Coronavirus Weddings: How To Plan Your Future Wedding?

Coronavirus weddings groom with his head down and bride with her eyes closed storming off after the ceremony

Coronavirus weddings term means engaged couples postponed or cancelled marriage celebration plans in Holland or further a field. But, what will future coronaproof weddings look like in a few months or years from now? As consequence, you feel anxious about navigating this new reality.

So, you’ve postponed hosting your 2020 marriage celebrations – what next? Albeit that getting married is a joyous and exciting time, the impact of COVID-19 is causing us concern and angst. And you and I both know we are living in a brave new world. Until a vaccine has been found we have to coexist with it!

And there’s more devastating news. Destination weddings are being cancelled as you’re reading this article. In fact, we are all suffering under the uncertainty, lots of us have lost a loved due to the coronavirus. It’s frightening, isn’t?

Perhaps these are questions that you’re probably thinking about or asking… How can the wedding industry help you? What do you need to do? What will future weddings look like? Equally important, when will the COVID-19 blow over?

Quite frankly, I don’t have the answers. But, I’ve gathered the most relevant information and guidelines about weddings, travel risks and steps you can take to keep safe. Here it is…


Coronavirus weddings

protocol & strict preventative measures

Last updated: 19-05-2020 | 19:00

  • The coronavirus is real and here to stay until there is a vaccine, we have to live with it!
  • The Dutch RIVMNational Institute for Health and Environment has permitted weddings for up to 100 guests from the 1st July 2020.
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“Two halves become one and feel like the only two people in the world of love” –

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Don’t panic  – Coronavirus weddings (COVID-19)

Firstly, what is coronavirus (COVID-19)? According to it’s a large family of viruses. The viruses cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as (MERS-CoV) and (SARS-CoV). But, hope is insight to combat the it, many countries around the world are working on a vaccine, cure and remedy.

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So, it’s highly unlikely that 2020 summer weddings abroad will go ahead because of the pandemic and restricted travel. Therefore this impacts your big plans overseas. Together with that we are self-isolating, and in solitary confinement so as to contain the spread of infection. What about a winter wedding: October, November or December?

Keep active – coronavirus weddings self-care tips

In addition with travel restricted and a limitation on social interaction. Self-isolating to contain the spread of infection maybe affecting your mental, physical health and wellness. So, don’t let it beat you down. Self-care is an essential part of your life. And even more so important to take the  opportunity to get out of the rat race for a while and rest.

Be flexible – Tom’s wedding planning spreadsheet

Do you feel bored, lonely and uncertain about your future? Well, this digital age allows you to get together [on or offline] with your partner and readdress your budget? If you’ve had to postpone or reschedule maybe it’s time to look at the checklist for your upcoming celebrations. Keep yourself entertained with Tom’s wedding planning template.

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Coronavirus is widespread and many have died. And lots of people around the world are in quarantine and shielding themselves. So, whatever your race, colour or cultural background is it can affect you. From China, Italy, Spain to the United States, we’re all at risk. So, protect yourself and follow your countries safety measures

Get wedding insurance

Coronavirus is a dangerous contagious viral disease, that originated in Wuhan, China. Recent news stories have spoken of a wedding ban. Everyone is aware of the outbreak. Furthermore, the upsetting effects of the virus can affect the deposit paid for your marriage celebrations. Have you got wedding insurance? Check coverage now!

Be patient

In truth the worldwide spread of coronavirus has left many engaged couples like you worried about their wedding plans. But, is it worth worrying about the travel risks? Some wedding dress designers are afraid your wedding gown might be delayed. Have you ordered your bridal gown from abroad?

Get savvy –  wedding travel quarantine rules

Furthermore, COVID-19 has hit honeymoon, wedding travel season and other anniversary celebration arrangements in Holland. And the Dutch Health Authorities  implemented a 14-day travel quarantine rule. What does this mean? If you are travelling to Holland, with your wedding guests everyone must self-isolate in one place for 14 days, upon arrival. 

