If you are wondering what happens if you are postponing your wedding, Shannon and Eddie have the answers. In March of 2020, the couple had to postpone their wedding only one week prior to the event. Due to COVID, they couldn’t share their day with their friends and family. Instead, they eloped at a local park.
Despite being miles away, they still included their guests via Zoom.
Read about their elopement here!
We asked them a few short questions about the process. Hoping to inspire couples who are dealing with similar situations all across the world.
Postponing Your Wedding
QUESTION #1) What made you choose to still have an elopement even though your wedding was postponed?
Shannon and Eddie: We didn’t want to wait. We did not want to wait to get married. So love was not cancelled. And another small reason, we had a lot of things that already had our date engraved on it, ha!
QUESTION #2) What were the biggest obstacles you ran into with rescheduling, and how did you overcome those?
Shannon and Eddie: I would say, trying to find a new date that worked with all of the vendors. Because they all booked up too quickly! As well as our family and friends.
The date we ended up postponing to, still didn’t work for some of the vendors. Basically, we are still working through it all. We’ve taken a break from wedding planning right now. We are just enjoying being married.
QUESTION #3) What advice do you have for other brides and grooms who are currently facing cancellations/reschedules?
Eddie: Don’t be afraid to ask for help from friends and family.
Shannon: I would say, do what you want. Whether you decide to cancel, postpone, elope. Some people may have opinions about it, but it’s ultimately up to you and what makes you happy.
QUESTION #4) How have you included family and friends who weren’t able to be there due to the travel restrictions?
Shannon: I would say, FaceTime or Zoom your loved ones that want to be there. Unfortunately for us, due to service issues in the area, we couldn’t. Instead, we had it videotaped and then sent them the video.
Since we postponed our big party, they will get to participate in that in October.
Final Advice: Don’t be discouraged, brides and grooms. You’ve got this. Go get yourselves married!
Watch their interview here and see what elopement expert, Kim Olsen, has to say about postponing weddings: