COVID19 Wedding Back Up Plan?

posted 2 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 16
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Wannabee

You might be ok in July. Mine was scheduled for April 25 and we are in this weird limbo because some of our vendors are unwilling to refund us if the wedding doesn’t move forward. The majority of our guests are coming from out of town, so we needed to tell people that we are cancelling (despite not knowing for sure) so they could get refunds on their rooms by cancelling before the hotel’s room cancellation deadline. After losing the deposits, we can’t afford to pay more vendors if we decide to replan, so it looks like we will be doing a small, elopement style wedding when this clears up. 

 

Sorry to everyone going through this — so far, every company I’ve had to deal with has been understanding about refunds except my wedding vendors, so I’m sure other brides are getting the same. My florist even called to ask for a second deposit this week! Unbelievable and completely insensitive. 

Post # 17
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Buzzing bee

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lrv23 :  My bridal boutique asked me yesterday if I would like to pay the full amount for my dress now and get it altered when I have my ‘new wedding date’!!!  I hadn’t even told them we are postponing and we haven’t decided that yet (end June wedding, so we are still hoping we might be able to marry with just 2 witnesses) so I was fizzing with rage at the way they just assumed.  I get that they are scared I’ll cancel the wedding and not pay the full amount, but I was in their shop for under an hour, and paid a deposit on one of their cheapest sale dresses.  If I cancel, they get to keep the deposit AND the dress, so I really don’t feel they are that hard done by.

 

Post # 18
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Wannabee

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teaandcake : Wow. That’s crazy. If it’s a small family-owned shop, you might want to grab the dress ASAP before they have to shut down to be safe. Half my bridesmaids dresses still have yet to come in and the dress shop is closed. They basically told me it is out of their hands. Such a mess.  

Post # 20
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Honey Beekeeper

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hrhofstx :  That is for essential travel. Which this is not. 

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee

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lrv23 :  They were closed down later that day (about time too as they shouldn’t have been open under our restrictions).  I’m resigned to losing my deposit anyway, as if our lockdown ends when it is scheduled to, there won’t be time to alter the dress before our wedding.  And if we have to postpone our wedding, we’ve decided that we’ll just go for the most basic ceremony as soon as possible and ditch the rest of our plans, so in that case I won’t need the dress.  

Post # 24
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2020 - Rye, NY

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hrhofstx :  I found this thread very interesting, I am in the similar situation for an August 14th wedding and we are discussing eloping and having the big celebration next year. We don’t have as long travel times as your guests do, but we have a lot of older family and we want them to be safe. Question for you- when you elope, what are you doing about your dress?  I have mine, no alternations done yet, but I think I want to save that for the big day!  

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