The date was set, the venue booked, the dress found, the flowers picked and the playlist finalised... then Coronavirus hit.
What a curveball.
Not something we ever thought would happen and certainly not the year that we thought it would be hey. It was supposed to be the best year of our life. The summer of 4 weddings, a 30th and a 60th birthday, our first summer in the house with our fabulous garden, our stag and hen dos and of course our wedding; The wedding we’d spent the last year planning and dreaming about, quite literally the wedding of our dreams.
Having seen our friends heartbreakingly postpone their weddings we held out for as long as we could until we had no other choice, we had to postpone our big day.
And whilst it’s extremely sad and the day we called it off to our guests was the strangest day in a long while; a day filled with the biggest mix of emotions including sadness, stress and strangely enough relief, we must remember that we have our health, we have each other and thankfully our friends and family are all happy and healthy too.
I’ve always said that “if the only thing that happens to us and our family this year is a postponed wedding, then we’re doing good” and whilst I still totally stand by that, and we know it was the right thing to do for us, our guests and our suppliers; since we officially postponed, I feel so insanely sad, disappointed and completely robbed of what was supposed to be.
Planning our wedding has been the most beautiful and strangely blissful time, and whilst I know that we haven’t quite gotten that close to the wire where I'm sure things become a little more chaotic and stressful than the rest, I’ve really, truly enjoyed every moment of planning the wedding just George and I, with the helpful hands of our family and friends, so the idea that it is no longer happening when we planned it to is gutting.
I foolishly keep looking at the photo of me in my dress, getting a lil emotional that it’s going to be another whole year until I get to wear it and walk down the aisle towards the love of my life. But hey, what’s a year? Postponing a year is heartbreaking but it gives everything enough time to settle down, to hopefully (please) find a vaccine for the virus and for my Nanna, George’s grandparents and the rest of our guests to come to our wedding to dance, hug and kiss to their hearts content without worry.
It was the hardest decision to make, but I know it was the right one and I know that so many of you too will be dealing with the worries of postponing and moving a wedding or will have friends who are going through it and our feelings of sadness are absolutely valid. Be there for your pals, send them a lil pick me up in the post, we received some gorgeous and funny gifts and cards in the post from our friends that really helped to perk us up during this disappointing time.
Find solace in the thought that you’re well, healthy and happy. You’re spending more time than ever, making memories (albeit in your own home) that you will remember forever and that will only make you stronger as a couple. It’s the marriage that’s important, not the wedding and we’ll all have our special day, just a little later and perhaps a little different to what we imagined.
Lots of love to all the brides to be out there and of course to everyone else.
P.S I’m currently sat with a very drunk George having had his “virtual” stag do as his original shindig was scheduled for this weekend and obviously couldn’t go ahead. He’s happy, sad and emotional but his friends and the beauty of technology have made it something to remember FOREVER! Remember this will never ever happen again, a virtual stag do/celebration I mean, so try and make the best of it. That’s what I’ve said to George as he staggered in wearing a blonde mullet wig (glam rock themed stag) asking me to slice his bagel for him...
Rebecca Hall says
Heart-breaking Megan but think of how much more it will mean when you finally do it surrounded by your family and friends! Wishing you all the happiness. If it’s too private no worries but what month were you due to get married? My friend hasn’t postponed hers yet and it’s in September… I’m thinking she might have to unfortunately x
Really sorry to read this Megan. I’m starting to think we’ll have to do the same, we’re getting married in October. Like you said though if we get through this year with all family and jobs then what’s a postponed wedding. Just hoping we can get our venue in Manchester for next year along with all our other bookings. Your day will be worth it when it comes.
Oh Megan, I am so sad that you had to postpone the wedding. But I am glad that all is good for you and your family. These are very strange times, we are in all this together. Keep faith for the future !
i’m loving all these self portraits with your camera app. keep them coming!
your wedding next year will be bigger and better, because you’ll have more time to put more energy into the planning.
So sorry you’ve had to move your special day! Amazing that you’re keeping so positive about it though, and at least when the day comes round it’ll be all the sweeter x
So sorry you have had to cancel your wedding! Love your positive attitude though and it will be an even bigger better celebration next year with all your loved ones 💛
I appreciate you sharing! Can’t imagine how heartbreaking that decision must have been, but I’ve come to know how important your friends and family are to you, and it wouldn’t have been the wedding of your dreams without them. If you and George are up for it, I think it would be fun to commemorate with a Q&A around your original wedding date. And you’d have something to look back on when your wedding day gets here!
❤️💕 much love.
So Sorry you had to postpone Megan. I appreciate you sharing your news – I can relate wholeheartedly. We postponed our August wedding until next August 2021. It will be 3 years since we were engaged so we will be ready to finally party (fingers crossed)!!! I understand what you mean about the relief. These months before are meant to be exciting times and you should be enjoying the build-up with your family and friends, you will have all that to come next year 🙂
That totally sucks, so sad for you. But think how much more amazing it will be when you finally finally do it. 🙂
So sad to hear that Megan ( is it bad I’m also sad for myself as I’ve been living for seeing you in your dress) hopefully it should make the special moments even more precious next year
I am so sorry you had to cancel your special day. It is such a strange feeling. We were due get married in August and have had to postpone to 2021, also leaving as late as we could to make the decision. It was honestly the best decision we decided to make in the end. The past two months of limbo had been exhausting and it meant we could start looking forward to it all over again. Our suppliers were so accommodating and I hope they were for you. This was such a good read! I bet you can’t wait to wear your dress – I feel I may have to ask the designer (Lucy can’t dance) to keep hold of it untill then otherwise I’ll want to wear it all the time.
I’m so sorry that you had to postpone your big day! I’ve just recently got engaged and I’m in the initial, exciting stages of planning. I’d love it if you could point me in the direction of any great inspo accounts/dress websites etc that have helped you along the way. We’re looking to plan something a little different and a bit of fresh inspiration would be great! Thank you
Alyssa B. says
I’m sorry that you two won’t get to walk down the aisle until next year:( ! I honestly can’t wait to see the photos when it finally does happen, I am sure it’s going to be incredible.
So heart breaking for your guys. I can only imagine. Like you say it’s a blessing in disguise to spend so much time with your other half making different memories. Big love to you both. And that celebration next year will be even bigger and better than you’d ever imagined xx
Nicola C says
I’m so sorry that you’ve had to postpone Megan. As we were due to get married on 9 May I can truly relate. Ours was cancelled with 6 weeks to go, when all dress / beauty appts etc had been booked and we were in the middle of all the build up. They rescheduled us to September, only to be told last week it’ll now be held in 2021, so we’re having to book suppliers for the third time.
It’s absolutely the right thing to do, however the heartbreak I felt about it all, was so acute. You’ve got every right to feel sad, angry and everything inbetween.
I dreaded the actual day arriving, however our friends & family were so thoughtful and we drank plenty of champagne…it was just in the garden instead.
Thank you for sharing. Here’s to 2021…can you imagine the party everyone will be up for after this? 💃🏼 x
It’s heartbreaking. Hopefully yours, and all other weddings and celebrations, will be bigger and better next year. We’re due to get married in December… God only knows if that will go ahead, we have until the end of August to decide so it’s a waiting game.
So sorry to hear you had to postpone your wedding, but it will be even bigger and better next year! I’m a 2021 bride myself and truly cannot wait to celebrate with all our friends and family after all this is over. Next year weddings will be the best 🙂 x
amazing pics and your outfit look great !
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