Wedding Planning Update - It's a Waiting Game
With less than 6 months until the big day, there is so much I should be doing right now but as you're all aware, things have changed recently so our plans have been put on pause. A few weeks ago, I found myself in a major panic and was worrying about what would happen to our wedding day but now that I've had time to stop, think and process it all, I'm a lot calmer about the whole situation. I think, mainly, I've realised, it's kind of out of my control.
There's lots of talk online about what will be open, and what won't. What things 'could' be like and what restrictions could be set in place when it comes to wedding ceremonies. I'm not worried about these things as what will be, will be. As long as I get to marry the man of my dreams on our date, that's all that matters to me. I thought 'd wanted the big party and the huge celebration but after thinking about it all, does that really matter? Yes, of course I would love for my family and friends to still be able to join us but I'm preparing myself for the worst case scenario which was just allowing 6 people before we were all put in lockdown.
Numbers wise, I'm not that worried but Money wise, I am!. I've already paid out thousands of pounds in deposits which I really don't want to lose. If my Venue reopens and says that my wedding reception can't go ahead, I'm hoping I may get my money back but there are no guarantees so we'll just have to wait and see. My biggest worry is that the venue will say our party can go ahead but we'll have to half our numbers and get rid of the social elements of the party that I love. What if we can't dance together? Or we can't sit and chat together? For me, those things are the whole point and if I can't do those things, then I'd rather cancel.
It's a huge waiting game for us and many other couples who are sadly finding themselves in this situation right now. I guess only time will tell what is going to happen for our big day. Inside my head, the best case scenario is that we'll go ahead with a smaller number of guests and make the most of our day whilst my worst case scenario is that we'll go ahead with the wedding ceremony with just our kids and won't bother with the reception at all.
Either way, I already have my dress and my shoes which I will get married in and we have lots of party things already booked and paid for which we can just get sent to our home to enjoy. I mean, I'm not planning on wasting my sweet cart and doughnut tower, am I?
I'll keep you updated if anything changes so watch this space . .