Many couples whose weddings were planned during the during the coronavirus pandemic have unfortunately had to postpone. For some, multiple postponements have occurred! For those affected, we are sorry you are going through this. Whilst this is frustrating and upsetting for many couples, we’re here to reassure you that everything will be okay!
The immediate future is uncertain, but by and large the world is pulling together to move beyond this crisis. By the time it does blow over, you’ll be all the more prepared for your dream wedding. In the meantime, it’s important to stay positive and look forward to that special day.
So, without further ado, here is our guide to staying positive during your wedding postponement…
Focus on The Future…
Inevitably, if your wedding has been delayed due to the pandemic then that’s going to play on your mind from time to time. You might feel, justifiably, sad or angry about the situation, even if you acknowledge that it’s for the best.
However, if you are thinking about your wedding, try to look forwards rather than hold any negative feelings. After all, your wedding will still go ahead – just later than originally planned. And whilst that is frustrating, overall it’s less important than the safety of your loved ones and committing the rest of your life to the one you love.
…But Don’t Obsess!
On a related note, you should try not to let the postponement dominate your thoughts. As we’ve already said, it will inevitably cross your mind from time to time, but try to busy yourself with other things so that you don’t spend too much time thinking about it.
The more time you spend obsessing, the more likely you are to go down a negative path. Don’t block it out completely, but try to find a balance so that you can avoid it playing on your thoughts constantly. Turn these thoughts into a proactive approach, acknowledging them and using the way they make you feel to continue planning your big day and make it better than ever before.
Speak to Friends and Family
If you are having a tough time staying positive about things during the postponement, remember that your nearest and dearest are still there to help you – even if you are affect by a lockdown! Your loved ones will want to cheer you up. Why not organise a phone or video call with them? If you can, meeting for a socially distanced meal or drink may help you to feel better.
As well as this, your partner may well be a good outlet for you. It’s vital that you communicate your feelings about the delay to them, and by doing so you can help each other through this tricky time. Our loved ones have an amazing ability to provide a light at the end of the darkest tunnels, so don’t be afraid to speak to them if you’re struggling.
Celebrate Your Original Wedding Day
If your original wedding day is, sadly, claimed by the crisis, you may still be able to mark it in an enjoyable fashion. For example, you and your partner can get dressed up and share in a video call with all your loved ones. Or perhaps have a romantic day, dedicated to each other.
By doing this, you can still feel that you’ve celebrated your special day, and you might even get the chance to share it with some people who originally couldn’t be a part of the festivities. Plus, you get the added bonus of being able to do it all over again when your big day does arrive!
A Positive Note
Overall, of course this situation is far from what any of us would consider ideal. It’s completely understandable to feel down when things don’t go as planned – in fact it’s part of what makes us human. Think positively about the situation and use this time to plan your changes effectively.
However, hopefully this article has given you a few ways in which you can put a silver lining on this cloud. Remember, this situation won’t last forever and the wait will only serve to make it all the sweeter when the clouds vanish and you do enjoy your magical day.
With a BA in Journalism from the University of Winchester, Rory is an experienced writer and researcher. Keeping on top of wedding trends and traditions, Rory ensures all the content on Guides for Brides and its sister sites are up to date and relevant for couples and businesses alike.