Is your original wedding date coming up? For our 2020 couples who had to postpone their wedding due to the pandemic, we know it may be tempting to spend the day with the wedding blues. Instead of letting your original wedding date go by like any other day, we encourage couples to take a break from your Plan B wedding planning and instead find fun ways to honor the date and celebrate anyway! Here are five ways you can honor your original wedding date:
1. Plan a Special Date Day
Spend the day together by planning a special date day! You could take a stroll down memory lane and visit your first date spot or first kiss spot- you could even turn it into a photo scavenger hunt. Or plan a day full of things you two have never done before! Cross off things on your bucketlist like a couples yoga challenge or a road trip to the North Shore. You could also order takeout from your favorite restaurant and have a picnic, go for a hike, or create a personal day spa at home! Fill the day with fun activities, delicious food, and a lot of kisses!
2. Book a Portrait or Engagement Session
You were planning to spend the day in front of a camera- so why not get dressed up and do a photo shoot! If you two didn’t do an engagement session, then book a session and let your wedding photographer help you choose the perfect location. You could even make this part of your date day and let your photographer tag along for one of your activities! This will also be a great way to get a feel for what it’s liked to be photographed professionally and do a trial run with your photographer!
3. Treat Yo’ Self
Contact your wedding dessert bakery or shop and order a smaller cake or cupcakes of your wedding flavor or other treats you had planned to have on your dessert table! It won’t be quite the same as cutting a cake together at the reception, but it sure will be yummy!
4. Have a Mini Get-Together
Maybe after a long quarantine, you two would rather socialize! Invite your immediate family and wedding party over for a small get-together. They had planned to be a big part of your original date, so why not include them! Host a small BBQ or some yard game fun and enjoy some social time with your closest friends and family.
5. May I Have This Dance?
End the day with a formal dress code candlelit dinner and music. If you already chose a first dance song, get up and practice those dance moves! If you haven’t quite settled on one song, this is a perfect time to listen to some options and make your final selection. You could even ask your DJ to send over a first dance playlist to help narrow down your options!
We hope these ideas have inspired some fun ways to honor your original wedding date! If you and your partner have decided to do a smaller ceremony on your original date and postponed the reception until next year, here are a few tips on how to plan your wedding during the pandemic!