Since having to postpone my wedding date due to covid, i’ve lost all excitement & motivation moving forward towards our new date. probably because I planned for my September 3, 2020 date for a year, and then had to add 9 more months for our new date which is April 29, 2021.... anyone else struggling with this?
I remember when there was 6 months left before my first date, and i was so excited and finishing up planning and getting ready for the parties, and now there’s 6 months until my new date and I just feel.. nothing. Any tips on how to start making it feel exciting and special for both me and my fiancé?
I ran into this too! You're not alone. My fiance and I postponed from July 2020 to July 2022, so we added over 700 days to our wedding countdown. I struggled a bit with having any excitement towards our new plan at first. Some of the things that helped me were: 1. We decided that we'd like to do a second engagement photo shoot just for fun. I love photos, so the idea of getting to decide on new engagement photos outfits and scenes and taking more photos is super fun to me. 2. We looked at aspects that we didn't really have time to fully plan before (such as, the flowers), or plans we didn't have the time or money to do at all before (such as, ceremony decorations and day-after party), and decided to now plan those. 3. We found a bunch of COVID themed items, and are incorporating those into our day. Instead of letting COVID depress us, we're going to try to make light of it, since we'll all now have a crazy story to tell later on in life about how a global pandemic twisted our wedding plans.
I suggest finding things to continue to plan and/or perfect from your original plans. Also, maybe use this time to save up additional cash for "upgrading" your honeymoon! I'm sure as your new date gets a little closer, you'll get that excitement back.
You are definitely not alone. We’ve postponed twice now 5.30.20–>8.30.20–>6.6.21 I am not excited for this wedding anymore and I’m also trying so hard to not be anxious that the virus won’t ruin the day again. Regardless of what happens I will be getting married on that day but I’m not hopeful it’s going to be the way I planned. At this point I honestly wish I could just get all my money back and elope.
Your not alone! I have also postponed twice and am also getting married on 06.06.21!! It just is hard because I had everything done and was ready to go when I had to postpone. I am also going through with the day regardless but it sure does give me anxiety of the not knowing what will be "allowed" and what won't. As selfish as it sounds, I hate that someone can control my wedding day that i have waited 3.5 years for.
You are not alone! We postponed in the middle of Covid19 and everyone (including us) had/has bigger things on their mind. I lost all motivation to get healthy and/or plan the wedding. We've been engaged since April 2017 now getting married in October 2021 - 4.5 year engagement. I think we'll start getting excited again after the New Year.