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Rebecca
Beginner August 2023 Nova Scotia

Pushing Up "i Do!"

Rebecca, on October 7, 2022 at 07:24 Posted in Plan a wedding 2 5
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Has anyone else in here ever pushed up their wedding due to a family emergency? Or simply because you wanted to?
My mother's cancer has become terminal so my fiance and I made the decision to push up the date by 8 months. We are now getting officially married on December 22nd, a year to the day that he proposed. We are also traveling from Nova Scotia to Ontario where my parents live for the wedding. We will have Max 25 people there. We are so grateful we have a wedding planner because planning two weddings (oh yeah we're keeping our original date in August 2023 as a giant vow renewal and party for extended family and friends!) is very... different. Any advice? What's your story? What did you do? 💕

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Latest activity by Smith, on November 12, 2022 at 22:10
  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    There are some couples that have had some grandparents or parents that can't make it due to health issues and decided to move the wedding forward too. Its the time to know you won't have them there and to be included at the time way before the actual date set. Your doing the right thing and keeping the orginal date for the right reasons. Other reasons the date set could be used for full reception if not a Renewal.

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  • Karlee
    Newbie June 2023 Ontario
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    I'm so sorry to hear your mom isn't well. It is such an important day. I am in a similar situation... my grandfather is like my father and I always dreamed of him walking me down the isle but he hasn't been doing well but wont tell us if there is something wrong. He has made comments to make us believe he might not make it to next year. I pray he does. I cant imagine it without him. I think it is a beautiful idea to have a small earlier wedding and then a larger one later. It sounds like a perfect intimate wedding ♡
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  • KELLY
    Featured October 2023 Ontario
    KELLY ·
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    Hi Rebecca, wedding planning in your situation is bitter sweet. The best advice I can give is include your mother in the planning and ask her if there is something specific she would like to do.

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  • Carine
    Featured September 2023 Ontario
    Carine ·
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    There are a few brides in your situation, heart breaking, I know how it feels to be on your side I lost my mother to Cancer, Wedding planning has been hard on me because she should be here helping me. It's not easy, all I can say is enjoy every last moment with that person, have deep conversations, talk to them about anything and everything so at the end of it all, you will not have those moments where you should have said this or that. Depending on their state try to include them on the planning so you have that memory to share.

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  • Brittany
    Featured August 2023 Alberta
    Brittany ·
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    We originally set to get married in August of 2024 and decided to move it up a year. Not for any family emergency but with the stress of wedding planning and how prices are going up in our area for the year 2024 bookings we were like lets do it now to save a few extra thousand.

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