Despite everything going on in the world, it’s only natural you will feel some sadness and disappointment about this date you put so much focus on. However, whether you are self isolating just the two of you or you are isolating with family, there are plenty of ways you can celebrate your cancelled wedding date.
If you are looking for ways to celebrate your should-have-been date, here are some of the cute ways couples are marking this unique day.
Cook a Romantic Dinner Together
Ok, so you have dinner every day but, you can most definitely make it special. If you are feeling creative you could make your own version of your wedding breakfast, or simply have a meal you both enjoy. Light candles, get dressed up and create your own ‘restaurant’ at home with a white table cloth, menus and romantic lighting.
Get Dressed Up in Your Wedding Outfits
Some couples might want to save their wedding outfits for the big day, if this is you then you can still have fun with this and dress up, wear a veil, wear white, just anything that makes you feel special. Or perhaps you just want to go for it! Put your wedding dress on, enjoy the day wearing it – you can always then have it adapted to suit your new wedding date and season.
Say Vows to Each Other
Who says you can’t still say your wedding vows? It won’t be legally binding but you can still stand together and pledge your love. Perhaps you could even write your own unique wedding vows that are just for the two of you to hear. Make them as meaningful, romantic or naughty as you like, no one else will hear them!
If saying some wedding vows before the big day isn’t for you, then why not simply exchange rings? It will be a lovely way to acknowledge your day and means you shiny new jewellery won’t be sat in a box waiting for the big day. It’s a lovely reminder that the best is yet to come.
Buy a Card
Whether this is for your other half or a couple who should have been saying ‘I do’, there are so many cards available. It’s a lovely way to still have happy cards on display despite your day being postponed.
Zoom Your Bridal Party
If it wouldn’t be your big day without your family and friends by your side then you could host a zoom celebration. Play your wedding playlist and drink champagne with all those people who would have been there to celebrate with you.
Order (and eat!) Your Wedding Cake
This might be our favourite one – if your cake maker is able to safely make and deliver a single tier of your wedding cake for you to enjoy then why not? Wedding businesses have been hit hard by Covid-19 so it’s a lovely way to support a local business and who can say no to extra cake?
Buy a Bunch of Your Wedding Flowers
Much like your wedding cake, if your florist can safely deliver a beautiful bouquet – including your wedding flowers – then that would be the perfect centrepiece for your romantic dinner together.
Plan Your Honeymoon
It looks like we won’t be going anywhere for awhile. But, that does mean that you can spend extra time saving for your honeymoon and plan ways to make it even more memorable. Take this time to do your research and plan out what you will do with your time to really make the most of it.
Toast to the Future (& drink some of your wedding wine)
Order a bottle of your wedding wine or champagne and have toast to the future. You have so much to look forward to and you’re in for one hell of a party when the time is right.
Don’t feel guilty if you have a little cry on this day as there are so many emotions attached. But hopefully, by turning it into a day to celebrate, it can give you and your friends and family something to look forward to when the world starts to return to a new normal.