The phone rings. Another poor couple with yet another postponement of their wedding date.
This was what pretty much all of March looked like for couples not just in Australia, but across the world.
“We’re all in this together” is a sentiment that was thrown around a lot to help couples feel better.
It’s a nice thing to say, but it doesn’t make that couple feel much better.
Yes, we are all in this together, but not all of us were planning that one special day.
That day we say “I do!” in front of our beloved friends and family.
2020 was the first time we have seen couples asked to put their love on hold while we wait anxiously watching what is going to happen next.
We can’t blame 2020 wedding couples if they feel just a bit cheated.
The 2020 wedding couple have heard other couples married in years prior that “wedding planning can be stressful!”.
Yeah, well try planning a wedding in a pandemic!
With constantly changing goal posts, rules and regulations it has made wedding planning not only stressful but a nightmare.
The 2020 wedding couple, instead of being stressed over whether to use a charger plate or not for their reception dinner are instead having to battle with what the seating arrangement needs to be to comply with restrictions, how many people will be allowed to the wedding and even if they are allowed to dance.
Spare a thought for the 2020 couple who have been told (sometimes in an uncaring way) – “It’s okay, you still have your love. Just move it to next year!”
It doesn’t help. It’s not what they want to hear. It’s not fair what 2020 has unleashed on those just wanting to spend a wonderful day expressing their love to each other surrounded by those close to them.
Those that are going ahead don’t want to hear “Oh, are you sure that it’s a good idea right now?”.
The 2020 wedding couple have factored in all the variables, calculated the risks, adjusted for regulations and the last thing they want to hear after all the stress of these unexpected added issues is that one of their loved ones question if it is a good idea or not.
Currently (as of writing this), we have just passed half way though the year. The horizon (at least in Queensland) is looking brighter, but we still don’t know what could lie around the corner.
The final quarter of the year is looking very busy with a lot of weddings that have moved from earlier in the year. Let’s hope these couples don’t have to postpone yet again.
We would love to extend our gratitude to all the couples that have us secured for their wedding day (whever that may be).
We understand what you are going through and want to know that we are there for you.
If you are feeling the stress that this pandemic is bringing, please feel free to pick up the phone and talk to us.
We might not have any answers, but sometimes it’s just nice to have someone that truly understands and happy to listen.
Nik & Nat