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Amy-Lynn
Curious May 2022 Ontario

Not expected!

Amy-Lynn, on November 28, 2016 at 16:24 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 10
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Hello ladies,
So just last week I found out my fiancé and I are expecting our first child! July 2017! Which I'm super excited about, I can't wait to meet the little bundle of love.
However people keep asking us what we are going to do about the wedding and I'm not sure. Honestly I've always wanted the big day it doesn't have to be expensive but it's been my dream. Both sets of parents think we should elope though due to financial reasons.
Not sure what to do?

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Latest activity by Marie, on February 11, 2017 at 13:29
  • Marie
    Frequent user August 2022 Alberta
    Marie ·
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    So happy for you!!!!

    I'll totally elope and save the money for the baby, going on honeymoon before the baby is born, you wouldn't want to go into labor during your honeymoon or even wedding day.

    I wish we did that...

    I was engaged while being pregnant we decided to wait and keep our money for our family our son is 5 years old and he will be part of our wedding. We even managed to save more money than originally planned.

    Wishing you best

    Marie

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  • Natasha
    VIP August 2017 Ontario
    Natasha ·
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    Congrats, that is great news !! dont give up your dream wedding just because you are having abundle of joy on the way ... just adapt! i am sure your day will be perfect becuase you get to say I do to the man of your dreams !!

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  • Simone
    Master August 2017 Manitoba
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    Congratulations to you and your FH. I would still go with having your wedding since its in June. If are able and want to move it another date, that is also an option. But personally, I would not elope as this you deserve to have beautiful wedding!Smiley smile
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  • Maly
    Devoted September 2017 Ontario
    Maly ·
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    Congratulations!!
    Well!! My mom was pregnant when she got remarried.
    If you booked a Venue and date. Keep your plans as is!! If not. Decide whether you'd want to have you're baby in the wedding! Also consider labor! I'd say not too close till your due date!
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  • Samtam
    VIP November 2016 British Columbia
    Samtam ·
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    Congratulations! That is so exciting! When are you due?

    Since your wedding isn't until June 2018, I don't think you should have to give up on your dream wedding! It will be so special to have your baby be a part of your wedding day! Not many of us get to say that we were there when our parents get married! Smiley shame

    I think the only reason to "elope" would be if you wanted to be husband and wife before having the baby. That is a completely personal decision though and definitely not always necessary in this day and age! You should do what's right for you and your fiance and your new family!

    So happy for you!

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  • Chelsea
    Master August 2017 Ontario
    Chelsea ·
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    Congratulations that is very exciting news!!!!!! One of my friends who is married had the same thing happen to her, they were engaged and found out they were pregnant but also found out her mom had stage 4 cancer and wasn't sure how bad or how long she had left! What they did was have a private ceremony at city hall with just their parents and grandparents and then they saved up money and waited a year and had a reception with all their friends and family!
    However I don't think you should have to give up your special day because a baby is on the way! I think if the financial stress of a baby and a wedding is too much for you, then you can reduce the cost on certain parts of the wedding (have less guests, a smaller venue ect) and you can also do this by having DIY projects. Or you can always move the wedding date and nobody would question it because everyone understands a baby is a lot of work and costs a lot of money! Also how cute would the baby be as a ring bearer or a flower girl !!!

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  • Melissa
    VIP June 2017 Ontario
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    Congratulations! You life just got even more exciting Smiley smile

    I think there is no reason to give up your wedding! If you stick to your June 2018 date your baby can be a part of your wedding Smiley laugh If budget is a concern (weddings and babies cost a lot) you could scale back your plans a little, guest list, venue, time of day....or even change the date to give a longer buffer if you don't have things booked.

    We are all around to help you plan within your budget if you need a hand! Enjoy thi time in your life...such a beautiful, wonderful surprise!

    Wishing you all the best Smiley heart

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  • Tiffany
    Devoted September 2018 Quebec
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    Wow congratulations! I think you should you should still have your day too, but it's up to you. You could change the date (unless things are booked) to accommodate needing extra money, you could modify wedding plans to save money (guest list, decorations, venders, etc), or you could elope. I know ppl that had the wedding alone or with only close family and then afterwards had the reception to celebrate with everyone. Regardless I'm super happy for you guys, children bring a lot of joy. Good luck and best wishes in whatever you choosr! Smiley smile
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  • Amy-Lynn
    Curious May 2022 Ontario
    Amy-Lynn ·
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    Yeah that is what I was thinking too, or just have the baby in the wedding.
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  • Katherine
    Super September 2017 New Brunswick
    Katherine ·
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    They make maternity wedding dresses... Maybe cut back on guest list or something... You should not have to give up your day.
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