Ashleigh Harrison-Buckley
Ashleigh Harrison-Buckley 28 Apr 2020

Cronavirus - wedding postponed

We are due to get married in 45 days ( June 12th) after speaking to my venue they have finally given me back up dates however it is still our decision and as we are meant to have over 80 people my head is telling me this isn't going to happen and to postpone however my heart is letting me to hold off as we have been waiting and saving for so long. My question is has anyone had to changed a practically planned Summer wedding to a Winter wedding and how to do this without changing our colour scheme of vintage pink and navy. Any think we can add to make this more fitting with a December wedding would be very helpful.

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UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

Hey we were due to get married July 11th but have totally written this year off and moved it to May next year. I hope you get everything sorted x

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

We have moved a summer destination wedding in June 16th to November 6th in the U.K. we had an outdoor venue in cyprus and it’s now a hotel in the U.K so totally different. we are keeping our colour scheme the same ( I’m getting pashminas for my bridesmaids) and our guest are aware of the date change. I’m just going to keep the decor the same too mainly cream flowers and mace. Don’t overthink it’s, just do the same colour scheme etc it’s only a different month :) it’ll still look lovely 💕 x

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

Vintage pink and navy doesn’t sound season specific if I’m honest.

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

I was supposed to get married on Saturday there, the sun was shining which made the day hard. We have moved to a Sunday in December, it’s the only date we could get all of our suppliers together without loosing out on any money. We’re just making the most of it and keeping everything as is. Even all of the personalised items we have with our original date, we’re hoping it’ll just make everything a bit more light hearted. We’re looking at little things like Christmas options and blankets and things to add some wintery touches x

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

I was August 1st and now December 27th we’ve kept our colour scheme of blush pink.

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

Ours is 15th August but today our venue had given us back up dates for next August 2021 I’m so upset because I think like you I’m hoping and preying all will be ok but seems so u likely I feel for you xx

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

Keeping ours the same. Moving an April lilac/royal blue wedding to October. We did have a woodland theme and think this works with all seasons, only thing that may look off is the bluebells but we got engaged in a bluebell wood

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

I was supposed to be married on 27th june and our venue postponed it a few weeks ago to November. Weve kept everything the same, we had white and cream flowers and lots of greenery like ivy. It's what we had our hearts set on and I dont want it all to change because the date has changed!

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

This made me cry as I was ment to get married on June 13th 😢 our venue had to close due to this virus and lockdown and had to postpone till next yr as we was getting married at our venue 😢

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

Don’t let the season dictate your colours, have what you want! Ours is a December wedding and our colour scheme is navy and champagne. You could just go heavier on the navy? But I think you should go with what you always wanted ❤️

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

Vintage pink and navy would look beautiful in the winter in my opinion. I wouldn't risk not moving your day, yes I would be devastated to have to if it was me in that position, but you want it to be how you imagined and I cant see that being the case with everything that's happening

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

Hi we have postponed our wedding from this July to next July Ed ha e been planning and saving for 3 years for this but we still want a summer wedding so jut put it off for a year suppose we can wait another year as we would rather be safe and want all our family and friends there as it’s quite a big wedding be worth the wait that’s the way we are looking at it and this way we can save a little more we have to amend a few things as the date is in there but it’s not major and all of our suppliers have been great and the venue as well hope you get it all sorted and it’s a magical day

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

I was due to be married June 13th, now 21st November. I didn’t actually have to change anything as I was having a winter theme in summer anyway but you could still keep your colours for sure, maybe add a touch of gold or rose gold in to tie it in with winter warmth xx

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

hi, I'm a wedding planner and a bride who has also been affected by this . Have a chat with your suppliers, they would love to talk to you about how your colour scheme can alter slightly to fit your new season! You've paid them to help you so make sure you use them!

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

I’ve moved my 25th July wedding to 29th December...our theme is Alice in Wonderland so I’m just making it Alice in Winter Wonderland n just gonna add a little festive touch. Not changing colours or anything tho xxx

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

We got married in November and had blush rose gold and navy, we added lots of fairy lanterns, snow confetti and candles and it was beautiful, there were throws and patio heaters if people wanted to sit on the terrace outside. Winter weddings can be beautiful and may mean that you get to have everyone you want there xx

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

My wedding is meant to be October 17th this year but due to my venue not sure if they be able to open, until near Christmas I had to change mine to march 27th 2021 xxx I hwvent changed anything in my wedding xx

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

I had a winter wedding and used pink as my main colour - it still works really well

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

That would
Still look lovely in winter ❄️

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

I've changed my August wedding to July next year I wanted to make sure covid 19 has gone and it is my 40th birthday July 1st so we are combining the 2 plus I'm going through cancer treatment right now so it will also be a "f**k off cancer party" so it suited us to move it so much more in the future and luckily everyone has been able to accommodate our move!!
I don't see any need to change your colour scheme its your wedding you do what you want x

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

We had to postpone our July wedding and apart from wednesdays, our venue only had a few winter dates left this year. We dont want a winter wedding so rebooked for September next year

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

Don't change a thing! You have planned it the way you want it. We had a winter wedding with green and gold as the colour scheme, the greens were more spring green and it was perfect!

