We know that many of you have had to postpone your wedding date due to the impact of Coronavirus, and that the prospect of counting down to your original wedding date may be filling you both with dread and upset.
Lots of future bride and grooms right now are mourning for the day they were ‘supposed’ to have. Weddings take so much time and effort to plan, and it’s totally understandable that couples will be feeling low and emotional at the moment.
We get that it’s not easy, but there are plenty of reasons to celebrate the day still and mark the occasion in a positive way to look back on fondly, all from the comfort of your own home. Mariage isn’t always smiles and rainbows, and that’s why the two of you can get through anything. Try to turn a negative into a positive memory. Who says you can’t have a fabulous day? Why can’t you decorate your home with colourful balloons and confetti to enjoy the day together doing things that you both love?
Get Dressed Up
This is still your day to shine. Get dressed up, slip into a gorgeous outfit, do your hair and put make up on like you would for your wedding day. Whatever makes you feel amazing – do it! Moping around in a dressing gown isn’t going to make you feel great.
Enjoy a feast
Start the day with a pop and clink to celebrate each other. Perhaps you could try making tasty cocktails or simply enjoy your favourite drink together. Treat yourselves to a beautiful brunch, lunch or dinner (or all three!) Perhaps you’d like to make a lovely afternoon tea, or recreate your wedding breakfast and make your own feast. Whether it’s a thoughtful homemade meal or local delivery, make sure you eat well!
You could both celebrate with an online ceremony to declare your love for one another with family or friends. Or maybe you just want to see your nearest and dearest online – organise a virtual gathering games night and have fun!
You know each other better than anyone. What does your other half love? What would make them smile? Little gestures and small gifts don’t have to cost the earth. Perhaps you could make a photo album of your amazing times together and add to the collection and take some photos of you both on this rememberable day.
Pose For Photos
Posing in the home you share together is a lovely way to capture a moment in time and an excuse to get a little dressed up!
Due to social distancing, some photographers are offering porch photo sessions where they snap a few pics from a safe distance. It’s important to follow the recommended guidelines, so do your research and speak with your photographer about what your options are at the time of your original date.
Incorporate parts of your wedding day
Bring some of your wedding day to your home and ask your suppliers if they’d like to be part of it. Talk to your florist and see if they can create a bouquet like your wedding flowers. Ask if your wedding cake could be made smaller, perhaps your DJ or band could perform to you or send you across a playlist for you to dance to. Ask your caterers if they’d make you a tasting menu to sample. Decorate your dining room table and have a mini wedding dinner at home!
Remember that this is a really difficult time for wedding suppliers too, they’d love it if you contacted them and asked if they can help you mark your special day. It’s a win win!
We’re sure there’s a million things you want to say to your husband or wife-to-be, well now’s your chance. Let them know how amazing they’ve been in these hard times and how much you appreciate them. Reminisce on your years together and all the incredible times you’ve shared. Just because you’ve had to postpone your wedding day, it doesn’t mean you can’t share a little moment together and exchange a few vows.
Remember, your wedding day is going to happen and it’s still going to be amazing, we promise.