With many couples making up for lost time due to pandemic-related delays, 2022 promises to be one of the busiest years on record for weddings.

The coming year is likely to be just the beginning, with surveys showing a record number of interest and bookings will carry through into 2024. According to projections from the wedding-planning website the Knot, an estimated 2.6 million weddings will take place in the U.S. in 2022, a record high. With 2021 already facing some of this influx, rates are expected to rise to meet this increased demand.

As we enter engagement season, the phrase, “It’s never too early” has never been more true! What will all of this mean for your special day? See some of our tips below to help make your day as stress-free and smooth as possible.

Book Early

This one may seem like a no-brainer, but with venues and vendors booking up, it’s never too early to get ahead of your wedding plans. This is especially true if you have a special date in mind or are planning travel for a destination wedding. The long notice also benefits your guests who may be traveling from out of town or navigating their own scheduling snags.

Secure 2021 Rates

With the new year swiftly approaching, many rates are set to rise in response to heightened demand, pandemic-related safety procedures, and the natural increase in the cost of commodities. We too will be forced to raise our rates starting in 2022, but if you book before the end of the year, you will secure your event at our 2021 prices.

Stay Flexible

Although the outlook of 2022 is brighter than years prior, there is really no knowing exactly what lies ahead in our future. It’s important to check the contracts of vendors and venues closely when signing to know exactly what their COVID policy is before committing. If you roll with the punches and keep your guests well-informed on any changes, you’re sure to have a beautiful day to remember.

Consider All of Your Options

Venues are already experiencing capacity issues from the backlog of weddings that were on their books from the 2020 season. Many are already booking out years in advance. So while you might have your heart set on a venue, you may want to consider alternate options. With our tent selection, and lighting and draping options, we can transform any outdoor or indoor space.

Leave Some Things to the Professionals

Although it comes at an added cost, hiring an event planner will help take some weight off of the couples’ shoulders. Staying organized is half the battle when it comes to wedding planning. Having a professional to wrangle vendors, advise on contracts, and organize up to the event will help you simply enjoy your day and take some of the anxiety off your mind.

Alpine Events is here to help with all your wedding needs this coming year and for years to come. From tents and draping to tables, chairs, linens, tableware, and more, we have what you need. From now until the end of December, you can secure your spring wedding date for only 10% down and get added savings by securing your event at 2021 rates. Your event must take place prior to June 1, 2022. Get a quote or reach out to us today and lock down your dream wedding date today!