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

I’d just add a metallic in there, but otherwise, navy and pink work for winter

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

We were supposed to get married April 11 but have had to cancel as the venue is closed. However, we need to get married before September 3 this year as I’m here on a fiancée visa. Very worried.

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

I went to a beautiful navy and blush wedding in December 2019, personally I think it is a timeless colour scheme. Your florist will still be able to get flowers in your desired colours and adding plenty of fairy lights and candles will add a romantic twinkly aspect which will be beautiful all year round xx

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

Was due to marry 28th May and have moved to end of sept 🤞🤞🤞 we have pink and navy also. If I have to move it again will move to December and buy fur shurgs for ladies and coats for men
It’s a nightmare I won’t change my colour scheme as this is included in all my decorations and throughout. I feel like the sparkle has gone to be honest !!! 😬 x x

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

I think vintage pink and navy will still be beautiful for a winter wedding. I was a winter bride and had navy, think the pink will contrast lovely, maybe a bit of silver too. Fingers crossed for June for you cxx

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

I wouldn’t postpone to anytime this autumn as we are likely to get a second wave around then and an outside do rather than everyone packed inside somewhere will be much safer anyway.
This virus isn’t going anywhere soon, and family gatherings are very strongly indicated as places of transmission as people hug and drink alcohol so they don’t stay distanced.
I would go for same time next summer with a cancellationpolicy in place as we may not be in a much different situation then

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

Hey, I was meant to be getting married the 16th of May 2020. We had to postpone, where we are getting married gave us dates and now we have chose the 27th December 2020. A nice wedding just after Christmas and seeing everyone after with everything that’s gone on and we are not changing a thing as it’s what we both like. Maybe we will do Christmas activities but nothing massive as we just happy our families can come watch us get married x

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

We were getting married the 26th sep this year however today we decided to change date to next year we are worried that people will still not want to come as they will be scared that they can still catch it

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

I totally relate to this I was meant to get married April 18th and was in denial for a while. I didn't want to except that our special day had been taken away from us. I first quickly changed my date to October in panic but after some careful thinking and stressing I realised that social distancing might still be in place in October even if we are out of lockdown and I really want to share our day with our family and friends as we have waited so long to get married anyway. Our date is now moved to a safer date next year in April. I know it's hard but now is the time to side with your head and not your heart no matter how painful it is. Try to think that this is just making you stronger as a couple. Sending my love to you and your partner x

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

I was due to get married on 22nd may. The wedding is cancelled as the venue is closed. We can only look at dates once they reopen. Its probably going to be new year now. I've got pink and white and keeping it all as it was. Pastel colours can look lovely in winter and brighten the day. You don't need to do full on Christmas red. Navy and pink will look lovely and navy is a Christmas colour to me. Do it as you wanted, theres no colour scheme police out there!

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

We are getting married October 29th and our colours are blush pink and navy. You can use any colour any time of the year x

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

We are due to get married 02 Aug 2020..... I have moved it to July 2021.....just want to make sure we get the wedding we want .... with no restrictions or anything .... and it will then be extra special x

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

We were due to get married on 20/6/20 and we told venue we had planned to get married in the summer and we did not want a winter wedding. Eventually they agreed and gave us the same weekend next year. We are pinks and greens and all our plans were not going to fit an Oct/November wedding. I cried loads when we changed the date but it’s such a relief xxx I get to look forward to the wedding again and enjoy the build up rather than be forced to cut corners, make do and panic about getting the final bits xxx it hurts, it’s horrible but it’s only a year and people’s health is more important xxx good luck 😉

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

Does it matter whether the colour scheme matches the season? Stick with what you were doing no hassle

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

I was due to get married on Saturday and had to postpone mine I have just moved it to next may as I don’t want a winter wedding.

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

I moved from May to November then moved again to next June. I honestly can't see social distancing not being around in some form this year and for us we really wanted the wedding we always planned xx

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

We were due to get married 6 June now pushed back to November for a Christmas wedding
I worried about the same thing but the venue assured me that the venue will be decorated lovely for Christmas so I don’t need to worry
I also think that people that love and care for you know what you have been through and will just be happy that you got your special day and probably all ready for a good old celebration after lockdown 😊 xx

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

We were due to get married on 4th July, now postponed to 27th November next year. We could've picked Dec this year but if the government are on about some sort of social distancing for the rest of the year we didn't want to be in the same boat in 6 months time. We've got Royal blue so goes well any time of the year. I'm absolutely gutted but at least we'll be able to have everything we've dreamed off and everyone there x

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

I've changed from June to September. I'm keeping everything the same even signs with the old date on 😂

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

We were due to get married 2 weeks ago and are now doing it at the end of November. We are keeping everything the same. Not changing a single thing other than the date x

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

Weve chanced june 20th this year to june 12th next year same venue as dont want to risk losing the venue

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

I was due to get married on the 13th june but we postpone till the 2nd april 2021 because that was the only date that suited everyone we booked with

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

we are meant to be getting married 1st Aug 2020, not heard anything, cant get hold of venue to find anything out....

