It’s okay not to be okay
Consider this permission to grieve. It’s okay that you’re upset that your big day isn’t going ahead as planned. It’s okay to be angry, disappointed, frustrated and stressed. This is something you’ve been looking forward to for a very long time, so of course it’s going to be upsetting. Now is the time to really amp up the self care. Do nice things for yourself – whatever that looks like for you – and most importantly, allow yourself some time to wallow.
You’ve managed wedding planning stress before, and you can do it again
Every bride has a moment when the stress really hits and she strongly considers packing it all in and eloping. It’s normal for wedding planning to get a little overwhelming at times. The to-do list seems never-ending, the bridesmaids are being difficult and your suppliers are getting p*ssed off that you haven’t replied to their emails yet. Now you’re faced with the prospect of doing it all over again. Here’s the thing: whatever comes your way, you’ll handle it. You’ve done it before, and we’d wager that second time around you’re going to be a dab hand at it. You’ve got this. And on that note…
You don’t have to jump back into wedding planning straight away, if you don’t want to
Chances are you’re feeling a bit fragile right now. You’re still getting over a major setback and jumping back into planning may be the last thing you want to do. That’s totally fine. You don’t need to feel pressured to start planning again straight away. A few weeks to relax and refocus before you dive back in isn’t going to make all that much difference in the grand scheme of things, so take a break from all things wedding if you need one.
Your bridal party are here for you!
We’ll bet you picked the people in your bridal party because you love them and they’ve been a big support to you throughout your life. Whether you need a (virtual) shoulder to cry on, or someone to help you work through the to-do list, now is the time to really round up the troops.
Your wedding will happen and it will be amazing
Right now, you might be so crushed that you feel you’re wedding is never going to happen, but we’re to tell you it will and it’s going to be even more amazing than you could have dreamed of. Imagine how excited you’re going to be when you finally get to walk down the aisle and see the one you love at the top of it! In case you missed it, we rounded up why you’re new date is going to be even more amazing here.
And one more…
The Wedding Journal is here for you! We’ve been working really hard to create content that will help you navigate this tricky time and you can find it all here. If you’re rebooking your wedding, hit up our directory where you’ll find all the suppliers you need in one place. So handy!