When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, weddings were canceled left and right. Now a year and a half and three vaccines later, they’re back with a vengeance.
According to industry research firm the Wedding Report, the number of weddings scheduled for this year is already back in pre-pandemic territory, and it’s forecast to skyrocket to its highest level in more than a decade as Americans look ahead to the hopeful end of mass shutdowns.
The firm projects 1.9 million weddings will take place this year, which nearly matches 2019’s figure of 2.1 million. But next year, it estimates weddings will reach