Just because you’ve had to postpone your wedding, doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate your original wedding date together during lockdown! Because it is a day worth recognizing.
Photo by Joshua Chun
Not only does postponing your wedding mean waiting even longer to marry the love of your life, but it also means saying goodbye to a date you've looked forward to for so long. However, even if you are tying the knot later than anticipated, it's important to not let your original day go by in a flash! Instead, find a special way (or ways) to mark the occasion and celebrate what would have been—and, eventually, will be.
To help brainstorm ideas, we put our heads together (at a safe distance!) to share creative ways to celebrate your original wedding date, even if you do (sadly) have to postpone the big day until later. From pre-wedding ceremonies that your family and friends can enjoy from afar, to romantic date nights that will have you feeling extra excited for your new wedding date, read on for our top, fun ways to celebrate your original wedding date if you have to postpone.
Celebrate Your Original Wedding Date If You Have to Postpone
Order (and Eat!) Your Wedding Cake
Remember that five-tier lemon cake with raspberry filling and vanilla buttercream you've been patiently waiting to enjoy for months now? Don't wait until your new wedding date to satisfy your craving! Order a cake to be delivered in the same flavour of your real wedding cake.
Have a Date Night
While going out isn’t an option right now, staying inside doesn’t mean you can’t dress up and have a date night indoors. Why not cook your favourite meal together and pop open a bottle of Champagne and enjoy a nice date night at home.
Have a Duvet Day
If you’re not feeling like dressing up, then why not treat yourselves to a duvet day. Leave the washing up to someone else and order from your favourite takeaway, snuggle up and watch your favourite film or series. Turn off your phones and spend the day just the two of you.
Be Your Own DJ
Listen to your favourite songs or wedding playlist, and have a dance in the living room. Why not take the opportunity to practice your first dance? Make it a fun evening by decorating the room or putting on disco lights. What better way to celebrate your original wedding date if you have to postpone!
Plan Your Honeymoon
Since your wedding was put on hold, your honeymoon, subsequently, is most likely on pause now, too. But, that shouldn't stop you from daydreaming about the holiday! Use your original wedding day to research different restaurants, landmarks, and excursions that your destination has to offer. Planning doesn’t have to stop because the wedding is postponed.
Mix Your Signature Cocktail
Planning to serve a signature cocktail on your big day? Why wait until the actual wedding to sip on your lovely tipple? Teach yourself how to mix the creation at home and plan a happy hour - for just the two of you - with the cocktail as your drink of choice.
Have a Virtual Party
It is a difficult time being apart from your friends and family, but even more so when you were planning to spend your magical day together. Boost everyone’s mood and arrange a Zoom call with your family, bridesmaids and grooms men so you can connect face-to-face and have a virtual party to celebrate the day.
Why not ask your partner to draw what they think your wedding dress looks like? Don’t look at the drawing, hide it away in an envelope and then open it on your big day. It may even provide a few extra laughs with your guests during your speeches!
Photo by Ramiz Dedakovic
Practise Your First Dance
When it comes to your first dance, all eyes will be on you and so it’s never too early to start practising those steps! Whether you’ve learnt some choreography or you’re going it alone and doing your own thing, you can clear a little space in the living room, pop your song on and have a boogie. Your dance will be all the better for it, plus a bit of exercise will put you both in better spirits.
Have a Wedding Movie Night
Have a treat night by ordering in a takeaway and then settle down in front of a funny wedding movie. While still wedding themed, the total disasters we love to cringe through will get you giggling and take your mind off your own wedding woes.
Indulge in a Spa Night
Let’s face it, we could all do with a little pampering and relaxation right now. With the world turned upside down, it’s easy to slip into an anxious spiral, especially if something as important as your wedding has been impacted. Why not use the day as an excuse to unwind? Have a long, hot, bubble bath, play some chill out vibes, give each other a massage and put on a face mask. After some time dedicated to your well-being, you’ll be in a much better frame of mind to tackle your new wedding plans.
All amazing ways to celebrate your original wedding date if you have to postpone we think you'll agree! Don't forget we are still here if you have any questions about your current wedding dress or an appointment you would like to make so just drop us an email or message us on social media.