Martina Iazeolla and Sam Scott have now postponed their wedding twice. They have pencilled it in for December but they are not confident it will be third time lucky.
"It's been like an ongoing nightmare," the would-be groom said.
"Your emotions get rattled. We want to be a young bride and groom. I don't want this to drag out into our 40s. The way I had pictured myself walking down the aisle has probably changed."
They were going to get married last year but the bushfires and the smoke intervened.
They then decided on this September - but the current lockdown means it won't happen.
Now, they hope for just before Christmas but "if this one goes down, we'll just have to postpone again".
Amy Williams and Chris Murray have married - finally - and it was touch and go.
On the Monday, they didn't have a venue. On Saturday, they made their vows in the backyard of their home, with the neighbours as witnesses and no other guests.
Under the lockdown rules, only five people were allowed: the couple, the neighbours and the celebrant (the couple's schnauzer, Rosa, doesn't count).
Mr and Mrs Murray, as they were by then, spent Saturday evening eating the celebratory meal delivered to their flat, and phoning their locked-down friends to tell them the news.
The couple, who had been together unwed for 10 years, wore matching "forest green" outfits - but that's as far as the Covid-era wedding paraphernalia went.
Except the bride was weepy. "I did shed a tear," she said.
The pandemic is throwing wedding plans to the wind. Nobody can plan because nobody knows when this lockdown will end or when the next one will begin.
Celebrant Michael Bower performed three of what he calls "elopements" on a recent weekend - weddings with no guests apart from the regulation witnesses, sometimes previously unknown to the couple.
He was due to marry a couple on a Sunday in August but the ACT lockdown was then announced on the Thursday morning to start at 5pm that afternoon.
"I called and told them, 'If you want to get married, you will have to get married at four today'," Mr Bower said.
There was a frantic rearrangement.
"They got married at their dining room table," Mr Bower said.
"They rang a couple of friends and said, 'Can you be at our place by four o'clock'?"
There's been a big change with this lockdown.
A year ago, wedding plans were more likely to be postponed.
But this year more couples are saying, "Let's just do it", and getting married in all kinds of unorthodox places like the top of mountains and inside private hotel rooms, just the two of them and a couple of witnesses.
One couple got married at Gold Creek station.
Florist Lou Moxom said she had requests for wedding bouquets at barely a day's notice.
"There are a lot of elopements, restaurant weddings and back yard weddings. It's changed," she said.
Celebrant Elena Forato said: "Covid has put a different spin on how couples view weddings and the institution of marriage.
"It's made people reflect more - what does marriage mean to them? It's made people think about it more. It's not just a party."
Technology is also being used more. In one ceremony, the groomsman appeared from Hong Kong on an iPad.
Ms Moxom thought Covid meant people were thinking more about the importance of marriage.
"Everything has become 'real'," she said.
"They are still getting married but without the massive price tag. We are seeing resilience and creativity. It's bringing people more together.
"It's awesome. It's beautiful. Don't let a little thing like Covid get in the way."