Wedding postponed due to COVID-19 wedding restrictions? Here are seven ideas for things you could do on your original wedding date.
Having a wedding postponed due to the COVID-19 restrictions on marriage is a great disappointment for many couples. Because the original wedding date has a significant meaning, many couples are looking for ways to celebrate the day in creative ways.
For some, like Bindi Irwin, it still means hosting a small ceremony following the government's social distancing restrictions. For others, it might mean coming up with a completely different approach to the wedding. Here are some ideas to consider if you're looking for stuff to do on your original wedding day.
Have an intimate wedding ceremony with all your guest
While it's not what you intended your wedding day to be, the Australian government is still allowing five people (including a couple, a wedding celebrant, and two witnesses) to marry. If you feel like you really want to keep your initial marriage date, this could be a good solution on a much more intimate scale.
Some couples invite two close friends for the day, while others ask the photographer and the videographer to be present as their witnesses. Whatever you do, this is your chance to think outside the box and come up with something that brings you joy.
Turn your home into a festive space
Whether you're hosting your intimate wedding ceremony at home or not, decking your house out like you would for a special occasion can be a creative way to mark the special meaning of your original wedding date while your wedding celebrations with friends and family are postponed.
Many wedding florists are still carrying out small projects right now, and you might be able to ask your floral designer to deck your home with candles and some beautiful floral arrangements. Better yet, surprise your fiancé with this display of floral affection and coordinate delivery around the time he or she goes out to exercise daily.
Host a virtual party for your wedding DJ
Did you hear about the DJ D-Nice Instagram Live Virtual Dance Party hosted by 160,000 socially isolated viewers? The list of guests included Ellen Degeneres, Michelle Obama, Rihanna and many other celebrities. Viewers danced from the comfort of their own homes, celebrities included.
While your wedding guest list may not include such a list of celebrities, there is always the option to host a virtual dance party on your original wedding date. Perhaps your wedding DJ would be willing to host a party with you. If so, this would be a fun way to let our wedding guests get a preview of what's going to happen to your delayed wedding.
Bake a mini wedding cake or order it to be delivered to your house.
If you're a couple who enjoy a friendly competition, consider challenging each other to bake a wedding cake to celebrate your original wedding date. Better yet, work together to design, bake and decorate the cake during the day.
If you were really looking forward to enjoying the wedding cake made by your baker, it might be worth reaching out to your cake maker and asking for a mini cake for two. Many bakeries are still in a position to make take-away orders, and you might even be able to ask for something special to be delivered to your home on your original wedding day.
Write your wedding vows and plan your postponement ceremony.
It's never too early to write your wedding vows, and your original wedding date seems to be as good a time as anyone else to sit down and get it out. Some couples are choosing to write their vows together, while others are saving them as a surprise for their wedding day.
If your wedding celebrant is free to meet you virtually on your original wedding day, it might be a great time to talk through your ceremony, so you'll have it all planned and ready when your new wedding day arrives.