The wedding industry of Italy was totally devastated after the country was on lockdown. This report states how couples and planners suffered from the whole wedding industry due to the coronavirus.
Its effect on the couples
The last year changed the lives of several people living in Italy and all of the industries including the wedding industry were left devastated. About 210,000 weddings were planned in Italy and about 85% of them were postponed, many of the rest remaining were canceled. The ones that were postponed still showed an uncertainty to be held soon. A couple from London had to cancel their wedding and was on the verge to lose about a million Euros that they submitted earlier to book their wedding venue in Italy. Similarly, many couples in Italy faced the same issue and protested later about the postponement of their wedding. The wedding industry of Italy lost an estimated amount of €10bn in revenues last year.
Affect on the wedding industry and wedding planners
Covid-19 already showed its effect on Italy's economy, the GDP of Italy fell by 5.4% by April 2020 and then fell by 12.4% by August 2020. When it comes to the wedding planning industry, experts said that the industry may suffer a loss of €10bn by 2020. The wedding planners in Italy and UK are still having second thoughts when they receive a booking for a destination wedding, they're concerned about the fact that a delay in the event affects both the client and a planner. The destination weddings and internationally held events usually generate several jobs across Italy each year and a huge disturbance in that affected the economy of the country too.
The present and future
Weddings held today are still facing the consequences like people can only invite a few people to their weddings, a couple having a large family can't even invite their friends and acquaintances to mark their presence in the wedding. Social distance has been maintained and couples are still hesitant to book exotic resorts and lavishing venues for their wedding ceremonies. The industry is still trying to recover from the huge loss suffered and the business is slowly coming back on track. Maybe after some time, people will regain their trust in destination weddings and planners.
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