In the blink of an eye, so many of our celebrations for ourselves and others have been postponed or canceled. Trying to balance the despair of the population, and dealing with our own despair, may make it seem tone deaf if we celebrate anything. However, joy doesn’t undermine suffering, it can shine a light in already dark places. With that in mind, we can soften the blow and celebrate things that bring us joy during this time.


If your wedding has been postponed, or anything affiliated with a ceremony or engagement, keep reading and stay tuned for the next few weeks. I’m going to be sharing how you can still prepare and maybe unconventionally prepare for your wedding (or engagement, elopement) if you’re open and willing to be creative.


When it comes to the style, specifically the wardrobe, be open and unique. You can remain true to your personal style, personified by mixing items in your closet or check out my blog for a few ideas.


There are vendors and planning companies that can set up SMALL and intimate gatherings for the couple, while abiding by social distancing. You don’t need to be present for them to set up and you can consult and create together via video or phone sessions.


Check with local owners by checking their social profiles and their parameters. I consulted with Larger Than Life Events owner, Atosha, and she says, “flower farms are beginning to open up and the local wholesale is open - so yes they can get flowers. But be flexible in color choice and selection since the market is fragile right now.” Also, her firm specializes in intimate ceremonies too.


Be sure to follow charissestyles.com for referrals and idea options on where to start.