Just wondering does anyone else have 2 moods right now;
1. Screw it, we should just elope already, and 2. I’m sure it’ll be fine we just have to wait it out
Like many, my fh and I were supposed to get married May 30th 2020, that date meant a lot to us (we’ve been engaged since beginning of 2018) and if it wasn’t for the limit of 5 we would have just eloped on that day and moved the reception but when you can’t even have both sets of parents there, we just postponed everything- twice. First we pushed to July 4th 2020, then moved to May 22 2021. When we moved to stage 3 recently (we’re in rural SW Ontario) I was hopeful! Then I got the news from our venue that we should be planning for nothing changing in case there’s no vaccine by May. Honestly my first thought was why the heck would I plan to pay what it costs to have my entire wedding when we can’t have a “real” reception if nothing changes. It’s not the venues fault- in a lot of ways I’m sure they want this to end sooner then we do. But I really felt like if we moved the whole thing a year we would be safe and could have a “normal” wedding as planned. We didn’t plan a huge wedding- 90 people total, everyone’s local, nobody’s immunocompromised. Back in April, I figured our only issue would be getting the gathering size back up. I never dreamed of this no dancing, no singing, only seating those who are in each other’s social bubbles together issues. And don’t get me wrong I get the reasoning behind it but to me that’s just not a wedding reception anymore. So my Fh and I have been kicking around the idea of cancelling it all and just having a ceremony with our closest people and maybe celebrating with a big party whenever that’s possible. It’s not at all what we had planned to do - we planned the big formal day! But I just don’t know anymore.
I’m trying to hold out hope for close to normal weddings by May (or a vaccine) but I just have days when I feel like that’s a total pipe dream.
Sorry for the rant just feeling kinda lonely in this- hoping there’s other brides/ grooms that can relate!
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Little rant- to elope or to hold out hope