As Couples Tire of Postponing Weddings, Even the Groom Is Optional

Ready to finally move past the engagement stage, some have declared that their nuptials will take place this year no matter what

Photo Illustration by Chaya Howell/The Wall Street Journal, iStock

Couples are stampeding down the aisle this year, and they won’t let anything stand in their way.

After the Covid-19 pandemic prompted waves of cancellations, many couples say they are prepared to overcome whatever hurdles are thrown their way. But a historic number of people planning to say “I do” has translated into intense competition for wedding vendors and trade-offs amid high inflation. And vendors are coping with burnout as they brace for 2022’s onslaught.

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