Wedding Industry Hard Hit Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Wedding Industry Hard Hit Due to COVID-19 Pandemic Click to Enlarge Photo: Pixabay

(KNSI) - Limits on the number of people allowed at gatherings are hitting industries like bars and restaurants right in the pocketbook. Still, wedding planner Tracy French says many people are choosing not to postpone their wedding, but rather scaling back the guest list.

"Maybe with immediate family members, just very close family, and maybe a few friends, so that they can at least have a wedding and then get on with their lives."

Others, she says, are essentially losing almost an entire year's worth of business with cancellations and postponements.

"Some people fear going to work, and so that's leaving a lot of vendors wiothout the staffing that they once had."

But that's not to say that all weddings are canceled. French says some couples are doing everything over a video chat.