To All Couples Affected by Covid-19
You’ve been jilted. There’s no other way around this. You’ve planned your dream wedding only to be left with the burden of rearranging everything you’ve worked so hard for. You don’t deserve this. And I’m sorry.
Some of you may feel guilty for being upset/hurt/sad about the loss of your original wedding plans. Let me tell you, it’s ok to feel whatever it is you’re feeling. No one is allowed to dictate your emotions. If you need to grieve, then grieve. You have permission.
It’s ok to cry. You’ve been through a lot. And I know it seems like there’s no end in sight and that you’ll never get the wedding you’ve always wanted. I wish I could tell you everything will be ok in the end – that you’ll get your marvelous, fairy tale wedding and that you’ll never have to worry about anything ever again.
But you and I both know that’s impossible to know for sure.
So, I’m not here to give you a pep talk. I’m not going to tell you how everything will come right, that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, or give you five reasons why you should reschedule, not cancel (although you should definitely reschedule, lol).
What I AM going to tell you is that, no matter how dismal the days may seem, life goes on. Time moves forward. Days are limited and one day everything we know will be gone in an instant.
I know, I’m a real optimist.
BUT. The point that I’m trying to get at is this.
Love fiercely. Love your fiance, your friends, your family.
You may not be able to be with them right now. And I understand that’s hard. But love them anyway. Call them every day, just to tell them you love them and that you’re thinking of them.
Cherish. Every. Single. Moment.
Because, one day, when we’re on the other side of this and you’re celebrating your marriage to the person you love, you’ll look back on this time and be able to say that you did it.
That you made it. You survived (or conquered) this dark time in the world.
You, my friend, are amazing. And you should be proud of yourself.
Keep fighting the fight, keep waking up. Because even though I promised I wouldn’t say this, there IS a light at the end of this long tunnel.