Many of us were forced to postpone our weddings due to the pandemic. But now the world is opening back up, wedding season is back and we are able to celebrate our unions once more. So how do you make your day special, regardless of the restrictions that may be in place?
Last week, I finally tied the knot, after pushing the day back twice. It felt a long time coming. But love really does concur all and we managed to get to the alter in the end.
We got hitched in Scotland, which still had some restrictions in place, but we were able to ensure our day and it was very special. You’ll be able to as well. But how do you manage it when things aren’t quite as they used to be?
If you are planning a wedding then it’s really important to stay positive. Happiness is all in the mind and if you think positive thoughts, then you’re bound to have a special day. Maintaining this mindset has been difficult for couples, as there’s been so much uncertainty, but by believing that your day is going to be special, it’s likely to be.
You should also try and stay positive if somebody tells you they can’t make your wedding day. They may be ill, or feel the need to isolate for another reason, but don’t let that bother you. As long as you and your partner are in attendance, ultimately, that’s all that matters.
Choosing the dresses
As my bridesmaid lives in Ireland, I was unable to go shopping with her as I usually would. This meant that we had to choose the dress online, instead of going on shopping trips as we usually would. If you find yourself in a similar situation and you need to shop virtually, then a Prom Dress Finder may help.
Embracing the day
If some of your guests are wearing masks, then it’s not the end of the world. Your wedding day marks a moment in time and you should try and embrace all parts of it. Masks included.
It feels like you’ve waited a lifetime for this day, so you want to make sure it’s captured through a camera lens. A Wedding Photo Swap is a great way of ensuring that you get a copy of all of the photos. Just ensure that you tell all of your guests how to sign up beforehand.
Dancing the night away
Hopefully you will be able to have music on during your wedding reception, but if regulations don’t allow, you can still have a first dance, even if you do it in private in your bedroom after the guests have gone.
International travel rules seem to be changing all of the time. So if you want to book a honeymoon abroad, then make sure you keep an eye on the current travel regulations. If you don’t feel confident to book a holiday abroad at the moment, then you could always book a UK mini moon and then travel internationally next year.
Soak it all up
I know that it’s a cliche, but your wedding day really does fly by and you won’t sweat the small stuff in the moment. So try your best to soak in the atmosphere and enjoy your special day.
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