April Brides — postponing or hanging in?

posted 8 months ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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Newbee

We postponed our planned April 4th wedding until August. We’ve notified all of our guests and everyone was fine with it, most people seemed relieved. We feel confident that postponing was the right decision. 

Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2020

I am May 1st and we aren’t postponing. We are sitting tight right now and hoping for the best! 

Post # 4
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Busy bee

April 3 here. I will make a decision by Friday. We had two couples drop out (less than 50 guests total), and will wait to see on Friday 1.our count 2. Flights (80% of our guests are out of state) 3. Immediate family/bridal party thoughts.

if I were you, I would absolutely wait until about two weeks before. You’d hate to cancel it if it ends up easing up/ not affecting your wedding. If you have a certain date you can wait until to cancel, wait.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2020

April 17th – we’re meeting with our Rabbi on Monday to see if he will even commit to marry us as planned. Our synagogue has cancelled everything for the next two weeks. We’re hoping that he’ll agree to still marry us provided that we cut the guest list down to only immediate family, but we’ll see. In the meantime, we’re just waiting.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

Wait till end of May

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2020

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morgan2bee :  we’re May 2nd and doing the same, here’s hoping 💕

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: City, State

My cousin and his fiancee are still planning on going through with their April 17th wedding, but that’s mostly because everyone is local and it will be a relatively small event.  No one has to fly.  I think that’s a determining factor for many couples who have had to postpone.  

We’ll have plenty of hand sanitizer and practice social distancing.  They’re planning on asking everyone to take their temperature the day of and stay home if anything feels off.  

 

Post # 12
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Honey bee

I think this is a situation where getting married on the original date and having a postponed reception/symbolic ceremony with friends and family is completely acceptable.  

 

 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2020

That’s what we’re hoping to do. We’re thinking we’ll have to cut the guest list from 200 to immediate family only, and doing a reception later this year. But we’ll see, because now we’re probably moving cross country in late May.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

April 4 wedding here, and as it stands we arent postponing. Most of our guests are local/semi local and none of them have concerns about attending (at the moment). However it means we may have to get married without my partners sister(/only sibling/my bridesmaid) 🙁 

We’ve cancelled/ indefinitely postponed our honeymoon though.

Post # 15
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Helper bee

I think the US just announced that events with 50 or more people should be cancelled for the next eight weeks, which will impact a lot of weddings.

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