What difficult times these are…You have either taken the decision or the government has taken it for you, to proceed with your wedding postponement. Yes, that wedding that has taken a year of thinking about, military style planning, Pinterest boards galore & fevered anticipation.

Wedding Postponement Now you must re-think it all. The most obvious thing to do is to move the date by a year, after all you can then keep to the same theme, colour scheme, food & general vibe. No doubt you are discovering that this is not necessarily as easy as it sounds with many of your existing suppliers already booked for 2021 & many more reluctant to offer you a date when they could sell it to a new client.

It’s taking more spreadsheets than you can shake a stick at & your anxiety levels are through the roof as you try to co-ordinate the vicar, the venue, the caterer, band, florist & the woman in the village who was hand stitching your entwined initials on your napkins….

Why don’t you sit down, take a deep breath, pour a large gin & have a total re-boot… Don’t postpone for a year, just postpone to the autumn/winter. You may find it much less pressured & find that your chosen suppliers are much more likely to have availability and you get to marry your one true love in the year you had intended to.

Oh, I hear you cry “but I wanted bunting, I wanted pale pink, I wanted giant jenga & croquet on the lawn, I wanted a festival vibe, I wanted to waft about in a slip dress”. Well in autumn and winter you can’t necessarily have those things but this is what you could have:

Log fires, candlelight, no worries about the weather (it’s going to be what it is!) beautiful late afternoon light, mulled wine &…hearty food!

wedding postponement If your caterer is worth their (Maldon crystal) salt they will be perfectly happy to re-design your menu. Out go griddled skewers, dips & Ottolenghi salads but enter terrines, pates, warm winter salads, gourmet sausage & creamy mash, steak & ale pies. Out go Eton mess & lemon tarts but enter damson & sloe gin crumble, honeyed apple & calvados tart, sticky toffee pudding (there is really nothing not to like about autumn and winter wedding food).

Think out of the box & you could still be tripping up the aisle this year…perhaps in wellies rather than Jimmy Choo’s but trip up the aisle you will!