I know the title of this post seems a bit controversial – ‘Reasons to be cheerful – Covid-19 and your wedding’ but please bare with me…
I’m writing this with an air of caution because I am fully aware of peoples situations and how the Corona virus is affecting people on so many different levels, however I also know that now is the time to focus on any positives. I (understandably) have had many postponements of weddings just this week, when things should be kicking off as my busy season. I suddenly have a lot of time on my hands over the next few months. Yes, it’s a massive kick in the teeth for my business and my livelihood hood but I will use this time productively and get the things done that I say I never have enough time for and when this all blows over, I’ll be ready like never before to kick some butt for the rest of the year and beyond! 🙂
This post is actually about what one of my brides has told me this week, reasons to be cheerful! She had to postpone her upcoming wedding in April, I asked her ‘Now you have postponed your wedding, how do you feel and what are you looking forward to? Knowing that you will not be having it in the middle of the pandemic.’
Her response was beautiful and I agree with everything she has said so I wanted to share… . Weddings are full of emotion and each and every couple deserve to have the wedding of their dreams.
“I feel relief if i’m honest, don’t get me wrong it’s been hell the last few weeks all the uncertainty. Trying to organise everything to be moved but my suppliers have all been so supportive and I am actually so happy now that it has been postponed.
Knowing my wedding isn’t taking place in this horrible time means I am so excited for for the following, as I know that if I where to go ahead this would not be the case and it would have a very different feel to the day.
Firstly, most importantly knowing that all my family, friends and their families are safe. I would hate to hear later on that someone got severely ill from my wedding. Not to mention all the staff and wedding suppliers of course that will be working on the day!
That there is now a chance for all my family from overseas to come and that my Granny can come too!!! She was so so excited, it would not have been the same without her there.
I am excited that I can now hug and kiss everyone on my wedding day! ha-ha I will probably hold them all even tighter now once this is all over!! We will have a proper party and everyones spirits will be so much higher once we have come out the other side. Freedom party / wedding! Ha-ha.
It’s also all the little things now I think about it too, people will have nerves about it but still attend the wedding. I don’t want my friends and family on edge. I want to have my group photos, even having dinner with everyone not with people worrying in their heads that they are too close to people. I really want my dance floor full and not have the 2 meter apart rule in place currently.
I have lost count at how many times I have shed a tear over this but ultimately I know it’s the right thing to do and now it’s sorted, I feel so much more at peace with everything. Bring on the wedding!!! … All be it a little later than planned!”
I saw something floating around online which i thought was lovely too …
‘When this is all over…
… we will hug in the streets
… dance in the rain
… small talk over coffee
…swim in the sea
… eat delicious food in restaurants
….celebrate with out loved ones
And we will have a whole new outlook. Appreciate, grateful and treasure every moment. And until then … Let’s bring out the kindness in each other.’
~ Emma Gaunts
Stay safe everyone and lots of love to you all at this crazy and uncertain time. Let’s all look for the reasons to be cheerful. Lucy x