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How To Plan Your Wedding During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Hi there! You most likely found this article because you’re feeling overwhelmed with your wedding planning during COVID-19… you’re not alone, and because we have been helping Heather Anderson Photography couples privately during this ever so changing situation, we wanted to bring it here to our blog in order to help anyone else out there trying to navigate and plan their wedding around Covid-19. 

First and foremost, let’s go ahead and take a deep breath in and exhale slowly. If you felt that hard to do, don’t worry we took a deep breath with you. We know it’s hard, but it’s going to get better. 

Alright my friend, let’s dive in! The #1 question we have received from our 2020 couple is…

Our wedding is in 2020, what do we need to know right now?

If you are planning a wedding for March, April, May or evening June 2020, it’s recommended that you postpone. 

What We Know Now

White House, as of March 16, advised that gatherings of more than 10 people be postponed until the end of April.  The CDC has advised that the people of the United States comply with postponing gatherings of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks starting March 15, which leads us into May. 

With over 20+ years of combined wedding industry experience, we know that planning a wedding can be stressful enough without this global pandemic changing up all of your plans. This is a hard time for us all. 

Give Yourself Grace

We know you’ve put a lot of time, energy, and money into planning your dream wedding. Please take the time to give yourself grace. It’s more than ok to grieve your original wedding plans in the event that you must postpone your wedding. Feeling upset, frustrated, and let down by the lack of control you have in this very fluid situation is absolutely normal and many people are feeling the same way. 

Reach Out & Talk

Right now is a great time to reach out and talk with the family, friends and your partner. There will be difficult decisions to make, they can help give you peace of mind and help with the choices. 

Safety First: COVID-19

While we may be experts in wedding photography, we are certainly not medically trained! 

For information on preventing the spread of COVID-19, we recommend keeping a close watch on the following sites for up to date information and resources. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO) 

If you’d like guidance on how to postpone and choose a new wedding date in 2020/2021, be sure to check out our recent article: “How to Choose A New Date For Your Wedding During Covid-19“.

At the end of the day, we are here for you. If you need someone to talk with or if you have questions about postponing your wedding, we can help.  Please reach out to us at any time. 



About the Author: Heather J. Keys has been an active part of the wedding industry as a wedding photographer and social media marketing educator for over 15 years. She has a passion for helping others and is on a mission to give back to the community and industry that has helped her stretch and grow over the years. Follow Heather on Instagram @heatherjkeys

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