The pandemic has put a lot of things on hold, including weddings and events.
In 2020, many couples had to suspend their “I do” because the event venues were closed or limited.
But industry insiders say people have been looking for alternative methods like dividing reception time in half to allow for more guests.
“So they had a crew that came and enjoyed the ceremony, the reception and the dinner. And then some free time. And then they said to get out. And the next crew came in and it went really well and it was really a different experience. But I’m happy that everyone who wanted to have their wedding could still have theirs, ”said Travis Zachmann, Managing Director of Lady J’s Club & Catering Inc.
Wedding planner Renee Murrish says 2020 has really brought out the creative side of couples.
“2020 kind of started a new trend in micro-weddings. You know, we had one here at Signature Events a few weekends ago by choice. They wanted 25 guests and they had 25 guests. It was so fun and so creative, ”Murrish explained.
While many had to postpone their weddings from last year to this year, the industry is seeing people ready to make up for lost time.
“You have the ones who postponed. You know, the ones who got married last year rather quietly with just immediate family. And then this year, they’re celebrating their first anniversary for their wedding reception, ”Murrish explained.
“Almost 100% worked. The date they wanted to change everything turned out. I think it’s really broad, resilient for both brides, grooms, all the wedding parties involved so you can just change it, ”Zachmann said.
With the same staff as last year, Lady J’s Club & Catering sees its employees being in demand as they have a full program of events this year.
Both people say they’re just excited to resume event planning.