As we all know, there is a global pandemic occurring and social distancing measures put into place. Many couples have had to make the difficult decision to postpone their wedding. But, that doesn’t mean that you can’t do something to celebrate your original wedding date! It doesn’t have to be a day filled with sadness.
How to Celebrate Your Original Wedding Date
If your original wedding date is coming soon, here are some ways that you can celebrate together as a couple to keep the day uplifting and positive!
Take some time to reminisce on your relationship! If possible, go to the location of your first date and re-live it. If that’s not possible, look at pictures from the beginning of your relationship. Watch some of your favorite movies together. Read old love letters that you wrote to each other.
Do anything that you can to remember the journey of your relationship and how you got to where you are today!
Eat your wedding cake
Just because you had to postpone your wedding, doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a mini wedding cake! Order a mini version from your baker that the two of you can share on your original wedding night.
This is also a great way to support a local business during the pandemic!
Dress up for a date night
Today is the perfect opportunity to dress up for however you choose to celebrate the day! Just because you won’t be putting your wedding dress on this weekend, doesn’t mean that you can’t look and feel your best.
Plan a new honeymoon
If you had to push back your wedding, then you probably have to re-plan your honeymoon. Why not use this weekend to plan a new one?
Planning a honeymoon (or any vacation, for that matter) is something that takes time. We tend to put it off while we’re too busy. Now is the perfect chance to sit down and plan out all of the details!
Our friends at Travelworks International, LLC can help you with this!
Take a mini vacation
On that same note, if at all possible… take a mini vacation! If you feel safer at home, then we absolutely encourage you to stay home. If you are staying home, you can still treat it like a vacation and camp out in the living room or your backyard!
Give each other a gift
You may have had gifts planned for each other on your wedding day, and still want to wait until your actual wedding day to give them to each other.
Get each other something small to celebrate your love for each other and lift each other’s spirit during an otherwise difficult time.
Get photos taken
Were you looking forward to getting gorgeous photos professionally taken on your wedding day? Why not book a mini-session with your wedding photographer for the day?
This is another great way to support a local business and your wedding photographer before your new wedding date.
If it’s not possible for you to get together with your photographer, or you don’t feel comfortable doing so, you can have a family member or close friend take some iPhone pictures for you. Or… self-timer can be your new best friend!
Gather with friends and/or family
If it’s possible for you to, you can have a small get-together with your close friends and family. This can be in-person if you feel safe and comfortable doing so, or it can be virtually!
Moving your wedding doesn’t mean that you have to spend the day without your loved ones!
Dance it out
We are sure that you had already put together a wedding playlist. Or at the very least, you have a song for your first dance. Why not dance to it? It can be an intimate and personal moment for the two of you to share together.
Celebrate virtually if you can’t be together
Of course, we recognize that there are a lot of couples out there that haven’t been able to be together throughout the pandemic! If that’s the case for you, be sure to get together virtually on your original wedding date so that you don’t have to spend the day completely apart. You can coordinate food to eat “together,” or have a Netflix watch party together!
If you just can’t wait… elope and have a virtual wedding!
If you’re feeling truly bummed out about postponing original wedding date and just want to be married already, why not get married?! Just because the party had to be pushed back, doesn’t mean that your wedding and the start of your marriage has to be. Look into current options that are specific to your state if this is something that you want to do!