We did it again.
What is this the fourth time? I didn’t plan on posting about it again but with all the questions about our plans, I felt as if I needed to get it out there. Planning a wedding or any kind of big day during a pandemic feels almost impossible. We didn’t think we’d face anything like this last year at this time. Even over the summer, things looked like they were looking up. And now with cases skyrocketing, things aren’t looking too promising, and it’s a bit nerve-wracking.
With all the uncertainty, we have decided not to move forward with an elopement in Italy. Not that surprising with the state of the world right now. With the amount of trip planning and money put into going overseas, it was in our best interest to keep our ceremony local and then fly to Italy for our honeymoon. And you know what? I’m looking forward to our new plans. We have a wedding coordinator that is taking care of absolutely everything so I don’t have to stress over anything. Of course, I’ll be doing some special DIY projects and personal touches, but all the important stuff is taken care of. We have kept the June date, but this time our close family will be there as well. This will be the first time our family will be together and it’s such an exciting time.
When we made plans to elope in Italy, we felt so overwhelmed with planning anything in the U.S. during the peak of Covid. We didn’t want to put down a deposit and then lose it when restrictions were placed. I feel awful with all the couples who have lost their time and money planning their big days. And with cases spiking back up, Italy was out. Who would have thought we’d still be uncertain about this pandemic?
A few things about our changes. We will be getting married local, with family, and it’ll be so sweet and intimate. I’m looking forward to this day more than anything now. I know it’ll mean a lot more with having our family there, and I won’t have to look back and wonder what it would have been like to celebrate the day with family. Does that make sense?
I won’t disclose a lot before our wedding because I want it all to be a surprise when our photographer captures the big day! I can’t wait to share it all with you then.
If you are a bride or groom going through the same thing this year, my heart goes out to you. It’s an emotional rollercoaster to get excited about something and have it fall through. I hope you all find peace with a plan that fits your dreams as well as comfort level with everything going on in the world.
I know this is a short little blog, but I’ve had a lot of questions recently about us going to Italy and the plans! We will still be going to Italy, but only when it’s safe 😊
Questions for you
- What are some big plans you had to change this year?