Corona Virus and the Wedding Industry: a Closer Look at the Toll the Crisis is taking on everyone Involved

When it comes to the biggest day of your life, there is a lot to think about. The entire wedding planning process is a daunting and tiresome ordeal that requires a whole lot of effort.

Many of us spend a great deal of time and money, not to mention the stress of everything going perfectly as planned.

Whilst you may believe that the same scenario applies to all situations, it’s definitely not the case when you have a Pandemic around the world on the rise.

The Corona virus crisis has enveloped pretty much all of us globally –the wedding industry being no exception. And with advisories of self-quarantine, social distancing, and ban on travel on the rise, there’s a lot worth considering. But that’s just the beginning.

This is How Corona Pandemic is Effecting the Wedding Industry

A Period of Uncertainty prevails amongst Us all

It isn’t easy to watch the news on a daily basis, especially when you’ve got a wedding in store. The facts and figures continue to increase at an alarming rate. And that spells disaster for the wedding industry as a whole.

When will weddings be allowed? It’s almost as if we’re living by the minute. How the corona virus is determining the outcome of many of our life’s events is thought provoking. The period of uncertainty lingers upon us, many anxiously waiting for a happy ending. The best we can do is wait and watch before making their next move.

Wedding Cancellations and Postponements are a Common Sight to See

Just the thought of having to reschedule your marriage has left couples in frenzy. With governments issuing a number of restrictions on citizens, gatherings and daily wagers- many are left with no choice than to rethink their wedding planning timeline.

 Wedding invitations have been changed indefinitely, while many opting for wedding e-cards instead. How long will this waiting game last? The answer is above and beyond many critics and analysts’ view. Health and safety guidelines tell us that things aren’t in the best of shape at the moment. But with due time, the curve will flatten. And until then, all many of us can do is pray.

How are the Weddings, if any, taking place Right now?

Despite being in lockdown, there are profound examples of couples who have managed to carry out their weddings. Although not in the same manner as planned originally, but again, it’s a matter of choice.

They say love conquers all. And that’s one of the major reasons why small scale weddings continue to be held regularly. Couples with their closest loved ones have improvised big time to get a ceremony up and running. From venues comprising of backyards to catering done through the kitchen, it doesn’t get any more intimate than that.

Venues and Vendors for Weddings are suffering some of The Most Historic Losses

When you come to think of it, the little elements that fulfill a wedding are plenty. From the gown, cake, jewelry and flowers to the music, décor, wedding invitations and more- the list is never ending.

Wedding businesses have suffered a major setback. Venues are empty; many being forced to hand couples back any booking payments made in advance.

It’s sad to see planners and vendors run out of their wedding industry jobs as their only source of income were receptions and ceremonies. While others can work from home, it’s not the same for individuals’ pertaining to the wedding industry.

Destination weddings are now only a dream

Tying the knot at a remote or exotic destination has been singled out as a dream for many lovebirds. With harsh travel bans with due advisories in place, couples are forced to rethink their next move.

Did we mention the extra time, effort, and money it takes to plan a destination wedding? It’s hard to get everyone on board in the first place. And then to deal with cancellations can turn into a sad state of affairs.

The world is under a calamity these days. We hope and pray that this would be over soon and everything would be back to normal. Team Hitched Forever prays for all humans to be safe and survive this CoronaVirus Pandemic without any further losses of health, wealth, and lives.