Today’s Guest Blog is courtesy of Jack Jahan from Ramsdens Jewellery.
Here, Jack Jahan from Ramsdens Jewellery offers his top tips for marking your original wedding date if you’ve postponed your big day due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The UK government might be easing the lockdown here, but it’s likely to be a while before we can get back to holding large celebrations with our nearest and dearest. As a result, you might have postponed your summer 2020 wedding until things settle down.
While it’s natural to be disappointed about this, you can still celebrate the love between you and your significant other on the original date of your wedding. Here, I’m going to offer my top three tips for marking your original date, because you don’t have to wait until your re-arranged nuptials to have a day that’s completely dedicated to you and your partner.
Arrange a video call with friends and family
Although you won’t be able to gather at your chosen venue, or even at your home, you can still get your friends and family involved in your celebration by arranging a video call. Set a time in advance and ask your wedding party to meet you in a group chat using a programme like Zoom. You could even ask them to dress up and grab a drink to make a real occasion of your get-together.
If you’re worried about how you’re going to keep people interested, you could plan a quiz or game. You could even create a quiz to find out how well your nearest and dearest actually know you and your husband- or wife-to-be. For more inspiration, check out Business Insider’s guide to setting up the perfect Zoom party, which will help you to keep things entertaining for everyone.
Buy some matching jewellery
You might be feeling down about the fact it’ll be a while longer until you can exchange wedding rings with your beloved, but have you thought about buying each other some matching jewellery to mark your original wedding day?
If you want to go down the traditional route, you could buy some rings. These can then be worn on a different finger, or you could wear them along with your official wedding jewellery when the day finally comes. Alternatively, you could each simply buy a piece of jewellery that you know the other will love. Whatever you pick out, your new accessories will always remind you of 2020.
Have an extra-special date night
You might not be able to go to your favourite bar or restaurant, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have an extra-special date night at home! Maybe you could try cooking the meal you planned to enjoy at your actual wedding, or you could look into whether your favourite restaurant is delivering.
To make the night even more exciting, consider playing the song you’re planning to dance to at your wedding, and have a little practice. It’ll be really nice to have that special moment to look back on, where you could just dance together without an audience.
You’re sure to be disappointed if your wedding has been postponed, but there are some ways you can still celebrate the original date. Take these tips on board and you’ll be able to make even more special memories with your partner. You don’t have to wait until your nuptials to really celebrate your love!