10 things to do on what would have been your wedding day
30 Mar 2020
Couples set to wed during the Coronavirus crisis, who have had to postpone their plans, should consider these ways in which they can celebrate what would have been their wedding day
On March 23 2020, when the Government announced that social events including weddings would be banned due to the increased threat of Coronavirus, engaged couples around the world were left devastated as their imminent wedding plans were put on hold.
However, it hasn't affected just those couples whose weddings fall during the lockdown period, couples with weddings set to take place in early summer 2020 have also been forced to reconsider and reschedule their wedding dates.
If you are one of these couples, our hearts go out to you. This will undoubtedly cause added stress at a time that is testing enough. However, keep in mind that all is not lost and your wedding will still take place, albeit at a later date than planned, and the health and wellbeing of you, your family and friends must take precedence.
To boost morale and keep spirits up, here are some ways you and your partner can mark what would have been your wedding day; some simple ways to celebrate while staying indoors...
1. Cook a romantic meal and take to the dancefloor
Light some candles, create a playlist and set the mood for a delectable meal to be enjoyed together. You could even dress up for the occasion and make an effort for your other half. Finish your night by rehearsing your first dance in your living room.
2. Read your vows
Practice makes perfect, and this is the ideal time to recite your vows to one another before the big day. Take it one step further and prepare Love Island-style speeches to express how much you mean to one another.
3. Have an unplugged evening
Ban television and smartphones for one night only, cosy up with a glass of wine (or two) and reconnect over the forgotten art of verbal conversation.
4. Hold a games night
Cards, board games and charades are just some of the old-fashioned ways to raise a smile and have a laugh, while breaking away from the monotonous routine of an evening in. Mr and Mrs is the perfect game to play on your would-be wedding night and there are plenty of apps which offer quizzes designed for couples.
5. Pop the champagne or make some cocktails
Were you saving a bottle of bubbly for a special occasion? There's no better time to pop the cork or shake up a storm with some delicious DIY cocktail recipes.
6. Complete unfinished wedding projects
While you might be trying to push wedding planning to the back of your mind, it can also give you something to get excited about again. A DIY project, ordering finishing touches online or finalising plans might just be the solution to refocus your minds on something positive.
7. Have a movie marathon
Are you both die-hard Harry Potter fans? Or do you love a box set? Why not commit to one evening of back-to-back viewing with plenty of treats to see you through from beginning to end.
8. Afternoon tea for two
Who says you have to venture out to enjoy copious amounts of cake and a pot or two of brew? Get baking a would-be wedding cake and set up your very own afternoon tea in the garden or away from the television to enjoy just the two of you.
9. Hold a pamper day
While every day seems to be a pyjama day, make the most of a weekend spent indoors with quality time relaxing and de-stressing. Stock up on scented oils, face masks and body creams ordered online and indulge the senses with treatments aplenty. You could even treat your other half to an invigorating back massage.
10. Check in with your wedding guests
Ask your friends and family to download the House Party or Zoom apps, or contact smaller groups of guests on FaceTime. Raise a glass to one another from afar and toast the occasion together.
Have you thought of a novel way to celebrate what would have been your wedding day? Share your ideas on our Facebook group, Enjoy Weddings More.