A Guide to Philadelphia Weddings During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Resources, news, and real stories from couples who are trying to get married during COVID-19.


The coronavirus crisis has upended life in Philly (and across the country) in more ways than we can count. With the strictest guidelines focused on large group gatherings, weddings as the grand celebrations we know and love them as are effectively halted. While we can’t offer a perfect roadmap for how to proceed, we can share how real Philly-area couples are altering their plans in the wake of COVID-19, along with important wedding-related coronavirus news updates and advice from Philadelphia-area wedding vendors on how to change course. We’ll keep updating this page as more news becomes available, so check back often.

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12 Smart Ways Philly Wedding Pros Are Helping Couples Change Weddings Impacted by Coronavirus

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Photo by Alexa Nahas Photography

Advice and assurance from the front lines of celebrations halted by COVID-19. More details here.

How Coronavirus Is Changing the Way Philly Shops for Wedding Dresses

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The Lovely Bride Philadelphia salon | Photo by Love Me Do Photography

Five experts weigh in on how they’re helping clients, working with designers and the impacts of COVID-19.

Rittenhouse Square Is Covered In Flowers From Canceled Events

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DFW Event Design flower-bombed Rittenhouse Square with blooms from events canceled in the wake of COVID-19. Photos courtesy Katie Robinson

After their events were canceled by coronavirus, four floral and event companies joined together to brighten our days.

FYI: You Can’t Get a Philadelphia Marriage License Until at Least March 30 Due to Coronavirus

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Weddings at City Hall won’t take place until March 31 at the earliest. More details here.

Coronavirus Wedding Diaries: How My Groom Is Coping With Our Postponement

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Mia Carson and Jimmie Greeno III postponed their March 29th wedding due to the coronavirus crisis, and the couple is dealing with it differently.

Rescheduling takes an emotional toll, and the bride says her beloved “groomzilla” has struggled to accept it.

Coronavirus Wedding Diaries: This Ukulele Engagement Song Is Everything We Need to Hear Right Now

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Wedding photographer Colin Coleman, fiancée Molly Harleman (and his daughter, Kenzie) brought joy to social media in the time of coronavirus with their ukulele engagement song. Photography by Colin Coleman Photography

Wedding photographer Colin Coleman, his bride-to-be, and his daughter shared their good news on social media.

Coronavirus Canceled Our Wedding, So We Got Married at Our Rehearsal Dinner

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Photograph by JPG Photo & Video

After COVID-19 caused them to cancel their large celebration, this Philly couple made their rehearsal dinner the time to say “I do.”

Coronavirus Wedding Diaries: The Quarantine Didn’t Stop My At-Home Proposal

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Christopher Bordoni proposed to Danielle Hulen during the coronavirus crisis. Photo courtesy the couple.

One Philadelphia couple’s journey to engagement despite the COVID-19 outbreak.

Coronavirus Wedding Diaries: This Is the Email We Sent Our Guests Before We Rescheduled

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This Center City couple postponed their April wedding for the following year. Photo by Love Me Do

This Center City duo kept their friends and family digitally informed, every step of the way.

Coronavirus Wedding Diaries: We Waited 8 Years. We Can Wait a Few More Months

Erica Hamilton and Joseph Godio’s postponed wedding is now scheduled for October.

Erica Hamilton and Joseph Godio’s postponed wedding is now scheduled for October. Photo by Grace & Ardor

Tips and strategies from a Philly couple that worked to quickly postpone their wedding in the wake of COVID-19.

Coronavirus Wedding Diaries: We Planned Our Independence Park Ceremony in Under 15 Minutes

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Photo courtesy the couple

This Old City couple texted some friends, grabbed flowers from Reading Terminal, and said “I do” in the open air.

Coronavirus Wedding Diaries: We’re Getting Married in My Parents’ Living Room


After their Springfield Country Club wedding was canceled, this couple invited their pastor to the bride’s parents’ home for a ceremony in the living room.

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