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.

Stay up to date on the latest regulations in your stateÔÇô find a list of each state’s health sites here. We also recommend keeping an eye on updates from the CDC and WHO.

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, 2020ÔÇô 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.

­čôî Get more advice for fall 2020 weddings and beyond from our friends at Every Last Detail. ­čôî


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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COVID-19

The Coronavirus and Your Wedding

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Need to Postone?

Step-by-step guide to Postponing

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Just Elope!

Say I Do on Your Original Date

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Wed on the Web

How to Plan a Virtual Wedding

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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!

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Backyard Weddings

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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:

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Online Wedding Planning Resources

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Free Stuff + Discounts for Couples Affected by COVID-19

Artifact Uprising

Artifact Uprising

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.

Learn more here.

Zazzle Coupon Code

Zazzle

Print company Zazzle has also instated a ÔÇťFlexible Event PolicyÔÇŁ for couples who’ve had a change in plans. 

Zazzle will re-print your previously ordered invites at no charge if your date or venue changes between now and April 30.

Learn more here.

WedTexts Coupon Code

WedTexts

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!

Learn more here.

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JesMarried

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

Bluprint

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!

No credit card required, just sign up for an account to view content!

Learn more here.

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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. 

Learn more here.

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Fêtefully

Virtual wedding planners at F├¬tefully 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.

Learn more here.

Rent My Wedding

Planning an intimate ceremony at home due to COVID-19 restrictions? The right decor can make any area of your home look like a real wedding venue!

Order an at-home wedding kit from Rent My Wedding! Save 20% off your purchase with code BUDGETSAVVY at checkout!

Learn more here.


Check out our big list of free stuff for your wedding here:

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