The Ultimate Love Survival Guide during the Pandemic (Engaged Couples Edition)

By: Angelynn Teh | April 06, 2020 | in Planning Tips, Relationship, Trending

We all know that weddings are one of the most memorable days in every individual’s life. Every bride dreams for a perfect, flawless event, and would do anything to make sure it goes on smoothly. But nothing is guaranteed in life. Sometimes, sorts of unpredictable things are lurking around every turn — including your wedding. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, couples are forced to postpone their events. The government has urged citizens to act responsibly: avoid non-essential social contact and calling for self-isolation. While we all know that doing so is the most sensible route, it still does not stop anyone from feeling disappointed and overwhelmed that comes with wedding postponement. So what should you do if this happens to you? 


1. Breathe

Couples need to acknowledge that going nuts is not worth it in this entire pandemic as it’s beyond human control. So, manage your emotions, remain calm and positive. Stay and talk to your fiancé. This is the time you and your betrothed should support each other by comforting each other with the warmest words and pay as much attention to each other. Remember, at the end of the day, as horrible as the situation is, it is more important to celebrate when you and your loved ones feel safe and happy, and when you can celebrate your union with your family and friends, it will make everything that you and your fiancé have been through so much better!



2. Reschedule Your Wedding Date

So, how far out do you want to postpone? From there, find a new date that feels comfortable to you by checking your personal and family calendars, or you can go for another auspicious wedding date that suits you and your fiancé. Also, keep in mind to convey the message and consult your priority vendors; checking their availability. It all depends on what’s most important to you and your fiancé, but it's also important to know what your options are in terms of rescheduling. Marcy Blum of Marcy Blum Events and Weddings advises soon-to-be-married couples around the globe to take a wait-and-see attitude, stay informed and up-to-date on trusted news about the pandemic.


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3. Reorganise Your Wedding Budget

Now is a good time for you and your fiancé to reconsider your wedding budget. Talk to your original wedding vendors, reread all contracts you have with vendors, and understand respective vendors’ cancellation policy. With any change of plans comes a potential for different costs, including losses on pre-paid fees and final payments, depending on when the wedding is — and nonrefundable goods and services. Some wedding vendors would be happy to compensate in some way depending on the changes. So if you have questions, ask your wedding vendor straight away, or consult a lawyer. Another great way to help in the readjustment of your wedding budget and planning is to visit bridal fairs; starting with Bridalgram’s Online Wedding Promo that lasts for the whole month of April 2020! We promise this wedding bonanza will turn your frown upside down and help you save up more! You can even use the saved money in the case for additional or unexpected costs


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4. Let Guests Know

Let your guests know as soon as you've officially decided to change your date. You may do so by sending text messages, e-mail, or creating a public post on your social media. Though phone calls are strongly preferred as it’s more proper etiquette technically. Whether it’s weeks or months before your big day, the more notice you give out, the more likely they'll be able to join you to celebrate. Also, give a special background to your guests as to why you made the difficult decision. It’s important to show that you recognize what is happening in the world currently and you prioritise your guests’ health and safety, thus you decided to postpone your wedding.

Tip: Get the perfect wedding guest list template from The Spruce! Templates are great in making sure no invitation or thank you note gets forgotten. 


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5. Exercise

Kill your time by trying viral couple workout challenges with your fiancé at home during the quarantine period. Workouts serve best as intimacy-builders for all couples. Workout calls for you and fiancé to hit the iron together, allowing you to share in the work, not just the rewards. By training together, couples get to spend extra time together. The reward? You and your fiancé would end up getting fitter and leaner, looking more stunning as you already did on your actual wedding day! 


Check this out -> 15 Pre-Wedding Workouts For Your Wedding Dress Style


No matter how the coming months play out and all of the unknowns present themselves, the most important considerations are your health and safety, and that you get to marry your one and only. On a final note, stay safe, wash your hands, don’t touch your face, and practice social distancing until otherwise instructed! Stay updated on the current status of things.


The current outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a pandemic by The World Health Organization. As the situation remains fluid, we’ll be sharing more wedding-related tips and stories on our website and social media. 
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