Quick disclaimer before your read: You deserve to be bummed. Rescheduling your wedding isn't easy. Your heart and soul have gone into planning, and now things have changed. This post is not trying to minimize or take away from what you're feeling right now. We're heartbroken for you.
With the majority of Spring 2020 weddings being postponed until the fall or into 2021, it leaves a lot of brides and grooms making peace with their new wedding dates. We wanted to help you embrace your new wedding day… so here are some silver-linings.
LOVE IS NOT CANCELLED
A lot of things have been cancelled or postponed, but your love hasn’t been. In a time of unprecedented uncertainty, you have someone to weather the storm with. And as the famous quote goes, “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”
If you’re anything like most of our brides, you find your new date in the fall of 2020. While it’s certainly not spring, there’s still a lot to love.
- There’s warm beverages like cider, cocoa, tea, or coffee. They’re soothing, comforting, and always a hit in cooler weather. After everything that’s been going on, soothing sounds pretty great right about now. Amiright?
- Then there’s the baked goods. Fall is the time for tasty treats. So bring on the dessert table. Pies, cinnamon rolls, pumpkin cookies, you name it. Anything goes!
- Foliage. Even if the color change doesn’t normally leave you weak in the knees, autumn in all it’s glory does make for some pretty dreamy pictures. We recommend creating a new “fall” themed photo inspo board to share with your photographer.
Maybe you’ve never thought of a winter wedding, but here are some things our past brides have loved about theirs.
- Blankets. Big, warm, cozy blankets. Whether you have your ceremony indoors or out, blankets make everything better.
- Snow. Yes, I know we used photos as an upside in the “fall” section… but it’s true here too. There’s something breathtaking about a bride and groom with a backdrop of snow.
- Less-crowded anniversaries. It’s no secret that fewer weddings happen in the winter. But a major upside is the sweet deals you can score on anniversary date nights//spa days//travel since it’s an off-peak time for the hospitality industry.
On a side note, please don’t feel like you have to embrace a traditional “winter” color palette for your wedding. If you wanted vibrant colors for your spring wedding, then by all means, embrace it! The flowers you originally chose for your springtime fete may not be available, but there are some stunning blooms that will be available. And there are lots of creative ways to incorporate color into your other decor.
We know a full year is long time to wait to marry your love. But just know this: Your friends + family with shower you with with just as much love and affection as ever!