How to celebrate your wedding date in lockdown if you’ve postponed your special day
Here, Jack Jahan from Ramsdens Jewellery gives you some inspiration for celebrating your wedding date if the coronavirus lockdown has forced you to postpone your nuptials.
While the UK’s lockdown has been put in place to control the spread of the coronavirus and keep everyone as safe as possible, it does mean that a lot of special events have been cancelled. And, if you were looking forward to getting married this summer, your plans will probably have changed. As it’s likely you’ve been looking forward to your special day for a long time now, it’s only natural if you’re feeling a bit down about the situation.
Although things won’t be going ahead as planned, you should still mark the day with a little celebration at home. Here, I’m going to offer you my top tips for making the day extra-special, despite the fact you won’t be able to spend it with all of your nearest and dearest.
Plan a virtual get-together
You might not be able to hang out with all of your family and friends in person, but why not plan a video chat with your wedding party? Many of us have been turning to the likes of FaceTime and Zoom to stay in close contact with those that mean the most to us, and what better time to do this than on your previously scheduled wedding day?
You could simply invite everyone on for a chat and a drink, or you could organise some fun quizzes and games. Business Insider actually has a great guide to setting up the perfect Zoom party during lockdown, which outlines how you can ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible, and that everyone has fun.
Have a little dance at home
Your first dance as a married couple is sure to be a very magical moment, but there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy some of that magic at home, too. If you’ve already chosen you first dance song, consider playing it through a speaker and having a little dance around your living room or kitchen. While you’re sure to be sad that things haven’t gone to plan, this will give you a chance to remember that getting married is really all about celebrating the love that you share with your significant other.
If you were nervous about having to get up and dance in front of everyone, this will also offer the perfect opportunity to get some practice in. And you’ll be able to enjoy the experience fully without having to worry about whether all of your guests are enjoying themselves, or what they’re thinking of your dance skills!
Treat each other to a new piece of jewellery
Although you’ll have to wait until your wedding day to finally exchange wedding rings, why not make an occasion of your original wedding date by treating each other to other pieces of jewellery? If you would like to keep things traditional, you could pick out some rings you could either wear on a different finger, or with your other wedding jewellery. Alternatively, you could pick out completely different accessories that you both love. Then, in future, whenever you wear your lockdown wedding jewellery, you’ll be reminded that you made it through this difficult time together.
If your wedding has been postponed due to the coronavirus crisis, you’re sure to be upset. But there are some things you can do to make your original date special while you’re stuck at home. Use some of the tips I’ve outlined here and you’ll still be able to have a wonderful day that you’ll remember for years to come.