My dear brides,
If you’ve found yourself in the position of needing to postpone your wedding. Please know you’re not alone. My fiancé and I were planning to wed next week, and we too had to make the painful decision to postpone our wedding.
If I’m being honest, it left me feeling at a loss for words. Unsure of how to navigate this uncharted territory as a bride and wedding photographer. In only a few moments, the day we had dreamed about our entire lives, just gone, in the blink of an eye.
Know that you’re not alone if you find yourself going through the various stages of grief. Denial, sadness, anger…the whole nine yards. I’m right there in the trenches with you, just trying to take it day by day, one step at a time. Remember to take a walk, and also give yourself some grace. I know your heart is aching, but what a sweet comfort it is to have the one you love the most to walk through this with, and that your love or the beginning of your story isn’t confined to a single day. Take heart knowing, too, that this celebration is only but a small part of who you two are, and that this is only but a small delay in the years and days to come, side by side, hand in hand with the one you love the most.
Here’s what we wrote to our guests telling them about our wedding. Please feel free to use it as a guide as you write your own letter to your loved ones. I hope this helps ease the weight of this week for you. I know it’s been so heavy for all of us.
Just know I’m in your corner and here to help in any way I can.
We’re writing to share some sad news. Due to multiple vendor policies in place as a response to the COVID-19 crisis, unfortunately we need to postpone our wedding to a new day. We are heartbroken to say the least, and apologize for the inconvenience and last-minute nature of this message. We’ve been trying our best over the weekend to get in touch with each of our vendors to make the best informed decision moving forward. We place a high priority and are committed to making sure that everyone feels safe, comfortable, and has the peace of mind so that they can be fully present to celebrate with us on our wedding day.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your time, effort, and grace that you’ve shown us as we’ve navigated this engagement and now uncharted territory together and for how you’ve loved us so well throughout this process. We are trusting that God has a purpose in this and that He is worthy of casting our cares on. If it is on your hearts, please pray for us during this next week.
All this to say, we have plans to celebrate with you later on this year, hopefully in the autumn, and are so looking forward to celebrating with each of you in the coming months and are feeling very hopeful for what’s to come.
Hannah & Corey