Post # 16
- Wedding: November 2017 - France
I’m not a Canadian bee but where I come from in the Caribbean the prices of food and basically life is very very expensive, we visited Montreal in September and were sometimes excited because the prices were cheaper than home but some were about the same price. Hopefully things will even out.
Post # 17
I totally understand how you’re feeling bee! I’m a Canadian bee currently in the process of moving to the US (that’s where my Fiance lives) and it’s killing me!
Post # 18
I’m in a similar situation, except getting married in the UK. Their pound is double our dollar… So for every dollar I spend i get 45 pence 😭
Post # 19
I’m seeing that trend when I am planning my vacation to Canada. I feel horrible because I see the prices mentioned above and I feel bad for people who live there. This is one of the cheapest vacations I’ve ever gone on, but I feel like an a**hole because I feel “rich” with my US dollar.
Post # 20
Sorry bee :/ I’m American and all that I know is that Hawaii is probably one of the most expensive travel spots to go even for us. Hope it all sorts itself out!
Post # 21
I live in Nunavut and thankfully it’s not THAT BAD In most places. Those news articles tend to exaggerate and take the most outrageous prices from the most remote communities. Where I live, groceries are for the most part on par with stores “down south” (as we call it). The most expensive stuff tends to be junk food- $7.99 for a bag of Doritos, yikes!
Post # 22
Thank you Bees! I know once we get there it will all be worth it. It also helps knowing I’m not alone in this crazy destination wedding planning world. We’ve had some maybes change there RSVP to No’s which I am okay with at this point. We’re doing a local reception for those that can’t make it. So it means more savings for us.
Enjoy the vacation! Canada is beautiful wherever your going!
That’s terrible, it will be worth it though! Europe is so beautiful, where are you getting married?
Good luck with the move hopefully everything goes smoothly!
Post # 24
Good to know!
Don’t feel bad at all. The increase in tourism is good for our economy! Bring your $$$ and spend, spend, spend.
Post # 25
I plan on it! We are actually driving from Ohio so we can hit a lot of the attractions on our way. The only thing I am sad about is our gas is $1.50 US right now and I am not ready to pay the little price increase in gas.
Post # 26
we’re Boston folks, but my husband went to McGill and has been using the weakened dollar to entice me to go up for visits waaaaaay more often than usual and it’s mostly worked. We went up three times last fall, but now that it’s winter I’m hibernating!
Post # 27
I’m out by the foxboro area and my fi has trying to convince me to go. I told him let me hibernate. But instead of going down the cape this summer we will be going to Canada.
def going to Canada in the summer. I’m going to blow all my money on local shops
Post # 28
Thank goodness someone else feels this way!!! I am waiting to buy my dress as its in USD!!! Booooo
Post # 29
Montreal is an amazing city in the summer and fall… but we’ve been caught in too many blizzards for me to want to deal with going in the winter anymore!
Post # 30
I’m originally a so cal girl who is learning to adapt to Massachusetts weather so I know I can’t handle the Canadian winter. But def in the summer I’m going to go.