April 8, 2020
As of today while you're reading this, a large percentage of couples have had to postpone their April and May weddings. I know during these difficult and emotional times it's enough to make you fall apart (temporarily) and wonder should I get married? However, do not despair because I'm here to tell you that you have so much to be grateful for.
Being a wedding industry professional of which I love, I understand what you're going through, so I wanted to provide you all with some inspiration and maybe a fresh perspective on this situation. Although the circumstances you're facing are abrupt and unique, take comfort knowing that you're sharing it with your "one and only" as a testament that love isn't cancelled.
Know that there is always a positive to any negative and you can still celebrate with my 9 reasons not to feel sad about your wedding postponement.
Look at it this way, we all have more time to plan! Which means more time to really be deliberate with your intentions of what your wedding should truly be. An all out celebration of love.
So here are my 9 reasons not to feel sad about your wedding postponement
FEEL THAT YOU'RE IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT
Although you feel as things are out of your control (they are!!!) and are asking yourself should I get married? Now's the time to focus on the bigger picture. When you learn how to react to in a grateful way, you'll be able to pivot from this chaos and this will be your saving grace.
If you haven't already called your vendors, do so and begin the work of setting a new date. Be patient because there are many other couples in your shoes right now, so do not feel rushed and really enjoy this process all over again.
REALLY FOCUS ON SELF CARE
With this abundance of time, you and your betrothed can enjoy some at home spa treatments, try new recipes, Netflix and Chill together or just REST. Also be sure not to fall in the social media trap of who's being more productive? Do whatever brings you comfort during this stressful time.
FITNESS GOALS REDUX
Another positive is using this time to get healthier physically and mentally before your big day. You have time to workout and lose those stubborn 10 pounds for good.
Think of what you both would want your future children to know about this epic moment in history and document it.
CREATE A DESSERT BAR
While you're staying safely at home you might as well treat yourselves with a few sweet indulgences like CAKE and DONUTS! Remember you'll work it off :)
PLAN YOUR DREAM WEDDING
You have the opportunity to really have the wedding of your dreams! Relish the fact that there's no hectic pace to be caught up in at the moment. Now you don't have to settle for anything due to time constraints.
Utilize this time to learn your first dance routine at home via a virtual dance studio, instructional videos or YouTube. There should be a variety of options to choose from and if you were previously putting it off, there's really no excuse now.
WRITE YOUR WEDDING VOWS
Lean into the feeling of relief over the "writer's block" you had about writing your vows. You can now focus on your words and stop and begin again as many times as you want since everything else is essentially done.
Celebrate your original wedding date! Make it special even if it's only the two of you. Or create a virtual gathering with family and friends using apps like Zoom or Skype to stay connected while apart.
During this time of social distancing and isolation take comfort in knowing that you've got "for better or for worse" down and that your love will continue to flourish married or not.
Stay well, stay positive and remember that Love Isn't Cancelled!
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