5 ideas for celebrating your would-be wedding date in lockdown

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Feeling disappointed about delaying your wedding until next year? Jack Jahan, from Ramsdens Jewellery, shares five romantic ideas for commemorating your planned wedding date.

The COVID-19 outbreak and ban on mass gatherings has left couples up and down the country with no other option than to postpone their weddings until next year. If you’re one of them, then why not find another way to celebrate your love this summer? While you might not be able to have the perfect wedding ceremony you had planned just yet, there are still plenty of things you can do to mark the day and help take your mind off things. In this article, I’ll share five heartfelt and fun things you can do with your significant other to celebrate your would-be wedding date.

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While big gatherings might be off the cards for the foreseeable future, one thing we’re still allowed to do is enjoy some fresh air in parks and green spaces. So, if the weather’s set to be beautiful on your planned wedding date, why not head out for a romantic picnic together? You’re sure to feel much better about watching your original wedding date come and go when you’re clinking glasses in the sunshine. All you need to do is pack up a hamper with some goodies (and maybe a bottle of wine) and find a secluded spot to relax and enjoy. Just be sure to follow the latest social distancing guidelines for your area while you’re out on your trip.

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A wedding is more than just a big party — it’s also a declaration of your love for one another, and the start of a lifelong commitment. However, when you’re wrapped up in the process of planning your ceremony, it can be easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. So, you could consider marking the day when you would have tied the knot with a meaningful gesture to remind yourselves of why you want to get married in the first place.

The exchanging of rings is a key part of the ceremony, with the wedding bands acting as a symbol of your commitment and eternal love. So, if you like, you could make the date feel more meaningful by giving each other a special piece of jewellery to show that even without the big event, you’re still totally committed to one another. For a truly heartfelt touch, you could even read your vows aloud to each before exchanging your gifts.   

Hold an online reception

One aspect of your big day that you were probably excited for was having all your nearest and dearest around you during the ceremony. And, your loved ones were no doubt looking forward to your wedding as well, especially your close family, bridesmaids, and groomsmen. To help you all feel better about missing out on the real celebration for another year, you could organise an online “not getting married” party using Zoom or Skype. Encourage everyone to don their glad rags, crack open some bubbly, and maybe even make some speeches and toasts. You’ll soon be having so much fun that you forget your disappointment completely.  

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The culinary highlight of any wedding reception is always the cake. Indulging in something sweet will help to take the edge off missing out on your big day, so you could consider making or buying a mini version to share with your partner. You could even ask if your chosen baker could create a mini wedding cake in the same flavour as the one you planned to have on the day— they may have missed out on a lot of business over the summer, so it’s likely that they’ll be only too happy to accommodate you.

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If you’d already decided on a song for your first dance at your wedding, why not mark the date by dancing together at home around the same time that it would take place at your reception? If you’re the sort of person who has two left feet at the best of times and you were feeling a little nervous about taking to the dance floor in front of everyone, then this is also a fantastic opportunity to get a bit of practice in before the real thing.

Marking your planned wedding date with one of these romantic activities will help you to feel a bit more positive about delaying your ceremony. And remember: you will still have your perfect wedding eventually!

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Thanks for reading guys. I’m really sorry if your wedding got cancelled due to the current situation. Spread the love and let’s get through this together.

I have plenty more blogs for you to take inspiration from including full day weddings if you’re still looking for ideas. Check these out here: https://chriswoodmanphotography.co.uk/blog/

Until next time,

Take care and stay safe


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