Wedding season might see its challenges

WINDSOR, ONT. – The wait is the hardest part.

Zack Lachance and Christie Campbell were due to tie the knot in June 2020, but the pandemic had other plans.

“Maybe things would clear up and we could go on and then that kind of game of waiting to see what was really going to happen,” Lachance said.

The couple say most of the vendors stood behind them as they looked ahead, trying to plan their perfect wedding.

“We lost a little bit of money, but not a lot, and we’re still looking at that,” Campbell said.

But despite the pandemic, brides still say yes to the dress.

“A lot of people are bringing marriages closer together. So instead of waiting, they get engaged and they get married like right away. Maybe a month or two, ”says Zana Roganovic, manager of Sophie’s Gown Shop in Windsor.

She says from closings to reopens, even curbside pickup, business has not been affected during the pandemic.

“Even though the ball season is not over yet because a lot of parents have decided to do something for their children in their garden,” says Roganovic.

But caterers saw their challenges, according to George Anastasiadis of Culinary Catering.

“When we tell them it’s 25 people, they can’t figure out how they’re going to reduce their guest list to 25,” he says.

Anastasiadis says only a handful of clients are making changes so they can get married in Stage 2, and Ontario’s Stage 3 limits are still unknown.

“In the summer we would probably have over 100 to 200 weddings within 30 weeks. I’ll use the number 150, ”he said.

As for Lachance and Campbell, a micro wedding will not be enough for their special day.

“What we really wanted for a wedding was to have a lot of people there,” Campbell told CTV News.

The couple will therefore marry next summer, two full years from the original date.

“Love is patient,” says Campbell. “So we’re still in love and that’s the point.”

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