For a lot of women, their wedding might be one of the greatest things to happen to them. It is a dream of many to have a perfect wedding and to get married. A lot of girls plan their dream weddings since they are young and I am one of these people. We collect photos from magazines and create our vision boards on our dream weddings. We choose flowers, design our dream dress, plan where the venue will be for both the ceremony and the reception, and even assign one of our best friends to be our maid of honor. A lot of young girls even pretend to be getting married as they role play in the house using a white piece of cloth and pretending that it’s a veil, and using one those candy rings as the wedding ring.

A wedding is a ceremony that binds to hearts as one. It is when you make a promise with each other to love one another forever, in sickness and in health, ’til death do us part. Some people marry spontaneously. “I will marry you in a heartbeat.” But more often than not, people take much thought before getting married and plan for months before the actual ceremony to make everything perfect. They get into the details of the decorations, the wedding invitations, prenuptial photoshoots, food testings, checking out different places, rehearsals, fittings, and many others. A lot of people even spend a ton of money just to have their dream weddings. But with the sudden global pandemic of the corona virus, it may be that some weddings are postponed.

It is really upsetting to have the day that you have fascinated and dreamed of since you were young and have prepared for for months is postponed and with the current worldwide situation, you do not know when all of this will end and when your dream wedding will be. You had a definite date and now that date may have passed and no wedding happened and you don’t know what to do anymore. It may be very stressful to have things out of control and with the dangers of the unseen virus but remember that a wedding is just a ceremony. It is the celebration of your love with one another and not the love itself. It is the wedding but not the entire marriage.

There are still so many things to look forward to. Let us all hope and pray that all this will pass. In the meantime, focus on yourself and how you and your groom will stay healthy and out of harm’s reach this pandemic. You may be living together or far from each other due to the community quarantine but don’t let that get to you. Make the most out of your time and prove to each other how much you love one another. After all this, your wedding will commence. Prepare for the things you might have missed out on such as small details. Work out. Redesign your dress. There are so many things that you can do.

Your wedding may not happen this spring but you can always have it in winter or in some other season like summer. With that you may evaluate what you want for your wedding and change the theme or motif. From pink and very floral just like spring, you may opt for warmer tones for summer, or cooler tones for winter or even a white and silver colour scheme to give an airy snowy vibe. If you’re planning to have a beach wedding in the summer, you may want to have an indoor wedding instead in the winter! You may also reconsider moving the date of your wedding to a weekday and to a different venue perhaps with fewer guests to still practice social distancing just to be safe. At the end of the day, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Additionally, we must do our part by following protocols to avoid a second wave of the virus. It will be for the benefit of everyone.

Do not be upset that you missed out on your planned date. The wedding is not about the perfect date. It is about how a normal day in the lives of two people become special due to their love. You still have a lifetime in front of you to spend together in love.

‘We all love ourselves more than other people’

– MARCUS AURELIUS