2021 was gearing up to be the year of weddings, but with the COVID pandemic lingering and the Delta variant on the rise, some couples have postponed or are considering postponing to 2022. As a wedding planner for DC, Maryland, and Virginia, I am all too familiar with the challenges my couples and partner vendors have had to face since March 2020 and continue to face in the wake of new variants.
I’ve been actively using my platform as a wedding planner and designer to help couples and vendors alike learn how to proceed with their weddings amidst a pandemic. Since there was no guide for our industry when disaster struck, I saw this as an opportunity to create a centralized resource for everyone who touches the wedding industry and made it accessible through Instagram and IGTV. These tools helped couples navigate these uncharted waters while simultaneously coaching vendors on how to handle their client postponements with ease.
With the potential for more restrictions on the horizon due to the increase of the Delta variant in the state, I’ve been preparing to share more tips and helpful guidelines on how couples can make their special day a reality, even if that means postponing their original plans to 2022, which is looking to be quite a busy year. Whether you’re a couple, venue, or vendor, make sure you keep an eye on my Instagram and feel free to reach out with any questions you might have.
According to the Wedding Report, there will be more weddings in the US in 2022 than in any year since 1984, with approximately 2.5 million weddings. That’s a lot! Wedding professionals are taking on volumes unlike many other years that have come before, all with smiles on their faces. We’re happy to serve our couples and help them through these challenging times—we just may have to pull a lot of overtime and long hours in order to make it happen!
The world is going to continue to change what weddings look like as we see more regulations reinstated due to the rise of the Delta variant. Stay tuned in to the news, keep yourself informed, and be very mindful of the regulations in your area so that you and your loved ones are all able to celebrate safely.
For couples getting ready to begin the planning process or for those already in the midst of planning for the big day, remember: at the end of the day, you are marrying the love of your life. Whatever changes may come, the end goal stays the same!