With so many of you dealing with wedding postponements because of the global health crisis, it’s no surprise that your original wedding date makes you a little blue. But you can still embrace this important day and all those heavy emotions by celebrating now and partying later. Here are some tips on doing that.
Get Dressed Up
One of the easiest ways to feel that ‘big day’ glow is with a poppin’ outfit. You don’t have to wear your actual wedding gown around the house, but a sparkling mini with a cute updo or a crisp white button down with those special-order cufflinks will help you set the tone for a special day at home. Of course, you can wear your wedding outfits, too, and even exchange the vows for just two of you if you feel like it – do what you want!
Small businesses like caterers, bars, and restaurants are looking for ways to stay busy and feed their fans. Find out if your favorite restaurant and get your favorite dishes from them! Supporting small businesses and treating yourselves? Win-win. Order your favorite cake for two from your wedding cake vendor, and dive in with some champagne! You can also order some wedding flowers – keep your vendors busy ordering them mini versions of what you’ll have later and celebrating this remarkable date at the same time!
Have a First Dance
Why not dance it out? This can also serve as a sentimental run-through for the new date’s dance… just to make sure your rhythm is still in check. Dancing together is much fun and your mood will raise for sure, so do that.
Exchange Love Letters
This is a fabulous way to remind each other why you’re enduring all this stress in the first place—you’re on your way to declaring your eternal love for each other soon. You’ll be celebrating that lifetime commitment with all of your favorite people eventually; but until then you can reiterate your feelings with a sweet letter exchange. Reread these letters on your actual wedding day that comes later and remember this sweet moment.
Zoom Party With Family And Friends
Follow your romantic dinner date up with a virtual Zoom party that includes your closest family and friends. When you send out the virtual invite, you can get creative and include a recipe for your signature wedding cocktail so your guests can toast to you from afar! You might also include a prompt for guests to share their favorite wedding advice, or a heartfelt story about your relationship on the video call. End the night with a virtual dance party!
Learn to work the iPhone selfie timer, and take lots of photos to commemorate this odd night in history Another idea is to reach out to a local photographer who might be doing a Front Porch Session or prefer a FaceTime photo shoot for your couple.