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Are Wedding Bells Back And Louder Than Ever? How Increased Demand Is Impacting The Service Vendors And Couples Looking To Say ‘I Do’

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 07: Madelyn Peterson (R) and her partner Indira Carmona Muñoz (L) are married by San Francisco Mayor London Breed (C) at San Francisco City Hill on June 07, 2021 in San Francisco, California. San Francisco City Hall reopened its doors to the public for the first time in 15 months after closing for the COVID-19 pandemic. The building was open for official business and San Francisco Mayor London Breed married four couples. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Madelyn Peterson (R) and her partner Indira Carmona Muñoz (L) are married by San Francisco Mayor London Breed (C) at San Francisco City Hill on June 07, 2021 in San Francisco, California.

Couples in the U.S. are racing to the altar in a vaccination-era wedding boom that has venues and other vendors in high demand.

Couples in the U.S. are racing to the altar in a vaccination-era wedding boom that has venues and other vendors in high demand.

With restrictions on large gatherings loosening, wedding planners and others who make the magic happen said they’ve started pushing their bookings into late 2022 and early 2023. Also contributing to the rush are couples who went ahead and got hitched during stricter pandemic times with few or no guests and are now on their second go-arounds with larger groups. They’re competing for services with those who had always intended to marry this year. Today on AirTalk, we discuss the implications for those who work in the wedding industry and are trying to keep up. We want to hear from you? Do you service events and weddings in some capacity? Florist? Photographer? Caterer? Call us and tell us how you’re being impacted. Also, if you’re planning to get married, is the demand having any impact on your big day? Tell us your experience by calling 866-893-5722. 

With files from the Associated Press. Read the full story here.

Guest: 

Michelle Garibay, owner and principal planner at Michelle Garibay Events, which specializes in destination weddings and is based in Temecula

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