It has been a long couple of years for the wedding industry. 

Couples, families and vendors such as caterers, photographers and more had had to wait patiently for months before scrambling to re-organize dates amidst the flurry of ever changing restrictions. 

Finally, we are seeing a bounce back in BC’s wedding industry!

According to a new study by HelloSafe, wedding celebrations in the province have finally surpassed pre-COVID levels, up 2.9% in 2022 compared to 2019.

The study is based on information obtained from 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 data published on the official website of the government of British Columbia and BC Wedding and Event Industry Association. 

According to the report, weddings are up 44.5% in the first six months of 2022, compared to the same period in 2021, with January being the only month of the year where the number of marriages declined. 

June 2022 was the busiest month for weddings, with 1,330 more weddings celebrated in the province compared to the same time period in 2021.

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Victoria had the most weddings celebrated in the city in the first half of the year than any other city in BC!

490 marriages have been celebrated in 2022 so far, compared to 305 in 2021, representing a 60.7% jump. 

Vancouver is still 10% below its pre-COVID score. 

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The strong rise in wedding celebrations in 2022 already represents a $145 million increase in revenue for BC’s wedding industry, with the total revenue expected to reach $150 million before the end of the year!

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