Some good news for a change! Namely, in 2022 the wedding industry will get back to its pre-pandemic levels.
According to experts, there will be about 2.6 million weddings in the US (the most since 1984), and 5% of them will be reschedules from 2021 (5%).
For comparison, in 2020, there were fewer than 1.3 million weddings in the US.
That said, about 75% of couples who got engaged in 2021 plan to get married in 2022, and about 72,000 couples will come from the City of Angels.
Most couples plan to tie the knot during the summer and fall (65%). I.e., most of the weddings in the US are to take place in October (17%), June (12%), May (11%), and September (11%), while only 2% will take place in December.
Moreover, the number of guests is expected to go up from 105 (on average) in 2021 to 129 in 2022, meaning we could see a return of bigger ceremonies, although about 65% of all weddings will most likely be micro-weddings.
The wedding industry in the US is currently worth $57.9 billion. Likewise, its overall size has declined by 6.3% per year since 2017.
Nevertheless, in 2022 there is an increase of 2.1%, compared to 2021 when the wedding industry was worth $56.7 billion, which is another indicator that this year is the year of the big comeback. Moreover, the estimations show us that, in 2022, the bridal gown market will reach $43.5 billion.