COVID-19 Coverage

During this difficult time in the event industry, we’ll be continuing to update this page regularly with resources with coverage related to the COVID-19 Crisis. If you’re a member of the media, please don’t hesitate to reach out at meghan@ofdconsulting.com – we have experts at the ready to assist.

Wedding PR Resources

Media Pitch Templates for COVID-19

Wedding Industry Podcast List

RECORDING: Wedding Publicity during COVID-19

SLIDES: Wedding Publicity during COVID-19

Wedding PR webinars + Podcasts

Wedding MBA: New Revenue Streams for your Wedding Business

Wedding MBA: What’s Next for your Wedding Business

AllSeated: Marketing Panel

Trish O Show: Wedding PR

Wedding Academy: Wedding PR for Event Pros during COVID-19

Talk with Renee Dalo: Thought Leadership

Allseated Webinar: Event PR during the Coronavirus 

Allseated Webinar: Venue Impact: Best Practices During Crisis

NACE 4/20-4/23 Webinar Series, Featuring Wedding Industry Speakers

Wedding PR articles

WIPA: Wedding PR during COVID

Special Events: Public Relations Strategies for Event Pros during the COVID-19 Crisis

SB Value: PR Strategies for Caterers

DWP: 6 Tips to Promote Your Wedding Business Effectively in the Current Time

Allseated: What Seating Arrangements May Look Like with Social Distancing

Medium: Seeing the Light at the End of the Tunnel

NPR: Wedding Planners And Vendors — Not To Mention Couples — Scramble To Adapt

Real Simple: Tips to Stimulate the Economy

Yahoo Finance: Supporting Small Businesses during COVID

Special Events: The Big News on Micro Weddings

CNN: Social distancing is hammering these small businesses

Catersource: Tech Apps to Help Working from Home

Bloomberg: Over Half of Americans Are Postponing Their Weddings—at What Cost?

ABC News: RSVP ‘maybe’? Coronavirus puts wedding industry on edge

Special Events: Leading During Difficult Times

Fortune: Wedding businesses and vendors feel the pinch in coronavirus outbreak

WIPA: Next Steps with COVID-19

NACE: Balancing your Event Business as a Parent in the Event Industry

Fortune: Self-quarantined over coronavirus, digital parties are filling the socially distant void

WIPA: Successfully Working through a Crisis with Clients

Special Events: Events Industry Carries On Together Through COVID-19

DWP: 19 Global Experts share Their Tips

WeddingPro: Prep your Business for the Coronavirus 

Special Events: Leaning on Your Event Associations During Tough Times

Catersource: A Candid Conversation about COVID 19

Special Events: Take Charge of your Event Company’s Message During Crisis

Special Events: Dealing with the Effects of the Coronavirus on your Event Business

Fortune: Planning to launch an online course right now? You want to rethink that

Allseated: Sustainability Steps for Event Professionals During COVID-19

Special Events: How Event Pros Can Be Socially Supporting While Social Distancing

Allseated: How to Be Your Own Event Publicist During COVID-19

SB Value: Public Relations for Caterers During the Coronavirus

WeddingIQ: Pivoting to Accommodate Intimate Weddings

Catersource: Navigating Social Media During a Time of Crisis

NACE: Industry Lessons Learned from Hurricane Harvey and How to Apply Them Today

Allseated: Creating Event Content Marketing Amidst the Coronavirus

Medium: 5 Reasons to be Hopeful During this Corona Crisis

Catersource: Telling Your Company’s Story Through Crisis

Special Events: WIPA Wedding Experts Chart New Normal in the Wake of COVID

Allseated: The New Normal: Weekday Weddings as Part of the Rebooking Process

Allseated: How to Handle Uncertainty as an Event Professional

WeddingIQ: Guiding Your Business Through Economy Changes

Catersource: Top Factors That May Impact the Sustainability of Your Wedding Business

