For you Covid-19 brides who are eloping now and doing your wedding and reception later, how are you going to change up your wedding ceremony to honor the fact that you are already married? Will you keep the same vows? Will you exchange gifts instead of rings? Will you walk down the aisle together at the start of your ceremony instead of a more traditional procession? Compared to what you originally planned, what will be the same about your day and what will be different?
We had to cancel our wedding due to Covid-19 and are considering eloping on our original date if the weather cooperates. We've postponed our wedding and reception by an entire year, but don't want to wait to be married. However, if we do elope, I'm a bit stuck as to how to make the wedding ceremony next year feel like a wedding with many of the wedding "moments" when we are already married. It is really important to me to get to have the wedding we never had without it feeling like wedding theater. I know we can make it a meaningful and memorable event that feels just like a somewhat traditional wedding ceremony but honors the fact that we have already been married, I just haven't come up with how yet. What creative ways have you brides in this similar situation - who are eloping now but planning a wedding later (not just a reception or party) - come up with?
PS: If you feel the urge to refer to the wedding I describe as a vow renewal, just don't!