“My wedding is in 2 weeks! What should I do?” “HELP! Should I cancel or postpone my wedding?”
Many couples have been forced to make decisions about their wedding due to everything that has been going on around the world lately. (Yes the COVID-19!)
If you are reading this blog post, you are most likely in the same boat.
Whether it be the reason of gathering bans, travel bans, or simply guests’ fear of not wanting to travel..
It absolutely breaks my heart that you are feeling devastated and don’t know what to do!
Elopement Photographer: Joel Allegretto
Whilst others might say “it’s just a wedding, you can reschedule to another day!”..
All the hours and hard work that have been put into it, not to mention the emotions and excitement for that one day is more than anything words can say.
It totally sucks! It sucks seeing your plan falls apart! No one likes to make last minute decisions on such a big day..
I want you to know that I’m thinking of you and praying that you and your person stay positive and safe in the midst of it all.
Remember it’s NOT the end of the world. You can still marry your person if you REALLY want to go ahead with the date you have planned.
That’s why I’ve put this blog post together for you if you are in the boat of whether to cancel or postpone your wedding due to the Coronavirus 🙂
Without further ado, here’s a few things you can do if for whatever reason you still want to get married now.
Disclaimer: These are my personal opinions only. Please do not proceed if it’s going to cause you and your person harm or break any laws. Be sure to check the latest regulations in your state.
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1, Just Go Ahead and Elope
Elopement Photographer: The Hearnes
Travel bans might stop you from flying in and out of the country but you still have the options to drive somewhere open and amazing.
Depending on where you are, there might be gathering bans for a certain amount of people so why not just grab a few of your close friends and family for the ceremony and celebrate with everyone else at a later date.
If you are looking for an easy way to receive gifts from your friends and family, you can set up a FREE Honeyfund wedding registry. It’s many brides’ favourite for receiving the perfect wedding gift — “one that reflects your unique style and makes giving quick, easy, and budget-friendly for your wedding guests!”
If you have specifically chose this date to get married, don’t let regulations stop you as long as you are staying safe and not breaking the law 😛
Elopement Photographer: Dawn Thomson
Honestly you can have the most breathtaking photos if you decide to elope to somewhere whimsical..
Check out Anita and Jamie’s big day: Winter Elopement Wedding in Queenstown New Zealand
2, Get Married in a Supermarket
I came across this on Facebook and I thought what a brilliant idea it is to literally “break tradition” and get married in a supermarket.
Yes a supermarket where you get your grocery lol
Photo credit: @walnutstreetphotography
There isn’t a ban in supermarkets so this couple decided to tie their knot in front of their friends and family in this open space.
This wedding is definitely one to remember and something to tell your kids and their kids!
For More Creative Ways of Getting Married During COVID-19: Awesome Popup Weddings in Israel
3, Livestream Your Wedding
Elopement Photographer: Esther Moerman
Many schools and universities have been going online so why can’t you offer this to your guests!? That’s so 2020, right?
Live-streaming your wedding allows you to literally get married anywhere you guys like.
Say at the courthouse, on the rooftop, at a park? There’s been a rush of people tying the knot at City Hall in light of the COVID-19.
If you want to get married to your person on a specific date, then you can consider this option without the stress of organising with different vendors and making it available for your guests.
The great thing about this is that your friends and family can attend your wedding at the comfort of their own home. They can also choose to still dress up for the occasion!
It’s not going to be the same without having your loved ones there physically but don’t let this virus stop you from saying your “I do’s!” in their presence.
You and your person can always throw a “happily ever after” wedding party once things go back to normal and celebrate with your friends and family all you want.
On a positive note, you can save even more money for your wedding party later on or throw that money in for your future home or honeymoon!
You can also set up a Honeyfund so that your friends and family can bless you by contributing to your honeymoon if they want to.
4, Mask It Up
Yes that’s right, get you and your guests to put a mask on!
Source from Daily Mail
Not sure how possible this is with the gathering bans in different countries.. but a few couples have done this!
Source from TMZ
Check out this couple who got married in masks and they even kissed each other with it on!
Now how’s that for a first kiss as husband and wife?
Here’s another gorgeous wedding of a bride and groom wearing masks on their wedding day. They even had some quirky photos taken by their photographer Gianne Carlo Chua Visuals.
The 2020 ways of greeting one another!
Here’s Tabatha and Adrian taking social distancing to a whole other level by having the “correct measures” 😛
Wedding Photographer: Gianne Carlo Chua Visuals
If you are feeling down about your wedding, hopefully Tabatha’s wedding photos and message here encourages you!
“So on Saturday I married my best friend even with all of my plans falling apart due to the coronaviris for the 2 weeks leading up to the wedding we still went ahead and it was perfect.” -Tabatha
Source from Samo Hagras Ateiler
Anyway hopefully this was helpful to you or at least put a smile on your face 🙂
YOU CAN DO THIS! Don’t forget why you are getting married in the first place. It’s not about the fancy wedding cake, decors and flowers, luxurious venue.. Remember it’s about the person you are going to spend the rest of your life with.
Whether or not you get to walk down the aisle, it’s the commitment you make to this person till the end of time. It’s you saying “I choose you EVERY SINGLE DAY”. It will work out in the end!
Let me know what you guys have decided to do in the comments below x
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