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Newbie Bride July 2021 Merseyside

Wedding July 2021

Andrea, 11 January 2021 at 17:28 Posted on Wedding Planning 1 23
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So me and my hubby to be planned for our wedding to be July 2021. This has been the original date and not a postponed one due to the pandemic... any other brides on here getting married this month? I’m absolutely nervous and I’m just hoping things get a bit more ‘normal’ as I’ve never imagined my wedding just having 15 people. I’m starting to get fed up and don’t wanna plan anything 😩😩😩

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Latest activity by Catherine, 23 January 2021 at 19:00
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    Newbie Bride July 2021 Greater Manchester
    Catherine ·
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    Yes, my wedding is also booked for July 2021. We booked our venue in 2019! We’re starting to worry now too, especially as so many are already moving theirs to 2022! There’s still time for things to improve though!
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    Newbie Bride September 2021 Argyll
    Farmerswifetobe ·
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    Yeah, we’ve got ours for September 2021 (original date, not postponed) - when we were planning it in July last year it seemed reasonable that things would be normal, but I’m not so sure now! Finding it quite stressful, and it does take away from the fun of planning...keep telling myself that with the vaccines, new treatments and better weather we are in with a good chance. Hopefully it’ll get a bit clearer in the next few months - nightmare for trying to work out what invites to send out though!!
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    Newbie Bride July 2021 North Yorkshire
    Donna ·
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    We have our wedding booked for July 2021 also. It is ok to be nervous with the ever changing guidance. But try not to let it spoil the excitement running up to the wedding and all the fun involved in planning. To give yourself some reassurance when planning, what I have done it asked all suppliers when is the latest numbers can be amended and plans changed. As either way I will still use them suppliers but on a smaller scale. Even if we can all only have 15 people we will be able to celebrate on a larger scale eventually.
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  • Andrea
    Newbie Bride July 2021 Merseyside
    Andrea ·
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    I’m so stressed 😩
    My partner keeps saying we should just do a registry office as it’s about me and him and then have a party at a later date when things have died down and we can have our 100+ guests but to me it’s just not the way I wanna do stuff. Part of me wants to wait until end of April and see what kind of situation we are in then and decide? Would that be reasonable? Our venue fits 220 people so having just 15 will be shocking and it will look bare and just awful xx
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    Newbie Bride August 2023 Florida
    Carol ·
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    I would never accept having only 15 guests on my wedding day. I'd rather change the date to a later date if this is the case.

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  • Andrea
    Newbie Bride July 2021 Merseyside
    Andrea ·
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    This is what I’m debating. Only thing is my partners brother and his girl get married May 2022 so it might have to be sometime before then I think. Our original numbers were 100 day and 160 night so there’s no way I can get that down and have just 15-30 people it will be horrible 😩😩 xx
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    Curious Bride July 2021 Hertfordshire
    ExpensiveGreenCakes49831 ·
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    We’re also in July and getting a bit nervous now.


    Last July we thought we were in the clear and things would have improved. Now, each day I feel less sure that things will be normal and we can have our 120 guests.
    We could definitely get guests down to maybe 80 but neither of us want 15 or 30 guests.
    Last July cases were low, I think we had around 1000, so I’m hoping that with the vaccine, things should be much better.
    We’re going to make a call at the end of March on whether or not we postpone until 2022.
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    Newbie Bride April 2022 West Midlands
    A.c_Mua ·
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    We were supposed to get married 2021 July but we have decided to postpone it for April 2022 instead. We have 100 guests coming to ours and we want there. Last thing we want is our guests to wear masks and to social distance on the day x
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    Newbie Bride July 2021 South West London
    Maxine ·
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    Our wedding is meant to be on 17th July 2021 and we are still hopeful (a little stressed, but hopeful)!

    With news of the vaccine and what things were like last summer, I am hoping things will start to turn around in March time. We have 150 guests and sent our invites out just before before the new national lockdown was announced - but with everything that is going on, we know that our guests will understand if we have to change anything.

    We will make a decision I think in March, as I am hoping we have a better idea of what things may be like. I would hate to move it when in actual fact it could still be OK.

    I too have spoken to our suppliers to just incase and they have all been so understanding if we do have to change anything, the only issue would be if they can do the date.

    Right now there isn't much we can do, but you have to do what is best for you and your partner x

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  • Andrea
    Newbie Bride July 2021 Merseyside
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    It’s so hard right now isn’t it
    I spoke with the photographer, cake maker and people in charge of the venue and they have said the same there would be no issue in moving dates it’s just if they have that date available

    Did you purchase wedding insurance? We never had to be honest as we’ve been told it don’t really cover covid but yeah being a nurse on the front line it’s not looking like there’s light at the end of the tunnel, but as you said things looked better last summer
    Just got to hold our some hope!! Xx
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  • Lauren
    Newbie Bride June 2021 Tyne & Wear
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    Our wedding is 12th June 2021 and I'm just so stressed about it. We plan to make a call next month (ish) about whether it goes ahead or not, maybe March at a push, but it's getting to the time where suppliers are going to be asking for payment and my hen 'do is supposed to be April!

    Last year we were so confident that there was NO WAY it could all go on into 2021 but if anything, it's worse, so I really don't know what to do.

