My heart goes out to my COVID-19 couples. It’s more than just changing a date.
It’s grappling with the fact that a grandparent may not be able to make it to the new wedding date.
It’s grieving the loss of a dream that you’ve likely had since childhood.
It’s grieving all the work and money and hours you’ve put in and everything being ripped away from you in the blink of an eye.
It’s eerie when your wedding day comes and the weather is beautiful, and you realize: “This was the day that should have looked like this, but here I am sitting at home”.
It’s feeling like you’ve let people down, even though you had no control over a situation.
It’s praying that your vendors and family will be available on the new date and not be upset with you or talk negatively about you behind your back.
For me, I experienced all the stages of grief. Shock, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, testing, and acceptance…the whole nine yards. It feels surreal when it’s all happening. You’re emotionally exhausted and just trying to fix everything as quick as you can. It’s like a bad dream.
So my sweet couples, allow yourself to grieve and feel all of your emotions.
You’re not unreasonable. You’re not crazy. What you’re feeling is so valid. I love y’all and am here for you.