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What a wild ride the last year and a half has been. I am confident that when the clock struck 12:00 at the beginning of 2020, none of us had a clue what we were in for. I never in my wildest dreams could have dreamt up what we would face in 2020, and I am sure you all feel the same way. This worldwide pandemic has rocked the wedding industry to its absolute core, and over the last several months we have really started to see the long term affects that COVID has brought to the wedding industry.
Before I share how the wedding industry has been affected, I wanted to acknowledge that so many people have been affected in ways much more significant than what we are seeing in the wedding industry and what I’m going to share about today. Sickness, death, job loss to name a few. While the last year and a half has absolutely been incredibly challenging in the wedding industry, it’s nothing compared to what some have dealt with. It’s not lost on me that I still get to wake up every day and serve the best couples and dream up the most incredible wedding days. It’s a blessing I will never, ever take for granted. Especially after 2020.
As a wedding planner, I really started to see the long term affects COVID has had on the wedding industry earlier this year. These changes have been significant and have made us really have to be creative and flexible to make things work as smoothly and as beautifully as they did before COVID. Here are some things that the wedding industry is facing, and things you might deal with while planning a wedding during this time:
So what should you do if you are planning a wedding during this time?
With all the negative news and energy in the world right now, I know it can get discouraging. But what an amazing time it is to be able to celebrate the most precious gift in the world – your new marriage! Wedding planning is hard sometimes – but it’s SO worth it. We are so incredibly excited to celebrate our sweet couples’ love stories, now more than ever!
To my wedding industry peers:
We made it through 2020. But I know 2021 is a hard year too, in a completely different way. Give yourself grace, and continue to serve your clients to the absolute best of your ability. But remember to give your clients grace too. They are excited about their big day. They are excited to work with you. What. An. Honor. I am confident that this is just a season of hustle, and serving your clients with grace and understanding will always make you win in the long run. I’m cheering you on, and excited to work with and grow with all of you in 2021 and beyond!