When one decides to start a life with the person of their dreams, plans are made and money is spent for that day to be magical. Yes, there are nerves, many times even uncertainty, because we are talking about the rest of some one’s but ultimately, the goal is to look in the eyes of the one you love and say ‘I do’ knowing that you will face the uncertainty of the future together.
When the dreams of your well-planned future come down crashing down indefinitely in one day, your fate sealed by the words of a political figure over a television set, it throws you off balance. Getting used to the idea becomes the thing, but then comes having to go through the day that should have been your wedding.
Here are couples who shared stories about how their wedding plans were altered by the coronavirus pandemic on Instagram page, @covid.weddings. They shared what it felt going through their would-be wedding day.
Attached to the day
My fiancé Dakota & I were scheduled to get married June 27,2020 and have made the decision to postpone our wedding. I don’t know what it is about a date that gets you so attached as separating ourselves from what we thought would be our anniversary for the rest of our lives, was such a difficult decision. We couldn’t imagine our day without our friends & family so postponing was our only option! Although we hope to get married in the fall, at the end of the day, we are happy & healthy, and love isn’t cancelled. 🖤
@Ellecee from Ontario was to be married in Mexico
2:00pm in Mexico right now. I would be arriving at the chapel. This isn’t what I pictured 04.23.2020 to look like. Our dream wedding got taken away from us. Months of planning our perfect day put on pause. Getting to see our babies walk down the isle, before my dad walked me down to the love of my life. I know we will get our day again and celebrate with all our friends & family. What matters is our love for each other. Today we wanted to still celebrate our original wedding date. We let the girls put on their dresses (as they won’t fit whenever our wedding does happen). Opened a bottle of our favourite champagne. Tonight candles will be lit, dancing to our song & a nice dinner just the 4 of us. I love you @k8tar. Thank you to everyone for all the messages & sweet heart warming gestures. We love you. ❤️
@razzfuertez & @jrlett pushed their wedding to 2021
“if you asked me a year ago what I thought our wedding would look like, I’d never guess we’d be sharing our first dance and exchanging rings in our living room.⠀⠀⠀
Today would have been our wedding, and will continue to hold a special place in our hearts. Looking forward to 3.20.21. Forever and ever. Xo”
The couple had a dance in their living room.
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“if you asked me a year ago what I thought our wedding would look like, I’d never guess we’d be sharing our first dance and exchanging rings in our living room.⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ Today would have been our wedding, and will continue to hold a special place in our hearts. Looking forward to 3.20.21. Forever and ever. Xo” Swipe left to see their sweet first dance videos (sound on)❤🥰😍⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Our congratulations to @razzfuertez & @jrlett⠀⠀⠀ 🎤 by @ustheduo⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Tag us @she_saidyes to your special moments to be featured💞💞⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ …⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
Able to have a wedding, hoping to make a reception later
Our wedding date was set for April 16,2020. The pandemic hit and everything started closing and we knew a stay at home order would be coming soon. The court houses were closed and no longer doing weddings. We called a family friend who agreed to marry us at our local beach. The photographer agreed to come as well. That Sunday March 22,2020 was the first day of the stay at home order. We called the local police and they told us we would be fine since there would be under 5 in attendance. It was just us and our witnesses on the beach and wouldn’t of wanted any other way. We plan on a reception next year. We both are working Dominique is an RN and we cherish everyday and didn’t want to go into this pandemic not married. .
COVID-19 has taken a lot from people but can’t take love ❤️