What to do now your wedding is postponed

by benbjhampson-com | April 3, 2020 | Wedding Planning Guides

The last few weeks have been some of the hardest we’ve ever had to face at Heaton House Farm. We’ve had to contact couple after couple and tell them that their wedding will need to be postponed due to the Coronavirus.

When you’ve been looking forward to your big day for months, it’s not what you want to hear. But needs must. During this unprecedented time we all have to do what we can to save lives.

And the thing is, we’re always optimists at Heaton House Farm. We believe in the power of happy, positive thinking and we know love will ALWAYS prevail. Postponing your wedding doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. There are positive opportunities we can take from it.

So for all our couples who’ve been affected, here’s what to do now your wedding has been postponed.

Embrace the new date

 There’s no point beating around the bush, the date you originally wanted for your big day is now not possible. You may be able to get the same date next year if you wait that long, but there’s also a high chance that date is already taken. So do you wait two years… just for a date?

We know lots of couples like to choose a specific date to get married because it means something special to them. But here’s the thing… whatever date you get married on, that will be become your new special date. So embrace it. Make a unique date that you’d never thought of.

And the date you were going to get married on? Celebrate that too! Why not? It’s an important milestone in your time together, so have a special moment together at home and celebrate it for years to come as your “almost wedding day”. It will make a great day to mark in the calendar – another excuse to dress up and go out along with the anniversary of your first date, your engagement, and your wedding day.

If you’re now getting married on a weekday… embrace that too! We have dozens of couples who know the benefits of a weekday wedding, so don’t fret that it’s not a Saturday. The day of the week isn’t as important as it used to be.

Explore the new season

It’s likely your wedding hasn’t just been postponed for a few weeks, but more likely a few months. You could think that all your plans and themes won’t work any longer… or you could get super excited about all the new ideas, styles and colours that will work with the new season.

Because autumn and winter weddings? They are incredibly popular. They’re almost as popular as our summer weddings, and they’re loved by everyone who attends them.

So get thinking about how you can explore the new season and incorporate it into your wedding plans.

For autumn weddings, think mesmerising, warming colours and incredible early evening sunsets. Still need convincing? Here’s 9 reasons why autumn is a great time to get married.

For winter weddings, you could go icy cool or fiery warmth with your theme, so there’s plenty of flexible and scope. And if we said perfect winter light for photos, the possibility of a white, snowy wedding and the cosy warmth of log fires and mulled wine… well, we wouldn’t need to say any more would we?

You’ll look back and wonder why you didn’t plan an autumn or winter wedding in the first place.

Relook at your guestlist

A rescheduled date also gives you the chance to go down your guestlist, and look at the original list of friends and family you invited way back when.

You might find there were several people you really wanted to celebrate your big day with, but they were unable to accept due to other commitments. Well now they get a second chance, as a new date might mean they’re no longer double booked or on holiday.

And you may also find that new people have entered your lives since you sent out your invites, like new neighbours or new colleagues. Now’s your chance to add them to your guestlist too.

Take your time with your speech

If you weren’t sure how to start your speech or what exactly you should say, well this postponement has just opened up a whole host of material.

You can make jokes about the original wedding and the postponement. You can take note of the little things that happen over the next few months to talk about what love really means to you. And you can spend extra time thinking about exactly what you’d like to say when you’re telling the special people in your life how you feel at that moment.

Get creative with wedding favours and other special touches

When you first start planning a wedding, your head is usually filled with all kinds of quaint ideas about what you’d like for the big day. Little flourishes here, hand-crafted decorations there.

And then time gets away from you. The last few weeks in the run up to the big day are panic, and those plans you had to make miniature paper trees for every table or tie delicate bags of petals to every chair go out of the window.

Well now you have more time. Use it wisely. Go back to your original plans, look at what you said you always wanted to do… and make it a reality.

You don’t need to buy those last-minute wedding favours because you ran out of time to make your own. Now you can set some hours aside and create something you’ll always treasure.

Learn a new skill

We’ve all seen the videos of brides dancing down the aisle, or groomsmen busting out a surprise routine… Now’s your chance to truly make an entrance or create an extra-special moment.

With all the time on your hands, why not learn how to waltz your loved one during your first dance and impress all your guests? Or maybe you could learn to play a song on guitar or piano, to give your family an unforgettable surprise during your wedding breakfast?

There are lots of opportunities to explore and plenty of ways to spend that extra time you’ve been given.

Spend time together

But perhaps the best way to spend that extra time together is simply in each other’s company. You may not be getting married on the day you chose originally, but so what?

You’re still engaged, you’re still going to be sharing a wonderful day together, and you’ll still be spending the rest of your lives together with each other. Celebrate that moment every day. Reflect on the lives you’ve built together. And enjoy every second you spend with your loved one.

And remember, if you need any help at all with your re-arranged wedding, we’re always here to help.

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