There are so many of us out there right now that have had our dream weddings put on hold due to this pandemic, myself included.
Trust me girl, I’ve been sad. I’ve been angry, I’ve been an emotional mess. If you haven’t read my recent post on this, check it out here.
Instead of siting with these negative feelings and being completely consumed by them, I’ve been trying to find a silver lining. Something positive has to come from this, right?
Here is my list of 7 positive things to come from postponing our wedding due to the Coronavirus.
Time to relax.
If you already have a new date in mind or even if you’re like me and have no concrete plans yet because you’re waiting to see what kind of shape the world will be in first, just breathe. I mean it, take a deep breath right now. Use this time to decompress and not think about planning anything right now. Take a step away from all the stress and hard work you’ve put into the wedding already. When you do come back to it, now you’re able to spend some time perfecting all the little details you maybe wanted to have before that you just didn’t have time to get to.
Time to save.
Weddings are not cheap. There is no easier way of saying that. Often all the costs can come piling into your mailbox at exactly the same time. Having some extra time right now means you can spread out the payments for things and ultimately making it easier on your bank accounts. Also, saving more money and having more time means maybe you can add that photo-booth you wanted but couldn’t find it in the budget earlier?
This goes for your guests too. If you are planning a destination wedding, extra time for your guests to save is great and will allow them to join in your festivities if they maybe weren’t able to before.
Time to grow…your hair!
Maybe you actually won’t need those overly priced hair extensions after all. Since we’re all home now and unless you are or live with a hairdresser, you’re not getting a cut or colour anytime soon. You have the time now to treat your hair to some masks and proper love.
Time to grow…your tribe.
You likely decided on your guest list about a year ago, right? Maybe you’ve made some really great connections lately and want to add them to the list but you were afraid of handing them a last minute invite before? Or those who were on your B list and you didn’t want to insult. By changing your date, you’re opening it up to those who might have no been able to come the first time but can make this date work. It also goes the other way, you may have some new seats to fill if people can’t make the new date. Maybe your niece will be older enough now now to be your flower girl?
Time to DIY.
If crafting your own bouquet, or centre pieces or whatever decor you imagine is your thing – step up your game now! Think of all the little details you can perfect over the next few months.
Time to write your own vows.
We already did this for our first plan but maybe you were too nervous to put your own words on paper? Well, now you have time to really think about it and express yourself in the way you’ve always dreamed. Ask a couple close friends. your maid of honour and your best man, or loved ones to read your vows and give you some feedback.
Time to learn to dance.
Do you have two left feet? Nervous to hit the dance floor? Then start some dance lessons. There are plenty of online classes you can take during this odd time. Crank the music up loud and just let loose!
I hope that this bring you some sort of good vibes right now. I know it’s been a really strange time for us and it is easy to be angry or feel defeated and just over it but let’s try and get back on track and stay positive!
Is there something on this list that you find to be a good option for you? I’d love to hear your story and what your new plans are.
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