(Photo By Jenifer Boyce Photography)
If you planned on getting married sometime between March 2020 and the end of the year, you've at least thought about how this pandemic will affect your big day. Many couples have had to scale their weddings down significantly, postpone to later in the year or to 2021, or cancel their weddings altogether. It is an extremely difficult time for those in the wedding industry and those who planned on having their weddings this year. BUT – if you've made the tough decision of postponing your big day, there are a lot of advantages to rescheduling your wedding:
(Photo of Snaptique Photo Booths by Jenifer Boyce Photography)
- You now have more time to plan and save! Maybe you'll even be able to afford that photo booth or videographer you didn't have the money for before!
- There will be no more stressing about whether or not you will have to compromise on your dream venue, your guest list, or your honeymoon. You can wait and have everything exactly the way you want it!
- You don't have to compromise the health, safety, and comfort of your loved ones.
- You can still get married and just postpone the big celebration! Many couples are eloping or having a small ceremony with just immediate family and postponing their reception until next year. This way you can still get married this year AND have your party, eventually.
- It will happen when it's meant to happen. Maybe you will postpone to the fall and get the fall foliage! Maybe it rained on your original date this spring and you're happy that wasn't your wedding day after all. There will always be a silver lining. :)
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The fact is that even if you have to postpone your wedding or big celebration, you still have each other. Marriage is about more than just a wedding day – it is about working together through tough times, and this is just one of those times. Your wedding may have been cancelled, but love is not! Whether you're downsizing your wedding or postponing, you're doing your part to stop the spread of the virus – so keep that in mind, and try to look at all the positives.