Tips and Resources for Wedding Planning During a Pandemic
Wondering what to do about your wedding plans in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic and resulting restrictions on businesses and events?
We know this situation is unprecedented and unsettling for so many of you. We wanted to create the best resources to help you through this time, so we’re gathering them all here.
Logistics for Every Scenario: Postpone, Elope, or Have a Virtual Wedding
The path you choose to take with your wedding plans will likely depend on when your original wedding date was scheduled for. Need help deciding? Check out this COVID Wedding Calculator from Joy.
Weddings Planned for Spring 2020: March, April, and May Weddings
If your wedding was scheduled anytime before May 23, 2020– we’d honestly recommend crafting your Plan B ASAP. Choose from the options below, where we’ve shared alternatives for every scenario. Feeling bummed about postponing your wedding? Check out these tips for staying positive.
Weddings Planned for Summer 2020: June, July, and August Weddings
If your wedding is planned for the summer months, you should likely hold tight and give things a bit more time to play out before making any decisions. If it helps you have some peace of mind, consider crafting a Coronavirus Contingency Plan with your vendor team should you need to divert from your original plans.
Weddings Planned for Fall 2020: September, October, November Weddings
Even for couples with fall 2020 weddings, they may be feeling nervous about moving forward if things continue to get worse before they get better. Our advice is to continue on as planned and evaluate at regular intervals. Stay in contact with your vendors over the next several months. Sit tight and stay healthy!
Weddings Planned for 2021
If you’re planning as far out as 2021, use this time to do your research and begin outreach to vendors. If you’d like to move forward with securing venues and vendors, definitely do so! Just be sure to ask their policies about rescheduling and postponing so you’re aware of everything upfront should your plans have to shift for any reason.
📌 Get more advice for fall 2020 weddings and beyond from our friends at Every Last Detail. 📌
Unsure what to do about your wedding plans due to the Coronavirus pandemic? Check out these posts where we outline all your options.
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Virtual Weddings, Showers, & Parties
Looking to take your celebrations online? Check out our virtual planning guides by clicking the graphics below:
Intimate Wedding Inspiration for Small Weddings
Want some inspiration for your at-home wedding or an elopement? Check out these previously featured tiny weddings we’ve published on The Budget Savvy Bride!
Other COVID-19 Wedding Resources to Check Out:
Below are some other helpful resources to get you through this time. Whether you need wedding planning support or activities to keep you busy during “social distancing,” we’ve got you covered:
Online Wedding Planning Resources
Free Stuff + Discounts for Couples Affected by COVID-19
For existing Artifact Uprising customers whose wedding plans are changing, AU will replace previously ordered items at no cost.
For new customers, Artifact Uprising is offering $50 towards reprinting Day-of Wedding items like Save the Dates, Invitations, and more.
WedTexts offers a mass texting service to keep your guest list informed about your wedding day plans.
WedText just announced their Wedding Disaster Relief Program, which offers couples whose weddings were affected by the virus a FREE UNLIMITED account!
If your wedding is farther out and you’ve decided to change your wedding date in light of the virus, check out this free printable change the date!
Get your Free Printable Change the Date Card design from JesMarried
Craft More Happy Moments with the FREE Creativity Care Package from Bluprint! Watch over 1,300 creative education classes ranging from sewing, cooking, family crafts, and more!
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Something Borrowed Blooms
Rent and return faux floral boutique Something Borrowed Blooms already offers savings upwards of 70% compared to fresh flowers. The company serves over 500 weddings monthly pre-COVID19. With extensive inventory and operations built for scale, the floral company to date has helped thousands of Brides with stress-free rescheduling, offering full flexibility with no blackout dates or rescheduling fees.
Virtual wedding planners at Fêtefully are offering complimentary coordination services to couples who are postponing their weddings due to COVID-19. Just complete a simple form to get assistance for rescheduling with all of your vendors.
Again, this service is completely free and is not dependent on location.
Check out our big list of free stuff for your wedding here:
✨ Wedding Freebies ✨