We know many of you are faced with difficult decisions impacting your wedding with the spread of COVID-19 globally. Here at WeddingWire, we are focused on how to best help our couples, employees, and partners as the pandemic continues to evolve. No matter what phase of planning you're in, we're here to help. Below, we've put together a slew of resources, expert advice, and more to help you navigate this time. As new information from the CDC and WHO becomes available, we will continue to update our COVID-19 wedding ideas and resources with the latest recommendations.
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Here you'll find all of our advice and COVID wedding ideas for planning amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
Wedding planning resources
Feeling overwhelmed? Not sure where to begin? We get it, and we got you. Whether your wedding was originally scheduled for this spring or summer and you've since had to reschedule, or your date is a few months from now but you're just not sure what to do, we've tapped planners, vendors, and other experts to help couples move forward.
The future of weddings: What will they look like after COVID restrictions are lifted?
The big questions on weddings amid COVID-19: What many couples are asking, plus the expert-sourced answers to those questions.
Masks are the latest wedding accessory: Find face coverings for couples, guests and everyone on your guest list.
How to postpone: You've decided to reschedule the big day, now what?
- 8 things to do if you've moved your wedding to 2021 »
- Find out how to postpone your wedding »
- See wedding postponement wording templates »
- Tips for communicating with your guests amid COVID-19 »
- How to cope emotionally if COVID impacted your wedding »
Ways to adjust your planning: You don't have to hit pause, here's what to focus on during this time:
- You can "pivot" your planning amid COVID-19, here's how »
- How vendors are taking in-person tasks online »
- Charitable wedding ideas amid the coronavirus pandemic »
- How to keep your family involved from a distance »
- How to balance WFH and wedding planning »
Minimony, microwedding and small COVID wedding ideas: Say "I do" now, celebrate with all your loved ones later.
- The types of weddings to consider if you want something small »
- 26 wedding announcements to share your "just married" news »
- Backyard wedding ideas to get you inspired »
- 8 ways to greet guests at a COVID wedding »
- How to find and work with an officiant right now »
- 10 ways to upgrade your small wedding »
- Our favorite ideas for making hand sanitizer look cute »
- You'll want to steal these COVID wedding signs »
Virtual wedding ideas and advice: Everything you need to know for incorporating a virtual element.
- The best Zoom backgrounds for your virtual events »
- The virtual wedding details that make all the difference »
- The traditions you can (and should) include in your virtual wedding »
- How to send your virtual wedding to your guests »
- How to be the best virtual wedding guest »
Eloping amid COVID: Consider this your elopement guide.
- The best places to elope in the US »
- Why you should definitely consider hiring an elopement planner »
Wedding insurance 101: What coverage means in the time of COVID-19.
Marriage licenses: Several states are helping couples get legally wed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Wedding color and decor advice: Yes, you can make your June palette work for a November wedding.
- 5 ways to make your color palette work for any season »
- Timeless wedding colors that are always in style »
Wedding dress shopping: Can’t go to a bridal salon right now? Let the salon come to you.
- How to shop for your gown from home »
- The new wedding dress trends to know »
- Our favorite wedding shawls to instantly switch up your bridal look »
Registry etiquette: If your wedding plans have changed, what does that mean for your registry?
- Our tips for navigating registry and gifts »
- How to build a thoughtful wedding registry in the time of COVID »
Rescheduling: You've decided to reschedule, here's what to tackle next.
- Save the "new" date! Etiquette tips for communicating your changed date »
- Why you should consider a weekday wedding »
- Planning a Monday wedding? How to make it a success »
- Need to downsize? Here's how to cut your guest list »
- Ways to cut wedding costs if you're having a smaller event »
- Exactly what to do with wedding items that have your original date on them »
Destination wedding advice: Travel guidelines and restrictions are an added burden for those planning a far-flung celebration.
Keeping things positive: Our favorite resources and tips if you need a little levity right now.
- How to avoid wedding planning guilt »
- The best movies to watch for a wedding planning sesh »
- The show every engaged couple should be binging now »
- Songs to boost your mood »
You said yes! Here's how to get started on wedding planning amid the coronavirus pandemic
- Just engaged? Ways to announce it online »
- Use quarantine to your wedding-planning advantage »
- How to hire your wedding vendors while social distancing »
- How to schedule (and nail!) your virtual engagement photos »
- Throw yourself a virtual engagement party »
- Wedding planning bonding activities you can do virtually »
Bridal showers, bach parties and more
The wedding itself isn't the only event being thrown off schedule right now—it's likely that couples as well as friends and family are having to pivot these pre-wedding events, too.
Transitioning pre-wedding events: How to pivot the celebrations amid COVID-19.
Bach parties and COVID-19: How to adjust that last fling before the ring.
Wedding guest help
Your calendar just got upended thanks to COVID-19. With wedding postponements and rescheduled ceremonies, what's a wedding guest to do?
Even if a wedding is canceled, you should still give a gift: Here's why.
Invited to a wedding amid coronavirus: A step-by-step guide on how to adjust your plans.
Showing your friends some love: Your BFF just had to postpone her wedding for reasons totally out of her control, and she's devastated.
More ideas and advice
Whichever aspects of your life have been impacted by COVID-19, we have some additional resources and guidance to help you power through.
Keep your vendors in mind: Your planner, your DJ, your florist—they're all small businesses, too.
Remember to celebrate: Your wedding might be postponed, life might feel influx, but don't forget to celebrate the love in your life.
Spread love to your friends from afar: Just because we can't be together right now, doesn't mean we can't show a little love.
Give yourself a glow up: Bookmark these for your next self-care, stay-at-home Saturday.
Real life inspiration:
Boost your relationship: What better time to work on your togetherness than when you're, well, stuck together?
- How postponing their weddings brought these couples closer »
- Splitting household chores with your partner, fair and square »
- How social distancing can help your relationship »
- Ways to prioritize your relationship from home »
- The fights you and your partner might be having right now »
- Unexpected benefits of virtual dating »
- Romantic planning activities you can do from home »