What to Know if You’re Planning a Wedding During the Coronavirus Pandemic

There’s a lot to think about when planning your big day—no matter where your wedding date falls on the calendar. But if it happens to be in the midst of the coronavirus hysteria, you might be wondering what you should do—if anything—to prepare and plan for the potential that your wedding may be affected.

Right now, whether you’re planning a wedding at home or abroad, there are countless moving parts surrounding COVID-19 and since this situation is fluid, what it means for your wedding, specifically, really depends on your wedding date.

That said, as of March 15, 2020, there is one thing we know one thing for certain: The CDC has officially recommended the cancellation of weddings in the United States for eight weeks, or until mid-May. While this news, unfortunately, means of change of plans for weddings within the next few weeks.

Be prepared, follow the news closely, and maintain an open conversation with your vendors and guests. “Also, if you can, book a planner so they can help you navigate this crazy industry and offer up options.