For many couples, postponing their wedding date is an unfortunate reality. Understandably, this is stressful and can be very emotional. But, it does help to look for the positive in a bad situation. Here are a few silver linings when it comes to postponement.
1. Time to relax
Jill Rashotte moved her date from March 2020, to October 2020. “I honestly think the silver lining with postponing our wedding is being able to take a breath and enjoy all the hard work we put into this day,” she says. “We are now able to perfect any little details we wanted to have and maybe didn’t have time for before. We have everything ready for October 16th, 2020 and now we can just enjoy our time together until that date comes along!”
2. Time to save
Weddings aren’t cheap and lots of costs can come piling in at the same time. Having extra months can mean spreading out the payments for things, making it easier on your bank account.
This works for guests, too, if you’re having a destination wedding. Moving the date by a year may give guests extra time to save and join in your festivities.
3. Time to grow…your hair
Respiratory therapist Jenna Swan moved her September 2020 date to August 2021. As a frontline healthcare worker, she was unsure how the next few months would play out for her. And although she was sad to move her date, there were a couple bright spots. “I actually have an undercut that I have been trying to grow out for about 6 months,” says Jenna. “I was worried it still wouldn’t sit right for my hair in September, but now I have an extra year to allow it to grow it out! Plus my regular hair will grow longer.”
4. Time to grow…your people
Jenna found another silver lining when it comes to her wedding party. She says, “I just recently became a first-time aunt! Now my new niece will be old enough to walk down the aisle as my flower girl with our new wedding date. And that makes it even more worthwhile.”
5. Time to DIY
If crafting is your thing, now’s the time to step up your game. Think of all the little details that you can perfect over the next few months.
6. Time to write your own vows
Maybe you were nervous to put your own words on paper? Well now you have time to really think about it and express yourself the way you’ve always dreamed. Ask a couple close friends or loved ones to read your vows and give some feedback.
7. Time to learn to dance
Two left feet? Nervous to hit the dance floor? Then start some dance lessons! There are plenty of online classes you can take. Crank the music up loud and let loose! Or create a dance routine to surprise your guests.