Getting Married? COVID 19 Pandemic Brings Changes to Weddings
This has been a tough year if you had marriage plans and even worse if you make your living in the wedding business. 2020 was a big loss to the industry. A great friend and old partner of mine Danny owns a DJ business in Chicago and has for 30 years. He employees dozens of wedding DJs and they are all struggling this year. They are also scrambling to move a bunch to next year, but there are only 365 days in a year to do it. We so NEED to get back to normal in 2021.
Across the country, the coronavirus pandemic forced newly engaged couples to downscale, postpone and cancel wedding celebrations due to safety concerns and stay-at-home orders according to nbcnews.com.
Thanks to the virus, 2020 has become the year of the “micro-wedding,” wedding experts say. The pandemic also killed off destination weddings, with most couples hosting their micro-weddings right here in the U.S. But the biggest impact COVID has had on weddings: It’s made 2021 a popular year to schedule them.
I was invited to 3 weddings in this year and 2 out 3 of them decided to not wait and cancelled their original plans. One couple took a few friends to Vegas and got hitched in a small chapel. The other just invited a few family and friends and did it an uncle's home. The other couple really wanted a big wedding and decided to wait till later 2021.
So were you invited to any weddings this last year? If you were getting married in the last year, how would you have handled it?