You might be wondering how to be a good friend, bridesmaid, or maid of honor to the couples who are postponing and re-planning their weddings. Rescheduling a wedding during a pandemic isn't something they anticipated, and brides are likely feeling overwhelmed with everything they have to do. With some creative thinking, there are ways to be a thoughtful and supportive friend, even if you can't physically be with her.
To help, we've highlighted a few ways to show some TLC:
Show that you care
Thoughtful gestures can go a long way. Something as simple as a heartfelt message in the mail will brighten their day and lift their spirits. To go a step farther, consider sending a care package filled with uplifting goodies.
At LUKH, we’re now offering the “Postponed Wedding Gift Box” filled with self-care goodies and a personalized card. In collaboration with female founded South Asian brands, this postponed wedding care package is sure to brighten a bride’s day.
Check in on her
Check in on the bride to show you're still thinking of her. Instead of asking if she has a new plan every few days, ask how the couple is doing and see if there's anything new you can help with. A check-in text every few weeks will show your support without inundating her.
One of the best things you can do as a bridesmaid is offer help to the bride or her mother. Take it upon yourself to help plan virtual or socially distanced events, like the bridal shower or bachelorette party. Ask to help mail out “change the dates” or new wedding invitations. Offer to craft emails to answer guest questions.
Celebrate the day anyway
When their original wedding date does arrive, find special ways to celebrate what would have been—and eventually, will be. Plan a car parade by the couple’s home to let them know everyone is thinking of them. Find out what flavor their wedding cake was supposed to be and order those cupcakes for delivery. Bridesmaids can host a virtual toast to the couple and the better times ahead, followed by a “first dance” to the couple’s favorite song.