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Our COVID-19 Weddings Advice Guide

You're on our mind during the coronavirus pandemic. Here, a resource guide full of our advice for COVID weddings, both for couples who are in the midst of planning as well as for their friends, family and guests.

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Stephanie Shenton/Shutterstock

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Stephanie Shenton/Shutterstock

Many of you are faced with difficult decisions impacting your wedding amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 wedding planning you're in, we're here to help. Below, we've put together a list of COVID wedding resources, expert advice, and more to help you navigate and plan a wedding during COVID. As new information from the CDC and WHO becomes available, we will continue to update our COVID wedding ideas and resources with the latest recommendations.

Our couples are at the heart of everything we do. If there is anything else you need at this time, please let us know. We’ve set up a hotline at (833) 998-2865, or you can reach us through for assistance with any of your COVID wedding planning questions. We encourage you to continue to connect with one another for ideas, advice, and support in our WeddingWire Community, as many of you have already been doing in this uncertain time. 

Here you'll find all of our advice and ideas for planning a wedding during COVID. 

COVID Wedding Ideas and Planning Resources

Feeling overwhelmed? Not sure where to begin? We get it, and we got you. Whether your wedding was originally scheduled for 2020 and you've since had to reschedule, or your date is a few months (or years) from now but you're just not sure what to do or where to start, we've tapped planners, vendors, and other experts to help couples move forward with planning weddings during COVID.

The future of weddings 

What will weddings look like after COVID restrictions are lifted?

Health and safety while planning a wedding during COVID

Whether you're looking for help communicating COVID safety guidelines to your guests, searching for face masks for couples and guests (so you can look stylish while complying with guidelines from the WHO and CDC) or are in need of a cute social distancing sign, we've got you covered (literally!).

Postponing your wedding amid COVID

You've decided to reschedule the big day, now what? Here's are the answers to the questions many couples are asking about postponing their weddings in order to follow CDC guidelines.

Rescheduling your wedding due to COVID

You've postponed and decided to officially reschedule your wedding due to COVID, here's what to tackle next.

Ways to adjust your COVID wedding planning

You don't have to hit pause on your whole wedding planning journey because of COVID. Here's what to focus on during this time.

Minimony, microwedding and ideas for small weddings during COVID 

If you're looking to say "I do" now, and celebrate with all your loved ones at a later date, here are all the resources you need to plan a safe, intimate wedding while adhering to CDC and WHO guidelines on limited the size of social gatherings.

Virtual wedding ideas and advice

Everything you need to know for incorporating a virtual element into your COVID wedding, so all your friends and family are able to celebrate with you regardless of distance.

Eloping amid COVID

Consider this your guide to having a seamless elopement amid COVID.

The legal stuff

From wedding insurance to marriage licenses (several states are helping couples get legally wed amid the coronavirus pandemic), we've tapped legal experts to get you the answers to the complex legal questions amid COVID. 

Wedding color and decor advice

Yes, you can make your June palette work for a February wedding. 

Wedding dress shopping

Can’t go to a bridal salon right now due to COVID and social distancing? Let the salon come to you.  

Registry etiquette amid COVID

If your wedding plans have changed, what does that mean for your registry? 

COVID 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.

For Couples Who Are Newly Engaged Amid COVID

Here's how to get started on wedding planning amid the coronavirus pandemic, while adhering to CDC guidelines of social distancing.

COVID Bach Parties, Bridal Showers 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.

COVID Wedding Guest Help

Your calendar just got upended thanks to COVID-19. With postponements and rescheduled ceremonies, what's a guest to do? Here's how to handle weddings during COVID as an invitee.

Registry and gift etiquette

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. 

Additional COVID Wedding Ideas and Resources

Whichever aspects of your life have been impacted by COVID-19, we have some additional resources and guidance for weddings during COVID 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.

Boost your relationship

What better time to work on your togetherness than when you're, well, stuck together? 


  1. Mask usage for gatherings, World Health Organization
  2. Social distancing guidelines, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  3. Attending an event or gathering, CDC: Personal & Social Activities