By Kris James
If you’re one of the thousands of couples who’ve had to make the most difficult and hardest decision to cancel or postpone your wedding due to the coronavirus pandemic, I just wanna let you know that you’re not alone in this. I have had a few friends move their weddings to next year or haven’t set a date yet due to uncertainties and some who just skip the whole thing and went virtual. Needless to say you can still have a beautiful wedding.
This unforeseeable situation has thrown the entire wedding industry for a loop and halted so many momentous plans in the process. Not only is the date you chose, as well as the season in which to marry, no longer possible, but you may not be able to have the large-scale event full of all of the friends and family you’d always dreamed of having. Not only does postponing your wedding mean you’re waiting even longer to marry the love of your life, but it also means saying goodbye to a date you’ve looked forward to. However, even if you are tying the knot later than anticipated, it’s important to not let your original day go by in vain. Instead, find a special way to mark the occasion and celebrate what would have been and, what will eventually be. Here are 5 ideas hopefully you’ll find to mark the special occasion.
Exchange Love Letters: Celebrate your partnership by exchanging love letters on your original date. Because honestly what romantic soul doesn’t love a love letter.
Organize a Car Parade: Even if you can’t invite your loved ones into your home, you can still celebrate with them in-person and maintain a safe distance by simply asking your guests to drive by your home at a specific time to send well wishes to you and your fiancé.
Pose for Photos: Posing outside your home is a great way to capture a moment in time and an excuse to get a little dressed up. When your wedding date does roll around, display some of your favorite shots at your reception to dress up the décor.
Reminisce on Your Years Together: Visit the place where you first met, walk by the restaurant where you had your first day, or stand at the spot where your partner popped the question.
Host a Ceremony at Home: Even if you postponed your traditional celebration, you can still consider tying the knot on your original day. Just keep it simple and intimate. And when you can finally gather with friends and family again, throw the party you originally planned.