Special Events: Building Event Business Stability by Using a Marketing Funnel

Catersource: Taking Care of Yourself in Times of Crisis

Special Events: 5 Ways to Nurture Your Event Community from a Distance

NACE: Working from Home Efficiently, As Told By Event Pros

NACE: What to Do Now to Prepare for Recovery

Special Events: 4 Tips to Creating Weddings Despite Social Distancing

Catersource: The Impact of COVID-19 on Summer Floral Trends

Sage Wedding Pros: Pushing Through Panic Mode to Your Pivot Plan

Catersource: Effective Leadership from a Remote Capacity

Catersource: Inspiration from Caterers in the Industry That are Doing Some Good

WeddingIQ: Prepping for the Unexpected: Do’s and Don’ts for Weathering a Disaster

WeddingWire: 8 Things to Do If You Moved Your Wedding to 2021

People: What to Do If Coronavirus Forces You to Cancel Your Wedding, According to Experts

TLC Weddings: Do you Need Wedding Insurance?

WeddingWire: How to Get the Wedding Dress Shopping Experience From Home During COVID-19

WeddingWire: 10 Ways to Help Loved Ones who have Postponed their Wedding

Brides: What to Know if You’re Planning a Wedding During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Good Morning America: Staying Connected During Social Distancing

MyWedding: Planning your Wedding at Home

WeddingWire: What to do if your Wedding is During the Pandemic 

Every Last Detail: How to Postpone your Wedding

Wallet Joy: Your Guide to Weddings in the Age of Coronavirus: Rights, Alternatives, and More

Martha Stewart Living: Top Board Games for When You’re at Home

WeddingWire: How to Get the Wedding Dress Shopping Experience from Home During COVID-19

Catalyst Wed Co.: How to Include Guests that Can’t Make it to Your Wedding

People: How to Postpone, Suspend, or Get a Refund for Almost Anything Affected by the Coronavirus

Inside Weddings: What to Do If You’re Planning a Wedding During the Coronavirus Pandemic

People: What to Do If Coronavirus Forces You to Cancel Your Wedding, According to Experts

WeddingWire: What Wedding Insurance Means for You Amid COVID-19

WeddingWire: Charitable Wedding Ideas Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

WeddingWire: Here’s How to Throw a Virtual Engagement Party

WeddingWire: Etiquette Tips for Communicating a Wedding Postponement

WeddingWire: Can I Get a Marriage License During COVID-19?

Catalyst Wed Co.: 9 Things to Consider If You’re Changing Wedding Seasons Due to Postponement

Brides: 13 Ways to Thank Your Supportive Vendors Right Now

WeddingWire: What Should I Do with Items That Have My Original Wedding Date on Them?

Catalyst Wed Co.: 6 Ways to Honor Your Original Wedding Day

Brides: The Ultimate Guide to Throwing a Virtual Wedding

WeddingWire: What Will Weddings Be Like After COVID Restrictions are Lifted?

New York Times: Is the Wedding Off? (For Now?) Here’s What to Do Next

Planner in Training: Assessing Risk for Future Crisis Management

This Week in Weddings: Preparing for an Economic Downturn

Bridechilla: Keeping ‘Chilla during Crisis 

Planner in Training: Your Wedding Business + the Coronavirus

The Wedding Biz: Online Communication + The Coronavirus 

She Creates Business Podcast: How to Run your Business During an Economic Downturn

WedPreneur Podcast: Crisis Communication + Social Media

Catersource Podcast: A Candid Conversation about COVID

Business Bootcamp: Business Triage

Your I Do Crew: When Disaster Strikes, Plan to Succeed No Matter What Happens

Talk with Renee Dalo: Talk About Pushing Through Panic to Pivot

WIPA: Social Media Communication during a Crisis

ICA: Leading through Ambiguity 

Wedding Academy: Understanding the Psychological Impact of Cancellations + Postponements 

Allseated: The Impact of the Coronavirus on your Event Business

Wedding Academy: The Challenges of Suddenly Working from Home with Kids

WIPA: How to Authentically Connect Via Video

Wedding Academy: Mindset Strategies during Uncertain Times

Allseated: Take Charge of your Company’s Message during Crisis 

WIPA: Managing your Business in Difficult Times

Wedding Academy: Managing Cash Flow during Crisis 

WIPA: Weathering Dips in the Economy

Wedding Academy: Social Media Communication through Crisis

Allseated: Connecting our Community (SB Value)