If you’ve had your wedding postponed due to COVID-19 or any reason that is out of your control, you aren’t alone, and you might feel the blues about your original wedding date. When your original wedding date comes, it may leave you feeling sad, angry, confused, or numb. Ensure time for yourself to feel all those emotions, but keep on reading to find some fun ways to celebrate your original wedding date!
There are couples all over the world finding unique ways to still celebrate their original I Do Date. It might not be what you had in mind in the beginning, but it’s still possible to celebrate despite the unprecedented circumstances. Below are a few ways to honor your original wedding date!
You may have seen the term “Minimony” on Instagram lately. It is a new word that means to have a mini ceremony. At a Minimony, you and your spouse get married by an officiant with less than ten people present.
Some ways couples are making this special is by inviting guests virtually and celebrating with a first dance in their living room, or a champagne toast over Zoom. A Minimony is a wonderful way to celebrate your original date if you’ve had your wedding postponed, bring in loved ones, and still put health and safety at the forefront.
We just chatted Minimony, but there is a difference between a Minimony and a Commitment Ceremony. A Commitment Ceremony is NOT legally binding, but rather a way to celebrate your dedication to each other. You two can get all dressed up and whip up a nice dinner in the kitchen together, or write your commitment out in a personalized vow that you could ultimately use in your wedding.
As local restaurants are able to open up for take out or patio outside seating, find your favorite place or try a new one and order a fancy dinner to eat at home. Make it extra special and get all dressed up, pop a bottle of champagne, and dance in the living room together! Just because your wedding’s postponed doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate.
It might not be what was planned, but document the original date you had planned by getting dressed up and either using a Polaroid camera or chatting with a professional photographer to schedule a fun session. Many states are allowing outside professional photography as long as you stay 6 feet apart. It’s a fun way to celebrate your date, get all dressed up, and maybe even add in that fancy date night idea from above to make it one amazing day!
Plan a virtual happy hour with friends and family to celebrate your original wedding day! From Zoom to Google Hangout, there are plenty of ways to get everyone together over different time zones. Make your favorite cocktail, grab take out appetizers from your go-to local restaurant and hang out with your loved ones in digital form. Don’t forget to have friends or family come prepared with a toast for you two! To preserve the memory, snap a screen shot so you have it for years to come!
If you’ve had your wedding postponed, comment below to say how you are celebrating your original wedding date! Let’s celebrate you!
P.S. If you’re wanting to book a celebratory photo session, contact me and let’s chat!
Meet Rohana. A legacy wedding photographer and fine art portrait photographer based out of Duluth, MN.
When I’m not tearing up during wedding vows, or having endless belly laughs with my family’s, you’ll find me drinking coffee with a surprise of fruit snacks from daughter, dancing in the kitchen with my husband, or adventuring with my little family.
I’m a photographer, educator, and encourager with a heart of spreading more kindness into the world.
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