Ladies, I know we are all going through the same situation. All of our weddings have been effected by covid one way or another. I have seen so many distraught brides, so i thought i should just share my experience with you all.
My wedding was set for October 10th, 2020 in Virginia. We were planning on having almost 200 people there. After covid hit, around June we decided to reschedule our wedding. It was a very hard decision for me as many of you have felt. In august we decided that no matter what we wanted to get married on that day, so we decided to have a small wedding with only 35/40 people which was only our bridal party and close family. This meant we had to change our venue , the invitations, the food, desserts, apparel, etc. i had to buy a new dress since my other dress wasn’t appropriate for a small backyard wedding (very formal ball gown)...... all in all we had to change most aspects of our original plans to fit this mini ceremony.
My hair stylist didn’t know we were going on with our wedding and had booked another wedding, my makeup person had to reschedule. My dress was way too big, my shoes got ruined etc. The big day rolls around and sure enough we have a hurricane heading straight for us. Then we had a tornado warning. The wind was so bad we couldn’t even set our tables up outside. The chairs even started to blow. Our flower arrangements we had bought were falling over and we were on the water so the waves were splashing a foot high...With two and a half hours before the wedding we had to move the furniture on the inside of the house we were getting married at and we had to bring all of our tables and decorations inside. We got everything set up last minute with everyone’s help within an hour of the wedding starting. Me and the girls did our own hair and makeup, my curls that i had done had fallen out completely, i had to wear white vans because my shoes got ruined, my dress was so big that i tripped on it twice.... One of my bridesmaids had a panic attack, my mother in law was panicking with how much we had to rush...Throughout all of that, and so so much more... i got to marry my absolute best friend. This was not my dream wedding, not my dream dress, not my dream venue, family and friends that i wanted there couldn’t be because of a pandemic, we had hurricane winds blowing us around, but all in all it couldn’t have been more perfect! I will always remember every detail of this day, i will always look back at our wedding that turned into just an informal crazy fun house party. So many things went wrong but i didn’t panic, i stood my ground, and i made do with what i had.
To all of the other brides in a similar situation to me, don’t fret. The day isn’t about your pretty decorations that you spent all of your blood sweat and tears hand making... or that expensive dress that you might not be able to wear. It’s about you and your significant other standing together, telling each other how much you love each other. No matter what’s going on...You got this! 😘