Sympathy to my fellow cancelled coronavirus brides!

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  • Posted: 1 Apr 2020 18:31

    Sympathy to my fellow cancelled coronavirus brides!

    Was due to get married on the 19th of April. Hen do was supposed to be this coming Saturday. Fiance's stag do was supposed to be last weekend. Was supposed to have my fitting a couple of days ago.

    I hate this horrible coronavirus. We also started a new business at the beginning of March so it's been doubly awful.

    My brother proposed to his fiancee in Feb and they got on with things quickly and arranged their wedding this year (October). I got engaged last year and kinda wish I'd also got married last year now!!

    Anyway, the venue and all suppliers have been AMAZING and, thank god, we've not lost any money. We've postponed the date to the end of September, although I'm now worrying that even that won't go ahead (so I've booked a back-up date for April next year).

    I know worrying about a wedding when there's so much worse happening to people is silly, but thought I'd post here where we can all commiserate together. I know I'm not the only one who's had to cancel.

    I'm lucky that all my flowers are dried, but they were delivered the other day and I'm worrying they'll fade. I bought several gifts with the date engraved on - now they'll have to be binned. I keep getting emails from this site telling me how many days left til the wedding, which is a bit depressing! (Reminds me, I'll have to change the date).

     

    So, anyway, anybody else who has had to cancel, I feel your pain.

     

    Anybody with a September date, are you still holding on?

     

  • Posted: 2 Apr 2020 11:42

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    We rebooked from 4th April to 19th Sept, but now thinking next year would be better. 

    In the scheme of things we said we would prefer our wedding to be as we want it, not with limited numbers etc, so we are happy to wait.

     

  • Posted: 2 Apr 2020 14:32

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    Yeah, we'd rather have it all calm and how we want, rather than worry about everything.

  • Posted: 2 Apr 2020 17:58

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    We’ve rebooked from 4th April to 18th October, hoping that will be long enough for this to calm down. 

  • Posted: 3 Apr 2020 8:23

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    I just posted about what dates to postpone too... we just moved from july till end of september, for various reasons in my other post I'm not keen to wait till next year, but yes we are worried about september and h2b thinks we should have waited till next year... added concern for us is h2b is germsn and we live abroad in dubai so 75% of guests abroad including elderly and at risk people so travel is a big concern for us...

    How did you persuade venue to hold a second date?! Our venue have been amazing moving everything at no cost but I suspect couldn't hold a second date for us as they are moving so many weddings at present?!

  • Posted: 3 Apr 2020 13:02

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    Heartfelt empathy to everyone forced to cancel their big day due to this awful predicament that has come upon us. I hope you would be able to re-plan your weddings on a future date. Don't lose hope, and just keep the faith strong.
    ~Sanjeev Nanda 

  • Posted: 3 Apr 2020 16:40

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    SunnyBrownCars88088:

    How did you persuade venue to hold a second date?! Our venue have been amazing moving everything at no cost but I suspect couldn't hold a second date for us as they are moving so many weddings at present?!

    I think because we were due to be their first wedding of this year, and therefore the first effected, the wedding coordinator at the venue has been super helpful and accommodating. Plus we want to get married on a Sunday (our only day off work) and Sunday's aren't too popular I don't think. I rebooked the September date and she said she'd move things around to get us in (the venue does other things besides weddings - they run courses and conferences too), then when I said I was worried for September and asked for a back-up date, she said no problem! Like I say, we've been lucky (!!).

    It would've been my hen do tomorrow. :(

     

  • Posted: 9 Apr 2020 15:46

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    I'm so glad you posted this. Was just seacrhing the internet for some support as im really struggling! Ours was due to be 18th april. 1 week to go :( I feel like i;m waiting for the date to come before I can move on properly. I feel like i;m actually grieving. Havent spoken to anyone other than my H2B about it as feel like there is alot more going on for people right now. I am just so sad. We have re booked for October but I just cant let myself get excited again right now just incase. Trying to look on the bright side of thing but some days it's hard isn't it. x

  • Posted: 9 Apr 2020 21:08

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    It IS a big deal when the day you and your partner have worked so hard for and planned meticulously is postponed, for whatever reason.

     

    It is a kind of grieving, it’s still a loss, albeit less dramatic than a loved one falling seriously ill, or worse.

     

    We are due to get married on 19th September, and I have reservations about whether or not we can go ahead.  Luckily, we don’t need to send our invites out until mid June, so we do have some breathing room at the moment.

     

    our problem is that our chosen ceremony venue is not holding any more weddings after this year, so we might not be able to get married there at all if we do have to postpone.  Our reception venue is a small business, so we are concerned for them, and ourselves, that they might not weather this storm.

     

    Like everyone else, we are keeping everything crossed for a swift end, but realistically, it is going to take months, possibly even years for things to return to “normal”, fully.

     

    We just remain incredibly grateful to everyone who is working so hard, and jeopardising their own health to keep the country running and looking after us all.

     

    Big hugs to all the Brides and Grooms of 2020, and to all who are making our weddings work!

  • Posted: 10 Apr 2020 18:01

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    ExpensivePurpleCakes53263:

    I'm so glad you posted this. Was just seacrhing the internet for some support as im really struggling! Ours was due to be 18th april. 1 week to go :( I feel like i;m waiting for the date to come before I can move on properly. I feel like i;m actually grieving. Havent spoken to anyone other than my H2B about it as feel like there is alot more going on for people right now. I am just so sad. We have re booked for October but I just cant let myself get excited again right now just incase. Trying to look on the bright side of thing but some days it's hard isn't it. x

    Yeah, I'm not getting excited for our new September date. I have a horrible feeling it won't happen. I can't believe our wedding would've only been nine days away. And the weather is glorious too! Gutted. We're still going to celebrate the day somehow - cook a nice meal, dress up nice, take some photos. My fiance is even going to plait my hair for me (I had to teach him how to plait the other day)!

  • Posted: 10 Apr 2020 18:02

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    HappyPinkHair15172:

    We are due to get married on 19th September, and I have reservations about whether or not we can go ahead. 

    My new date is 20th September. I'm worried there will be a "second wave" and it'll fall right on September. Our second back up date is 18th April next year. I'm even worried for that.

  • Posted: 10 Apr 2020 22:39

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    Yes, we’ve had a discussion this morning about postponing.  Our major problem there is that if we can’t get married at our venue before the end of the year, we’ll not be able to get married there at all as they are not renewing their premises license.

    Gutted if that happens, as it’s where we met.

    Our other concern is if our small business reception venue goes bust.

    Headaches and tears all round!

    I’m trying to stay positive and upbeat; it must be SO much worse for medium term couples with June and July weddings, wondering whether or not to postpone now or wait and see if this situation improves. Sword of Damocles stuff, damned if they do, damned if they don’t.

     

    BIG HUGS TO YOU ALL.

     

    Ali xx

  • Posted: 11 Apr 2020 13:17

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    Our date is end June, and we currently feel like we have about 6 alternative plans, based on what regulations will be in place at that time!

    We also have some complex work/housing issues to sort out which will be affected by when we can move/marry, so that's making it even more complicated.  Part of me wishes we could know 'now', but the other part realises that there is no way we can know at this stage that our wedding CAN happen, so knowing know would mean knowing that it can't happen...so then I think I'd rather not know than know it's not happening...argh!

    I can understand why so many summer brides are postponing, but for us, that would be problematic, so we're just hanging on and hoping at the moment!

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