There's obviously not much I can tell you about the coronavirus that you can't already get from reputable news outlets.
I will tell you how it's affecting the entertainment industry, which I am a part of in the San Francisco Bay Area: It's devastating. I personally have had months' worth of bookings canceled or postponed (weddings, birthdays, corporate events, and my own public shows). And all of my friends in magic are experiencing the same thing. And that's just one slice of the industry. DJs, caterers, florists, photographers, wedding planners... everybody is hurting. The recently passed stimulus package should help, but not enough.
If you have a wedding scheduled in April or May, I really empathize with you. All those dreams and plans, up in the air. It really sucks.
This blog is about helping you be chill about your wedding because that's how I like to approach life. So that's how I'm trying to approach the coronavirus crisis. I'm focusing on my health and my family's health. I'm hanging out at home, working on my business. And I'm preparing myself for when this is all over and life can go back to normal.
I have to admit I've let my worries get to me sometimes, and it has affected my sleep. But I know that's one of the worst things I can do because good sleep is scientifically proven to helps boost the immune system. We all need good sleep if we're going to beat this virus.
What would I do if I had a wedding coming up that hasn't already been postponed? I would do this: Figure out what is the last possible date when I need to announce a postponement, then not worry about things until then.
In other words, if my wedding were scheduled for May 30, I would probably wait until April 30 to decide whether to postpone. And then between now and April 30, I would just focus on important things OTHER than my wedding. I would try hard not to wake up every day worrying about whether or not to postpone the wedding.
But that's just me. Since you're reading this blog, you're probably in some stage of wedding planning. How are you handling the crisis? Send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay safe and healthy!