I cannot imagine having to cancel or postpone my wedding for any reason, let alone a pandemic. However, it's an unfortunate reality for many brides and grooms as COVID-19 has forced couples to change their plans. Some have postponed their ceremonies and receptions; some have canceled altogether. Others, like Lindsey and Brandon of Dartmouth, have decided to hold a simple ceremony on the original date and party with loved ones sometime next year. “We are still getting married this year even though we have postponed our reception until next year because that’s what a ‘wedding’ is supposed to be,” said Sousa.

They still wanted to have some form of celebration on the day they tie the knot, so they sent small kits to guests in order to honor the milestone safely from home.

In this "Wedding Guest Celebration Kit," guests will find:

  • Two bottles of nips to toast to the bride and groom at the time they'll be announced as husband and wife
  • A QR code linking to their custom Spotify playlist so they can dance the night away
  • A couple of pre-packaged treats so they can enjoy a slice of "wedding cake," and 
  • A short program that explains it all.
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Kasey Silvia / Townsquare Media

They also asked their guests to send them videos so they can hear from everyone after their nuptials. I really hope they end up doing some type of montage with these, because how fun would that be as a memento a decade from now?

Everything was personalized to the bride and groom. “I got the idea of a celebration kit from one of my old friends from high school, Kelly Golia who is a fabulous wedding planner! We took the idea and ran with it! I created a little timeline and used our baby pictures.”

This is such a wonderful idea! This is the personification of "making lemonade out of lemons." This couple was faced with many difficult decisions, but they ultimately chose what was right for them and still found a way to include their beloved guests on the Big Day. Congratulations to Lindsey and Brandon!

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