I'll get straight to the point- I'm in quite a pickle to say the least. My fiance and I just got engaged and have not done any official wedding planning yet. Because of Covid-19, most brides are suggesting setting a wedding date farther in the future to ensure large gatherings will be safe. We thought September of 2021 would be a safe bet, however my father was recently diagnosed with an extremely aggressive form of brain cancer and is terminal. Based on the statistics, there is about a 8-12% chance he will survive until Fall 2021, and even if he survives, patients with this form of cancer are often severely debilitated by neurological symptoms such as loss of memory, speech, vision, motor function, etc. For this reason, I am extremely anxious about waiting until Fall 2021 to get married, and I want more than anything for my dad to walk me down the aisle before his quality of life is severely compromised. However, my dad is so excited to celebrate with friends and family all together in one place, so I fear a small, intimate wedding would deprive him of that experience in his final days.
My question is: any advice on planning a wedding while a parent is terminally ill while still being Covid-compliant?