Due to COVID-19 outbreak, wedding industry is facing a huge downhill. After the government of India’s move to practice social isolation since 15 March 2020 all across India, there has been cancellation or postponement of weddings.
It is reported that wedding planners, caterers, hotels etc. are facing 45% to 80% marriages getting cancelled or postponed. As public gatherings between 20-50 people have been banned in many parts of the country, weddings that were scheduled in the months of April and May 2020 have already been affected. International weddings have been totally cancelled in the wake of this crisis time.
The entire situation has led to panic in the wedding industry as no one is making any calls or enquiries for booking venues, which is a possibility that there won’t be business for winter weddings as well.
With the entire supply chain being affected, every new day is being considered as a suspense or uncertain period. Many people are only adopting the wait-and-watch approach as the worst is expected due to coronavirus spread in future.
Some couples who had scheduled their weddings in March 2020 went for an intimate wedding with only 5 to 10 members of the bride and groom’s family and guests and family members wearing masks as a precautionary measure.
As July to October 2020 is not a wedding season, we can only hope things to get back to normal for the wedding industry.