We’ve Postponed Our Wedding
I know there are a lot of people going through much worse during this crazy time we're living in, but this was definitely a punch to the gut for me and my fiance, Stacy.
A week or so ago Stacy said to me, "what if this thing keeps getting crazier and crazier and we have to cancel the wedding?" and I don't know if I was in denial or what, but I was like, that's ridiculous. We're not canceling or postponing unless it turns into a full on pandemic. Well, it did. The NBA canceled their season, Disneyland & Disneyworld closed and pretty quickly, everything changed and we had to face the music.
Sunday, the CDC made their recommendation to not have gatherings larger than 50 people for 8 weeks, which included our wedding date (April 25th) and we knew we had to make the call. We had to postpone the wedding.
We picked our venue and chose the date a year and a half ago and with less than 40 days to go until the big day, you can imagine how crushing this whole thing is. Our guests have been so great about it, though. Even though people are canceling hotels and flights, everyone seems to understand. Stacy has some family that will be traveling from Germany, I've got some coming from Japan and Tahiti, there's just no way we'd be able to have a wedding where 1, everyone made it and 2, people were comfortable. We want to be be able to hug our family and friends without people feeling weird or uncomfortable.
We had a moment to shed some tears and appreciate just how kind our family and friends are. People are treating it like we're mourning something big, and in a way, we are, we're just lucky that we still get to do it down the road.
Even the venue, vendors and hotel where we had blocked rooms off were completely understanding. So, while it sucks, it's not all doom and gloom, and we're trying to see the bright side in it all; now we have time to get in better shape before the big day!