I was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer two days after booking our wedding venue. Even though my chemotherapy would be completed by July and my immune system would be back to normal by September, the version of myself I envisioned on my wedding day was completely shattered.
It was the week of Jayleen and Kailer’s wedding. Kailer tested positive for COVID, and a nor’easter from Hurricane Ian was dropping record-breaking wind and rainfall on Pennsylvania. Thus, come the morning of their wedding, Jayleen was understandably in tears… but wait until you see how things turned around!
From a reader: “It’s very hard to find vow renewal scripts for terminally ill people. We’ve been through so much and the fight has just began AGAIN and this time is the last. We need these.” We’re here to help.
The good news is that if we learned anything from the pandemic, it’s how to postpone a wedding. So, here’s our step-by-step guide about how to announce that you’re delaying your wedding and associated events — we’ve even got copy & paste wording templates.
Did you get laid off before the wedding? This happens more often than you think. One former bride recounts how she and her now husband were both laid off in the midst of wedding planning, and how they navigated life leading up to the wedding day.
We knew from the start that our wedding wasn’t going to be very much like the ones you see on TV. We were two butch lesbians, for one, so even the gay wedding media I so desperately sought out rarely depicted couples that looked like us. Then COVID hit, and then spread, and everything changed…