn’t shut down, that’s probably why they will allow it.
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  • Patricia
    Beginner December 2020
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    Hi All! Our original date was April 18, 2020 but we have postponed to December 6th, 2020. I must say people have been so sweet and kind about the date change. We plan on sending out save the dates and invites again just to be safe. I had a little meltdown but then we rallied and will carry on. As long as everyone is healthy and safe that is all that matters!!!!


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  • Paula
    Just Said Yes June 2021
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    Hello so sorry to hear about your postponement. I agree with some places will/might give a discount. Also using your wedding website and making calls could be something to look in to.

    My wedding is June 12 in Miami. My venue and planner want me to postpone. I’m so sad about this and the venue doesn’t have anything available till March next year or Sunday in August this year. 😩 we are so torn because we want to start our family this July. I’m in my late 30s so we have to get on it. These are tough times indeed.

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  • Paula
    Just Said Yes June 2021
    Paula ·
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    I’m so sorry hon

    I’m in the same boat the venue wants me to move it to a Sunday in August in Miami 😩😩 the next day they have available is in March when I planned on being pregnant. Having a small thing on your original date is nice. Best of luck to you

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  • Futuremrsn
    Devoted October 2020
    Futuremrsn ·
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    Hi Paula,


    I’m 30 as well haha, and we planned for May so we could try for a family within a year or two so we aren’t devastated by postponement - but Zola sent me an email that offers free ‘change the date’ cards for guests. It’s unfortunate some venues and vendors can’t work with people, but I wish the best of luck to you! Maybe a private ceremony and a party later on?
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