RomanticGoldBridesmaid22871
Newbie Bride July 2021

July 2021 wedding

RomanticGoldBridesmaid22871, 19 May 2021 at 22:29 Posted on Wedding Planning 3 42
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Wondering if there is anyone else getting married in July just feeling totally hopeless about the whole thing? Our date is 17th July and always has been since we got engaged in July 2019. I just find I can't get excited about the wedding at all and I think I'll be devastated if we can only have 30 people. I tried to postpone our date to 2022 at the end of last year but my venue told me I was being ridiculous as everything would be fine by Easter lol ! Now the venue is fully booked until 2023! I just want a normal wedding like all my friends and family had!

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Latest activity by Amy, 16 June 2021 at 19:53
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    Newbie Bride August 2021 Co Londonderry
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    Hi

    I feel exactly the same! I am getting married in the beginning of August (3rd date for us) and beginning to lose hope. We were so excited a few weeks back when it looked like we were on track for for a normal wedding, but now i'm getting a sinking feeling that this won't be the case - it looks like social distancing and masks will still be in place. We are coming up to the point where payments are due and i feel like we are throwing money away! We had most of our rsvp's in last year but getting no response from a few guests and have had close family drop out. I don't think i could face another postponement (and doubt our venue are available) we have lost so many supplier deposits already when they weren't available for new dates. The not knowing is so tough! I'm hoping we will be able to have more than 30 with cinemas and the theatre being open now, fingers crossed xx

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    Newbie Bride August 2021 South East London
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    Hi

    I feel your pain. Even before Covid I wasn't really enjoying the wedding planning, so by now I've lost all excitement. Ours is August and we've already postponed twice. I can't face going through all that reorganising again, so we've decided to just go ahead this time even if there are still restrictions. It will be really disappointing though. We've been told we can only have eight guests for the ceremony if social distancing is still in place because of the size of the room we've booked, so we're facing having to tell most of our guests to either wait for us outside or only come for the reception.

    I'm still quite hopeful restrictions will lift as planned though. Now we've got effective vaccines and most people will have had them by 21st June, I don't see what further goals there could be for opening up fully, and they can't keep the restrictions forever.

    Fingers crossed for us all!

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    Dedicated Bride July 2021 West London
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    Our date is July 24th.
    With this variant on the rise I'm concerned about numbers, peoples safety ..........
    I think we will.plan for 60 and if we have less we have less. Either way we will get married. I'm just hoping that weddings don't get cancelled. It's such a difficult time
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  • RomanticGoldBridesmaid22871
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    That is very true! If the vaccine isn't the way out does that mean there is no way out?? With 70% of adults having had a jab surely we can get our freedom back.
    We are going to go ahead if it's only 30 but that will mean uninviting 60 people which won't be nice. Its taken all the shine off the wedding. Plus we can't have hen or stag do's because of the restrictions and timing either, can't see anyone wanting to do something only a couple of weeks before the day if restrictions have lifted by then.
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  • RomanticGoldBridesmaid22871
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    It does seem really inconsistent that weddings are subject to such a low number of guests when other venues can have many more. They've removed the limits on Funerals as well I think, so it just doesn't make sense to keep them for weddings. I'd be happy with even 50% capacity at this stage as that would mean all our key people could be there. It's the not knowing that is killing me though.



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  • RomanticGoldBridesmaid22871
    Newbie Bride July 2021
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    What are people doing about honeymoons? Ours has been booked for a year and we are meant to go to Italy a couple of days after the wedding. I was all for going even if its still Amber as I can work from home (haven't been in my office since last March!) but all these recent comments about only going to Amber countries for exceptional reasons has made me a bit unsure. I've been dieting like crazy to look my best for the wedding and I'm dying to eat my body weight in pasta on our honeymoon!
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  • April21Bride
    Rockstar Bride July 2021 West London
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    We get married on 10th July. Because of the inconsistencies and changes to travel restrictions we’ve decided to go to the Lake District for a week (we go up the day after our wedding).
    Seems like most of the U.K. is intending on going to the lakes or Cornwall 🤣- gotten really pricey! We’ve got a beautiful cottage with a outside hot tub in walking distance to a private beach. Suddenly feeling more hopeful for everything x
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  • April21Bride
    Rockstar Bride July 2021 West London
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    We get married 10th July and after doing our tasting, finalising floral displays and having a photographer walk through I’m feeling more excited.


