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We’re only six months into 2021 and already Clark County, Nevada has issued more marriage licenses per month than in 2019 and 2020 combined.
Peak wedding season hasn’t even hit Las Vegas yet, but one thing is for certain – folks are ready to experience a little love once again.
This wedding boom is being felt everywhere, but even more so in the wedding capital of the world!
The biggest issue that many couples faced in 2020, planning uncertainty, is finally fading away as we get even deeper into 2021.
The wedding boom we’re experiencing now is not expected to be a short-term thing.
Venues all across the United States are seeing steep increases in bookings all the way into 2022 and 2023.
Our Cactus Collective Weddings owner, McKenzi Taylor says “I think this whole experience really taught us how to appreciate the simple things.”, and the 2021 wedding boom is proof.
How Wedding Planning Has Changed In 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed quite a bit throughout the world. Largely, it has changed how we work, shop, gather and celebrate.
There are a number of new trends emerging in 2021 in the wedding world including:
- shorter dresses
- bigger bling
- intimate micro weddings
- unique venues
- appetizers over dinners
- macarons or cupcakes
- interactive games
- miniature cakes
- scaled down receptions
- redirection of budget into the honeymoon
The days of big ceremonies, elaborate receptions and super-sized price tags are in the past.
In 2021, it’s all about keeping things scaled down and personal.
The big wedding boom we’re experiencing now is full of these intimate ceremonies where couples make the day what they want instead of what they feel they have to produce.
Another huge trend we’re seeing that is completely inspired by the covid-19 pandemic is wedding streaming.
Photographers and videographers are including streaming services that can be enjoyed by a wider selection of guests than who may be present at the wedding.
Zoom weddings complete with care packages of treats and appetizers puts a very 2021 spin on a celebration of love.
What Is Driving The Wedding Boom?
The wedding boom is being driven by a few different factors.
First and foremost, there were a record-breaking number of wedding cancellations during 2020.
💍 66% of respondents in a Brides.com survey said they did postpone a wedding during 2020.
💍 Across the United States, a LendingTree study found that 63% of engaged couples postponed a wedding last year.
💍 In the United Kingdom, 71% of engaged couples postponed their wedding.
Now that vaccines are rolling out, numbers are going down and restrictions are being lifted.
This gives those couples who had to postpone last year a chance to finally have the days they’ve been waiting so long for.
A big push in the wedding boom are these couples finally having their 2020 weddings during the year 2021.
Another factor in the surge are couples who already planned a 2021 wedding.
Couples were getting engaged in 2019 and 2020, originally planning for 2021 weddings.
No doubt thankful for the world’s opening back up, they’re bubbling with excitement to have their special day!
Lastly, 2020 really showed couples what is truly important in a relationship.
As the world together shifted priorities, couples took a deeper look at their partnerships.
What many found was that they saw another side of their partner, and this was a side they wanted to spend the rest of their lives with.
A Modern Wedding With On Trend Priorities
With a year as difficult as 2020, the wedding boom we’re experiencing is a long-awaited bright spot.
While the weddings of yesterday might have been about the pomp and circumstance, the shift we’re seeing post-pandemic is all about the love.
Our packages at Cactus Collective Weddings keep the focus on love.
In beautiful settings, our micro weddings offer unique experiences that focus on you, the couple, and your one-of-a-kind love.
For those that are looking for an elopement with a beautiful backdrop we have the Just the Two of Us Collection. This includes the couple, a minister to perform the ceremony, and a photographer to serve as your witness.
For just a few guests, there’s the Ocotillo Collection, which allows for up to 12 guests in attendance.
If you’re planning a larger or custom event, we offer additional packages to make your special day exactly as you’ve always dreamed!
Traditional venue bookings are filling up fast during the boom, but our picturesque outdoor venues are the ultimate romantic solution.
If you’re planning to take part in the wedding boom of 2021 and beyond, as well as the intimate and personal micro wedding trend, we invite you to contact us about our Cactus Collective Wedding packages today!