I got engaged in June 2020 and getting mixed reactions to my plan to do a May 2021 wedding. I have been researching but postponing signing venue contracts for 4 months now because I'm nervous how things will be then. We would like to get married sooner rather than later (before next June 2021) and plan on having our ceremony at a Catholic Church. The reception is the whole issue because we will need to celebrate somehow with all the people that flew in for it. All the venues in Philadelphia have high F&B minimums which makes it tough. I'm happy to do a small dinner celebration with like 50 people but I can't even find any restaurants/venues that would accommodate that due to price minimums/requiring buying out the whole restaurant for 20k+. We live in apartments and don't know anyone that could do a backyard/home celebration for us either.
What are the rest of you who got engaged somewhat recently doing? Are you signing 2021 contracts?