Post # 1
My wedding was in June, and now it has been changed to September 1. My fiance’s job is striking close to the time of the wedding, and all vacations are cancelled, otherwise termination can be a risk. He isn’t striking, but because some of the affiliates of his company are striking, he works longer hours and more days of the week. It could possible go until the wedding, or it may not. My fiance’ says that the strikes have gone between 2 weeks and 2 months. I rather change it now before anyone pays money that can’t be refunded or re-appropriated.
I was able to change my date with wedding and reception venue without being negatively affected, but I am still so sad. In my head my anniversary has been in June. I have told many people, but not everyone. I am going to make the rest of the calls today. So far everyone has been supportive, and no one has done anything irreversible. A couple of people had to change their vacations. I am so sad, and I hope everyone understands. These calls are so hard to make…
Post # 3
Did you already send out the invitations? Im sure people will understand. Its better to play it safe, cause who knows what could happen. I really wanted to have mine in the summer, but with my FI’s and my work it wasnt possible, so were having a sept wedding too!! Dont worry about the date, just think about how much fun you’ll have!
Post # 4
I’m so sorry. That is sooo hard. We had a June wedding date and had to change it to October (for other reasons). It was really really hard for me to let it go (the June date) -but, eventually I did. Actually, on the supposed to be wedding day I actually forgot until later (all day I had that ‘what am I supposed to be doing today’ type feeling – and it wasn’t until later that evening it dawned on me).
I hope that in time you’ll be able to embrace your new date. I just wanted to tell you I understand and it IS possible! HUGS – I know it’s not ideal – but I think what you guys decided is so wise considering his job situation.
Post # 5
It’s healthy to mourn the change and the loss of your vision of yourself as a June bride. I’m sure you will be able to move on given some time.
Post # 6
I’m so sorry. 🙁 Maybe jumping into the September boards will help you feel a bit better about the date change.
Post # 7
Thank you everyone. I need all of the support I can get.
@Ashley_B: I didn’t send out the invites, but I did order them. That is a small fortune. I am primarily worried about my guests finances and ability to attend the new wedding date.
Post # 8
I always thought I would be an August bride, but that was two months away from when we got engaged, so it became November…the latest possible date we could do it (DH is Navy).
Post # 9
We had originally planned a bigger January wedding and due to finances pretty much had to cancel and have a smaller March wedding. It turned out lovely, although I would be lying if I didn’t say I imagined how our original January wedding would have turned out.
It was super hard when the original wedding date came along so my husband and I made sure to fill the day with wedding plans and time together. After our March date came though, it didn’t seem to matter as much anymore and getting to the new wedding date definitely helps a lot.
Post # 10
Thanks everyone. I certainly needed to hear about everyone else’s experiences and support. I will definitely take the advise about keeping ourselves busy on our original wedding date.
Post # 11
I had to this past Aug bc my job loss and we were supposed to be married this March I have always dreamed about spring and now I have a Dec. wedding…. I am totally doing spring colors though now!! I dont care!! I am sad but still have my garden venue and colors and now my dream dress!! The only thing I dont have is the month but hey… its ok now!! THe date doesnt matter to me now! Just today I decided this after trying to switch the date but venue said I cant… so I am going with the flow!