What to Know If You're Planning a Wedding During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Step one: Keep calm!

If Your Wedding Is Planned in the U.S. in April, May, June, or July

What to Know If You've Decided to Postpone

What to Do If You're Waiting to Postpone

When considering the right time to officially make the call, Here at the Wedding Coach we agree that there are a lot of variables to keep in mind. "Every situation is different, but generally speaking, to allow for a process with far less stress, we are recommending that the decision be made approximately three to five months out," she says, meaning if your wedding is scheduled through the summer, it's likely in your best interest to plan for a postponement. In order to make the decision that is best for you, your wedding, and the safety of all of your guests, consider taking the below steps.

1. Consult With Your Team: We encourage couples to speak with your entire creative team in the same swoop—your wedding planner, the venue, catering team, musicians, video and photography team, basically anyone involved in the day. "Get a pulse on a potential back-up plan and have alternate dates in place sooner in case regulations or your outlook shifts," she says. "The goal is to have all of your loved ones safely attend your big day so everyone can celebrate you. Try to think about changing a date as just that—picking up your wedding and simply moving it to a date that feels good for everyone involved so everyone can safely celebrate."

2. Recognize Your Priorities:"When we postpone a wedding, we are first and foremost determining if the venue and hotels can accommodate the new date, and after that, we’re reaching out to all vendors simultaneously to see if they can do the same, Chances are slim that your entire plan and team will be able to be carried over without any changes, and you’ll have to consider any extra fees that may be associated when determining whether to postpone later in 2020 or move to 2021, but in general you’re aiming for the least amount of changes and financial impact as possible.

3. Consider Your Guests: "Where your guests are traveling from is definitely a huge factor, Just like the availability of your venue, if your guests h