Coronavirus has forced thousands of brides and grooms to alter their wedding plans—celebrity couples included. Some of our favorite A-listers who planned on walking down the aisle in 2020 and 2021 have since postponed their big days in response to the pandemic.
Bachelor in Paradise couple Raven Gates and Adam Gottschalk, who originally planned to wed in May, have postponed their nuptials three (!!!) times so far. They have yet to set a fourth wedding date and alluded to a possible elopement instead.
But while most celebrity couples have yet to choose or announce new wedding dates, some have still managed to head to the altar one way or another. After canceling their royal wedding in May 2020, Princess Beatrice and fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi secretly tied the knot in July of that year, albeit with very few guests and social distancing measures in place.
There's no doubt that the current circumstances have brought on a series of unprecedented challenges for couples of all kinds. Here's how celebrity couples are responding to the situation. And although they'll be walking down the aisle later than they'd hoped all that matters is that they will eventually say "I do."
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom
The day after Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom shared their pregnancy news in March 2020, it was also revealed that the couple decided to postpone their upcoming nuptials.
The engaged pair planned on tying the knot in Japan later that month, but they had to quickly alter their plans due to the global pandemic. "Katy was actually really excited about walking down the aisle pregnant," a source told People. "They were both so elated that all the wedding details were finally coming together, but they are hitting pause because of coronavirus." 150 guests were slated to attend.
While Perry will have to wait a little bit longer to wear white down the aisle, we hope the couple is able to make their Japanese destination nuptials a reality soon! In the meantime, they're busy being parents to newborn daughter Daisy Bloom.
Lala Kent and Randall Emmett
Originally planning on saying "I do" on April 18, 2020, Lala Kent of Vanderpump Rules and her movie producer fiancé Randall Emmett have postponed their wedding festivities three times. While their second date in July didn't work out, Emmett told Us Weekly that they planned to tie the knot in 2020 no matter what—although that didn't end up being the case.
"I think we both were throwing around different things," he said of picking a new date. "I was like, ‘November,’ she was like, ‘January.’ And then we were both like, ‘September.’ And now, we both are like, ‘For sure, we are getting married, end of August, early September, as long as the State of California and the City of Orange County allow us to.’ If they tell us we can only have 10 people, then probably we'll have to push again.”
Raven Gates and Adam Gottschalk
Bachelor Nation stars Raven Gates and Adam Gottschalk also cancelled their plans to say "I do" in May. Instead, they celebrated their original wedding date with an at-home photo shoot (these pictures are stunning!). When Brides spoke to the couple this summer, Gates told us that a new wedding date has yet to be determined. "We don’t want to get married without every single person we want there," she shared. "And for now, it’s not possible, so we are willing to wait! We want our wedding to be filled with friends and family that are happy, safe, and healthy! So we have definitely learned what is important to us!"
Recently, however, the Bachelor in Paradise star told Us Weekly that an elopement by December is not out of the question.
Hannah Hart and Ella Mielniczenko
After YouTube star Hannah Hart got engaged to Ella Mielniczenko in 2018, the pair began planning a spring 2020 wedding. Like so many others, their 200-person event was foiled when the pandemic. Still, the decision to postpone was an easy one for the couple. "We’ve opted to postpone the wedding by at least a year. Maybe two," she revealed to Brides in May. "We want to throw a big, fabulous, loving queer wedding for all those who never got the chance to have theirs. We want glamour and gladness. And we are willing to wait for as long as it takes."
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
Even a royal wedding has been put on pause thanks to COVID-19! Princess Beatrice was planning to wed fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on May 29, 2020, but a few months before the wedding Buckingham Palace confirmed that the couple postponed their "I dos."
The princess and her Italian beau did not wait long to wed, however! They secretly tied the knot just two months after their original date. The ceremony was held at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge in Windsor and less than 20 guests were in attendance (Queen Elizabeth included!). The newlyweds later celebrated with guests during an outdoor carnival-inspired reception. Of course, the royals took every precaution to keep themselves and their guests safe!
James Middleton and Alizee Thevenet
Another celebrity couple to postpone their wedding plans is James Middleton and his fiancée Alizee Thevenet. The pair were reportedly planning a celebration over the summer but have since decided to push back their plans in the wake of the pandemic. "It's very sad, but it's just not practical to hold it in this crisis," a source close to Middleton told the Daily Mail. "Holding an AngloFrench wedding is impossible in the coming months and is still likely to be difficult in the summer."
JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers
Former Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher and fiancé Jordan Rodgers originally anticipated tying the knot on June 13. Instead, they postponed their big day—date to be determined! If the couple does keep some of their initial days the same, we can expect a California wedding and a former Bachelor contestant as a bridesmaid!
Jenny Slate and Ben Shattuck
"We postponed the wedding, which is like not anything I ever saw coming," said actress Jenny Slate during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in July. "Once you get engaged, I mean, I was like, 'OK, and soon I'll get married.' But actually, what happened was a pandemic happened."
After fiancé Ben Shattuck proposed last year, the couple planned to tie the knot during the Summer solstice in June.
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez
Jennifer Lopez revealed that COVID-19 did in fact affect her wedding plans to Alex Rodriguez. "Actually, [coronavirus] did affect it a little bit, so we will see what happens now," Lopez said while appearing on The Ellen Degeneres Show. "Honestly, I really don't know what's going to happen now as far as dates or anything like that. We're just kind of in a holding pattern like the rest of the world. Again, it's something that we're gonna have to wait and see in a few months, how this all pans out."
While the couple had hoped to wed during the summer of 2020, a new date has yet to be announced.
Hoda Kotb and Joel Schiffman
News anchor Hoda Kotb and her fiancé Joel Schiffman prepared to postpone their beach wedding due to the pandemic in April. "We are literally about to push the button on the save the dates just because...we kind of have our reservations, we know what we want to do, but who’s to know if it’s going to need to be delayed? So Joel and I have been discussing it," Kotb told People on April 14. But although the couple hasn't officially tied the knot, Kotb also revealed that she "already feel[s] married" to Schiffman. Only time will tell when they can make it official!
Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams
After getting engaged in July of 2019, Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams hoped to wed in August 2020. Yet, the pair was quick to postpone their plans in the early days of the pandemic. "We postponed wedding planning because we want to be able to focus on what's important right now, and that's helping to spread information to wear masks and to only go out for essential needs and also take a really big look inside yourself and reflect on how you treat others," the actress told People in July.
Still, the pair didn't let their original wedding date come and go, either! Hyland and Adams spent the day drinking wine and posing for photos—all while wearing matching 'bride' and 'groom' masks!