Up to 40,000 weddings expected next year due to backlog from pandemic

The projected figure is twice what it would be in a normal year as the hospitality industry also tries to find staff to replace those who left

Farewell to pre-pandemic monster weddings: there is still a great amount of uncertainty about what restrictions might be in place for weddings over the next few months, and many are favouring smaller events. Picture: Getty

Up to 40,000 happy couples could get married next year, twice as many as would normally be the case in a typical pre-pandemic year.

According to an analysis by the Business Post, a backlog of 20,000 weddings from last year and this year could result in demand for 40,000 weddings next year, potentially creating an unprecedented situation for the country’s wedding industry.

Figures on the number of marriage ceremonies registered in the past 18 months ...