Price of Pandemic: A Wedding Story
The Wedding Industry is Getting Crushed Right now
|Mesh Lakhani||Apr 16|| 3|
COVID-19 is changing every aspect of life right now, and that includes big events that have been in the works for months or even years. Weddings are no exception. Many people have had to cancel or postpone their wedding which causes many ripple effects. Along with the emotional stress, there are flight & hotel cancellations, deposits lost, figuring out the right future date, etc. With so much uncertainty, it makes planning very challenging. The industry is also known for the many mom & pop shops that make a living from wedding planning- venues, florists, caterers, planners, musicians… the list goes on. They’ve all been severely affected as well.
Episode 5: A Wedding Story - In today’s episode I speak with industry veteran Michelle Rago, one of the best wedding planners in the business. We also hear from couples that have had to cancel and postpone their weddings. We learn:
The current state of the industry right now, and how cancellations are causing havoc.
How wedding vendors run their business, and how the virus has stopped their cash flow.
What you can do if you’re looking to postpone your wedding, or planning for one in the future.
What the future of the wedding industry looks like in a post virus world.
The wedding industry is built on the backs of small businesses, and we hope they can survive in this time and adapt accordingly. We also hope all of you out there, who plan on getting married, are able to get the celebration you want and deserve. In time. Stay safe!