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

We were due to get married on may 16th, weve postponed it to october 17th this year, keeping everything the same except the date

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

My wedding was a winter wedding and our colour scheme was also navy and pink, I don’t think you need to worry at all about the colours! The navy will make it more wintery anyway. Hope you get everything sorted xx

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

We were due to be married in 8 days time, and we've pushed it back to December. Our colour scheme was navy blue anyway which works really well as a winter colour too.
Our venue looks beautiful at Christmas, and its known to get snow so we could even get that to make it really pretty.
We expect there to still be some measures in place, but we only have 60 guests anyway, and our venue can accommodate 6 people per table to social distance where necessary. If it comes to the point where we couldn't have an evening do we would just have the day do and have a party a year later as our anniversary x

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

We have! We were due to get married 30th May 2020 but now getting married on the 23rd January. Keeping everything as it is as I'm sure all colours will look lovely no matter the season.

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

I'd suggest speaking to all of your suppliers to see if they can also do backup dates. I'd suggest not settling for a date you don't want but also always listen to your gut x

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

My July wedding got cancelled by the venue at the weekend but we have a backup date for 31st Oct. At the beginning I was so worried about my planned summer wedding now being in Autumn but once I spoke to the venue, family, friends... I gave myself a shake and was like this is out of my control and its not a big deal if the wedding theme doesnt match a month. Now due to social distancing potentially and more likely lasting all year weve another backup date for March 🙈 i wouldnt worry about theming... everyone understands our situations and no one is going to look down on your theming 😊

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

me and my partner was meant to get married on the 11th of july 2020 now we have postponed it until the 14th of November if everything has settled by then xx

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

Mine is due to be on 25th july but we postponed until next year on 31st july.

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

I had a winter wedding, dec 29th. Navy blue and ivory and silver was the loose colour theme. I say loose, as the bridesmaids ended up in buttercup yellow. Get you and the bridesmaids a shawl/wrap, couple of brolly's (probably a good idea for summer anyway, because...GB and Murphy's law). I had a fluffy stole (now wish I had kept it in all day) we had wellys/dublins for the girls and I in case we needed them. Speak to the venue they will be able to help

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

Out of curiosity, were you only offered winter dates?

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

We have cancelled our November wedding and had 50 guests booked but there is no way that I can expect the elderly or at risk to want to be in a group by that early stage and I would hate for them to feel obliged to come and risk their health. A Wedding isn’t important if you weigh it up against people’s health. Disappointing yes but hey... can do another time. We are losing thousands cancelling it.

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

If your florist can get the colours you want (and most of the time they can as they import from other countries), then you can have any colour scheme you want. 🙂
Obviously it is up to you, but I would suggest postponing if you feel a large number of your guests won’t attend. My venue wouldn’t postpone (it was 1 day before official shutdown so they didn’t have to) and we only had half our guests as the others were older and vulnerable and were following government guidelines to self isolate. No refunds could be given and they refused to pack up the extra food so it could be taken away/ donated - they cooked every meal and those that weren’t eaten were thrown away. I must say the guests who came did a great effort at trying to eat as much as they could, but it was still an awful waste (The staff were lovely to be fair - they just had to follow orders from further up the chain, though you could see they weren’t best pleased either!).
It was a lush day and we will never forget it, but it was spoilt by having so many of our family and friends unable to attend, so if you have the choice, I Would say postpone. X

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

June 18th 😔 but we also need to find out about our booked villa and flights.. looks like that will just be a holiday now and not a honeymoon 😢

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

We are November this year with the same colour scheme as you. Think it’s a colour scheme that works at any time of year xx

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

We were due to get married on the 27 May and have moved it to the 30 December- our colour scheme is dusky pink so will now add gold in to make it more festive. We’re keeping everything else the same. Good luck with everything xx

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

I’m getting married in November and that’s my colour scheme too! I’m adding a couple of burgundy hints to things to make it winter colours if it helps 🥰

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

Yeah we have from may until November was going to be about outside wedding but now inside our venues been good about everything just hope that in November it will be ok

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

I’ve bought my guest a gift with our date on, 10th July 2020, I’m sooooo hoping that we don’t have to change the date but if we do I sure as hell ain’t changing the gifts lol

UKbride Member 28 Apr 2020

We’re looking like moving our 2020 Dec wedding & not rescheduling at moment because current climates too uncertain.

UKbride Member 29 Apr 2020

Personally I wouldn't change any colour scheme purely because it's going from summer to winter, I mean why should you? Keep everything as it is and just change the date if you have to

UKbride Member 30 Apr 2020

Iv gone from May to October and not chnage a single thing xx

Maria Boe
Maria Boe 30 Apr 2020

You could try some vintage pink fur stoles or capes.

UKbride Member 1 May 2020

I’m getting married in December and have pink & white theme, using flocked Christmas trees and pale pink tree decorations to decorate venue

UKbride Member 1 May 2020

I was booked the say after yours and I'm now down for mid September providing Everything goes well. Do what you feels right x

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