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Mackenzie
Curious August 2022 Ontario

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Mackenzie, on January 5, 2021 at 20:02 Posted in Plan a wedding 1 10
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Me and my fiance were suppose to get married August 8th, 2020 but had to postpone it to June 12, 2021. With the numbers raising in Ontario , we are going back and forth on our options. I contacted my wedding venue coordinator and she suggest we wait till March 1st to make an decisions as they are slowly going to be postponing April and May first if it came down to it. She told us we can go through options with her when the time comes. Me and my fiance have been making our own options to hopefully tell our wedding venue coordinator to see what's possible.



Option 1:If the restrictions go back to allowing us having 50 people at our wedding we will have to cut down our numbers in half(which will be hard because we have big families)
Option 2:We have a small ceremony with our parents, siblings and my grandparents and get married with our officiant and have our reception in the fall with our bridal parties and our full families.
Option 3Smiley tongueost pone a second time in hopefully the fall
I'm so heartbroken to think of having to do this all over again..What's everyone else's options?

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Latest activity by Kaitlyn, on January 8, 2021 at 13:30
  • Kaitlyn
    Frequent user August 2022 Ontario
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    I am the same date as you and up until today we were like "nah, it will be fine for the end of June". Honestly I am DEVASTATED that we are losing out on the true lead up to the wedding experience. We got engaged right before COVID and haven't gotten to do any celebrations. Today is the first day I even brought up postponement to my fiance, but the issue for us is we are in our mid thirties and would like to start a family. This whole thing sucks.

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  • Mackenzie
    Curious August 2022 Ontario
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    Thanks everyone!
    Regardless it will be hard, we have to wait till March 1st to see how things are and then we can go through our options and see what our coordinator says
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  • Lisa
    Newbie September 2021 British Columbia
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    My date is September 10, 2021. We were originally going to do a destination wedding. Now we are staying local and although we had a guest list of over 100, we are going to plan on getting it down to 50 in the hopes that we get back up to hosting events with 50 although likely without buffet, dancing or mingling. If we must we will do the wedding in September with small number - currently 10 in BC. and then plan a reception later. I guess we all have to be flexible and remember it is about the marriage not the wedding. There will be a time we can celebrate together again. Stay safe folks!

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  • Laura
    Devoted June 2022 Ontario
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    We are June 26, 2021 and we are on the fence about what to do. We are likely holding out until March when we need to have invites made and sent to make a decision, but it’s really tough to think about postponing. We really want the reception with all our family and friends and it’s likely we will have to wait several years for that to happen restriction free. It’s really hard to know what to do; and feeling cheated out of my wedding, bachelorette, celebrations, etc.
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  • Nicole
    Beginner May 2021 Ontario
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    I feel the same losing my happiness, hang in there!!
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  • Nicole
    Beginner May 2021 Ontario
    Nicole ·
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    I am in the same boat as you and have moved our wedding a few times and now I’m thinking crap we’re in the same dilemma as last time. I am unsure what to do - just have it small with 50 or lower depending what is allowed, move it again another another year or more. I looked up the green colour of Ontario’s plan and I think it’s still Max 50, anyone else reading that too? This whole wedding process has been a mix of so many emotions. I hope that you have an amazing wedding if it’s big, small, this year or next year.
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  • Natasha
    Newbie October 2021 Ontario
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    I am in the same boat, we are scheduled for June 6th but I emailed most of my vendors today to see what’s available for October. And then I think October will be it I won’t be rescheduling after that and just go as planned with whatever the restrictions are in place. I think I am already cancelling June out because we have big families and the last thing I want to do is cut so many people out. I think I am already in a phase to start rescheduling so it’s less stressful in a few months.
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  • Gloria
    Expert October 2022 Ontario
    Gloria ·
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    Agreed with what everyone else is saying. It's indeed hard making that decision and it sucks as our wedding was initially supposed to be Aug.8th 2020 as well.

    We moved it to Oct.9 2021. As of right now, im still planning on my original nr of guests (just under 200) butttttttttttttt... if restrictions are still in place, we are going to get married regardless with whatever is in place. There's no way im postponing a 2nd time. I'm already having a hard time trying to be happy to plan again to be honest Smiley sad

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  • Christiana
    Super November 2020 British Columbia
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    It’s a tough position to be in. We chose to get married on our original date and postpone our reception because the most important thing was for us to get married and everything else came second. But I know for some people it’s equally important to have certain people be present or to have the reception.
    I do just want you to keep in mind that there is still a good chance there will be some restrictions in the fall. If you’re looking for a totally restriction free wedding I’d seriously consider looking into 2022 dates or very very late 2021 at the earliest.
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  • Hank
    Featured September 2021 Ontario
    Hank ·
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    It honestly depends on how committed you are to getting married on your day. For personal reasons, we're committed to our Sept date but everyone has their own situations and reasons. So for us, unless the government bans weddings like Peel region did, it's on even if we can only have a ceremony with the 5 people present in masks and nothing else. Worst case scenario, we postpone the reception again.

    Keep in mind, it's not just the amount of people, it's what you're allowed and not allowed to do i.e. dancing, having the party go beyond 9pm etc. There are certain restrictions we can live with but if there's even a hint of the idea that a reception is potentially unsafe or risky of covid, we wouldn't have it regardless of what the regulations allow.
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