FutureMrsHadi
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FutureMrsHadi, on October 14, 2020 at 4:45 PM Posted in Community Conversations 0 8
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How did you get back into the excitement of planning?


We were supposed to get married on August 2nd, but had to postpone until May 23rd. Before COVID I was super excited about the planning process and doing DIY projects and such, but after we had to postpone I feel like I've been in a slump. I feel like it's maybe because things are still really uncertain and I'm trying to not get my hopes up in case we're still not able to have our wedding.


Has anyone else had this experience? Are there any things you did that helped you feel excited again?



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Latest activity by Angel, on October 15, 2020 at 2:38 PM
  • Lisa
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    I postponed to 2022, and initially lost almost all excitement for my wedding. There are a few things that have helped me get at least a little bit of wedding excitement back:



    1. These forums! I love reading about everyone else's weddings, seeing their pictures, and hearing about their plans.

    2. Coming up with new ideas for my wedding that I didn't have time to focus on before! Since we have a lot of time before our new date and our wedding is sitting at 90% planned, I have more time to think of new ideas (and more time to save up cash to pay for these ideas) that I wasn't originally planning to do.

    3. Setting my wedding planning aside for a little bit. By taking a short break, it became a more exciting topic to think about once I started wedding planning again.


    I do think that as time gets closer, you'll start feeling more excitement again. If you're going to have a bridal shower and/or bachelorette party in the spring, that should also help too.
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  • Tayler
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    I have definitely been feeling the same way! It’s so hard when you have put in so much energy and time and it all comes crumbling down.
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  • FutureMrsHadi
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    Awesome! I'll try some of these out! I am planning on having a bridal shower and bachelorette, so I'm really hoping that helps!

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  • FutureMrsHadi
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    Yeah! It's like all my energy was focused on THAT specific day and so when it doesn't happen it's just kinda "meh" feeling now.

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  • Maureen
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    I stopped all planning on March when I figured October wasn’t going to happen, and it’s officially not. September was brutal because the date was (and still is) lingering closer and closer and my emotions were high. My fiancé and I came up with a plan the weekend we were supposed to get married, we’re going to the spot his proposed, in a little park in Savannah, and we’re reading little intimate “pre-vows” to each other. We can’t wait for a little getaway weekend either, it really has made me excited for that weekend all over again, just a different meaning now.


    And from what I’ve heard from other brides, once you get over the hump of what would of been your original wedding day, it gets a lot easier and planning gets exciting again.
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  • Mrs. Spring
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    I never had excitement because no one in my family seemed interested except for my grandma who is out of state. So, when I had to cancel things and plan for an elopement it was just "whatevs" for me.
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  • Susan
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    Most definitely! We were due to get married May 25 this year, postponed to October 11, then my fiance's school told him he could either have a wedding or go to school, but not both, so we had to put it off a year. It was so incredibly crushing, to say the least.

    I've got back into the spirit of the thing. We re-evaluted our day and what we wanted, and decided with an extra year, we could add to our budget. We went ahead and upgraded our ceremony site, paid for a photo booth that will double as our guestbook rather than DIYing something, dramatically cut our guest list so that if something happens we don't have to cut it again like we did this year (we had cut the list from 140 to 50 people, we are back up to 75)... I messed around with the seating chart here, re-accessorized for my veil and headpiece, re-invited my matrons of honor in a fun way... There's not much to do now, other than pay for it all and meet with the florist again in the spring, plus re-order invitations, but I'm pleased with how different it will, and that has removed the sting of the loss of our date. Maybe make a change or two and see if that gets you excited again Smiley winking Good luck, fellow Covid bride!

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  • Angel
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    Yup, same thing here! Our date was 8/16/20, we eloped, and pushed our big wedding to 3/13/21. I was very sad and not excited for just a couple months. Now, I'm super excited and starting to plan/do little things again. But I'm also trying not to get too excited because our date isn't fully confirmed yet since no one really knows the future. However, our area is opening up and cases are going down. Fingers crossed!

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