One Tamworth couple had picked the big day, chosen the incredible garden venue and were eagerly awaiting April 4.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted daily life around the world, and no one knows the future may bring.
Now, couples engaged to be married in the coming year are faced with the heartbreaking choice whether it's best to postpone, cancel, continue or adjust plans for the big day.
Sarah Allot has been engaged since June 2019 and has, like so many, dreamed of a big wedding day surrounded by her family and friends.
However, the government's ban on the gathering of more than 100 people has put an abrupt stop to that.
"I was very emotional and stressed when I found out," she said.
"We have been planning everything for the last eight months and for our honeymoon we were going away to Italy and that now is cancelled.
"We are now getting married on a cotton farm that my partner works on and having a small ceremony with immediate family and a few of our local friends, and then we are having a few days down at Shoal Bay."
Ms Allot said despite how upsetting it has been, the businesses she booked for her wedding have been accommodating.
She said they had not picked a date, but when the coronavirus pandemic has settled, they will be planning one massive party to celebrate with everyone.
"We are still excited, at the end of the day it's about us getting married," Ms Allot said.
"We have been together just shy of 10 years, and we met through mutual friends and my sister."
Ms Allot encouraged everyone to support local businesses in this tough climate, so they make it to the other side.
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