7 Ways to Cheer Up Someone With a Canceled or Postponed Wedding Through the Mail

If the Save the Date now reads TBD, brighten a bride or groom's day with one of these thoughtful gift ideas.

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April 24, 2020

Wedding season 2020 is going to be different. We’re about to enter a time of year usually packed with parties, showers and weddings, but now that’s all on hold. Of course, the most important things right now are health and safety, but many brides and grooms dealing with canceled events and feeling bummed out. This global pandemic has been stressful for all of us, but can you imagine having to reschedule and re-plan all of the details for your wedding, or worse, cancel it outright? If you know anyone whose big day has been affected and could use some cheering up, these gifts are guaranteed to make them feel special and celebrated from afar.

Surprise Her With Flowers

Try to find out what flowers your bride would have used in her wedding or wedding bouquet and surprise her with a delivery. The Bouqs has a drop-down filter on their website that makes it super easy to shop by flower type. If you don’t know what flowers were planned for the wedding, go with the bride’s favorite color or just pick a design that reminds you of her personality.

Mail Bachelorette Wishes

If you have a canceled bachelorette party, celebrate by mailing a bride party decor and fun bridal accessories. This confetti gram is a great way to let her know you’re thinking about her, and you could also arrange a Zoom happy hour with fellow party attendees to bring everyone together if only on the computer screen. If you do a virtual party, send your bride something fun like a bottle of sparkling rose or a cute cocktail kit ahead of the date. If you're not familiar with wine and not sure what bubbly to send, just let Martha Stewart pick it out for you. The entertainment queen's wine website has an impressive selection with most bottles less than $25.

Shower Them With Honeymoon Accessories

If you were waiting until closer to the wedding date to buy something from the couple’s registry, why not go ahead and send something now? Look for items on the list that they might be able to use at home right now. If the couple doesn’t have a registry, surprise them with travel accessories to use on the eventual honeymoon. These “Have the Best Time” items from Ban.do will give them something to look forward to, plus some of the items in the collection are on sale right now. There’s also free shipping on all orders from Ban.do through April!

Gift a Special Wedding Day Keepsake

If you’re a family member close to a bride, consider sending a family heirloom for the wedding that you may have been saving for the big day. Even if the bride doesn’t end up using it, items such as antique lace, family photos or a vintage handkerchief are incredibly thoughtful and fun to go through. But you don’t need to have something old to create a cherished keepsake; this ornate bone inlay wedding outfit hanger from BHLDN would be perfect to pass down to future brides.

Make Plans for the Future

There’s a lot up in the air right now, and it makes rescheduling events and travel difficult. No matter when the wedding is or if the wedding happens, you can still celebrate a bride or groom at any time. Make TBD, in-person plans for the future to give them something to look forward to. Send them a gift card to a favorite, local restaurant and plan on going when it reopens. This bag from Ban.do would be the perfect gift to mail with it. The message is meant as motivation post-workout, but now it has me thinking about “this” as the pandemic.