Hi everyone, I am a Covid bride who is thinking about just throwing in the towel, and I’m curious if anyone else is/was in this situation?
I got engaged in 2018. FH and I decided to have a 2 year engagement, and set our date in Fall of 2020. Of course that all got ruined with Covid. We postponed very early on (April 2020) to the following year (Fall 2021), because 1) we didn’t want to risk losing our date at our venue, and 2) we are planning a destination wedding in New Orleans and wanted to make sure businesses were open and running as usual so our guests could have the whole NOLA experience. Everyone told us we were crazy for postponing so early, and pushing it out so far. But, here we are…. Nearly Fall if 2021 and things are not back to normal. Because of the Delta variant, New Orleans has reinstated mask, social distancing, and limited entry mandates. We have already postponed for the second time- our wedding will now be Fall of 2022. FH and I both agreed no matter what, we will not be postponing again. But here lately, I have been contemplating whether we should just say F it and elope or have a micro-wedding in New Orleans this Fall, and just forfeit the bigger wedding we’ve been planning for 3 years now. I’m so stuck on what to do. All the excitement has pretty much gone out of the planning process. I don’t know if it’s because we’ve been planning it for so long and everything is done (literally just waiting at this point) or because we have postponed very early on both times so we have never gotten to the 1 year countdown… or if I’m just over it. Just curious what other Covid brides have done. If you decided to scrap the wedding and elope, are you glad you did it? Any regrets? For those that postponed, are you glad you waited?