Darci and Darren had planned a belated wedding celebration in September, but decided to cancel since a number of family and friends live outside Dallas, work in the medical field or have medical complications.
A celebration has become less likely as the couple’s one-year anniversary approaches in a matter of months.
“It’s something that’s passing, and at this point, I don’t even know if it’s on hold. The timing of it is kind of gone,” Darren says.
However, the newlyweds have enjoyed mini-celebrations with family members that have been able to travel and visit.
“Eventually we’ll get around to everyone we have on our list,” Darren says.
While the plans here and there have fallen through, Darci says all has made her grateful for the new life she has with Darren.
“As much as you’re kind of disappointed that you didn’t have the big wedding and reception that you had hoped for originally, we were able to get married and start our lives together,” Darci says. “That’s what was really important.”
For couples with upcoming COVID weddings of their own, Darci suggests focusing on the five most important elements of the wedding, such as ensuring attendance of specific family members.
“When other minor details fall apart, it’s not as disappointing,” she says.
Boiling Darci and Darren’s wedding down to what was important to them was “almost a relief,” Darren says.
“For months we were like, ‘Where are we going to have our wedding?’ ‘How many people are we going to be able to have?’” he says. “Don’t be so tied to expectations.”