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How to Celebrate Your Original Wedding Day After Postponing

For lots of couples who have been through the difficult journey of postponing their wedding, the date that they had thought would be their wedding day is fast approaching. So how is it best to celebrate this bitter sweet date?

R & L during their drinks reception last summer, where we catered and styled the day. Image captured by Lucie Watson Photography at The Granary Estates.

The most important thing to do is to make sure that you do something, although it may be hard to think about what could have been, it is important to celebrate the future and what the date signifies. When the day does come around try to remember why you are getting married, celebrate the love you and your partner have for each other and all that the future holds!

We have seen lots of couple choosing to celebrate their original wedding day by holding a virtual ceremony. So why not get all dressed up, whether its in your wedding attire or the outfit you wore for your first date together, and jump on zoom with your nearest and dearest to mark the special day. You might feel a little silly performing a full ceremony over zoom and we are not suggesting that you have to say your vows, but you could think about sharing your wedding playlist with your guests, or asking a couple of them to prepare snippets of wedding speeches and share them. You could try doing a Mr & Mrs style quiz, or have a virtual cocktail hour to emulate those drinks reception vibes. Although most of us are unable to be with family or friends at the moment, a virtual catch up is the perfect way to stay connected with everyone. Lots of your family and friends will have been excited to see you tie the knot, and will want to be a part of the celebrations regardless!

After that you could practise your first dance in your living room, or try to recreate your wedding meal from home and enjoy it together as a reminder of what you will be having on the day

Why not try to recreate your wedding menu on the day? Some of the dishes created by our team from one of our 2019 menu development days.

Why not try writing love letters to each other? You can remind one another why you are getting married and what you are excited for in the future. Going through the postponement process together has hopefully brought you closer than ever and cemented your love for one another. You can either share these with each other now, or you could wait until your new wedding day to share these letters.

You could try to include some of your wedding suppliers in the celebrations of the day. Lots of local florists are offering bouquet delivery services, why not see if your florist is offering this service and fill your home with beautiful blooms? Or if your cake baker is offering a delivery option you could enjoy some cake on this significant day.

Wedding cake maker One Part Love are offering a brownie postal service available across the UK. Image by Thyme Lane Photography for One Part Love.

Some photographers are also now offering different ways to capture photos during these times, which could be the perfect way to commemorate the day. Wedding and lifestyle photographer Thyme Lane Photography is now offering photo shoots with couples over video calls and Ayelle Photography are creating a series of Doortraights, not only are these a brilliant to capture memories safely, but they are also donating profits to charity.

Beautiful bouquets by Florist Wonder In The Wild, who is offering a bouquet delivery service and donating profits to help support Addenbrookes Hospital in the fight against Coronavirus.

These are a brilliant way to include your suppliers in your celebrations and they also help to support them during the pandemic! For more ideas on how to support your suppliers during these times, check out our recent blog.

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