    However my venue coordinator says Matt Hancock has committed to providing all the reception details by 14th June but my venue has said keep planning for full numbers (we have 50 guests) and have a DJ on hold awaiting an update on dancing.
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    Newbie Bride August 2021 South East London
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    We booked our honeymoon to Italy too! But because we were supposed to get married last year we've actually already been on it as we weren't able to move the dates. I would hold off on making any decisions yet. Italy could well be added to the green list by the summer. You could always book a cancellable honeymoon in the UK in case you can't go.

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  • ExpensiveYellowFlowers59881
    Newbie Bride June 2021
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    We also get married on July 24th. Spending this weekend meeting with venue, church, dj etc and was starting to feel excited but now feeling rather depressed with the idea that we may have to delay again. We have lots of guests that have booked hotels that would lose deposits. We also feel like time is ticking as I am 28 and we want a baby shortly but desperately want to get married first.
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    Newbie Bride July 2021 Cheshire
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    We’ve got the same date and numbers. I’m starting to plan for possibly having to reduce but definitely going to get married this time as it’s our 3rd time lucky!! Not easy though when final payments are coming up. We’ve got a field and a tipi so I’m confident we’ll be covid friendly with fresh air just hope the sun will shine a bit! Fingers crossed weddings aren’t completely postponed!
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    Curious Bride September 2021 Surrey
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    We are in the camp of people who booked for Cornwall in September in April - it was already quite pricey back then! I am Italian so would have loved to go and visit my friends as part of the honeymoon but had to be realistic 😔
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  • April21Bride
    Rockstar Bride July 2021 West London
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    Back in September we were still hopeful for our April 21 wedding 😞 and honeymoon on the west African coast but alas. I’ve bought some walking boots and a new bikini and am hyping myself up for a U.K. honeymoon 🥳
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    Dedicated Bride July 2021 West London
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    Good luck with everything
    Wow 3rd times the charm they say.
    Outside is better than inside your wedding sounds fab. Yes praying weddings don't get postponed.I agree like the other reader said the not knowing how many numbers is so hard to plan for.
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  • Brigita
    Newbie Bride July 2021 Central London
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    Same here... Now I should be getting married on July 2nd.We had to postpone the wedding last year and the pandemic still going on... I just had a baby as well she is 3 weeks old. I need still to plan a wedding, lack of sleep.. My best friend will be not attending my wedding and my mom from different country thinkinof g not attending my wedding because of all restrictionsSmiley sad I just wanba
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  • AimeeandStefan2020
    Newbie Bride July 2021 Gloucestershire
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    I'm 31st July. We should hear some news about weddings within the next few days as to give time for people giving their Banns and notice etc. Matt Hancock and Bojo said theyd give updates 28 days prior to 21st june to give us brides and grooms some time to prepare!

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  • RomanticGoldBridesmaid22871
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    Wouldn't that be today? I had read something about making an announcement on 24th May but not sure if they have now put that back. I keep checking the news in case something has been said, im obsessed!
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  • AimeeandStefan2020
    Newbie Bride July 2021 Gloucestershire
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    It *should* be today, but may be at any point this week. Hopefully that'll put all of us brides at ease a bit more. I've planned for full numbers and evening guests too. We never actually got round to 'uninviting' evening guests because we never got remotely close to our day previously. I think a week before the final stage being released for weddings is no time at all for people to plan for extra numbers xx

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  • Second-Time-Lucky
    Newbie Bride May 2021
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    Wishing you lots of luck with your plans - your wedding will be wonderful, whether you invite 30 or 130.

    We were due to have 120 last year but like everyone else, had to cancel - and we are going ahead with our wedding for 30 this coming Sunday, 30th. It won't be what we originally planned, but it will be a day of absolute love and joy, and we will have a big party for those we couldn't invite as soon as we can! We are also going to live-stream the ceremony for our friends and family that we couldn't invite. It took us a while to get used to all the wedding changes, but now it's finally happening, my partner and I are utterly excited - and above all else, all the chopping and changing has brought us even closer together.

    Wishing you all the very best with yours x

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    Dedicated Bride June 2021 Hertfordshire
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    I've not heard about this possible update at all! Can I ask where you've heard an update will be made? Will it be an update to the gov website on weddings or a news update?
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  • AimeeandStefan2020
    Newbie Bride July 2021 Gloucestershire
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    It was on sky news about 2-3 days ago that Boris had announced he would give us more information by the end of the month. He had said 28 days before June 21st which would be today but ALAS no news as yet so probably yet another false hope for the wedding industry and bride and grooms. Although there may be a mention in the news tonight.

