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Happily Ever After

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You will get there. I promise. I cannot even imagine what the last year has been like for anyone planning a wedding.

Planning a wedding without a pandemic is challenging enough. Planning a wedding the past year with so many unknowns would drive anyone crazy.

Just like with so many things over the last year, there are no clear-cut answers. If you ask ten different people you may get ten different opinions on how to adjust or not to adjust with wedding planning into 2021.

Some have still had their big weddings. Some have cancelled their nuptials altogether. Others have decided to limit the guest count or change the location to keep the date and the “I do” but not much else of the original plan stayed intact. Some have decided to delay until more normalcy returns.

There are so many “things” to consider. Safety. Money. Your memories and dreams for your big day.

And as easy as it might be to say, “those are all just things,” those things all matter! It is a milestone day.

There is one thing I do know. Sometimes people just like being heard. A safe space to vent, talk or cry. If you are a bride and feeling any of that, it is okay. It is okay to be upset with changes and disruptions on your planning. This is a safe space to take a deep breath. 

Here’s one of the most profound things someone once told me. You can feel both sadness and joy at the same time. They are not interchangeable. It is possible to feel grief on what you may have lost this year in your wedding plans, but also feel incredibly joyful and be grateful for your happily ever after ahead. I wish you so much joy on your wedding journeys for 2021!

Written by: Erin Little

Meteorologist Erin Little starts your day off with a smile and the forecast each morning on KCTV5 News This Morning. With over a decade of experience forecasting the weather in Kansas City, she understands it’s not all about the weather, but how it will impact our busy lives. Erin is thrilled to be raising her three young children in her hometown of Lee’s Summit. You can find her Monday through Friday, 4:30 a. m. to 7:00 a.m. on KCTV5 News. Connect with Erin: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @erinkctv5.