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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  • JAMG
    Just Said Yes October 2021
    JAMG ·
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    Our wedding was supposed to be on 06/19/20, but our venue emailed us yesterday informing us that we needed to postpone our wedding and pick a new date. They are postpoining all of their spring and summer weddings. Unfortunately, the venue (only hosts weddings May-Nov), videographer, and photographer did not have any dates in 2020 that worked so we had to push it back to 05/29/2021. We hope to have a civil ceremony once the city hall is up and running again. Everything moved so fast, I havent had time to process everything. I feel for all the brides that had to postpone or cancel :'(

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  • Sharon
    Dedicated July 2021
    Sharon ·
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    I had a few concerns and originally didn't want to reschedule. We just rescheduled to 9/18/20. After hearing about the number of deaths and illnesses around the country. My concerns are minimal. Hoping that all goes well for your special day
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  • GennyNeely
    Beginner May 2020
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    We are doing the same thing. Private ceremony on our original date of may 9 (if the church will do it) and a 1 year anniversary party. But now my venue is trying to force me into a Friday date so they can schedule another bride for Saturday. Gonna have a fun conversation with them tomorrow. *womp, womp.*
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  • Bajha
    Just Said Yes July 2020
    Bajha ·
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    Hey girlie,


    I’m so sorry! No one expected this craziness to happen this year and it freaking sucks. keep your head up and keep hope.
    My fiancé and I plan to keep our May 6th wedding. We’re in NC, and we’re in a stay at home state, until April 30th. And, luckily most of our family and friends are in NC with the exception of very few. My venue manager and other vendors have been super supportive and caring, they also rescheduled the follow up meetings at the end of April. So we’re praying and hoping we can still keep our date. But we are keeping eye on it and we are going to make a final decision in Mid-April. We hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy! Smiley heart
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  • Laurna
    Just Said Yes August 2020
    Laurna ·
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    My wedding was originally 4-4-2020. And we had to postpone it. I am completely heartbroken. All the money I spent on customized items with our date on them. We already had everything set our wedding was in less than a week. Do I send out new invites for our new date?? Do I replace everything with our old date?? Where do I come up with all that money
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  • Futuremrsn
    Devoted October 2020
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    Hi Laurna!


    Check out Zola - they are offering really inexpensive ‘change the date’ cards that I opted for. After that I plan to just send out new invitations and rsvps. A lot of companies will help you out if you reach out!
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  • Laurna
    Just Said Yes August 2020
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    My wedding to was April 4th, and new date is in August.. how do we get over the heartbreak what do I do about our wedding favors that all day 4-4-2020, or our custom cake knife set we bought from Poland made out of real birch trees or all our groomsman gifts that all have the date
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  • Laurna
    Just Said Yes August 2020
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    Thank you, we used Shutterfly I just emailed them.. what about all of my other customers made and ordered items (our favors, cake knife set made in Poland out of real birch tree, groomsman gift, sign I painted at my bachelorette party for wood painting)?
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  • Futuremrsn
    Devoted October 2020
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    Have you reached out to the person in Poland and explained the situation? Perhaps they can assist you in further action, or hopefully they can work with you on moving further?
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  • GennyNeely
    Beginner May 2020
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    I handmade all of our wedding favors with the date on them. I'm just giving them out anyways. Hopefully, if the church will do the ceremony, it will still be our anniversary, so still relevant. If not, someone said it was something we could all 'remember' anyways. Hope you figure out what works best for you!

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  • Emily
    Just Said Yes March 2020
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    Our wedding was planned for March 28th and we had to postpone till August 1st. March 28th was our anniversary so it was super sad to have to postpone. We went in to the mountains with our photographer and our parents and eloped overlooking the mountains! It was so simple and sweet and would highly recommend doing something special on that day even if you don’t elope. Dancing in the waterfalls definitely made our day one to remember and you should celebrate your love for eachother on your original day regardless! We are still having everything as planned in August and it will be a super special and fun time. Wedding Postponed due to Covid-19? 1

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  • Taneshia
    Savvy August 2020
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    Hi Genesis,
    Have you had to make any alternative plans yet? I'm in Memphis as well and am getting family asking about postponing. My date is in 3 weeks😬.
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  • GennyNeely
    Beginner May 2020
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    Are you guys ready for this?? After a year and a half in contract with my venue, the owner called yesterday to tell me I needed to pick a Sunday or Friday reschedule or an off peak weekend (meaning brutally hot or cold) which i told him was unacceptable because i paid for a whole weekend, not a Friday or Sunday and I wouldn’t do off peak because it also wasn’t what i paid for. I asked him for my money back and he told me it was already spent. Today, my planner called him and he gave us the following options:
    1. Pay an extra $800 for the same date next year.
    2. Pick an off peak date (June, July, August, END December, Jan, February)

    3. Full refund
    So we're starting from square 1. And I'm having a glass of vino to cope. This is a nightmare. 😂😂😂

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  • J
    Savvy October 2020
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    A beautiful story and beautiful scenery :-)

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  • Genesis
    Savvy August 2020
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    Joshua and I are looking for another date now. Our venue is kind of forcing us to postpone, which I get. But, it still sucks...
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  • Natalie
    Devoted July 2021
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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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  • B
    Just Said Yes May 2020
    Betty ·
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    No, I’m going to postpone to either the end of the year or early next year. I finally spoke to the manager at the venue.
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  • Risa
    Savvy October 2020
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    It's such a shame that they aren't willing to be more flexible with giving money back, but still giving you the space. My dad sent me this article (which I very much relate to in speaking with all of you and having a community). However, I think what is really the most uplifting is other brides who already have weddings later out being willing to make sacrifices for us. In the article, one woman is willing to give up her rehearsal dinner space so another bride can have it for her venue. So, I sympathize with us for not getting our dream weekends/having the place for the entire weekend, the right thing here would have been for them to reach out to a bride and at a lower price have you share it. I had nothing but kind and flexible responses about my change, but maybe that's because we're in New York and really in the thick of it.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/fashion/weddings/coronavirus-brides-support-groups.html

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    Just Said Yes May 2020
    Amie ·
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    Wow great will reach out to vista print
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  • Jessica
    Savvy July 2020
    Jessica ·
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    My wedding was April 4th and I had to move it to July 31 st 2020. All of my vendors are good with the change but the invitations I just couldn't afford to do again. I called and texted everyone that was coming and they all know the new date. I am worried that the attendance will go down because it's now on a Friday instead of Saturday.

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