The new state of weddings

“Oh my god, it’s on fire. It’s crazy right now! “It’s an interesting time to be in the wedding business, says Natalie Dawley, owner of Houston wedding planner Two Be Wed, as she juggles last year’s wedding that was booked for this year and the couples make arrangements for that next year meets year. “This is the first time in the history of Two Be Wed that we have worked with three generations of brides.”

Weddings generally take a lot of planning and time to plan, but the changing landscape of COVID and vaccines, as well as the rules for masks and gatherings, have made it impossible to know what conditions would be like six months into the future, so the Whirlwind Changes in marriage are especially insane these days as a clearer picture emerges on the horizon. Dawley says the level of excitement is higher than past averages. There is a lot of pent-up demand for a return to traditions and norms, and there is little to rival the accepted traditions of a bride in white, a suitable groom, flowers, and bridal showers in outfits they will never wear again.

A permanent element of the Covid influence is the virtual component. While indoor gatherings are no longer a problem and travel for friends and family outside of the city is once again possible, the virtual element of online video weddings, which became the standard during Covid, is expected to last long after recovery. “By adding the live streaming element, guests have the option of participating in person or virtually. Not that it replaced anything else in the budget. It actually increased the budget, ”advises Dawley.

Trends being discussed in the new post-Covid world are less buffets, more assigned seating, and when there is a gift list, it goes towards more practical housewares than cutlery and fondue pots. Many couples have lived together and already have their basics. DIY decor for decorations has found a new life after a year of quarantine hobbies. And after a dreary, colorless year, look for an explosion of color to make a statement.

According to Weddingstates, the average cost of a US wedding is between $ 29,000 and $ 31,000.

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