Ask B: Deciding to Postpone or Cancel a Wedding

Dear B,

We are supposed to be getting married in early June, and while we had hoped it would be safe for us and our guests to travel to the wedding destination, we are becoming more and more discouraged. Do we postpone the wedding? Or cancel it altogether? Help! 

Sincerely,

T


Dear T,

I hope you and your fiancé are safe and healthy at home. I can only imagine your disappointment facing this decision, as the amount of time, effort and dreams that go into planning a wedding often feel immeasurable. That said, given the uncertainty of the world right now, I think you are wise to either postpone the wedding – how about October? – or cancel it if you feel that is best. By making this tough decision, you are showing a great amount of love for your family and friends. Whichever route you decide, have your planner (or you) notify the vendors ASAP, as well as the guests so they can cancel or change their flights, hotel reservations, etc. Additionally, if you postpone your wedding for the fall or even 2021, speak with your venue and vendors about insurance options so you can be prepared if the date needs to be moved again.

Quick Tips
Etiquette

No. 1

“WHEN ATTENDING A WEDDING, IT’S ALWAYS BETTER TO BE OVERDRESSED.”

Wedding Guest Attire Etiquette

Easter Basket Finds for your Little Bunnies

 

  1. I love this precious customized gingham easter bow and white basket. The deadline is 4/2, so order today!
  2. How cute is this bunny bank
  3. A darling woven bunny purse, perfect for spring
  4. Because all kids love bubbles
  5. A Peter Rabbit Mache box filled with treats – I bought these for the boys!
  6. This play dough kit will offer endless fun and imagination
  7. Vibrant watercolor set – a fantastic craft they will love
  8. Goggles for summer swims at the pool
  9. A seersucker baseball cap for your little guy
  10. Festive glitter stickers
  11. A fun beach towel that you can have personalized
  12. This is my favorite kids swim suit brand 
  13. And here is a matching bathing suit for sister
  14. Baby will love this charming bunny jack-in-the-box

I also think books are a fantastic addition to any Easter Basket, and we include them in our boy’s baskets every year. This, this, this and this are some of our family’s favorites.

Advice
HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTESS

No. 2

“IT’S ALL ABOUT THE THOUGHTFUL DETAILS WHEN ENTERTAINING, SO CONSIDER LITTLE EXTRAS SUCH AS CUSTOM NAPKINS OR UNIQUE PARTY FAVORS.”

MORE SOCIAL ETIQUETTE TIPS

Recipes, Books, and Activities to do at Home

 

Many of us are at home learning to navigate this new normal, and so I wanted to share some delicious recipes, fabulous books to read, and entertaining activities to keep busy. Enjoy, and hope you all stay safe and healthy!

Recipes to Try

Books to Read

  • I am starting “The Two Lives of Lydia Bird” by Josie Silver tonight and can’t wait. I read her first book, and fell in love – it’s funny, charming and lighthearted.
  • A dear friend gave me this book for my birthday, and I am so excited to start reading it.
  • Set in London, “Surprise Me!” is a book I couldn’t put down! It’s an easy read, and a definite “feel-good” story.

Activities to Do

  • Clean closets and organize – de-cluttering your space feels fantastic. The Neat Method has the best tips.
  • Retail therapy from the comfort of your home! There are so many great sales and gift card promotions right now in fashion, beauty and home – here, here, here, and here have some amazing offers.
  • Puzzles challenge your mind, and are a fun activity you can do solo or with your family.
  • Listen to a new podcast – Goop has really intriguing options.
  • Channel your inner artist and paint or color in a coloring book. I love this one about interior design! 
  • Host a family Game night – we’ve played Guess Who? and Candyland and needless to say the boys have loved both.
  • Treat yourself to a spa night, with a revitalizing mask and bubble bath, or give your self a manicure/pedicure and try a vibrant new polish.