Here, Jack Jahan from Ramsdens Jewellery outlines how you can still celebrate your original wedding date if your nuptials have been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Most of our lives have been put on hold for the time being due to the coronavirus outbreak. And, while some of us might have simply had to accept that we won’t be having a summer holiday this year, or we can’t quite celebrate our birthdays the way we wanted to, you might have been forced to postpone the happiest day of your life.
If your original wedding day is approaching, why not look for a few ways that you can still mark the occasion in a socially-distanced way? Here, I’m going to give you some of my top tips for making the most of the situation if your 2020 wedding has sadly been put on hold.
Invite your wedding party onto a video call
From 4 July, lockdown restrictions will be easing further, which means you and your partner could meet up with another household to celebrate your original wedding day, as long as you still socially distance. But, if you would like to mark the day with all of your closest friends and family, you could arrange a video call with your wedding party instead. You could even ask everyone to dress up and grab a drink, so it almost feels like your actual wedding reception. If you would like to go all out, you could even send your friends and family some physical invitations, like you would have for your actual nuptials. Imagine DIY has laser cut wedding invitations that are ideal for this.
Plan a lovely picnic
While restaurants, bars, and pubs will soon be allowed to reopen, one of the easiest and safest ways to celebrate a special occasion is still going to be with a picnic. It’ll be incredibly romantic, too! So, consider packing up some of your favourite treats, a bottle of champagne, and a cosy picnic blanket. You can then head to a scenic spot that both you and your partner love. Maybe you got engaged on a local beach, or you have lots of lovely memories from walking around a park nearby. If you time it right, you could even make sure you’re blessed with a beautiful sunset, which is sure to make your postponed wedding date all the more magical.
While you might not be able to bring most of your wedding ideas to life right now, a romantic picnic will still give you the perfect opportunity to celebrate your love.
Surprise each other with some new jewellery
If you’re especially sad about not being able to wear your wedding rings yet, consider surprising each other with some lovely pieces of jewellery. You could stick with tradition and buy each other rings that you can then wear with your wedding jewellery once you’ve finally said “I do”. Or you could simply set a challenge of surprising your partner with an accessory you know they’ll love and will want to wear every day.
While 2020 might not be the year you imagined it would be, it’s still going to be one to remember! And the jewellery you mark this occasion with will help to remind you of the time you and your beloved managed to make the most of lockdown together.
Practise your first dance
Depending on how comfortable you are on the dance floor, you might be really looking forward to your first dance, or absolutely dreading it. Either way, your original wedding date could present the perfect opportunity to get some practice in without an audience. This will give you the chance to iron out any issues and build your confidence up. Plus, it’ll be a nice intimate moment to look back on when you remember these strange times.
And for a bit more fun, The Dating Diva’s are offering online dance classes for couples…..what a great way to spend an evening!
It’s natural to be disappointed if the coronavirus crisis has forced you to postpone your wedding, but it’s still worth celebrating your love on the original date. Take these tips on board, and you’ll make plenty of lifelong memories.