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 crisis, 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 (learn more here)—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 (read more here.)
While this news, unfortunately, means a change of plans for weddings within the next few weeks—"The truth is that the coronavirus has disrupted the wedding industry,” says planner JoAnn Gregoli of Elegant Occasions by JoAnn Gregoli—we have to remember that so much is up in the air, especially for weddings that are months away. At this time, due to the uncertainty of the situation, the planners we spoke with are now recommending that couples move weddings through June, and possibly into July, domestically and consider postponing (or making a domestic backup plan) for all 2020 weddings abroad.