In a matter of weeks our communities, mindset, hygiene practices, and lives changed. Along with the common worries and concerns about COVID-19, thinking of your big day (or even your bachelorette party, bridal showers or even honeymoon) has been something else that has been on your mind! If you have needed to postpone your wedding due or special event to the pandemic, please cry it out!
I have heard from many couples that it feels a little “silly” to be crying over their wedding but I know how much time you have put into your big day! The Pinterest boards that you have created, working overtime to pay for your big day, planning your honeymoon outfits, coordinating with family, friends, and vendors. And for it to all come to a halt, IS a nightmare and something that is worth being upset about!
I get it!
I want you to know that those emotions you are experiencing are very similar to grief. I know, it may sound like a stretch, but the truth is, something that you have been looking forward too and dreaming of was suddenly taken away from you unexpectedly!
The stages of grief are:
2) Feeling angry
3) Experiencing depression and sadness
4) Bargaining and finally
Some common thoughts that may have crossed your mind during these stages are:
Some may say that looking at this experience in the scope of it being a grieving process is awkward, but it makes total sense!
So, what are some ways to handle this roller coaster of fear, worry, and panic that you are experiencing? Here are some tips:
Some things that I have seen other couples do that may be helpful:
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