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How COVID changed wedding planning today

wedding planning todayCovid isn’t the issue today that it was in 2020 when weddings were so impacted. Wedding planning today has been impacted in an entirely different way as couples make up for lost time. 

There’s a wedding boom taking place that you need to plan for. Here are some tips:

Plan ahead.

The glut of couples getting married means vendors are getting booked in advance more than ever. Covid forced many vendors out of business. So with more people wanting to get married and with fewer vendors available to accommodate market demand, you simply need to plan ahead more than couples did a few short years ago. Don’t sweat it. Enjoy the process, because wedding planning can be such a joy when you don’t feel rushed.

Prepare for price increases.

Inflation is the highest it’s been since the early 1980s. Weddings have been affected just like everything else. Couples often ask recently married friends how much they paid for their 2018 and 2019 weddings. Not a good idea. Post Covid prices are easily ten to twenty percent higher, according to wedding planners around the country.

Stay loose when scheduling dates.

It’s getting harder to schedule Saturday weddings, for some of the reasons stated above. However, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays are still relatively easy to get scheduled. Something for you to keep in mind.

Cut your vendors some slack.

You’ll note that most Columbus wedding vendors are small businesses. That means they’re working their tails off to handle the surge in weddings that have come their way post-Covid. Be patient with them. Same goes for vendors!

We’ve learned an easy way to reduce stress for everyone: better planning. That’s why we offer online client planning tools to make wedding planning easier for you. Wedding planning today is different from planning in 2019. But organized couples always do better than disorganized ones.

Here’s what we recommend: check out our availability right now. We’d love to work with you, and yes, we are getting booked up. But we’ve got a big enough team to take care of our customers. Once we secure your date, start using our planning tools. Wedding planning can be a blast when you work with Columbus Pro DJs.