With COVID-19 putting a damper on wedding dates from March 2020 until who knows when, couples all over the world have had to cancel or postpone their big day after planning for months or even years. We sympathize and acknowledge how hard this must be for everyone. This is why we want to provide some ideas for couples to do on their original wedding date to make sure they can still make this day one to remember.
- Have a Ceremony in Your Home: If you have decided not to postpone the wedding and instead just elope, why not have a ceremony in your home that you can have with just your immediate family or share over a Google Hangout or Zoom video?
- Have a Party! You can still have a celebration (over Google Hangout or Zoom of course). Try having a “party” in your home and invite your guests to join in a toast and some dancing and reminiscing over Google Hangout or Zoom.
- Have a Romantic Date “Wedding” Night. Order food from your favorite restaurant, get a bottle of your favorite wine or make your wedding specialty cocktail, and have a quiet and romantic night in with just the two of you.
a. Exchange your vows or love letters you originally wrote.
b. Bust out old photos and reminisce on all the years you have been together.
c. You can even make this night “themed” and have it decorated either similar to your wedding colors or to wherever you were planning on going for your honeymoon.
- Eat Cake! Who says you can’t still have a wedding cake on a cancelled/postponed wedding day? Order a cake similar to your original one (a smaller size of course), and share it with your significant other.
- Have a Photoshoot. Get dressed up and have a mini photoshoot to remember the day by. You can even get these printed and displayed at your later wedding date.
- You will also want to ensure whatever photographer you hire, is still aware of the “social distancing” rules when doing this mini photoshoot.
- Have someone organize a car parade for you! With the whole “social distancing” rule, many people are gathering together in their cars for birthdays and postponed events like weddings). Just have everyone gather in a parking lot or a neighborhood and hang out in their car from a distance.
- You can also just ask others to drive by your home to say hi and chat (from a distance).
- Have your first dance. Turn on your song and have your first dance right there in your living room.
- Play virtual games with your wedding party. Get everyone on Zoom, Google Hangouts or any platform where you can interact and play games with your entire wedding party.
For those interested on how they can show their support to a couple who had to postpone/cancel their big day, see below for some ideas.
- Send them wine, champagne or their favorite alcoholic beverage ingredients.
- Send them dinner from their favorite restaurant.
- Send them a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
- Send them money to help pay for any fees they had to pay in order to cancel or postpone their big day.
- Give them a call to just chat and see how they are doing.
- Drive by their house and have them come outside to say hi from your car. You can even bring a sign or decorate your car to show you are thinking of them!
- Ask them if there is anything you can do for them to make their day easier and happier (volunteer to go grocery shopping for them, run any errands, deliver them food, etc).