    Love to fellow brides to be, it's such a tough time and I hope you're dealing with it alright x

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  • Jade
    Newbie Bride July 2022 Dorset
    Jade ·
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    Originally out date was 18th July 2020, postponed in the first lock down. Reschedule for 17th july 2021, we've rescheduled for 16th July 2022. I'm taking no chances. We want a wedding such as much as we want a marriage. But I want everyone to feel at ease. If the requirements is 15 people then That's basically not even half of our immediate family. I'd rather feel less guilty and have everyone we love there
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    Newbie Bride July 2021 South West London
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    It's such a difficult time - the uncertainty is horrible Smiley sad

    We do have wedding insurance - we actually got it just as covid was starting (but it doesn't cover covid of course). I can't imagine how hard things are for you on the front line, such an inspiration. Yes definitely, let's hold onto some hope Smiley smile xx

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    Curious Bride July 2021 Hertfordshire
    ExpensiveGreenCakes49831 ·
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    We’re end of July and I have no SO stressed. I didn’t think it was causing me so much stress but I broke down in tears last night after speaking to the in laws.


    I’ve emailed our caterer and tipi company to see what dates they have available and the process of postponing until 2022.
    I feel so much better but a little stressed we won’t get the date we would like (we’re limited to school summer holidays).
    I just wish the government could announce what they expect to happen each month as we could then have a better idea of what to expect.

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    Newbie Bride July 2021 Essex
    HappyRedCars872 ·
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    We are due to get married in Vegas in mid July (small gathering with 8 of us in total), then hold a UK reception party the end of July (around 100 guests).

    I have become disheartened with planning and feel very much in limbo about what to do. I have got to the point of not knowing whether to send out invites to the UK reception as no one knows what the future holds currently due to the uncertain times.

    Even things like wedding dress shopping, just isn't the same as it isn't a case of going in store with family and friends and enjoying the experience Smiley sad

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    Newbie Bride September 2021 Surrey
    Fab ·
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    We have our date as beginning of September 2021 and I feel your pain ladies. We just had a chat and it is stressful and still struggling as we have very few suppliers booked. Thankfully our wedding was always going to be relatively small, but looking to make a call on this by April at the latest. We are getting married a few days earlier at the registry office (that will not change) just depends on when the official celebration will happen!
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    Newbie Bride August 2023 Florida
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    I can feel you darling. I wish you all the best with your wedding, I'm sure you will realize the best plan for this soon.

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    Newbie Groom August 2021 British Columbia
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    Our wedding is in Canada August 2021 (original date, we only got engaged in November)

    But I am from Ireland and I don't even know if any of my family will be allowed to come! Things are soooo uncertain, even over here too. I really hope things will go ahead as we hope and my family and friends can come too.

    We don't even have that many people, 50 invited.. but its just a matter if Canada will actually let them into the country or not

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    Newbie Bride August 2021 Dorset
    Jenni ·
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    Hi guys. Just seen this so wanted to explain our situation. We are (supposedly) getting married 23rd August and I’ve felt just like all of you. It’s rubbish. No one even asks me about the wedding, there’s been no excitement to it and it’s looking unlikely that it will go ahead at all. All very disheartening on what’s meant to be the most exciting day of our lives ey? We contacted our venue and they have basically said that they won’t even talk about postponing until 4 months before. My friend, who is getting married in April, has also asked to postpone until 2023 and they still have to wait a few more weeks as the venue can only go on what the government say not on the couple’s decision. Their decision can be made 8 weeks before. It might be worth checking with your venue now on what their options are. In a way, I feel a bit better that I can’t even make a decision, even if I wanted to, Until end of April so it’s kind of taken it out of my hands for now.


    Just thought I’d let you know that it might be worth asking venue for what their terms are around Covid postponements etc . Fingers crossed for everyone xx
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    Newbie Bride July 2021 West Yorkshire
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    Hiya all. I feel everyone’s pain. We were supposed to get married June 2020 & have postponed until 3rd July 2021. We really don’t want to have to postpone again but we also want to have the wedding we have planned & prepared for 😩 We have approx 120 day guests & are getting married in a pretty big church, with the reception in tipis outside so in reality this is a pretty good set up for a large number, but just can’t see through the fog at the moment to imagine how we can get to that point. It’s devastating as our lives are just totally on hold with no clear guidance or any glimmer of hope. Desperate to get back to the excitement of the build up but also reluctant to get any real hopes up ☹️ Hope everyone is doing ok in any case & there is some info shared for us all at some point x x
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  • Laura
    Newbie Bride November 2021 Essex
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    Hey guys,

    We were due to get married at the end of March but only very recently (just before Lockdown 3!) postponed it. Obviously everyone is different and want different things from their wedding. For me personally, it got to the point where a month ago I was happy with 15 and a meal but then after thinking about it and realising we wouldn't even be able to hug our nearest and dearest we postponed to November. I would honestly think the Summer will be looking so much more hopeful for you guys, they've already vaccinated 5 million people, imagine what it'll be in 5/6 months?! Plus with the warmer weather you should be in a strong position.

    I would say just don't make a rash decision, there is still time and the situation is ever changing, just mentally be prepared it may not be 100% the wedding you had planned and base your decision as to whether or not you can compromise.

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  • Andrea
    Newbie Bride July 2021 Merseyside
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    I just think the daily death rates are scaring most people because it don’t seem to be decreasing sand then there is talks of lockdown until April? I’m just not looking very hopeful


    I keep thinking about the options of having 15 or 30 people at our wedding and it’s just really upsetting. It’s hard for me to chose family members and friends at this point and also I knew a girl who got married before second lockdown ... only allowed 30 people but they wasn’t allowed a DJ at reception.. her bridesmaid said the atmosphere was awful so I just don’t wanna look back on my big day and regret it x
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    Curious Bride July 2021 Hertfordshire
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    This is what my fiancé keeps telling me. He’s more positive about the situation than me.


    I do keep reminding myself that last July we had 1000 cases and around 20 deaths a day. This was without the vaccine so surely this year must be similar, or better.
    Luckily our caterer and tipi company are happy to hold a date for us next year whilst we also try and aim for this year.
    I think we will have a much clearer idea by March and I’m keeping all my fingers crossed it’s a positive story.
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