Brides (and grooms), I want to speak to the uncertainty that you are facing currently. If your wedding is in the next 8 weeks or so, there are many questions, challenges, and heartbreaks that lie ahead and decisions to be made, and even mandated. I wish that there was a solution that I could offer that would make it all better, but there's not one simple answer.
I want you to rest assured that your marriage is so much more than one day of celebration. You have been planning to marry the love of your life and that will still happen, even if you have to change your date, number of guests, location, the list goes on... The struggles that you are facing now will only strengthen you and your soon to be spouse as you navigate these challenges, but only if you let it. Use this time to problem solve together, communicate clearly, love on one another with abundance. If you can learn to problem solve, communicate, and love fully when it is the hardest, I have no doubt that you will have a strong and lasting marriage.
You get married for better or worse, right? Well this is worse, way worse. The wedding of your dreams that you've worked so hard to plan may be changed in ways that you do not want it to. There may be no perfect solution to postpone, reschedule, or cancel your day. But, during this time of great turmoil, cling to your loved one. Rely on each other, support each other, be patient with each other. And know, that the better part of this lies ahead.
There are many posts and information shared about what to do with your wedding being planned during the chaos of COVID-19. I am not going to speak to the "top 5 things to do" if you are currently planning your wedding, I'll let someone else handle that. But I do want to speak to you, my dear bride, who is mourning this loss, this struggle, this devastation. I see you, and I feel for you so deeply. There are many uncertainties, many questions that cannot be answered, but there is one question and one hope that still remains above all. Are you going to marry the love of your life? If the answer is YES, then rest assured, all will be well.
"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."
All my love,
And, if your wedding is later this year, you are still unsure of what lies ahead. As long as you can, take it one day at a time.
If you need advice, encouragement, have questions - reach out! I serve not only my couples, but all of you. I'm here for you.