Stay alert about coronavirus

“UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is ramping up the seriousness of the coronavirus. “It’s the government’s “top priority”. Actually, with the number of cases set to rise, NHS England says it is scaling up its capacity for testing people for the infection”. This is to flatten the curve plus curb of the spread.

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Exercise social- distancing

Most governments have implemented a safety measure to reduce the spread and transmission of COVID-19. In truth social distancing is now part of every day life. Socialising in public places has been temporarily banned. Along with travelling on public transport and remotely working from home it has become the norm. Plus standing or sitting 1.5 – 2 meters apart is common place.

Be optimistic – online weddings

Do you still want to go ahead with your plans? Well, be aware that group forming of up to 100 people is not allowed. However, you could opt to still get married legally. What about a virtual wedding celebration for two, with witnesses and the officiant? Meet the engaged couples who are having zoom weddings.

Don’t risk your life – coronavirus weddings ban

Although 37 wedding guests have been infected with the coronavirus, many couples are opting for a micro wedding In fact, with a micro wedding it’s possible to have 10 to 30 guests attend. But, do you really want to put everyone’s life at risk? Is it a wise idea?

Seek guidance about ceremony rules & regulations

Many celebrants are worried about your wedding ceremony celebrations. So, seek guidance about amended the date. In fact, world wide celebrants are no longer physically seeing clients face-to-face. However, we have embraced online wedding blessings and other forms of video-chat.

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Keep guest in the loop & communicate –

Perhaps you are worried about the restrictions on travel and the need to cancel your trip.  Well, please keep your wedding guests in the loop via ‘old school’ methods emails, texts, and phone calls. Together with that read your travel insurance policy thoroughly. So, find out about your destination wedding plans.

Update wedding website about coronavirus weddings

Have you created a website to announce your wedding? With all the free time on your hands, make sure you keep it updated. The wedding website, “can be mass-shared live with family and friends. In fact, use it to give advice or guidance about travel, health and other safety measures”

Coronavirus weddings groom with his head down and bride with her eyes closed storming off after the ceremonyThink out of the box – elopement weddings

And there’s more..”Coronavirus and weddings: can you tie the knot safely? Well, you might like an impromptu ceremony like an elopement wedding. What is that? “Een elopement is meer ceremonieel en niet officieel’. So, celebrate your love first and plan a bigger celebration later with family and friends. Source:

Keep calm – Coronavirus wedding stress

The coronavirus has created hundreds of wedding cancellations and with that comes stress. In fact it has shaped our modern life and become a major part of future wedding plans. Read this article to learn how to protect your mental health while planning your future nuptials.

Have faith – practical guide for couples

Its a difficult and testing time, right? Well, the Coronavirus has impacted all future marriage celebrations. On top of that, it has affected the natural human touch of personalised weddings because of the social-distancing regulations, too. But, don’t let me burst your bubble get some relief and practical tips at



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Coronaproof wedding – use your common sense

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Last updated: 19-05-2020 | 19:00

Dutch government new emergency measures:

  • Prohibited meetings, social gatherings and weddings for up to 30 people until 1st June. This includes events. But there is an exception for funerals.


  • Banned are sporting fixtures, concerts and music festivals until 1st September 2020. However, the above is subject to change. Source:


  • All subject to change!

But did you find this useful and are you like me still feeling anxious? Let’s face it, we don’t know how long it will last. So, let’s keep an eye on it. Therefore feel free to pop back for an even bigger picture of this rapidly spreading virus. And remember greet with ease and wash your hands. Above all stay home, stay safe, save lives and stay strong!

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About Clover Jean: I'm a Londoner based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Being a specialist celebrant | marriage officiant | wedding ceremonies MC with a gospel & soul choir is rewarding work. So, my guilty pleasures are fine dining, travel hotspots and on-line retail therapy. What's yours? Get in touch, via Instagram #cloverjeanamsterdam or Facebook. LIKE, SHARE, SPREAD THE LOVE & see you soon!

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