The pandemic has, unfortunately, ruined many plans for many people.
Birthdays, family reunions, vacations and anniversaries are just some of the events cancelled this year. However, having to cancel a wedding due to an unforeseen pandemic can be incredibly heartbreaking. Your original wedding date should still be honored, even if your wedding is postponed for a later date. Here are 10 ways to honor your original wedding date!
1. Spend the day together
You don't have to be told twice to spend the day with your fiancé/e! While you are both probably upset over your plans being scrapped, you can take comfort in each other. Even if all you're able to do is stay inside together, being there for one another is an important thing, so don’t underestimate it. Pop open a bottle of wine and look through pictures of the two of you over the years. You'll get through it together!
2. Do your favorite activities
Do the two of you have hobbies or favorite activities you like to do together? Your original wedding date would be the perfect day to do just that. The day should still be about the two of you and should be filled with your favorite things. It could be gardening, putting together a new puzzle, or something as simple as a scenic walk. Remember, it doesn't have to be extravagant!
3. Watch your favorite movie/tv show
If the two of you aren’t the type to do an activity together, or you are looking for something more relaxing, turn on a show. It could be a favorite movie or tv series that makes you both laugh. Or maybe something else, like videos of the two of you! Cozying up together on the couch is another great way to spend quality time, especially if you're confined to your home.
4. Take pictures (and lots of them!)
While it may seem like a bummer to take pictures on a day you should have been getting married on, it could prove to be worthwhile. For one thing, it will be something to look back on as a way to remember this unusual time in world history. It could also be a way to mark the day, or you could turn the picture taking into a photoshoot at home. It wouldn’t have to be professional, just the two of you goofing off and having fun. Dress to the nines and put on your best smiles!
5. Treat each other to some new bling
Exchanging gifts on your would-be wedding day is a great way to mark the occasion and honor what should have been. And what better gift could you give to each other than rings? Modern Gents offers wedding bands for both men and women, with several different styles for each personality. Because their rings are so affordable, you can get several rings to mix and match depending on your mood! Even though it won’t be the ring ceremony you envisioned, exchanging these rings is another way to mark this day in your lives – and every time you look down on your finger, you'll remember this special moment.
6. Dance together
If you are starting to feel sad on your original wedding day, a dance party could be the perfect answer to turn your day around. Clear some furniture to make room, turn on music and dance. While it may not be the first dance you imagined, it will still be fun and a sure-fire way to lift up your spirits. It could also be a great new memory to have of the day.
7. Call family members
You may not get to be with your whole family like you originally planned to on your big day. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be a part of the day anyway! Call up your parents, siblings, or whoever else you wanted to share that special day with. Have a chat, or a cry, and talk for as long as you need to.
8. Plan your wedding
Yes, your wedding was supposed to be happening right now. But one way to view this difficult time is as an opportunity for more time to wedding plan. The two of you can continue to plan for the big day, and discuss the more fun aspects of the wedding and honeymoon. It could be a great way to remember that somewhere down the line, your wedding day will happen.
9. Enjoy a meal together
As the day closes, it might be nice and romantic to share a meal together. It may not be the wedding feast you planned, but it could still be intimate and special. The two of you can cook your favorite meal, or order out for food. It's a great way to spend quality time together and close out your special day! Have some bubbly alongside your dinner to commemorate the love you both share.
10. Recommit to each other
The world is a scary place right now, with a lot of unknowns. But one of those unknowns shouldn't be each other. Your original wedding date is a great time to recommit to each other and let each other know it. Having to postpone your wedding due to the pandemic is a really difficult thing to go through, but knowing that you will be there for each other no matter what can help make the future less scary, and more promising.