It’s every bride’s dream to walk down the aisle dressed to the nines in front of all of the most important people in her life.
However, with COVID-19 cases still rising in many states, it can be hard for a bride and groom to have their picture-perfect day. Remember that you are not alone and that many couples are trying to navigate what’s next in terms of their wedding plans.
Here is a guide to help make this adjustment period smoother.
Think Before Cancelling
You might be feeling overwhelmed or defeated by COVID-19 related concerns, and although canceling sounds like the easier option, consider postponing your wedding day. Canceling can have a financial impact on any future wedding plans and can cause you to lose any deposits you’ve put down completely. Postponing your wedding date does not mean you are throwing in the towel, and instead can be a chance to fine-tune any last-minute worries. It also gives you time to talk to your family and friends about their attendance and make the safest decision.
When deciding on a new date, take into consideration that you might have to be flexible if you want to keep the same venue. The most crucial part is to stay up to date with CDC event guidelines so that you’re informed of any rescheduling you might have to do again.
Communication is Key
Take this time to stay on top of your vendors and venue updates and stay proactive. Being in constant communication with them will allow you to have a clearer understanding of what is happening and any reservations they might have. You can even consider creating a wedding website to keep all of your guests in the loop on any important information regarding the wedding or date.
If you’re worried about your guest list then reach out to them individually by sending an email or survey to your guests about how they are feeling. If you have any guests that are traveling or have preexisting health conditions, take the extra precautions, and reach out to them personally. Although you want all of your guests in attendance, be respectful, and understanding if they do not feel comfortable attending. Regular communication with everyone involved in your wedding might seem excessive but it will help eliminate any misunderstandings or confusion.
Use This Time Wisely
Now that you have rearranged your guest list and wedding date, now what? It’s time to prepare for everything else! If your wedding was originally a summer wedding but is now taking place in the fall, you might have to take a look at ways to incorporate darker colors into your decor or accessories. Although, this means you might not have the ideal wedding of your dreams, don’t let a rescheduling stop you from celebrating your original wedding date with your closest friends and family by setting up a virtual pre-wedding day party via Zoom or Facetime!
You can also use this time to step up your beauty routine! If you struggle with your teeth and want to achieve a brighter smile for your wedding pictures then consider purchasing a teeth whitening kit that will leave you grinning from ear to ear! Make sure to also check in with your groom and utilize this time to help him overcome any insecurities. If he struggles with thinning hair or hair loss in general then this is the ideal time to look into hair loss treatments that will leave him feeling confident and excited for the big day. You could even enroll in an exercise program together to look and feel your best when it’s time for all of those close up photographs.
Pre-wedding anxiety is normal, and if you’re struggling to beat those nerves, then consider changing up your daily routine or talk things out with the people in your life to help ease any worry. Remember to do what feels right to you, and if you’re spending the majority of your planning experience miserable then consider waiting until you feel more comfortable. This is a challenging time for many people and although difficult, you are not alone!
It’s easy to assume the worst, and with everything happening it’s understandable to become increasingly negative. However, try your best to stay positive and excited. Regardless of the hardships you might face during the planning process, it will be all worth it at the end because before you know it you will be marrying your best friend.