Our hearts go out to all the couples who have had to postpone their wedding. Your original wedding date can be a tough one. Our in-house wedding planner Alanah explains how and why you should still celebrate your *almost wedding day, even if it's not the day you had planned.
Rescheduling a wedding is heartbreaking. On top of the stress of lockdowns and changing circumstances couples also need to work through the grief of rescheduling or canceling their wedding plans. My heart breaks for all of our couples who have had to reschedule, and re-reschedule their big day.
If you are currently in lockdown or living in a new stage of restrictions your original wedding date can be a really sad one, my advice? Still celebrate it!
Take some time and do something special on the day that was meant to be yours. It was meant to be your day. You should still make the day about you and your lover. Plan a special date night, go to your favourite restaurant or if in lock down treat yourselves to some fancy take away. Pop a fancy bottle of champagne and really enjoy your favourite person in the world.
Book or take a Staycation. Couples planning a wedding during a pandemic deserve a holiday and your original wedding date is the perfect excuse to take one! Travelling can be hard around restrictions and and border closures, consider a staycation and experience your own city as if you were a tourist. You might be surprised with how different you feel in your own town or city by simply changing how you experience it!
Include a little nod to your day. However you choose to celebrate your original wedding date, it’s a nice idea to include a nod to your wedding. If you were meant to be tying the knot at a winery, why not open a nice bottle from the same vineyard? Loved your wedding cake? Why not try baking something similar? Or put on your wedding playlist and practice your first dance.
Your new date will be magic. This won't last forever and your new wedding date will be amazing even if you have to wait a little while. A date can't change the most important part of your wedding - the spark between you and your lover.