Even though we’re living through history right now, this whole Coronavirus (COVID-19) thing really sucks; especially if you’re supposed to be having a wedding in the next couple months. With Trump just announcing hours ago that we should avoid gatherings of more than 10 people, a lot of couples are left wondering what to do if their wedding gets cancelled.
Here are a few options!
I know this sounds like a total pain in the ass, but it really shouldn’t be. Your wedding vendors want your wedding to happen just as much as you do and should be more than willing to find a date that works for everyone in fall of 2020 or into 2021. Just know that because our weekends are booked usually a year in advance, you might have to move your date to a Monday through Thursday date.
Don’t worry about your guests… a Thursday wedding means a few extra days to spend with family that is in town, exploring the city, or relaxing at the beach. A mini vaca! They’ll basically thank you. 😉
This option is great for those who just don’t want to wait to get married, or can’t.
If the courthouse is still open (who knows what tomorrow will bring), you can still get married on the wedding date you’ve chosen. If it’s not open, contact an officiant and have a little private ceremony! Then, reschedule your wedding for family and friends to attend for later in the year or 2021. Yes, you’ll already be married, but that won’t matter… you can even keep it a secret (though, I would still tell your parents at least lol). Then party with all your family and friends having the wedding party you’ve been planning for.
FUN IDEA: schedule your “Wedding” for your first anniversary and come up with a cute way to reveal to your guests that you’re already married.
Or have a small/intimate wedding with just your immediate family and closest friends. Elopements are just as perfect as large weddings. At the end of the day, you’re just as married as you would be with a large wedding.
With an elopement/intimate wedding, you can even pick a cool destination and get married somewhere you’ve always dreamed of going to or somewhere that is super special to you both. Beach in Costa Rica? Lets do it. Mountains in Colorado? Sounds great. Just make sure that whatever you plan is still open (National Parks, etc)
Regardless of what you decide to do, just remember that we, your wedding vendors, are here to help you in every possible way. While this time is stressful for you, it is also stressful for us, so we totally understand where you’re coming from.
I tell my wedding couples this all the time: At the end of the day, you’re married and that is what matters most. How you get there is completely up to you.