If you've had to postpone your wedding due to COVID-19 and are still feeling upset about it; it's ok, you're not alone. Couples across the globe are in the same state of denial and for many, like you, it's hard to accept and cope with the circumstances.
Your original wedding date, however has significance to you. You have spent countless months maybe even years planning and perfecting your every wedding detail. We know there isn't much we can say to ease your frustrations, but we know just how to get you out of the rut! May we suggest you "take back your date" and celebrate? Though it might not be what you envisioned, celebrating with the love of your life and honoring the day despite the circumstances may be the remedy you needed. When this pandemic is all said and done, your new date will be just as you both imagined and you'll forever be grateful you celebrated and marked the significance of both.
If your day is fast approaching and you had to postpone, below you'll find a few ideas on how to celebrate.
1. Have a Commitment Ceremony
Postponing your wedding doesn't mean you can't celebrate your love for one another. Honor each other and your love by having a commitment ceremony. Do remember however, a commitment ceremony is not a legal union but simply marks your devotion to one another. For this ceremony you and your partner can choose how to celebrate. You can share your vows with one another or pledge your commitment to each other. Regardless of how you choose to execute your commitment ceremony, this will serve as a way for you to signify your original wedding date without the formal ceremony.
Photo by Myrtle + Moss Photography
2. Strike a Pose
Though it's not what you intended, you'll want to remember how you took back the date for years to come. Savor the memories by snapping pictures of everything: your outfits, the food, your vows, and the decorations you choose to display. Don't sweat the small stuff, consider this a small scaled practice round. If you don't have access to a professional camera, even your phones will do. But if you do want professional help, there are many photographers available, even during this time. Many photographers are willing to shoot while adhering to social distancing rules and group gathering guidelines in accordance to the CDC. No matter what you choose, don't forget to document your day!
Photo by Melanie Duerkopp
3. Practice your First Dance.
When it comes to your first dance, all eyes will be on you so it’s never too early to start practicing! Whether you've taken lessons and learned incredible choreography moves or you’re going at it alone, you can clear a little space in the living room, pop your song on and practice, practice, practice! Your dance will be all the better for when all eyes are on you.
Photo by Wedding Wire
4. Order your Cake (And Eat It!)
There's always room for cake, and now, more than ever! Do you remember that four-tier French vanilla cake with raspberry filling and buttercream frosting you've been patiently waiting to enjoy? Don't wait until your new wedding date to satisfy your craving! Many bakeries are still open for carry out orders, and recreating a smaller version will be a piece of cake! So order in the same flavor of your real wedding cake, and enjoy the deliciousness a little early.
5. Host a Virtual Cocktail Hour with your Bridal Party
One of the best things about weddings is the chance to enjoy a drink or several with your nearest and dearest friends and family. Schedule a video call for the time your wedding dancing was set to kick off and instruct everyone to bring along a glass (or two!) of their favorite mixed cocktails. You can toast your wedding date, discuss what you’re most looking forward to about your new wedding plans and even play songs you're planning to play on during your band or dj set.
What do you think? Have you had to postpone your wedding, but want to take back the date? Share with us some of your plans, inspirations and photos!