Coronavirus wedding planning: advice on postponing and canceling
Many of you have expressed fear and concern about your upcoming weddings during these unprecedented and uncertain times of the spread of coronavirus. We hear you, and we understand your fear.
Perhaps you’re worried about personally trying to flatten the curve and not spread the virus. You may also be concerned about creating unnecessary risk for the most vulnerable of society: the elderly, the immune-compromised, pregant people or people recently pregnant. With social distancing being heralded by the CDC and the White House advising all Americans to avoid groups of more than 10, you’re undoubtedly wondering: What should I do about my spring or summer wedding in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic?
To offer possible comfort and answer your questions, we’re offering a cumulative resource guide for coronavirus wedding planning. We’ll be updating this as we hear from more experts in the wedding industry.
Most wedding experts are saying the same thing: postpone, don’t cancel. And as far as fall and winter weddings go for 2020, hang tight. There’s no need to cancel or even postpone weddings that far off.
The focus on postponing your wedding should be on March, April and May weddings.
Instead of canceling your wedding, it might be better to postpone. You can even send out change-the-dates announcements if you’ve already sent out save-the-date annoucements or invitations.
There’s so much good info on the web right now as the wedding media gathers facts and interviews experts, and we want to make sure you’ve got easy access to it all. Apologies in advance for the heavy heteronormative language but here’s what fellow wedding websites, blogs and wedding pros are sharing at the moment:
Valerie Gernhauser—Sapphire Events Destination Event Planner and Designer: VIDEO: Postpone or cancel your wedding?! What to do when you have to make tough choices beyond your control
Super Gay Weddings podcast: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Your Wedding
Martha Stewart Weddings: What You Need to Know About Coronavirus and Your Wedding
News Channel 8, Tampa, Florida: Coronavirus concerns forcing couples to postpone wedding plans
Chi Thee Wed: Tips: Coronavirus and Your Wedding
The Washington Post: Have a wedding coming up? Here’s how to keep coronavirus from ruining the big day.
A Practical Wedding: How Am I Supposed To Send Out Invites During A Pandemic?
Every Last Detail: What to do about the coronavirus and your wedding
Every Last Detail: Should you cancel or postpone your wedding due to coronavirus?
Every Last Detail: Coronavirus wedding postponement: email templates to send to guests
A Practical Wedding: Planning A Wedding During Coronavirus? This Is What You Need To Know
Catalyst Wedding Co.: Coronavirus and Your Wedding: What to Consider as a Couple
Polka Dot Bride: Australian Weddings and Covid-19: The Need to Knows