Should I cancel/ postpone my August wedding

posted 2 years ago in Emotional
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  • Post # 16
    837 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2020 - Hampton, VA

    I have an early August wedding planned, August 8. I am not doing anything yet. It’s way too soon to make any kind of call. I also told my fiancé, even if it is just me and him dancing in the venue, I’m still having my wedding day! haha

    Post # 17
    6296 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think at this point most venues/vendors aren’t even talking about moving dates until it gets much closer. Everything is just too unknown and we don’t want to see couples move their date for no reason, only to have everything be fine when the origional date rolls around.

    Post # 18
    65 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2020

    I’m getting married at the end of June and even I feel like it’s too early to make a call. I’m planning on reassessing in about a month.

    Post # 19
    157 posts
    Blushing bee

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    oceangirl40 :  This is not the case in the U.S. Numbers are lower than they really are because testing is not what it should be. In most cases only the most vulnerable or very most likely (for example, was in contact with another confirmed case) are being tested. My county straight up ran out of tests. 

    Post # 20
    974 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

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    revonue :  I didn’t say number of cases but number of hospital beds being used.  At least in my state, if you go to the hospital with difficulty breathing, and a fever then you are tested.  I’m sure there are a lot more people who have it and are riding it out at home.

    Post # 21
    159 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2021

    August 22, 2020 bride here!

    I have been having doubts as although our wedding is only 26 people including the bride and groom, many of our bridal party members work on the front line. However, mirroring previous posters, the situation is changing daily and, in turn, I will be waiting until June to reach out to vendors.

    Stay strong, bee! ❤️

    Post # 22
    216 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2021 - Smoky Mountains

    We went ahead and postponed. Our situation is different, originally scheduled for December 2020. We are postponing until December 2021. We are choosing to be very proactive about it now as we don’t want to wait too long to make these decisions based on just what we hope for things to be like in six months.

    Our reasoning is more about the longer term impact on people’s lives. Almost all our guests would be traveling to our wedding, and many people are being financially impacted right now due to the downturn in industry. We don’t want the act of coming to our wedding to be a financial strain on anyone, as it can take a long time for people to recover financially if they fall behind on things. We feel that postponing a year from our date should hopefully allow for the world to reach a “new normal”, one where the pandemic is gone, people are free to gather in large groups, a our friends and family to feel like they have job security/financial stability again. 

    Post # 23
    630 posts
    Busy bee

    Please don’t rely on summer to stop the virus… there are many countries (Southern Hemisphere already in summer) as well as those that are just generally hot all year round that have been overwhelmed by the virus

    No I don’t think you’ll be having a 200 person wedding in August but up to you whether you get married then in some capacity

    Post # 24
    188 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    Late August wedding here, with about 50 people we’re looking to invite, 20% of which may be traveling. We haven’t made any changes to plans yet and are just waiting to see how the situation is going to unfold over the next couple of months. But we’re leaning towards getting legally married this year no matter what – we’ve just closed on a house and we’re just eager to move on to the next phase of our lives. If we do have to go with a small civil marriage this year, we’ll have the reception at a later date so that our family and friends can join us in the celebrations and photos.

    Post # 25
    555 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2020

    My friends who are getting married – June – August – cancelled or are thinking of cancelling but they are in Europe and Canada, not USA. They are mostly cancelling because lots of their guests are telling them or hinting them they might not come if the situation doesn’t get better.

    I would stress myself too much over it so I would rather cancel but it’s me

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