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Wedding October 2022 a safe bet?

Nz, on February 18, 2021 at 13:56 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 5
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I just got engaged on valentines day (a few days ago haha). We have a venue I've always liked, in northern Ontario close to Sudbury. Their 2022 warmer weather dates are shockingly full already, and we only have the option of late May or early October (Thanksgiving weekend). We are opting for October as May is quite buggy in northern Ontario and we want our ceremony outside if we can get it with the fall tree colours (approx. 75 to 100 guests probably).

I'm very nervous about COVID; I'm already attached to the idea of the day and would hate to cancel or postpone. The venue also says 2023 is quickly filling. Do you think we will be good for late 2022 or should we wait a whole other year? Our guests would be travelling about half from the GTA and half from other parts of northern Ontario. Thanks!

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Latest activity by Alison, on February 19, 2021 at 21:13
  • Alison
    Frequent user August 2022 Ontario
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    First of all, congrats on your engagement! We got engaged in May 2018 and planned for an August 2020 wedding in order to be able to save up. We had a legal ceremony on our original date but postponed the reception to August 2021 and now again to August 2022. Honestly if I just got engaged, knowing how the last year has been (and that 2021 seems to be going the same way), I’d probably plan for 2023. It sucks having to constantly worry about postponing. Obviously no one knows what will happen and I’m hopeful that next year will be much better, but for my own sanity I’d wait. Of course everyone’s situation is different though.
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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
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    October seems the best bet for the wedding date if the year works out for the clearance of travel opens and the restrictions are not in affect. It can all depends on how things go next year for your wedding day. Congrats on your engagement!
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  • Amanda
    Featured August 2022 British Columbia
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    Congrats on the engagement!! And welcome to WeddingWire!

    It's really hard to say what this summer/fall is going to look like in regards to gathering sizes for weddings. You guys need to sit down and talk about what you guys really want. Have a good conversation. Do you really want to get married right away or can you guys wait another year? Do you want all of your friends and family their with you to celebrate your love or are you guys ok with have only maybe 10 people attending? Are you guys ok with not having any dancing at the reception and only the first dance? If you guys want to postpone, just remember venues and vendors do fill up fast

    If you two are ok with not having the wedding that typically would happen, then go for it! It's your day and everyone is different on what they want in a wedding!

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  • Christiana
    Super November 2020 British Columbia
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    Unfortunately nobody has a crystal ball so nobody can give you a sure answer as to what 2022 will be like.
    But if I had to guess I’d say the second half of 2022 should be more or less normal in Canada. IMO 2021 is a write off and early 2022 is very iffy given the rate we’ve been vaccinating people. I think it’s still possible some travel restrictions will be in place for a long time but look at places like Australia and New Zealand that have their cases under control. That’s hopefully where we’ll be if and when we reach herd immunity. There may still be clusters of outbreaks here and there but the rest of life should go back to being somewhat normal.
    But like I said nobody can say for sure so you just have to make a call and be prepared to change things if you need to.
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  • Hank
    Featured September 2021 Ontario
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    Congrats on your engagement.

    I don't think anyone can truthfully or accurately answer how things will go. Just give opinions based on their own experiences or biases. I'm pretty sure most of the world last March thought we'd be out of the woods for summer 2021 and here we are...

    I think all events need to have backup plans, especially if you are set on hosting it on your date. You may want 100 but you need to be prepared to cut to 50, or 25, or 10 in the event it needs to happen.

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