If the COVID-19 pandemic has forced you to postpone your special day, you’re not alone. Handling a postponed wedding date can feel nearly impossible, but it’s important to understand your emotions and cope with them in a way that’s healthy and constructive. It’s easy to feel like no one around you understands what you’re going through, so we’ve put together a few pieces of advice from actual couples who’ve had to put their weddings off because of the pandemic. Here’s what they have to say. 

It’s Okay to Mourn Your Wedding Date

Sara Barto, a German bride who had to reschedule her May wedding, says the process hasn’t been easy for her or her partner, but she knew it was necessary. Not only was her guest list large, it included multiple people who were at high risk of contracting the virus. Her advice to couples dealing with the same thing is to “mourn your date and move on.” It’s easy to feel like you’ve lost something, but don’t let yourself lose hope. “Once you’re done mourning, you can start looking at the positives,” She says. “You have a few extra months to save up and plan the details. Not to mention, you’ll have quite a story to tell in ten years.”

Take Your Change of Plans in Stride

Instead of rescheduling their wedding, Lizzie Griffith and her husband decided to scale their wedding down to an intimate get-together with only their immediate family. Despite still having their wedding on the day they planned, the couple can’t help feeling like they’re missing out on the experience they had planned. This bride-to-be says she had to take the pain day-by-day and do her best to get perspective on it all. “As the days have passed, we have been able to talk, process, and pray together through the entire situation. Though it’s different than we panned, we have been able to gain perspective as each day passes and really remember what the purpose of a marriage is.” 

Lean on Your Partner (and Let Them Lean on You)

Drew Moxey and his partner, Ryan, just came back from separate bachelor parties when they realized they had to reschedule the wedding they’d planned to have by the Hudson River. Drew says the process was like a punch in the gut, but having his partner by his side was what helped most. He sees the ordeal as an opportunity to strengthen his relationship: “There’s a big power there to help you grow. Lean into one another fiercely, because you and your partner are truly in this together.” 

Make Your Wedding Magical at Hidden Creek

If you’re using this newfound free time to plan your wedding, make your special day perfect at Hidden Creek. Our beautiful outdoor venue give you the privacy you need and the beautiful scenery you want, and our wide-open field is perfect for capturing breathtaking wedding photos. Schedule your virtual tour of Hidden Creek today!