But today’s soon-to-be newlyweds won’t just pick up where the pre-pandemic world left. In the before-times, the most pressing wedding planning concern might have been whether to get a DJ or a live band. But things have changed. Beyond the tragic global health crisis, we find that the pandemic provided an unprecedented chance for people to pause and reflect on what matters. Perhaps more than anyone, young couples about to start their future together are imagining what they can do to live more mindfully.