On a call with NYC wedding planner Jennifer Brisman, I asked bluntly how the hell people are supposed to deal with Coronavirus uprooting their long-planned weddings. And while listening to Brisman steadily explain her checklist, I felt an unexpected sense of calm wash over me. I’m not sure why I was so shocked, because if there’s anyone who can handle a crisis with grace, it’s a wedding planner.
Brisman, ever-multitasking and remarkably cool, reminded me that event pros are some of the most agile, accommodating and professional people on the planet. This remained even more true after speaking with my own wonderful wedding planner, Johnna Van Dien of Great Events Chicago. Together, the two experts guided me through planning a wedding in the midst of the Coronavirus, and frankly, their advice rings true for so many situations beyond just postponing your walk down the aisle.