A wedding is something that many of us look forward to since we were just little girls and boys. It’s a time to celebrate the love of our life with our friends and family and really appreciate all of the people we love. It’s the beginning of a new chapter and we always want it to be the perfect day.
Many brides have now chosen or been forced to postpone their wedding day in order to follow shelter-in-place guidelines and flatten the curve of the Covid-19 Pandemic. If you or someone you know has had to take on this burden here are a few things you can do in the mean time to brighten up a sad and necessary time.
1. Host a Zoom Happy Hour for the Bride with her bridesmaids.
Are you the maid of honor? Or another esteemed member of the bridal party? Organize a Zoom happy hour or crafting hour and get everyone together virtually. Seeing the faces of those we love can really cheer us up! Take some time to pick the best day and time that works for everyone then invite the bride! She will appreciate you taking the time to think of her and that you’ve taken on some of the constant re-planning and re-scheduling she has had to do for her wedding day plans. Don’t forget about the groom! Reach out to the groomsmen to see if they can coordinate a Zoom session for the boys too.
2. Send a Care Package.
Gather up a few things to pamper the bride to be! Focus on items that can make being cooped up at home feel luxurious. Perhaps a bath bomb, a face mask, some candles, and her favorite hair product. Many salons are fulfilling online orders or doing drop offs for retail items. You can support a struggling small business and give your bestie a thoughtful gift at the same time! (If Oribe is her favorite, enter code mockingbird_heights at Oribe.com to help us during these times!) You can also put together couple centric gifts for the bride and groom, such as their favorite bottle of whiskey, a “reflexology for beginners” book, or a gift card to their favorite restaurant.
3. Make Their Wedding Dinner and Drop it off on the Doorstep.
Are you a whiz in the kitchen? Call your friend and offer up your skills for dinner later that week! Pick up the items from their wedding day menu and cook it up with love. Then wrap it up nicely and drop it off on their doorstep. Your wonderful meal will be a loving reminder of the great things to come and that they haven’t made their tough decision for no reason.
4. Create a slideshow of your favorite pictures of the couple, add their song to it.
You can use photos from social media, from your own stash, and from their engagement session! This can be done easily with iMovie, or on websites like Animoto, or even apps like KineMaster and Adobe Premiere Rush. Upload their song or another cheerful track and viola! A fun collage for all to see. Or if they are the private type, something you can easily send in an email to them to enjoy with each other.
5. Gift them a Porch Portrait, with their wedding photographer if possible.
This is a wonderful trend that has been popped up for those who have had to miss important events from birthdays to graduations. Even families who just want a snapshot of their life in these unprecedented moments have hired a photographer to snap portraits of themselves on their front porch or doorstep. It’s a very unique and meaningful and socially distant way to capture history in the making. This could be an extra special touch for the bride and groom who have put things on hold. A porch portrait is also another fabulous way to support their wedding photographer, or another local photographer who has likely had many jobs cancelled or postponed.
It’s times like these that friends and family are the most important. Even if we can’t be there for each other in person a few meaningful gestures will go a long way.
Are you part of a wedding that’s been canceled or postponed? How are you handling it? Let us know in the comments!
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