Updated: Apr 9, 2020
When we rang in the 2020 new year, I don't think anyone was expecting a year like this. If you are a 2020 bride who now is debating whether to keep your date, we hope you can find the silver lining. Below are 3 reasons to consider keeping a 2020 date.
1. Romantic Elopement
Imagine a day without stress of being tied to timelines and schedules. Will your makeup and hair be done before pictures start? Are the groomsmen getting dressed on time? No rushing around to setup your reception hall. No bickering or wondering if everything is running on time. Imagine a day where you have all the time in the world to get dressed. You spend the day listening to your favorite music, having a glass of wine, and slip into your dress.
Imagine getting married at dusk, with a candlelit pathway. Your fiance and officiant awaiting you. Perhaps you have a favorite spot like a pond, backyard, barn, or church. Looking deeply into each others eyes, your vows are exchanged. The officiant pronounces you husband and wife and you watch the sunset slip beyond the horizon.
Just because you can't have the huge celebration doesn't mean you can't indulge in the traditions. Have fun. Put together a playlist to enjoy during dinner and dancing. Dance to your first song. Have cake! While family and friends are asked to stay away, perhaps a close family member or friend could whip up a delicious cake or meal for you (Black Sheep would be happy to coordinate). Have a photo booth and use that hashtag you were so excited about! Go live - hop on your favorite social media outlet and post a live video to share with your family and friends.
2. Reception at a later date
This tradition is popular among those who elope or have a destination wedding. You may have your heart set on a 2020 date but know that big celebration with family and friends needs to be put on hold. Invite them to celebrate your one year anniversary. Show a slideshow of your wedding or play your ceremony video and then dance the night away with friends and family. What a great opportunity to wear your favorite white dress or even an excuse to purchase a reception dress! An added bonus, you have an extra year to go big on the meal, entertainment, cake, and more!