Finding a bright side to something as heartbreaking as postponing or canceling a wedding isn’t an easy task, but these brides below were up to the challenge. Dozens flocked to Reddit to share the biggest benefits to postponing due to COVID-19. Take a look at a few highlights below. They just may help you find the inspiration you need to look for that silver lining.
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Many Brides Are Embracing the Benefits of Postponing Their Wedding Amid COVID-19
As the coronavirus continues to spread worldwide, public gatherings reamain highly discouraged and even outright banned in some places. Because of this, the majority of couples who were planning to get married in the spring or summer of this year have been forced to postpone their nuptials until later in the year or even next year.
The largest wedding planning Subreddit features a Weekly Megathread for COVID-19 for all topics related to weddings affected by the pandemic. According to Wired UK, the subreddit “has become a source of detailed information on coronavirus for frustrated couples whose dream days have been derailed by the pandemic.” However, several brides in the community are embracing the benefits of postponing their wedding.
1- One bride found 8 benefits of changing her date
User Smokeyrow lists the “Plus Sides of Postponing” her June 2020 wedding until June 2021. In fact, she discovered 8 different benefits to changing her wedding date, including the fact that her sister-in-law would have been 6 months pregnant and probably uncomfortable in the June heat. But, instead, Smokeyrow will now have a niece or nephew as one of her wedding guests.
2- This bride saved money by postponing
User CakeyCakeyCake discovered that changing her wedding date from June 13, 2020 to June 12, 2021, actually only cost her under $600 to do so. She ends her post by saying, “I’m in a planning-satisfaction-fueled good mood right now! We got this coronabrides!”
3- One couple used the time to get to know their wedding photographer
User Kruemel was very positive in her post, with some humor even thrown in- “We had to call off our August wedding due to YouKnowWhat. I’m so glad we did; it really gave us a lift!” She went on to tell other brides, “To all the other couples who had to postpone hang in there, our time to shine will come!”
4- She felt a weight lift off her shoulders
And the positivism keeps on coming. User Emerald429 actually felt a sense of relief when she rescheduled her September 2020 nuptials until May 2021. Her post began, “Just rescheduled our September wedding and…I feel a weight lifted off my shoulders for the first time in months.” She concluded her post with, “We’re in this together and I’m thinking of all my fellow brides at this time!”
5- This bride saved enough money to buy a house!
User OhMyWarningSign gave up the 150-guest haunted venue-themed Halloween wedding that she and her fiancé had planned and instead, opted for a backyard minimony with just their parents, siblings and two witnesses. So, what is the couple going to do with the money they’ll be saving? Well, according to her post, they’re going to be buying a house.
6- Postponing felt better than she could have imagined
Liker CakeyCakeyCake, SlurpySav1095 is also rather relieved after postponing her August 1, 2020 nuptials. She started off her post with, “Postponed and it felt better than I could have ever imagined.” In fact, she stated that she made a Reddit just so she could share with her fellow brides-to-be.
So, as you can see, yes, these are difficult times we are experiencing at the moment. This is especially true for couples who are forced to postpone the wedding they have been planning for months. However, setbacks, while painful, are a part of life. It is important that we persevere through the face of adversity without ever giving up.
I will leave you with one of my favorite quotes of all time. It is from retired Chicago Bulls shooting guard and philanthropist, Michael Jordan- “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”