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    Savvy Bride August 2021 Bristol
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    It’s been put back until next Tuesday now so they can be sure about the data.
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    Dedicated Bride July 2021 West London
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    Good luck for this Sunday I hope it goes amazingly well.
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    Dedicated Bride July 2021 West London
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    I too am on the edge of my seat wondering how many numbers for weddings in July.
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  • Nisha-Jasmine
    Newbie Bride June 2021 Cambridgeshire
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    Ladies I know it's tough believe me it's hard planning a wedding through a pandemic but I've chosen to do either two things 1) Let covid bring me down in misery or 2) Just accept and embrace the uniqueness of the fact that I'm just not going to get to have a traditional pre covid wedding but I won't let covid win! So we decided to hire a videographer who can live stream the event, had to uninvite ALL children, plus ones and aunts and uncles just to have immediate family and a few friends each attend.


    Like I said it's not been easy and some people just haven't liked the fact that we've had to uninvite guests but at the end of the day you get to be married to the man or woman of your choice and embrace married life. You can always have a anniversary do at a later date!
    FYI we were only 46 had to reduce to 30 and who knows might still have to reduce further but with only 3 weeks to go let's hope and pray that doesn't happen!
    Xxx
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  • Brigita
    Newbie Bride July 2021 Central London
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    I'm kinda sad and upset about all of it. I'm from another country so my mom looks like not coming and my sister who lives here scared of the virus will be not attending. My best friend who promise me to be at my wedding change her plans as well not be here... So I don't have any guest from my side...My wedding is on July 2 and just wanna get over it... I'm now a mom as well and have a 1-month-old daughter. So it's kinda stressful I was hoping for different wedding...
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  • RomanticGoldBridesmaid22871
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    So sorry to hear that. Its so sad that such a big day has for reasons beyond your control turned out not how you wanted it. Would any of those people come if the restrictions are lifted on 21st June? My MOH dropped out of my wedding a couple of months ago and my fiances brother won't be attending because he is in Australia and can't get over, so i understand a little of what you are going through.
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    Is everyone else totally fed up with the constant flip flopping of positive sounding news about 21st June followed by negative? Its driving me nuts! I know everyone has their difficulties and challenging circumstances but I really need my wedding to go to plan, I've had two failed rounds of ivf this year and am just desperate for something in my life to happen the way I hoped it would. We are meeting our celebrant this weekend to plan the ceremony and next weekend I have my first dress fitting but I'm just not able to get excited about it when it's all so uncertain still 😞
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  • Brigita
    Newbie Bride July 2021 Central London
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    It's doesn't look like any of them will be attending. Even after 21st June.My sisters husband is scared of the virus, she doesn't know where to leave her one year old daughter and she doesn't wanna bring her. My best friend to be tell the true few weeks ago told be that her husband to be cheated on her and I don't think that she was even planning to come. My mom is just avoiding the topic all together. Well at least my fiancee family and my daughter will be there. I will be fine just will need waterproof mascara that day just in case.
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    Dedicated Bride July 2021 West London
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    When is your wedding again hun?
    Sorry about the IVF I know that is not easy at all to go through.
    At this point I just hope Boris doesn't cancel weddings. I am not stressing about the numbers. Things seem again very last minute . I just want to get married and hope people can understand why they can't be there. If we have 30 so be it now. This virus isn't going anywhere. Hearing it rise is scary cause I don't want us to go in another lockdown.
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    Dedicated Bride July 2021 West London
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    Sorry to hear what your going through. Can your best friend leave the daughter with the dad to come?
    Are u planning to postpone so your mum can come is that an option?
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  • RomanticGoldBridesmaid22871
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    We are 17th July. I'd be ok with 30 if my dad could still wall me down the aisle and we could have dancing in the evening but all that is off the table as current restrictions stand. We will go ahead regardless but it just won't be the day we wanted and I'm not up for a party at a later stage unless it's for something different entirely. You are right, it's so last minute, I dont know how they can expect people to react with such little notice. I don't think they could do another lockdown, I don't think the country could cope, we have to learn to live with this eventually.
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