A woman writes in asking for advice about her impending wedding. She says that she was supposed to marry her fiancé on May 15, but it has since been pushed back to June 12 due to the ongoing pandemic. She is thinking of ways in which she can still celebrate their marriage while following social distancing guidelines and also make the most of the deposit money she has put down. She has some ideas but is looking for feedback.
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A member of the community asks:
“What should I do about my wedding?
Not mommy related, but my fiancé and I were supposed to get married May 15th. Well, it got pushed back to June 12th, and I was wondering would it be like a cool idea to still have the ceremony (with only the ten people allowed there due to CDC guidelines) because I have already bought EVERYTHING and paid for EVERYTHING and I still want to walk down in my dress.
And do like a FB live then have a block party later on in the year? Is that a good idea? Could I get my money back from the venue since its no one’s fault this pandemic is going on? I live in Ohio, Cuyahoga county. I know I won’t get the deposit back, but could I get whatever else back that doesn’t include the ceremony?”
Community Advice for This Woman Who Wants to Know What She Should Do About Her Wedding That Was Derailed by the Pandemic
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The community offered this woman in need a lot of great advice. Read some of their responses below.
“Pretty sure Ohio put out that weddings are okay as of June 1 with 300 guests.”
“I have 2 daughters. 1 had a wedding with about 150 guests. It turned out really nice we all enjoyed it. My own wedding was like it. My other daughter got married in her sister’s house with about 15 people there. It was very intimate. Very special. We all loved it.”
“I’d be calling the vendor to ask about it. That way you have all the information to make an informed decision. But I think it’s a cool idea.”
“I think you answered your question with your question. You aren’t marrying the invitees. If getting married is that important right this minute, then marry with a few witnesses/family. Party big later when lockdown lifts.”
“That’s basically what my fiance and myself are doing on the 4th of July. We will stream it to most, but a few will still be there. NC is definitely different legal wise we have some stupid laws sometimes.”
“I’m sure you’ll get the deposit back since it was no fault of yours. I’d call and ask.”
“I think that’s a great idea, and congratulations!”
“Hello, fellow Ohioan! I live in lake county. And June 1st is accurate for the 300-count.”
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