- 7 years ago
- Wedding: March 2011
So back around August we had to change our wedding date for financial reasons from January 22 to March 6. So our wedding date would have been less than two weeks from today instead of now eight weeks from today. I hated that because it meant six more weeks I had to wait to marry the guy I’ve been with for five years. But now I see that it’s better for us. Why?
First my best friend who would have been a bridesmaid in the original bigger wedding (we also downsized our wedding a LOT and the girls decided to be honorary bridesmaids since they said they didn’t have money really to get dresses and all of that) was due to give birth on February 9. She had an emergency c-section on December 26 and gave birth to a very very tiny baby. So the baby probably would have still been in the hospital on the original wedding date and she would still be recovering. Now they have time to possibly still come.
Next, my mother broke her heel a week and a half ago. She’s in a cast for three months at least, four if she has to have surgery. So she now has more time to learn how to get around on the cast plus if she had surgery, it probably would be a week before the wedding and there’s no telling how she would have felt.
Then, my soon to be six month old nephew came down with a respiratory infection. He had to go to the hospital for two nights this past week and now he’s on breathing treatments with probably two or three weeks left of the infection. So he’ll be better by the wedding now and it wouldn’t have been great anyway to have him at an outdoor ceremony in January.
And now, the fifteen day forecast extends to January 22. The forecast? Cloudy surrounding the wedding day, rainy all day on the wedding day. And I know the long range forecast can change but for March 6 it now says the area will be warmer and sunny. So an outdoor ceremony will be much more likely to still happen and be beautiful (we have backup plans but it’d be nice to go on with the original plans).
So now I realize that it’s actually fantastic that we changed the date to later because it would have been really hard to figure things out with everything going on.