How to Celebrate Your Original Wedding Date If You Postponed Your Day

How to Celebrate Your Original Wedding Date If You Postponed Your Day

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a lot of wedding plans on hold. Having to postpone your wedding day is not ideal and it can be highly disappointing, but the good news is that it’s still going to happen, just a little later than you anticipated.

Many couples are still choosing to celebrate their original wedding date though. Even though you won’t be legally married on that day, you can still make it special. It is possible to celebrate your original wedding date and arrange for an official ceremony at a later date, which you can then share with family and friends.

Here are a couple ideas.

Write a Letter

Since you were already going to express your love for each other on your wedding day, why not write your partner a love letter. This doesn’t have to be your vows, but rather a little note to keep you happy and excited about your pending nuptials.

Eat Some Cake

If you already ordered your wedding cake, keep your order and eat it on your original wedding date. This is just something small that you can do to celebrate this special day.

Arrange a Photoshoot

In some states and areas, you can still arrange a photoshoot if the necessary social distancing measures are put in place. Why not get dressed in your wedding attire and have your photos taken anyway? If you don’t want to put your wedding dress on just yet, you can always have a couples shoot to commemorate the day.

Get Excited about Your Honeymoon

Even though your honeymoon has more than likely been pushed back too doesn’t mean you can’t get excited about it. Use your original wedding date to plan some outings and jot down places you want to see.


Your wedding day is the perfect time to eat a nice meal and reminisce about your relationship. The funny moments, the meaningful moments, and your plans for the future.

Have a Virtual Celebration

There’s nothing stopping you from celebrating with your friends and family, but you will need to do it virtually. Why not set up a video call with your closest friends and family and have a glass of champagne to celebrate your original wedding date. If you already have a marriage license and know of an officiant who can perform the ceremony at home, that’s an option too – no need to postpone your ceremony at all.

Whether you can’t officially get married or you decide to have a virtual wedding, your original date will always be special. In fact, you could do something special every year as a way to celebrate the strength of your love.