As someone who was looking forward to one of the happiest days of your life, you have every right to feel angry, sad, and frustrated because your big day was delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis!
Worldwide, couples are delaying or canceling wedding events, and vendors are closing up shop. Love in the time of COVID-19 has become challenging to manage for everyone. But, with the preparations you had already made for your day, what exactly should you do? Delay, cancel, or improvise?
Let’s discuss it!
Dealing with Wedding Planning Stress
Decide on the New Wedding Date
Though your initial response may be to push your wedding date to 2021, we’d recommend that you book your new date till the end of this year.
Considering that the COVID-19 crisis is fluid and details are changing day-by-day, we can’t be sure that the outbreak may not come in control by the end of the year. Nevertheless, even if social distancing rules are still in place and you cannot have a big wedding, you’ll at least have a day when you can finally seal the deal. And you can stream your wedding online for those who can’t attend!
Set a Goal for a Small Wedding
Ideally, your wedding should go as it should’ve initially gone: in the presence of all the people you love.
However, if there is a possibility that the 10-people limit will be in place, rearrange your plans for a smaller ceremony.
Including you and your partner, make a list of the other eight people who can attend. Including your photographer and officiant, every person in the group should follow the rules of social distancing.
The wedding can also take place at home or in your backyard. Employ your DIY skills to decorate. You’ll treasure the moments even more.
Think Big Picture
Yes, your wedding was meant to be the most spectacular event of your life. But, you would rather delay it than risk your health or that of the people around you by being careless and having it anyway. But, even if you do end up having a small wedding, imagine the result.
You’ll be married!
You’ll be with your future spouse, the person you want to spend the rest of your life, and you’ll be wed. And despite the distance, your family will still be able to attend the wedding virtually. Sure, it won’t be a conventionally big wedding, but you’ll still have fond memories to cherish!
It’s a difficult time for all of us. But, like the old’ cliché says, ‘this too shall pass.’
And one day very soon, you’ll look back at these times, and you’ll congratulate yourself on having been level-headed and brave enough to make the tough decisions for your wedding!