This was supposed to be the start of the busy season for wedding vendors — a time to freshen floral bouquets, ask guests to take their seats and wrangle wayward bridesmaids into picture-perfect arrangements.
Instead these florists, event planners, photographers and officiants are staying home. So are the DJs, caterers and, most critically, the brides and grooms.
It’s been about a month since the coronavirus was declared a worldwide pandemic and couples throughout the United States began postponing their spring weddings en masse.
Some couples, though, are eloping, getting married on Zoom or hosting small, socially distant ceremonies in their backyards and front porches.