A Port Macquarie couple decided to put the health of their guests first when it came to postponing their wedding.
Jodie Barry and Joel Armitage were due to get married this weekend in front of over 100 guests but chose to put off the event in light of the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak.
Since the couple made their announcement last Sunday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has restricted the number of people who attend weddings to five, in a bid to slow the spread of the virus.
Jodie said the local vendors who they chose for their wedding have been incredibly supportive of their decision.
The couple plan on keeping the same vendors for their future wedding.
They haven't set another date for their wedding at this stage, as they don't know how long it will take for the health crisis to blow over.
For Joel and Jodie, they wanted to celebrate their love with all their family and friends and be able to hug and kiss them after the ceremony, without any worry.
"We also didn't want to be another wedding that ended up on the news," Jodie said.
The couple are prepared to wait for as long as it takes to hold the occasion, as Jodie said it doesn't change anything between them.
"Life doesn't change for us, as we live together and we're in love," she said.
Jodie and Joel have asked their friends and family to support local businesses at this time, as it is a period when they need the community the most.
"So please if you want to do anything to support us, please support them," Jodie said.
Local businesses who have supported Jodie and Joel include Char Bar Catering, Hire Port, Touchwood Flowers, Kip Harris Marriage Celebrant, Let The Day Sparkle, NRMA Port Macquarie Breakwall Holiday Park, Ella Baché Port Macquarie, Sitting Pretty Hair Studio, Thomas Donnelly Photography, Peloton Espresso Bar, Coastal Hire, Simon Gudgeon Music and Andrew Cousins.