Wedding Planning

Cancelled Wedding Gifts: Perfect Presents to Celebrate a Would-Be Wedding Date


Has your wedding been cancelled or postponed due to Coronavirus? Were you due to attend a wedding that has been put on hold? For many people at the moment, their wedding has either been scaled down, cancelled or postponed which can be very upsetting. Understandably you may still want to give a gift to your partner or to the happy couple, especially if any big family celebrations have been put off.

If you know someone who has had to change their wedding plans, take a look at our pick of the best thoughtful gifts to mark their would-be wedding, scaled down wedding or their wedding to be.

Cancelled Wedding Gifts For Couples

If you have recieved a cancellation or postponement notice for a wedding you were due to attend then sending one of these adorable gift ideas would be the perfect way to acknowledge the date that should have been.

Would Be Wedding Day Bracelet, LunaCreations – £2.95

A little keepsake to send to your loved ones on their would-be wedding day. Perfect for close friends and family if you’re looking to acknowledge the happy couple on what would have been their wedding day, a lovely gift for younger family members to send too. 

Pocket Hug, Cwtch Signs 2020 – £3

Send a cheeky hug in the post. We might not be able to go and hug our friends right now but let them know you are thinking of them, especially if their special day has been cancelled. We love this simple gesture from Cwtch Signs. 

Milestone Wine, Personalised Gift Shop, Double Wine Box – £19.95

Whether your loved ones were able to get married or not this lovely gift box is perfect for commemorating the wedding date or date to be. Fill it with their favourite tipple – from vintage wine, to spirits and champagne this is a perfect gift to toast the happy couple and to acknowledge their special day. 

Keepsake Blooms, The Happy Blossoms, Dried Flower Range – From £22

We adore every bunch of these Happy Blossoms. These bright and beautiful blooms are perfect for putting a smile on anyone’s face, unlike fresh flowers these baked blooms will last – which means they can be enjoyed every day. The perfect pick-me-up for your loved ones, order your Happy Blossoms to be delivered directly to their door. 

New Plan Same Man Mug, Pancake Parade Designs – £22.95

The wedding may have been cancelled or postponed, but there are still lots of plans to make, and new dates to look forward to so remind your loved ones with a fun message on a mug

Square Photo Book, Photobox – £44.99

If you can’t attend the wedding but the ceremony is still going ahead, why not get all your friends and family to dress up at home and send you their best photo, hats included. Create a hardback photo book for the happy couple featuring all their loved ones toasting the day, even if they couldn’t be there. 

Postponed Wedding Day Hamper, Wedding of My Dreams – £50

Surprise your loved ones with a special evening marking what would have been their wedding day. This postponed wedding hamper contains a table runner, dinner candles, rose garland, candle sticks, matches, confetti and the message; “On what should have been your wedding day we are sending a little love your way. Dress your table for dinner”. The box can be personalised, and you can choose between silver, bronze, gold or pressed glass candle sticks. 

Afternoon Tea for Two, The British Hamper Company, £100

With many people staying home and restaurants closed or restricted, treat your loved ones to a dining experience at home. We love this Afternoon Tea Hamper for Two, which comes complete with delicious cakes, strawberries and cream biscuits, English tea and of course, bubbles. 

Spa Day with a Difference, Seychelles Hamper, The White Company – £100

It can be stressful and upsetting when your wedding day has been cancelled or postponed. Treat your loved ones to some well deserved time out with this indulgent Seychelles hamper delivered directly to their door. We love the holiday-feel to this delicious Seychelles scent of almond, coconut and rich amber, designed to transport you into the balmy breeze of the Indian Ocean. 

Gifts for Your Partner

Use one of these beautiful gift ideas to mark that day that should have been for you and your partner.

Toast the Day, Personalised Wine Bottle Labels, Farrah and Eve – £3.49

You might not be sipping Champagne and enjoying your wedding reception like you planned but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a fabulous day. Treat your partner to an evening of bubbles, from prosecco to wine, champagne and mocktails there are plenty of ways to toast your would-be wedding day in style and these cute labels make it even more fun.

It’ll be Worth the Wait Card, Farrah and Eve – £3.55

Sometimes all you need is a few words and we think this card puts it perfectly! A beautifully written love letter sent in the post or left for your other half to find is everything. We love the simple design of this Worth the Wait card by Farrah and Eve

Ceramic Coasters, HollyEmily Designs – £5.50

We think these ceramic coasters are just perfect, and a lovely gift to give your loved one to mark the new wedding date ahead. A lovely keepsake, these are beautifully made – choose from gold, pink or silver. 

Would be Wedding Print, Cards and Caboodle – From £7

Surprise your loved one with this lovely gesture, which signals great times ahead! These eye catching prints can be personalised to your requirements so don’t forget to let the seller know exactly what you’re looking to say. 

Date Night at the Venue

It may be some time before you can sit in the restaurant or dining area of your wedding venue however you might be able to organise a picnic in the grounds or a private dinner. Contact the venue and arrange a romantic meal for two or an afternoon tea and toast your wedding to be in style. 

Engraved Jewellery, Cufflinks, Gracie Collins – £35

If you have postponed your wedding but want to mark the occasion why not have the new date or a romantic message engraved on a piece of jewellery. From cufflinks and watches to pendants and rings this simple gesture signals good times ahead and something wonderful to look forward to. We love these gorgeous simple cufflinks by Gracie Collins

Venue Painting, Fancy Folk Design – £40

These beautiful venue portraits are the perfect gift for your loved one on what would have been your wedding day. Simply send a photograph to the artist and organise a personalised print to mark your special date. 

Doorstep Portrait

Ask your photographer to take a doorstep or window portrait, especially if your photographer  had been previously booked for your wedding day and knows you well. These socially distanced photographs have become increasingly popular with couples and families looking to commemorate the time they have spent at home during lockdown. Surprise your loved one with a special photo shoot together to mark what would have been your wedding day. 

Promise Ring Necklace, Chupi – £266

If you still want to mark your would-be wedding day with something special you will find lots of beautiful promise rings and promise ring jewellery to choose from. We love this gorgeous Chupi twig ring suspended from a solid gold chain. With so many designs to choose from we think this could be the perfect in-between gift and the perfect keepsake for your loved one. 

It can be really upsetting when things don’t go to plan, which is why so many people are looking for ways to celebrate the love of their friends, family and partners. Whether you have a wedding to look forward to, or you missed out on attending one, there are plenty of ways to show someone you’re thinking of them. For more gift ideas, browse our wedding gift pages.

Find Wedding Ideas, Inspiration, Venues and Services

mail icon

Subscribe to our Network

Stay connected with our network and get all the best Wedding Planning, Inspiration and Competitions directly into your inbox.