Weddings in 2021 #coronovirus?
The wedding industry has been one of the hardest hit by the coronavirus lockdown. If you’re sobbing into your dress and despairing about when you’ll be able to walk down the aisle, you’re not alone! A staggering four out of five Greece’s couples reportedly postponed their weddings in 2020, but it seems hopes for the perfect nuptials are looking up.
WHEN TO REBOOK YOUR WEDDING FOR
What months should I avoid rebooking my wedding in 2021?
“It’s safe to assume Summer 2021 will be busy anyway, with newly engaged couples snapping updates alongside postponements, so if there’s any possibility of moving to the less popular months, consider it. You’ll likely find your suppliers are more available for your new date. But make sure that you will inform your vendors as soon as possible.
Should I opt for a mid-week 2021 wedding?
“This will mainly be driven by availability as you imagine. With so many 2020 weddings being postponed and prioritized by venues and suppliers for their dates in 2021, it will leave newly-engaged couples struggling for peak weekend dates.
“Weekday weddings were on the rise before all this as couples realized the value for money benefit, especially with venue hire fees. After such a mad year, we can imagine more guests will find it easier or will be happier, to take time off during the week to go to a wedding of someone near and dear. So we don’t think this should put anyone off off-peak dates!”
WHAT WEDDINGS WILL LOOK LIKE
Will I still be able to have a big wedding after coronavirus?
“For many couples, this crisis has shifted their priorities and the focus is now more on an intimate gathering with their nearest and dearest, and it will be hard to get over the mental hurdle of being around big groups. But for others it’s shifted it in the other direction – it’s more important than ever to them to have a massive wedding because this year showed us just how much we took it for granted.
What will be the new normal for weddings in 2021?
“We are hopeful that as Spring comes, we will see couples slowly begin to plan the bigger events they have dreamed about.
“There will of course be a new normal when it comes to weddings though, with corona trends that will stick around long-term – receiving lines, seating fewer households on tables, suppliers wearing masks and gloves, more hand sanitizer in general! But since these are sensible things to do in general when it comes to hygiene, we’re hopeful for this new normal!”
Writer Kirill Samarits
Destination Wedding Photographer in Greece