With COVID-19 restrictions postponing spring weddings, what should brides do?

Posted at 7:11 AM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 08:12:28-04

INDIANAPOLIS — For many women, their wedding day is something they’ve been dreaming of since they were children.

But now, due to new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that limit the size of groups to 50 people to protect against the COVID-19 pandemic, spring brides might be facing a harsh reality that their dream wedding could be put on hold.

“We’re hoping that its only for eight weeks, but we have no way of knowing that,” Tammy Psockyj said.

She has assisted hundreds of Indianapolis brides in the planning process, but the coronavirus is not a typical wedding day disaster.

Pisockyj, vice president of Perfect Wedding Guide, usually works to connect brides with local vendors, but right now her job is to come up with a plan of action for each spring wedding, currently in limbo due to the coronavirus. The CDC recommendation for the size of gatherings keeps getting smaller and smaller.

“We went from 250 to 50 in 48 hours and the vendors are saying to the couples, 'I know its disappointing, but we really just need to wrap our heads around the fact that this live-in person wedding isn’t going to happen this spring,'” said Psockyj.

It's difficult for couples to hear, but she says there are other options.

“You can still get married on that day. You can still do an elopement and then plan this great big huge wedding, so you don’t have to feel like you are putting your life on hold you are putting a party on hold,” Pisockyj said.

Pisockyj said to remember that no matter what happens, you are still getting married to the love of your life and this is just a unique chapter in your story.

“Realize you are going to have a really great story to tell. Your 10-year anniversary is going to be a whole lot of fun," she said.

Pisockyj said if you are someone who is getting married this spring, you need to reach out to all of your vendors and ask what their cancellation and postponement policies are so you can get a better understanding on how to handle this situation.