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Dedicated June 2021

What has covid changed in your wedding plans?

Octavia, on July 10, 2020 at 11:59 PM Posted in Planning 4 160
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I have went complete 360 on planning due to COVID. I feel like I’m starting all over since I have changed so much. I’m curious to hear how much if anything at all has changed for you gals.... ?

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  • Marisa
    VIP May 2021
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    Girl this is so true! I feel like I’ve become more accepting and resilient to change, and more selfless in putting others before what I want.
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  • Fany
    Devoted October 2021
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    My FH and I decided to not have a wedding at all and we will elope. I'm happy with the decision. Less stress and less money.
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  • Alisha
    Super April 2021
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    I have changed my date until next year. Although I wished that I could my wedding in August, it just could not happen.
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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
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    Only the date changed from this October to next October. Everything else is the same (location, time, vendors, decor and plans overall).
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  • Jamie
    Dedicated November 2020
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    Me and the FH have decided to have an intimate ceremony on our date with just immediate family only. This whole Covid ordeal just has too many uncertainties and we’re not willing to lose money that we could be putting into life after the wedding. I’m happy with the decision. No stress on my mental and pocketbook and I’m still marrying the love of my life.
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  • Sarah
    Expert August 2020
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    We changed our date from 6/27-8/2. we will have less guests, our church ceremony had to be private, can’t serve appetizers and other small changes. But we decided that as long as we ended up married at end of all of it, we could make do with any changes!
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  • Jai Butcher
    Rockstar May 2020
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    Our original date was May 9 with 92 people at a venue. It changed to May 16 with 7people in an out door garden and a reception back at our apartment
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  • Molly
    Expert August 2021
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    Covid has changed everything for our wedding our venue screwed us out of a lot of money because they wanted to charge us a transfer fee of $1,000 plus $5 per person Pplus increase the service charge to 22% if we wanted to move our wedding to 2021. Even when they had verbally told us that we could move it for free but because we went to Green phase in our state they said oh we can have it in November and we will have precautions and I said no we don't want it because I'm a nurse I know we're going to have a spike again in November and October because of the flu I said no I don't want it this year.


    They would not change it. So we decided to cancel and in their contract if we cancal they would keep 25% so they ended up keeping $2,000 of our money and anyway.
    So FH and I are now getting married at a courthouse and possibly have a party next year.
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  • Marisa
    VIP May 2021
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    That’s so sad! Also in the green...I was nervous in contacting our venue/caterer to reschedule and they said they would just move the deposit to the new date...fingers crossed 🤞 it works out. We’re meeting with them today!

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  • Marisa
    VIP May 2021
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    But good for you for finding another way! We’re feeling much better with our plans to elope and celebrate next year! We will get married and that’s what’s important right now. Smiley smile Smiley heart

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  • Molly
    Expert August 2021
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    Make sure you get everything in writing!
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  • Marisa
    VIP May 2021
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    We will! So far all of our communication has been through Email, and our coordinator stating they would send a new contract for us to sign. We’ll make sure to comb through it carefully.

    There’s nothing in our current contract about “rescheduling,” only a cancellation policy, which makes me nervous.

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  • Mindy
    Super November 2020
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    Honestly our November 21st wedding hasn’t had to undergo any changes at this point. We only invited 60 people to begin with and majority of which is family. The only concern is that all of our family is coming from different states (mostly Pennsylvania and Connecticut).
    In Virginia we are required to wear face masks inside all public spaces unless you are eating or drinking. If I have to provide face masks for our guests, then we will provide face masks.
    But other than that, I haven’t seen anything that we need to change at this stage.
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  • Super August 2020
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    We postponed our reception to 2021 and we're getting married in a very different (location, food, guest list...) wedding this year. For next year, we may or may not have a ceremony at all. Other than that, I think the biggest change is that we're going to have a cake in 2021 to make it feel more weddingy; we weren't going to as part of our initial plan.
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  • Megan
    Expert May 2022
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    I literally just looked at a venue right before all the covid stuff started, I love the venue for the reception but we still on the fence about putting money down on it because we want to be able to have a reception without as many restrictions. I kept telling myself I could use this time to plan but everything I thought I wanted has changed except I do know I want my reception at the place we looked at.
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  • Danielle
    Expert November 2020
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    Changed our honey moon from Hawaii to colorado

    lots people cancelling their RSVPs just wanting to see what else will change for our Nov wedding.

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  • Danielle
    Expert November 2020
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    Same mine is Nov 14 originally invited 60 and 42 RSVPed yes and a few have been cancelling it since I live in a hot spot and no one may want to come here. I might only have like 15 people and I guess that is okay with me so long as my vendors let me change.

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  • Nicole
    Just Said Yes June 2021
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    We still got married on our original date, May 16th. But it was just the two of us and our photographer at a park. We’re going to have a vow renewal ceremony and our reception with almost all of our original vendors next June. We’re going to keep all of the details of the ceremony and reception the same, minus the fact that it will be a vow renewal instead of a marriage.
    Honeymoon plans changed from a week in Florida originally to taking a couple days off of work to go paddle boarding and get take out from our favorite sushi place Smiley smile
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  • Mindy
    Super November 2020
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    We haven’t sent out any invitations yet. Save the dates went out before the pandemic.
    At this point, we have at least 3 people who probably won’t be attending due to finances or health issues. Flying is ridiculously expensive right now and my uncle can’t ride in a car for 7+ hours due to some of his medical conditions.
    I guess we will see how many folks come. Either way, I’m getting pretty for my FH and marrying him November 21st.
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  • Grace
    Beginner August 2020
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    I'm in the same boat. Was supposed to get married May 30th weekend, w/ a guest list of 250. All of our plans drastically changed. We are now getting married in August and had to scale back the guest list. It has felt like planning an entirely new wedding which has been very stressful. I am finally less than 2 most away and it feels like maybe it will finally happen without any more changes. *Fingers crossed*
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