Planning a Wedding During Covid-19

Updated: Apr 22, 2020

Confession - I have written this blog post at least three times and haven't posted because I feel like I come across as a whiny brat every single time. I've been discouraged when it comes to wedding planning. Our venue wants to cancel because of Covid-19 and I don't even know where to start over and haven't been motivated to do so. It's draining. We were halfway through hand painting all of our save the date cards when shelter in place started. In the past two days, I've started to change my tune a little. In one of my facebook groups someone started a thread of brides who had their weddings postponed and we all shared our wedding registries. We all sent at least one other person a gift from their registry. I sent gifts to ten girls - why? Because I know how much it sucks right now to be a bride and a lot of them were a whole lot further in the process than I was. I received a few gifts, as well and for someone whose love language isn't gifts, it was sure heartwarming. What do you mean someone was nice enough to buy me my fun colorful spatulas? And a super cute herb pot? And a bottle cleaner? Somehow sending a receiving gifts made me feel more excited for our wedding and to continue planning. Knowing there's other people in the same boat who feel the same way rocks. Not that I would wish this on anybody, but it's a relief to know so many people are going through the same thing. We're all in this together *cue the HSM song*. Those women have made me feel validated in my feelings and thoughts and also help push me to make things happen. Even if things can't be exactly how I want, it doesn't matter. At least I have the opportunity to make it happen at all. Ahhh! I'm getting all mushy. Blame is on the mimosa.

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